Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cheeky cyclists

This week's Hunts Post (13 August, page 13) report a story about what are described as 'cheeky cyclists' who have been triggering the busway traffic lights at the Harrison Way crossing in St Ives to change for them. These lights were intended for buses. And this has been causing delays to motorists.

Cambridgeshire County Council engineers have now altered the lights so that cyclists can no longer benefit from them. The article says 'The junction had been designed so that cyclists and pedestrians would use a traffic-light controlled crossing - a crossing that does not give priority to the detriment of traffic on Harrison Way'.


  1. The crossing takes flipping ages to change. I wonder if waving arms around approaching the lights would trigger them?

  2. Give it a try and let us know how you get on!

  3. Yesterday, on my way to Cambridge, the lights took 50 seconds to change. Coming back, they did something that's never happened to me before - they changed instantly. There was a gap in the traffic in both directions.

  4. I think it depends on the time of day. When I cross at 5:50 am they change instantly on the way home they take f'ing ages!


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