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Find helpful tips and advice for active travel in Warwickshire:

  • New priority crossings
  • Packing a travel bag

How to: Priority crossings

A priority crossing for pedestrians and cyclists has been installed as part of the new cycle route along the A452 Kenilworth Road in Leamington Spa.

The works involved construction of a road hump on Cloister Crofts with give-way markings for drivers. A contrasting surface on the road hump will make the crossing more visible for drivers and help to separate the cycle track section from the footway, whilst providing a continuous and level route for walking, wheeling, and cycling. The road hump will support lower vehicle speeds into and out of Cloister Crofts, making the junction safer for all.

The priority crossing supports recent changes in the Highway Code. This includes:

Rule H2: At a junction you should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning.

Rule H3: You should not cut across cyclists, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles going ahead when you are turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane, just as you would not turn across the path of another motor vehicle. This applies whether they are using a cycle lane, a cycle track, or riding ahead on the road and you should give way to them.

Watch the following video for more information on priority crossings:

An illustration of a priority crossing - with text encouraging drivers to slow down on approach, check and stop to allow people walking, wheeling and cycling to pass before proceeding.


How to: Packing a bag to travel actively

Watch the following video to find out how to put together a bag for all your cycling and active travel needs.

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