I went out for a route inspection ride today, covering Route 30 (and a bit of Route 13) between Thetford and Weeting. There were a few issues with signing to address, and some new council works on a cycle path to report.
First of all, the council have provided some improvements to the cycle path between the C622 and Woodcock Rise at the eastern end of Brandon. Dropped curbs has been installed at both ends, and additional permanent signing has been provided.
The signing leaves something to be desired though. At the southern end the sign at the entrance is end-on to oncoming cyclists. At the northern end a new pole has been provided to hold a sign, when there’s a suitable lamp post that would have done a couple of metres in. There are also two “Cyclists Dismount” signs with rather odd locations and orientations — travelling north there’s one a couple of metres from the end of the route, and travelling south there’s one about half-way along.
In Brandon, I fixed a contraflow cycling sign that had been turned around at the junction of Gashouse Drove and White Hart Lane, and replaced a missing sign at the other end of White Hart Lane.
In Weeting, at the junction of the Peppers Close and Brandon Road, I replaced an old temporary sign and added a custom “Use Cycle Path” arrow, to help prevent cyclists from needlessly turning right on to the main road. Finally back in Thetford, a “Cyclists Dismount” sign at the top of King Street needed re-orientating (again).