Cycling Embassy of Great Britain)
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Good Cycling Facility of the Week: 14th March 2019
Two-way, or bi-directional, cycleways have some disadvantages, particularly at junctions, where people crossing the cycleway have to deal with movements from two directions, rather than one. That makes it especially important to
• make it clear that the cycleway runs in two directions
• to slow motor traffic before it crosses the cycleway
• to make it absolutely clear that cycle traffic has priority
This is achieved with this (new) section of cycleway in the Dutch city of Delft. In particular there is a large waiting area for motor traffic off the main carriageway, built up on a ramp, meaning drivers are slowed and also have space and time to asses the cycleway before crossing. Both people walking and cycling have clear priority over motor traffic.
See this location on Google Streetview