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David Chambers

There is one aspect of the design of this bridge which I find to be good for traffic using it. This bridge facilitates cyclists, wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs. I will say that it can be such a pain-in-the-arse lugging a bike up a flight of steps and I’m sure parents will say the same about pushchairs. However the spiral “sliproad” approaches also act as a traffic calming measure by preventing children from charging across it and knocking down any pedestrians. It also makes good use of land on either side of the line. My only qualm is that it should be wide enough to have two lanes, one for pedestrian traffic and another for cyclists, the latter surfaced with a red material. It can be said that the beauty of this bridge is its simplicity. It is far superior to the crap that preceded it.

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