You can move around with your keyboard
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
Press space again to adjust the location
Start new report here Reposition report here
Back to all reports

Unnecessarily dangerous road layout

Reported via iOS in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:30, Fri 13 January 2023

Sent to Cardiff Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4123515.

This junction is a disaster waiting to happen. Approaching the junction on Fitzalan Rd from Knox Road NCP, you arrive at a cluster of driving hazards. First of all is a Zebra Crossing on a Speed Bump. Once you cross this, there is room for just a single car to stop to assess entering the junction.

Here is the major problem. As a driver, you are met with a clearly divided roadway with the traffic you are joining coming from your right. You see a bus lane with bus stops and a lane of traffic to your right. Your attention is naturally in that area, looking for a gap in the traffic coming from that direction. If a bus is stopped in the bus stop/lane, your view of oncoming traffic is now obstructed. This makes for a situation that requires concentration in that direction.

All the while this is happening, immediately in front of you is a DUAL DIRECTION Bike Lane. This means, you are required to look for cyclists coming from the same direction as road traffic, but also the OPPOSITE direction. Going against the flow of traffic for this split carriageway. You are expected to have eyes in the back of your head whilst you look at traffic to your Right; to see cyclists coming from your Left. The view left is also obstructed by railings.

It also appears that the signposting for this layout is incorrect as of October 2022 when the Google Maps images attached were taken. The sign indicates that the bus and cycle lane is only coming from one direction. I cannot recall if this is present or not.

As a driver, you are expect to navigate a: -Speed bump -Zebra Crossing -Cycle Lane from your Right -Cycle Lane from your Left -Bus lane from your Right -Road traffic from your Right -With an Obscured view of traffic Right (Busses stopped) -And an Obscured view of cyclists Left (Railings)

All within about 20 meters.

This has the potential for a cyclist to be travelling Eastbound, to be hit by a driver exiting Fitzalan Rd, throwing the cyclist into an oncoming Westbound Car, or worse, a Bus.

Something needs to be done to make this situation less difficult for drivers coming from Fitzalan Rd before somebody is seriously injured.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.

Provide an update

Please note that updates are not sent to the council. Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Next: Tell us about you

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?