September 1, 2014:
Picture this: You’re using the old road to cycle out of Sligo town to avoid the parallel new N4 route which has faster and more motor traffic. Then — as you’re cycling straight on — you’re diverted into the four-lane roundabout exit at the Carraroe Retail Park: The right-angle turn onto the crossing point means that you are made come to a full stop, and you’re left to cross the four lanes with a central-island which does not look wide enough for a singe bicycle.
Roundabout designed for speed for motor traffic. No raised crossing. Not even crossing markings across the roadway or warning signs for motorists.
Just beyond the retail park, there’s a ton of houses within a 4km distance from the centre of the town. An easy cycling distance, made uneasy and inconvenient by bad design.
Location: Carraroe Retail Park, Sligo
Local body/authority: Sligo Borough Council / Sligo County Council
Street View: Currently shows same design before red colouring added
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