These maze markings are driving motorists round the twist

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These maze markings are driving motorists round the twist: Residents slam scheme to encourage walking and cycling and predict 'confusing' layouts will cause an accident​

Daily Mail
Liz Hull
1st April 2021

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It was designed to get road users on their bikes – but this bizarre junction has simply made drivers’ heads spin.

The maze-like markings were added by a council as part of a £3.2million scheme to encourage walking and cycling.

The idea is for drivers and cyclists to slow down or stop before reaching the ‘no-priority’ junction.

They must then work out how to cross – as there is no right of way.

But motorists in Birkenhead, Merseyside, say it is an accident waiting to happen, with some using the system as a roundabout and others simply crossing it.

One posted online: ‘I had a near-miss. I went around and someone behind went straight across – so confusing.’

Wirral Council was unable to explain the thinking behind the spiral markings yesterday.

A spokesman said they ‘operate on the basis of all users reducing speed or stopping in order to negotiate the junction safely’.

Pavements have been widened, new walking and cycling routes installed and 130 trees planted as part of the scheme, which aims to give the area a greener, ‘European square’ feel.

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Blackleaf

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Good way to get into a head on.

Not when everybody is driving on the same side of the road as you, you idiot. Vehicles drive on the left here.

There are less deaths on British roads than almost any country in the world, just like there are less murders and shootings here than almost any country in the world.

Despite being much more sparsely populated than the UK, there are 12.4 road deaths per 100,000 per year in the United States and 5.8 per 100,000 per year in Canada compared to 2.9 per 100,000 per year in Britain. Canada, with its much smaller population that is vastly more spread out, has twice the road deaths per year than Britain has.
 

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Not when everybody is driving on the same side of the road as you, you idiot. Vehicles drive on the left here.

There are less deaths on British roads than almost any country in the world, just like there are less murders and shootings here than almost any country in the world.

Despite being much more sparsely populated than the UK, there are 12.4 road deaths per 100,000 per year in the United States and 5.8 per 100,000 per year in Canada compared to 2.9 per 100,000 per year in Britain. Canada, with its much smaller population that is vastly more spread out, has twice the road deaths per year than Britain has.
To make that even remotely relevant we would to know at least the total number of miles driven. Or number of licensed vehicles.