Members of the Campaign have highlighted dangers for cyclists pedalling across the Old Dee Bridge to and from Handbridge. Because of the way the sensors are fitted and the length of the span that has to be crossed there have occasionally been conflicts between cyclists crossing the bridge meeting cars which have set off on green traffic lights from the other direction.
Often this results in angry exchanges of words, horn sounding and occasionally intimidation, despite the fact that the cyclists had started their crossing on green. By the time the bridge was crossed the other set of lights had changed.
Communications with various parts of CWaC Highways department have brought to light that the nub of the problem is to do with Heritage England not allowing additional sensors to be fitted onto the historic structure. These would detect the passage of cyclists as they cross the bridge and could control/delay the traffic signals.
Whilst understanding the view of Heritage England, the Campaign continues to press for improvements to the safety of the bridge crossing by various means.