Slingsby Walk, Harrogate
Slingsby Walk, Harrogate

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Routes in Stray ward

Cycle routes in this ward:

  • South Drive/St James’s Drive/Stray Rein, from the A61 St Georges roundabout to York Place/South Park Road
  • Slingsby Walk
  • Oatlands Drive (important for St Aidan’s and St John Fisher schools)

5 thoughts on “Stray

  • February 25, 2020 at 4:04 pm
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    Why are cars given priority at the traffic lights at the Empress roundabout? I walk across the Stray into town and I regularly have to wait 30 seconds for a red light. That’s a frustrating time to wait (often in the wind, rain, wet), when I have been striding out (healthily) across the Stray. Stop! Ah, make way for the car! So, on I go with my journey, to the next traffic light crossing. Ah yes, that’s the Conservative HQ. Not long to wait there.

    • February 25, 2020 at 5:39 pm
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      I agree and I think in Harrogate generally people on foot are asked to wait too long at pedestrian crossings. There’s no reason why lights shouldn’t change straight away for pedestrians (unless someone has just crossed).

  • February 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    I walked into town today, stood at Empress roundabout at the lights. I waited on this exposed corner, for 30 seconds, in the wind and sleet with cars spraying me with water. Another reason why these lights should be pedestrian focussed. I continued my walk into town and crossing a road coming from the left, was abused by a driver coming towards me, who wanted to turn right. Despite my having the right of way, I got two-fingered abuse.

  • May 12, 2020 at 9:04 am
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    Please see this comment about cycling on Wetherby Road via the HDCA Facebook page:
    https://harrogatecycleaction.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wetherby-road-comment.png
    It says that Wetherby Road is important for school and the hospital but the pavement is narrow with lots of side roads so pavement cycling is not practical. Riding on the road with a child, when there are lots of big lorries and buses, isn’t safe, and it’s hard to find a break in the traffic to move to the centre of the road to turn right.

  • May 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm
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    Where Slingsby Walk meets Stray Rein, it’s ‘no cycling’ straight ahead, so you have to go left (St James’s Drive) or right (Stray Rein) – but you may not want to.

    It makes sense to have a ‘straight on’ option. There’s an unused bridge over the railway a short distance up Stray Rein. Make a path for bikes over the railway bridge and across the Stray to the Prince of Wales roundabout.

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