The new Derby Inner Ring Road (Connecting Derby) is proving to be advantageous to cyclists giving us more options for safe cycling in the City, with generously proportioned cycle paths alongside the highway. Close liaison between Derby Cycling Group and the City Council was an important factor in the planning of these facilities.
Most junctions have Toucan crossings and there are some traffic lights which are triggered by a bike on it’s approach.
You may have to wait a minute or two, but you will get a green light to proceed whilst other traffic is held at red.
Try the one in the bus lane approaching Curzon Street from Uttoxeter Road.
Also a new webcam has been set up in Celtic House high above Stafford Street and this is useful to check the traffic situation before you venture out on your bike. It faces West looking towards Mickleover on the horizon and you can see the new roundabout at the Uttoxeter Road/ Stafford Street/ Curzon Street/ Mercian Way junction.
The webcam has been kindly provided by the Smith Partnership who have offices in Celtic House.
The link to the webcam is here
Let us know if you are aware of any other webcams which are of interest to cyclists in Derby.