4.2 Spott Roundabout on A1
The pedestrian crossing of the A1 at the Spott Roundabout is located on the northbound side of the roundabout. It is a direct crossing with a bitmac surface, but there is little feeling of security for the user, particularly when standing on the central reservation. There are no traffic barriers to protect pedestrians. The cable barrier on the central reservation terminates 10 to 20m further away from the roundabout.
Requests have been put to Transport Scotland to create a staggered crossing to comply with the [Scottish Government’s] Cycling by Design specification. The relevant parts are Section 188.8.131.52 Crossing an All-Purpose Dual Carriageway, and Figure 7.5 giving a layout.
In addition, Transport Scotland have been requested to install traffic barriers, particularly on the central reservation.