A CHESTER cyclist has expressed anger over a stretch of roadworks which means he has to run the risk against the traffic lights system.
A temporary traffic lights system has been installed on roadworks on Hermitage Road, Saughall, with traffic reduced to single file.
But Saughall resident Mike Johnson, who frequently cycles along the road to get to the gym, said the system does not give him enough time to safely travel from one end of the roadworks to the other.
He said: “I am quite a quick cyclist, but I can’t go through them without the light on the other side turning green.
“The big problem is there is no footpath along there, just a blackthorn hedge, so if a car decides to come the other way before I get out there is nowhere for me to go.
“There was one oncoming van driver who yelled why I went through on a red light, but it was green when I cycled past it.
“I called the council about it on Saturday on their out-of-hours service but was told it was not an emergency matter, then I rang on Tuesday but was told the person who could call the contractors was not around until the end of the week.
“I thought this is supposed to be a cycling city, but nothing has been done about this 96 hours after I reported it.”
A spokeswoman for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “We would like to thank Mr Johnson for bringing this to our attention.
“We will be sending out a highways officer to check that the traffic lights are complying with the regulations.”
The North West Network roadworks are expected to be completed by April 11.