The following images show the current situation at places along the Derwent Valley where, until the Derwent Valley Cycleway is in place, cyclists are forced to experience inadequate or dangerous traffic situations.
The A61 Sir Frank Whittle Way leading from Derby to Little Eaton has the narrow footpath alongside the high speed road designated as National Cycle Route 54. The pictures demonstrate how the path is too narrow to pass pedestrians or other cyclists and also shows the high speed, heavy, traffic passing within inches of users of the route.
Through Duffield the only route for cyclists is on the A6 which is a major road and bus route. The picture shows the lack of room for a cyclist on the road. In the centre of Duffield there is kerbside parking which further reduces the space for cyclists.
The A6 through Belper is also very narrow and provides inadequate space for the (sometimes heavy) traffic and cyclists on the road.