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Gallery: CTC/Cyclenation leisurely ride round Manchester

Tour of good and bad cycling facilities around Manchester, following the CTC/Cyclenation conference, 31st May 2009.

This gallery was created on Monday, 1st June 2009

Cycle lane separated from the main traffic lane by hashing

Cycle lane separated from the main traffic lane by hashing

On-road cycling in Manchester

Shared Space area in Manchester

Advert for New Islington, Manchester, in a Shared Space area

Building in New Islington, Manchester

Pleasant route through the New Islington development, Manchester

Canal route in Manchester

Canal route in Manchester

BMX area

Entrance to stadium

Exit from stadium

Cycle parking at the stadium

Cycle parking at the stadium

Approaching the B of the Bang sculpture

B of the Bang sculpture, being decommissioned

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Cycle parking at the entrance to Manchester City Football Club

The two white lines on this path show the wheelchair rest area, where the slope is evened out for a metre or two.

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Pinch point; there is a space left to the right where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

Well intentioned but useless cycle parking. The picture demonstrates how insecure this is. Totally unsuitable for leaving bikes overnight in what is a new residential development.

Well intentioned but useless cycle parking. The picture demonstrates how insecure this is. Totally unsuitable for leaving bikes overnight in what is a new residential development.

Canal path

Canal path

This sign should really read 'Cyclists give way to walkers'

Pinch point; there is a space left to the left where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

Cycle signage to Gorton

New canal infrastructure at the reservoir

View of the cemetary from the cycle path

Elaborate pinchpoint to stop motorbikes. Probably a necessary evil.

NCN route

NCN route

NCN route signage. (NB the pole is actually straight; this photographic effect is due to the camera being moved while being taken.)

NCN route under a bridge

NCN route

Historical bridge on NCN route

Historical bridge on NCN route

New entrance to enable schoolchildren to cycle safety

Cycleway join to housing area

NCN route

NCN route going under a bridge

NCN route

NCN route

NCN route, segregated section near a supermarket

NCN route, segregated section near a supermarket

Road near crossing

Bridge into a housing estate with underpass

Contraflow leading to a toucan crossing

Contraflow at a toucan crossing. Road marking could be improved slightly to put the arrow further to the right in this picture.

Toucan crossing

On-road cycle lane

Cycle lane across a junction

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Motorist parked in a hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic.

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Merges back onto the road height, maintaining priority over sideroads (unlike pavement-style provision).

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Merges back onto the road height, maintaining priority over sideroads (unlike pavement-style provision).

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Close up of detail of this particular solution. The raised height may not be the best solution for this kind of provision.

Interesting but apparently controversial road layout, where a bus zone on the left half of the road takes up most of the space, and all other traffic, including cycles goes to the right. Cyclists have a choice whether to go through the b ... [more]

Interesting but apparently controversial road layout, where a bus zone on the left half of the road takes up most of the space, and all other traffic, including cycles goes to the right. Cyclists have a choice whether to go through the b ... [more]

See previous pictures #17222 and #17223. This is the continuation of the cycle lane. Notice how much road space has been given to non-car transport.

Detail of slightly raised hybrid cycle lane continued from photo #17223. Seems to use a solid white line, so presumably is formally a MCL, as well as no park signs (not that space for unloading would be useful in this location).

Merge of cycle lane at crossing.

Merge onto slightly raised hybrid cycle lane

Merge from hybrid cycle lane back onto the road (in distance). Not quite clear why it needs to narrow.

End of hybrid cycle lane - merges back to road height gracefully.

Parking bay provided on other side of hybrid cycle lane. (Potential dooring zone issue but the cycle lane is wide.)

Hybrid cycle lane - cycle lane continues across junction, maintaining priority over sideroads.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Another convert to the Bickerton Classic

St Mark's Square, Manchester

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