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Photo #164846

[Image taken 2.3.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. This triangle is cluttered. It has bus stops along the Rougier Street side, with shelters and bus stop signs. There's a new info 'totem' (located too close to the cycle racks see: #167034) plus the original info 'obelisk', a black cabinet, street signage, and other boxes perhaps to do with parking or the buses. The short side of the triangle is Tanner Row. It has an advisory contraflow cycle lane (from Rougier Street to North Street). The word 'police' is still discernible next to a parking space marked out on the 'traffic' side of that street close to the junction with Rougier Street (see: #165871). There are very well used cycle racks here (see #164847) though at least one is unusable due to being too close to another piece of street furniture (see: #167035). And now also bays for the Tier e-scooters (see #164735). Getting to and from the cycle racks was always an issue. There's no drop kerb or access from Rougier Street. There's no drop kerb close or parallel to the racks from Tanner Row. If you use the drop kerb at the corner of Rougier Street and Tanner Row it's a very tight turn from Rougier Street and there's a sign post immediately before it. You also run the risk of being rear ended on either street when you stop or slow. If you bump your cycle down (people with mobility or health issues may not be able to do this) from the racks onto Tanner Row you can find yourself in conflict with a driver see: #167294) many of whom do not seem to have seen the signs on North Street advising of the contraflow cycle lane (see: #165815), or don't care about the safety of people on cycles. If you were facing downhill or wrestling a heavier larger cycle (such as a Winther Cargoo: #167039), perhaps with a dependant or person you care for, onboard, you might not notice people on cycles coming from Rougier Street... In short, access to and exiting from the racks has always been fraught and for some people with mobility issues (see: #167774), or a heavy or wider, longer cycle, difficult, painful or impossible. (For a series of images illustrating the issues of exiting and the turning space requirements of a cargo/heavy cycle at this location see: #167286.) The addition of the Tier e-scooters has exacerbated the issues... The bays are too close to the Sheffields (see #164854) for someone to 'easily' manoeuvre a cycle into them in situ (ie on the triangle), and to get them out this way too (see #165819). You need to be able to lift your cycle and more than once to get it into a position to be able to wheel it away. 
The scooter bays also completely block access to one side of the information totem (see: #166526).
The scooter bays closest to the Sheffields urgently need to be relocated.
I would also like to see a drop kerb that runs the extent of the racks on Tanner Row. This would also provide an escape option for when: a) there are vehicles parked or stopping to deliver, and b) drivers heading up Tanner Row to Rougier Street move into the advisory cycle lane to avoid them or simply use all of the space. See also: #164847, #164848, #164849, #164850, #164851, #164852, #164853, #164854, (Driver avoiding loading taking place on left, using the contraflow cycle lane blocking the entry to it): #167033

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