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[Image taken 10.6.21] North Street, York junction with Bridge Street and Micklegate. It's part of route NCN65, it's got 'early greens' for cyclists on this side of the junction and on the opposite side - Skeldergate. It passes the rail station, it goes alongside the river, there are two attractive church buildings, it's around 100m from the pedestrianised shopping area. But it's basically a service road with lots of entrances to/exits from car parking - in a car park, in a multi-storey. Yet there's a real chance a further hotel could be built here. No matter it claims to offer no car parking spaces to guests there will be deliveries, taxis/Ubers picking up/dropping off and perhaps some spaces for staff to park. More journeys in motor vehicles of any kind would make this important link for people on cycles (of all ages and levels of experience) even less attractive. The surface is damaged for most of the length too. This was the worst I've seen the advisory cycle lane blocked. (Two vehicles is 'normal'.) Drivers heading in the direction of the black car in shot move into the oncoming lane to pass vehicles parked on the left (car club, police vehicles...) Most do not slow down if there is someone on a cycle coming towards them or wait till it is safe to pass. Other issues here: not enough cycle parking and what there is. is too close to the road see: #168483 and links. Other city centre locations that could be much more attractive, for example with pocket parks, parklets and seating: Exhibition Square: #160855, Rougier Street: #164846

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