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Photo #192697

[Newer image, better practice, from 29.8.23: #197071]

[Image taken 5.4.23] Burton Stone Lane (looking south), York. This temporary sign reduces the pavement width to around 40cm. When I went through earlier today it was flat on the pavement. This made it a trip hazard and meant it was not doing its job. There is a nearby pole it could be mounted on which would leave the pavement clear for pedestrians, mobility and wheelchair users, others with walking aids/assistance dogs and people with buggies and/or accompanying children. [NOTE: On 14.4.23 CYC responded: "Unfortunately we are legally required to use signage of a certain size and are unable to put those onto other street furniture and so, in the circumstances of this location, the sign had to be located on the path. The opposite footpath was still available."] There are no formal crossings at this end of Burton Stone Lane. (There's just one zebra lit crossing close to the other end #176419) The few 'dropped kerbs' are 'cross overs' ie access points to car parks/properties for road users not crossing help for people who use pavements. And they don't appear in pairs so even if you could use the dropped kerb the other side of this sign you would be in the carriageway for a few metres while walking/wheelchairing/mobility scooting to the next one on this or the other side. I ran out of energy to query signs - where is this referring to? Reads as if it's actually aimed at train drivers not road users. I doubt I am the only person who did not understand it. (Other example of nonsensical sign here: #189401) So not only is this sign an obstruction and a hazard but it's useless clutter because it's not doing the job it was intended for. Other image here today: #192698. Other image today and links: #192695.

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