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The resurfacing of the path from the Forth & Clyde Canal to Netherton Road, down the side of the David Lloyd Club only lasts a few metres, but it at least eliminates the step between the existing asphalt and the rest of the path.

It's great that the path from Netherton Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has been widened and resurfaced, but those bollards are just in the way at the point of a blind corner. Put them at the road end of the path where they would be ... [more]

The ramp up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from Lochburn Road has been made wider and resurfaced.

Bad tree root damage to the path down from Campbell Street to the Stockingfield Bridge. While not ever going to be a main access route, it is still one that will be used by local people and this damage should have been addressed.

@scottishcanals the approach to the canal at Stockingfield is blocked by a car https://t.co/YGzt9A4nhx

Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned pre ... [more]

A footway has been formed using posts and blocks, leading to the narrow asphalt strip to Strathtay Avenue. See also #172687.

Access to NCN route from Sun Street difficult with my bike, a different type of bike could be impossible.

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Access obstructed for most people let alone at a supermarket which means people will have likely have some or all of: trolleys, bags, dependants, walking ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The obstructions and the extent of the obstructions. Other images here today: #182295 and links.

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Access to/from the cycle parking and the child-adult car parking to the entrance/exit of the discounter is obstructed. Access to/from the cycle parking a ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] All but one of the car parking spaces are full. No access to/from the cycle parking. The gaps between the parked vehicles are too narrow to use (see: #18 ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #182126. Other images cycle parking access issues here: #181645, #182122. Other images, other issues elsewhere today and links: #182070.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. There's quite a lot (likely enough) room for someone with a longer, wider, heavier, cycle and/or one with a trailer to ma ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. Is this the intended cycle up access route? Again, you have to know there is cycle parking (a 'flag' - #166553 - would be ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. I can see what I know to be Sheffield racks/cycle parking but the bollards, the bin and the trolley (see also: #182126, # ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. Context: #181645, # 182122. Has the planter been put in to keep access to the cycle parking clear? It’s a nice idea as it softens the appearance of the car park but it doesn't guarantee ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #181645. I can’t think of a retail outlet that signposts at the entrance(s) that it has cycle parking, or where it is, even, when there ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Why did no-one in planning query how people would get to them? From the road? 1. Just beyond that furthest Sheffield (hoop) there are steps. 2. There is the (visible in the image) ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Document FB1840BDE077442950E9B4DBBCEF6B87/pdf/17_02056_FULM-PROPOSED_SITE-PLAN-1914514.pdf on the York Planning Portal shows provision for "Visitor cycles [3]" at this location. I ... [more]

[Image showing issues of access: #182295 and links.] [Image taken 11.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other image here today: #181648. The racks, the users and any pedestrians walking from the car park u ... [more]

[UPDATE: Newer images: #182122 and links] [UPDATE: 19.4.22 Today, just 8 days, including a weekend and two Bank Holidays, after emailing Wickes, I received a reply: "Hello, My Name is Chris Doyle, I am a Regional Director for Wickes and Yor ... [more]

[Image taken 11.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The bollards are perhaps intended to protect the entrance to this branch of Wickes (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) from vehicle movements. However, t ... [more]

The path from the Forth & Clyde Canal footbridge at Old Farm Road over to Netherton Road is in a very poor condition (still). What doesn't show up in the photograph is the step between the asphalt surface and the washed-out unsealed path.

This access to a housing development is controlled with a gate requiring a security code.

[Image taken 23.2.22] Looking towards Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park end of Millennium Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The flooding caused by storms has overrun the route to/from the bridge. The route is/was due to be ... [more]

[Image taken 19.1.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This is the access to/from the supermarket for cyclists, peds, mobility scooters and wheelchair users. But if - as is not uncommon - all the parent and ch ... [more]

[Image taken 19.1.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Sheffield racks. Under cover. Well lit. But not easy to find or to access - there is family car parking along the entire cycle parking area - see also: # ... [more]

Slalom barrier by new development on Arthur's Rein.

Bins occuping the footway at night.

Ramp to Manse Road, Bowling.

Off-ramp to Manse Road in Bowling.

The entrance to the NCN7 Loch Lomond cycle path at Hayburn Street.

No access to Blantyre Street from the Old Dumbarton Road cycleway, due to a continuous kerb opposite the junction. While it will probably only affect those wanting access to Blantyre Street itself, i.e. residents, access could have and shou ... [more]

A-Frame at entrance to Wyke Beck Woods.

[Image taken 23.10.21] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. This was my approach route. But how to reach the cycle parking? Or even find out where is it? (And as for finding your way on a cycle out of any of the car parks here and back to th ... [more]

[Image taken 23.10.21] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #175245 and links.

[Image taken 23.10.21] Asda, York. Saturday of a half term and it seemed Monks Cross was the place, the only place, to go... There was also a match on at the LNER stadium nearby. The racks at Asda were nearly full and getting to them was a ... [more]

[Image taken 17.10.21] Nuffield Hospital, Haxby Road, York. There is room for the trike (or other wider cycle or a group of cycles sharing a lock/locks) only on the end of the run of Sheffields (racks). There is insufficient space between t ... [more]

Although the former steps connecting Milton Mains Road and Glenhead Road to the Great Western Road shared footway have been replaced by a ramp (as seen in #107326), at the other end the nearest dropped kerb (just out of the picture) assumes ... [more]

The narrow path to Inchfad Drive does not have a dropped kerb at the Kendoon Avenue end, even though it should be a recognised crossing point from another path directly across the road.

No change to the barrier at the Kelvindale access to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

The old sign in #48310 which had faded out has been replaced, but the new one still does not explain who to phone or what needs permission to cross. The road forms an access to the Forth & Clyde Canal for the general public, so is not pr ... [more]

A new NCN7 cycle access point at the Beith Street/Rosevale Street roundabout. There is a pedestrian access over to the right, and whether this is the best point on the roundabout for a cycle access I'm not sure, since no-one will approach f ... [more]

A new cycle access point to the NCN7 path at the Beith Street/Rosevale Street roundabout, but nothing done to rectify the adjacent tree root damage.

Tree root damage left unattended to when work has been done to install a new access point at the roundabout.

The canal path access next to the Centre81 community centre is now opened. There are steps and a hair-pin bend ramp. The community centre also has some cycle parking.

The lack of a connection from James Watt Street to the riverside NCN75 path and the Tradeston Bridge (visible background left) continues to make this a difficult place to cycle. A gap through the kerb and railing on the far side of the junc ... [more]

The Nicholson Street cycle track has lost its signs, has faded markings, and is being used for car and van parking, and is being illegally driven through. Just next to the Sheriff Court! The link was put in to provide a safe link between ... [more]

The West Street access point to the Forth & Clyde Canal could use a dropped kerb.

A new canal towpath access point has been created at the Centre81 community centre in Whitecrook. UPDATE: Now open.

A new steps and ramp access to the canal towpath is being built at the Centre81 community centre in Whitecrook. The towpath here has been resurfaced over a short distance.

Parking without blocking access to front doors.

Parking without blocking access to front doors.

Parking without blocking access to front doors.

The Titan Crane in Clydebank, and access to the new riverside path to the right.

A dropped kerb is still required at both ends of the path connecting the Clydebank Business Park and Singer Road.

The underpass in #170471 does see some usage for getting between NCN7 and the Scotstoun Conservation Area, since the route gives safe access to Earlbank Avenue.

Again I forgot to approach this gate on the footway, since there is no dropped kerb to assist with getting around it from the carriageway. Update 2022: See #188011 where dropped kerbs have been provided.

A raised crossing at this side access point, but not quite a continuous footway/cycleway.

The path connecting Cogan Street and Shawbridge Street has been laid out for pedestrian use only, but provides a route to and from the retail park that avoids Nether Auldhouse Road, so would be useful for cycling too. Although there is a ... [more]

A cycle link between Milngavie Road and Macfarlane Road. Each bollard displays a different sign.

[Image taken 29.10.18] The Marygate end of the original Scarborough Bridge, York. The steps were steep, the angles tight, the sightlines non-existent. See also: #169479 and links.

[Image taken 29.10.18] Marygate car park side access to the original Scarborough Bridge, York. The wheeling ramp was so steep and close to the wall it was sometimes easier not to use it. See also: #169479 and links

[Image taken 29.10.18] Access to the original Scarborough Bridge, York, via steps with wheeling ramp from the Marygate car park side. There were tight angles and dark corners. See also: #169479 and links

[Image taken 29.10.18] Access to the original Scarborough Bridge, York, was via steps from the riverside. There were ramps for cycles. They were not easy to use. This adult is partly pushing, partly carrying the child’s cycle up the ramp ... [more]

[Image taken 29.10.18] Access to the original Scarborough Bridge, York, was via steps with a wheeling ramp (right in image) from the riverside. This is the rail station side. See also parent and child pushing bike up the ramp: #169481, brid ... [more]

It would be useful for east-west journeys to have a proper connection between Hawthorn Street and Campsie Street (which leads to Wallacewell Road). But at present, the most direct connection is a gravel path between the footways of Atlas Ro ... [more]

Although the main towpath has been resurfaced, nothing has been done about the poor connection from the towpath to the path to Vaila Street. In addition to local access, this is important for making connections between the canal and Summers ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. Once in, you have to get out again. (See: #165819 and #165820.) In the interim, what had been empty spaces could have filled up. And the shape or dimensions of the new or ... [more]

wheeled in - there is an insufficient turning circle to bring the rear wheel in. The cycle will have to be lifted or dragged. Even if possible, for some people - including this resident - such manoeuvring is painful and can have consequence ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. Note the cycle is nearly jackknifing and that the person is struggling to keep it upright. Had she had more weight onboard - shopping, child seat, a child, the cycle might ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. This York resident has an e-bike. She uses it for leisure, utility and fitness. However, it is also a mobility aid. She rides with a family member who also has a health ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor, York. The width of this shared use path is woefully inadequate: 135cm at its widest, 85cm at its narrowest. It is also unattractive looking - it's not obvious what protection it offers for ... [more]

Gated path between Allander Street and Tannock Street. The path surface is whindust, with a liberal coating of glass.

Lack of proper access between Blackburn Street and Paisley Road West. A line of poorly laid paving slabs links the path outside the houses to the footway on Paisley Road West. A proper connected network would be aided by a better path here.

[Image taken 21.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, the hire scooter bays block access to the information totem. For all related issues and images see: #164846

Van parking obstructing the dropped kerb for the path connecting Plean Street to the NCN7 cycle path. The bollard is largely superfluous, given the width of the opening.

[Image taken 21.3.21] Tanner Row direction of Station Rise, York. The proposed diversion during the replacement of the floodgates (see: #165865) under Lendal Bridge includes the right turn from Tanner Row through this cluttered area. It's ... [more]

Access to the path to the Temple Walkway hindered by a kerb at the foot of a ramp.

[Image taken 3.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, there are parked vehicles. This reduces the width of the carriageway and means drivers use the advisory contraflow cycle lane often even when there is a person on ... [more]

Access to new development

The 'No Entry' ahead on Woodside Crescent could have 'except cycles' added to permit cycle access to the Charing Cross footbridge. Plenty of space.

Mock-up of a idea to improve access to the footway cycle parking. Motor vehicles often park right up or overhang the buildout and this creates problems of access to our front door as these other photos show: #6501 and #106944. The ram ... [more]

Someone using Lochburn Road to gain access to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath towards Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch. The car driver made a sharp stop. Construction work has now started on a new bridge across the canal at Stockingfield Junc ... [more]

The canal path branching off from the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road. Work has just commenced on building a new bridge at Stockingfield canal junction, which will remove the need to go down to Lochburn Road to cross the cana ... [more]

Bad tree root damage to the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road, and no access from Sandbank Drive where there is also a flytipping problem.

Despite the council providing cycle signage at the canal access path at Campbell Street, the nearest dropped kerb is someone's driveway.

A kerb to bump on the way from the Forth & Clyde Canal path access to the toucan crossing across Maryhill Road and path up towards Duncruin Street.

The Great Western Road pop-up cycle lane at the turn-off for the canal path. Since the cycle lane stops at Lincoln Avenue, this is where many will leave it for the longer route to town along the canal path. The sign is obscured by tree bran ... [more]

The ramp at Glendinning Road is still steep and poorly surfaced. There's plenty of room here for a decent ramp to be built.

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