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[UPDATE 29.7.22. I asked: "Have you changed the operating model? Have you changed the rental rates? Have you changed the geo-fencing?" Response from Tier; "Yes, CYC passed the decision to permit TIER e-bikes to be parked at cycle racks acro ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The racks are full. The bollards make it difficult to get to/from them. The spacing between the supports/securing bars is too narr ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The racks are full. These are under cover. A staff member told me he believed there is no cycle parking for staff - they share the ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The racks are full. The bollards make it difficult to get to/from them. The parked vehicles obstruct access from that side. The ra ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] A parked vehicle and bollards obstruct access to the Sheffield racks. All images here today: #184983.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] A parked vehicle and bollards obstruct access to the Sheffield racks. The ‘wheelbenders’ on the right are unprotected from veh ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. The location of the Sheffield racks closest to the entrance are this side of the trolley park. There are no dropped kerbs so everyone has to bump/heave their cycle up/down to rea ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Jockey Lane/Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. I've learned over the years that just because I don't see something in use doesn't mean it's not used. But who would use the racks at this, far end, of Aldi? Yes, the ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Just outside the Leeds platform, Harrogate rail station, Off East Parade, Harrogate. Context: #184954.

[Image taken 20.7.22] Just outside the Leeds platform, Harrogate rail station, Off East Parade, Harrogate. Instructions for and cost of obtaining a cycle locker. Provided by HBC but administered by the multi-storey car park (Victoria Car Pa ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Harrogate Chocolate Factory, North Park Road, Harrogate. Car parking right outside the doors. By contrast what is provided for people who cycle (it's on a local offroad cycle route) is not secure, not-accessible and is ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Harrogate Chocolate Factory, North Park Road, Harrogate. The Harrogate Chocolate Factory is a social enterprise. It's a cafe that provides training and fair wages for people with disabilities. It also makes chocolate. ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Bilton and Woodfield Community Library, Woodfield Road, Bilton. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two lots of racks are easy to find and close to the library (https://biltonandwoodfield.org.uk/) entrance. The ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Roomzzz, York. Context and links: #184941.

[Image taken 19.7.22] Roomzzz, York. The racks for customers using the Roomzzz hotel www.roomzzz.com/aparthotels/york) cafe were put in after I spoke to the manager soon after it opened in December 2019. I was excited to see the Sheffields ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The cycle in the top rack has two locks. The red D lock is through the front wheel and the rack. The cable lock is through the frame, the rear wheel, th ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The cycle in the lower rack has two locks. The D lock is through the frame and the rack though not through the rear wheel. The cable lock is through the ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The poster tells you how to use the two-tier racks. It tells you the station owner (LNER) takes no responsibility for loss or theft of a cycle. It doesn ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The green cycle has a Deliveroo/food delivery bag in front of it. Presumably the rider commutes to this city to work. Other image York station today and ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This trike is only locked to itself. It is not secured to the rack. Other image this trike here today: #184893 and links. Observations about securing cyc ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Despite the inaccessibility of these racks for very many people this trike user has managed to insert the cycle between other machines. Other image this ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two-tier racks are full again. Despite being inaccessible to many cyclists. The racks emptied out during covid. (During part of 2020 we were not perm ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Starbucks-Greggs, Foss Islands, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #184890.

[Image taken 18.7.22] Starbucks-Greggs, Foss Islands, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The Sheffields are a non-standard design (made inhouse by the company that owned the restaurant previously on this site?) and are too close ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Tower Gardens, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Well-spaced racks (115cm between the supports) with end spaces that can accommodate longer and/or wider cycles or groups/families sharing locks (see:#185003) ... [more]

[Image taken 16.7.22] Sainsbury’s Local, Fulford Road junction with Wenlock Terrace, York. I took the image to send to Aldi… as I think additional cycle parking is needed at their Monks Cross (Kathryn Avenue) outlet: #182645. I also thi ... [more]

[Image taken 16.7.22] Sainsbury’s Local, Fulford Road junction with Wenlock Terrace, York. I took the image to show the two arrangements/locations of the Sheffield stands (cycle parking) here. There are two parallel to the wall closer to ... [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. This e-cycle owner chose a trailer with a handle. Very practical. He said it saves him a lot of loading/unloading when moving purchases from the cycle to the garden where he'll be using them. You ... [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. A second trailer user has found the cycle parking here today. But, people are finding it by chance. This person said previously he'd ridden to the back of the store and put his rig there. He'd fou ... [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. On my first visit after the new provision went in I noted (see: #182710) the bollards were sufficiently far back to accommodate manoeuvring and... trailers. This one arrived while I was inside. An ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.22] Rowntree Park, outside the Reading Cafe, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] A Nihola e-cargo cycle (https://nihola.com/) on the end of the tranche of Sheffields. This shows the usefulness of these end space ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. Location of the new sign (and the excellent cycle parking). Other image here today and links: #184365.

[Image taken 9.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. A sign has been added: Cycle shelter only. It's an attractive sign. Alas it is outside of the cycle parking so for some people this is not sufficiently clear/or a nudge to return their ... [more]

[Image taken 8.7.22] Parliament Street, York. The cycle parking in York centre moves. If there is an event on or an ‘attraction’ such as a merry go round, the racks are relocated. This is stressful and definitely not conducive to encour ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Cycle parking supports other active travel modes too. See also: #183669 and #182299. Other images today and links: #183747.

[Image taken 25.6.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Context and links: #183754.

[Image taken 25.6.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Showing that you load a cycle from the side (see also: #183755) and the importance of the parking being on level ground - compare with: #179500. Other image here today and links: #183 ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other image here today and links: #183752. Showing how convenient and easy it is to get and return a trolley if you are using the cycle parking. This proximity means you don't leave a ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Context: #182861. Two cycles on the new racks today when we arrived. But people are finding them: #183755 despite there being no signage here or at the entrance to the site. Other ima ... [more]

[UPDATE: #184365, #184366] [Image taken 26.6.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. Still no signage stating this is cycle parking. (Subtext: Do not leave trolleys here.) My cycling partner moved a trolley in case someone on a cycle arrived ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] College Street, junction with Deangate and Goodramgate, York. Convenient (for city centre, cafes, the Minster…) cycle parking. Accessible. Spaced widthwise to be practical. And there’s room behind for an attachment ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: The location is approximate.] The buggy is parked independently of the cycle. They are not sharing a lock. They are not connected items (compare with later image of this trailer: #184775). This s ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.22] St Andrewgate (Colliergate end), York. Every other rack is in use. People would rather queue than risk using it: #183641. I'll report this problem. Other image here today and links: #183640.

[Image taken 18.6.22] St Andrewgate (Colliergate end), York. Queueing for a cycle parking space. Context and links: #183640.

[Image taken 18.6.22] St Andrewgate (Colliergate end), York. Full racks today. This is a handy location: on the edge of the central shopping pedestrian zone. The racks are Sheffields so easy and convenient to use for a range of cycles - tho ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. The cycle parking is convenient and wellspaced widthwise. But longer cycles are not catered for. The tandem would be vulnerable if it took up space on the carriageway. As it is, it obstructs the pavemen ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. Second set of well spaced Sheffield racks. The others (see: #183621) fill up faster likely because they are closer to where people want to be. There is a cycle with front carrier and permanent panniers ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: Full rack due to the practical design and it being where people need cycle parking. The cycles are right up to the kerb. There's no room for longer designs (see: #183625) or cycles with an attach ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: The position is approximate.] This image shows the value of the end space... There's room for this couple to secure their cycles together - they shared locks. Other image here today, links and co ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: The position is approximate.] I’ve taken images here before. I took this series today to show what cycle parking is/should be. The location is popular: it's by the Minster, cafes, the shopping/ ... [more]

[Image taken 3.6.22] Just outside the castle grounds, opposite the public toilets, Knaresborough. It's terrific there's cycle parking provision here. The Cyclehoop design has the practical Sheffield-style supports. They are linked (toastrac ... [more]

[Image taken 3.6.22] 'From York to Leeds' platform Knaresborough rail station, Knaresborough. Clear 'at' cycle parking signage and Sheffield racks. Other cycle parking in Knaresborough today: #183264. Other images today and links: #183261

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #183020.

[Later image: #183782] [Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. A couple of weeks ago a student asked me how he could sell his bicycle. He wasn't aware of any physical noticeboards at the Uni. He said it wasn't a good one i ... [more]

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #183016.

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Clear cycle parking (destination) signage. (Other good examples see also: #182704, #174629.) Other image same location, same reason but with Asda logo visible: #183017. Other images ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. The ‘aisle’ is just 150cm. See: Cycle Infrastructure Design LTN 1/20 Table 11-2: Recommended and minimum dimensions for banks of Sheffield stands in https://assets.publishing.serv ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. The end of a group of racks is where there can be more space not less, and used for oversized rigs or groups, for example a family, sharing locks. However, I don't think it would be p ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861. The spacing between the uprights is 96cm and 100cm. This is the minimum recommended. Yet people come here to shop for ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Further click and collect/carpark collect service space (see also: #182863). On my previous visit the taxi driver waiting in this space had the engine running all the time I was nearb ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Note how close the trolley parking is: easy to access even with bulky difficult-to-carry cycle luggage, and easy to return the cart without leaving your shopping unattended (compare w ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Context and links to other images here today: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. My first email to Waitrose asking for further and better spaced provision is dated Monday, 14 March 2016. In May 2022 additional racks have been put in plus they are better spaced. T ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. The cycle parking is intended to be used by staff. But the gates are locked. It might also not be clear to people who had previously been able to park at the South Entrance that there ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. I understand the flat- and round-topped Sheffields here are intended to be temporary replacement provision for staff. However, none of the racks is in use. A staff member said he could ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] Jorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. Context, other image here today, and links: #182796.

[Image taken 24.5.22] Jorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. I'm interested in the possible instances of unauthorised use of these racks. Other images this location: #17646 ... [more]

[UPDATE: #184365, #184366] [Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The otherwise excellent cycle parking provision needs labelling as cycle parking to dissuade people from returning trolleys here. Other images here today an ... [more]

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. No problem with spacing in front (ahead of) the uprights. Compare with: #180534, #177528… Other images here today and links: #182710.

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. When I first saw the roof I was concerned about the headheight. But the person standing next to his cycle is 6ft. He said he thought it was fine. Other images here today and links: #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The space between the uprights is 128cm. That's practical and appropriate at a retail outlet in a retail park, where you may go with a child onboard, and/or be buying chunky items, or ... [more]

[Later images/More info and links: #183742] [Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor, York. Standard-setting cycle parking provision installed May 2022. (Compare with ‘before’: #175799.) The racks are the Sheffield design. They are close ... [more]

[Image taken 19.5.22] Tesco, Clifton Moor, York. The 'Toblerone' shaped cycle racks don't support loaded cycles. Ie cycle used for utility purposes such as shopping at a supermarket. The uprights are too close together - you can only get on ... [more]

[Image taken 13.5.22] Peasholme Green, York. I've posted before about the flexibility of the cycle parking here (see: #180473). Compost John's trailer (see also: #164543) was here today. This may be the longest cycle rig in the city so if a ... [more]

[Image taken on 11.5.22] York St John University, York, between Fountains Learning Centre and the Skell building. Sheffields have been rellocated/repurposed and labelled for use by motorcycles. Other images today: #182555 and links.

[Image taken 29.4.22] Tesco, Clifton Moor, York. This mobility scooter tucks neatly into a Sheffield rack. The user has to be able to get in and out and may not be able to push it in further. Or perhaps the link rails (also an issue for cyc ... [more]

[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] Deangate, York. Context: #182113. Two lots of racks in a very practical location, with excellent natural surveillance (security), and if this rack is full there's always the next one, and vice versa. Other images today ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Deangate, York. The toastrack Sheffields (cycle parking) are too close to the kerb. I took the image for my collection of examples of 'what happens if racks are too close to an upright'. However the end rack supports a ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Context: #181671, #181672, #181673. To get from the Sheffield to the road (to the right in the image) I had to bump down the kerb into the disabled parking spaces, bump back up ju ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Access to/from the Sheffield racks or the PlantLocks is up and down the kerb. In short this is not accessible. Further there is no room to manoeuvre a cycle so you have to lift it ... [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]

[Image taken 11.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] I don't think the Sheffield-shaped items this cyclist is using are intended for securing cycles to (note how close the front wheel of this cycle is to the ... [more]

[Image taken on 5.4.22] High Petergate, York. A Kettwiesel recumbent trike - see another example : #182744 (https://hasebikes.com/en/your-bikes/delta-trikes-for-life/). It has panniers and a box. It is also used for touring? Was it in use f ... [more]

[Image taken on 5.4.22] High Petergate, York. Sheffields – all in use. There’s no room for the cargo cycle in the background. There was no room for my cycle: I leant it against bollards while I took this image. Context and comments this ... [more]

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Micklegate, York. Micklegate Social is using a valuable cycle parking space - their customers might need - with an unridable cycle they have branded. Related issue here today: #181270. Other image today and links: ... [more]

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Micklegate, York. The caption for the previous image here a year ago see: #164327) quotes a Tier employee and a CYC representative who say this is a temporary situation. Related issue here today: #181273. Other Tier- ... [more]

[Further image of this issue here but also positive comments about the rack design: #182113.] [Image taken on 27.3.22] Deangate, York. Putting racks here is a good move. They are on the edge of the shopping area and very close to numerous c ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Deangate, York. Two adult cycles, one with a child seat with a balance bike strapped to it. This illustrates the sort of city I want to live in: parents can cycle with a child onboard. They are teaching the child to ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Positioning an end rack away from any limiting infra means it can be used by oversized rigs or… people sharing locks ie who need a wider space. There are three shared locks on these cycles an ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Context and links: #180522.

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Context and links: #180522.

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The racks are the practical Sheffield design, well located – close to the entrance to the destination (a library: York Explore), practically spaced (s ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Events at ExploreYork (https://exploreyork.org.uk/) or in the enclosed green area next to it are popular with all ages. Many people arrive by cycle: #18 ... [more]

[Image taken on 24.3.22] Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. Context and links: #180476.

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