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[Image taken 10.10.22] Bootham, York. Two wheelbenders appeared in the corner of this parklet I think earlier this year. Why were they installed? Aside from the price of the item and the cost of paying someone to fit it, installing substand ... [more]

[Image taken 14.9.22] Bootham, York. An American with Swedish heritage whose husband works in Aberdeen and Cambridge. They visit York often. Her cycle? One of the Bromptons the hotel lends guests. We love the hotel, she said. Which hotel? N ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. The pedestrian crossing over Bootham has been retained. The hatching is part of a cycle-specific crossing: #186051, #186052. Though I think people on foot exiting the route from the former Bootham Park Ho ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Two clear stop lights and a new and capacious ASL. This is a pedestrian crossing and… the eastern end (looking west towards Clifton Green) of the extended junction that is part of the Scarborough Bridge ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186050. This driver had turned right out of St Mary’s. S/he stopped at the red light. But there is only one for people in this direction here. So perhaps anyone coming out of that ro ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186051. Looking ahead to St Mary’s – the continuation of the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route in the direction of the rail station. The cycle specific lights are not ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186050. The planned exit from the former Bootham Park Hospital – see also: #186052. Note the cobbles. The cyclist’s eye view of the junction looking east (towards Bootham Bar). The ... [more]

NOTE: Later image of this junction that illustrates the seeming problem of timings and design that seem to put crossing users: cyclist and pedestrians, but also road users, at risk: #186158. [Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Part of the S ... [more]

[Image taken 19.8.22] Bootham (at junction with Grosvenor Terrace), York. First it was ‘just’ the red phase on the lights on the left-hand (northern) side that could not be seen due to uncut, low hanging, foliage. For a month or more it ... [more]

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard's Place, York. It’s the foremost (light blue) car that’s of interest. A driver who had been in the Gillygate ahead only lane changed lanes while I was watching to turn left. Context and links: #183817.

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard's Place, York. The CYC Executive Member for Transport was asking for examples of behaviour at this junction (St Leonard's Place, Bootham - left, Gillygate - ahead). I decided to stand in the sun in the sheep ... [more]

[Image taken 2.7.22] Bootham, junction with Gillygate – left - looking towards Bootham Bar, York. In March 2020, High Petergate (linking Bootham, the inner ring road behind the camera position) and the non motorised traffic users route ro ... [more]

[UPDATE 29.6.22 CYC replied: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."] [Image taken 21.6.22] Bootham, York. Third section of tarmac damage. This time outside North Sou ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Bootham, York. Additional tarmac damage: in the centre of the road (junction with Bootham Row, outside Bodrum takeaway) plus around the access cover. I'll keep an eye on it. There will have to be holes before CYC will ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Bootham, York. Tarmac damage opposite Sainsbury's. I reported it - without images - but it got returned with: Mended. (That refers to other damage reported that was mended.) I will keep an eye on this as Bootham is a k ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Bootham/Bootham Bar, York. Context and links: #182514. The corner from where the coach is emerging is a blind one. Note how far over the vehicle is: and this is a 'conservative' position. Likely the driver knows this ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Bootham/Bootham Bar, York. This was one of the behaviours the CYC Executive member for Transport wanted evidence of: a driver emerging from Gillygate (see also: #182517, #182518,) on the ‘ahead’ (cyclists into H ... [more]

[UPDATE: #187802. [Image taken on 5.5.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Other images here today and links: #182419. The bench has been removed. This street is very long yet has a doctor's surgery on the corner top left (junction with Bootham/Cli ... [more]

[Image taken on 5.5.22] Burton Stone Lane looking towards the A19 (Bootham-Clifton), York. Context and links: #182419. Note the damage to the speed cushions. The first of four sets over just 280m. And where it is: motor vehicles can and th ... [more]

[Image taken on 4.5.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Damaged tarmac. Context: #181245. I went to see if there have been repairs here. I've asked the ward councillor; I’ve made a complaint... I think one section has been patched but not all of i ... [more]

[Image taken 31.3.22] Bootham York. Lights for the new crossing over Bootham, part of the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route improvements scheme, have appeared. As has a sign promising road surface repairs in St Mary's. Ironical ... [more]

[Image taken on 1.1.20] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. The ‘York barrier’ restricts all users (see: #180730 and links). It is a barrier for all designs of rig too, including small-wheeled cycles such as folders.

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Context: #180718. 75cm is not accessible and therefore not acceptable. It hugely limits who can use this route which is traffic-free and in parkland for half its length. ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. This is not only an obstruction but also a trip hazard. I was here at around 17.10 on a weekday. There was a constant stream of people using the route (cyclists, pedestr ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Even following the removal of the width restriction at pedal height, the gap does not meet current standards. It is just wide enough for a two-wheeled cycle without lugg ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. View looking towards Bootham. The route is quiet, accessible, slightly downhill, in this direction. It provides a good and well drained surface. It is important it has b ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. View looking towards Bootham. Context and links: #180718.

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Context: #180718. The obstruction to the right of the gate was a "York barrier" (see: #180798). It has been partially dismantled but it's still too narrow to be 'accessi ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Looking towards the obstruction on the cycle-ped-wheelchair route. The route through the former hospital grounds have been retained. Bootham Park (www.york.gov.uk/Bootha ... [more]

[Newer images from 8.9.22 see: #186050 and links.] [Image taken on 24.3.22] Bootham, York. At roadworks, City of York Council seems resistant to putting up Do not overtake cyclists signs; putting up information boards (required in most case ... [more]

[Image taken 16.3.22] Bootham, York. A driver passes cyclists. She/he has left space but has needed to go right up to the centre line. Would s/he have done so had there been queuing traffic in the oncoming lane stopped at the lights? I beli ... [more]

[Image taken 16.3.22] Bootham, York. The second vehicle is large and not untypical of the traffic that uses this key route. The advisory cycle lanes do not meet current guidelines. Yet people on cycles pass vehicles this size and larger whe ... [more]

[Image taken 16.3.22] Bootham, York. Works for the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route improvements scheme mean there are temporary lights. But there are no overtaking cyclists signs, there is no reservoir (temporary ASL) ahead o ... [more]

[Image taken 13.3.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #180045. A cone in the pavement adds to the mess, confusion and hazards. As I was taking this image a steady stream of pedestrians moved through the works in both directions: at one po ... [more]

[Image taken 13.3.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #180045. So, the sign Pedestrians shows people on foot should cross the road here. Or does it mean use the road between the barricades? Because the Footway closed sign 'clearly' shows ... [more]

[Update: The layout of the works continues to change. Newer image: #180467.] Image taken 13.3.22] Bootham, York. After a windy weekend the barriers (presumably a health and safety requirement) are horizontal on the road and on the pavement. ... [more]

[Image taken 8.3.22] Bootham, York. No provision for people on cycles during the works. The non-compliant advisory cycle lane is reduced in width by the cone and the works sign. Other image here today: #179817 and links.

[Image taken 8.3.22] Bootham, York. Works underway for the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route improvements crossing. Context and ‘before’ images links: #177760. Other image here today: #179818. Other images today: #179819.

[Image taken 28.2.22] Bootham, York. Works have started to create a cycle crossing linking St Mary's and the hospital via the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital. (The Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park Cycle Route Improvements: see ... [more]

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s junction with Bootham, York. Looking in the direction of Clifton. Sight lines. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s junction with Bootham, York. Looking in the direction of the existing crossing (direction of Bootham Bar). Sight lines. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] Bootham, York. Looking from St Mary’s across the planned new crossing towards the former Bootham Park Hospital site. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] Bootham, York (looking in the direction of the turning to St Mary’s). Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] Bootham, York (looking in the direction of the turning to St Mary’s). Existing pedestrian crossing over Bootham. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 14.1.22] Inside the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital, Bootham, York. Looking towards the former Hospital (in the direction of the route to York Hospital). Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 14.1.22] Inside the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital, Bootham, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Looking out of the existing, chained, gates to Bootham. Context and links: #177760.

[NOTE: For a cycle that couldn't fit through first time see: #187509] [Image taken 154.1.22] Entry gate into the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital from Bootham, York. Note how narrow the existing gate is even for someone on a cycl ... [more]

[Image taken 14.1.22] Bootham (direction of Bootham Bar), York. A pedestrian with a cycle pushes into the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital through the gate currently open for active travellers. Note the cobbles on the right. Anyo ... [more]

[Image taken 14.1.22] Bootham (direction of Bootham Bar), York. The site of the planned crossing between the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital (through the gates between the stone pillars with the lamps on top on the left, directi ... [more]

[Image taken 14.1.22] Bootham junction with Bootham Terrace (ahead), York. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 14.1.22] Bootham junctions with Grosvenor Terrace (right) and Bootham Terrace (left). York. Opposite view to: #177760.

[Update see: #180045 and links] [Image taken 14.1.22] Bootham junctions with Grosvenor Terrace (left) and Bootham Terrace (right), York. Context ahead of work (due to start 17.1.22 according to a CYC email [UPDATE: signs on 18.1.22 have a d ... [more]

[UPDATE: The leaves were cleared.] [Image taken 14.12.21] Bootham, York. Leaves are a hazard. They obscure what is underneath and when wet, as here, are a slip hazard. Other image this issue today: #176778 and links. COMMENT: The Sunday ... [more]

[UPDATE: The leaves were cleared.] [Image taken 14.12.21] Bootham, York. Location of leaves creating a slippery (hazardous) and unattractive cycling environment. Second image this issue today: #176779. Other images this issue: #176768, #175 ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.21] Grosvenor Terrace, York. Obscured ahead only sign. No repeater arrows. Context: #175677 and links.

[Update 16.3.22: #180123] [Image taken 9.11.21] Bootham, entrance to Grosvenor Terrace, York. Now the leaves have gone, perhaps the ahead only sign is clearer. The CYC active travel officer pointed out it’s too high though. And until the ... [more]

[Image taken 18.10.21] Bootham Terrace junction with Bootham, York. An NCN65 diversion sign for use during floodworks - Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme and the Clementhorpe flood defences diversion. Other images today: #17519 ... [more]

[Image taken 27.9.21] Opposite The Churchill (www.churchillhotel.com/), Bootham, York. Following brief but heavy rain Bootham advisory cycle lanes disappeared under water. See also: #174505 and links.

[Image taken 27.9.21] Bootham, York. Heavy rain put the advisory cycle lanes and much of the carriageway under water. Much of the puddle on the right was still here the next day. Climate change means wetter winters and drier summers (www.me ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.21] Bootham, York. Around 35m before the turning, this driver is about to cross the centre line and drive partly in the oncoming lane to reach Marygate. Other images this issue today: #172112 and links

[Image taken 17.7.21] Bootham, York. Drivers get impatient waiting and exit the queue to drive on the wrong side of the road to turn into Marygate. However, they are unable to see into the turn. Plus, for anyone on Bootham heading towards t ... [more]

[Update: cone has been removed] [Image taken 4.7.21] Bootham, York. Another redundant cone (see also 'redundantsign'). This is an eyesore, potentially a weapon and a hazard. Discarded items tend to attract further waste/litter. Other images ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.21] Bootham, York. Paul on his way to collect his son from nursery at the University. Paul doesn't have a car. His son can now pedal independently but Paul uses his cycle for utility trips too such as food shopping. Paul ... [more]

Update: On 27.6.21 I saw this had been patched. [Image taken 29.5.21] Bootham junction with Gillygate, York. My camera (5.5cm x 9.5cm) now easily fits into the damaged area around this Yorkshire Water access cover. However, it looks as if ... [more]

On 8.6.21 I saw the fallen sign had been removed. [Update: this was still here 1.6.21 at 11am. I reported it to CYC.] [Image taken 29.5.21] Bootham, York. This sign has been on the ground for at least week. I went to take a photo today to b ... [more]

[Update 29.5.21 see: #169770] [Image taken 4.5.21] Bootham junction with Gillygate, York. The damage around the Yorkshire Water access cover has not been repaired. Compare the damage with that in March 2021: #165685

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. Driver turning out of queueing traffic to travel on the wrong side of the road (the oncoming carriageway) into Marygate. See also: #167116

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. When there is queuing traffic towards Bootham Bar, some drivers heading for Marygate (perhaps the car park at the end) get impatient. They turn out of the queue and drive on the wrong side of the road in ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. This skip 'shelters' two or three cars. There are double yellows but I don't know the rules governing their use here. See also #167114.

[Image taken 13.4.21] A skip on Bootham, junction with Marygate, York. Bootham has queueing or oncoming motor traffic for much of the day/evening. The vehicles reduce the road space. The skip been here for months. It has no flashing lights. ... [more]

Update 29.3.21 Today the route was no longer blocked see: #166417. [Image taken 28.3.21] Marygate car park, York. The route to/from the river (and walks) and Scarborough Bridge (wheelchair-accessible since early 2019) was blocked on Saturda ... [more]

[Image taken 21.3.21] Nr Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. Improved sightlines on the ped-cycle routes on the Ouse. See also: #165862, #165863

[Image taken 21.3.21] [Image taken 21.3.21] Nr Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. Improved sightlines on the ped-cycle routes on the Ouse. See also: #165862, #165864

[Image taken 21.321] [Image taken 21.3.21] Nr Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. Improved sightlines from/to the ped-cycle routes at the Ouse on the corner of the Royal Mail buildin ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.21] Bootham/Gillygate York is not a straightforward junction. On a cycle it can be hairy. No, it can be hazardous. The oncoming drivers (from St Leonard's Place, in the Bootham turn lane) have a blind corner due to the cit ... [more]

[Update: more damage May 2021 see: #168508] [Image taken 19.3.21] Worsening damage around Yorkshire Water access covers on Bootham at its junction with Gillygate, York. I put my phone into the image to show perspective. See also: #165771 fo ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.21] I have seen car transporters making this turn. I've never been standing at the junction with a camera at the time. Bootham is part of the inner ring road but has very limited space. There are advisory cycle lanes on bo ... [more]

[Image taken 2.3.21] Bootham Row car park, York, Tier electric hire scooters. For the list of all sites documented see #164663.

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