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[Image taken 18.6.22] Bootham Bar, St Leonard's Place/High Petergate, York. Context and links: #183638. The Council's A board policy (aimed at businesses) www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy says: "There is a necessity to e ... [more]

Bootham Bar, St Leonard's Place/High Petergate, York. A Pride sign restricts and obstructs the route for all users. The tarmac is max 67cm on the left and 80cm on the right. There is a height difference between the road and the paving on bo ... [more]

[Image taken 7.6.22] Bootham Bar/High Petergate, York. Once again a driver is stopped in front of the bollard. This means legitimate users of the route (cyclists/hire e-scooter riders) cannot pass through. Filtered permeability only works w ... [more]

[Image taken 13.5.22] Bootham Bar/High Petergate, York. This delivery driver is obstructing the bollards that keep the route open to people on cycles and possibly also mobility scooter and wheelchair users as the pavements are narrow. There ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. Context and links: #182525.

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. Context: #182468. This driver was indicating right. He stayed in the bay while the left turn (Bootham) filter was green until that turned red and the ‘ahead’ (Gillygate li ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. Context: #182523. The hospital with an A&E department is around 1km straight over this junction. It’s also the route that ambulances use to access other parts of the city. ( ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. This van driver sped up as s/he approached the lights and so crossed on amber. But... #182524. This junction covers a large area, has blind corners and lights that change to g ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York These two drivers who were in the 'ahead'/Gillygate lane crossed on the red light. The pedestrian light on Gillygate turns green when these lights turn red... Other images here ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. The two cyclists are unable to access the ASL (explanation see: #182463, #182462). Other images here today: #182520. Context and links: #182514.

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. I arrived to watch the junction for a few minutes and found this situation. A driver is ahead of the ASL and encroaching on the pedestrian crossing. Other images St Leonard’ ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. The driver of this massive Argos vehicle went through on red and at speed. It’s a blind corner and the lights on Bootham (see: #182514 and for context and links) will have changed to green at the s ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. The drivers sped up as they approached the lights and crossed on red. Round a blind corner. Where the lights on Bootham have just changed to green: #182514 (also context and links) putting road users ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. By obstructing the ASL this driver prevents people on cycles from the original reasons for installing them: being visible and being ahead of the pollution. At this junction, if you arrive to find the ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. Two cyclists wait in the newish ASL with an early green. The lead-in (advisory) lane does not meet current standards as it is very narrow. I watched for five phases of these lights today. Phase 1: AS ... [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]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Many cyclists wheel their machines across this junction: there are public toilets and a cafe opposite; or people have wheeled along High Petergate (through Bootham Bar) as it i ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. This is an extremely busy junction for non-motorised users. These include residents, business visitors, tourists, pupils from the nearby school.... There are the city walls, th ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. The driver of the white car is obstructing the large 'Keep clear' lettering that was repainted at the end of March 2022. Compare with: #182471. Other instance, other lane today ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. The driver of the blue van is obstructing the large 'Keep clear' lettering that was repainted at the end of March 2022. Compare with: #182471. Other instance, other lane today: ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182472.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182472.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links to all images from today: #182461. Drivers crossing in the Gillygate lane on red lights. Other instances this behaviour here today: (Gillygate lane - York tax ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Good practice. This FirstYork driver is neither obstructing the Gillygate ASL nor the 'keep clears' that were repainted at the end of April 2022 (compare with two drivers today ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182468. All other images today and links: #182461.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182468. All other images today and links: #182461.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. This is a very common situation here. Yet I have not heard it discussed by CYC. Bus drivers (tourist and service) use the parking bays on the Art Galley side of the road to pic ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. I considered taking a photo of this driver/this vehicle a few seconds before I took this one... S/he had been in the Bootham turn lane (next to the bus) and not in the ASL. I w ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and all links today: #182461. Gillygate lane ASL completely obstructed. The driver continued into the ASL: she/he had a choice. She/he did not get 'caught out'. In my e ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. As per: #182464. Context and all links today: #182461.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and all links today: #182461. Gillygate lane ASL completely obstructed. The driver continued into the ASL: she/he had a choice. She/he did not get 'caught out'.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and all links today: #182461. Note again the partial encroachment of this York taxi driver into the Bootham turn ASL. This adult with the child on board was unable to a ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links to all images and observations today: #182462. These two cyclists used the 'central lane lead-in' to reach the left turn, Bootham, ASL. Partial obstruction of ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. This junction is a typical CYC 'fudge'. CYC is unable or unwilling to understand that its policy of 'shoehorning' (my term) is not a solution or even a compromise. All users h ... [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]

[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 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]

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