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This barrier is on an important link over the railway in Kendal, because it links the housing estates of Hallgarth and Briarigg. When I was a district councillor I asked officers to remove it, because it's discriminatory to users of mobilit ... [more]

The first of the petty 'Cyclists slow down' signs in Dawsholm Park.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with barriers. The barriers have been repositioned slightly further apart, but are still overlapping, and do not conform to any standard for anti-vehicle barriers. Imagine trying to get your shopping h ... [more]

'Beware of cyclists' in Dawsholm Park.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with more barriers.

Barriers and signs galore in Dawsholm Park.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, in case you've not noticed yet another barrier on the path.

Cyclist skirting the stupid chicane on Banky Meadows.

Ridiculous chicane at the Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) is over and through. Louise is out of shot having had to find somewhere to lean her cycle (and ri ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] A queue forms as Andy manoeuvres himself back onto his handcycle. The difficulties are exacerbated by this taking pla ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) supports himself on the railings alongside the first of the two obstructions here. Louise lifts t ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy (see: #173446) pushing himself up out of his handcycle using his arm muscles. Next image today: #173450

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy at the second entrance to/exit from Bootham Stray. The one with a York barrier – the low metal ‘n’s in the foreground and a cattle grid. This 'acce ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. York is flat and its city centre is accessible to many people with mobility issues. It was named one of the best cities in Britain to live: www.yorkpress.co.u ... [more]

Barriers on the route from Mabe Burnthouse to the Penryn University Campus

A proper WTF moment yesterday. These barriers have appeared on the Houlton shared pathway. Proper squeeze for me, God knows how a double buggy or wheelchair is supposed navigate… But yeah, gotta slow all those active travel users down ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. These measurements (width 104cm, radius 155cm, entry/exit width 82cm) are not enough for someone to get through comfortably or easily on a cycle. Even on a lightweight, unladen, unadorned de ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. The width of the tarmac is just 97cm. This is uncomfortably narrow for many potential users pass through, and the angle is too tight - there's no provision for turning circles. (LTN 1/20 Cyc ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking from Manor Lane. The ‘holding’ area between the road and the entry to the chicane is too narrow. You would need to wait on the road if someone else were navigating this or, if wi ... [more]

Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking towards Manor Lane. The angles here are too tight, the space between the chicanes too limited and the 'runout'/'turning circle' space limits who can use this offroad, segregated ped-c ... [more]

NCN7 and NCN75 on Linthaugh Road. This residential dual carriageway is traffic calmed with chicanes, but otherwise has nothing to make cycling safer.

No Cycling on this section of path - but there's a good alternative just to the west via Wadnall Way.

Very tight chicane by a walkway between buildings - a necessary measure with these desire and sight lines.

Cycling people: These barriers and ‘cyclists dismount’ signs have appeared in the last few weeks on a route in Basildon (Ballard’s Walk). The barriers are quite widely spaced, and I can see their purpose. But planning to engage my loc ... [more]

A brand new path with brand new barriers obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park. UPDATE: The barriers have now been supplemented with signs, as in #174137.

A brand new path with a brand new barrier obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park. The new path leads into the muddy puddle on Dalsholm Road that still hasn't been sorted. UPDATE: The barriers have now been supplemented with signs, as in #17413 ... [more]

Freshly installed (March 2021) dropped kerb linking the new shared path towards the Sharphill Development unfortunately gaining a very obstructive barrier :(

The chicane has been lengthened making it much more pleasant for cycling 🤗 because it does not require a sharp turn. I suppose it also easier for motorcycles too 🤭. This is a great improvement over previously, see #49119.

The chicane has been lengthened making it much more pleasant for cycling 🤗 because it does not require a sharp turn. I suppose it also easier for motorcycles too 🤭. This is a great improvement over previously, see #5964

barriers on a passage leading to Fratton Community Centre from Alver road

These barriers don't permit cycle trailers

Cargo bike finally met its nemesis on @MertonCycling patch. This at the end of an alleyway half a mile long, no "no cycling" signage, and it's too narrow to turn an 8'6 bike around. Reversing up on foot it is 😡 https://t.co/fOgKLWAQqO ... [more]

Pretty but appalling barrier where RCR11 leaves Monkton Lane and heads north along the old rail line towards the Tyne

£££ spend on bridge maintenance New paint ✅ Fresh tarmac ✅ Removal of discriminatory barriers 🛑 We can do better than this @SalfordCCHelp. https://t.co/0zSCwmdJKg

What bright spark thought it would be remotely sensible to force cyclists to perform a tight swerve on a narrow tow-path, inches away from the edge of the canal.

Chicane

Uncycle-friendly barriers, Amsterdam

Milton Keynes’ redway system. See #34394.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath doing it's job.

Testing the new Centurion Way access. https://t.co/N10TSHhzMb

Poor access to this paved cut-through

Barriers on this narrow paved path in Hauxton

It seems that someone is annoyed that cyclists are avoiding the stupid barriers placed here.

Barriers combined with steep slopes into road on shared path route through to primary school/playing fields/Brownies/Scouts. Dangerous for children and impassable for larger bikes and mobility vehicles. Replace with a raised table crossing ... [more]

St. Martin's Church Street, Salisbury

Ramp down to the subway in Salisbury

Link to Cowley Road, Oxford

Shared-use path west from Ferry Lane, Pembroke Dock

@WeAreCyclingUK I've been on NCN 4 https://t.co/21vQ85Org6

Up the hill then down through a park the LÔN ADDA route adds an extra hostile chicane here to negotiate.

Lots of barriers on the southern side of the Queensway footbridge at Sudbury Crescent.

Chicane on NCN668, Headingley, Leeds.

Horrendous series of doubly punitive chicanes on a cycle route, Headingley, Leeds.

Horrendous series of doubly punitive chicanes on a cycle route, Headingley, Leeds.

Horrendous series of doubly punitive chicanes on a cycle route, Headingley, Leeds.

Chicane

Road closed with very restrictive barriers when motor traffic was diverted to a new development - pretty pointless, and I can't see anyone using it.

Can you see the danger?

Tight chicane see #113028 [removed 6/2/20 www.facebook.com/CambridgeCyclingCampaign/photos/a.460407210671224/2988751731170080/?type=3&theater ]

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

I'm hoping this gate prompts the removal of the barrier beyond, but Bolton have a love for barriers of all kinds so I wouldn't be surprised if both remained. They are both completely unnecessary and stupid. Ed: also both are likely to b ... [more]

Old barriers still blocking footbridge over White Cart, now part of the Cardonald Quietway.

Around the Houses. There are Barriers Galore on this Shared Use Path. A very long and slow way to go around the Houses. These Barriers hinder everyone on Foot and Bicycle. They could be removed and replaced by tactile paving.

Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp. The one positive is that they are a great improv ... [more]

This 'No Through Road' leads to the National Cycle Network.

A long lead up and sharp bend mean this was very hard to get a cargo bike round. It requires hefty wiggling. Ok for normal bikes but beware if you have a tandem, Tagalong or cargo.

Series of chicanes down to subway level.

Four chicanes along this stretch which drops to the underpass level.

Route 4

Inevitable chicanes on a bridge crossing.

The barriers and bollards at this curious road layout seem over fussy.

A newly designated cycle link between Green Lane and Gorsey Brow, with new barriers.

Chicane barriers are easily bypassed

Blockage preventing use of through route by those with protected characteristics or non-standard cycles. Distance between barriers is circa 1m.

These cycle barriers have just been installed at work. The path leads to the covered cycle parking. Is there a template letter or set of reasons why this shouldn’t be done? Can I get a @camcycle person to come talk to our facilities team ... [more]

A sign for National Cycle Network Route 2, except it's actually for East Kilbride route 2, and doesn't clearly identify whether it is for the road on the right or the path just beyond it.

Tarka trail

NCN27 old railway line

Utterly disgusting, typical @CambsCC car-supremacy. Big wide road for motorists to drive at high speed, next to crumbling path with obnoxious and illegal exclusionary barriers for people walking and cycling. A1301 Hinxton. https://t.co/p7kO ... [more]

One for @cyclestreets a brand new barrier on NCN 7 in Washington. https://t.co/bYvvqNfKFD This followup tweet reports that Sustrans are aware and taking action: https://twitter.com/gazza_d/status/1113425932021374977

Punitive chicanes in Berkhamsted.

Shared use track to the southern portal of the A61 underpass from Foxwood Way...lots of leaf litter around making the surface a little slippery

Northern portal of the A61 underpass

Exit from A61 underpass onto Sheffield road

As on the south side of the railway, barriers here encourage the growth of weeds that eventually make the path too narrow to be shared. The barriers should be removed, the overgrowth eliminated, and the path restored to the full width of t ... [more]

Potential cycle route to Lostock Road.

Cycle Barrier on Cycle path to Heritage Stream

A3(M) Bridge Park Lane Cr

Utterly pointless cycle barriers. No reason for them to be here. Visibility is good, there won't be a speed issue on the bridge given the approaches, so the only reason I can think that money has been wasted here is to prevent motorcycle ... [more]

Chicane to help enforce the diverted cycle route around CMK.

Sale Trafford Walton Park Access from Bridgewater Canal Not great and worse still they are pointed at the top corners. Compare with the St Werburgh's Tram stop rounded corners. #99646 twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1006618915261337600

Start of Rosemary Walk, an attractive path through northern Beverley

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