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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 😡 ... [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.

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.


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.

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

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.


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 ]

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. ... [more]

One for @cyclestreets a brand new barrier on NCN 7 in Washington. This followup tweet reports that Sustrans are aware and taking action:

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

Start of Rosemary Walk, an attractive path through northern Beverley

Route to Darton station totally blocked except to pedestrians

Barriers AND Cyclists Dismount signs to cross the entry to the Rutland Water Garden Centre

Manchester Chorlton St Werburgh's Tram Station. Barriers before crossing tram line. Not great and worse still they are pointed at the top corners. Compare with the other side of the crossing rounded corners. #99646 ... [more]

Chicane blocking the shared use path between Huntingdon Road and Bandon Road.

NCN routes 4 and 82 between Goodwick and Fishguard

Start of cycleway east from the patform of Thetford station.

Extra-ordinarily over the top blockage. "This motley collection of street infrastructure has everything, with the possible exception of landmines." The photo in the tweet seems ... [more]

NCN route 47 beside the A40, Carmarthen

The chicanes here are to dissuade cyclists from the steep bank just after, and that is probably a good thing and anyway there is quite a good nearby alternative just a little further.

An utterly pointless set of cycle barriers on an entirely segregated cycle lane. Nobody would dream of putting car-sized barriers on a junction on a road, so why put these on a cycle lane? The thinking escapes me, whoever thinks these are ... [more]

Footpath in Desford

Chicane on footpath in Desford.

Desford Lane a very quiet road with no through traffic. Brutal, inelegant lumps of concrete plonked across the road to restrict vehicles.

Punitive chicanes padlocked to the ground.

Basic but workable cycle bypass of a traffic-calming chicane

Cycle Path Barricade.

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Bellahouston Park "Guess The Purpose" Random Gate Award nominee

Generous chicane where cycleway meets road.

Part of official cycle route to Southern General. Was meant to be widened to allow disabled/child trailers. Wasn't. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 The chicanes on Mansewood Rd force cyclists into the road, head on against cars. Make cycle paths to each side

This 'No motor vehicles' is a bit of a strange sight, but suggest that this route is for cycling (despite no cycling signs nearby see #93387).

Not sure what this is, but wasn't designed with bikes in mind & cars regularly demolish it. National cycle route 7. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Cat's Back Bridge has been replaced by a modern structure - it's very busy with pedestrians and cyclists, but there are still barriers in place making passage awkward for everyone.

Planters used to create a chicane on Riverside Walk

Barriers and signs (Danger! Road crossing, cyclists dismount) where a cyclist was killed on NCN route 65.

tight chicane


Useful shortcut but no dropped kerb and a chicane

Link through a wooden chicane to the parallel A3 route at the end of this private riad.

The dangerous chicane at the corner of Adams Road, Wilberforce Road and the Coton path. It's obvious that people are colliding with the stonework here because it is always getting knocked out of place.

Awkward chicane barrier on the cycelway leading from the Runcorn Loop cycleway to Runcorn East station.

Annoying barriers added in last couple of days: Baby Elsa's 1st time out on mum's bike. I've just watched mum dismount because couldn't navigate barriers. @MetropolitanOrg pls remove asap! ... [more]

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