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[Image taken 11.1.23] Clifton Moor Retail Park - the area with Dunelm at one end and Tenpin at the other, Stirling Road, York. The bollards are too close to the racks. 140cm is insufficient space even for a standard cycle. When reversing … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] For people arriving with children by car, or people with mobility issues arriving by car, the parking spaces here are easy to find. Though they are not … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Child’s cycle secured on its own at Aldi (https://stores.aldi.co.uk/york/water-lane) today. Did the child cycle and the parent walk? A cheering sight. … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] I persevere with campaigning for cycle parking including at retail outlets: getting it installed; getting it upgraded; getting it better spaced. Why? … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Is the notice in response to practice such as this: #182124? Proactive action by the company. Other image here today and links: #189177.

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Wickes’ (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) racks were the busiest I’ve seen them. Our group of two, another customer on his own, a family of three (see: … [more]

[Image taken 31.12.22] Supersonic Cafe, The Stonebow, York. The cafe (https://supersonicfitness.co.uk/eat/) at the Supersonic Fitness Club (https://supersonicfitness.co.uk/) is open to all. It’s good. It's great for watching traffic - … [more]

[Image taken 28.12.22] Library Square, (off Museum Street/Lendal Bridge), York. The arrangement of the racks (Sheffield design) enable parking for longer and wider cycles such as this Bakfiets. Other images today: #188965, #188966, #188967, … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. A practical design to carry kith (two child seats) and kit – the panniers at the rear and the sizeable bag on the front rack. It has its own stand but is secured to the sheffield stand. The spacing … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. This cycle is a regular sight around the city: #166520. It is a bakfiets (www.bakfiets.com/). It has a large turning circle and also requires a lot of space to stow. But the well spaced racks at … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. I wondered how long it would take for a cargo cycle to appear at this end of the station. Though there is no dedicated space or even suitable space as there is nowhere to secure a cycle to. The … [more]

[Image taken 6.10.17] Haxby Shopping Centre, off The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people need them: close to shopping and cafes. Context and other racks nearby: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Generous space for larger/wider cycles and/or a family or group of friends sharing a lock. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. 120cm between the upright/support/securing point and the area marked for cycles, plus a further 70cm to the edge of the CYCLES label painted on the tarmac, and 95cm from there to the carriageway. … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Adequate spacing around the uprights/supports makes this cycle parking practical, comfortable and convenient to use. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Lots of space for 'York' cycles - bespoke or retrofitted designs for transporting family, goods or animals - at this end. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people can use them and find them. Clearly labelled - what they are, who they are for. Protected from motor vehicles by the bollard. Overview and links: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Street view seems to show dead space here in 2019. This is good practice. They are on the main road - a genuine nudge: you can't miss them; close to shops and cafes and a lit pedestrian crossing; … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. The roundtopped Sheffield racks – I think flattopped Sheffields offer more support and more locking surface area – are not well positioned. One is in front of a louvre. Is this intended … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. Sheffields to one side - not visible, not signposted, nowhere near - the new Co-op. Perhaps they support short-stay cycle delivery to the residents? But is this a residents entrance? If … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Location of cycle parking in relation to the leisure facility - tenpin (www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/york/bowling/) - I assume they are intended to support. But no sign alerting people there … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Low key cycle parking provision. I’ve cycled past these a few times without noticing them. I’d like to see ‘Cycle parking’ above them in large type on a large sign. And signposting to cycle … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Sheffield stands. Under cover. Space 'head'/'in front' of the supports (ie between the rack and the wall). Close-ish to the entrance of the bowling alley: tenpin … [more]

[Image taken 7.11.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Are these trolleys here intentionally – very practical for people on cycles. But also other shoppers. Context: #186150. There’s no perceptible slope here … [more]

[Image taken 7.11.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This customer seems to be a regular: #186150. Other trailer here today and links: #187542.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. Context and links: #187498.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. St Barnabas (https://stbarnabasyork.org.uk/) was the site of several of my York firsts. A consultation – about York Central www.yorkcentral.info/; realisation people who … [more]

[Image taken 3.11.22] Blake Street, York. It looks as if the trike rider arrived after the cycle to the left had been parked. It looks as if the trike is trapping the blue cycle. If that person has mobility issues and can't lift the cycle … [more]

[Image taken 3.11.22] Blake Street, York. There's- seemingly - room for a trike between the upstands here. Compare the racks this side of the space with those on the other. All are Sheffields but these are not linked - the others are which … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Three or four of the cycles here were child-sized. If the ‘cycle circuit’ around the site were kept free … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Last day of the October half term. The racks at this end were full. Perhaps because there is a branch of … [more]

[Image taken 27.10.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Aldi staff are storing/displaying the chain’s wares in the covered walkway area. This massively restricts the width of the route plus the nearside space … [more]

[Image taken 27.10.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two car parking spaces at the end of the full row of vehicles are marked for disabled users. The remainder have the family symbol. There's no … [more]

[Image taken 27.10.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two racks parallel to the building/car park edge create space for longer rigs. This trailer does not obstruct the covered pedestrian/wheelchair route … [more]

[Image taken 26.10.22] Clarence Gardens, between Wigginton Road and Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Location of racks in: #187256.

[Image taken 26.10.22] Clarence Gardens, between Wigginton Road and Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This design of rack in Rowntree Park, York, and my comments: #174351. CYC page about the Gardens: … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] There is no protected space that will be kept clear in front of the entrance. This means people – who could be … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] The pavement is simply a stub – between the first disabled car parking space and Screwfix. There is no designated … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] At present this is a tarmac desert but fill it with motorists some of whom are in a big hurry and it will be not only … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] Screwfix, M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] View from the entrance of Screwfix. It’s a long way to the cycle parking. You may be carrying children or … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. Screwfix is here ahead of residential development. But this cycle parking is a long, long, unprotected way from that outlet. Context and other images today: … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Context and link: #187061.

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Wasted space, wasted opportunity. 39cm is too narrow store a cycle or even part of one: #183669. The design of the … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Positives: there is cycle parking; it's covered; there's no kerb (compare with: #186444); there is 210cm of space … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] Go Store Self Storage Ltd, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. The arrow points to the location of the ‘cycle parking’. Context and links: #187024.

[Image taken 22.10.22] Go Store Self Storage Ltd, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This branch of Go Store (www.gostore.co.uk/location/york/) seems to have opened in late 2021: … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Every support had at least one cycle secured to it. More provision is needed here. Note the trolley to the right of the man loading his trailer. He has … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The trailer is expertly packed. The owner said he’d spent £65 on this one shop. People who cycle spend money. We are worth providing convenient cycle … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] There is easily room for a trailer and still space for people to walk/push cycles/trolleys behind and be under cover/off the car parking area. Other … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] How do you get a cycle into these spaces? The access between the supports and the hedge is just 74cm, there’s very little room to … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. The supports are not long enough… you wheel a cycle into cycle parking (or reverse it) and you need space in front of or behind the wheel. If you don’t have an integral … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The racks in relation to the entrance to the retail outlet. They look straightforward to find, and practical to use. If only... Other … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186295.

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Why does someone put cycle parking behind car parking? Why is it not picked up by planners that if there is motor vehicle parking in … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Five cycles using the racks at this DIY outlet today. The bollards protect: the cycles, the people on them, and the large manoeuvring … [more]

[Image taken 24.9.22] St Andrewgate, York. A stashed or abandoned sign, and a sandbag. Signs left like this can become hazards or be used as tools to destroy property or as weapons. Sandbags can explode (see: #186293). The grit released is … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. In most existing guides, the minimum recommended space between supports is 100cm. CYC is now recommending 120cm – this accommodates more shapes of people, panniers, … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Other images here today: #186258, #186260. Approaching from off-road segregated cycle route alongside Clifton Moor Gate, the cycle parking is easy to find. It’s also easy … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. A rainy evening and I saw the covered cycle parking had a longer rig projecting from it. It was a Tagalong-style cycle trailer: a child size wheel ‘half’ cycle that … [more]

[More recent image here: #186206.] [Image taken 14.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Positives: 1. There is cycle parking. 2. The cycle parking is covered. 3. The cycle parking is very close to the … [more]

[Observation: Other trailer flyparked at this Aldi on a later date: #187542.] [Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. The trailer is a minimum of 84cm wide. And that's when it is not moving. In use it will require more space. And a … [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. I (still) don't know if the two Sheffields at right angles to the run of racks are/were intended to be used for cycle parking but they work for longer rigs. The cycle plus trailer is 280cm long. … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. Plus points: the box for cycle parking has been checked. The racks are close to the entrance and easy to find. They are overlooked which might help keep cycles safe particularly those of … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. As I stood taking photos, a staff member cycled up. He used the end space because his cycle would not fit anywhere else. End spaces (see: #183749) ought to be marked for family/disabled … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. This branch of Burger King burnt down. (Link to newspaper report: #174310.) It is a drive thru. It has been rebuilt. It has toastrack Sheffields by way of cycle parking. This is the … [more]

[Image taken 25.8.22] The Point, inside Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (https://emiratesoldtrafford.lancashirecricket.co.uk/about/). [NOTE: No street view at this location.] It was great: a) staff knew there was cycle parking inside the … [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Boyes, Goodramgate, York. No room at the racks. The owner of the freestanding cycle was unable to park. He is therefore 'bike sitting' rather than accompanying his partner, and shopping in Boyes … [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] York. The racks are too close to the wall. I had full panniers. I could not get my cycle far enough in to securely and reliably lean it against the racks. (The luggage was too heavy to take off and carry inside. But it … [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] Yorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. The racks are too close together. Other images of a problem with this parking today: #185796. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 23.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier e-cycles (overview #164663) obstruct Sheffields but do not use them. The cycle parking here is hugely in demand: from people visiting the library to those … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Monks Cross retail centre, Huntington/York. Well used cycle parking... But two motorcyclists arrived as I was leaving. They drove from the corner over this area. One is obstructing the cycle parking. Related image … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] LNER Community Stadium, York. York was playing at home. The carparks were chokka. But so were the Sheffield racks. I am noticing motorcycles appearing in cycle parking where I haven't seen any before. There was … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Deangate, York. The racks are still too close to the kerb (see: #182113. But the bollard is protecting the endspace. There’s room for a ‘york’cycle – a wider and/or longer design bespoke or adapted for one or all of … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Rodgers, Julia Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: street view shows the pre-2018 iteration of this outlet.] Location of the new – August 2022 – Sheffields at the Rodgers (www.rodgersofyork.co.uk/) furniture … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Rodgers, Julia Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: street view shows the pre-2018 iteration of this outlet.] Context: #175252. City of York Council Planning Enforcement reconsidered. And now Rodgers has … [more]

[Image taken 16.8.22] Taco Bell, Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Three cycles already in situ when we arrived. One is an e-cycle. As the cafe was quiet I think this may be how the staff get here. More provision needed! … [more]

[Image taken 11.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier hire e-cycles (context: #185003) and a motorcycle on the Sheffields here. Other image today and links: #185485.

[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 … [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 … [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 … [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 vehicle … [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 … [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, … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The end spaces could be wider and marked up for use by longer and wider cycles and/or for people with mobility issues: #170171. This is a missed opportunity. … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #184964.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. This e-cargo cycle was an exciting sight: the first I've seen here. But it highlights the issues. There’s lots of cycle parking and it’s the Sheffield variety. … [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 … [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. … [more]

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

[UPDATE November 2022. The abandoned cycles have been removed.] [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 … [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, … [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 … [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 … [more]

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