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[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 s ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.22] Deansgate. Manchester. Clear sign – if non-standard - at roadworks just south of the Cathedral. The road is closed to motorists but it is open to people on cycles. Excellent practice: the sign and the situation. Othe ... [more]

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Tier hire e-scooters and e-cycles. And the excellent cycle parking: Sheffields, well spaced (wide ... [more]

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Excellent practice – a huge and clear site map. For people on foot and on cycles. Covid vaccinat ... [more]

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] The entrance is narrow for someone with a cycle pushing it. Or for someone in a wheelchair or some ... [more]

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Tier hire e-scooters. Tier overview: #164663. Covid vaccination centre context and links: #185472

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] The Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance is clearly signposted in several places – we saw it as we appr ... [more]

[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 acro ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Tower Gardens, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Well-spaced racks (115cm between the supports) with end spaces that can accommodate longer and/or wider cycles or groups/families sharing locks (see:#185003) ... [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. A second trailer user has found the cycle parking here today. But, people are finding it by chance. This person said previously he'd ridden to the back of the store and put his rig there. He'd fou ... [more]

[Image taken 14.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe, York. On my first visit after the new provision went in I noted (see: #182710) the bollards were sufficiently far back to accommodate manoeuvring and... trailers. This one arrived while I was inside. An ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. Location of the new sign (and the excellent cycle parking). Other image here today and links: #184365.

[Image taken 9.7.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. A sign has been added: Cycle shelter only. It's an attractive sign. Alas it is outside of the cycle parking so for some people this is not sufficiently clear/or a nudge to return their ... [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]

[Image taken 25.6.22] York Other image of the e-cargo cycle here today and links: #183747. Extreme case of lock sharing. Two very small red cycles, a larger but still likely a youngster's cycle, and adult rig and the Babboe (e-cargo cycle) ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: street view might not show the racks. They get moved.] A second 'York' cycle on the wider than usual space at the end of the second set of Sheffields here today. See also: #183747 and links.

[Image taken 25.6.22] Deangate, York. [Image taken 25.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: street view might not show the racks. They get moved.] The racks here were damaged (see: #177335). They have not been repaired (or protected - I see blue bad ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] College Street, junction with Deangate and Goodramgate, York. Convenient (for city centre, cafes, the Minster…) cycle parking. Accessible. Spaced widthwise to be practical. And there’s room behind for an attachment ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Coppergate direction of Pavement/Piccadilly, York. The single cycle logo (see: #183406) has become four. This must hugely reduce any chance of confusion over who should be where. Other images here today and links: #183 ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: The position is approximate.] This image shows the value of the end space... There's room for this couple to secure their cycles together - they shared locks. Other image here today, links and co ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. [NOTE: The position is approximate.] I’ve taken images here before. I took this series today to show what cycle parking is/should be. The location is popular: it's by the Minster, cafes, the shopping/ ... [more]

[UPDATE: #183630.] [Image taken 8.6.22] Coppergate, York. An example of good practice. Context: #180533. The corridor between the wands and the pavement on the left-hand side of this image was interpreted as an extension of the pavement by ... [more]

[Update: #186045] [Image taken 8.6.22] Coppergate, York. Context: #180531. Permanent 'Except cycles' signs at the entrance from Nessgate. A cycle symbol is (just) visible on the tarmac just after the pedestrian crossing. Other image here to ... [more]

[UPDATE: #184365, #184366] [Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The otherwise excellent cycle parking provision needs labelling as cycle parking to dissuade people from returning trolleys here. Other images here today an ... [more]

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. No problem with spacing in front (ahead of) the uprights. Compare with: #180534, #177528… Other images here today and links: #182710.

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. When I first saw the roof I was concerned about the headheight. But the person standing next to his cycle is 6ft. He said he thought it was fine. Other images here today and links: #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The space between the uprights is 128cm. That's practical and appropriate at a retail outlet in a retail park, where you may go with a child onboard, and/or be buying chunky items, or ... [more]

[Later images/More info and links: #183742] [Image taken 20.5.22] B&Q, Clifton Moor, York. Standard-setting cycle parking provision installed May 2022. (Compare with ‘before’: #175799.) The racks are the Sheffield design. They are close ... [more]

[Image taken 19.5.22] Tesco, Clifton Moor, York. Excellent cycle parking signage: instantly recognisable as: a) cycle-related, b) parking-related, and visible from quite a distance. But terrible cycle parking... #182705. Other images today: ... [more]

[Image taken 13.5.22] Peasholme Green, York. I've posted before about the flexibility of the cycle parking here (see: #180473). Compost John's trailer (see also: #164543) was here today. This may be the longest cycle rig in the city so if a ... [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 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 23.4.22] Haughton Road (northern end), York. Three dropped kerbs in an area where there are people with young children who are pushed in buggies, people who use mobility scooters and wheelchair users. But see links from: #18197 ... [more]

[UPDATE: The works finished early May. All signs have been removed.] [Image taken 23.4.22] Haughton Road (northern end), York. The drop kerbs look very new. (They are not visible on streetview July 2019.) Ditto this one: #181978. The one on ... [more]

[Image taken 7.7.15] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #181647.

[Image taken 7.7.15] Wickes, Lysander Way, York. Other image of the provision today: #181647. And the reduction in accessibility, attractiveness and usability, of the racks in 2022: #181644, #181645.

[Image taken on 9.4.22] St Andrewgate, York. Two vehicles either side of the filtered permeability bollards. (One visible in the far right of the image illustrating some of the Aldwark diversion and issues: #181627.) There were blue badges ... [more]

[Image taken on 5.4.22] High Petergate, York. A Kettwiesel recumbent trike - see another example : #182744 (https://hasebikes.com/en/your-bikes/delta-trikes-for-life/). It has panniers and a box. It is also used for touring? Was it in use f ... [more]

[Image taken on 5.4.22] High Petergate, York. Sheffields – all in use. There’s no room for the cargo cycle in the background. There was no room for my cycle: I leant it against bollards while I took this image. Context and comments this ... [more]

[Image taken on 26.3.22] Blue Bridge, New Walk/Blue Bridge Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Daffs add colour and contribute to the calm feeling of the seating with attached (good practice see: #167764) cycle parking faci ... [more]

[Image taken on 24.3.22] Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. Context and links: #180473. Note how much the cargo cycle, a Babboe (www.babboe.co.uk/), protrudes beyond the line the other cycles define. There is ample space here for longer and ... [more]

[Image taken on 24.3.22] Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. The public racks outside the Black Swan (www.blackswanyork.com/) are easy to find, in a location it seems people need cycle parking, and practical (Sheffields, highly visible/natur ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] York. Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context and links to other images from today: #180362. This sign is at the exit from a field. It warns drivers of agri ... [more]

[UPDATE: 15.4.22] Saw both barriers have been removed again. [UPDATE: 21.3.22 The removal was all too temporary: #180450.] [Image taken 19.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] I ... [more]

[Image taken 4.3.22] York rail station, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Spotted this being pedalled in heavy rain over the barrier-free Scarborough Bridge, York. I turned round and followed. The rider - who preferred not to be ... [more]

[Image taken 18.5.07. B&Q, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. Compare the bike parking at the B&Q (very close to the store, right next to the trolley park, covered) with what the landlord at the Peckham B&Q thought B&Q customers would use: #178870. ... [more]

[Image taken 29.12.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [Note: No Streetview at this location.] Covered cycle parking, Sheffields (cycle racks), close to the entrance of the attraction, with room for a family to share a rack/lock(s) a ... [more]

[Image taken 29.12.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [Note: Streetview shows the nearest road - Haxby Road - with a view towards the racks.] A cheering sight: despite the wet weather a group of four on two full-size cycles, and a sm ... [more]

[Image taken 25.11.21] Eccles Close, junction with Manor Lane, York. Cyclist’s eye view of approaching a raised table. Context: #176159 and links.

[Image taken 25.11.21] Eccles Close, junction with Manor Lane, York. This is a raised table. It is good practice. It is what road engineers include in an 'entry treatment'. People turning off or onto the main road move onto and over a sligh ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Heworth Green, York. ASL being recoloured. (Example of a finished product: #166496.) Many are not getting this treatment so I was pleased to see this one is. Plus the illuminated sign top left. Not sure how many people ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Blake Street, York. Other half of a notice on a possibly abandoned cycle. See: #175637 and links.

[Image taken 8.11.21] Blake Street, York. Half of a notice for a possibly abandoned cycle. Other half: #175638. It’s reassuring to know the racks – Sheffields – are checked (see also: #171434) not least as they are oversubscribed. The ... [more]

[Image taken 11 September 2021] Outside a school: École primaire publique Réné Lemière, on Boulevard Aristride Briand, Caen, France. Context and links: #175470.

[Image taken 29.10.21] Gillygate, York, direction of Bootham (right), St Leonard's Place (ahead). This early green went live this week. Other images today: #175350 and links.

[Image taken 13.10.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. (Image taken for possible use in a cycle parking guide.) Context and links: #174984

[Image taken 13.10.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. (Image taken for possible use in a cycle parking guide.) Context and links: #174984

[Image taken 13.10.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. (Image taken for possible use in a cycle parking guide.) In April 2021, on request the manager removed a rack to create a wider space. It accommodates cycles with loads or wider cycles. There ... [more]

[Image taken 10.10.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Image taken to show woman parking a cycle outside a supermarket with a bag on her back and panniers - so she needs space to load/unload move her and he ... [more]

[Image taken 18.9.21] KFC, Clifton Moor retail park, York. The two Sheffields (racks) are close to the restaurant entrance - good practice. See also: #174311, #174312. Other images today: #174305 and links.

[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. Good practice: this sign includes cycle parking. See also: #174308 and links.

[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. Good practice: this sign includes cycle parking. The clear listing (see also: #174309) shows there is provision here see: #174307. Other images here today: #174305 and links.

[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Sheffields (cycle racks) and cycle lockers. Good practice. Other images here today see: #174305 and links

[Image taken: 16.9.21] Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.] NOTE: No streetview at this location. Position approximate.] Cycling is permitted on the castle walls. As is walking. But as there are two rings - pedestrians tend to use the short ... [more]

[Image taken: 16.9.21 ] A1087, Edinburgh Road, Dunbar just beyond the entrance to the Belhaven Bay Caravan and Camping Park. Do not pass cyclists at central islands sign. Good practice sign. Related image: #174291. Other images today: #1742 ... [more]

[Image taken: 16.9.21 ] Paxton Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. A sign I'd like to see more often: in areas that mean it. This is on NCN1, the Coast and Castles route www.cyclenorthumberland.org.uk/listing/the-coast--castles-cycle- ... [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Just before lockdown cycle parking at York station seemed to be at capacity. The Sheffields (racks) today looked like they do over Christmas and New Year ... [more]

[Image taken 3.9.21] Vicar Lane, Bradford. [Note: No streetview here.] Ah, taxis can be electric and therefore need charging points too. I haven't spotted any dedicated bays in York, yet. Other images today: #173801 and links

[Image taken 3.9.21] Vicar Lane, Bradford. [Note: No streetview here.] Distinctive (and once you know what it is) easy to spot cycle parking. Seemingly installed during lockdown 2020. See also: #173820 and links.

[Image taken 3.9.21] Vicar Lane, Bradford. [Note: No streetview here.] I'm looking out for reasons why, if there is car parking, there should not be cycle parking too. Ie can I say to a local authority, if there's car parking, in every case ... [more]

[Image taken 5.9.21] Bootham Stray, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Warm, bright evening, the last day before the start of the new school term for many. How to make the best of it? Go brambling (picking blackberries). How do ... [more]

[Image taken 3.9.21] Wakefield Road, Bradford. Innovation to create a dropped kerb for cyclists. See also: #173803. Context: #173801, and links.

[Image taken 3.9.21] Usher Street/Wakefield Road, Bradford. Innovation to create a dropped kerb for cyclists on a popup cycle lane. See also: #173804. Context: #173801, and links.

[Image taken 3.9.21] Wakefield Road/Rutland Street, Bradford. Light segregation (wands and armadillos) reallocate one of the three lanes in each direction to people on cycles. The funding came from the Government's covid-19 active travel fu ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.21] Yearsley Pool, York. A mobility scooter fits into the racks. Unlike motorcycles these do not create air or noise pollution or intimidate people on foot or cycles. I was pleased to see this. The pool has a hoist and Yor ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.21] Yearsley Pool, York. All racks at the pool in one image. Other images another day and local issues see also: #173598 and links. Other image here today: #173666. Other images taken today: #173662 and links.

[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks close to the entrance. Further images this subject today see: #173598 and links.

[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks and just a couple of metres from the entrance (adjacent to the blue door in the image). They are empty as the pool was closed. Further images this su ... [more]

[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks. This is a small number of cycles compared with pre-covid use: ie (a) when you didn't need to book for a swim) and (b) during afterschool child swimm ... [more]

[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks, easy to find - next to the entrance, under cover, and (sadly necessary) with signs advising people to lock their cycles. The image was taken when th ... [more]

[Image taken 6.8.21] On the N3 in Nottingham. Good practice: segregation of cycle route from the main road and priority across side roads reinforced by road markings but also green surfacing. Further example see also: #173119

[Image taken 6.8.21] N3, Castle Boulevard, junction with Chippendale Street, Nottingham [http://pedals.org.uk/2016/12/04/cycle-super-highway-western-cycle-corridor-official-opening-14th-december/] Good practice: the cycle route is segregate ... [more]

[UPDATE: The floodgates have been replaced. The route re-opened 19.11.21] [Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. Clear signage for cyclists. A clear view of the ramp. The visibility means pe ... [more]

[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. This is a busy area with works traffic (HGVs) and wheelchair users. I think the signage is clear and means people on cycles, foot and wheelchairs can b ... [more]

[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The pedestrian signage is visibly at a pair of dropped kerbs. This makes the route practical for many users (tourists with wheeled luggage, wheelchair ... [more]

[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The pedestrians are following the signage – and complying with it. The signage is clear and logical, encouraging conformity. Other images (different ... [more]

[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The contractor took heed of best practice for these temporary (sub) works: 1. The Cyclists at roadworks appendix of the London Cycling Design Stand ... [more]

[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The image gives an idea of how busy this route is for 'active travellers'. The importance of this link is not limited to it being used as a diversion ... [more]

[Update 11.8.21. The same works were in situ today. Update evening of 10.8.21: all signs and works removed] [Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Clear signage installed by the contractors for all users during very tempo ... [more]

[Image taken 2.8.21] A Northern Rail service to Leeds from York via Starbeck - the Streetview station shown - and Harrogate. Flexible space (tip up seats and the 'supports' that protruded from the white item have been removed at least on th ... [more]

[Image taken 6.8.21] Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, York. The contractors JN Bentley moved fast to put up a 'pedestrians' sign this evening. I had seen that pedestrians were using the road/the contraflow cycle lane through the development r ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.21] Nidderdale Greenway, Starbeck-Harrogate(Bilton)-Ripley. [Note: No street view at this location.] The selfie post in relation to the portrait bench. See also: #172294 and links.

[Image taken 18.7.21] Nidderdale Greenway, Starbeck-Harrogate(Bilton)-Ripley. [Note: No street view at this location.] Innovative idea. Place camera here… How else do you take a really good selfie? Or image of a group without the photogra ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.21] Nidderdale Greenway, Starbeck-Harrogate(Bilton)-Ripley. [Note: No street view at this location.] Portrait bench: www.hedgehogcycling.co.uk/Harrogate_portraitbench.pdf. Many cycle-ped routes and greenways don’t have a ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.21] Nidderdale Greenway, Starbeck-Harrogate(Bilton)-Ripley. [Note: No street view at this location.] (www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/nidderdale-greenway-harrogate-to-ripley-cycle-route) Pro ... [more]

[Image taken 4.7.21] High Petergate, junction with Duncombe Place, York. Sheffields (this design of cycle rack) added earlier this year are now protected with bollards either end. This is good practice. Nearby are unprotected racks - and in ... [more]

[UPDATE: #178568] [Image taken 25.6.21] Hall Ings, Bradford. Bradford Capital of Cycling is split across two sites - see also: #170654 and links. This building has work areas in the windows. During the day you can see volunteer mechanics wo ... [more]

[Image taken 24.6.21] Outside Bread + Roses, 14 North Parade, Bradford. Two forms of cycle parking: both from cyclehoop (www.cyclehoop.com/) and both designed to fit on a car parking space. The dark enclosed shape is a Bikehangar (www.cycl ... [more]

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