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[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]

[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 working on cycles. T ... [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]

[Image taken 24.6.21] Godwin Street, Bradford. Hoarding-mounted gallery. Other image here today: #170647 and links.

[Image taken 24.6.21] Godwin Street, Bradford. Hoarding-mounted gallery. Adds interest to a location. But is also much less threatening a backdrop to city life than blank hoardings. There is room here people to be able to stop and enjoy th ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] York rail station. Instructions on using the racks. The racks cannot be used by everyone due to the need to lift a cycle or because the designs exclude some bespoke, adapted or 'luggaged' machines. However, there is go ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] York rail station. Doubleheight racks with pre-formed grooves/slots. Wider wheels, cycles with front racks, front luggage, trikes don't fit into them. The racks are divided into sections by letters. This is good practi ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] York rail station. Good practice. Many people park their cycles at the station for differing lengths of time. This sign is where people on cycles can see it, it's bright red so very visible and the image shows immediat ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Near Grimston House, Vanbrugh Way, University of York, York. Good practice: using green tarmac to link sections of a through campus cycle route over a road. I think this would be very helpful at Bootham Terrace/Longfie ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Near Grimston House, Vanbrugh Way, University of York, York. Good practice: using green tarmac to link sections of a through campus cycle route over a road. The road users' view: #170178. All images today: #170159 and ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Grimston House, University of York. Further racks and a public pump (best practice, see also: #170170) have been added to this location. Other examples of good practice here today: #170171 and links. All images today: ... [more]

[Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Holder for 'to go' physical copies of the Environment Agency notices (with map and QR code) informing people about the diversion in place for most of June 2021. This is good practice. Other imag ... [more]

[Update: see #170258] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Environment Agency notices with map and QR code informing people about the diversion in place for most of June 2021. Note: the access to the 'footpath' is important to peop ... [more]

[Image taken 30.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Wildflowers at the rail station end of Scarborough Bridge. See also (today): #169803, other dates, other locations: #169771 and links

[Image taken 30.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Wildflowers at the Marygate car park end of Scarborough rail line. See also (today): #169804, other dates, other locations: #169771 and links. Scarborough Bridge images today: #169805 and lin ... [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Hudson Quarter, Toft Green, York. Residents' cycle parking. I couldn't see cycle parking options that didn't involve lifting a cycle or slotting it into a rack. I hope the person who showed me the racks will put me int ... [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Wildflowers either side of the steeper of the two slopes down towards the route that passes between Marygate car park and the York-Scarborough rail line. See also: #169771 and links.

[Image taken 29.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. The Marygate car park side of the bridge is planted with (what I think of as) wild flowers. This is the view at the top of the descent. See also here today: #169772. 'Blooms' at other location ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. Explanation for the hoardings and the reduced capacity of the car park went up this week. See also: #169468, #169469, #169470, #169471. Other issues here today: #169466.

[Image taken 21.5.21] Stirling Road, York. Last of four 'Retail Parks' signs installed this year. Aimed at people on cycles or on foot, in fact this one and its companion on the other side of the road (see: #169129) alert all road users to ... [more]

[Image taken 19.5.21] Layerthorpe, York. City of York Council has replaced the slotted grating in the carriageway with a grille. I believe this is the safe pattern for carriageway drainage. The previous design was a hazard for people on cyc ... [more]

[Update: #169455] [Image taken 18.5.21] Stirling Road, York. One of three signs installed this year (with one more to come) alerting people to the retail outlets of Clifton Moor off Stirling Road and the cycle routes to/from and between the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Bishopthorpe Road, York. Steps with slopes on both sides for wheeling a cycle to/from a car park. See also: #168823

[Image taken from: https://road.cc/content/news/30804-lambeth-commission-spells-success-cyclehoop] Waterloo Road junction with Morley Street, London. These Cyclehoops spell out the name of the borough of Lambeth close to its border with Sou ... [more]

[Image taken from cyclehoop site www.cyclehoop.com/news/september-2013/cyclehoop-designs-unique-bicycle-stands-for-brixton/] Brixton Hill junction with Coldharbour Lane, London. Bespoke place-making cycle racks from Cyclehoop (www.cyclehoop ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] The well used racks (see also: #173308) are on a buildout. They are protected from being hit by a motor vehicle by the bollard. Other images here today see also: #168484, #168485, #168486, #168487. And from 8.3.21: #165 ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.20] Rowntree Park, York. The Sheffields (cycle rack design) have space in front and behind. They are therefore easy to get into and out of - roll in, roll onwards - important if you have mobility issues, a health condition ... [more]

[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. This is an example of good practice regarding siting and spacing (but see the captions in the links ruling out this design as practical): cycle parking right where you want it, easy to find and with ... [more]

[Image taken 2.5.21] Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced racks with good surveillance that are easy to find. Other image here today: #168192 and links.

[Image taken 2.5.21] On the park side of the Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced Sheffields (cycle racks). They are 117cm apart so will accommodate family groups and wider cycles. They are also where you need them - at the parksi ... [more]

[Image taken 6.3.21] Public toilets, St George's Field Car Park, York. Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays. Plus Sheffields. Good practice providing Sheffields at toilets and within reach of riverside walks - you can switch mo ... [more]

[Image uploaded 2.5.21. Image taken?] Menai Bridge. No overtaking sign showing cars but with text in both Welsh and English to make it applicable to people on cycles. In English it says: 'Except bicycles by bicycles'. It is the TSRGD-appro ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.21] Foss Islands Retail Park between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. The angle of approach is tight but the zebra and the sign make it clear it's shared use. Other image of this zebra from today: #167793 and link ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.21] Foss Islands Retail Park between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. This is the view the delivery drivers get as they exit the compound. Other image of this zebra from today: #167793 and links

[Image taken 26.4.21] Foss Islands Retail Park between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. The bend on the other side of the crossing is blind and the angle too tight but the zebra is visible, and with the sign, it is clear all users ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.21] Foss Islands Retail Park between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. This zebra across the access to/exit from the retail outlets isn't perfect (delivery vehicles waiting to be let into the premises completely bl ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. The space here behind the cycles is also an example of good practice. This is a retail park so people may have a trailer for their purchases or have the family onboard on a longer cycle ( ... [more]

[Image taken 6.3.21] Ron Cooke Hub, University of York. This Sheffield rack has not been moved to accommodate cycles that are longer in front. However, it has been designated an 'oversized' cycle parking space with a bespoke sticker and gra ... [more]

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