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Trumpington 'strategic cycleway': leaves and gravel

Trumpington 'strategic cycleway' surface: gravel, leaves and evidence of slippage

Trumpington 'strategic cycleway'.

End of the 'strategic cycleway': gravel and right-angles. More crap from a crappy developer.

NCN 110 gravel track at Humberston Fitties.

African Road

Loose gravel is a bad surface for cycleways, as it can create slips and falls and increase risk of puncture. Here we can see that it is also not very attractive, because it gets thrown out of the path and embedded in the ground next to it. ... [more]

Obvious wheelruts where people are avoiding the fresh deep gravel. Loose gravel is a completely unsuitable surface for cycling. It can cause slips and falls, and increases the risk of punctures. It increases the difficultly of cycling for p ... [more]

Cam towpath at Clayhithe Bridge

Narrow path next to Clayhithe Rd. Note the lady cycling on the road, not the path. It is however a useful way to get on and off the Cam towpath.

Compacted gravel (although top surface is still rather loose) has been added atop the resurfaced section of shared-use pathway through High Woods Country Park. See also #70739.

Transition between gravel (cars allowed) and tarmac cycleway sections of Fairfield Lane.

Virtually unrideable loose gravel surface unless you've got good balance and plenty of spare energy. The dual carriageway is not much of an alternative. Plans are being discussed to upgrade this route from Wandlebury to the Babraham Inst ... [more]

Access to NCN75 from Cairnhill Road

How to ruin a perfectly good cycle path? Cover it in gravel. The sweeping bends always felt like an attempt to thwart speeding down this hill, but covered in gravel no-one is going to be travelling at any speed for fear of coming off the ... [more]

Access from Ypres Road to the Garrison Route. It appears that either the path has been laid too far over or the dropkerbs are misaligned. The non-reflective bollard should be ripped out, and the gravel replaced with good ol' tarmac (as t ... [more]

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