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[Image taken 2.9.23] Gear for Music, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] A further issue with the racks... The end one is bent and unusable. This and the gravel mean what could be practical cycle parking - including with clear … [more]

[Image taken 2.9.23] Gear4music, Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The racks are toastracks. The linking bars have been submerged in gravel. You have to drag your cycle to the uprights through … [more]

The Stafford Greenway - Gravel path from Newport to Stafford

No attempt has been made by the housing developer to integrate the existing paths into the new road layout, let alone upgrade them. The path on the left connects Daldowie Road with Caledonia Road at the bus terminus.

NCN3 / Stone Down Lane outside Glastonbury. This is an unsurfaced track which is very steep in places and can be muddy in wet conditions, with the additional hazard of loose gravel. It can be bypassed by taking Gypsy Lane and Basketfield … [more]

Newly rebuilt path associated with the Scottish Water works. The gravel surface on the path bypassing the children's playground is held in place with a plastic mesh.

Newly rebuilt paths associated with the Scottish Water works. The paths change from asphalt to gravel.

It would be useful for east-west journeys to have a proper connection between Hawthorn Street and Campsie Street (which leads to Wallacewell Road). But at present, the most direct connection is a gravel path between the footways of Atlas … [more]

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 … [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 … [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 their … [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 the … [more]

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