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[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] A branch of Decathlon - it had/has a concession inside the nearby Asda) arrived here this week … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. These two cyclists said they liked shopping here because of the convenient cycle facilities. They had come from the neighbouring Vangarde site. They said that retail park is … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. I was just thinking: “No driver has parked on the cycle circuit on my way round or on my way back…” And then I saw two had. Context: #185426. Other image today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Tier hire e-scooters are: obstructing the Sheffields racks (cycle parking); b) have fallen into family … [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 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Two disabled parking spaces – that’s car parking. No provision for people who use a cycle as a mobility aid. There's … [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] Signposting provision can be useful (see the ‘before’: #182714), sometimes it’s wishful thinking: #187024). But this … [more]

[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] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185426. This driver told me: he had broken down and was waiting for help, that he couldn’t move his vehicle off the ‘cycle circuit’ because he was … [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 the image of a cycle on the van. 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 1.10.22] York Community Stadium, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross/Huntington/York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This Riese and Mueller machine (perhaps the Load Touring 60 www.r-m.de/en-gb/bikes/load-60/) looks so solid. … [more]

[Image taken 1.10.22] York Community Stadium, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross/Huntington/York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. Context and links: #186440. I see now there is a dropped kerb ahead of the cycle. But is it kept clear? Is it … [more]

[Image taken 1.10.22] York Community Stadium, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross/Huntington/York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. The street view shown is out of date.] Two motor vehicles and an e-cargo cycle (see: #186442) protrude … [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185804. A Homesense employee helps the customer load his purchase. Thereby condoning the parking on the cycle circuit.

[Image taken 27.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185277. A Homesense customer parks on the cycle circuit while he goes into the shop. A cyclist (also a retail park customer) has to leave what should be … [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Looking towards New Lane from the shared use route to/from the bus station, Huntington/York. Context: #183650. Other image today and links: #185802.

[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] 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 10.8.22] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. The Please Keep Pedestrian Crossing Clear At All Times signage is still temporary and likely too low key. On my most recent visit at least three customers who arrived by … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.22] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. The new signage (the banner left) requesting drivers turn off their engines and the previous format (a vulnerable piece of paper in a plastic wallet). Other image here … [more]

[NOTE: On 27.8.22 I was sitting at the tables outside. No-one kept the crossing clear (the flimsy sign in the image has disappeared.) No-one that I noticed turned off their engine. As we were ready to leave an employee came out. I thought … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.22] Greggs, Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. There are two loading bays at this retail area. This is the closest to Greggs. It’s around 50m from where the driver parked on the cycle circuit. Other … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185426.

[Image taken 10.8.22] Greggs, Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The route could not be more clearly marked – that coloured tarmac. The intended user group could not be more clearly shown – those cycle symbols on the … [more]

[Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185277.

[10.8.22: A more recent image of obstruction here: #185426] [Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #173310. I went into TK Maxx and up to Homesense (www.homesense.com/stores/York_Monks_Cross). I … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The trolley parking is close to the entrance not close to the cycle parking. There’s no signage alerting people that here is the … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] Walkways don’t make money so they are usually too narrow to be comfortable and practical. As here. Then there’s the waste bin … [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] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] People visit supermarkets to shop. They are likely carrying items and/or a child, or pushing a trolley. Even small trolleys with … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This space is, I believe, intended for the security vehicles that collect and deposit money. There's the secure hatch in the wall … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Clutter. Confusion. Bllards, exits, signs, symbols on the tarmac, paint markings, signs, bins, railings, the secure money drop off/collection point... How do people with … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The left-hand arm of the 'T' and the motorcycle parking that is easy to access but has no infra to secure the machines to. All these bollards! Remove car parking and … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The space two adults - walking in the same direction - take up even without luggage. 'People' space is not a priority here. And if you factor in someone pushing a buggy, … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Looking away from the 'T' in the non motorised users route through the car park towards Jockey Lane. But it's not signposted to anywhere. It's not clear who it's for and … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. There’s a ‘T’ at the end of the non-motorised users route through the car park. Turn right and you can see the cycle parking though the space between these bollards and … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. 210cm is tight for two-way pedestrian usage if you have a family, shopping... As there is nothing to say this is not also for people on cycles, it's 90cm too narrow … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The final (first) section of the route - for cycles too? - through Asda car park . All images here today: #184983.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Entrance to the Asda site from Jockey Lane and a path across the car park to and from the retail outlet for, well, who? Pedestrians and wheelchair users only? Or all … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Access to Asda is via a slope to the left out of shot from the 'cycle circuit' that runs round the retail park. There are posts in the cycle route. There is no signage … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Access to Asda (via the slope on the right from the 'cycle circuit' that runs round the retail park. No signage saying this is the route for people on cycles. No sign … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Slope from the 'cycle circuit' that runs round the retail park. No signage saying there is cycle parking. No signage to it. All images here today: #184984, #184985, … [more]

[Image taken 21.7.22] LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context: #184981.

[Image taken 21.7.22] LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] As I cycled through here the adult of a family of three was locking up her 'York'cycle (as the large front basket gives it carrying … [more]

[UPDATE: On 29.7.22 I added 'History' to the end of this caption] [Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] The total space is 280cm wide. If Sheffields were parked parallel … [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, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. The Sheffield racks that are near-ish to the shop entrance and the trolley park. They are too close together (see: #170557). There is no drop kerb to get to them. They are on … [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] Jockey Lane junction with Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. Moving around Monks Cross on a cycle ought to be easy, intuitive, family- age- disabled-friendly, for example: #184962. It ought to be a destination or a … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Cook, off Jockey Lane, Huntington/York. No cycle parking but extensive tarmac for motor vehicle parking. Context and links: #184967.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Cook, off Jockey Lane, Huntington/York. Cook is a chain (www.cookfood.net/) but it's new to York. It's a car trip generator... people were dropping in on their way from work; the company does deliveries... There's no … [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 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Why don't 'people' have priority over vehicles at this crossing? It should be a continuous and/or parallel crossing ie with motorists having to cede to people … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: street view shows the previous site layout.] The pole has been removed. Context: #183020. Other images today: #184963, #184964, #184965, #184966, #184967, … [more]

[Image taken 20.6.22] Jockey Lane, close to junction with Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. I'm baffled by this sign. The crossing is not a toucan and the route on the other side has pedestrian logos so why would someone be cycling over it? … [more]

[Image taken 20.6.22] Monks Cross retail park, Huntington/York. Around an hour after a conversation with a friend who told me he's been diagnosed with asthma caused by air pollution (particles) and is on a daily inhaler, I find a Mr Whippy … [more]

[UPDATE: 27.8.22 #185803] [UPDATE: 3.8.22 Someone has cut the foliage that covered the front of the sign exactly following the edge. It is legible again though the blind corners of the entry/exit have not been cut back. So perhaps the sign … [more]

[Image taken 22.6.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. In addition to the Greggs, there is now also a Cooplands (https://cooplands-bakery.co.uk/) here. By its appearance this area is for pedestrians. It has become de … [more]

[Image taken 2.6.22] Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Unorthodox but clear route signage... to the Sainsbury's (hence the use of orange?). In the background there's a parallel crossing (see … [more]

[Image taken 27.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: street view shows the previous site layout.] Context and links: #183020. There's no warning there is a post in the centre of the cycle circuit immediately … [more]

[UPDATE: #184962] [UPDATE: On 31 May 2022 I received an email saying this post will be removed.] [Image taken 27.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: street view shows the previous site layout.] This post IN … [more]

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #183020.

[Later image: #183782] [Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. A couple of weeks ago a student asked me how he could sell his bicycle. He wasn't aware of any physical noticeboards at the Uni. He said it wasn't a good one … [more]

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #183016.

[Image taken 27.5.22] Asda, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Clear cycle parking (destination) signage. (Other good examples see also: #182704, #174629.) Other image same location, same reason but with Asda logo visible: #183017. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #175978. Other images and links (different issues) today: #182641.

[Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. Context and links: #182647.

[UPDATE: On 27.5.22 I saw the branches had gone - the roadworks too.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. A fallen branch and two smaller ones obstruct the pavement at a bus stop. Location: #182648. I reported it to … [more]

[UPDATE: On 27.5.22 there were bits of glass still on the route. Fewer than when I reported this but still too many for me to pick up.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Jockey Lane, close to the entrance to Sainbury's off the roundabout, … [more]

[UPDATE: An image of racks that would expand the existing provision here and provide practical and comfortable parking for longer cycles or the trailers in this image: #184832.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. … [more]

[UPDATE: 20.6.22. Now the sign itself is obscured not just the content: #183650, and the sight lines are even further reduced.] [UPDATE: 13.6.22. The writing on the sign is completely obscured. There are no sightlines at all. So the cyclist … [more]

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane looking towards the junction with Malton Road, Huntington/York. Location of pothole/tarmac damage in: #182641 also links.

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane looking towards the junction with Malton Road, Huntington/York. The lanes are very narrow. This is a mini yet there is no space to … [more]

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [UPDATE: On 26.5.22 I saw the deepest part of the damage had been repaired.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane, just after the junction with Malton Road, … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.22] Malton Road, junction with New Lane, Huntington/York. Cyclists are abandoned here. No matter if you want to cross the junction or turn left (LNER Community Stadium, leisure facilities, restaurants, Monks Cross retail … [more]

[Image taken 10.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. A York Cars taxi 558 blocks the cycle circuit. Context: #175978. Other image today (also of obstruction of a cycle route): #182536.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The sheep pen barriers/obstructions (see: #180450) have been gone (again) for a couple of weeks. This is a steep incline. … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Malton Road close to junction with New Lane, Huntington, York. A toucan crossing. Access is tricky (see: #181985) and you have to know it is here. I didn't. I only saw it existed a week ago when someone cycled over … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] New Lane, junction with Malton Road, Huntington, York. A substandard (very narrow) link (with a very tight turn) from the ASL (see: #181984 and links) on New Lane to the eastern side of Malton Road. Other images in … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] New Lane junction with Malton Road, Huntington, York. There is no way for people on cycles to reach the ASL if drivers have got there before you. (And my experience is that motorists overtake, at speed, on New Lane to … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Monks Cross, close to cycle-ped access to Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] No buffer zone between the car parking and the cycle route. See also: #181981, #181982. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Monks Cross, close to cycle-ped access to Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Sheffields too close to the car parking. See also: #181981, #181983. Other images in other parts of … [more]

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