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[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Ah, this is what the Sheffield stands here used to look like pre-covid… Full. And with a variety of designs – ‘York’ cycles I call them - used for transporting goods and peop ... [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Library Square, York. It had started to rain. Hard. The padding on this child seat was sodden. The rest of the seat was wet too. A reason for installing covered cycle parking wherever possible. This is particularly imp ... [more]

[Image taken 23.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier e-cycles (overview #164663) obstruct Sheffields but do not use them. The cycle parking here is hugely in demand: from people visiting the library to those wal ... [more]

[Image taken 11.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier hire e-cycles (context: #185003) and a motorcycle on the Sheffields here. Other image today and links: #185485.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Library Square, York [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links to all images from today: #182481. It strikes me this issue is like the school run conundrum: you want to keep your kids safe so you take ... [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Library Square, York [NOTE: No streetview at this location] A motorist drives into what used to be a 'people' space until 2021. The driver waits with his engine running. He is polluting the space with toxic fumes, ad ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.4.22] Library Square, York. Context: #180523. The 'vehicle' that preceded this one was a very young child on a balance bike accompanied by a female adult heading towards the library. Two young lads clambered out of this ve ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Positioning an end rack away from any limiting infra means it can be used by oversized rigs or… people sharing locks ie who need a wider space. There are three shared locks on these cycles an ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Context and links: #180522.

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. Context and links: #180522.

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The racks are the practical Sheffield design, well located – close to the entrance to the destination (a library: York Explore), practically spaced (s ... [more]

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Events at ExploreYork (https://exploreyork.org.uk/) or in the enclosed green area next to it are popular with all ages. Many people arrive by cycle: #18 ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] Library Square, York. A driver in a vehicle at a 'people space'. Usually it's a bit more subtle that this is a food pickup. The clues are: that the vehicles are here at all (see: #174477 and links) and that the person ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] Library Square, York. A 'York' cycle. An owner-specific setup that makes this cycle even more suitable for utility purposes. You couldn't take it on LNER or other ToC (train operating company) that has hooks for cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Library Square, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This cycle also caught my attention today: two child seats, rear panniers, and a massive basket but no e-assistance. I asked the owner to hazard how much t ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Library Square, York. What I call a ‘York’cycle ie one set up for carrying dependants/shopping in short for utility use. In addition to the child seat it has a basket. Chunky. Heavy. I noticed this was an e-cycle. ... [more]

[Image taken 18.1.22] Library Square, York. I was unable to get to the Sheffield (cycle rack) stand on the left so leant my cycle against that of my partner. The man in the image was in the passenger seat of the vehicle obstructing the area ... [more]

[Image taken 29.12.21] Library Square, York. A cheering (and intriguing) sight on a wet, windy day when much of the city's cycle lanes and infra was under water. No rack. No basket. But a trailer. Does the cycle get used for commuting perha ... [more]

[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with basket and permanent panniers. Set up for utility use. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176867 and link

[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with retrofitted child seat and a basket. Set up for utility use and family travel. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: ... [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. [Note: streetview not available at this location.] Another interesting cycle here/near here today. Unusually this cargo cycle is not an e-cycle. I could not see if it was secured to anything. The ... [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. Other image this cycle (Paris C7 HMB www.gazellebikes.com/en-gb/paris-c7-hmb) see: #176780. One-prong stand. Integral lock. So the cycle does not need the Sheffield rack to support it but it does ... [more]

[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. A Paris C7 HMB. This e-cycle is very smart. It has an upright riding position and permanent panniers – so a ‘York’cycle (machine set up for utility use). But it is heavy. The weight of this ... [more]

[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A vehicle with a distinctive number plate blocks access to cycle racks and seating in what used to be a ‘people space’. Other images this issue here: #167118, #173012. Other image today: #1767 ... [more]

[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A classic cycle with retrofitted child seat. Practical around town but can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176760.

[Image taken 22.10.21], Library Square, York. There’s room on the Sheffields (racks) for longer and wider ‘York’cycles and trailers. This is appropriate because behind the camera is the library. People carry children on a variety of b ... [more]

[Image taken 18.10.21] Library Square, York. Creative use of a cycle trailer. Though using cycle parking for use other than securing cycles is not good practice. Racks are usually oversubscribed plus copycatting is an issue. Other images t ... [more]

[Image taken 28.9.21] A driver (with a broken back light) with bright orange food collection bag (Just Eat) on the back seat drove into Library Square, turned round and stopped. But kept the engine running. There were two people in the car. ... [more]

[Image taken 13.9. 21] Library Square, York. The man with the Just Eat bag is using the blue badge (disabled) parking while making a food pickup. See: #174133. Other images today: #174131 and links

[Image taken 13.9.21] Library Square, York. The blue badge space outside the library is used by a food collection driver - see: #174134. Other instances of parking on the blue badge spaces: #173012, #173302. And of parking in other places i ... [more]

[Image taken 20.8.21] Library Square, York. The two men drove in. One went to pick up the food order while the other waited. I was sat on a bench for five minutes. In this time two cars were used to collect snacks/meals. This practice is a ... [more]

[Image taken 20.8.21] Library Square, York. The driver of the black car was collecting a food order. She argued the parking was for library users. But didn't go into the library. She didn't seem to have a mobility issue and didn't mention t ... [more]

[Image taken 14.8.21] Library Square, York. Seen on a cycle outside the library. I covet and collect these. Not managed to get any from abroad (yet) though. I call them 'slappers'. But what are they really known as, 'snappers'? For the cycl ... [more]

[Image taken 14.8.21] Library Square, York. Travel the world via the books or the PCs in the library, or, today from the Sheffield racks outside it. See also: #173231. Other images today: #173232, #173233.

[Image taken 3.8.21] Library Square, York. For context see: #173012.

[Image taken 3.8.21] Library Square, York. The scaffolding has been removed from the front of the library. This means the racks to the left of the entrance (left out of shot) are again full with ‘York’cycles ie bikes that carry kit and ... [more]

[Update: The cones disappeared when the scaffolding on the Library disappeared in August 2021. The bent cycle rack remains wonky.] [Image taken 15.7.21] Library Square, York. (See also: #167118) Following the closure of the council offices ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Library Square (Museum Street/Lendal Bridge), York. During covid-19 lockdowns, the previously safe and 'human-feeling' space in front of York Explore (library, cafe, events space) has become a de facto parking area. Po ... [more]

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