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Start of Fitch Way cycleway

Approaching Green Man Public House, Left turn would take you to NCN1 Eastbound. Sign only shows NCN16 South

Cut Throat Lane, entrance eastbound

Cut Throat Lane, Level crossing

Motts lane, OK for road bikes, but avoid holes, rubbish and loose surface

Approaching NCN 16 cycle route Northbound

Rollerblading on the Eastern Esplanade cycle track, and a speed camera.

A jug-handle to help cyclists get from the eastbound roadway to the seafront cycle track.

The road is signposted as being "share space", but it looked little different from an ordinary busy road. At least the 20mph speed limit had camera enforcement.

The Western Esplanade cycle track, close to the doorzone, and with no provision at the bus stop.

A messy start to the cycle track on Western Esplanade, and particularly so for eastbound cyclists, who are directed onto the footway, and then left to choose between continuing along it and the carriageway via the central reservation gap.

The end of the 20mph speed limit on Western Esplanade, just short of the start of the cycle track.

There is a lift near the pier between the Western Esplanade/Marine Parade and the end of the High Street. There is also a hair-pin path behind the lift which one person cycled up while I was there. Also visible are the 20mph speed limit ... [more]

The contraflow cycle lane on Pier Hill has an odd traffic island arrangement at the foot.

The roadway is signed as a 20mph "share space", the footway as shared-use. People on bikes were using a mix of both. The carriageway has some fancy kerb patterns in the road, which in time will cause the surface quality to deteriorate fa ... [more]

The western end of the Eastern Esplanade cycle track. The road markings suggest cyclists are meant to return to the carriageway, but a significant proportion of people on bikes were using the seafront promenade.

A bus stop next to the cycleway on Eastern Esplanade, Southend.

From Notley Road, to London Road

Cyclepath from London Road, leading to Notley road

Steps up and over A120

Route over A120 on left, right for Notley Road

bridge with stairs and ramps

No longer a level crossing

NCN16 Canfield bridge

open access to the Flitch Way near Kenworthy Road

Anti-motorcycle barrier on the exit from NCN 16 to London Road, Braintree.

Access to the Flitch Way at the former Takeley station - unpaved, totally unsigned, though it could be a very useful link from Bishops Stortford or Braintree to Stansted Airport.

The Flitch Way at the former Takeley station - unpaved, totally unsigned, though it could be a very useful link from Bishops Stortford or Braintree to Stansted Airport.

Route 16 sign.

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