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Narrow cycle lane ends, Greenbank Road, Liverpool

Greenbank Road, junction with Penny Lane, Liverpool

Narrow cycle lane, Greenbank Road, Liverpool

A Sustrans milepost. NCN56

The NCN56 cycleway is basically a scantily signed footway that crosses the road here.

An ad-hoc ramp has been concreted onto these two steps.

The three graces on a dull day viewed by a cyclist on ncr 56 heading for the Wirral and a trip around the coast to Chester. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Head https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferry_Cross_the_Mersey

@roadcc the ncn needs some of that 7bn spending on it! http://t.co/Eszdx5DAvj

#Liverpool's first double-sided #citybike station is now operational in #Chinatown! http://t.co/AO2mYfhHTX

Cobbles or slabs to choose from on NCN 56.

This section of single lane road is controlled by traffic signals. NCN 56 is on the footway.

Cycle parking, some of it blocked by barriers, outside the Liverpool Arena & Convention Centre, next to NCN56.

This is NCN56, on a site that has been totally rebuilt in recent years. Everything here could have been done differently.

NCN56

This is NCN 56.

Bad, just bad!

The roundabout at the end of the bus station.

The cycle track up the side of the bus station.

A sign for NCN56 on Strand Street, with suspended bus lane.

Sustrans milepost in Liverpool's regenerated docks - although this isn't shown as a cycle route on OpenCycleMap

Unrestrained car parking at traffic signals

Signage at junction with railway path in Wirral Country Park, plus information board

Straight-forward gap beside gate at cycle path access

The turn off of Heath Lane and onto the cycle path

Sign reads: "Wait here until the cattle have passed." This chap had been waiting for at least 10 minutes when I arrived!

Busy road crossing at A550 junction, with option to cross the road slightly further along, where it is just as busy but there is a tiny traffic island in the middle of the road

Gate and bypass with step that forces all cyclists to dismount and lift their bikes across

A gate at entrance to cycle path from Bridle Lane

Two pairs of gates on cycle path at farm track crossing

Is a gate really necessary between the cycle path and public road ahead?

A gate at the entrance to the cycle path, but no gate needed on private driveway

End of shared-use footway

No effort appears to have been made to convert this footway to shared-use other than to put up signs.

Lots of vehicles triggering the 50mph/Slow Down signs on A41 dual carriageway on approach to at-grade junction (see also #53676)

Personally, I'd choose the shared-use footways over the roadway any day! This was the only photo I took at this location where the '(50)/Slow Down' electronic signs weren't lit (see also #53677).

Junction of Shropshire Union Canal towpath and ramp up to A41 (see also #53673 and #53674)

Ramp between Shropshire Union Canal towpath and A41 dual carriageway (see also #53673 and #53675)

Shared-use footway alongside A41, passing over Shropshire Union Canal (see also #53674 and #53675)

Junction signage on the Shropshire Union Canal

The turn onto the canal path on NCN5 and NCN56

The cycle path meets a minor road, before the cycle routes join the canal

The cycle path through the middle of Chester Zoo, passing under the monorail.

The start of the cycle path through Chester Zoo

A short length of cycle path at Long Lane crossing

Separate signs for NCN5 and NCN56

Clear signage at Fairfield Road access point on Chester Greenway

Cycleway next to seafront footway

Closed-off road-end, by cycle access maintained

Cycle track linking toucan crossing to nearby side road

Cycle lane for NCN56 going into park, created with just paint, no traffic islands.

Exit for Neston, but also for connection to NCN568 to the Welsh Border

This gate easy to get around without hindering path users too much, but enough to slow users down at road crossing

Messy, signs obscuring each other, counter will only count those that don't take shortcut, all poorly thought out

Cycleway above walkway (see also #52963)

The cycle route takes a detour to run on top of the sea wall

Potential for conflict between cyclists and telescope users

A short bit of sand to cross between two sections of concrete cycle track

Transition at the end of King's Parade

Marked cycleway along King's Parade

Marine Promenade, New Brighton

A short break in the cycle track at Egremont

Seacombe Promenade, with marked cycleway

Seacombe Promenade, with 'No Motor Vehicles' signs

NCN 56 exits park

NCN 56 enters park

Gatepost blocking part of cycle lane in Aigburth Drive.

Contraflow cycle lane on Calderstones Road

Mandatory left turn ahead. No mention of whether cyclists can turn right into the contraflow cycle lane.

Various bits of cycle track across traffic islands, allowing cyclists to make otherwise banned turns, and to provide access to contraflow facility around one side of the one-way system.

A short length of protected cycle lane at Childwall, to stop drivers of motor vehicles cutting the corner.

A barrier, but less severe than the others on the Liverpool Loop Line, and a dropped kerb, on Well Lane.

Sign at junction of NCN 56 and 62 on Liverpool Loop Line path

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