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Route sign directs cyclists across a level crossing with awkward kissing gates either side #153284 , dismount, then walk across a pedestrian only bridge rather than ride a short stretch of carriageway. And just in case folk might think this ... [more]

Kissing gates on either side of the level crossing. Awkward at the best of times, but completely bonkers if a group of cyclists is trying to get clear the railway when the red light starts flashing and have to slowly negotiate the gate one ... [more]

Opened early in 2020, the East Cliff viaduct is planned to allow a cycle route beneath it from Preston station to NCN routes 55 and 62 in Avenham Park.

The riverside route in Avenham Park, Preston (NCN routes 55, 62 and 622), with the Old Tram Road bridge (closed in 2019) in the distance.

The riverside route in Avenham Park, Preston (NCN routes 62 and 622), passing beneath the former railway viaduct (NCN route 55) - but getting from one to the other is hard.

Former East Lancs Railway viaduct (NCN route 55) from the riverside route in Avenham Park, Preston (NCN routes 62 and 622).

Part of Preston's Guild Wheel cycle route (NCN 622). This route through the park is wide, unobstructed and well paved

A path connecting Strand Road to the riverside path

Cycle route leaving car park.

Mandatory Left Turn signs used at location where cycle route turns left.

Leaving Preston Marina doesn't involve crossing the railway tracks on the bridge. Advertising aimed at cyclists for nearby café.

Route sign where cycle path recommences after the bridge in #55260. But getting to it from the roadway involves a detour around the end of the railing.

Red sign reads "Cyclists are advised to dismount and cross the bridge on pedestrian footways". It may be more effective to warn cyclists to take care crossing the railway tracks. Perhaps a sign like in #19642.

Cyclists have been directed to use the pedestrians only route across the bridge rather than the roadway

Gate across path, but with enough space to the side to get around on a bike.

Cyclists are encouraged to use route on which cycling is not allowed! This path leads to #55259. Red sign reads "Cyclists are advised to dismount and cross the bridge on pedestrian footways". The blue 'Cyclists Dismount' sign can be seen ... [more]

A decently wide and well surfaced section of path alongside the River Ribble

The Guild Wheel path seemed well used at rush hour

Sharp bend in riverside path around compound

Junction layout at A59 junction. The Guild Wheel is the name of the riverside path.

A short section of kerbside shared use footway before the riverside path starts

River Ribble, Fishwick Bottoms, Preston Ribble Way at Fishwick Bottoms, looking westward towards Preston

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