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[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap intended to be an exit/entrance remains unprotected so drivers continue to park in it. Other images today see: #170372 and links

[Image taken 17.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap in the flood walls was temporarily closed earlier this month see: #169880. Today I saw the access to the walks and rides alongside the Ouse was open again. The route is part of NCN65. O ... [more]

[Image taken 9.6.21] Skeldergate, York. I noticed this sign today. Perhaps because the street was quiet so I could look ahead? And because my eye naturally followed the vehicles ahead? I can't read the yellow sign in the background in the i ... [more]

[Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Briars on the very well used ped-cycle-hire scooter route alongside the York-Scarborough rail line. See today: #169949 and links.

[Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. The greenery needs cutting back particularly that at head height. Other images this issue today: #169949 and links.

[Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Greenery including the thorny, scratchy, tear-the-skin-and-clothes-kind coming through the fencing from the York-Scarbrough railway. This dogwalker is 6ft 2". He just fitted underneath the flower ... [more]

[Image taken 6.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Briars are among the plants that reduce the width for use and the attractiveness of doing so along this very busy traffic-free link. Impact on the route today see: #169931 and links. Images from ... [more]

[Image taken 6.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Uncontrolled growth through the fencing from the York-Scarbrough railway is a continual problem. In previous years it has massively impacted on the space available for all users of this motor tra ... [more]

[Image taken 3.6.21] York. Buttercups shining in the evening sun on NCN65 alongside Clifton Ings. (No streetview image here.) Today see also: #169891 and links

[Image taken 3.6.21] York. Buttercups and clover alongside NCN65 between Rawcliffe Bar Country Park and Homestead Park. (No streetview location.) I can't recall seeing fields of buttercups like these in previous years. Stunning. Today see a ... [more]

[Image taken 31.5.21] Skeldergate, York. This sign has appeared. I saw it for the first time today because I was looking for diversion signage before I got to: #169091. It's big but high up and, critically for me, it's generic. Hence my not ... [more]

[Image taken 27.5.21] The signage pointing towards Terry Avenue has been removed - see Google streetview. It is for the duration of the Clementhorpe flood defences work/Terry Avenue closure see: #169586. Other images today: #169734, #169735 ... [more]

[Image taken 27.5.21] The Transpennine Trail logo and the NCN65 number have now been added to the map. ** But ** the 'You are here' is not connected in any way to the diversion route for cyclists. I could not see where people were meant to ... [more]

[Image taken 27.5.21] There's now a forest of signs (previous situation see: #169085). But still none directly and immediately addressing for people on cycles - locals and those following the Transpennine Trail and NCN65. See also: #169735 ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.21] Marygate car park. The hoardings not only make the area oppressive and unsafe-feeling (a reminder of the bad old days of the previous Scarborough Bridge: #169478) but they also block the little light left. (There was i ... [more]

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. Other images of people on Terry Ave snapped today: #169586 and links

[Image taken: 4.4.21] Terry Avenue, York. The date of closure for year-long works for the Clementhorpe Flood Alleviation Scheme was pushed back several times. (It finally closed on Monday 17 May 2021.) I went out today to take images to hel ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Group of four bikepackers came through the floodgate ie from the riverside route along the Ouse. They conferred as to their route. They headed up the shallower of the slopes to/from Scarborough ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. On the hoardings is the explanation for their presence (see: #169468). But who will see it? More worryingly is that this is not a good place to encourage people to stop and look at something, an ... [more]

NOTE added 8.6.21: Near the cycle-ped-wheelchair path to check on this: #169953 I decided to do a user count. Unlike when this image was taken the weather was warm and sunny. USER COUNT: Note we were in Stage three of the UK government's ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. The sign is an explanation for the hoardings. (Content see: #169468.) But what a place to put it. At the bottom/start of a steep slope with no sightlines, in a space just over 3m wide (see: #169 ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. Location of one of the signs explaining the reason for the changes here. No maps of the area with warnings about other flood works along the Ouse that might well affect people parking here, or w ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. Explanation for the hoardings and the reduced capacity of the car park went up this week. See also: #169468, #169469, #169470, #169471. Other issues here today: #169466.

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. Broken branch obstructing the shared use route alongside the Scarborough-York rail line. The city has had a lot of rain over the past couple of days. See also: #169464

[Image taken 21.5.21] Royal Mail sorting office/West Esplanade, York. The small green sign saying Talk to us, we'll listen with the Samaritans number appeared on the upright of this signpost this week. A literal sign of the times during the ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. After heavy rain, there is now also puddling again at this end of the Bridge. See: #168503 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Looking down the steeper of the two slopes between Scarborough Bridge and the shared use path (local leisure walks and cycle routes, and NCN65, Transpennine Trail) that leads to/from/past it. O ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Two pedestrians using the steeper of the two slopes between the shared use ped-cycle route between Bootham Terrace/St Mary’s and Scarborough Bridge/the River Ouse. On the other side of the br ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This is the steeper of two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge. It is used by everyone – despite the cycle signage. It is the first slope you reach on the shared route from Bootham Terrace/St M ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The diagonal measurements are 5m here: see #169290. Other images here today: #169284 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. On this shared-use route at the base of a junction with a steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge, the diagonal measurements are 5m. Other images here today: #169284 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Looking towards the River Ouse with Scarborough Bridge on the right between this shared use route and the York-Scarborough rail line. The green hoardings are part of a compound for the Environm ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York (looking in the direction of Bootham). Just 327cm for a route passing and leading to/from a steep slope used by pedestrians and cycles of all widths and lengths. Other images here today: #169284 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Indicative space requirement and position for someone joining the shared use route from the steep slope (all users) from Scarborough Bridge on an ‘unadorned’ cycle (unusual in York). Other ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The woman on her own is in the blind corner of the steep slope down from Scarborough Bridge. The two pedestrians in the background, moving sociably and comfortably, take up the available space. ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York (looking in the direction of Bootham). The width of this route is just 320cm wide despite it being at a junction with a steep slope. People on cycles need a runup to and sufficient space (turnin ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Width of shared use, two-way path at this junction with a blind corner and a steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge, used by most people of all non-motorised travel modes, 320cm. The hoardings ... [more]

[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. No details of the reason for the closure (see: #168828); how long it will be closed for, a contact for problems. See also: #169084 and links

[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Map at right angles – not easy to consult. Nowhere for cyclists to secure or lean cycles while they look at the map. (This issue see also: #168889.) See also: #169084 and links

[Further comment 31.5.21 see: #169824] [Updated image 31.5.21: #169824] ] [Updated image 27.5.21 see: #169735] [Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. This sign is clear: road ahead closed. But you have already made the turn into here by ... [more]

[Updated image 27.5.21 see: #169734] [Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. The diversion sign for the floodworks that started today is for pedestrians. Where is the one for cyclists? Terry Ave its itself a 'destination' for people on cy ... [more]

Update: 9.6.21 There's still no mention of Rowntree Park or the Millennium Bridge on foot, on a cycle or by car. [Image taken 17.5.21] Skeldergate, York. Terry Avenue closed on Monday, 17 May 2021 for a year for Clementhorpe floodworks. Sig ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. Light is out and it’s dark. Same issue, same time see also: #168906 and links.

[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. Light is out and it’s dark.[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail buildin ... [more]

[Update: A reply in the name of the Customer & Resident Services Manager on 18/05/2021 14:16 said: The current status of your report is: closed - development works. This street light has been temporarily disconnected due to development work ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. There is no reference to ‘Leeman Road’ as given on the cycle map as an alternative for when the gates to/from the station here are closed. There's no other help ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. A third sign very close to the station entrance/exit but with limited information and nothing that will help someone who finds the gates are locked. Other images on ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. Two detailed signs. No help if you get to the rail station between 22.30 and 05.30 when the gates are locked. Neither includes the name ‘Leeman Road’ – the ac ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The largest text clearly suggests the information is only for, relevant to, people cycling yet the bridge was replaced to make it accessible so information should r ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. Providing a map is a good idea. However, the map is aimed at people on cycles. It covers the whole city. The detail of the city centre is even less accessible as it ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. There are no clues the gates to the station are locked. There is a cycle map (right) but it is high up and on top of a bank. It’s therefore inaccessible to many. ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The gates cannot be seen from even quite close to. There are three route signs and a map of the city for cyclists but no, ‘Gates are closed 22.30-05.30’ warning ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The gates are locked overnight. There’s no sign alerting people. See also: #168899, #168900, #168901, #168902, #168903, #168904, #168905

[Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. A basic overview of the diversions in place from the Millennium Bridge in the south of the city to Scarborough Bridge in the north. All are due to floodworks. See more images related to the signage ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. Some cyclists on wider and longer designs using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route (Trans Pennine Trail, NCN65 and local/utility destinations) across the racecourse cannot get through the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. This cycle-ped-wheelchair route is used by wider and longer designs including trikes, recumbents, sociables on loan or on trial from local cycle businesses such as Get Cycling www.get ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. Looking towards Bishopthorpe Road from the racecourse access. The cycle-ped-wheelchair route (see: #168854) crosses from left to right (the black and white barrier). More images here ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The road is open to motor traffic today as - despite the corona pandemic - there was horse racing. Looking towards the racecourse. The cycle-ped-wheelchair route (Trans Pennine Trail, ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When open to motor traffic (as here) the black and white gate limits the gap to 96cm at its narrowest. It is also noticeably uphill to reach the cycle-ped-wheelchair route beyond. Mor ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The black and white gate limits the space (downhill in this direction) to a gap of 145cm, decreasing to 100cm and then 96cm. More images here today see: #168847 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When this (black and white) gate is open to road users it creates a chicane that funnels all users of the route (to/from the College, the Tesco on Tadcaster Road) and people on the Tr ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The barriers on this route (Trans PennineTrail, NCN65) are intimidating, tight and on a noticeable incline - downhill in this direction. More images here today see: #168847 and links. ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic - it is the black and white barrier in this image. See: #168847 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic. When open to motor vehicles it creates a third barrier for people using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route parallel to the raceco ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Return of puddling after rain. Disappointing. It had seemed resolved in November 2020. Images of the problem from September 2020: #168503 and links.

[Image taken 24.9.20] Scarborough Bridge, York. Puddling on the new bridge (formally opened April 2019). The bridge is an accessible replacement for the original. It links the station and areas beyond with the Clifton/Bootham side of town a ... [more]

[Image taken 24.9.20] Scarborough Bridge, York. Puddling on the new bridge (completed February 2019). The water remains after rain stops. It hugely reduces the usable width for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users. Puddling at other e ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. The tarmac has been extended (previously bare earth and sometimes mud showed the additional space people need to get through). This need that is not provided for is visible in (too) ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. This pair of staggered barriers is tight and are noticeably uphill in this direction. I've seen riders of sociables and trikes (and their stokers/passengers) dismount and push over ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. This was a pair of staggered barriers. One has been removed. You can see the dark square of tarmac where one end was buried. This makes it much more comfortable and straightforward ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 172cm for all users, all directions, all speeds passing the exit from/access to this steep slope and also passing in the direction of the camera and towards it. There’s clutter, mud… See als ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. From this: #166422 and this: #157641 to this. Image showing what we’ve lost (to car parking). The width is now 330cm. But that’s the actual not the usable width. The usable width is a maximu ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Avoidable congestion. Avoidable hazards. Avoidable conflict. If the gap in: #167998 were open and drivers prevented from parking in front of it. See also today: #167998 and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Seven people trying to squeeze through a small gap avoiding a hire bike. Fortunately, the bays were empty apart from one cycle. See also today: #167998, and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The only way through to the riverside walks and the less steep slope to/from the bridge is through the Tier scooter/e-bike bays. See also today: #167998 and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. City of York Council seem unaware of how many people pass through the car park to reach the riverside walks or Scarborough Bridge and the importance of providing gaps in the fencing to enable pe ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. After the driver that was parked here moved, I replaced the cones to try to keep the route free for people heading to the river and walks, and the station, etc, via Scarborough Bridge. See also ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This was the only way through the cars to the slope – see links below. When I arrived it had a car parked in it. When the driver left I saw there were cones that had been moved out of the way. ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. Shape of the new central reservation. There are two lanes of ‘all’ traffic either side. There are several retail parks either side with DIY outlets and supermarkets - so people may have lug ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. No mention of people on cycles. No information about the works. An email reply dated 13.4.21 from City of York Council about the decision to remove the covid-19 corridor said: "...appropriat ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. The beams marked the extent of the previous route alongside the car park. The covid-19 coned corridor has been removed. See also: (Overview): #157644. (Images taken on this day): #167242, #1672 ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. No diversions shown for people on cycles despite the signage that this is NCN65. The covid-19 popup coned corridor is being removed. See also: (Overview): #157644. (Images taken on this day): # ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate carpark, York. Signage for pedestrians but not for people on cycles. Plus, people continue to filter through the car park. Due to habit? Because they came through that way? Due to lack of clarity of signage? B ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate Lane, York. Works continue to remove the covid-19 popup coned corridor through Marygate car park. Despite being a key route for people on cycles, there is no recognition of this: #167245. (Overview): #157644. ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate Lane, York. The route through Marygate car park between homes, schools, the hospital, York St John Uni, and the river, and the rail station using the (from February 2019) accessible Scarborough Bridge is block ... [more]

Marker and info board at the west end of the Trans Pennine Trail, Hornsea

[Image taken 31.3.21] Transporting an awning in a trailer on NCN65 near Rawcliffe Meadows, York. Ryan is to be found on the ice cream boat some days: #167763. See also wider, longer 'York' cycles: #164845.

[Image taken 24.3.21] Lighting at Esplanade carpark, York. Part of a route (used by tourers on the Transpennine and NCN65) proposed as a diversion from the riverside which will close for the summer from 1 April 2021. See also: #166257, #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 24.3.21] Proposed access to the ped-cycle-wheelchair-accessible riverside at Esplanade car park, York, during temporary closure of the path. There's currently no destination signage, simply route branding. The bollards and post ... [more]

[Image taken 24.3.21] Esplanade car park, York. This signage is not visible to someone cycling through (it's at right angles). But it shows people are 'tolerated' not welcome here. There's nothing introducing the park (Memorial Gardens) - t ... [more]

[Image taken 24.3.21] The cycle symbols on the route out of Esplanade carpark, York, have worn away. There are two lots of 3.5cm untapered solid metal upstands across the full width of the route (part of flood prevention measures), height r ... [more]

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