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Battered railings encroaching further into a narrow shared path. Why exactly are they needed? The next crossing does not have railings.

Burst water main, not being fixed. Grantchester High Street

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

As if this gate wasn't awkward enough to negotiate before, somebody has bolted a post onto the narrow cattle grid. Why is there so much resistance to making this busy, popular route to Granchester cycle friendly?

The barrier requires bikes to be lifted over since, even with the pedal at its highest point, the smallest of the metalwork pieces is still higher than the pedal.

Horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities. Even more horribly, this is right next to the Woolgrove school, for special needs, thus ensuring that the ... [more]

Horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities. Even more horribly, this is right next to the Woolgrove school, for special needs, thus ensuring that the ... [more]

horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities

Good Bye Cycle Lane, Hello School Run Every day during term time people bring cars to roads near their child's school and take it for granted that their noble cause gives them priority over cycle lanes, double yellow lines, pavements an ... [more]

Parked vehicle on cycle path where it leaves road onto shared pavement to pass a central reservation that makes road narrow.

Car parked on N67 next to a parking restriction notice!!

I'm not sure what the barriers here are meant to achieve, or why they are blocking the flagship cycleway on Waterloo Street.

The usual obstruction of the Colleges Cycle Route by taxi drivers at Buchanan Bus Station.

Greater Manchester Sale Cranleigh Drive one way street New homes (Trident Apartments) are built here with ample parking at the rear of the properties and yet this cycle lane is regularly obstructed by parked cars. Questions for Planning De ... [more]

The Doune Quadrant/Doune Gardens problem is still very much there.

Texting, engine running, not aware of those around her...

A really horrible barrier in the middle of a bumpy and miserly cycleway. At least the scenery north of here is decent. But you often feel like you're going to have a head-on collision, the path is so small there. Really unfortunate, s ... [more]

The cycle track linking Albert Road and Victoria Road has been blocked by a cycle hire station. Hopefully this will be sorted during the South City Way work.

linked to 89679 - sentiments the same, location approximate - there are plenty of examples along there. Note the bramble - luckily I was wearing knee-length leather boots so neither suffered damage to clothes nor to bare skin. That's eye ... [more]

It's a good thing the Milton parents did keep the free bus for Impington Village College. The fairly new cycle path along Butt Lane is becoming virtually unuseable owing to lack of maintenance. This is one example photo over overhanging ve ... [more]

The sign gives directions for left and right, but some people may actually want to go straight on, but the way is blocked by a planted area and the Fastlink busway. Behind the planted area is a 3-stage toucan crossing across Broomielaw (see ... [more]

Manchester Trafford Stretford Barton Road reported this by telephoning 0161 872 5050 log number 1704 1st Jan 2017 Obstructed and blocked shared footway. 2 driver's idea of sharing.There is also a wheelie bin obstructing all near to a lamppo ... [more]

UPDATE have reported this by telephoning 0161 872 5050 log number 1752 19th Dec 2016 which took over 12 mins (11 mins waiting) Withington Manchester Mauldeth Road West near Princess Parkway Obstructed and blocked shared footway. 2 driver's ... [more]

Construction of new building finally completed, and Abbey Street cycle crossing still obstructed.The two cars on the left are on double yellow lines.

Tesco delivery by Eddie Stobart - HGV stopped in general carriageway despite there being enough empty parking bays just a few meters away.

Yet another example that the builders really don't care at all about illegally blocking the route for local people. And that the council and police are complicit in not making sure they don't obstruct.

An abrupt ending to the Hamilton Road cycle track, at a build-out. Maybe this is still to be dealt with.

Van blocking contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street. A daily occurrence for much of the year - certainly this last week, and most summers from July to October. There are, of course, parking spaces marked and vacant just across the road, b ... [more]

Advisory Cycle Lane On Parry's Lane

#space4parking on the footway by MMU's new Birley Fields development. Note the man in the white van carrying a fire extinguisher was genuinely loading but had to stop in the carriageway as all the loading bays were parked in. Also note the ... [more]

Quality Infrastructure in Stockton-on-Tees, Shame On Audi Driver

Contraflow Cycle Lane with Van Parking

These barriers obstruct the route for cyclists, requiring anyone to dismount and lift your bike over the barriers. This is a restricted byway so there is a right to cycle along here. The traffic regulation orders here prohibit motor vehicle ... [more]

Car Wash In Cycle Lane

End Of Marked Cycle Lane On Hartcliffe Way Looking North Location: Hartcliffe, Bristol (England, United Kingdom)

Railings obstructing the cycleway between Newmarket Rd Tesco and Riverside have been removd. Well done Tesco. See eg. #10886 for what was here previously.

Danger: edge of bricks gave me two punctures!

Kissing gate and barrier excludes disabled cyclists and those who use cycle trailers.

Kissing gate and barrier excludes disabled cyclists and people who use cycle trailers.

Kissing gate and obstruction excludes disabled people who cycle and those who use cycle trailers.

Cycle infrastructure discriminates against disabled people who cycle and those who cycle with child trailers.

This chain is fixed to the wall with a steel screw chain link which can be undone with a spanner - so is not very secure. But more to the point the bikes are blocking the footway (as are the bins in the background). What is needed here is s ... [more]

Baldwin Street Obstruction

Street lighting being replaced. The new lampposts are sited almost in the middle of the footway. In fact this one is half a lamppost width further towards the centre than the previous one (which can be seen in the ground having been cut off ... [more]

@POPScotland here's the bike lane on waterloo st glasgow this afternoon. and aye, that is a warden sauntering by. http://t.co/ikhVWmHNnY @sintaygaleska @POPScotland Must admit I'd be asking the warden if they were going to do something a ... [more]

Width, safety, and comfort dramatically reduced by Essex County Council's insistence that the parapets are protected by obstructive, unnecessary means. Take to the left of the concrete bollards (when the sign for motorists isn't in place ... [more]

Width, safety, and comfort dramatically reduced by Essex County Council's insistence that the parapets are protected by obstructive, unnecessary means. See also #62514.

Car parked blocking cycle track at St Andrew's Square

The Milton Road mandatory cycle lane obstructed.

A rare example of a double-post cycle route sign, but the posts are in the way on the narrow footway. The destinations refer to the ramp down to the canal path, before the billboard, and not the path after the billboard, which goes to Vaila ... [more]

Barriers to cycling on the otherwise good new cycleway alongside the Edinburgh Tram route through Sighthill. Electrical boxes placed in the middle of the cycle part of the shared use footway, and barriers hemming you in at the toucan crossi ... [more]

Parked cars on cycle lane outside Gala casino Glasgow, where not only do cars ignore double yellow lines they double park, right across cycle lanes, now that is style! NB: This two-way cycle path in the carriageway across the casino l ... [more]

Car reg S57 LM0 blocking the cycle lanes that bypass the traffic calming outside Coleridge College. This has been an ongoing issue since the traffic calming was installed. It takes just one selfish individual to put at risk the thousands of ... [more]

HGV parked in car bays totally obstructing cycle lane

Another HGV parked in car bays

Cyclists expected to cycle THROUGH a bus stop on a signed cycle route from Totton to the city centre.

Cyclists expected to cycle THROUGH a bus stop on a signed cycle route from Totton to the city centre.

Post obstructing legitimate use of narrow shared cycle/footpath. Renders route unusable for cycles with panniers or trailers, tricycles & wheelchair users.

Homebase, Toll Gate, Colchester. Has good cycle parking in size, unfortunately they block it with shop displays or is cluttered up with uncollected trolleys. Complaints havent made a difference too. Another example: http://cycle.st/p5227 ... [more]

Homebase, Toll Gate, Colchester. Has good cycle parking in size, unfortunately they block it with shop displays or is cluttered up with uncollected trolleys. Complaints havent made a difference too. Another example: http://cycle.st/p5227 ... [more]

The Range, Cowdray Ave. The only cycle parking constantly blocked by their shop displays they use 2 parking bays for. Despite no. of complaints nothing gets done.

Cyclist Dismount? How about just cycling around the roadwork...

Wild roses are beautiful, but not what you want to encounter dangling across a cycle track, especially not at night. At best they will snag your clothes and tear your flesh. At worst they could take your eye out. This is a recurrent ... [more]

Wild roses are beautiful, but not what you want to encounter dangling across a cycle track, especially not at night. At best they will snag your clothes and tear your flesh. At worst they could take your eye out. This is a recurrent ... [more]

Blatant obstruction of mandatory cycle lane by Ford BF58 JFX while driver popped to the shops

See #49228 for the taxi blocking the westbound cycle lane ... And meanwhile, looking in the opposite direction, this range rover chooses to ignore the stop line (as so many drivers do) and pulls forward. He is blocking the entrance to the C ... [more]

Licensed private-hire vehicle, which had been waiting illegally on the pavement in a no waiting no loading at any time section of highway, moves off, without indicating, in the path of two cyclists and a motor vehicle.

Spot the cycle racks at The Range! There are two Sheffield stands amongst the plants -- see #35729.

New chicane at the entrance to the Garrison network. Still nothing to stop motorists parking in the bay directly in front of it (see #28885).

'How to restrict access to a cycle path' by RX51PXF. It was here for several hours, and there was plenty of space nearby if they wanted to be more considerate. Maybe the driver believed they had a 'right' to obstruct the pavement and droppe ... [more]

Dutch Flower Shop in Woolton Liverpool. Despite many polite requests, it insists on blocking the cycle lane (double yellow lines!) all year around. The police seems to be very ineffective in sorting this out.

Cyclists and pedestrians having to make way for motor vehicles on what should be a segregated facility... Not sure this was Cycle Colchester's idea of 'Share the Space', but this is the reality when Kings Meadow is opened up for use as a ... [more]

Overranking by silver Mondeo CE57 WXD (license 47), by silver Peugeot SD57 BFO from Panther taxis and white LT1 AE56 LDX (license 278).

Police and/or LAPE left the half overranking taxi and two more overranking taxis arrive.

Police and/or LAPE at a half overranking taxi on St Andrews Street.

Cycle lane with cars parking in it every few yards.

Cycle lane both ways sign, cars parked every few yards.

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone to find the new section of cycle lane on St. Johns Street obstructed! See #29978 for perspective.

Unnecessary chicane on cycle path between Berkley Close and Albrighton Croft.

One of three (see #27484 and #27485) unnecessary chicanes between Dilbridge Road West/East and Fairhead Road South/North.

One of three (see #27484 and #27486) unnecessary chicanes between Dilbridge Road West/East and Fairhead Road South/North.

One of three (see #27485 and #27486) unnecessary chicanes between Dilbridge Road West/East and Fairhead Road South/North.

Permeability where Beche Road meets Old Heath Road.

Video cycling along The Commons. In this short clip, no less than twelve vehicles are legally parked in the 'cycle lane'.

Woolton Cycle Route, Liverpool, L25. This police car obstructs an advisory cycle lane. This was not an emergency (I talked to the police officer). There is plenty of parking in side streets, so obstructing the cycle lane was clearly avoi ... [more]

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Route - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by parked cars.

Woolton Cycle lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton cycle lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton cycle lane - obstructed by parked cars

Woolton Cycle Route - obstructed by bus dropping of school children.

Woolton Cycle Lane - obstructed by cars

Woolton cycle lane - obstructed by cars

Woolton Cycle Route - obstructed by cars

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