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[Image taken 29.7.21] Tanner's Moat, York. Cycle diversion signage in situ see: #170534. Explanation see: #172711. Other images today: #172710 and links

[Friday 30.7.21. The signage was still redundant/unsightly after 48 hours. If it remains here it won't be signposting a critical diversion for visitors or residents this weekend.] [Image taken 29.7.21] Tanner's Moat, York. The sign, cone an ... [more]

[Image taken 29.7.21] Tanner Row, York. Tier e-cycles and e-scooters continue to block access to the information totem and the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands. There were three scooters and two cycles parked outside the relocated bays. All ... [more]

[Image taken 28.7.21] Deangate/Minster Yard, York. On my way through (in the direction the camera is facing) there was a York, yellow, minibus where this car is. It was disgorging a group of passengers into the path of people cycling in th ... [more]

[More recent image: #172711] [Image taken 28.7.21] Tanner's Moat, York. 16.30-ish and at the works compound behind me looked as if everyone had left. So I lugged the signs, the sandbags and the cone out the way. They are very heavy but ther ... [more]

[Image taken 28.7.21] Tanner Row, York. Another cone not in place so not doing its job but instead blocking access to other infra, in this case Sheffield racks (cycle parking). Search on 'redundantcone' for more instances. Other image this ... [more]

[Image taken 23.7.21] Londis, Haxby Road junction with White Cross Road, York. The man in the doorway came out to see what I was taking photos of (see: #172424, #172425, #172426, #172427). I had tried to close the door myself but it the loc ... [more]

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. See context in: #172391.

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. (Note: streetview shows the old layout of the retail park.) Parking on the cycle route is commonplace, as is walking. See #157150 and #157148 and links. This driver was almost certainly p ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The vehicle here is obstructing sight of temporary crossing lights for people on cycles needing to reach this lane. Other images here today: #172327, #172328, #172330. Other images today: #172321 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The two works signs have fallen over. (See also: #172341.) The driver of the vehicle in the image drove away without setting them up. Context and safety warning: #172327. Further image of the effe ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. I’ve used the crossing between Leeman Road a contraflow on the left between where the square red sign and the square yellow sign in at the back of this image on the left-hand side to this carria ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The Network Rail employee removed this split bag (therefore redundant and a trip hazard) on his own initiative. Context image: #172322. Other images tod ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] One of two barricades that have, it appears, been abandoned. They have been moved around. The sandbags and the feet are trip hazards. The black bag is n ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.21] The Avenue, Starbeck, North Yorkshire. This driver has blocked access to the fabulous Nidderdale Greenway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidderdale_Greenway). All images today see: #172294

[Image taken 17.7.21] Tanner Row junction with Rougier Street, York. The Tier bays have been relocated. The original markings are still visible. Other image this subject today: #172110 and links

[Image taken 17.7.21] Tanner Row junction with Rougier Street, York. The Tier bays have been moved. They blocked access to/from the Sheffields (cycle racks). They prevented access to the information totem. Other image this subject today: #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.7.21] Memorial Gardens, Esplanade car park, York. Gate now secured open at least temporarily: previous situation: #171369. This path is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bri ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] George Hudson Street (direction of Rougier Street), York. This oversized sign is angled away from the road which means it may not be seen by those it is aimed at. It needs moving: to make it visible, to remove the obst ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] Station Road, York. The clutter and confusion resulting from the plethora of diversion signs for the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bridge (search on ‘wellingtonrowesplanadel ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] Leeman Road, York cycle contraflow. Cone obstructing the pavement. This is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bridge. It is also the signposted route for wheelchair use ... [more]

[Image taken 7.7.21] Hazelnut Grove, York. What possible explanation can there be? Other images today see: #171490 and links

[Image taken 7.7.21] West Esplanade/Esplanade car park/Memorial Gardens, York. This driver was on the clearly marked ‘keep clear’ area. Doors on both sides of the large vehicle were wide open. A constant stream of people on cycles was s ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. Driver obstructing the contraflow cycle lane. An all too frequent sight on this street. Other images today see: #171434 and links.

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The badly parked hire scooters and cycles - see: #171438 prevented this cargo cycle rider from using the racks. The knock-on effect was more clutter, more hazards and an even less attractive space. Oth ... [more]

[Update see: #172110, #172114] [Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The Tier hire e-scooters and e-bikes were blocking access to both sides of the information totem. They were blocking access to the cycle parking from the paved area - dir ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner’s Moat, York. This driver is partially blocking the cycle cut-through and the wheelchair ramp (see: #171342). The person was not in the vehicle so it was not possible to ask him/her to move it. This space must ... [more]

Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Sign obstructing already very narrow pavement (plus a second one beyond the blue car). It is not doing its job. It is redundant. It is a hazard. See a ... [more]

[Image taken 26.6.21] Navigation Road, York. This taxi driver was blocking access to/from the key motor traffic-free link Navigation Road-Palmer Street through the Hungate development. He was also idling. The corner here is a blind one - fr ... [more]

[Update: This issue was resolved within a week.] [Image taken 26.6.21] Station Road, York. Uncontrolled plant/tree growth creates a hazard here. Carriageways are narrow, the route is busy and there are buses, coaches and other large vehicle ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.21] Tanner’s Moat, York. The rider from: #170667 and #170668 is now obstructing the ASL on Rougier Street. Other images today see: #170661 and links.

[Image taken 25.6.21] Tanner’s Moat, York, cycle-specific cut-through to-from Rougier Street. This rider is using a cycles-only piece of infra. See also: #170667 and links.

[Image taken 25.6.21] Tanner’s Moat, York, cycle-specific cut-through to-from Rougier Street. Unassuming but critical – see: #166027. I will continue to ask City of York Council to relocate the motorcycle racks from this end to the othe ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.21] Station Road/Lendal Bridge, York. This is a local taxi driver obstructing the ASL. No excuse. Other images this ASL see: #170663, #170664. The damaged kerb stone to the right of the ASL was reported 14.5.21. Other imag ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. The growth at the base of this tree causes 'fluffy ankles'. The growth reduces the width of the already inadequate, non-complaint advisory cycle lane to ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. Uncontrolled vegetation growth creates hazards for cyclists (for example at cycle parking: #170526) and by reducing the width of routes as in this image ... [more]

Update: 23.6.21 Reply from Rentokil: "We endeavor to identify and reward drivers who show respect to other road users, however, we have taken your feedback onboard and will actively start to review our driver and Highway Code Training." "[I ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The barriers remain on the outside of the car park meaning that each day I pass through the gap is closed. This leads to people climbing over the fencing (see: #170084) and ad hoc use including ... [more]

Update: The barricade had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remained. [Image taken 13.6.21] Rougier Street, York. I caught my wheel on the protruding base of this barrier as I passed. It started to fall on me. It’s unstable. If a child knocked it ... [more]

Update: On 19.6.21 this sign seemed to have been restored to the pavement see: #170483. [Image taken 13.6.21] Rougier Street, York. This is one of the fallen signs and cone I have been trying to report. On 12.6.21 they were here: #170004 an ... [more]

[Update 15.6.21. These had gone today.] [Image taken 13.6.21] Rougier Street, York. Three completely flat signs and one without the information side showing: so four temporary signs not doing their job and therefore creating an obstruction ... [more]

[Image taken 13.6.21] Marygate car park, York. This driver was blocking the entrance/exit here. As I approached to take a photo a woman hopped over the fencing close to the hoardings as someone did yesterday (see: #170083). The exits are no ... [more]

Update: The crash barrier had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remains. [Image taken 12.6.21] Rougier Street, York. The crash barrier is on part of the diversion for wheelchair users and pedestrians during flood works. However the Environment Agen ... [more]

[Update 15.6.21. These had gone today.] [Image taken 12.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Cones not doing their job and therefore creating an obstruction and a hazard. This street is designated the diversion for people on cycles and wheelchairs while ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. A very large vehicle parked here today. People of all ages and levels of fitness and infirmity get out of their vehicles here and change modes to reach their destination, and reverse this on th ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. With no obvious entrance/exit and the nearest 'sometimes' gap blocked (see: #170083) this chap with child stepped over. Not everyone can. And people with kit (cycles, pushchairs, or wheelchairs ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap between the car park and the route to/from Bootham and schools in one direction and Scarborough Bridge/rail station in the other was blocked again. You can see someone climbing over the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The skip that had been restricting access and the view of the entrance/exit between the Scarborough Bridge connector cycle-ped-wheelchair path and the car park has finally gone. Other issues he ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Entrance/exit between the Scarborough Bridge connector cycle-ped-wheelchair path and the car park is much reduced, and is not marked and not protected. Other issues here today: #170082, #170083 ... [more]

[Image taken 10.6.21] North Street, York junction with Bridge Street and Micklegate. It's part of route NCN65, it's got 'early greens' for cyclists on this side of the junction and on the opposite side - Skeldergate. It passes the rail stat ... [more]

[Image taken 10.6.21] Rougier Street, York. Not doing its job. Damaged. A hazard. Clutter. Obstructing access to the cycle racks, the Tier scooter/cycle bays, the information totem. No contact information on the rear that I could see when I ... [more]

[Image taken 9.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Brewery vehicle on Tanner Row blocks the street for all users. (The two pedestrians are walking the 'wrong way' up the advisory contraflow cycle lane.) Same issue today: #170009 and links.

[Image taken 9.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Brewery vehicles on Tanner Row. During the Wellington Row flood gates work (#166177) the street is signposted for wheelchair users (in both directions) and cyclists see: #168584. (Also search on Wellin ... [more]

[More recent image: #170670] [Image taken 8.6.21] Marygate car park. The gap was open at 15.45ish today. But the sandbag was again a hazard. See previous images this issue: #169955. Other images today: sign removed: #169953, other errant si ... [more]

[Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate car park, York. This vehicle is parked right up to the barricades. These are an obstruction/hazard for people on the motor traffic-free route alongside the car park. Other image today see: #169954 and links. Mo ... [more]

[Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap between the cycle-ped-wheelchair route and the car park was closed. The barricades with protruding foot, and sand bag reduce the already limited width of the route and create hazards inc ... [more]

[Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. Gap now closed up again. It's a long walk round the car park perimeter. It also feels unnerving due to the hoardings and the 'watch tower'. It's pretty dark in places now (almost mid- ... [more]

[Update see: #169877] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. In the time it took me to measure the gap and chalk 66cm on both sides of it, two unconnected families arrived to use it. Neither could pass through easily, soci ... [more]

[Update see: #169877] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. With sun forecast for the week, the car park was already busy at 10.30. Getting out of it is not straightforward. 66cm is insufficient to push a single buggy str ... [more]

[Image from 17.6.21 see: #170271] [Update see: #169877] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. Very warm already at 10.30. 66cm is too narrow. I was unable to get through without some contortions with my cycle which is abo ... [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The green vehicle was parked there. But not on a marked space. Car parks are hazardous places. This bit of Marygate car park today felt very unpleasant to be in. The car parking seemed to be a ... [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The white vehicle was parked there. It was limiting the space for other drivers to move - and, coupled with the vehicles being moved, creating a hazard for people not in cars trying to move. Ot ... [more]

Update: 12.6.21. The skip has gone: #170082. [Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This indicative image with a pedestrian shows this space is too narrow to be practical. Other photos here today: #169785 and links

[Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. There is little room in the car park. When it is busy drivers have to make lots of small movements. This increases the hazards and the levels of pollution for people moving thorough it on cycle ... [more]

[Newer image see: #169823] [Image taken 25.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This indicative image with a pedestrian shows this space is too narrow to be practical. Other photos here today: #169695, #169696. All images today see: #169692 and l ... [more]

[Newer image see: #169823] [Image taken 25.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This space is too narrow: 69cm at its widest. This is not enough for people in mobility scooters/wheelchairs, parents holding the hand of a child/children, adults mov ... [more]

[Image taken 25.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The access/exit is too narrow. People can only move through in single file. Car parks are hazardous locations. Adults may want to hold the hand of a child/children. Hire cycles/scooters move in ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Barker Lane, York. This is a very handy cut-through between Micklegate and Toft Green for people on cycles. The pedestrian shows how narrow this is: there’s no room to pass motor vehicles, for example. There always s ... [more]

[See space coned off: #169690] [Image taken 22.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The cones no longer protect the space enabling people to move between the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair route to the city, hospital, river, schools, train ... [more]

[Image taken 22.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The cones have been moved. They no longer protect that space where the white car is from being parked on: see #169488. They also now reduce the space for people to pass through and are an obstr ... [more]

Update: This sign was righted. [Image taken 22.5.21] Wellington Row, York. One of the Wellington Row - Esplanade diversion signs has fallen over. The cones are nothing but clutter and hazards. More fallen signs here and elsewhere plus links ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Tanner's Moat junction, York. The route is signed for pedestrians (see: #169524). But it’s a motor vehicle-dominated space. And the sign ahead of the person with the stick says Footway closed. This is a key route for ... [more]

Update: the clutter has reduced see: #170484. [Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. This facility and space is oversubscribed. It’s needed by active travellers included people with limited sight ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. This small area is on key tourist routed as well as vital permeability for local people to walk, cycle (see: #166237 and #166027) and wheelchair. But it's alway ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. Clutter and scruffy rusting signage on the main pedestrian route to/from the train station. The second sign says, Pedestrians. But there are no facilities for t ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Leeman Road, York. Exiting from here onto Station Avenue has always been difficult and fraught. (It's part of the Lendal gyratory the introduction of which made the road environment even less attractive and conducive t ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Leeman Road, York. Obstruction of the contraflow cycle lane (part of the Wellington Row diversion) by visitors arriving to stay. There’s little space and the luggage and the clutter of signage and crossing equipment ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Leeman Road, York. This contraflow cycle lane is part of the Wellington Row diversion (see: #168588). This means it's busier. However, with relaxation of the covid-19 regulations people can travel again to party... It ... [more]

[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 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. These measurements (width 104cm, radius 155cm, entry/exit width 82cm) are not enough for someone to get through comfortably or easily on a cycle. Even on a lightweight, unladen, unadorned de ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. The width of the tarmac is just 97cm. This is uncomfortably narrow for many potential users pass through, and the angle is too tight - there's no provision for turning circles. (LTN 1/20 Cyc ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking from Manor Lane. The ‘holding’ area between the road and the entry to the chicane is too narrow. You would need to wait on the road if someone else were navigating this or, if wi ... [more]

Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking towards Manor Lane. The angles here are too tight, the space between the chicanes too limited and the 'runout'/'turning circle' space limits who can use this offroad, segregated ped-c ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 16.5.21] Station Road junction with Station Avenue, York. A fallen sign further reduces the width of the pavement and increases the obstructions (there are scaffolding poles) under th ... [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. 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.

[Update: This sign was no longer here 29.5.21] [This sign was still a hazard at around 14.00 on 21.5.21] [Image taken 12.5.21] St Leonard’s Place, York. Additional fallen signs from today: #168817 and links

[Image taken 12.5.21] Rougier Street, York. This sign is not doing its job and it's a hazard. There's no telephone number or company name to be able to report it. Fallen signs from today: #168817 and links. This issue other locations, other ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Wellington Row, York. See: #168817 and links

[Image taken 12.5.21] Wellington Row, York. Just round the corner from the works compound for Lendal Bridge replacement floodgates, two of the associated diversion signs have fallen over. The diversion for this work does not follow the desi ... [more]

[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Restrictions on movements through the car park with no obvious reason and no diversion signage. This impacts on people on cycles following the signs: #168739, #168740. Other images today: #1687 ... [more]

[Update: See: #168795] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This hazard has been in situ for some time. There is a gap of approximately 184cm. For all users in both directions. There's also nothing to stop a driver parking on that ... [more]

[Update: #168793.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Other view of this hazard see: #168741. Other images today: #168739 and links

[Update: #168788.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This fencing panel was still in situ on this key commuting/school/leisure/tourism/healthy route, etc. This obstruction is also a hazard. It hugely impacts on access to/from k ... [more]

[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. It This sign is not clear - does it refer to the inside or outside of the car park. Neither was possible today. It's not possible to exit the car park if you follow the 'edge'. There were peopl ... [more]

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