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[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. A bollard blocks access to/from the outermost racks. See also: #167156, #167157

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. There are wheel benders in the background. There are Sheffields with good natural light (some under cover) and good natural surveillance. But the bollard blocks access to/from the ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. The bollards are presumably intended to protect the Sheffields (racks) from motor vehicles accessing the space where I was standing to take this image. However, the ones at each en ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The black box on the right has been installed too close to the Sheffields. 25cm is insufficient for a cycle to be positioned such that it is supported. For comparative dimensions see (unadapted cy ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The information totem (installed early 2021) blocks easy, convenient access to/from the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands for all but fit, thin people who are wider at the shoulders than below wheel ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The driver of a Travelodge vehicle avoids loading taking place on the left but uses the contraflow cycle lane to do so. At the junction, a metre further up, the driver turns right (not shown) and t ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. There is just 121cm between the racks and the scooter bays. This is the corridor (access to /from) between the racks and the scooters. It needs to accommodate someone wheeling a cycle if they can d ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Three scooters are squeezed longwise into the bays further reducing the space for accessing the Sheffield racks and getting a cycle into/out of them this side. You can see how they block access to ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Access to the cycle parking is too tight - even for a tall man who is able-bodied and wheeling an unadapted, unadorned cycle. See also: #166752, #166753

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The new wayfinding/information totem is too close to the cycle parking.

Temporary signs placed in cycle track, blocking the entire width, again.

[Image taken 21.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, the hire scooter bays block access to the information totem. For all related issues and images see: #164846

This ASL on Rougier Street, York, is critical for cyclists to be able to move around the road network, particularly for people approaching from Tanner's Moat. (See: #166218) However, it is frequently obstructed either completely or partly a ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.21] By blocking the ASL on Rougier Street, York, this motorcyclist is also preventing cyclists using the two-way cycle cut-through left in the image. The facility is a critical link between Tanner's Moat and Rougier Street ... [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 20.6.19] Tanner's Moat at its junction with Rougier Street, York. Massive vehicle blocking the cycle cut-through and therefore also the access to the drop kerb while the driver and his colleague had a fag. This is a critical ... [more]

[Image taken 30.7.19] Congestion on Tanner's Moat-Rougier Street, York shared pavement and cycle cut-through. See also: #166021, #166022, #166023, #166027

[Image taken 25.1.20] Parking is permitted (too) close to the cycle cut-through on Tanner's Moat, York. See also: #166021, #166022, #166024, #166027

[Image taken 21.5.18] Tanner's Moat, York - Rougier Street cut-through is a cyclist facility not motorcyclist facility. See also #166021, #166023, #166024, #166027

[Image taken 23.3.21] I'd say the cycle cut-through on Tanner's Moat, York is the hardest working bit of infrastructure in the city. It's oversubscribed. (See: #166027) As a regular user I thought I'd seen it all - drivers cutting through t ... [more]

[Image taken 21.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, the hire scooter bays block access to the information totem. For all related issues and images see: #164846

[Image taken 3.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, the only drop kerb (step-free) access to/from the cycle parking. It's tight, it's behind a signpost. Access is from a busy road and from a contraflow advisory cycl ... [more]

[Image taken 3.3.21] Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, a driver swerves into the contraflow advisory cycle lane to avoid three parked vehicles. (Please note I was not in the advisory cycle lane when I took this image.) Fo ... [more]

Caption: [Image taken 26.2.21]. Despite the cyclists dismount sign there is a route through. So why the sign? See also: #164583, #164584, #164585, #164586. Newer images: #166495, #166496

[Image taken 26.2.21] Cyclists dismount sign on Micklegate, York, looking towards Micklegate Bar. See also: #164313, #164583, #164584, #164585, #164587. Newer images: #166495, #166496

[Image taken 26.2.21] Blossom Street, York looking towards Micklegate Bar shows a route through. On the other side however is a Cyclists Dismount & Use Footway Sign. See also: #164583, #164584, #164586, #164587. Newer images: #166495, #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 26.2.21] Blossom Street, York looking towards Micklegate Bar. No access to Micklegate on a cycle from Queen St/Blossom St. See also: #164583, #164585, #164586, #164587. Newer images: #166495, #166496

[Newer images: #166495, #166496] [Image taken 26.2.21] Queen Street junction with Blossom Street at Micklegate Bar, York. Cyclists have a green filter. (https://yorkcyclecampaign.bike/2019/07/20/micklegate-bar-lets-keep-it/) In March 2019 C ... [more]

A shopper is forced to walk the narrow gap between this van and a high hedge. This is the main link for pedestrians between the Retail Park and the Beehive Centre. It is also a shared use cycle route leading to the toucan crossing. Ju ... [more]

Fundraising vehicles on the second Saturday before Christmas block the cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846 ... [more]

Fundraising vehicles block cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149 ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. Minster Lions fundraising vehicles block the cycle route. This may be one of the vehicles the driver in #157147 gave for believing the cycle track is actually disabled parking. See al ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park. This vehicle was parked on the cycle route around the perimeter of the site. It was towing a generator which was in use for heating festive fare in one of the huts just visible to the right in the background. This m ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) 5.12.20. Heaving due to it being not long till Christmas and the first weekend since the lifting of the second lockdown. Drivers using the cycle route as parking. Just before I took the image there ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) 5.12.20. Cycle-specific infrastructure. Blocked by: (i) two crash barriers - with no obvious purpose (previously reported but not removed), (ii) a cone that seems to have no reason for being on the ... [more]

This is the view from the other direction of the 'festive'/'seasonal' hazard in the cycle-specific infrastructure at Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) on 5.12.20. See also #156553, #156554, #156556, #156557

Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) is a family destination. The mother in this image had encountered cars parking in the cycle lanes on a visit earlier in the week. (As I had.) See also #156553

Monks Cross (Wigginton, York) retail area has a two-way cycle route around much of the perimeter. On Saturday 5 December 2020 it was blocked by a vehicle with a Santa and music. The only option was to go onto the 'road'. See also #156554, # ... [more]

Car parking as usual in the cycle lane at the modal filter in Shakespeare Street.

I think this is a "park in marked bays only" Controlled Parking Zone. Either way, the van is parked obstructing the cycle cut-through to Hyndland Street and the bollard isn't helping.

A driver stopped on the Beith Street toucan crossing, which then changed to the pedestrian/cycle phase, and she is also using her phone.

Messy obstructed cycleway on Douglas Street, with a totally inappropriate surface. Just like the one on Waterloo Street to the left (see #95475 and #95476).

A dropped kerb has been installed at the end of the Garriochmill Way path, but the retention of the painted car parking bay across it causes it to frequently be blocked by car parking.

With the dropped kerb on the right, the cycle track connecting North Woodside Road to Hopehill Road/Maryhill Road junction is blocked by the hire bike. Weaving around the hire bike thus becomes necessary, when having the dropped kerb in the ... [more]

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

The new cycleway along St Rollox Drive leads onto this footway which has not been upgraded. It is obstructed ahead by utilities work and the only way onto the road is across the grass. There's also a 'No Cycling' sign on the back of the ... [more]

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]

UPDATE 23/4/2020 TFGM have changed the timings no so that ....The waiting times will be less since green man is coming in more frequently. https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1304469388695928837 UPDATE 20/4/20 still a problem he ... [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]

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