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[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. A practical design to carry kith (two child seats) and kit – the panniers at the rear and the sizeable bag on the front rack. It has its own stand but is secured to the sheffield stand. The spacing … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. This cycle is a regular sight around the city: #166520. It is a bakfiets (www.bakfiets.com/). It has a large turning circle and also requires a lot of space to stow. But the well spaced racks at … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. I wondered how long it would take for a cargo cycle to appear at this end of the station. Though there is no dedicated space or even suitable space as there is nowhere to secure a cycle to. The … [more]

[Image taken 9.9.22] Shipley rail station, Shipley. [Note: No street view at this exact location.] Just one cycle parking space - a flat topped Sheffield. It is too close to the wall to be used both sides. But it is clearly labelled with … [more]

[Image taken 1.8.22] The York Tap, York. For a short while there was cycle parking outside the York Tap (yorktap.com) see: #169923. Now the scaffolding has been removed it is disappointing the cycle racks has not been reinstalled. Other … [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Harrogate rail station, York platform, Station Road, Harrogate. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The attractive and comfortable waiting room has had charging points for laptops since it opened. It also has a … [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Harrogate rail station, York platform, Station Road, Harrogate. Having the pictorial route of the Nidderdale Greenway www.hedgehogcycling.co.uk/nidderdale-greenway.html) displayed the station wall provides visual … [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Just outside the Leeds platform, Harrogate rail station, Off East Parade, Harrogate. Context: #184954.

[Image taken 20.7.22] Just outside the Leeds platform, Harrogate rail station, Off East Parade, Harrogate. Instructions for and cost of obtaining a cycle locker. Provided by HBC but administered by the multi-storey car park (Victoria Car … [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The cycle in the top rack has two locks. The red D lock is through the front wheel and the rack. The cable lock is through the frame, the rear wheel, … [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The cycle in the lower rack has two locks. The D lock is through the frame and the rack though not through the rear wheel. The cable lock is through the … [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The poster tells you how to use the two-tier racks. It tells you the station owner (LNER) takes no responsibility for loss or theft of a cycle. It … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The green cycle has a Deliveroo/food delivery bag in front of it. Presumably the rider commutes to this city to work. Other image York station today and … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This trike is only locked to itself. It is not secured to the rack. Other image this trike here today: #184893 and links. Observations about securing … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Despite the inaccessibility of these racks for very many people this trike user has managed to insert the cycle between other machines. Other image this … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two-tier racks are full again. Despite being inaccessible to many cyclists. The racks emptied out during covid. (During part of 2020 we were not … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Platform for trains to Leeds/Harrogate, Starbeck rail station, Starbeck, North Yorks. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Lockers for cycle storage. Pushing your cycle in is difficult even if it's a light cycle … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Platform for trains to Leeds/Harrogate, Starbeck rail station, Starbeck, North Yorks. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] To secure a locker you need to feed your own lock through both rings. When the door has … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Platform for trains to Leeds/Harrogate, Starbeck rail station, Starbeck, North Yorks. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The door of the cycle storage locker has sagged. This means the rings you put your lock … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Platform for trains to Leeds/Harrogate, Starbeck rail station, Starbeck, North Yorks. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Clear signage shows the location of the lockers and tells you what these metal boxes are … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Platform for trains to Leeds/Harrogate, Starbeck rail station, Starbeck, North Yorks. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Lockers for cycle storage. Positives: location: where people need them; easy to find. There … [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The queue for tickets. It doubled after I took this. I asked the people visible if they minded being in the image. I explained I was taking it to send as a … [more]

[Image taken 3.6.22] 'From York to Leeds' platform Knaresborough rail station, Knaresborough. Clear 'at' cycle parking signage and Sheffield racks. Other cycle parking in Knaresborough today: #183264. Other images today and links: #183261

[UPDATE: #185215] [Image taken 4.3.22] The York Tap, York rail station, York. Two men, one woman, with cycles at the York Tap (yorktap.com/). (The other two bikes were leant against the wall behind the man in the fluoro top left in the … [more]

[Image taken 4.3.22] York rail station, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Spotted this being pedalled in heavy rain over the barrier-free Scarborough Bridge, York. I turned round and followed. The rider - who preferred not to be … [more]

[Image taken 17.2.22]. Ladies loos, main concourse, railstation, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Now it’s the signs that confuse… The Dyson Airblades have been removed but the posters remain. Context: #179175 and links.

[UPDATE 17.3.22: LNER told me today the Dyson handwashing/drying facilities will be removed from all of their stations. They can't say when they will all be gone but all will go.] [Image taken 17.2.22]. Ladies loos, main concourse, … [more]

[Image taken 17.2.22]. Outside gents loos, York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Undiplomatic and ungrammatical sign. Other images this issue here: #178570, #173701, #165420. Other images today: #179173 and links.

[Update: I found another: #179174.] [Image taken 1.2.22] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] One of the three no cycles signs at the station. Today there was a cycle parked on the opposite of the hall - for advertising … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.22] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] York Gin (https://yorkgin.com/) shop uses a cargo cycle to help with advertising. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Opposite one of the three no cycles signs in … [more]

[UPDATE: #185215] [Image taken 26.1.22] Rail station, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Has the cycle rack (see: #169923) near the York Tap (https://yorktap.com/) been removed? Or just covered over during works? Will it go back … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Rail station, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This cycle caught my eye as I pedalled past. It was still on the top layer of the two-storey storage racks (see: #170490) but… the person approaching it had … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] This fenced off space is the cycle-pedestrian-wheelchair level access to/from/through the station and the route to Scarborough Bridge, the city, … [more]

[Update April 2022: I noticed recently the sign has finally been removed (from behind the railings, lying on the ground). It was not doing its job. It was simply litter and like litter was attracting more rubbish and making the area less … [more]

[Later image: #175803] [Image taken 31.10.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #175432. I moved the sign out of the way of all users of this key entrance to/exit from and through the rail station. … [more]

[UPDATE: #175803] [Image taken 31.10.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #175231. Other image here today: #175433. Other images today: #175401 and links.

[UPDATE: #175432.] [UPDATE: Evening of Friday 29.10.21 after a day of heavy rain with more forecast. No change. I will chase up Network Rail who said they could clear up the sand/grit. ][Image taken 24.10.21] Riverside entrance to York rail … [more]

[Image taken 24.10.21] York rail station, York. Free water dispensers have now come to York. They reduce plastic waste as you supply the container. (Ideally one you can you over and over.) This one is on the main concourse. There’s a second … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.21] York railway station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Hurrah! At last the two underpasses have imagery in them. The photos are of places along the LNER route. Several years ago I did a walk around with … [more]

[Image taken 13.10.21] York railway station, York at entrance from Scarborough Bridge. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Location of a poster about cycle marking on the coming weekend. It's well placed to catch the attention of the … [more]

[Image taken 13.10.21] York railway station, York at entrance from Scarborough Bridge/riverside routes. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Poster alerting cyclists to an upcoming cycle marking session. Location see: #174983. Other … [more]

[Image taken 27.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York. The surface is damaged and visibly deteriorating on every visit. My tyres (32c, so not skinny) now fit into the cracks. This means this surface is now a hazard for people on cycles. Other image … [more]

[Image taken 27.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Rapidly worsening surface damage on a critical, steep, narrow carriageway that leads to Scarborough Bridge and the rail station among other key destinations. This issue today see also: #174510. … [more]

The sign and the grit were still in situ 22.10.21 - a Friday so before a weekend and ahead of a half term. [UPDATE: LNER have not responded to my emails. I emailed Network Rail. Today (a second day of heavy rain in York) it responded: "This … [more]

[UPDATE: see: #174192] [Image taken 19.9.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. The greenery remains uncut despite it being reported. Original image this issue, this year: #171577 … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Tools available at: #173837. Other images today: #173825 and links

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] A cyclehoop (www.cyclehoop.com/product/pumps-stations/repair-stand/) repair stand with tools. The pump is broken but the tools, though rusty, look as if … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Caged - secure - cycle parking of the doubleheight/stacked design which many people cannot use (see: #173835.) But I don't think that's the reason it's … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] These racks are in use despite being the doubleheight/stacked ones many people physically can't use, because of the design of their cycle, or on account … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty. The car parking is full. See also: #173830 and links. Other images today: #173825 and links

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty, depressingly the car park is full. See also: #173830 and links. Other images today: #173825 and links

[Ima[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty. The car parking is full. See also: #173830, #173833, #173834. Other images today: #173825 and links

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's a cycle map of York where most people accessing/returning to the cycle parking would find it. Plus: the racks are the Sheffield design, well … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Just before lockdown cycle parking at York station seemed to be at capacity. The Sheffields (racks) today looked like they do over Christmas and New Year … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] See: #173826, #173827 and #173828 for context. Other images today: #173825 and links

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] As per: #173827 the capital letters and hatching look as if this is not a permissible route. Yet the cycle parking is behind the white car in the … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's no route signage and the hatching with the large 'NO' make it look as if you cannot cycle in this direction. The cycle parking is directly ahead … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's no route signage eg exit with road names, and no directions to the cycle parking. There's room on the big white sign for the latter. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. Obstructed cycle access and no directions through the car park or to the cycle parking. Other images today: #173826, #173827, #173828, #173829, #173830, #173831, #173832, #173833, #173834, … [more]

[UPDATE: #175077] [Image taken 3.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] To move between platforms there are two tunnels. Pre-covid the white panels were devoid of anything other than directions to the … [more]

[Update April 2022 see: #175803.] [Image taken 3.9.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The social distancing sign is not fulfilling its purpose and is a hazard and an eyesore. Given that face coverings are no … [more]

[Image taken 3.9.21] TransPennine Express (TPE) service York-Dewsbury. The cycle carriage on this train design is hooks in a cupboard. I consider this completely discriminatory as it means I cannot travel independently. (See discussion … [more]

Response from Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Service and Operations Director, TPE, from Wednesday, 17 August 2022: "As I have mentioned previously, we are looking into potential changes with the design, but we are not able to replace the racks … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21.] York rail station, York. The First Class lounge. Is this still an appropriate use of space? The ticket office is now tiny. The ladies loos just round the corner has queues even though some people are wary of travelling … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. There used to be Sheffields for people visiting the ticket office (see: #165421). However, since spring 2021 the building is now a Sainsbury's (see also: #172777). (The racks are now here: #169923.) I … [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. Location of 'no cycles' sign in: #173700. See also: #173702.

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. What is the possible reason for this? Location see: #173701. Location where there used to be cycle racks: #173702 (visible in the streetview image).

[Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Could the space (just outside Tea Room Square/over the bridge over Leeman Road) ahead be made safe - such that it could take cyclists, pedestrians and … [more]

[Update - sign on ground and grit still not removed: #173819] [Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Social distancing sign. The sign is surely now redundant (previous image: #171576). But the … [more]

[Further images this issue: #173196, #173197] [Image taken 4.8.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. The greenery remains uncut (previous image: #171577) despite it being reported. … [more]

[Image taken 2.8.21] York rail station, York. A Sainsbury's has opened in the former ticket office. The opening hours are 06.00-23.00 daily. It sells snacks as well as ingredients and bakery products. The cycle rack that was here (see: … [more]

[Image taken 10.7.21] Ramp between Scarborough Bridge and West Esplanade, York. [Note: There is no street view at this location.] Is this flyparked cycle secured here an indication cycle parking is needed nearby? Or signposting to the … [more]

[Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Social distancing sign. But who is the contact to ask if it can be removed/checked on and picked up if it falls? LNER? CYC? Why don't organisations label their … [more]

[UPDATE: Sign and sand still here 22.10.21 at the start of the half term.] [Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station fallen sign. Does it get picked up only to be knocked over again? It was on the ground on 5.7.21 see #171404. I picked it up. … [more]

[Update: #178207] [Image taken 5.7.21] York rail station, York. The racks [see: #169923 and links] are now not only not where they are needed - outside the ticket office - but they are also not usable in this location where they can be and … [more]

Update: Sign on ground 8.7.21: #171575. The message visible on the sign: #171576. [Image taken 5.7.21] York rail station fallen sign. So it's not doing its job and it is creating a hazard. [Please note: no streetview at this location.] … [more]

[Image taken 4.7.21] York rail station, York. Car park still signposted as closed. But today there is at least a gap through and no cyclists dismount signs. Images from yesterday see #171329 and links. Once through the visible exit, it was … [more]

[Image taken 3.7.21] York rail station, York. See #171329 and links.

[Image taken 3.7.21] York rail station, York. See #171329 and links.

[Image taken 3.7.21] York rail station, York. As on 21.6.21 (see: #170487) the key route through the station was blocked off. The sign simply says car park closed with this weekend's dates. But people passing through on cycle, foot and … [more]

[Later image: #171405] [Image taken: 5.6.21] York rail station near the York Tap pub. Are these the Sheffields that were outside the previous booking office - and were invaluable? Cycle parking for pub visitors is a great idea. But not … [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 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] 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 … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] A third sign very close to the station entrance/exit but with limited information and nothing that will help someone who finds the … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] 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 … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] The largest text clearly suggests the information is only for, relevant to, people cycling yet the bridge was replaced to make it … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] 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 … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] 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 … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] 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 … [more]

Update: More on this see https://yorkmix.com/cycle-barrier-latest-police-responsible-for-closing-night-time-route/ [Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] The gates are … [more]

Update: far worse encroachment at this ASL see: #168510 and link. [Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Encroachment into the ASL is common. This example is a minor infringement. It shows the blind corner … [more]

[Image taken 25.4.21] Exiting York rail station onto Station Road. See also route towards Minster today: #167753 and #167754. Image from a month ago - a carpet of daffodils: #166492. Wildflowers at Scarborough Bridge: #169771. Buttercups on … [more]

[Image taken 21.4.21] Station Road, York. Heading towards the Minster. Drivers may be able to see the colours but they can't smell the scents. Further images of daffs and blossom from today see: #167608 and #167610. For images of the daffs … [more]

[Image taken 21.4.21] Station Road, York. Last month it was (city) wall to (city) wall daffs. Now people leaving York station have a vista that also includes blossom on the slopes ahead. For another image of daffs and blossom from today … [more]

[UPDATE: The Dyson Airblade design has been removed. See #179175.] [Image taken 31.3.21] In February 2021, the ladies loos were relocated. The new handwashing facilities (from Dyson) are so unlike taps and dryers there are now posters to … [more]

Updated 21.4.21 See: #167609 and #167610. [Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York towards the Minster (top left in photo). Riding this route on the previous day, I was the only vehicle on the road. I was able to smell the flowers. Sadly, … [more]

Updated (blossom) 25.4.21: #167752. Updated 21.4.21 See: #167608. [Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York. Exit the railway station at this time of year and beyond the buses and the clutter, the banks of the city walls opposite are … [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

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