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Sign directs the Bridgewater Way onto the right hand fork - which leads to some steps #88334. It is far more sensible to keep to the newly tarmacked towpath.

surface transition #54455 now fixed, with a tarmac surface under the bridge

Surface transition has been improved since #85012

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)

Council vehicle sweeping leaves from the Runcorn Loop cycleway

Route Sign

Route Sign on Runcorn loop cycleway. (Pedestrian crossing #90774 now upgraded to a toucan.)

Route Sign

Runcorn loop cycleway

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Route continuity indicated by arrows on the pavement.

Route Sign

Cycle bridge across the Runcorn Central Exressway (A533)

tight chicane

barriers

Runcorn Loop cycleway crosses the busway via a pedestrian only crossing. UPDATE October 2018: crossing has been upgraded to a toucan #103239

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route sign

route sign points in the wrong direction

broken route sign points into the hedge

cycleway veers across high speed slip road.

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NCN 562 is routed directly in front of the shops. Not really an appropriate place for cycling.

New cycle bridge crosses the Runcorn Central Expressway

Bridge over the Runcorn expressway. Could do with higher parapets.

substantial barriers on a slope

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Runcorn Loop cycleway

cycleway goes under a railway bridge

toucan crossing. A bit tight to access

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route sign

Not much assistance getting national cycle route 562 across the busy A56.

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Cyclists' favorite sign.

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The tiny sticker on the post is the only indication that this is the route of the Runcorn Cycleway from the roundabout on the A533

Route sign for Runcorn Loop cycleway. No indiaction as to wher to ride in the other direction.

Runcorn loop cycleway switches from one side of the road to the other

Runcorn Loop cycleway is narrow and becoming obstructed by vegetation.

Cyclists are prohibited from using the smooth, wide, virtually traffic free busway and are forced instead to use the poorly surfaced narrow overgrown cycleway.

Runcorn Loop cycleway crosses the A56 at a toucan crossing.

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toucan crossing

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Runcorn Loop cycleway yeilds priority at a side road.

Cycleway sign could do with a clean.

route sign - only points one way.

Sign on the Runcorn Loop Cycleway. Could do with an arrow pointing in the other direction.

route sign

Runcorn Loop cycleway is signed along this short narrow unsurfaced path.

Route sign from Runcorn East station to the Runcorn Loop cycleway.

Awkward chicane barrier on the cycelway leading from the Runcorn Loop cycleway to Runcorn East station.

Wood Lane. Houses front doors open on to the cycleway in the Murdishaw district of Runcorn.

Runcorn Loop route sign

bollards

Runcorn Loop route sign

Route Sign

The Runcorn Loop Cycleway crosses Heath Road here. The central island is too narrow for cyclists to stop and creates a pinch point for cyclists riding on the road.

Old route sign

Clear sign on the Runcorn Loop cycleway

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) information sign

Not very helpful if you want to know where to go.

Information sign on the Bridgewater way (RCN 82)

Cycleways fork here but it is difficult to tell which way to go. The large fingerpost for the Bridgewater Way(RCN 82) points between the two routes - the way is down steps to the left. The small low sticker for the Runcorn Loop is very easy ... [more]

Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) goes up these steps to merge with the Runcorn Loop Cycleway - and then follows a ramp back down to the canal. It is much more sensible to keep to the tow path.

chicane barrier - fairly easy to navigate

bollards

Runcorn Loop Cycleway crosses the Bridgewater Canal using the disused busway.

Route sign needed to show where the Runcorn loop Cycleway turns off Falstone Drive.

bollards protect the Runcorn Loop Cycleway from motors.

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Runcorn Loop Cycleway

Runcorn Loop Cycleway

Route Sign

Runcorn Loop Cycleway

Route sign on the Runccorn Loop Cycleway.

Bollards stop through motor traffic on Gooseberry Lane but allow cyclists to continue on the Runcorn Loop Cycleway.

Route sign on Runcorn Loop Cycleway.

Cycleway bridge over the busway. Gentle ramps and a curved path.

Runcorn Loop Cycleway. Smooth tarmacsurface and well lit.

Stickers on lamp posts do not make for good route signs. it is very easy to miss the turn off from Windmill Hill Avenue to the Runcorn Loop Cycleway.

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Steps - not the ideal choice of route for the Runcorn Loop Cycleway.

Runcorn loop Cyclway passes under the busway.

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Runcorn Loop Cycleway(wide smooth lit) passes under Windmill Hill Avenue.

Misleading sign: The Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) follows the canal, but the sign points along the Runcorn Loop cycleway which crosses the bridge.

Bollards prevent motor traffic continuing along Sandymoor Lane over the canal bridge.

Direction sign on the Runcorn Loop cycleway

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tiny cycle lane - narrower than the sign!

tiny sticker on post indicates cycle route turns left at this junction

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difficult to spot sticker on round post is supposed to be a route sign indicating cyclists should take the left fork.over a nasty upstand. UPDATE 2019: The upstand has been fixed and the path resurfaced. see: #110399

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route sign

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