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[Image taken 14.6.21] Spring Lane Building, University of York, York. Best practice: a sticker on the top bar of the cycle rack and a clear and large symbol on the ground. Plus there's lots of space to enable the person to move him- herself ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Spring Lane Building, University of York, York. Best practice: marking the top bar of the cycle rack and painting a clear and large symbol on the ground. See also: #170171 and links.

[Image taken 14.6.21] Spring Lane Building, University of York, York. Best practice: often the ends of lines of racks or the outsides of groups have additional space or odd-sized spaces that can be designated for wider or longer cycles, for ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Spring Lane Building, University of York, York. Best practice: sticker on the top bar designating this Sheffield rack for oversized rigs reinforced by a painted symbol on the ground. See also: #170171 and #170173. Othe ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Spring Lane Building, University of York, York. Two examples of best practice - though, as with all the examples on the campus, you have to know they exist and where to find them. A designated disabled space (see: #170 ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Mathematics building, University of York, York. A cycle parking space designated for disabled users - clearly visible due to the painted symbol on the ground. There's also a sticker on top bar of the rack. Plus a publi ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Vanbrugh College, University of York, near the radio station. This rack is stickered as for use by disabled users. However, it is just a sticker - no modification. For all users, the racks are too close to the wall, pl ... [more]

[Image taken 9.6.21] The strut/support that was leant against the wall has gone. The gap in the racks remains. See original image: #165096. Other images today: #170003 and links

[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 instead of racks for people ... [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Three cycles including an adult-child combo. Reassuring on a warm Bank Holiday weekend Saturday that not everyone drives to/in York. The car park see: #169786 and links felt unsafe and uncontro ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.21] Marygate car park. The racks are usable again. They had been blocked by works kit and activities. (See: #166267, #165767.) These Sheffields in use see also: #169768

[Image taken 4.5.21] Hudson Quarter, Toft Green, York. These racks do not offer the support flat topped, longer, traditional Sheffields do. This cycle is overbalancing. Other images Hudson Quarter today: #169638 and links.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. How do you get to the racks if there are motor vehicles in the parking spaces? Other images this cycle parking today: #169632 and links.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. How do you get to the racks if there are motor vehicles in the parking spaces? There is just 72cm this side of the tree and 94cm the other. Other images this cycle parking today: #169632 and links.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. How do you get to the racks behind the low wall if there are motor vehicles on the spaces to the left? Other images this cycle parking today: #169632 and links.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. There is 45cm between these Sheffields and the wall. As with the measurements in the other images, these are at the lower end of what is acceptable and practical. The scruffiness of the parking area do ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. Onstreet Sheffields. I was here in lockdown. Perhaps these racks do get used/will be used again. 198cm aisle, 98cm between them. These are at the lowest end of recommendations: Table 11-2: Recommended ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Toft Green, York. City of York Council fleet of cycles staff can use. They are distinctive, upright, open framed and the panniers look capacious. They look like ‘York’ cycles – wider than the no luggage, no enhanc ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Like the racks on the other side of the entrance these racks are too close (see: #167732). Other images of the racks on this side see also: #169112 and links.

[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. The cycle parking on this side of the shop has no protection from vehicles parked/being parked this side. Longer cycles or a rig with a trailer could block the pedestrian access. See also ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Easy to find. Close to shop entrance. Good surveillance. See images these racks, this side: #169113, #169114. More images of the racks on this site see: #167727 and links.

[Image taken 9.5.21] York St John University, De Grey Street, York. This cycle is not supported other than by the front wheel. I can't see any benefit of this design of rack over Sheffields (see: #168843). I feel this is reflected in the fa ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] York St John University, York. Sheffields (cycle racks) on De Grey Street. Easy to access for most people and for most designs of cycle. Compare with: #168844. See also: #168845, #168846

[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. The problems (lack or only difficult access to/from the Sheffields) could have been prevented or mitigated by the aisle between the racks and the Tier scooter/cycle parking bays confirming to best prac ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] This trike has a mirror mounted on the right-hand handlebar. It protrudes around 8cm further than the bars. Other image here today see: #168483 and links

[Image taken 5.5.21] This trike extends forward around 65cm from the front rack support. The space provided is not enough to provide protection or to accommodate longer cycles. In Chapter 8 of the London Cycling Design Standards (http://con ... [more]

[Image taken 5.5.21] These racks are too close to the carriageway. The pink mark shows how far into the road one of the cycles protrudes. Other image here today see: #168483 and links

[Image taken 5.5.21] The well used racks are on a buildout. They are protected from being hit by a motor vehicle by the bollard. Other images here today see also: #168484, #168485, #168486, #168487. And from 8.3.21: #165096

[Image taken 26.4.20] Rowntree Park, York. The Sheffields (cycle rack design) have space in front and behind. They are therefore easy to get into and out of - roll in, roll onwards - important if you have mobility issues, a health condition ... [more]

[Image taken 2.5.21] Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge (Perky Peacock side), York. This is one of the supports missing from the toastrack Sheffield racks here: #168258.

[Image taken 2.5.21] Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge (Perky Peacock cafe side), York. This toastrack (supports linked by ground level rails) of Sheffields (cycle parking design) has lost its two outermost supports. Each support is designed to ... [more]

[Image taken 2.5.21] Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced racks with good surveillance that are easy to find. Other image here today: #168192 and links.

[Image taken 2.5.21] On the park side of the Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced Sheffields (cycle racks). They are 117cm apart so will accommodate family groups and wider cycles. They are also where you need them - at the parksi ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. Un 'upstand' (see: #167919) is never good. At 1cm, this one is comparatively small. Another issue here is the bollard. It is 78cm from the nearest upright (you need more space than ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. This bollard obstructs access to/from the cycle racks. Is it intended to serve a useful purpose? Or is it simply clutter? See also: #167924. For other images of these racks taken to ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. This cycle extends beyond the cycle rack by around 52cm. Some cycles will require much more space. Just as cycles need space in front see: #167920. So you need unobstructed space be ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. These Sheffields are just 62cm from a wall. This limits who can use them. Unless a cycle has a stand and does not need support, you need to be able to wheel the cycle in sufficientl ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. These Sheffield (design) racks are 'toastracks'. They come as a unit (with myriad permutations). Sheffields are intended for people to use both sides f the uprights. These are diffe ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. These Sheffields (cycle parking design) are near the main entrance. Tick. They are easy to find. Tick. They are in corridor busy with human traffic. Tick. They have a lot of natural ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. This cycle is occupying more space than those shown in illustrations for cycle parking. Perhaps due to the bag on the handlebars. Perhaps due to the quite steep slope here. Another reason for ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. This cycle is parked on its stand. It doesn't need support from the Sheffield stand (rack). It does need to be secured. The owner uses a heavy chain. The owner is female and needs to be able t ... [more]

[Image taken 25.4.21] Rowntree Park, York. Like: #167764 this is an example of best practice - there is cycle parking where you need it. Also seating. The racks are well used: #166699. (For more images of the table tennis, including measure ... [more]

[Image taken 25.4.21] Blue Bridge, Blue Bridge Lane junction with New Walk, York. This is point 25 (of 26) on the York Orbital Cycle Route (http://yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html) There's direction signage, seating and a v ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Further images of these racks taken today see: #167727 and links.

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. There are many good practice elements about the design and position of these racks. But at 74cm they are too close to each other as are the racks on the other side of the entrance: #16911 ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Further images of these racks taken today see: #167727 and links.

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. The space here behind the cycles is also an example of good practice. This is a retail park so people may have a trailer for their purchases or have the family onboard on a longer cycle ( ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Further images of these racks taken today see: #167727 and links.

[Image taken 23.4.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. (Position in forecourt see also: #167340.) These Sheffields (racks) have a sloping and elongated shape. The person who owns the cycle had thought the design might work for her but the pro ... [more]

[Image taken 20.4.21] Cargo cycle, Rougier Street junction with Wellington Row, York. See: #167505 (width) and: #167505 for length.

[Image taken 20.4.21] Cargo cycle, Rougier Street junction with Wellington Row, York. It is around 300cm long. It can use the Sheffield (rack) that other cycles can't as it has a stand and doesn't need the rack to support it. See: #167505 f ... [more]

[Image taken 20.4.21] Cargo cycle parked on Rougier Street junction with Wellington Row, York. It is around 60cm wide. See: #167506 for image showing the length.

[Image taken 18.4.21] Sofology, Clifton Moor, York. A colleague with a York cycle ie with add-ons (eg: #165639), in this case a heavy upright design with a big basket and two-prong stand, described a rack that tapered as one that might work ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Tower Gardens, York. These Sheffields are 115cm apart. This means there's: a) room for a family sharing a lock/locks (left), b), space on the opposite Sheffield for another cycle, and, c) critically, clearance for some ... [more]

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

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Huntington), 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, (Huntington), 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 e ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) at Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. There was no room for me to be able to reverse out without lifting my cycle. For a second view of this site s ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) in front of Boots and next to Greggs, Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. The racks on the other side were in use. Baskets on the front of cycles of ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Butcher Terrace, York. These Sheffields are at the entrance to Rowntree Park and among the green spaces at this end of the Millennium Bridge. So they are where they are useful. They are easy to find. They are clearly re ... [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] Marygate car park York. Sheffields partially blocked. Work seems to have stopped for the timebeing but the barriers remain. There's still no shortage of other space in the car park for siting the materials store. You ca ... [more]

[Image taken 3.2.20] Lidl, James Street, York. The Sheffield (racks) are easy to find, recognise as cycle parking and access. They are under cover. They are in a well lit location. You do not need to cross road to move between them and the ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] The locations of the Tier scooter bays, the Sheffields, and the road (Tanner Row) on Rougier Street, York. (See also: #166751, #166752, #166753, #166754, #166755, #166756)

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For these Sheffields, the gap between the rack and the road is 125cm. See: #166755 and #166754

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For some Sheffields at this location, the gap between the rack and the road is just 104cm. See also: #166754, #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The paved area narrows from one end of the racks to the other. The gap between the rack and the road is 104cm at its narrowest point and 125cm at the widest. See: #166755 and: #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. This is my cycle. It has front and rear panniers (bike bags). The front ones remain on it because they carry my locks. They make my cycle 72cm wide as a minimum. (There is spac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. An example of an as ‘unadorned’, unadapted cycle as you get. And rare in York. But it still takes up 170cm: 60cm in front of the rack and 40cm behind. (The rack – of the ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. The spacing in front of the racks is 69cm. 70cm is the minimum recommended (LTN 1/20). This would be inadequate for some machines eg: #166521 Compare the space here with that i ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] There are banks of Sheffields in Rowntree Park, York and close to the entrances. They are well used. These are close to the table tennis, the smaller of the two play areas, and the toilets (the brick building in the bac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rowntree Park, York. Another family sharing locks and rack space. (See also: #166369)

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Two issues. Problem 1. The cycle parking is nowhere near the trolleys or the supermarket entrance/exit - see: #167030. Problem 2. The cycle parking is on a slope. I need both hands to load my c ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. On a slope or if racks are too close to an object, cycles can't stay upright and topple. This makes loading/unloading difficult. Here it means the cycle takes up more space between Sheffields t ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The racks are on a perceptible slope. My cycle slips and won't stay upright. (See also: #166690) For a further consequence of the slope see: #166691. For generic observations about the cycle pa ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The large amount of space between the racks and the car parking means people can park longer cycles here. This cycle, for example, is 190cm long. At the widest point - the handlebars - it is ar ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Good access to the cycle parking from the car park (access route). The racks are not blocked by car parking spaces unlike at Aldi, Clifton Moor. The racks are flat-topped Sheffields, 70cm long. ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Space (82cm) in front of the racks accommodates standard cycles easily. The racks are under cover, well lit and with lots of natural surveillance. See also: Asda Harrogate (good practice): #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. These are the design of racks known as Sheffields. These are 100cm apart - the minimum realistic spacing. See also: Lidl racks: #166686, #166687, #166688. Lidl racks slope issues: #166689, #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. One Sheffield has been removed as a trial. There is now 115cm between the racks where the space between the remaining Sheffields is around 57cm. I think this is the reason two of the three cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] The Manager at Asda, Layerthorpe, York has responded quickly to my request for improved spacing between racks. He has already removed one Sheffield between two others. There is now 115cm between the racks. I could acces ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Micklegate, York. Cycle racks? Scooter bays? Or wheely bin storage area? See also: #164327, #164328, #164329

[Image taken 29.3.21] Racks in use in Marygate car park, York. After work had finished for the day, much of the building materials and equipment has been removed (presumably used) so is no longer obstructing the entire set of Sheffields. Se ... [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

[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. This family (two adults, a child cycling independently and one on the back of the mother's cycle) had reached this sign #166382. With the route ahead blocked and no safe diversion route signed ... [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

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

Update 29.3.21 Today the route was no longer blocked see: #166417. [Image taken 28.3.21] Marygate car park, York. The route to/from the river (and walks) and Scarborough Bridge (wheelchair-accessible since early 2019) was blocked on Saturda ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21] Rowntree Park, York. The two adult cycles have a lock around them. The two child cycles are not locked. Families need space to be able to put their cycles together. I believe 120cm should be the standard space between ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21] Rowntree Park, York. Adult cycle with child seat, plus child bike sharing one lock. Families share locks and therefore need space to be able to put their cycles together. 100cm spacing between the Sheffields enables th ... [more]

[Update see: #169651] [Image taken 26.3.21] Marygate car park, York. Cycle parking blocked by machinery in action. See also: (blocked Sheffields) #166267, #165767, #165768, #165769; (Tier hire scooters and issues): #164663; (popup covid-19 ... [more]

[Update see: #169651] [Image taken 26.3.21] Marygate car park, York. For the second consecutive day, the cycle parking is blocked by machinery in action. Concrete mixing? And even from a few feet away the smell of petrol fumes was strong. T ... [more]

[Image taken 8.10.19] The cycle parking at Asda, Harrogate after relocation in 2019. Under cover, well lit, and very close to the trolley park. See also: #166185

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