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[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] For people arriving with children by car, or people with mobility issues arriving by car, the parking spaces here are easy to find. Though they are not … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Child’s cycle secured on its own at Aldi (https://stores.aldi.co.uk/york/water-lane) today. Did the child cycle and the parent walk? A cheering sight. … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] I persevere with campaigning for cycle parking including at retail outlets: getting it installed; getting it upgraded; getting it better spaced. Why? … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Is the notice in response to practice such as this: #182124? Proactive action by the company. Other image here today and links: #189177.

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Wickes’ (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) racks were the busiest I’ve seen them. Our group of two, another customer on his own, a family of three (see: … [more]

[Image taken 11.12.22] Clifton Moor Leisure Park, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Locksharing. Context: #188721.

[Image taken 11.12.22] Clifton Moor Leisure Park, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Image taken to show ‘locksharing’. Four cycles, one lock. Only possible if the parking provision accommodates, as here. The cycle parking is also good for other … [more]

[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 6.10.17] Haxby Shopping Centre, off The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people need them: close to shopping and cafes. Context and other racks nearby: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. The bollards and the planter protect the cycles using these Sheffields from motor vehicles. Other image here today and links: #188093.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Adequate rather than generous spacing but they provide securing and supporting points for people visiting the shops and cafes here. Other image here today and links: #188093.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. As I was taking these images, someone arrived on the black cycle in the background and simply locked it to itself against the planter. They are clearly appreciated and well used by regulars. Other … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Cycle parking where people need it and which is easy to find and protected from motor vehicles - here by the bollards and the planter. Other images these racks here today: #188094, #188095, … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Generous space for larger/wider cycles and/or a family or group of friends sharing a lock. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. 120cm between the upright/support/securing point and the area marked for cycles, plus a further 70cm to the edge of the CYCLES label painted on the tarmac, and 95cm from there to the carriageway. … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Adequate spacing around the uprights/supports makes this cycle parking practical, comfortable and convenient to use. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Lots of space for 'York' cycles - bespoke or retrofitted designs for transporting family, goods or animals - at this end. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people can use them and find them. Clearly labelled - what they are, who they are for. Protected from motor vehicles by the bollard. Overview and links: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Street view seems to show dead space here in 2019. This is good practice. They are on the main road - a genuine nudge: you can't miss them; close to shops and cafes and a lit pedestrian crossing; … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. The roundtopped Sheffield racks – I think flattopped Sheffields offer more support and more locking surface area – are not well positioned. One is in front of a louvre. Is this intended … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. Sheffields to one side - not visible, not signposted, nowhere near - the new Co-op. Perhaps they support short-stay cycle delivery to the residents? But is this a residents entrance? If … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Location of cycle parking in relation to the leisure facility - tenpin (www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/york/bowling/) - I assume they are intended to support. But no sign alerting people there … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Low key cycle parking provision. I’ve cycled past these a few times without noticing them. I’d like to see ‘Cycle parking’ above them in large type on a large sign. And signposting to cycle … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Sheffield stands. Under cover. Space 'head'/'in front' of the supports (ie between the rack and the wall). Close-ish to the entrance of the bowling alley: tenpin … [more]

[Image taken 7.11.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Are these trolleys here intentionally – very practical for people on cycles. But also other shoppers. Context: #186150. There’s no perceptible slope here … [more]

[Image taken 7.11.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This customer seems to be a regular: #186150. Other trailer here today and links: #187542.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. Context and links: #187498.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. St Barnabas (https://stbarnabasyork.org.uk/) was the site of several of my York firsts. A consultation – about York Central www.yorkcentral.info/; realisation people who … [more]

[Image taken 3.11.22] Blake Street, York. It looks as if the trike rider arrived after the cycle to the left had been parked. It looks as if the trike is trapping the blue cycle. If that person has mobility issues and can't lift the cycle … [more]

[Image taken 3.11.22] Blake Street, York. There's- seemingly - room for a trike between the upstands here. Compare the racks this side of the space with those on the other. All are Sheffields but these are not linked - the others are which … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Tier hire e-scooters are: obstructing the Sheffields racks (cycle parking); b) have fallen into family … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Three or four of the cycles here were child-sized. If the ‘cycle circuit’ around the site were kept free … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Last day of the October half term. The racks at this end were full. Perhaps because there is a branch of … [more]

[Image taken 27.10.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two racks parallel to the building/car park edge create space for longer rigs. This trailer does not obstruct the covered pedestrian/wheelchair route … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Positives: there is cycle parking; it's covered; there's no kerb (compare with: #186444); there is 210cm of space … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Every support had at least one cycle secured to it. More provision is needed here. Note the trolley to the right of the man loading his trailer. He has … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The trailer is expertly packed. The owner said he’d spent £65 on this one shop. People who cycle spend money. We are worth providing convenient cycle … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] There is easily room for a trailer and still space for people to walk/push cycles/trolleys behind and be under cover/off the car parking area. Other … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This trailerbike (see also: #186450, # 186451) is unusual... Not the colour, not the way it attaches to the adult's cycle, but because it has been … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The cycles on the row of Sheffields is fairly uniform in the distance they protrude behind the racks. One is longer (see: #186449, #186451). To support … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This trailer cycle comprises just handle bars as hand holds and a wheel plus pedals. This one is for a child to be towed by an adult on complete cycle. … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Raylor Centre, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Someone has managed to get their cycle into this gap of just 48cm. You wouldn't be able to load/unload in situ. You'd have to feed your cycle … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Raylor Centre, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and comments about the measurements, also links: #186444.

[Image taken 28.9.22] Raylor Centre, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #186443. The measurements... a 10cm kerb – any upstand or kerb means everyone has to lift their cycle to use the rack… This … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Raylor Centre, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The Raylor Centre (www.raylorcentre.co.uk/) houses lots of very varied businesses. A few years ago I had a go at getting the cycle parking at … [more]

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Ah, this is what the Sheffield stands here used to look like pre-covid… Full. And with a variety of designs – ‘York’ cycles I call them - used for transporting goods and people in … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Five cycles using the racks at this DIY outlet today. The bollards protect: the cycles, the people on them, and the large manoeuvring … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. In most existing guides, the minimum recommended space between supports is 100cm. CYC is now recommending 120cm – this accommodates more shapes of people, panniers, … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Other images here today: #186258, #186260. Approaching from off-road segregated cycle route alongside Clifton Moor Gate, the cycle parking is easy to find. It’s also easy … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. A rainy evening and I saw the covered cycle parking had a longer rig projecting from it. It was a Tagalong-style cycle trailer: a child size wheel ‘half’ cycle that … [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The site looking west, and east: #186211. Other images here today and links #186206.

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The layout of the site looking east, and west: #186212. Other images here today and links #186206.

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Both the cycles in the shelter belong to staff. There is no room for customers' cycles. Not only are the supports to close together but there is … [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The spaces between the supports are just 68cm wide. My cycle - without me next to it and without me pulling it towards me to be able to load up is … [more]

[More recent images - new problems but a positive meeting: #186340, #186341.] [Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Returning two days after I emailed the CEO of Screwfix: action. The … [more]

[More recent image here: #186206.] [Image taken 14.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Positives: 1. There is cycle parking. 2. The cycle parking is covered. 3. The cycle parking is very close to the … [more]

[Observation: Other trailer flyparked at this Aldi on a later date: #187542.] [Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. The trailer is a minimum of 84cm wide. And that's when it is not moving. In use it will require more space. And a … [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. I (still) don't know if the two Sheffields at right angles to the run of racks are/were intended to be used for cycle parking but they work for longer rigs. The cycle plus trailer is 280cm long. … [more]

[Image taken 10.9.22] Deangate, York. Four Tier hire cycles all but fill the onstreet public racks. Overview Tiers: #164663. Other images today: #186099, #186100, #186101.

Image taken 8.9.22] Deangate, York. A Tern (www.ternbicycles.com/uk) with - possibly bespoke weather protection for the child seat. Compare with this ad hoc but perhaps no less effective arrangement: #186026. A folding box has been fixed to … [more]

[Image taken 7.9.22] Blake Street, York. There's so much to remember when lobbying for cycle parking or improvements. I try to remember the importance of it being under cover. For the children and the parents that use child seats... The … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. Plus points: the box for cycle parking has been checked. The racks are close to the entrance and easy to find. They are overlooked which might help keep cycles safe particularly those of … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. As I stood taking photos, a staff member cycled up. He used the end space because his cycle would not fit anywhere else. End spaces (see: #183749) ought to be marked for family/disabled … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. This branch of Burger King burnt down. (Link to newspaper report: #174310.) It is a drive thru. It has been rebuilt. It has toastrack Sheffields by way of cycle parking. This is the … [more]

[Image taken 2.9.22] Home Bargains, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. There are no cycle racks at the Food Warehouse (see: #185879) or Smyths (see: #185880). There is no signage telling customers there is cycle parking. There are no signs … [more]

[UPDATE: CBRE, the estate managing agent, responded: "We have again looked into this matter. CBRE’s H&S auditor advises there are no government regulations for cycle storage racks, but guidance as per your email. I appreciate your comments … [more]

[Image taken 2.9.22] Home Bargains, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. I returned today. I found - just - four Sheffield stands (cycle racks) but was unable to use them as the usable spaces were full. Could they be the 'staff provision' too? The … [more]

[Image taken 25.8.22] The Point, inside Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (https://emiratesoldtrafford.lancashirecricket.co.uk/about/). [NOTE: No street view at this location.] It was great: a) staff knew there was cycle parking inside the … [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Boyes, Goodramgate, York. No room at the racks. The owner of the freestanding cycle was unable to park. He is therefore 'bike sitting' rather than accompanying his partner, and shopping in Boyes … [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] York. The racks are too close to the wall. I had full panniers. I could not get my cycle far enough in to securely and reliably lean it against the racks. (The luggage was too heavy to take off and carry inside. But it … [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] Yorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. The racks are too close together. Other images of a problem with this parking today: #185796. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 23.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier e-cycles (overview #164663) obstruct Sheffields but do not use them. The cycle parking here is hugely in demand: from people visiting the library to those … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Monks Cross retail centre, Huntington/York. Well used cycle parking... But two motorcyclists arrived as I was leaving. They drove from the corner over this area. One is obstructing the cycle parking. Related image … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] LNER Community Stadium, York. York was playing at home. The carparks were chokka. But so were the Sheffield racks. I am noticing motorcycles appearing in cycle parking where I haven't seen any before. There was … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Rodgers, Julia Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: street view shows the pre-2018 iteration of this outlet.] Location of the new – August 2022 – Sheffields at the Rodgers (www.rodgersofyork.co.uk/) furniture … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Rodgers, Julia Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: street view shows the pre-2018 iteration of this outlet.] Context: #175252. City of York Council Planning Enforcement reconsidered. And now Rodgers has … [more]

[Image taken 16.8.22] Taco Bell, Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Three cycles already in situ when we arrived. One is an e-cycle. As the cafe was quiet I think this may be how the staff get here. More provision needed! … [more]

[Image taken 11.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier hire e-cycles (context: #185003) and a motorcycle on the Sheffields here. Other image today and links: #185485.

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Tier hire e-scooters and e-cycles. And the excellent cycle parking: Sheffields, well spaced (wide … [more]

[Image taken 31.7.22] Deangate, York. Motor cycle parked on the flexible end space of these racks (explanation: #183622, #183747, #183748). Plus, the image shows how far the hitch on the adult cycle at the far end of the rack extends into … [more]

[Image taken 31.7.22] Deangate, York. Other image this topic today: #185181. I hadn't seen this design of hitch to attach a child's cycle in its entirety to an adult's. It's a Trail Angel Plus from Halfords: https://tinyurl.com/34rszd3r. … [more]

[UPDATE 29.7.22. I asked: "Have you changed the operating model? Have you changed the rental rates? Have you changed the geo-fencing?" Response from Tier; "Yes, CYC passed the decision to permit TIER e-bikes to be parked at cycle racks … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The racks are full. The bollards make it difficult to get to/from them. The spacing between the supports/securing bars is too … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The racks are full. These are under cover. A staff member told me he believed there is no cycle parking for staff - they share the … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Deangate, York. What looks like a broken rack is a folded up FollowMe (www.followmetandem.co.uk/) tandem 'hitch'. (And in use: #166269.) They look very practical - perhaps the next stage from a balance bike (a cycle … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. The location of the Sheffield racks closest to the entrance are this side of the trolley park. There are no dropped kerbs so everyone has to bump/heave their cycle up/down to … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. The Sheffield racks that are near-ish to the shop entrance and the trolley park. They are too close together (see: #170557). There is no drop kerb to get to them. They are on … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Aldi, Jockey Lane/Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York. I've learned over the years that just because I don't see something in use doesn't mean it's not used. But who would use the racks at this, far end, of Aldi? Yes, … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The end spaces could be wider and marked up for use by longer and wider cycles and/or for people with mobility issues: #170171. This is a missed opportunity. … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context and links: #184964.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Monks Cross Park and Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. This e-cargo cycle was an exciting sight: the first I've seen here. But it highlights the issues. There’s lots of cycle parking and it’s the Sheffield variety. … [more]

[Image taken 20.7.22] Bilton and Woodfield Community Library, Woodfield Road, Bilton. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two lots of racks are easy to find and close to the library (https://biltonandwoodfield.org.uk/) entrance. … [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Roomzzz, York. Context and links: #184941.

[UPDATE November 2022. The abandoned cycles have been removed.] [Image taken 19.7.22] Roomzzz, York. The racks for customers using the Roomzzz hotel www.roomzzz.com/aparthotels/york) cafe were put in after I spoke to the manager soon after … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Tower Gardens, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Well-spaced racks (115cm between the supports) with end spaces that can accommodate longer and/or wider cycles or groups/families sharing locks … [more]

[Image taken 16.7.22] Sainsbury’s Local, Fulford Road junction with Wenlock Terrace, York. I took the image to send to Aldi… as I think additional cycle parking is needed at their Monks Cross (Kathryn Avenue) outlet: #182645. I also think … [more]

[Image taken 16.7.22] Sainsbury’s Local, Fulford Road junction with Wenlock Terrace, York. I took the image to show the two arrangements/locations of the Sheffield stands (cycle parking) here. There are two parallel to the wall closer to … [more]

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