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[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Julie gets out. Context and links: #187504.

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The barriers are too close for Jez to be able to ride the Triobike Taxi through. Context and links: #187504.

[Image taken 28.9.22] Raylor Centre, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] 54cm is insufficient space ahead of the support racks to accommodate many/most cycles. You need to be able to wheel even a standard length … [more]

[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]

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]

[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 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 20.8.22] Deangate, York. The racks are still too close to the kerb (see: #182113. But the bollard is protecting the endspace. There’s room for a ‘york’cycle – a wider and/or longer design bespoke or adapted for one or all of … [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] 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 18.7.22] Starbucks-Greggs, Foss Islands, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #184890.

[Image taken 18.7.22] Starbucks-Greggs, Foss Islands, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The Sheffields are a non-standard design (made inhouse by the company that owned the restaurant previously on this site?) and are too close … [more]

[Image taken 30.6.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, York. Seven cycles here on my visit. Four flyparked. The racks are too close together to use comfortably, conveniently or easily. Other images here: #170557, #182645. Other images today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 3.6.22] Just outside the castle grounds, opposite the public toilets, Knaresborough. It's terrific there's cycle parking provision here. The Cyclehoop design has the practical Sheffield-style supports. They are linked … [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] Jorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. I'm interested in the possible instances of unauthorised use of these racks. Other images this location: … [more]

[UPDATE: An image of racks that would expand the existing provision here and provide practical and comfortable parking for longer cycles or the trailers in this image: #184832.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. … [more]

[Image taken on 11.5.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, York. Good practice: visible sign that alerts people there is cycle parking, that is at the location of the cycle parking; the cycle parking is next to the entrance; the racks are … [more]

[NOTE: #185679 The bollard protects a 'York' cycle] [Image taken 26.4.22] Deangate, York. The toastrack Sheffields (cycle parking) are too close to the kerb. I took the image for my collection of examples of 'what happens if racks are too … [more]

[Image taken on 2.4.22] Clifton Green, York. Sheffield racks at a handy location - in front of local shops. Easy to find. But too close to the grass. I had to push my cycle quite hard to get it far enough onto the rack such that it was … [more]

[Further image of this issue here but also positive comments about the rack design: #182113.] [Image taken on 27.3.22] Deangate, York. Putting racks here is a good move. They are on the edge of the shopping area and very close to numerous … [more]

[Image taken 23.10.21] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The Sheffields (racks) are under cover - tick. They are quite close to the trolley bay - sufficient that you can keep an eye on your stuff while collecting/returning … [more]

[UPDATE: #185999 and links] [Image taken 18.9.21] Burger King, Clifton Moor retail park, York. This drive-thru burned down on 9.7.21 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19429848.burger-king-fire-live-firefighters-clifton-moor-retail-park/). Where did … [more]

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. (Note: Streetview still shows images of the retail park before it was revamped in, I think, 2020.) Not sure of the significance of the 2m sticker between racks that at only 72cm wide are … [more]

[Image taken 8.7.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. The racks here are mostly too close together (see: #166683). Unless you ride something this size with no luggage. Other images today see: #171575 and links.

[Image taken 22.6.21] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. Good points: the racks are Sheffields; no lifting is required to get a cycle in or out; there's no problem with manoeuvring backwards; they are under cover; they are … [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 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: … [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 … [more]

Update - see: #166683. [Image taken 24.3.21] The cycle parking at Asda, Layerthorpe, York is close to the entrance and the trolleys. (It is therefore an example of good practice - see overview of these issues: #167030). The racks are very … [more]

Update - see: #166683. [Image taken 24.3.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York has cycle parking. But the racks are too close together. On 24.3.21 I decided I would speak to someone about it. The Store Manager immediately came out to speak to me. At … [more]

[Image taken 16.3.21] St Andrewgate, York. The racks are too close to the wall. The cycles don't stay upright. These two racks are just 71cm apart. The owner of the one with orange panniers was 'trapped' inside the Sheffield. See also: … [more]

[Image taken 16.3.21] St Andrewgate, York. This rack and the one to its left are too close to the wall. The cycles don't stay upright. They take up more space than they should - on both sides of the Sheffield stand. See also: #165594, … [more]

[UPDATE 17.6.22: I'm expanding this caption following a response today [see: #175252] from the same CYC planning enforcement officer who responded to my complaint about the spacing of these racks with: "This would be a very minor breach … [more]

Sheffield stand Cycle parking at Poppies dentist - Hopefully Dentist will install Sheffield stand(s) with signs in at the front as well overlooked by the waiting room window. See #35129 from 2011 Ed: They look too close to the wall.

The cycle parking at Cardonald station has been positioned so close to the walls the end stand is basically unusable, while the others won't support the bikes very well when only one end of the bike is on the stand. But I'm not sure I'd … [more]

Sheffield cycle stands to the side of Sysco Software in the Gasworks with capacity for 8 bicycles.

Badly-installed cycle parking - basically not usable

I don't know why this path wasn't made wider, placed further away from the fence, and asphalted. Too narrow to pass anyone without that person stepping aside.

Cycle parking at Holytown station. A bit close to the fence.

Extremely poorly sited cycle parking at Clydebank ASDA. A combination of shelter, bollard and a car being parked in the space in the foreground made my bike difficult to retrieve when I returned from the supermarket.

Cycle parking at Helensburgh Central station, some of which is installed far too close to a wall.

Bognor Regis - this shopping park has bike stands installed far too close to the buildings -its impossible to park properly and the low protruding ridge does not help!

Poor Sheffield stand placement at brand new harbourside apartments.

The cycle parking at Inverkip station is very close to the fence, limiting locking options.

The cycle parking at Cherry Trees was badly installed years ago - the stands are too close the wall. The current works are good opportunity to fix the problem, and ideally there would be more stands added.

Cycle parking stands at Crookston station, right next to fence

Strangely under-used cycle parking at St Andrew's church hall, opposite St Andrews House, Chesterton. Ed: One reason might be the very bad installation where the edge of the rack is up against the fence making it difficult to park.

Mind bogglingly incompetent installation by St Modwens

Cycle parking at the new community centre in Chesterton. Sadly it has been installed too close to the fence.

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