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[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. The supports are not long enough… you wheel a cycle into cycle parking (or reverse it) and you need space in front of or behind the wheel. If you don’t have an integral … [more]

Image taken 8.9.22] Deangate, York. A Tern ( 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 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 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: … [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 19.5.22] Tesco, Clifton Moor, York. The 'Toblerone' shaped cycle racks don't support loaded cycles. Ie cycle used for utility purposes such as shopping at a supermarket. The uprights are too close together - you can only get … [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 11.3.22] Boyes, Goodramgate, York. Low profile linking rails (no or minimal upstand) make these Sheffield racks accessible. You can roll a trike, for example, in and out without needing to lift it over the rails. Also, there is … [more]

[Image taken 11.2.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Items that won't fit into the trailer are put into the panniers: also loaded from the side. Note how much space the shopping trolley requires and how close … [more]

Image taken 11.1.22] King Street, York. The onstreet rack (toastrack, Sheffields) is too close to the kerb. Hence the cycles being unstable. Other issue this rack see also: #177527. Other images today: #177526 and links.

[Image taken 4.1.21] Tanner's Moat, York. When racks are too close to a solid upright cycles cannot be positioned sufficiently far forward to be stable. When a cycle is unstable, the front wheel turns, as here. Loading a cycle, for example … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] I just touched the rear wheel and the cycle tipped. It did not fall as it is secured to the upright of the Sheffield-style support. However, … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The cage (see also: #175855 and links) housed a cycle on my most recent visit. However, the cycle parking is of the 'toastrack' design - … [more]

[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 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. When a cycle is unsupported (see: #10741) or unequally weighted (see: #167791, though these racks are on a slope which is also a problem) or the rack is too close to an object (see: #165596), it can … [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 … [more]

wheeled in - there is an insufficient turning circle to bring the rear wheel in. The cycle will have to be lifted or dragged. Even if possible, for some people - including this resident - such manoeuvring is painful and can have … [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. Note the cycle is nearly jackknifing and that the person is struggling to keep it upright. Had she had more weight onboard - shopping, child seat, a child - the cycle … [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Rougier Street junction with Tanner Row, York. This York resident has an e-bike. She uses it for leisure, utility and fitness. However, it is also a mobility aid. She rides with a family member who also has a health … [more]

[Image taken 28.11.20] Toast rack design cycle parking at Homestead Park, Water End, York (see also: #165414). Not recommended due to the upstand of the linking rails. See also #162533, #165413.

[Image taken 28.11.20] Toast rack design cycle parking at Homestead Park (, Water End, York (see also: #165415). The upstand means every users has to lift or bump their cycle into and out of the rack. … [more]

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