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An opportunity to leave the carriageway on Kirkgate in time to avoid the huge A61 roundabout.

The end of the shared-use footway on Kirkgate, but better to have gone to the left side of the road from the traffic island back at #110327, rather than attempt to join the carriageway here.

A toucan crossing at the large A61 roundabout at Kirkgate, on the edge of Wakefield city centre. I'm not sure the mandatory turn sign on the bollard is the correct one to use in this situation.

Toucan crossings at the large A61 roundabout at Kirkgate, on the edge of Wakefield city centre.

A lack of thought over desire lines here. Looking from the passageway under the building seen in #110325 to a series of toucan crossings across a large roundabout at Kirkgate on the edge of Wakefield city centre. Although there is an 'en ... [more]

A flavour-of-the-month parallel cycle/zebra crossing on the way from Kirkgate station into Wakefield city centre. There is a fairly narrow passageway beneath the building ahead, but it looks like the building itself is on borrowed time.

A route sign outside Sandal & Agbrigg station.

Cycle parking needed at The Art House, Wakefield

Covered stands in a public car park, Wakefield

Wonders of Wakefield route marker on the bridge from The Hepworth, Wakefield to the car park - cyclists should dismount.

Cycle parking at The Hepworth, Wakefield.

Bike stand at The Hepworth, Wakefield - ask at reception for tools and spare tubes.

Map of the Wonders of Wakefield Cycle Trail

Cycle crossing at the A61/A638 junction, Wakefield

Cycle crossing at the A61/A638 junction, Wakefield

The Calder and Hebble Navigation - no useable towpaths

Closure at the south end of the Chantry Bridge, Wakefield - not easy to reach northbound.

Chantry chapel and bridge, Wakefield, closed to motor traffic

Medieval bridge closed to motor traffic.

Cycle Technology shop, Wakefield

Route sign - yes, you can cycle to the Chantry Chapel too.

Cycle crossing and Halfords shop

I think cyclists can go to the left of the island here.

Crossing and road closure - potential useful for access to Wakefield Kirkgate station

Cycle parking at the new West Yorkshire History Centre

Cut-through to Wakefield Kirkgate station

New shared-use crossings on the A61 in Wakefield

New shared-use crossings on the A61 in Wakefield.

Very short cycle lane just to lead cyclists off the road.

Not a lot of cycle parking in central Wakefield

Just 50m of cycle contraflow needed here (and the left-turn sign seems to have been turned around).

Bridge from the car park to The Hepworth, Wakefield - there's a Cyclists Dismount sign.

Road closure, Wakefield

Road closure ahead - so of course there should be an Except Cyclists plate on the sign.

Shared use under this railway bridge, Wakefield

Snicket to Wakefield cathedral

No motor vehicles except buses and taxis here in central Wakefield

Potentially useful way around Wakefield's one-way system

Traffic-free route to Wakefield Westgate station

Cycle parking at Wakefield Westgate station.

Crossings to reach central Wakefield

Move left here to cross to the right to central Wakefield

Route from Thornes Park to central Wakefield

Route from central Wakefield towards Thornes Park

Route into central Wakefield

Crossing of cycle route to Thornes Park, Wakefield

The 'alternative' route into central Wakefield

Two routes into central Wakefield

I'm not sure the sign to Horbury is pointing quite in the right direction.

Route into Thornes Park, Wakefield

Shared-use route and crossing on Thornes Road, Wakefield.

Shared-use as far as the crossing on the route from Horbury to Wakefield.

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route from Horbury towards Wakefield

Cycle route from Horbury towards Wakefield

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Short steep climb on cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Terrible connection between cycle route and towpath.

Cycle route from Wakefield towards Horbury

Cycle route through industrial estate, Wakefield.

Towpath along the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Towpath passing beneath the A636

Zig-zag start of towpath along the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Zig-zag start of towpath along the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Route beside the Calder

On this side of the roundabout there's a Cyclists Dismount sign, on the other side is an End of Route sign - can't anyone think these things through consistently?

Route sign on shared-use route beside the A636 into Wakefield

Cycle route crossing side road on the way into Wakefield

This is definitely not the end of the cycle route, but the people who put these signs up don't seem to care.

Shared-use path beside the A636 into Wakefield

Link from shared-use path to the quiet route up to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Shared-use by the A636 into Wakefield

It may not look like it in the rush hour, but this is the start of the quiet route up to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Route towards Wakefield parallel to the A636

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