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[Image taken 4.2.23] Esplanade cycle parking, West Esplanade/Wellington Row (below Lendal Bridge), York. These toast rack Sheffields (see also: #190736) are broken. The last support has been removed. But this leaves a substantial trip … [more]

[Image taken 4.2.23] Esplanade cycle parking, Wellington Row (below Lendal Bridge), York. Two lots of Sheffield racks linked by rails ie toast racks. I prefer flat-topped Sheffields. I think they provide a longer space for supporting my … [more]

[Image taken 4.2.23] Esplanade cycle parking, West Esplanade/Wellington Row (below Lendal Bridge), York. These racks are within easy walking distance of the city centre. For people on this side of the city/river you can avoid the queuing … [more]

[Image created 2.2.23] This is the data from the 2021 census about access to a car or van. It shows that one quarter of York residents do not have access to a motor vehicle. I believe this stat needs to be known by everyone who works for … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #190590.

[Image taken 1.2.23] Bootham Terrace, York.The fallen sign is a trip hazard and an obstruction. It's also not doing its job. Other image this sign today: #190591. Related image on this street close to the junction with Bootham: #190589.

[Image taken 1.2.23] Bootham Terrace, York. I approached this street from the other direction. I saw there wasn't enough space for anyone let alone a wheelchair user or parent holding the hand of a dependant for example to pass. When I was … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] North Street, York. What scheme does this fallen sign relate to? Is it part of the Northern Gas Networks signage? (See: #190584 and links.) It's not doing its job and it's a trip hazard. Other image today and links: … [more]

[UPDATE: On 2.2.23 the utilities company responded: "I have spoken with the site manager and he will speak to team on site to get things rectified as soon as possible."] [Image taken 1.2.23] Skeldergate, York. Where should this sign be? … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Skeldergate, York. Damaged Northern Gas Networks signs with their name and contact details. This is surprising. Northern Gas Networks usually set standards for people to be able to see which company is doing the works … [more]

[UPDATE: See note on: #190584] [Image taken 1.2.23] Skeldergate, (looking towards the junction with Micklegate and Bridge Street), York. Who are the intended users of this channel? Cyclists in this direction only? (There’s no help … [more]

[UPDATE: 2.2.23 Ref 'who is the gap for?' A reply from the utilities company says: "I can confirm that it was agreed with the council to allow cyclists to access as well as pedestrians." I will thank them then try to find out who to thank … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Skeldergate, York. Two ghost signs. One obstructing the pavement. One in the kerb further restricting the width of an already narrow route. Are they part of the Northern Gas Networks works signage? (See: #190584 and … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Hospital Fields Road, York. Where Brompton owners can carry their bespoke repair kit – in the frame. Specifically, at the point where folding/unfolding it gives access to the top tube. Clever. Context and links: … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Hospital Fields Road, York. A chance conversation with this Brompton (www.brompton.com/) owner revealed you can carry a repair kit (www.brompton.com/shop/bike-accessories/brompton-toolkit) as compact as the cycle. It … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Get Cycling, Hospital Fields Road, York. Newly done, striking branding on the facade of Get Cycling (www.getcycling.org.uk/) As the man in: #190581 and: #190581 said, the previous lower key design had made the building … [more]

[Image taken 1.2.23] Citywide, York. York Cycle Campaign (https://yorkcyclecampaign.bike/) Manifesto (https://yorkmix.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/York-Cycle-Campaign-42-Ways-To-Transform-York.pdf) published end January 2023. We picked up … [more]

[Image taken 30.1.23] Retail parks link, Off Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] The foliage on this corner (the now visible green triangle) has been cleared back to the end of the fencing on the … [more]

[Image taken 30.1.23] Retail parks link, Off Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] The foliage on the left-hand side has been cut back. The sight line in both directions for all non-motorised users … [more]

[Image taken 30.1.23] Retail parks link, Off Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location]. Looking towards the retail park with Tesco on it. Compare my image with street view: the wooden fencing on the … [more]

[Image taken 30.1.23] The retail parks link, looking towards the zebra crossing to Dunelm (Clifton Moor phase 3 site), off Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] The York Walking and Cycling Officer … [more]

[UPDATE: On 1.2.23 I saw the sign was back in situ.] [Image taken 31.1.23] Bootham junction with Grosvenor Terrace, York. Damaged, fallen, unsightly, useless sign.

[Image taken 27.1.23] Brunch, Auster Road, Clifton Moor, York. Context and link: #190174.

[Image taken 27.1.23] Brunch, Auster Road, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Wheelbenders and Tier hire e-cycles and e-scooters. Location: #190175. Tier overview: #190175.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Field View, York. The person who has parked next to the hedge is completely obstructing the pavement. The person must know his/her actions forces people - their neighbours, many vulnerable - to walk in the road. Other … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Field View, York. The resident is obstructing the pavement. Yet she/he must see their neighbours - people of all ages including adults with assistance dogs and mobility aids, and children going to school - walking in … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Former Duncombe Barracks, Burton Stone Lane, York. This will be the site of Duncombe Square (www.shapehomesyork.com/) a development of passivhaus homes. Today though, it was a quagmire. Someone who said he was a … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane (looking south), York. This motorist is obstructing the pavement. Opposite a church. There's no room for someone with a buggy, holding the hand of a child or person they care for to pass. Ditto for … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane opposite St Luke's church, York. Verge damage by drivers. More of this damage here today and links: #190168.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, opposite Shipton Street, York. Verge damage caused by motorists driving on to and off it. Not only unsightly the mud released is a pavement hazard for pedestrians and a road one for people on cycles. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Outside St Luke's church, Burton Stone Lane, junction wiith Shipton Street, York. Centreline tarmac damage at a road narrowing. That infra requires people on cycles to move out into the carriageway. Cyclists ought to … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, junction with Shipton Street, with St Luke's (church) behind, York. Location of damage to kerb in: #190165.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, outside St Luke's church, York. Cracking tarmac close to the kerb. Few people in York have learned to ride assertively. Plus low driving standards and high motorist speeds can force even the bravest … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Shipton Street junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Centreline tarmac damage and potholes at a junction. All of this is a serious problem for people cycling. At any location. But the high speeds, and low standards of … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Outside 150 Burton Stone Lane, York. This looks like new tarmac. It seems to be already failing. The carriageways on this street are narrow, driving speeds much higher than the 20mph limit and people in cycles have to … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, junction with Glencoe Street, York. Is this new tarmac that is already failing around an ironwork? Other image today and links: #190043.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, looking north from outside Heron Foods, York. Centreline tarmac damage. Damage in the other direction and links see: #190160. Other image today and links: #190043.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane looking south just before the junction with Glencoe Street, York. Centre line damage to the tarmac. A real hazard for people cycling see: #190158. Continuation of the damage northbound see: #190161. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Detail and links see: #190158.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, just north of the junction with Glencoe Street, York. Centre line damage. This is a serious hazard for people cycling. It can trap wheels and/or 'hold' them. Water gets under the surface, freezes, … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Horner Street junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Substantial tarmac damage and where pedestrians and people in mobility scooters will be crossing. This is new tarmac. Parts of Burton Stone Lane were patched and … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] York Suzuki Centre, Burton Stone Lane, York. Damage that is a substantial trip hazard on the forecourt of the York Suzuki Centre (www.yorksuzuki.com/). I hope CYC can compel the owners to repair it. Other image … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Pizza Time, Burton Stone Lane junction with Garth Terrace, York. Forecourt damage. A hazard to all users. I'll report to CYC. I think the forecourts here belong to the building owners not the Council. However, I hope … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Garth Terrace, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #190153. Other image today and links: #190043.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Garth Terrace, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Pavement damage. Detail nearest area: #190154. Other image today and links: #190043.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. The only formal crossing on the entire length of Burton Stone Lane. Driving speeds are very high and not every motorist stops to let people cross. There are a couple of build-outs but it all … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] LNER 20.11 Doncaster to York service. Following pressure from passengers who could no longer travel or who struggled to travel due to the Azumas having hooks for cycles and their use being mandatory, LNER retrofitted … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #190047.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. This company – Garlands – has been blocking this cycle facility before. It also means any road user at this end of the measures installed in November 2022 (see: #187753) have no sight lines. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Foss Islands Path junction with Wigginton Road link/Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] One of the artworks (www.kjartan.co.uk/blue%20pipes/index.htm) on the Foss Islands Path. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Foss Islands Path junction with Wigginton Road link, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] You would come off if you cycled into this thick mud. On foot you’d get very muddy. A child might lose a boot or shoe. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Wigginton Road link, junction with Foss Islands Path, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Note the thick mud: #190045. Context and links: #190043.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Foss Islands Path junction with Wigginton Road link, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Poor surface sign. Where does it refer to? Why is it here? I’ll report it to Sustrans (sustrans.org.uk) as they own … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Other image here today - context and links: #189806.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] Some of the ravines and gashes have been marked up for filling. Context: #186002. Other image here today: #189807. Other image today … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Kitchener Street at entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Path, York. Context: and links #189804.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Kitchener Street at entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Path, York. Context: #189549. Other image here today and links: #189805.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #189802.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The narrow, steep and uneven steps between the Foss Islands Path and Denning’s Yard access/Crichton Avenue. Note the … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Route to/from Wigginton Road (location: #189799). It’s steep and narrow. And if you go down you need to regain that … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] There are often shady characters under the bridge. It does not feel safe when there are. But the route is very well … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The shared use path to the right leads to/from Wigginton Road: #189801. Context and links: #189796.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #189796. Other image this artwork: #190046 and caption.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #189796.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Image taken after the sides of the path have been cleared to show how much more room there is, how much lighter it is, … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Looking towards Denning's Yard from the Sustrans spiral. Other image today - context - and links: #189794.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. Looking into Denning's Yard. Context: #187856. Other image here today: #189795. Other images here today: #189797, #189798, #189799, #189800, #189801, #189802, … [more]

[Image taken 22.1.23] Scarborough Terrace, York. People step off the steps from the 'glass bridge' and cross to it without checking for road users. Drivers come fast round the corner visible and take it wide. Cyclists need to be able to … [more]

[Image taken 22.1.23] Scarborough Terrace, York. Damaged tarmac that has deteriorated in the past week – York has had freezing temperatures. This road is used by people on foot, cycles, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and with wheeled … [more]

[Image taken 19.1.23] Tanner Row junction with Rougier Street, York. Lunar New Year 2023 in York: www.visityork.org/events/lunar-new-year?mc_cid=8388b12ae6&mc_eid=87809a7c14Context: #189618.

[Image taken 19.1.23] Tanner Row junction with Rougier Street, York. Clutter and hazards. The fallen Tier scooters (overview here: #164663) are a trip hazard. The rabbit is further clutter. In December CYC took a decision that should keep … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Path looking towards Hambleton Terrace (Haxby Road end), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #189553.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Path at Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #189553.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Path at Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #189553.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Path at Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #189553.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Path at Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] I took this image, and the others at the same location, to show how much more space there is when the foliage on both sides of a route has … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Road, York. Location of close-up of hazard: #189551. Also visible is the local landmark Morrisons' chimney. (Because it's on the site of the Morrisons supermarket chain.) Other image, other topic today and … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Foss Islands Road, York. One of many reasons it's important to keep routes clear of dips and damage: water freezes; people on cycles, in wheelchairs, in mobility scooters, etc, skid and fall. Other image here today: … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Kitchener Street, York. Context and links: #189549. Image clearly showing the road markings: #189805.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Kitchener Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Entrance to/from Foss Islands Path/York Orbital. In the time I took to take this image and this one: #189550 a woman with a double buggy, three people on … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Wigginton Road, York. This cyclist has a skinny two-wheeled cycle with no luggage or passengers... But the space is clearly too narrow to pass through easily and safely. The 'feet'/supports of the barriers reduce the … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Wigginton Road, York. The space left for all non motorised users on this link used by all ages, for all reasons, on foot with dogs and buggies; hand in hand with children; by people with sight issues; people who are … [more]

[UPDATE: On 23.1.23 this sign had gone and there were works on the cycle way as far as the entrance to the building site (former Nestle factory) so the only space for all non-motorised users was on the pedestrian side (ie on the left on … [more]

[Image taken 17.1.23] St Hilda’s, Tang Hall Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] We were able to use these wall bars easily. We don't have extra wide handlebars or anything else that would keep our cycles away from the bars. … [more]

[Image taken 17.1.23] St Hilda’s, Tang Hall Lane, York. Clear signage you can’t miss on the front of St Hilda’s www.achurchnearyou.com/church/18968/. Plus the gate was open to the space down the side of the church so there was no confusion … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York. A 'York' cycle ie a design that is bespoke and/or adapted for carrying people and/or making utility trips. But it is locked only to itself - using the integral nurse's … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York. Other image here today and links: #189428.

[Image taken 12.1.23] York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York. Attractive new landscaping above the pollution and continual traffic movements of St Leonard's Place outside York Theatre Royal (www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk). I could only … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] Opposite the entry to/exit from parking between the side of The Churchill Hotel and the residential block Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Terrace, York. Other images of damage here today and links: #189425.

[UPDATE: Knocked back by CYC. An email from 24.1.23 says: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."] [Image taken 12.1.23] Grosvenor Terrace, York. This street is not … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] Grosvenor Terrace junction with Grosvenor Road, York. Other images of damage here today: #189425, #189426. Other images today and links: #189420.

[Image taken 12.1.23] St Leonard’s Place, York. Location of damage in: #189422 plus further damage here. Other image nearby today and links: #189420.

[UPDATE: Email from CYC 20.1.23. "Thank you for your Road and Pavement problems report... The current status of your report is: Unresolved. We’re currently coordinating resources so we can schedule the necessary works; in the meantime we … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] St Leonard’s Place, junction with Duncombe Place, York. Detail of the unavoidable damage to the tarmac in the ASL. See also: #189420 and links.

[UPDATE: 20.1.23 CYC won't be repairing this damage: "Thank you for your Road and Pavement problems report... The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." [Image taken … [more]

[UPDATE: An email from CYC says: "It [My email] has already been passed to the Head of Housing Services who has taken the matter up with contractors." I hope all involved will learn from this and the practice will stop - at work but also in … [more]

[Image taken 11.1.23] Clifton Moor Retail Park - the area with Dunelm at one end and Tenpin at the other, Stirling Road, York. The bollards are too close to the racks. 140cm is insufficient space even for a standard cycle. When reversing … [more]

[Image taken 11.1.23] Water Lane, junction with Clifton Moor Gate. York. Context: #183195. Very disappointing this remains unresolved. Get wet feet at the start of your day or shift, on your way to school/work, etc, and you have wet feet … [more]

[Image taken 11.1.23] Bootham, York. Nonsensical, inaccurate, confusing and ultimately therefore clutter. The information is aimed at people on cycles who need to turn right into Bootham Terrace. The 'Ahead' belongs to the information in … [more]

[Image taken 10.1.23] Field View, York. Pavement being used as parking. There is a dropped kerb under this vehicle. No pedestrian – no matter how lithe, tall, unencumbered - could get through. Never mind children on scooters or balance … [more]

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