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[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. At its widest the tarmac measures 243cm (actual width). But at its narrowest (between the upstands) it’s 218cm (actual width). Then you take off 25cm or 50cm each e ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by one family going in the same direction. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167352, #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required for just one user on a cycle at this right angle. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by two adults with one pushchair travelling in the same direction. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #1673 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by one adult with a pushchair. [Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This angle is too tight. T ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This angle is too tight. The route is well used and it’s a toucan. People on foot, cycles, mobility scooters, people with pushchairs, people holding (children’s) ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York, towards Tesco petrol station. The corners on the other side of this wide toucan crossing are too tight and the one through the grass is too narrow. Images: #167349 and #167351 show the contrast ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This corner is too tight. It’s also too narrow. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167352, #167353, #167354, #167356, #16 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. At the Village Street end of this retail park, cyclists are directed onto this cycle route. This series see also: #167346, #167347. Images of the cycle route where it crosses a car park entrance se ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. At the Village Street end of this retail park, cyclists are directed onto this cycle route. This series see also: #167346, #167348. Images of the cycle route where it crosses a car park entrance se ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. At the Village Street end of this retail park, cyclists are directed onto this cycle route. This series see also: #167347, #167348. Images of the cycle route where it crosses a car park entrance se ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167342, #167343, #167344. For the Villag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167342, #167343, #167345. For the Villag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167342, #167344, #167345. For the Villag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167343, #167344, #167345. For the Villa ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. There’s a signed cycle route between the junction with Clifton Moor Gate to Village Street, Rawcliffe, passing retail outlets. It’s difficult to reach the Tesco roundabout on the other side of ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Sofology, Clifton Moor, York. A colleague with a “York cycle” ie with add-ons, in this case a heavy upright design with a big basket and two-prong stand, described a rack that tapered as one that might work for her ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. The rider shows it is not possible to lift a cycle of this size and weight. For all captions about this cycle and turning circle see: #167286

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. This image shows how much space the cargo cycle takes in relation to the contraflow advisory cycle lane the driver is half on and the road. For all captions abou ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. For all captions about this cycle and turning circle see: #167286

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. For all captions about this cycle and turning circle see: #167286

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. For all captions about this cycle and turning circle see: #167286

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. The rider can only exit backwards. But it's into an advisory contraflow cycle lane. And there's no drop kerb. Visibility is poor and there's a risk of damaging t ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. The driver cannot exit forwards due to the handlebars of the cycle on the rack. The racks are 100cm apart. Too close to be practical/flexible. See #167037 for we ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. Showing the space it takes. For all captions about this cycle and turning circle see: #167286

[Image taken 17.4.21] Cargo/delivery cycle (body is 1m3) on Sheffields (racks) at Rougier Street/Tanner Row, York. Such cycles have a role in last-mile deliveries as well as food deliveries as an alternative to a motor vehicle and their sp ... [more]

[Image taken lunchtime Saturday 17.4.21] Riverside on Terry Avenue, York. There are four 'cyclists dismount' signs (see #167284) But we have disappeared off the radar again. There is only a 'Pedestrians' sign. Some people who use cycles as ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] New Walk junction with Blue Bridge Lane. Covid-19 safety information on a banner on railings where people will see it - at the point they pass on foot or cycle. This is good practice. But it doesn't extend to signage. ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Tower Gardens, York. The Sheffields (racks) are 115cm apart. This is good practice as in enables family groups to share racks and locks - see also: #166368. But also people who are wider at the 'clutter point' (at hand ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Tower Gardens, York. Showing how much a trailer protrudes in relation to other cycles. This illustrates the importance of permitting space behind (in front see: #167037) to enable all designs of cycles to use racks and ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.21] Tower Gardens, York. These Sheffields are 115cm apart. This means there's: a) room for a family sharing a lock/locks (left), b), space on the opposite Sheffield for another cycle, and, c) critically, clearance for some ... [more]

[Image taken 18.00 16.4.21] Riverside on Terry Avenue, York. Second image in this second set of unnecessary cyclists dismount signs. Other image in this pair: #167255. Pair 1: #167253, #167254. Terry Ave closing see also (overview): #164095 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.00 16.4.21] Riverside on Terry Avenue, York. First sign in this second set of unnecessary cyclists dismount signs. Other image in this pair: #167256. Pair 1: #167253, #167254. Terry Ave closing see also (overview): #164095; ... [more]

[Image taken 18.00 16.4.21] Riverside on Terry Avenue, York. Second of this set of two unnecessary cyclists dismount signs. Other image in this pair: #167253. Pair 2: #167255, #167256. Terry Ave closing see also (overview): #164095; (user c ... [more]

[Image taken 18.00 16.4.21] Riverside on Terry Avenue, York. Sunny though fresh. First Friday after the first relaxing of the covid rules - people can eat food at premises if they do so outside. Beer gardens (and popup on-pavement tables) b ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. No mention of people on cycles. No information about the works. An email reply dated 13.4.21 from City of York Council about the decision to remove the covid-19 corridor said: "...appropriat ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. The beams marked the extent of the previous route alongside the car park. The covid-19 coned corridor has been removed. See also: (Overview): #157644. (Images taken on this day): #167242, #1672 ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate car park, York. No diversions shown for people on cycles despite the signage that this is NCN65. The covid-19 popup coned corridor is being removed. See also: (Overview): #157644. (Images taken on this day): # ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate carpark, York. Signage for pedestrians but not for people on cycles. Plus, people continue to filter through the car park. Due to habit? Because they came through that way? Due to lack of clarity of signage? B ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate Lane, York. Works continue to remove the covid-19 popup coned corridor through Marygate car park. Despite being a key route for people on cycles, there is no recognition of this: #167245. (Overview): #157644. ... [more]

[Image taken 15.4.21] Marygate Lane, York. The route through Marygate car park between homes, schools, the hospital, York St John Uni, and the river, and the rail station using the (from February 2019) accessible Scarborough Bridge is block ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. A bollard blocks access to/from the outermost racks. See also: #167156, #167157

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. There are wheel benders in the background. There are Sheffields with good natural light (some under cover) and good natural surveillance. But the bollard blocks access to/from the ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. The bollards are presumably intended to protect the Sheffields (racks) from motor vehicles accessing the space where I was standing to take this image. However, the ones at each e ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) at Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. There was no room for me to be able to reverse out without lifting my cycle. For a second view of this site s ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) in front of Boots and next to Greggs, Monks Cross, (Huntington), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. The racks on the other side were in use. Baskets on the front of cycles of ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Library Square (Museum Street/Lendal Bridge), York. During covid-19 lockdowns, the previously safe and 'human-feeling' space in front of York Explore (library, cafe, events space) has become a de facto parking area. Po ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. Driver turning out of queueing traffic to travel on the wrong side of the road (the oncoming carriageway) into Marygate. See also: #167116

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. When there is queuing traffic towards Bootham Bar, some drivers heading for Marygate (perhaps the car park at the end) get impatient. They turn out of the queue and drive on the wrong side of the road in ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. This skip 'shelters' two or three cars. There are double yellows but I don't know the rules governing their use here. See also #167114.

[Image taken 13.4.21] A skip on Bootham, junction with Marygate, York. Bootham has queueing or oncoming motor traffic for much of the day/evening. The vehicles reduce the road space. The skip been here for months. It has no flashing lights. ... [more]

[Image taken 12.4.21] Rawcliffe Bar, York, Park and Ride. See also (this location): #167104. For issues at the ladies loos at York station see: #166524

Update: An email from City of York Council dated 13.4.21 says: "We are working with First to open the toilets for longer. These toilets have been vandalised on numerous occasions. First did not have the capacity to have someone up at the s ... [more]

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Old images on the back of the M&S building lift an unloved area. See also: #167102. (Hoardings overview): #165189

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Not sure if this and its companion are true hoardings or simply historic photos of street scenes on a window. But they do show how imagery provides interest, and improves a scruffy area and makes ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] This Winther Cargoo extends around 119cm in front of the Sheffield and around 28cm behind it. The Sheffield is 75cm long. See also: #167038. All cycles need turning space for the owner to be able to move them in and out ... [more]

[Image taken 10.4.21] With 120cm between them, the Sheffield stands on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York are practically and accessibly spaced. The Winther Cargoo (see also: #167039) extends 28cm beyond the rack at the back. See: #167037 ... [more]

[Image taken 10.4.21] Sheffield stands in use on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York. This Cargoo cycle shows how much space different designs of cycle require around them: in this case, in front. Trailers need space behind: #167280. For o ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Butcher Terrace, York. These Sheffields are at the entrance to Rowntree Park and among the green spaces at this end of the Millennium Bridge. So they are where they are useful. They are easy to find. They are clearly re ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The black box on the right has been installed too close to the Sheffields. 25cm is insufficient for a cycle to be positioned such that it is supported. For comparative dimensions see (unadapted cy ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The information totem (installed early 2021) blocks easy, convenient access to/from the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands for all but fit, thin people who are wider at the shoulders than below wheel ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The driver of a Travelodge vehicle avoids loading taking place on the left but uses the contraflow cycle lane to do so. At the junction, a metre further up, the driver turns right (not shown) and t ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Early green for cyclists in York. It's on Skeldergate in the direction of North Street (junction with Micklegate and Bridge Street). There's also one on the other side of this junction ie in this direction. Drivers seem ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Marygate car park York. Sheffields partially blocked. Work seems to have stopped for the timebeing but the barriers remain. There's still no shortage of other space in the car park for siting the materials store. You ca ... [more]

[Image taken 3.2.20] Lidl, James Street, York. The Sheffield (racks) are easy to find, recognise as cycle parking and access. They are under cover. They are in a well lit location. You do not need to cross road to move between them and the ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Butcher Terrace/TerryAve/Rowntree Park/Millennium Bridge, York. A Winther Cargoo cargo bike shackled to a Sheffield (and two tiny cycles). See also: #167015

[Image taken 9.4.21] Sheffields at Butcher Terrace/Terry Ave/Rowntree Park/Millennium Bridge, York. A Winther Cargoo cargo bike shackled (see: #167016) to a Sheffield rack and two kids' cycles. These Sheffields are 120cm apart. Excellent pr ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] The locations of the Tier scooter bays, the Sheffields, and the road (Tanner Row) on Rougier Street, York. (See also: #166751, #166752, #166753, #166754, #166755, #166756)

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For these Sheffields, the gap between the rack and the road is 125cm. See: #166755 and #166754

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For some Sheffields at this location, the gap between the rack and the road is just 104cm. See also: #166754, #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The paved area narrows from one end of the racks to the other. The gap between the rack and the road is 104cm at its narrowest point and 125cm at the widest. See: #166755 and: #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. There is just 121cm between the racks and the scooter bays. This is the corridor (access to /from) between the racks and the scooters. It needs to accommodate someone wheeling a cycle if they can d ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Three scooters are squeezed longwise into the bays further reducing the space for accessing the Sheffield racks and getting a cycle into/out of them this side. You can see how they block access to ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Access to the cycle parking is too tight - even for a tall man who is able-bodied and wheeling an unadapted, unadorned cycle. See also: #166752, #166753

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The new wayfinding/information totem is too close to the cycle parking.

[Image taken 4.4.21] Tower Gardens, Tower Street, York. This Babboe is around 236cm long and around 85cm wide. Many people in York use longer and wider cycles (including trailers: #164541, #166522, #164845) to transport children, animals, s ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Tower Gardens, Tower Street, York. This is a Babboe. It is around 236cm long and around 85cm wide. There is space at this location for wider and longer machines. I'd like to see something like the initiative at the Univ ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. This is my cycle. It has front and rear panniers (bike bags). The front ones remain on it because they carry my locks. They make my cycle 72cm wide as a minimum. (There is spac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. An example of an as ‘unadorned’, unadapted cycle as you get. And rare in York. But it still takes up 170cm: 60cm in front of the rack and 40cm behind. (The rack – of the ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. The spacing in front of the racks is 69cm. 70cm is the minimum recommended (LTN 1/20). This would be inadequate for some machines eg: #166521 Compare the space here with that i ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] There are banks of Sheffields in Rowntree Park, York and close to the entrances. They are well used. These are close to the table tennis, the smaller of the two play areas, and the toilets (the brick building in the bac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Near New Bridge Lane, York. This 'self service' noticeboard always looks well used. It is likely much cheaper to source, install and maintain than the glass fronted ones administered by the wards. I often stop and look ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Two issues. Problem 1. The cycle parking is nowhere near the trolleys or the supermarket entrance/exit - see: #167030. Problem 2. The cycle parking is on a slope. I need both hands to load my c ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. On a slope or if racks are too close to an object, cycles can't stay upright and topple. This makes loading/unloading difficult. Here it means the cycle takes up more space between Sheffields t ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The racks are on a perceptible slope. My cycle slips and won't stay upright. (See also: #166690) For a further consequence of the slope see: #166691. For generic observations about the cycle pa ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The large amount of space between the racks and the car parking means people can park longer cycles here. This cycle, for example, is 190cm long. At the widest point - the handlebars - it is ar ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Good access to the cycle parking from the car park (access route). The racks are not blocked by car parking spaces unlike at Aldi, Clifton Moor. The racks are flat-topped Sheffields, 70cm long. ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Space (82cm) in front of the racks accommodates standard cycles easily. The racks are under cover, well lit and with lots of natural surveillance. See also: Asda Harrogate (good practice): #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. These are the design of racks known as Sheffields. These are 100cm apart - the minimum realistic spacing. See also: Lidl racks: #166686, #166687, #166688. Lidl racks slope issues: #166689, #166 ... [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 cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] The Manager at Asda, Layerthorpe, York has responded quickly to my request for improved spacing between racks. He has already removed one Sheffield between two others. There is now 115cm between the racks. I could acces ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Clifton Backies, York. These signs (installed 2020) at Clifton Backies (https://cliftonbackies.org.uk/) are attractive and informative. I'd like to see a version at the cycle-ped-wheelchair entrance to New Earswick vill ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Clifton Backies, York. There are several of these in the Reserve. This one is at the entrance from Sutton Way. See also (Clifton Backies board): #166682 (New Earswick): #166666

[Image taken 6.7.19] New Earswick, York. There's signage away from this attractive village. There's nothing to tell you, you are in a place and that this place is New Earswick. There's no clue there are many reasons you might want New Earsw ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.19] New Earswick, York. New Earswick (https://www.jrht.org.uk/community/new-earswick-york, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Earswick) is a place. It has an interesting history. It's people-friendly. But there is no, 'Welco ... [more]

[Image taken 2.4.21] The original 'all non-motor users' route which runs through Marygate car park, York. It is alongside the Scarborough-York rail line. The too-tight space is further reduced by the plants that grow through the railings. O ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Tesco Extra, Clifton Moor, York. This toast rack (cycle parking) is well signposted. Alas the 'Toblerone'-designs don't support cycles. As a result many people use the railings around the trolley parks instead. See also ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Perimeter route of one of the Clifton Moor, York retail areas. This one with a Tesco Extra. There is no convenient, comfortable, accessible exit - ie no drop kerb - to the road network for people on cycles other than by ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Clifton Moor, York. The car park and access roads to/from the Tesco (and other outlets) has been resurfaced. The holes just before the crossing (and its access to another retail park, residential areas, pump tracks, NCN ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. The gap left for pedestrians is very narrow. There's no room to pass - even at pre-social distancing space requirements. It was tight on laden cycles. I am not certain a wheelchair could make it ... [more]

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