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186319Photo #186319Sculptures marking the site of the Arsenale and the Biennale Art exhibition.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186318Photo #186318View of the very busy Accademia footbridge, from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, on the Grand Canal, Venice.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186317Photo #186317Ramps added to the canal bridges along the river bank - very helpful for tourists with wheeled luggage.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186316Photo #186316Ramps added to the canal bridges along the river bank - very helpful for tourists with wheeled luggage.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186315Photo #186315Walkway alongside the lagoon in the Giardini part of Venice.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186314Photo #186314Kayaks on Rio della MisericordiaRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
186313Photo #186313Water fountain in the Jewish ghetto area of the Cannaregio, Venice.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186312Photo #186312Temporary looking ramp added to the stone bridge on the river bank, Venice.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186311Photo #186311Calle de la Ancore

Narrow passage in Castello, Venice
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186310Photo #186310Piazza San Marco - taken from Azerbaijan's Biennale Pavilion which overlooks the square.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186309Photo #186309Traghetti are paddled across the Grand Canal in Venice, weaving in between the oncoming motorized Vaporetti - which act as the city's public system.

A traghetto is a gondola used as a ferry to cross the canal for 2.5 Euros. Two oars people propel the boat and many of the passengers stand.

This photo was taken from the upper floor of the Ca d'Oro gallery.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
186308Photo #186308Gondolas - well it is Venice.

The church is Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli and in the film "Don't Look Now" the character played by Donald Sutherland is seen running over that bridge.
Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186307Photo #186307Piazza San Marco - dominated by the ugly Campanile.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
186306Photo #186306I saw the same bicycle-themed display in another branch of this shop in Venice - where cycling is prohibited.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
186305Photo #186305Washing strung across the street and the only obstacle is a dis-used well.Road environment:
Good practice
road
186304Photo #186304Hand cart used for refuse collection.Road environment:
Good practice
road
186303Photo #186303Hand carts for transporting goods between boats, shops and the markets.Road environment:
Good practice
road
186302Photo #186302LTN, school streetTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
186301Photo #186301[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. Other image this issue here today and links: #186300.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
186300Photo #186300[UPDATE: Reply from Screwfix 28.9.22 "the Property team...have advised that the area shown in the images you have kindly provided is within our demise. The potholes have already been reported by the Store to the Maintenance Team and they have then been reported for repair, the maintenance team are just awaiting further confirmation as work is arranged externally and are chasing this."] [Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. Other image this issue here today and links: #186301. My bidon is around 7cm wide which means this pothole is around that deep. More than enough to unseat someone and damage their cycle. Other image this site today and links: #186295.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
186299Photo #186299[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] How do you get a cycle into these spaces? The access between the supports and the hedge is just 74cm, there’s very little room to manoeuvre a cycle – you’d need to vertically lift is which many can’t do. Clearly some people use them for something – staff? - as the presence of at least three locks left on the bars shows. Other image here today and links: #186295.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186298Photo #186298[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 stand or aren’t using it/use it in combination with the cycle parking support you need space in front of it and behind. There is no provision with this design for people to wheel their cycles sufficiently far forward that the rig can lean on the support without becoming unstable as here. My cycle now takes up all the space in the gap between the two supports – intended for two cycles – and is unstable. I was not able to support my cycle or load it. Imagine if you had a child seat on your cycle and also an infant in the seat… Further there is just 63cm between the supports – the recommended minimum is 100cm, many local authorities now set the minimum distance as 120cm. The ends of the racks are unusable – 37cm? 40cm? The Sustrans traffic-free routes and greenways design guide (www.sustrans.org.uk/for-professionals/infrastructure/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide/) says: “the typical dimensions of a conventional bike are 1.8m long and 0.65m wide” (www.sustrans.org.uk/for-professionals/infrastructure/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide-contents/2019-design-guidance/part-2-design-details/6-space-requirements/) You’ve also got to be able to wheel it into a space, lock/unlock it and unload/load it. Further the maximum length of something that will fit in these spaces is 175cm. The graphic 6.1.3 shows the widths and lengths of a range of cycles. With just 175cm available, not one will fit in these racks (and the other side is even tighter - 160cm (see: #186298) - even without the problem of the kerb/step/bump up/down and discounting the presence of motor vehicles parked immediately in front or to the side of the cycle parking provision. Other image here today and links: #186295.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186297Photo #186297[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The racks in relation to the entrance to the retail outlet. They look straightforward to find, and practical to use. If only... Other image here today and links: #186295.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186296Photo #186296[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186295.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186295Photo #186295[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Why does someone put cycle parking behind car parking? Why is it not picked up by planners that if there is motor vehicle parking in front of cycle parking the former blocks access to/from the latter? See also: #186175, #182295? The racks at this retail outlet are covered. They are flat topped and should offer good support for a variety of designs of cycle and having two bars should offer myriad locking places. They are close to the entrance, but… There’s a ‘path’ to the cycle parking but it’s narrow – too narrow to wheel a cycle through if the vehicle parking spaces are in use. Oh, yes, the cycle parking is either hemmed in by vehicle parking spaces (see: #186296) or hedges. Further, even when the vehicle parking spaces around the structure are empty the drop kerb is only usable by people parking a cycle immediately in front of it. Other images with other problems with this cycle parking here today: #186297, #186298, #186299, #186300, #186301. Other images today: #186293, #186294.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186294Photo #186294[Image taken 25.9.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Five cycles using the racks at this DIY outlet today. The bollards protect: the cycles, the people on them, and the large manoeuvring space in which they are parked. This is good practice. I would still like to see a large ‘Cycle parking’ sign set sufficiently high up you can see it as you enter the car park and from all areas within it. Other images today: #186295, #186296, #186297, #186298, #186299, #186300, #186301.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
186293Photo #186293[Image taken 25.9.22] Wigginton Road, York. This sign has an exploded sandbag beneath it. The bag is not doing its job – holding the sign in situ. It is creating a skid hazard. Disappointing, after the one opposite was cleared up: #186086.Other:
Problem
general
186292Photo #186292[Image taken 24.9.22] St Andrewgate, York. A stashed or abandoned sign, and a sandbag. Signs left like this can become hazards or be used as tools to destroy property or as weapons. Sandbags can explode (see: #186293). The grit released is not just an eyesore but also a hazard… wheels skid on it. Today, the racks were full here (and at the other locations I saw as I moved around the city centre). When I returned to my cycle there was a distressed couple of adults - they had left panniers (bike bags) on one of their cycles and they'd been stolen. People (including me) often leave removable luggage on cycles. And who would challenge someone taking it off and walking away with it? Note the trailer. It is too long for the width of the pavement. It is therefore a trip hazard for someone with little or no sight and vulnerable to vehicle movements for example emergency vehicles or when the footstreets open to motor traffic towards the end of the day.Other:
Problem
general
186291Photo #186291Bin bags suspended from third floor windows for collection in the Castello area of venice.

Note the uncluttered street, despite washing strung across to the opposite side and a street light affixed to the building.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
186289Photo #186289Cycle signs and repair stationRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
186288Photo #186288Entrance to cyclewayTrack:
Good practice
track
186287Photo #186287Cycle info boardRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
186286Photo #186286Bike sculpture on cycle route in SligoOther:
Good practice
general
186285Photo #186285Just another NHS clinic with a car park but no cycle stands.Road environment:
Problem
road
186284Photo #186284The finger sign has gone, and it's not shown on the online maps, but there should be a bridleway here.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186283Photo #186283The finger sign has gone, and it's not shown on the online maps, but there should be a bridleway here.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186282Photo #186282Cut-through past Trewartha care home, Carbis Bay - not on the online maps.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186281Photo #186281Cut-through to primary school, Carbis Bay - not on the online maps.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186280Photo #186280Cut-through to primary school, Carbis Bay - not on the online maps.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186279Photo #186279Public footpath west from Carbis Bay station - shown as a cycleway on OpenCycleMap. Hmmm.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186278Photo #186278Another bridleway towards the Bakers Pit Nature Reserve - not on the online maps, and not much use for cyclists.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186277Photo #186277Hostile road to anyone but cars. Not cycle or pedestrian friendly. Lots of traffic and pollution where children cross to go to school and commuters to train station. Chaotic at school drop off and pick up times. Cyclists have to use sidewalks because there is not protected bicycle infrastructure.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186276Photo #186276Bad tree root damage to the path down from Campbell Street to the Stockingfield Bridge. While not ever going to be a main access route, it is still one that will be used by local people and this damage should have been addressed.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186275Photo #186275There isn't a good place to move from carriageway to the wide section of shared-use path in order to bypass vehicle queues for the lights and reach the cycle advance box (though there should be space on carriageway between the two lanes of vehicles).

Lots of residential dropped kerbs, but none flush so oblique approach is hazardous.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186274Photo #186274Dropped kerb to move from shared-use path to cycle advance box doesn't make it easy to get towards the far side of the box if turning right towards Fulbourn.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186273Photo #186273The advisory cycle lane heading westwards here encourages close passes from cars, there often isn't space to pass safely, and the road surface is poor.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186272Photo #186272@scottishcanals the approach to the canal at Stockingfield is blocked by a car t.co/YGzt9A4nhxCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
186271Photo #186271Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned previously... You're welcome.
@scottishcanals t.co/qjA4sGwAQA
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
186270Photo #186270'Smart Junction' trial sensor at the top, bike sensor immediately above traffic lights, low-level bike repeater lights below main lights.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186269Photo #186269CCTV (?) camera at the topRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
186268Photo #186268'Smart Junction' trial sensor at the top, bike sensor immediately above traffic lights, low-level bike repeater below main lights.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
186267Photo #186267Dearne Way footpath / track. Between Darton Station and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186266Photo #186266Dearne Way footpath / track.Track:
Infrastructure
track
186265Photo #186265Dearne Way footpath next to the River Dearne.
This is an alternative route for cyclists to the Yorkshire Sculpture park. Roughly 2.5 miles from the southern entrance 3 miles from the main entrance.
Track:
Infrastructure
track
186264Photo #186264Bridleway to Bakers Pit Nature ReserveTrack:
Infrastructure
track
186263Photo #186263Bridleway above PenzanceTrack:
Infrastructure
track
186262Photo #186262Junction of bridleways above PenzanceTrack:
Infrastructure
track
186260Photo #186260[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. In most existing guides, the minimum recommended space between supports is 100cm. CYC is now recommending 120cm – this accommodates more shapes of people, panniers, lifting a child on/off, loading a cycle (which you do from the side). However, it can still be tight of there are two cycles with panniers, etc. The racks are spaced unevenly. This means (intentionally or otherwise) that people can choose their space responsibly ie not using a wider gap if they don’t need it. It would have to be a very slimmed down machine to use the end space that is just 44cm wide. Plus, you’d need agility and likely long arms – the cycle parking roof structure limits access as does the fence post. I haven’t seen one of the plastic structures attached to the trailer bike, for several years. Rule 163 of the Highway Code republished in 2022 (www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/using-the-road-159-to-203) says: “[As a guide:] leave at least 1.5 metres when overtaking cyclists at speeds of up to 30mph, and give them more space when overtaking at higher speeds”. This still seems close when the road has a noisy surface, the vehicle is large and moving fast, and there are parts that protrude and therefore intrude into the ‘envelope’ around the cyclists envelope. But crikey, how did we ever consider a piece of plastic this short to be safe and sufficient – even with the reflector? Other images here today: #186258, #186259.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
186259Photo #186259[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Other images here today: #186258, #186260. Approaching from off-road segregated cycle route alongside Clifton Moor Gate, the cycle parking is easy to find. It’s also easy to reach – it’s level access. The tarmac labelling makes it clear what it is and where it is. The provision and labelling predates Instagram, drones… I’ve always been curious as to the reason for it. But now I appreciate the fact there can be no confusion over what this structure is for (compare with: #182714). Perhaps the geographical information would help when reporting the theft of a cycle, for example. If the cover on the structure were wider, the child seat (or a trailer, etc) would be more likely to remain dry. If the Sheffield stands (the upright supports) were further forward, the entire rig would be further forward. But there also cycles that are long in front (see: #166718). So, it’s the roof that needs to be wider. The adult cycle has a single-prong stand but it seems also to be supported by the Sheffield rack, to which it is also secured. It is what I call a ‘York’ cycle – it has a basket and a rack in addition to the child-towing attachment. In short it is a cycle set up for utility and family use. Other images here today: #186258, #186260.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186258Photo #186258[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. A rainy evening and I saw the covered cycle parking had a longer rig projecting from it. It was a Tagalong-style cycle trailer: a child size wheel ‘half’ cycle that attaches to the adult’s machine. The child pedals and contributes to the forward motion of the combined rig. The child gets exercise and keeps warm, the adult gets some assistance. The adult knows where the child is at all times. Some attachments can be unstable, though – they can lean quite disconcertingly far over – at least it looks this way it you are watching. A wet saddle, wet and therefore cold hands put people off cycling. And if a child is unenthusiastic the adult might decide that they make the journey by car instead. The roof is a positive as is the fact there is level access, lots of room to get even a longer unwieldy cycle in and out. Further, there is room for pedestrians and other users of the space to not be at risk, easy overview of the movements of other people for the cycle parking users, and the area is motor vehicle-free. This protects the cycles and the users from possibly damage or injury. If there are vehicles bollards can provide protection for the cyclists and their cycles: #184753. Other images here today: #186259, #186260.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186257Photo #186257August 2022 - Liskeard Town Council is proposing to limit Charter Way (the A390) to 30mph and to add a segregated cycle and footpath, plus a two-way cycle path on Plymouth Road and other changes including more 20mph zones.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186256Photo #186256Venice bin collection: In the morning the bin collectors call out Zeno! and collect rubbish bags left outside doors or suspended by rope from upstairs windows using these large trolleys.Road environment:
Good practice
road
186255Photo #186255Large handcarts are used for transporting goods arriving by boat to market.Road environment:
Good practice
road
186254Photo #186254Inside the Chat cycle/pedestrian tunnel (also the escape tunnel for the parallel road tunnel).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
186253Photo #186253Sign at the Chat cycle/pedestrian tunnel - 1500m long, 7 minutes by bikeGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
186252Photo #186252Entry to the Chat cycle/pedestrian tunnel (also the escape tunnel for the parallel road tunnel).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
186251Photo #186251There is no safe access to the church by foot after the existing walkway ends.Track:
Problem
track
186250Photo #186250Archduke Johann's draisine (one of the earliest prototypes of the bicycle, dating from around 1820)Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
186249Photo #186249Stylish new bridge (with steps and lifts) and a new southern entry to Saint Brieuc stationOther:
Infrastructure
general
186248Photo #186248Stylish new bridge (with steps and lifts) across the tracks at Morlaix stationOther:
Infrastructure
general
186247Photo #186247Covered cycle shelter at Morlaix stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
186246Photo #186246Cycle parking at Morlaix stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
186245Photo #186245Shared-use paths on both sides of the Vilaine in Rennes (the through route is on the far side).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186244Photo #186244Another planter displaced in Kelvin Way. Time for something more permanent.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
186243Photo #186243Cycle channels on bridge poor as too close to the bridge parapet so you have to push the bike leaning over. Of course this also means the route is inaccessible to trikes, families with child trailers and anyone with a disability as the ramped sections of the bridge are still stepped!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186242Photo #186242Permissive path. Not clear if this is a cycle route. Needs clearer signs. If not a cycle route it should be as easily wide enough.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186241Photo #186241Phone to get into the museum, which is actually a good method of allowing cycling and walking easy access.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
186240Photo #186240Route into Shuttleworth Museum does not exist as it's blocked by the run way, which is a shame as it's a good direct and calmed route.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
186239Photo #186239Path is horribly overgrown and partner on tandem had to duck to avoid branches and she is 5ft1! Shame it spoils a nice route.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186238Photo #186238Although bikes and many other transport modes are banned in almost all of Venice they are used by staff to get around the large Biennial art exhibition at the Arsenale.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
186237Photo #186237[Image taken 18.9.22] Hungate, Pound Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] An exciting sight that made this area of the city look like somewhere in Denmark, Germany or the Netherlands ie where cargo cycles are commonplace. But why is it here? Because the owners are visiting - and there's no safe place they can quickly stow it? Because the owners are nipping back home for a short while - and there's no quick way to get to the garaging to stow it? It doesn't need a support - it has a two-pronged stand. It's likely locked... but if it is, it will only be to itself. I think it is vulnerable. A few years ago, I took a tour of the onsite cycle parking with the representative of the site. And followed up with an email. Short-stay securing options are needed for the above scenarios and for people delivering items or meals or collecting by cycle. But, there's another issue... This cycle is 'tidied' between two planters. But if someone who was blind happened upon such an item that was flyparked and not protected, what then?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
186236Photo #186236Signposted Love Lane cycle route ends at narrow not-shared footway with fence etc blocking direct access to the road. Uncontrolled 'crossing' is to the right. Car park is private land but a flush kerb into it would be a welcome improvement.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186235Photo #186235Not on a signed cycle route (that's Love Lane nearby), but shown on the council cycle map. Multiple entrances to chipshop premises on the right. Very common to see bikes locked to the chicane, sometimes obstructing it, because there's no convenient bike parking for shop (Tesco then, Coop in future) or chipshop. No visibility splay to busy footway which is not shared-use.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
186234Photo #186234Disgraceful bit of highway engineering, with the lorry forced by the island into the end of the on-road cycle lane. Nothing here to help southbound cycles reaching the end of the off-road path.Road environment:
Problem
road
186233Photo #186233No Cycling on this section of the Brittany coastal path (left)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
186232Photo #186232No Cycling on this section of the Brittany coastal pathGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
186231Photo #186231People ignoring multiple No Cycling signs.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
186230Photo #186230No Cycling to Le Gouffre (with information on how to reach the cycle parking)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
186229Photo #186229Cycle parking near Le Gouffre - even though the paths to this point are marked No Cycling.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
186228Photo #186228'Modal filter' and No Cycling signs on the Brittany coastal pathTrack:
Infrastructure
track
186227Photo #186227Shared-use route linking Louannec and MabiliesCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186226Photo #186226New stretch of the rapidly developing cycleway along the Baie de Mont Saint MichelCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186225Photo #186225Shared-use route into BayeuxCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186224Photo #186224Shared-use route into BayeuxCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186223Photo #186223Why cyclists don't use cycle lanes no.1,432,807Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
186222Photo #186222Cycle shed (Sunday morning) and cycle route east from Guingamp stationCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
186221Photo #186221Sign for the EV4 route past Tréguier cathedralRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
186220Photo #186220Sign for the EV4 route past Tréguier cathedralRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
186219Photo #186219Sign for the EV4 route past Tréguier cathedralRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
186218Photo #186218e-MTBs at Tréguier cathedralBicycle:
Misc
bicycles

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