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Photo listing : congestion

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Marvellous thirty seconds of riding past queueing motor traffic in Hull

The Auguststraße in Oldenburg is narrow. The speed limit is 20 mph and cycling on the pavement permitted, due to the many schools in the area. Cycling on the pavement intimidates pedestrians and is an issue for the most vulnerable road use ... [more]

828 bikes in one day during lockdown (3) - lower than usual

A driver stopped on the Beith Street toucan crossing, which then changed to the pedestrian/cycle phase, and she is also using her phone.

Bilsland Drive at the junction with Balmore Road, a short distance after the end of the pop-up cycle lane. Since the inside of the carriageway was occupied with queuing traffic, the cyclist seen in #151391 had no option but to queue with th ... [more]

Hyde Park Corner, Leeds

Filtering past a long line of queueing traffic on the A6

Cambridge retail park A rising bollard in the car park has been removed in defiance of the planning regulations and the retail park has applied for retropsective permission to make that permanent. I think that will lead to it being used ... [more]

Folding e-bike at a craft beer bar, Montevideo

Buses stuck in traffic on Mill Road, before the closure of the bridge to through traffic.

Electric scooters are very popular.


Cyclist winds out of Ross-on-Wye towing motor traffic while our double decker bus waits it’s turn.

A van driver pulled over the toucan crossing when he had a green light, but inevitably it turned red before the junction ahead cleared, leaving him blocking the crossing for users.

Bloku, the trendy part of Tirana, where entitled people park cars any way they can.

Bloku, the trendy part of Tirana, totally blocked with motor vehicles (while the cycleway is empty).

Bloku, the trendy part of Tirana, totally blocked with motor vehicles (while the cycleway is empty)

View from the south gate of Kotor, Montenegro - there needs to be a cycleway between the traffic-choked main road and the sea.

Clogged roads in Pristina, Kosova, with no facilities for cyclists or pedestrians - yes, the taxi ranks are on the footway.

Congestion in Istanbul - coaches unload passengers on this narrow street between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia

Traffic on the NCN27 can be fairly constant, stopping waiting and letting pass is necessary and frequent on this narrow section.

Sign pleads not to park here claiming it causes “unnecessary congestion“

Chester Avenue, Slateford, Edinburgh. Where we built an out of town shopping centre in the middle of a residential area. Sunday, 1pm.

Emergency ambulances attending addresses in Thoday Street stop in the middle of the road and sometimes remain there for around an hour. Motor traffic is left to stare at the back of the ambulance and there are intermittent toots from some o ... [more]

School run traffic on this otherwise quiet residential street, which would form part of an excellent route from Carrington to Woodsend.

looking north on Basing View, showing the traffic congestion towards Eastrop Roundabout Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)


The NCN76 turn from Bo'ness Road into Park Road is quickly blocked by traffic queuing at the Abbots Road traffic signals. No signage for the route to Grangemouth oil refinery to the right.

Buses and taxis were queuing along Emmanuel Road. But we don't need to do anything about congestion in Cambridge...

The traffic lights at this junction do not detect cycles approaching from Chelsfield Grove onto Maudeth Rd West - reported to GMUTC. Also when the pedestrian lights are green to cross Mauldeth Rd West this would be an ideal and safe opportu ... [more]

Walking to school, Warwick Road style. Grab a chance to dash across the traffic (no zebra crossing), breathe in the fumes of queuing rat-runners, hope nobody hoots their horn at you. How can anyone think this is acceptable for children? @Tf ... [more]

Basing View often gets congested near Eastrop roundabout Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

Waiting for the lights in Elderslie Street.

Congestion from the rear upper deck of the Stonehenge tour bus.

On my first time visit to Salisbury the traffic queueing for entry to this car park appears to cause congestion.

Salisbury loads of people waiting ages to cross.

Congestion on Mill Road

The new administration at Glasgow City Council wasted no time in "standardising" (downgrading) all 24-hour bus lanes in Glasgow to operate only 7am-7pm, but this peak-hour bus lane remains peak-hours only. Enforcement is unchanged.

Traffic counts being done

Sale Trafford nr Manchester a dropped kerb and a smoother wider path here please to connect to good path to Altrincham and Sale


Easter Bank Holiday Monday traffic on the road into Reach

Really bad congestion here on the day of a tube strike. Lorry on footway pedestrians squeezing through in both directions.

Extraordinary level of congestion on this day of a tube strike. Even the back streets were rammed solid requiring dismount.

Congestion due to car park queue

Congestion on Mill Road

CycleStreets developers comparing bike vs bus timings

It's the Friday of the October half-term, Christmas shopping has presumably begun, and the southern side of Cambridge is grid-locked, with vehicles across both the double roundabouts.

Traffic counts being down - see the cable across the road


Bus passengers are delayed due to car congestion on Hills Road

Congestion on Mill Road

27/07/16 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road see also #73032

Congestion on the inner ring road

When passing a stop line, make sure your exit is clear.

Congestion, Station Road

Eastwood Road Very steep, narrow hill. The pedestrian refuge island in the middle has been destroyed by speeding cars (again), so there's a temporary sign. Wyevale Hill, Rayleigh, Essex

Eastwood Road Rayleigh, Essex

Taxi chaos at Cambridge Station during interim arrangements

UPDATE 27/07/16 see #83086 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road Hulme Manchester. UPDATE 1 Dec 31 2015 Had a reply from TfGM who stated "We are curren ... [more]

Traffic on Milngavie Road. The cars on the outside are in a queue for the right turn into Asda.

Scrubbed out cycle lanes on both sides of the road to allow car parking. And busy entrance/exit to Wakefield council site. Pushes us out into traffic

Motorists queue across the toucan crossing (see also #70773).

Gate and no tarmac.


This is a terrible section to cycle. At rush hour it is a major cycle route towards Waterloo bridge, but cyclists feel intimidated by the sheer amount of Taxis blocking the road, pulling out on you and doing U-Turns. Coupled with pedestrian ... [more]


Crofton Lane was surprisingly busy with motor traffic. Unfortunately I missed the turn for the seafront path and had to endure the traffic all the way along Salterns Road. Proper cycle signage may have helped rather than relying on Sustrans ... [more]


Queues of cyclists not cars. Should be 2/3 cycle lane and 1/3 cars.

Cars queueing as far as the eye can see - but the cycletrack is empty! Motorists - its quicker by bike!

Views from a coach travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Manhattan.

Views from a coach travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Manhattan. It took about 2 hours for our coach to travel 26 miles from Newark New Jersey to Manhattan.

Regent Street approaches the Bus Event Horizon

The oncoming cyclist waits for the cycleway to clear so that he can use it to bypass motor traffic that is queueing and blocking Corn Exchange Street. I noticed that on seeing the queue the drivers of some motor vehicles leaving the sto ... [more]

Georgian traffic jam (the cyclist is riding on the left, as so often here).

It's 09.50 and 7 or 8 cars are waiting for the 10.00 opening of the Lammas Land car park barrier.

Queueing for the Sheep's Green bridge after the start of the Tour de France from Cambridge ( a couple of people actually wanted to come the other way!).

Queueing for the Sheep's Green bridge after the start of the Tour de France from Cambridge - ten minutes from this point ( a couple of people actually wanted to come the other way!).

Queueing for the Sheep's Green bridge after the start of the Tour de France from Cambridge - ten minutes from this point ( a couple of people actually wanted to come the other way!).

Queueing for the Sheep's Green bridge after the start of the Tour de France from Cambridge

Very long queue of motor vehicles for most of the Petersfield section of Mill Road. Makes it very difficult for cycling - only the most assertive and confident riders will overtake this long queue. Alternatives for cycling include Gwydir ... [more]

Bognor Regis - promenade cycle track. Cycling is permitted on this shared route - its part of NCN 2 - but on a busy day cycling can be challenging. It does not help that at this point there is nothing to indicate that cycling is permissabl ... [more]

Motor traffic queuing across a toucan crossing at junction on the Springburn Expressway


Happy holidays, New York!

Improve Nuffield Road and Green End Road petition, please add your name at . See also #54662

Bottleneck At Gaol Ferry Bridge

A737 queued back May 2013

Friday afternoon congestion in Kathmandu.

Friday afternoon on one of the main roads in Kathmandu. I'm on a rental bike.

The school run in England's most cycled city. Shirley School on Nuffield Road in East Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambs. See also #46657 or compare to

4.15pm on a weekday and traffic heading towards the Catholic Church junction gets there and passes through the junction without delays

At 4.15pm, traffic heading to this junction only ever queues this far, and leaves the junction quickly

It's a wet Saturday afternoon in October - let's all go Christmas shopping! (This queue is for the Grand Arcade car park - nothing to do with the Hills Road roadworks.)

St Andrew's Street blocked by a scaffolding van

Congestion on Whitstable high street, as viewed from upper deck of a bus.

Setting off at Pedal on Parliament - about 3000 riders took to the streets of Edinburgh on 28 April 2012 to ask for safer cycling

Unused land between the new platform at Cambridge Station and Rustat Road and Clifton Road areas. Ideal location for an additional entrance to Cambridge Station, which would help reduce traffic in the area from the western end of Cherry Hin ... [more]

Taken from the upper deck of a number 26 bus. Fleet Street.

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