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Photo listing: congestion (problem)

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The end of the queue between Grantchester and Trumpington at 08.45 on a Thursday. Most of the drivers probably want to turn right toward Addenbrooke's but can't because cars turning left on to Trumpington Road are blocked by standing … [more]

Cambridge Congestion, Wednesday morning https://t.co/97Imkrv8CW And the next day: https://twitter.com/David_McHardy/status/1600763531636264960?s=20&t=hsbyD8BiqEttz_QWgW-kkA

Cambridge Congestion, Saturday. https://t.co/wUkgt1RnuC

Hi @TrinCollCam your colleagues at @CambridgeSust have retrofitted the correct priority onto the side streets in Eddington. Please could you do the same for @CamSciencePark? https://t.co/3BwzZdK45m

and Thursday.. https://t.co/exve9MWp96 https://t.co/8Avqyx0hVN

@David_McHardy @camcycle Same on Hills road this evening, all the way from Long road to Cherry Hinton road. https://t.co/OYsDtpr2Vd

Elizabeth Way pedestrian paced the whole way, continuing onto East Rd. Elizabeth Way Bridge https://t.co/WjrsTxX1CO

Cambridge Congestion on my 9-930 commute. Arbury Road https://t.co/EvZ07kzFxU

Here is the daily school-run congestion in Oxford Iffley Rd: angry drivers, wasted time and CO2. It has been like this for years. One must be crazy to think this is OK and we should do nothing. Proposed traffic filters may help, but permits … [more]

Second filter lane to prevent queueing over pedestrian crossing

The problem is that there is a park here and there needs to be a zebra crossing so children and adults can cross the road safely without worry.

Zebra crossing is needed near the park. Dangerous to cross road.

Too much traffic

The blight of motor traffic on Stamford.

Weekend 'traffic' on the Shoreham section, with lots of loose dogs

Traffic congestion, lots of car parking, but no cycle infrastructure

This nuisance bridge is difficult for almost all users to cross. Difficult with a bicycle. Impossible with a tricycle or wheelchair. It's inaccessible, with steps on either side. People cannot pass by eachother, leading to long queues … [more]

The traffic is back on Mill Road :(

[Update: The cones disappeared when the scaffolding on the Library disappeared in August 2021. The bent cycle rack remains wonky.] [Image taken 15.7.21] Library Square, York. (See also: #167118) Following the closure of the council offices … [more]

[Image taken 15.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit/entrance on this side of the car park between it and the key cycle-ped-wheelchair route – including NCN65 – that passes it. Local people … [more]

[Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The green vehicle was parked there. But not on a marked space. Car parks are hazardous places. This bit of Marygate car park today felt very unpleasant to be in. The car parking seemed to be a … [more]

Update: the clutter has reduced see: #170484. [Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. This facility and space is oversubscribed. It’s needed by active travellers included people with limited sight … [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. This small area is on key tourist routed as well as vital permeability for local people to walk, cycle (see: #166237 and #166027) and wheelchair. But it's … [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The woman on her own is in the blind corner of the steep slope down from Scarborough Bridge. The two pedestrians in the background, moving sociably and comfortably, take up the available space. … [more]

[UPDATE: The floodgates have been replaced. The route re-opened 19.11.21] [Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. The signs and diversion map are on the fencing one panel along to the left of the Environment Agency logo. Is this … [more]

[Image taken 8.5.21] Duncombe Place, York. There’s shared use space for the full length of the Minster on this side. This means it’s permeable for people on foot or cycling between Duncombe Place or High Petergate (Bootham Bar end) and … [more]

[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A very steep slope leads to/from Scarborough Bridge. To get up a slope on a cycle you need a runup and to be positioned correctly. Wider, longer cycles (see: #165610), and those with trailers … [more]

Rush hour congestion on New Street, Cambridge. The motor vehicle storage on both sides of this street make it difficult for cycles to pass the queueing traffic in either direction. Note: this section of the street is two-way for all … [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This couple have their backs to people coming down the slope from Scarborough Bridge. And that corner is a blind one. See also today: #168006 and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The space here is ‘all directions’: up and down the slope, towards and away from the camera, and ‘all people’ – on cycles, on e-scooters and cycles, in wheelchairs, on trikes, with trailers… and … [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This the bottom of the steeper of the two slopes connecting Marygate car park/the riverside/Scarborough Bridge/York. Most people, including those in mobility scooters, use this. Officers at York … [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 172cm for all users, all directions, all speeds passing the exit from/access to this steep slope and also passing in the direction of the camera and towards it. There’s clutter, mud… See also … [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The dynamic envelope of someone cycling a standard width cycle is 1m. Yet the space here is just 1.35m to be shared between all users. The feet of the barriers and the sandbags are trip hazards. … [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. From this: #166422 and this: #157641 to this. Image showing what we’ve lost (to car parking). The width is now 330cm. But that’s the actual not the usable width. The usable width is a maximum of … [more]

Update: far worse encroachment at this ASL see: #168510 and link. [Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Encroachment into the ASL is common. This example is a minor infringement. It shows the blind corner … [more]

From a tweet: Would you cycle here? Satnav apps mean that drivers are increasingly routed through side streets instead of keeping to main roads - this is the result 👇L https://twitter.com/london_cycling/status/1386052202284949504?s=21

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 … [more]

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

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 … [more]

Filtering past a long line of queueing traffic on the A6 https://twitter.com/GiveMeSpace3/status/1225828360250630144

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 as … [more]

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

Electric scooters are very popular.

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.

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

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

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

Chester Avenue, Slateford, Edinburgh. Where we built an out of town shopping centre in the middle of a residential area. Sunday, 1pm. https://t.co/XspjiI2zjF

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)

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

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 … [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? … [more]

Waiting for the lights in Elderslie Street.

Congestion on Mill Road

Congestion

Bus passengers are delayed due to car congestion on Hills Road

Congestion on Mill Road

Congestion due to car park queue

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.

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

Congestion

Congestion

Congestion

Congestion

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.

27/07/16 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road https://twitter.com/technicalfault/status/758040342050512896 see also #73032

Congestion on the inner ring road

When passing a stop line, make sure your exit is clear. https://t.co/NGNgoqAjRm

Congestion, Station Road

Bottleneck At Gaol Ferry Bridge

UPDATE 27/07/16 see #83086 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road https://twitter.com/technicalfault/status/758040342050512896 Hulme Manchester. UPDATE 1 Dec 31 2015 Had a reply from TfGM who stated "We are … [more]

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

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

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

Gate and no tarmac.

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]

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]

Queues of cyclists not cars. Should be 2/3 cycle lane and 1/3 cars. http://t.co/ZNUaN0LCaT

Regent Street approaches the Bus Event Horizon http://t.co/iJ3IIa5uFb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_horizon

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

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]

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

St Andrew's Street blocked by a scaffolding van

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 … [more]

Sibiu's ring road is utterly congested with trucks.

A group of Gilbert Road residents, Councillors, the MP for Cambridge, members of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign and other road users cycled along the road to Chesterton Community College at the time when children were going to school. The … [more]

Lorry overtaking another lorry, about to enter the path of a cyclist coming in the other direction.

Lorry partly on the pavement, and causing difficult overtaking manoeuvres. Little alternative to deliver here though.

Co-op lorry backing into a side-street about to make a delivery.

Co-op lorry backing into a side-street about to make a delivery.

Co-op lorry backing into a side street about to make a delivery.

Co-op lorry about to reverse into a side street.

Chaotic scenes on Mill Road due to unloading.

Buses get stuck in traffic because of the sheer number of private motor vehicles, most of them containing a single occupant. A good demonstration of why congestion charging is needed.

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