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Photo listing : cycle parking (problem)

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[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 25.5.22] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. Other images of the cycle parking here today and links: #182861.

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. The cycle parking is intended to be used by staff. But the gates are locked. It might also not be clear to people who had previously been able to park at the South Entrance that there ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. I understand the flat- and round-topped Sheffields here are intended to be temporary replacement provision for staff. However, none of the racks is in use. A staff member said he could ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. Further image this issue today, context and links: #182857.

[Image taken 24.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York. Street View suggests there were 82 cycle parking spaces here and shows how well used they were. They have been removed. The South Entrance has been reconfigured as part of the temporar ... [more]

[Image taken 19.5.22] Tesco, Clifton Moor, York. The 'Toblerone' shaped cycle racks don't support loaded cycles. Ie cycle used for utility purposes such as shopping at a supermarket. The uprights are too close together - you can only get on ... [more]

Aldi, Camborne - spaces for Click & Collect, Parents & Children, etc, but no cycle stands - still, it is right in the town centre.

Insecure residential cycle parking.

Insecure cycle parking in Hastie Street.

[Image taken 17.5.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. There are good points about the cycle provision here: #175243 but they are too close together (measurements: #170557). They are also often oversubscribed. As today. Two people (ju ... [more]

[Image taken on 11.5.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, York. Good practice: visible sign that alerts people there is cycle parking, that is at the location of the cycle parking; the cycle parking is next to the entrance; the racks are Shef ... [more]

[Image taken on 11.5.22] York Hospital, Bridge Lane, York, Since the non-motorised users entrance to A&E at York Hospital (see also: #181632) was long-term temporarily relocated to the end of Bridge Lane, at the end next to the York-Scarbor ... [more]

New cycle parking, but with a shelter roof panel missing.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Exhibition Square, off St Leonard’s Place, York. Context: #182479. Links to all other images today: #182461.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Exhibition Square, off St Leonard’s Place, York. The Sheffields here are very handy (for the theatre, the art gallery, the part of York University based here, the popup seating, to change mode and walk the walls/ta ... [more]

Cargo bike overhangs carriageway, resulting in buses having to squeeze past. Different space requirements required for non-standard cycles.

On-street cycle parking needed - one car space could give safe storage for all these bikes.

The new Stow surgery - lots of disabled spaces, an ambulance space, plenty of car parking behind the camera - but no cycle parking.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. Is this the intended cycle up access route? Again, you have to know there is cycle parking (a 'flag' - #166553 - would be ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. I can see what I know to be Sheffield racks/cycle parking but the bollards, the bin and the trolley (see also: #182126, # ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. Context: #181645, # 182122. Has the planter been put in to keep access to the cycle parking clear? It’s a nice idea as it softens the appearance of the car park but it doesn't guarantee ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #181645. I can’t think of a retail outlet that signposts at the entrance(s) that it has cycle parking, or where it is, even, when there ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Deangate, York. The toastrack Sheffields (cycle parking) are too close to the kerb. I took the image for my collection of examples of 'what happens if racks are too close to an upright'. However the end rack supports a ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Cocoa Works development, Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view here.] The Cocoa Works (www.thecocoa-works.com) is a redevelopment costing £47m (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19735006.work-gets-underway- ... [more]

The cycle parking isn't disused as I had imagined on my previous visit (see #178054). However, its poor design is clear from the way it is being used.

[Image taken 23.4.22] Monks Cross, close to cycle-ped access to Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Sheffields too close to the car parking. See also: #181981, #181983. Other images in other parts of ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Monks Cross, close to cycle-ped access to Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Sheffields too close to the cycleway that links most retailers here. See also: #181982, #181983. Oth ... [more]

Tiny Sheffield stands near the rebuilt entrance to Lidl supermarket. These do not support the bike well, particularly when loading shopping.

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Context: #181671, #181672, #181673. To get from the Sheffield to the road (to the right in the image) I had to bump down the kerb into the disabled parking spaces, bump back up ju ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Access to/from the Sheffield racks or the PlantLocks is up and down the kerb. In short this is not accessible. Further there is no room to manoeuvre a cycle so you have to lift it ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Why did no-one in planning query how people would get to them? From the road? 1. Just beyond that furthest Sheffield (hoop) there are steps. 2. There is the (visible in the image) ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.22] Herbert Todd, Monks Cross Drive, York. Document FB1840BDE077442950E9B4DBBCEF6B87/pdf/17_02056_FULM-PROPOSED_SITE-PLAN-1914514.pdf on the York Planning Portal shows provision for "Visitor cycles [3]" at this location. I ... [more]

[Image showing issues of access: #182295 and links.] [Image taken 11.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other image here today: #181648. The racks, the users and any pedestrians walking from the car park u ... [more]

[Image taken 11.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The bollards are perhaps intended to protect the entrance to this branch of Wickes (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) from vehicle movements. However, t ... [more]

[UPDATE: Newer images: #182122 and links] [UPDATE: 19.4.22 Today, just 8 days, including a weekend and two Bank Holidays, after emailing Wickes, I received a reply: "Hello, My Name is Chris Doyle, I am a Regional Director for Wickes and Yor ... [more]

[Image taken on 2.4.22] Clifton Green, York. Sheffield racks at a handy location - in front of local shops. Easy to find. But too close to the grass. I had to push my cycle quite hard to get it far enough onto the rack such that it was supp ... [more]

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Micklegate, York. The caption for the previous image here a year ago see: #164327) quotes a Tier employee and a CYC representative who say this is a temporary situation. Related issue here today: #181273. Other Tier- ... [more]

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Micklegate, York. Micklegate Social is using a valuable cycle parking space - their customers might need - with an unridable cycle they have branded. Related issue here today: #181270. Other image today and links: ... [more]

Problems caused by abandoned bikes on racks where there is a high demand. The stickered bike and the blue bike have been unused for several weeks and have very low pressure in their tyres. The blue one was reported a month ago but the ta ... [more]

Abandoned bikes clog up the racks and get moved into awkward looking arrangements by others tyring to park their bikes.

[Further image of this issue here but also positive comments about the rack design: #182113.] [Image taken on 27.3.22] Deangate, York. Putting racks here is a good move. They are on the edge of the shopping area and very close to numerous c ... [more]

Poor cycle parking at Walmer Castle

Cycle parking needed at Deal pier

Cycle parking needed at St Peter's church, Sandwich, where there are good cafés and stalls

Stepped access to the cycle parking at Ramsgate station!

Stepped access to the cycle parking at Ramsgate station!

Scooters cluttering up the cycle parking at the Parrot pub, Canterbury

Cycle parking at the parrot pub, Canterbury, swamped by scooters and a motor bike.

[Image taken on 24.3.22] Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. Racks need space not only for the cycle to be physically stationed but also to move it in and out of the space (see: #174744, #167784). And because you load a cycle from the side: ... [more]

[Image taken on 24.3.22] Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. The Babboe (www.babboe.co.uk/) is a minimum of 90cm wide. The spacing of these Sheffields (113cm) means that leaves just 50cm to the left (see: #180476) for another cycle to use th ... [more]

Ebbsfleet International station - lots of space, no cycle parking anywhere near the terminal.

Ebbsfleet International station - lots of car parking and a small amount of two-tier cycle parking.

One-sided cycle stands - there could be so much more space if they were fitted at an angle to the wall.

Cyclists should enter Harlow Museum here - it's a long way round to the car park and there's no cycle parking there. Signage needed.

Incredibly awkward overflow cycle parking at Harlow Museum, kindly provided by Essex County Council (sticker top left)

Limited cycle parking at Harlow Mill station

I know it's a masterpiece of modern architecture, but couldn't there be some cycle parking outside Harlow Town station?

Every home in this otherwise exemplary development has a couple of bikes in the porch - where are the cycle stands?

Cycle parking banished to the far end of the car park at the Schlumberger Research Centre.

Cycle parking banished to the far end of the car park at the Schlumberger Research Centre.

No visible cycle parking at the new Hyatt hotel in Eddington.

Clare Hall cycle parking is a bit of a mess - and cycling is banned in the underground garage, while there isn't even a speed limit for cars.

Clare Hall cycle parking is a bit of a mess - and cycling is banned in the underground garage, while there isn't even a speed limit for cars.

Cycle parking clearly needed at this school - there's space across the road.

A clear need for cycle stands in place of a car-parking space. Submitted to the Cambridge parking consultation, let's see what happens.

Cycle parking needed here

St John's Square, Clerkenwell - a nice modern plaza, so why isn't there more cycle parking?

[Image taken 4.3.22] The York Tap, York rail station, York. Two men, one woman, with cycles at the York Tap (yorktap.com/). (The other two bikes were leant against the wall behind the man in the fluoro top left in the image.) There’s no ( ... [more]

What a travesty! Two Sheffield stands placed so only one side can be used, and then blocked by cars (two squeezed in front of this house).

[Image taken 28.2.22] Nunnery Lane junction with Bishopgate Street, York. This looks like parking bays for Tier e-cycles and e-scooters. But what’s needed here is cycle parking: #174781. Racks for residents and visitors would support peop ... [more]

[Image taken 26.2.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The bricks – one at the building side and three at the car park end illustrates the size of the slope (and problem) here. Context and links: #179500.

[Image taken 26.2.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The slope on which the racks here are provided is noticeable. As is often the case, the trailer started to roll away. As the car park was quiet, I let ... [more]

[Image taken 23.2.22] St Benedict Road junction with Upper Price Street, York. Context, location of the site: #179291 and links.

Whitefriars, Hull A shark guards these cycle stands, although one of them has been removed.

Cycle parking (not enough) in central Plymouth

The pump at this workstand in front of Addenbrooke's main entrance did not work. The head unit would not grip the valve tightly and there was a tell tale leak of air that is so disheartening. I had to find my way to the on-campus bike sh ... [more]

Plenty of space at the Foundling Museum, but no cycle parking.

The rear of the St Regis (Clare College) development - cycle parking installed so that only one side is useable.

[Image taken 18.3.09] Bike Hut/Halfords, Old Kent Road, London. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This is the cycle parking outside Halfords (which has a Bike Hut). The landlord of the site suggested it would suffice for customers of ... [more]

[Image taken 24.5.09] B&Q, Old Kent Road, London. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #178866 (and links). Chains have been added to the posts that separate the bike racks from the nearest motor vehicle parking space. I arrived ... [more]

[Image taken 8.4.09] B&Q, Old Kent Road, London. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #178866 (and links). This image shows how far the bike racks at B & Q are from the entrance to the store. Compare these with the situation in ... [more]

St Peter's Terrace, Cambridge - wheelbender cycle parking, and clearly plenty of demand for something better.

No cycle parking at the George, Babraham

A minimal amount of cycle parking has been added since #13406 was taken, but the gateway is still too narrow for anything but a single person to get through.

That's Ely Museum in the distance, reopened last year after a £2.2 million refurb. This is the nearest cycle parking!

[Image taken 26.1.22] Rail station, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Has the cycle rack (see: #169923) near the York Tap (https://yorktap.com/) been removed? Or just covered over during works? Will it go back in? (There's a cl ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Esplanade car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Where there is parking for other vehicles, there needs to be provision for cycles. This cargo cycle is a trike. It does not need a rack for support. ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Blake Street, York. This man’s cycle has permanent panniers. (That makes it a ‘York’cycle – set up for utility use.) He has a typical chap’s shape – no bum, no tum, and the widest part of him is his shoulde ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Blake Street, York. The round sign facing Duncombe Place says, No vehicles. The bollards between Blake Street and Duncombe Place are removable. But could longer designs of cycle (other those with a trailer) park here i ... [more]

[Image taken 25.1.22] Blake Street, York. The minimum space between uprights/supports of Sheffields is 100cm. But this is too little to be practical and comfortable (see: #177859). I think 150cm should be provided within clumps of racks: #1 ... [more]

Abandoned cycle parking in an abandoned car park. UPDATE: This cycle parking does see some use, see #182000.

The Cambridge Union has finished a major redevelopment, but still has awful cycle parking.

[Image taken 18.1.22]. Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Image taken to illustrate: a) you load cycle bags (panniers) from the side; b) the bags get wider as you put more in, so take up more space; c) a fairl ... [more]

With Park Street Cycle Park closed for rebuilding this is all the cycle parking there is in the immediate vicinity.

The bent rack has been removed following the report at #177377, the bikes that were on it have been stacked against the remaining rack.

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