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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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The access to the two-wheeler parking at the Grotte Chauvet 2 replica cave is marked for motor bikes only.

In the photograph I'm on the cycle path looking north. To continue I have to turn and cross the road, then turn again. Why can't the cycle path simply run across on a diagonal line to cross at the same point, with simple markings to alert ... [more]

This cycleway is quickly being eroded by water. This is why we should use sealed surfaces on cycle routes - not gravel.

This cycleway is fast becoming unusable due to water damage. A sealed surface here would have ensured that the path remained in perfect condition. Why skimp on such things if you're just going to have to repair them later?

New cycleway across Cutacre Country Park. Loose gravel surface so be careful when turning.

The unsealed surface on this new cycleway is already beginning to show signs of water damage.

No right of way on this shared use footway where pedestrians and cyclists are expected to give way to motor vehicles entering and exiting the petrol station.

Very narrow shared-use route, Sarlat

The tarmac finishes here

Come on Salford, this isn't good enough. The surface would be fine were it not completely overgrown and almost unusable.

An unusual sign for a line-segregated footway. The cycle route crosses four crossings to get to Wakefield Road... #110661 Some of the toucan crossings do not have call boxes on both the left and right hand sides of the crossing.

This is perhaps not how the Dutch would approach a crossing of a main dual carriageway. Give Way to the traffic island?

Pavement hopping cycle infrastructure coming into Bingley town centre.

A bit dusty and gravelly here but the surface is fine. You have to be careful when turning though as you can easily slide.

There's a shared-use path alongside the A1123, but it changes sides several times without any kind of crossing, which makes it fairly useless.

The surfacing on the towpath has now ended, unsurfaced for a number of km

cyclists must give way in order to reach this very short cycle lane hugging dangerously close to stopped busses in the blind spot - then give way again at the other end. All while the general traffic lane sails serenely past. Utterly bonker ... [more]

General traffic lane has priority over traffic entering the road from the right, but the cycle lane gives way.

Cycle lane channels cyclists to the left hand side of a left hand filter lane. Are they trying to engineer left hooks?

I'm not quite sure why the council didn't just build the track through the stone wall to the right, but perhaps something is needed to stop idiots parking on the pavement - like the van driver...

Coventry Road shared-use cycleway or motor vehicle storage?

The path has no connection to Barrangary Road, but instead curves around and the first connection with the road network is at Forge Crescent.

After a brief piece of asphalt at the railway access point, the path reverts to a soggy soft surface for the unexpectedly steep climb.

A newly built soggy wet path alongside the railway in the southern part of Dargavel.

A soggy wet path to Bishopton station from the new housing development. All of the roads have asphalt or paved surfaces, so why this for the main path?

A soggy wet path from Bishopton station to southern Dargavel.

New layout at A505 crossing. No flush kerb where one should be.

NCN11 A505 crossing approach. Terrible layout with drop kerbs for pedestrians, not cycles. There needs to be a flush kerb on the desire line, giving a direct approach as there was for many years before this development.

The Madingley junction from the A1307 - designed for cars and not for anyone trying to cross the side-road.

Corduroy 'hazard' tactiles used in place of 'cycleway' tactiles on NCN 7/10/72 on Castle Way. These caught my tyre slightly as I was cycling over them. Some of the paving slabs along here were a bit uneven too.

A narrow faded line segregated footway/cycleway for NCN routes 7 and 10 over the bridge on Bridge Street to get to the crossing. I don't know what standards this may meet. But three lanes for westbound motorists.

Site closed long before the cycle path was created - yet the designers still feel the need to make cyclists give way.

This faded green marker is the end of a shared-use path to Sallanches from the north.

The crossing point has been moved.

Two routes, no signage - the near one leads to a bridge over the river, the far one is the main (paved) cycle route.

The cycleway here is narrow and the surface poor, but this isn't such a bad thing - go too fast here and you risk a head-on collision with another cyclist. I think the overgrowth needs cutting back though.

New cycle lanes are currently being laid on @CamSciencePark. It’s a lovely day so let’s take a look. https://t.co/4DNgT2eLdv Follow the link above for series of tweets explaining how a dreadful cycleway has been built by avoiding con ... [more]

This is where the surfaced section ends. You can turn and go beside the wood or through the wood onto the transPennine trail.

Busway cyclepath, Cambridge Assessment frontage, northern section. Verge and gravel infill by cyclepath - no problem to increase path width!

Busway cyclepath, Cambridge Assessment frontage, central section. Fence protects rock cages supporting difference in levels of up to about 1.5m. This would need to be stabilised before the path could be widened about 1.5m to boundary fenc ... [more]

Busway cyclepath, Cambridge Assessment frontage, southern section. About 1.5m space available to increase width of cycleway to boundary fence.

Busway cyclepath looking north from corner of Clare College sports ground and along University Press frontage. Plenty of room to widen cycleway.

Busway cyclepath looking north at the corner of Clare College sports ground. A culvert inhibits easy widening of the cyclepath at this point.

Busway north of Long Road underpass. With moving of light pillars and cutting of hedge at least 1.5m could be added to width of busway path.

Trumpington cycleway at Long Road underpass. To improve sight wys and prepare for re-opening of southern access from Long Road the line of the path should be moved away from the busway to permit sighting through the tunnel on approach.

Trumpington busway where a culvert narrows options for widening cycle-path at this point.

Trumpington Busway crossing Hobson Avenue. Electrical switchboxes on the edge of the cycle-path would require a lot of work to move for path widening.

Trumpington busway behind Fostar Road looking NE. A short section wheree the graded margin slopes down to the path. Could be dug back and stabilised with rock-cages and light pillars moved to add width.

Trumpington busway looking NE under Shelford Road Bridge. With removal of lighting pillar 1m could be added to the width of the path, even under the bridge.

Trumpington Busway looking NE, behind Cranleigh Close. Over 1m could easily be added to the width of the path by surfacing up to the cages.

Trumpington busway path looking back to Hauxton Road bridge. There is no possibility of widening the path under the bridge but minimal works could add 1m width.

Tight curve on a steep gradient entering the busway path at Trumpington P&R. Could be improved by following line of busway?

@helenpidd This one is pretty special - near Middlesbrough’s football ground https://t.co/tZddKVshoy

These staggered bollards are a much better solution than the gate that previously occupied this position, but the gravel surface combined with the steep slope makes passing through them a dangerous prospect. The new gravel surface should b ... [more]

Molehills in the asphalt?

No dropped kerb at the start of the path on Garbett Place. No signage either, even though this is part of the HArTT cycle route.

No properly dropped kerb at the steps and ramp (ramp out of sight to the right) up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at the Carmuirs Park football ground car park.

The tree roots have got so bad that there's been a collective move by cyclists to riding on the grass

The railings on this bride seem a bit low and permeable for a cycle route.

Missing drop kerb so cycleway entirely inacessible.

No drop kerb so cycleway inaccessible.

It would be helpful to make it clear at either end that pedestrians and cyclists can cut through here.

Glasgow City Council is planning some work to fix this retaining wall on the Kelvin Walkway.

Gap in what is apparently a segregated cycleway, by the main road west from Prishtina, Kosova

The riverside cycleway in Plovdiv turns right to a zebra crossing, goes through an underpass, comes back on another zebra crossing and then continues by the river - absurd!

The riverside cycleway in Plovdiv goes through an underpass then over a zebra crossing before resuming its riverside route.

I saw a few cyclists on this coastal path in Istanbul, but it could be made into a really useful route.

I saw a few cyclists on this coastal path in Istanbul, but it could be made into a really useful route.

A1307 cycle path dropping to carriageway level to cross farm access.

A1307 cycle path dropping down to carriageway level at service road.

The narrow footway here forms part of the East Kilbride to Thorntonhall and Eaglesham cycle route. A pedestrian shown for scale.

The shared footway (although there has been no sign to say so) goes through a bus stop without any widening. Luckily for me, a bus had just left.

The Redwood Drive cycleway detours to cross Redwood Crescent.

A shared footway that is narrower than the adjacent unshared footway.

Is the cycleway so narrow because it is one-way? Probably not.

The Stewartfield Way cycleway takes a detour half way to the next roundabout at each of the Macivor Crescent junctions. It may even be quicker, although marginally longer, just to cycle round Macivor Crescent.

The Stewartfield Way cycleway takes a detour half way to the next roundabout at each of the Macivor Crescent junctions. It may even be quicker, although marginally longer, just to cycle round Macivor Crescent.

Broken glass on the cycle track between Tantallon Park and Glenluce Terrace.

No demand for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way, but cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Evidently, not all do!

Despite there being room for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts, cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Pedestrians have their own footway all the way.

Room for the cycle track at Whitemoss Roundabout to continue alongside the dual carriageway to reach Birniehill Roundabout, but instead, the cycle track merges with the A725 Kingsway carriageway. The footway to the left continues roughly ... [more]

Broken glass in the underpass at Whitemoss Roundabout. The only one of the town centre underpasses I found in such a state.

I'm not sure whether this kerb is dropped or not, but the path leads to the ramped footbridge across Kingsway to Burns Park.

A path signed as a cycle access to NCN756, but could do with being a little bit wider. The road at the top, Logie Park, is one way, but there is no sign to tell cyclists this.

A connection between the cycle route from Blantyre, NCN756, and Iona Avenue, via a toucan crossing across East Mains Road. Iona Avenue leads to Kelso Drive where there is a ramped footbridge across Kingsway. Also, if the markings barely fit ... [more]

The narrow shared footway at the Whirlies Roundabout.

Crossing sliproads at Lee's Burn Court. Shared footways barely wide enough to paint the relevant markings on, and giving way to traffic coming from behind.. A more enlightened development would have brought the path through from Stoneyme ... [more]

An extremely narrow shared-use footway on the corner of Stoneymeadow Road and Whin Place.

The start of a very narrow shared-use footway on Stoneymeadow Road. The dropped kerb is just beyond the map sign.

An update on #28413, taken from the opposite direction.

No attempt to resolve conflict at the Kingsgate Retail Park bus stop on NCN756. No option to go around the back of the shelter as in #107619.

Waiting to cross. The bush seems to be taking over the NCN756 shared footway.

An illustration of why these shared-use footways are all a bit too narrow. Earphones in and got a surprise when I slowly edged ahead. But no harm done. Just everyday cycling on the infrastructure provided. Stewartfield Way is apparently ... [more]

The Stewartfield cycle path meets West Mains Road. Navigate between the bus shelter and the cabinet to get to the toucan crossing.

The cycleway merges into the bus stop layby, but the layout could easily be revised within the available space.

Someone needs to set up a website 'Rate My Asphalting'.

No signage at this major path junction in St Leonards. The only clue as to which way East Kilbride cycle route 2 goes is the widened path.

The shared footway outside the Alison Lea Medical Centre. I don't know who thought that this would be an adequate design.

Give way to drivers exiting the Whitemoss Recreation Area - loss of priority.

Limited sight lines at the St Leonards Road traffic lights on the Calderwood Road shared footway.

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