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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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start of shared use path on Harrow Way - for some reason, you can't cycle from Lister Road to get here Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

There is no provision for westbound cyclists here, and eastbound cyclists will have already negotiated a busy roundabout. New shared use path starts after island crossing, Harrow Way, Basingstoke Location: , Basingstoke (England, Unit ... [more]

For some reason, the shared use path doesn't help westbound cyclists, and eastbound cyclists would have had to negotiate a busy roundabout to get here. Looking east along Harrow Way towards the new shared use path Location: , Basingst ... [more]

new shared use path starts here - for some reason, cycling is not allowed to the actual dropped kerb Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

To get here, a cyclist would have cycled round a busy roundabout and along a dual carriageway, so why the shared use path starts here is beyond me!. New shared use path starts just before toucan crossing Location: , Basingstoke (England ... [more]

@TrothBen @CycleInfraDay @Fenmonkey @bencooper Here is my trike on the bridge. Not much room for anyone coming the other way. https://t.co/19Afh1W4Gc

Despite the hot dry summer (or maybe because of it?) these roots are getting worse for cyclists.

UPDATE see also #102221 and #102220 + tweet https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1037001921964503040 Comment has appeared https://mappinggm.org.uk/beelines/?recall=153-253-448-4276 It's the comment covering the dis of 'Dismantled Rai ... [more]

A solitary sign outside the chip shop declares that the footway on this section of James Street is shared-use. Leads to #33490.

Link to the youth hostel from the cycleway by the Robec stream, Rouen (shame about the steps from the bridge)

Link to the youth hostel from the cycleway by the Robec stream, Rouen (shame about the steps from the bridge)

Altrincham nr Manchester a bridge requires widening to accommodate cyclists and walkers

Bizarre juxtaposition a national speed limit (60mph) and a cycle route the trans pennine trail NCN62 no less ! And when you pan left you see yet another http://goo.gl/maps/VozJ8 a cycle route ahead sign on the same post as a national speed ... [more]

Where the path meets the perimeter road the highway engineers provide safe crossi... just kidding, they don't give a shit about you, you're just some schmuck on foot or a bike.

Eventually the spine path turns into this.

Unmaintained path unceremoniously dumps you onto roadway. Someone left me a trolley, how thoughtful.

Degraded path.

Path junction with no visibility splays at all. Clearly not designed for cycling, nor for personal security. Very anti-social design, with the buildings turning their backs and presenting blank walls to the path. Unsurprisingly nobody wants ... [more]

Exclusionary barrier blocking one of the main paths inside Bar Hill. Of course everyone just goes onto the grass...

The only cycleway connecting to Bar Hill dumps you onto the big wide perimeter road where you are left to fend for yourself against speeding motor traffic. Rather defeats the point of having safe separate paths...

Bridge in poor shape along path, steep upstands on either side as path settles.

narrow rutted cycle route to bar hill

The shared footway to the north of Blackwood is fairly narrow, right next to the carriageway, and ends pretty much as soon as it's past the 30mph signs. So roadies don't use it and it would be difficult to pass someone coming the other way ... [more]

Bump up over the kerb to join this 10m long cycleway, dodge a sign and then bump down behind the give way line of a side road.

Grantchester Meadows path. Thistles and nettles growing out of the fence by 1m. These will reach half way across the new narrow shared path, visible in the background. Narrow paths, encroachment by vegetation, these are not new problems. ... [more]

Grantchester Meadows path. New 1.5m wide path under construction, tight to the fence. This will be just as unsatisfactory as the existing narrow path alongside Skater's Fen. Why such a narrow path when there is so much space available? An ... [more]

Paved byway at Stonehenge - cycling is legal, but the route has been blocked by gates

The connection to NCN7 at Sandholm Terrace is formed with horrible concrete blocks with gaps in between.

The Dyke Road cycleway at the Craggan Drive junction. Although the cycleway markings suggest the cycleway has priority, the 'give way' markings at the kerbline have not been refreshed and there is a danger drivers from Craggan Drive will pu ... [more]

I skidded to a halt to take photo #101275. Didn't expect that.

I genuinely thought they would widen this extremely narrow footway as part of the Knightswood cycle route works, but no. See also #99502. At this point the shared-use footway on Dyke Road changes into a cycleway formed by orcas.

A blind corner on the Dyke Road shared-use footway. See also https://twitter.com/CalumCook91/status/1022590507606831106

The end of the on-road cycleway on Lincoln Avenue, but where next? The fresh dropped kerb across the junction suggests that it is onto the existing footway. And another corner for collecting detritus.

The new cycle lane in Archerhill Road needs swept, and a motorist has decided to park in the gap between orcas at the BMX centre entrance.

The A9 shared-use footway/cycleway turns a corner into Mungalend and just ends. The A9 itself continues without any cycle provision. The car parked on the footway across the junction has 'for sale' notices in the window. Buy from a pavem ... [more]

The shared-use footway alongside the A9 crosses sides for some reason.

The shared-use footway alongside the A9 crosses sides for some reason, although there appears to be room for it to stay on the same side. There's even a signalled crossing in about half a mile or so.

The shared-use footway alongside the A9 crosses sides for some reason, although there's a choice of going clockwise or anti-clockwise around the roundabout. But someone going to Abbotsford Business Park has to cross the A9 twice.

No provision for joining the ramp down to the Forth & Clyde Canal directly coming from the west, so must make sharp turn. Maybe not the most popular direction to approach from, but would have been easy to build at the same time as the rest ... [more]

The path, rather than coming to an end as the sign suggests, crosses the A9 at grade, and continues across the far side. There is also a shared-use footway alongside the A9 to the right.

One missing bollard at the end of Bog Road and the joyriders are out taking advantage of it. When is the motoring community going to get to grips with this sort of behaviour?

new narrow shared use path on Windsor Road Location: , Runnymede (England, United Kingdom)

new narrow shared use path on Windsor Road Location: , Runnymede (England, United Kingdom)

new narrow shared use path on Windsor Road Location: , Runnymede (England, United Kingdom)

old cycle path from Runnymede Roundabout to Egham - poorly surfaced and narrowed by overgrown vegegation Location: , Hythe End (England, United Kingdom)

Poor link to the bridge over the railway at Hessle Road Junction.

Road closure in Hull - better cycle access needed.

Pigeon mess problem at the Cowal Road bridge.

Poor forward visibility on the bit of the Kelvin Walkway that dips down next to the river then climbs back up quite steeply (out of sight around the bend).

The bridge to the right leads to the Hudson Way - signage needed

Cyclists at the chokepoint between Leeds Lock and the Royal Armouries on NCN routes 66/67.

Very poor bit of shared-use path towards the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

An already narrow shared-use footway in Fairlie, with a bus stop.

A narrow shared-use footway in Fairlie. I've no idea why specifically West Kilbride railway station is signed, when Fairlie's own station (with all the same train services) is much closer.

cycle path west of Didot Parkway station to the short stay car park Location: , Didcot (England, United Kingdom)

A very poor access ramp between the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and Glendinning Road.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath between Yoker and Whitecrook.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Whitecrook.

An update on #99502, double white lines have been added. Note the two on bikes on the footway across the other side of the road.

This just doesn't look good at all.

The cycleway suddenly turns from a shared-use footway behind the bus shelter and jumps into an on-road two-way cycle lane.

The bus stop impasse (seen in #99495) has now been painted up. A closeup of the dropped kerb can be seen in #100294.

An unsurfaced link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from the end of a residential part of Netherton Road. See also #100261.

A canal towpath access path, unsigned, and comprising just a dirt path. Why is this not surfaced to the same standard as the main path?

This sign has evolved to grow up through the dense foliage and flower to reveal it's vital message: Cyclists Dismount to warn of the unmarked crossing of an industrial road.

Dangerously overgrown cycleway near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. See #99974

Parts of the Kelvin Walkway could do with a sweep and having the low-hanging branches cut back.

Great to see new @WG_Economy funded #activetravel schemes in #aberystwyth @CeredigionCC https://t.co/faLRnRIcbW [The replies to this tweet do not appear to share the opinion that this is in any way 'great'.]

The usual inconsiderate and illegal parking in the contraflow cycle lane in Mawson Road.

Meadway shared path with cars blocking

Meadway shared path

Meadway to Kirby Road shared path.

I'm not sure which way the shared-use route is supposed to go from this new crossing.

Toucan crossing still under construction south of Backhill Tunnel Location: , Milton (England, United Kingdom) To get from Milton Park to existing cycle path, you have to cross the busy A4130 without the aid of traffic lights

rubbish shared use path north of Backhill Tunnel Location: , Milton (England, United Kingdom) The shared use path is narrow and made of bricks

rubbish shared use path to Backhill tunnel Location: , Milton (England, United Kingdom) the shared use path is narrow and made of bricks

the cycle path crosses here, but cyclists have to dismount for some reason Location: England, United Kingdom

immediately after mounting after the Pelican crossing, there's another crossing! Location: England, United Kingdom

graffiti covered sign welcomes visitors to the Blackwater Valley Path near Frimley Business Park - poor quality and narrow Location: England, United Kingdom

Blackwater Valley Path near Frimley Business Park - poor surface quality and narrow Location: England, United Kingdom

I was reading the other day that David Hembrow likes cycle paths constructed out of concrete for their smoothness. He won't like this one however, because even without all the stones and muck it is still extremely bumpy! The shared footw ... [more]

The M8 cyclepath crossing the A8 sliproad and A752 at grade. No tactiles at this side.

The M8 cyclepath crossing the A752-A8 sliproad at grade. Why are some 'Give Way' and other signs lit but not other similar signs at this junction?

The M8 cyclepath crossing NCN75 and the A752 at grade. Signage this way for NCN75 but not straight ahead to Glasgow.

Broken glass on the cyclepath under the Bredisholm Road bridge, next to the new M8 motorway.

Unfortunately the paths and crossing do not align, on this newly built estate. Very poor planning.

According to my map from the council, Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4 turns the corner here, which may account for the difference in path widths. But no signs.

End of shared-use path - to get to the busway route cyclists need to somehow get to the path on the other side of the road.

Good try, Northstowe, but those really aren't dropped kerbs.

It's pretty poor that on purpose-built new infrastructure, cyclists on NCN route 51 should have to take a sharp turn and use a zebra crossing.

Odd - there was no indication of a shared-use path until it suddenly ended.

A new cycle route on Archerhill Road, leading to the BMX Centre at Knightswood Park. A bus stop impasse? It appears the intent is that cyclists using this cycle lane should use the dropped kerb to join the footway and go around the back ... [more]

A new shared footway on Archerhill Road, leading to the BMX Centre at Knightswood Park. The approach to the toucan crossing appears to be quite messy. I'm not sure why the white lines extend around each corner into the side roads. Maybe thi ... [more]

Tree root damage to NCN 7 cycle path in Partick.

The approach to the Clyde Tunnel cycle tunnel entrance from Holmfauld Place, with no dropped kerb for anyone that missed the dropped kerb in #99461.

When I turned into Holmfauld Place from Govan Road I noticed a white line on the footway. On investigation, it turns out the only way onto this shared cycleway is via the dropped kerb next to the black car.

A blind corner risk on the new Summertown Road shared footway. Note that the position of the dropped kerb discourages cycling away from the wall and towards the kerbline where there is better visibility.

And so we get to Summertown Road with a blind corner to start with. It sets the tone! See also #99174.

An obstacle course of poles and a random channel snaking its way across the surface. Not good enough!

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