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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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

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

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.

I'm hoping this newly marked cycle path alongside Whitemoss Avenue will be widened once the work behind the hoardings has been finished.

'Slow' - a path that needs widened once the work behind the hoarding is finished.

The cycle path between the Murrayhill underpass and Mungo Park is in a rather poor condition.

No signage for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 anywhere through the grounds of the Dollan Aqua Centre, including here where the route leaves the car park and enters the park.

Cyclists are meant to join the carriageway here, just where Huntingdon Road narrows and cars cut into the cycle lane.

@michaelamj @SpokesLothian @POPScotland Here’s the “cycling/pedestrian” lane right in front of the Straiton retail park. I had to lift my bike so I didn’t puncture any tyres https://t.co/ARu4x2OzL7

The crossing of the new A1307 cycle path over The Avenue. Note the sharp turn after the crossing.

The A1307 cycle path crosses The Avenue here with sharp turns either side of the crossing (and more sharp turns if you actually want to go along The Avenue).

2/4 Others have discussed the left hook risk to cyclists at the Devon St junction @GoBikeGlasgow eg https://t.co/hsiql8duc7. Today I was nearly left-hooked by a council vehicle overtaking and turning in front of me into Torrisdale St. The ... [more]

No widening of this narrow footway took place to convert it into the Clydebank North Circular Link cycleway. Pathetic!

Take care at the high speed junction at Mountblow Road.

A 'No Cycling' sign on what is now the much vaunted Clydebank North Circular Link cycleway alongside the A82 dual carriageway.

The winter has taken its toll on the Garscadden Way. This is listed as an official cycle route in the council's GIS system at https://glasgowgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=0a599fa51e3d4460a615653700769bf7

Rougher section of NCN1 between Tentsmuir Forest and Tayport

Rougher section of NCN1 between Tentsmuir Forest and Tayport

Access to the Tay Bridge from Dundee - totally unsignposted (this is NCN route 1...)

Cyclists heading east from the Tay Bridge should go west here and U-turn - not signposted (this is NCN route 1...).

Massive hole in the Perth-Luncarty cycle route - how are people meant to get across the road to/from the shared-use path? Even a zebra would help.

Very muddy towpath, not easily passable by bike

A poor quality path, with a hump, at a crossing with a track at Dalnottar.

A rather uninviting entrance to the Thomas Wood Path at Duntocher.

Grim subway under a flyover in Walton, Liverpool.

Descent into a grim subway - the barrier arrangement here creates some visibility at an otherwise blind turn into the tunnel.

Faded and cracked cycleways, car priority.

Very roundabout route from St Davids station to Exeter city centre - pedestrians go through the car park to the left but cyclists have to come this way.

If you like roller coasters @NewcastleCC is building one along the great north road. These driveways could have been dealt with so much better. @NewCycling https://t.co/rWWKtW2nsq

This useful cycleway is unfortunately badly overgrown.

Useful link, Trnava, Slovakia - a dropped kerb would help.

Tunnels on this route are long , curved and dark! Lights required

Tunnels on this route are long, curved and very dark! Good lights required

Not a good route past the technical university, Bratislava

Badly flooded sections of paths like this are simple to fix but councils never seem to bother. This will only get worse, but the solution is very simple - create a drain to the left.

Exit from route through car park, Bratislava - a proper crossing to the excellent riverside route is needed somewhere.

An interesting way to mark a cycle lane but the end result is that it's almost invisible to everyone, and completely invisible to those pedestrians with poor eyesight.

Timperley nr Manchester . A cycle lane and a segregated cycle lane are discontinued just when it's needed the most . At the junction the rider is expected to rejoin the road largely unseen and in danger of being left hooked or head on colli ... [more]

It is days like today that highlight how car centric Glasgow is. Almost 50% of Glaswegians don't have access to a private car. While the roads were ice free, the paths were like ice rinks. #activetravel #travelpoverty https://t.co/vhkNFMcgc ... [more]

Bridge linking the two parts of Staverton Road, Daventry - showing the lack of a safe crossing and space for cyclists to dismount

Bridge linking the two parts of Staverton Road, Daventry - showing the lack of a safe crossing and space for cyclists to dismount

Narrow cycle lane on bend - see #104442 on other side of road

northbound cycle lane looking south to show narrow lane round band with railings and pavement below road level. With the construction taking place why not take to opportunity to move everything over and make this safer?

Point where cycle path re-joins road after going onto pavement to pass a central reservation that makes road narrow. Note give way lines as this is also a road junction from left. also note that the cycle lane from this point is narrow (and ... [more]

So-called cycleway and steps to the bridge over the A11 between Abington and Babraham. This does nothing at all to get cyclists off the A1307.

Typical British mentality - put in a reasonably expensive bridge and do nothing beyond a sign to improve access. This does nothing at all to get cyclists off the A1307.

Lots of root damage on the shared-use path past Linton Village College - and alternative route to the right

Northbound view of bridge over Stockley Brook. Note the bridge structure is raised from the trail and is vertical - ok for MTB but not narrower section tyres.

Why is the shared-use still present?

Why is there a no cycling sign on the Q6?

Towpath junction with footbridge over A61 to Wharf Lane (left) and route over river to right - note the raised access if using a cycle...

I see from my diversionary route this morning that CS6, open for [checks notes] 8 weeks, is holding up about as well as can be expected in these parts... https://t.co/V1qLJhX0Gi

The council decided on a right angle. A lot of path users have voted with their feet to use a smooth curve. New shared use path on Crockford Lane near A33 Reading Road Location: , Chineham (England, United Kingdom)

irrelevant sign for cycling on roads on a shared use path - presumably this should be an End of Cycle Route sign pointing the opposite way Location: , Cliddesden (England, United Kingdom)

Getting the sense these prefab kerbs fitted to anchor points aren't suitable on a route with such heavy traffic (Middlepath St, Belfast) https://t.co/DySgqGTitY

bus shelter in the middle of the cycleway

Cycleway goes up steps!

Cyclist in underpass, Urgench - there is a small ramp off to one side, but it requires right-angle turns.

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]

Very poor ramp for access to the Samani Park, Bukhara

rubbish shared use pavement - with a green box

shared use pavement loses priority at side road

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

The Humber Road cycling improvements are coming along in Beeston. What do people think? @broxtowebc @D2N2GrowthHub @Anna_Soubry https://t.co/rMweFggKPm "Beware of opening car doors" (and signs on the cycleway).

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.

Road closure, Utrecht (no room for cargo bikes)

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. UPDATE: A direction sign for a qu ... [more]

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]

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