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Photo listing: enforcement

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[Image taken 25.1.23] Field View, York. The person who has parked next to the hedge is completely obstructing the pavement. The person must know his/her actions forces people - their neighbours, many vulnerable - to walk in the road. Other … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Field View, York. The resident is obstructing the pavement. Yet she/he must see their neighbours - people of all ages including adults with assistance dogs and mobility aids, and children going to school - walking in … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane (looking south), York. This motorist is obstructing the pavement. Opposite a church. There's no room for someone with a buggy, holding the hand of a child or person they care for to pass. Ditto for … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane opposite St Luke's church, York. Verge damage by drivers. More of this damage here today and links: #190168.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, opposite Shipton Street, York. Verge damage caused by motorists driving on to and off it. Not only unsightly the mud released is a pavement hazard for pedestrians and a road one for people on cycles. … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. The only formal crossing on the entire length of Burton Stone Lane. Driving speeds are very high and not every motorist stops to let people cross. There are a couple of build-outs but it all … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Kitchener Street, York. Context and links: #189549. Image clearly showing the road markings: #189805.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Kitchener Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Entrance to/from Foss Islands Path/York Orbital. In the time I took to take this image and this one: #189550 a woman with a double buggy, three people on … [more]

[Image taken 10.1.23] Field View, York. Pavement being used as parking. There is a dropped kerb under this vehicle. No pedestrian – no matter how lithe, tall, unencumbered - could get through. Never mind children on scooters or balance … [more]

[Image taken 10.1.23] Filey Terrace, York. I saw today the pavement is now ‘open’ again. Although the presence of scaffolding makes it narrower than it already is. Context: #188017. Other image today: #189307.

BBC report: "The drivers of four cars that were crushed after being parked illegally have been branded "lazy, inconsiderate law-breakers" by a mayor. Fines were issued for a further nine cars left on the pavement in Howard Street in … [more]

[Image taken 10.12.22] Filey Terrace, York. Context: #188017. Now a van blocks a further stretch of the pavement. Roof mending on a Saturday at 14.30. CYC site (www.york.gov.uk/BuildingNoise) says: “We recommend that you: limit hours of … [more]

Another day, another 3 PCSOs are waiting to fine cyclists trying to filter safely, turning left from Hackney Road into the high-traffic sewer of Shoreditch High Street. If only there was the initiative for safe cycle infrastructure along … [more]

[Image taken 22.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York (looking northbound). ‘Traffic calming’ scheme overview and links: #187753. This driver was parked just ahead of the new 'cycle channel'. If someone on a cycle uses these they are sidelined, … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Rule 243 of the Highway Code says: DO NOT stop or park: opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space. … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Pavement parking/obstruction of pavements continues to increase. I first encountered this instance while walking this (a regular) route last week. There are two motor vehicles on the drive of … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Activated VAS northbound. Note the leaf litter on the pavement. Wet leaves are slippery and can clog wheels. Leaves in general obscure damage such as holes. Other image today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. There are VAS's (vehicle activated speed signs) at this end of Burton Stone. They have been relocated as part of the traffic calming measures (overview: #187753). They are more often activated … [more]

Cyclists waiting at the red light

View looking toward the main road from Newham trail.

[Image taken 13.11.22] West Esplanade, York. Note the white vehicle parked parallel to the fence in the background. Other image this issue today and links to context and all other images from today: #187689.

[Image taken 13.11.22] West Esplanade, York. Content this notice: #187234. Context: #185486. Other images this issue today: #187690. Other image today and links: #187688.

[Image taken 7.11.22] Crichton Avenue, junction with Ashton Avenue (close to roundabout), York. This is the third or fourth time this year I've encountered a driver parking obstructing the segregated cycle-ped off road route or, as here, … [more]

Illegal parking in the cycle lane.

[Image taken 29.10.22] Nessgate junction with Coppergate, York. This York taxi driver was stopped on Nessgate when I was waiting to turn in. In the image s/he is moving off. It seemed s/he was dropping someone off. While stopped s/he was … [more]

[Image taken 25.10.22] West Esplanade, York. Context: #185486. There were three cars parked outside of the car park when I passed shortly before spotting this. Additional notice: #187689. Other image today and links: #187233.

[Image taken 24.10.22] Looking into High Petergate from the junction with Duncombe Place, York. Since March 2020 it's been open to cyclists at all times - in the direction of the arrow/towards the camera. … [more]

Police on mountain bikes, Vienna

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Two disabled parking spaces – that’s car parking. No provision for people who use a cycle as a mobility aid. There's … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Wasted space, wasted opportunity. 39cm is too narrow store a cycle or even part of one: #183669. The design of the … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] M X Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GZ. [NOTE: No street view yet at this location] Positives: there is cycle parking; it's covered; there's no kerb (compare with: #186444); there is 210cm of space … [more]

[Image taken 22.10.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185426. This driver told me: he had broken down and was waiting for help, that he couldn’t move his vehicle off the ‘cycle circuit’ because he was … [more]

[Image taken 1.10.22] Monk Bar, York. A driver obstructs the cycle lane leaving no safe way through when we have a green light but drivers are held by the red. Other image this issue on different date (and links): #175350. Other images … [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The driver of the vehicle completely obstructing the entrance to the shop came in while I was in there. He was still in there while I was loading … [more]

[Update: More recent instance of a driver stopping here: #187308.] [Image taken 8.9.22] Coppergate (Nessgate/Clifford Street end), York. I saw the new markings/the moved planter (context and links: #186045). I thought, The new markings are … [more]

Auf der B16 / 472 ist stadtauswärts bis zum Weitblick 70. Danach ist die Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkung aufgehoben. Kurz danach sind zwei wichtige Querungen für Wanderwege und ausgeschilderte Radwege nach Rieder, bzw. Tempelrunde. Dort wäre … [more]

Auf der B16 / 472 ist stadtauswärts bis zum Weitblick 70. Danach ist die Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkung aufgehoben. Kurz danach sind zwei wichtige Querungen für Wanderwege und ausgeschilderte Radwege nach Rieder, bzw. Tempelrunde. Dort wäre … [more]

[Image taken 31.8.22] St Andrewgate, York. Two vehicles obstruct the bollards. I could just squeeze through the gap. (One of my panniers was empty, the other was not full.) But the drivers have stopped on double yellows and are obstructing … [more]

[Image taken 30.8.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. (NOTE: The cyclist was posing as the focus of my image. The point is the vehicle on the pavement behind.) A regular problem... drivers parking on pavements. School summer holidays are nearly … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Monks Cross retail centre, Huntington/York. Well used cycle parking... But two motorcyclists arrived as I was leaving. They drove from the corner over this area. One is obstructing the cycle parking. Related image … [more]

[Image taken 11.8.22] West Esplanade, York. Context and links: #185486.

[Added 13.11.22: A new to me at least location for abusive parking here: #187690 - a vehicle parallel parked to the fence.] [UPDATE: #187234] [Image taken 11.8.22] West Esplanade, York. Other image of these cars here today: #185485. And of … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.22] Greggs, Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. There are two loading bays at this retail area. This is the closest to Greggs. It’s around 50m from where the driver parked on the cycle circuit. Other … [more]

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard's Place, York (Gillygate lane). Context and links: #183821.

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard's Place, York (Gillygate lane). A First York (firstbus.co.uk/york) driver audibly sped up as s/he headed for these lights. All the lights at this junction with its multiplicity of phases change very quickly … [more]

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard's Place, York, Bootham turn lane ASL. Other image this behaviour today and links: #183819. Other images today and links: #183816.

[Image taken 2.7.22] St Leonard’s Place, York, Gillygate lane. An Uber driver completely fills the ASL at this junction where people on cycles need all the help they can get to stay safe and reduce their exposure to air pollution. There was … [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Deangate, York. Fallen aboard. It’s an advert for a local restaurant. It’s in the Council's ‘A’ boards Prohibition Zone (www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy). Hazardous. Unsightly. Other image of an A … [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Duncombe Place, York. It’s an A board. The Council has an A board policy: www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy This sign is not essential and it is in the prohibited area. It is obstructing the pavement … [more]

A driver reversing and turning, having seen the previous driver head down towards Argyle Street to find the way now blocked. See also #183413.

[No change a month on: #183854.] [Image taken 7.6.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The cycle parking at this Lidl is undercover and access is unobstructed see: #174000. But this person told me she … [more]

[Image taken 7.6.22] NCN658, link route between James Street (in direction of camera) and Foss Islands Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Context: #182699. Other image here today and links: #183400.

[UPDATE 21.6.22: The low hanging branches have been trimmed.] [Image taken 7.6.22] NCN658, link route between James Street (in direction of camera) and Foss Islands Road, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The trees now rake the … [more]

[Image taken 7.6.22] Bootham Bar/High Petergate, York. Once again a driver is stopped in front of the bollard. This means legitimate users of the route (cyclists/hire e-scooter riders) cannot pass through. Filtered permeability only works … [more]

[Image taken 22.6.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. In addition to the Greggs, there is now also a Cooplands (https://cooplands-bakery.co.uk/) here. By its appearance this area is for pedestrians. It has become de … [more]

Barrier free, motorcycle deterrence signage and cctv.

[Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #175978. Other images and links (different issues) today: #182641.

[Image taken 14.5.22] West Esplanade, York. Every Saturday I have cycled this route, the vehicle of the driver (car registration DA55FNW) with the questionable taste in car accessories has been parked here (outside of the car park so … [more]

The tweet below is good, but this picture is better. Normal clothes, no helmets... https://t.co/6ZnXO6iqfW https://t.co/6iOIGyJ9p0

[Image taken 10.5.22] Precentor’s Court/High Petergate, at the filtered permeability junction with Minster Yard, York. The driver (engine running) was parked across the cycle lane preventing its use and blocking all sightlines. Context and … [more]

[Image taken 10.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. A York Cars taxi 558 blocks the cycle circuit. Context: #175978. Other image today (also of obstruction of a cycle route): #182536.

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York. Context: #182523. The hospital with an A&E department is around 1km straight over this junction. It’s also the route that ambulances use to access other parts of the city. (An … [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] St Leonard’s Place, Bootham Bar, York These two drivers who were in the 'ahead'/Gillygate lane crossed on the red light. The pedestrian light on Gillygate turns green when these lights turn red... Other images here … [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. The drivers sped up as they approached the lights and crossed on red. Round a blind corner. Where the lights on Bootham have just changed to green: #182514 (also context and links) putting road users … [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. By obstructing the ASL this driver prevents people on cycles from the original reasons for installing them: being visible and being ahead of the pollution. At this junction, if you arrive to find the … [more]

[Image taken on 9.5.22] Gillygate, York. Two cyclists wait in the newish ASL with an early green. The lead-in (advisory) lane does not meet current standards as it is very narrow. I watched for five phases of these lights today. Phase 1: … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Library Square, York [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links to all images from today: #182481. It strikes me this issue is like the school run conundrum: you want to keep your kids safe so you take … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Library Square, York [NOTE: No streetview at this location] A motorist drives into what used to be a 'people' space until 2021. The driver waits with his engine running. He is polluting the space with toxic fumes, … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. The driver of the white car is obstructing the large 'Keep clear' lettering that was repainted at the end of March 2022. Compare with: #182471. Other instance, other lane today: … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. The driver of the blue van is obstructing the large 'Keep clear' lettering that was repainted at the end of March 2022. Compare with: #182471. Other instance, other lane today: … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182472.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links: #182472.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and links to all images from today: #182461. Drivers crossing in the Gillygate lane on red lights. Other instances this behaviour here today: (Gillygate lane - York … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. I considered taking a photo of this driver/this vehicle a few seconds before I took this one... S/he had been in the Bootham turn lane (next to the bus) and not in the ASL. I was … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and all links today: #182461. Gillygate lane ASL completely obstructed. The driver continued into the ASL: she/he had a choice. She/he did not get 'caught out'. In my … [more]

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. As per: #182464. Context and all links today: #182461.

[Image taken on 7.5.22] Bootham Bar/St Leonard’s Place, York. Context and all links today: #182461. Gillygate lane ASL completely obstructed. The driver continued into the ASL: she/he had a choice. She/he did not get 'caught out'.

[Image taken 6.5.22] Crichton Avenue roundabout, York. Two vehicles on the roundabout between the exit from Crichton Avenue and the entrance to/exit from Kingsway North (east side). The parking obstructs the two green-surfaced cycle lanes … [more]

The bollards (see #172619) that were removed for the COP26 conference dinner at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery still have not been replaced, and taxi drivers are using the pedestrian crossing as a shortcut to exit the car park.

UPDATE: 14.5.22 I saw the route was open again. All signage has been removed. [Image taken 23.4.22] Mill Lane looking towards the junction with Heworth Green, York. The works duration is given as 4 April [2022] to 6 May [2022]. That's … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Kathryn Avenue, car park, York Community Stadium Leisure Complex, Huntington, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This vehicle advertising the local radio station YO1 (https://yo1radio.co.uk/) was … [more]

[Image taken 23.4.22] Precentor’s Court/High Petergate, at the filtered permeability junction with Minster Yard, York. Bollards are used to protect routes closed to motor traffic but open to active modes (cycling, walking, wheelchairing…) … [more]

[Image taken on 9.4.22] Library Square, York. Context: #180523. The 'vehicle' that preceded this one was a very young child on a balance bike accompanied by a female adult heading towards the library. Two young lads clambered out of this … [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] Library Square, York. A driver in a vehicle at a 'people space'. Usually it's a bit more subtle that this is a food pickup. The clues are: that the vehicles are here at all (see: #174477 and links) and that the person … [more]

[Image taken 19.2.22] West Esplanade, York (west bank of the Ouse). [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Context: #177018 and links. If the registration of the second vehicle is YG59RNX it was also in situ on 14.5.22 (see: #182599) … [more]

[UPDATE: This vehicle (registration DA55FNW) has been here each Saturday I have cycled along the riverside. It was there again on 9.4.22 and 14.5.22, with another regular parker: #182599. On 20.2.22 CYC said: " At the moment there is … [more]

City rangers with mountain bikes, Marseille

[UPDATE: 1.2.22 I saw the compound/fencing had gone.] [Image taken 30.1.22] Marygate carpark, York, Frederic Street/Marygate Lane exit. [Note: No street view at this location.] This area of the city is rundown-looking: compounds, hoardings, … [more]

[Image taken 29.1.22] Esplanade car park/West Esplanade, York. Context: #177017. The registration of this vehicle is the same as the one in that image from 23.12.21. Other images today: #178352 and links.

Police on mountain bikes, Toulouse

[Image taken 26.1.22] West Esplanade/Esplanade car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Despite the bollards at the nearest access being (almost all) back in situ (see: #177552), you can still get here in a motor vehicle … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.22] Library Square, York. I was unable to get to the Sheffield (cycle rack) stand on the left so leant my cycle against that of my partner. The man in the image was in the passenger seat of the vehicle obstructing the … [more]

[Image taken 4.1.22] Ratcliffe Street, York. This person started parking on the pavement in around December 2021. Possibly copycat as drivers round the corner to the left of this image (in Haughton Street) have started parking on the … [more]

[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A vehicle with a distinctive number plate blocks access to cycle racks and seating in what used to be a ‘people space’. Other images this issue here: #167118, #173012. Other image today: #176759 … [more]

[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane junction with Field View, York. Not one but two vehicles opposite Mrs Greedy's cafe, on the: a) pavement, b) double yellows, c) on the corner, d) obscuring sightlines, and e) often forcing … [more]

A cyclist has been knocked off by a car - police in attendance, but no serious injuries, as far as I could tell.

[UPDATE: Reply from expertlogistics.co.uk "I just wanted to follow up on your e mail following our investigation. Our drivers do receive training as part of their induction which has a section on vulnerable road users and they also sign a … [more]

[UPDATE: See #175852 for a reply from the company.] [Image taken 13.11.21] New Lane, junction with Malton Road, York. The driver of this AO (https://ao.com/) vehicle is completely obstructing the ASL. And if he does it here, he will likely … [more]

UPDATE: Reply from CYC: "Please rest assured that this matter will be addressed with the team involved. The vehicle should have parked on the other side of the road and the staff will be re-educated on their behaviour." Alas no mention of … [more]

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