Donate using PayPal

Photo listing : other

The most recent photos are listed first. See also photomap view.

Venice bin collection: In the morning the bin collectors call out Zeno! and collect rubbish bags left outside doors or suspended by rope from upstairs windows using these large trolleys.

Large handcarts are used for transporting goods arriving by boat to market.

Stylish new bridge (with steps and lifts) across the tracks at Morlaix station

Stylish new bridge (with steps and lifts) and a new southern entry to Saint Brieuc station

[UPDATE: On 21.9.22 an email from CYC said: "They will not be removed as they are needed to prevent unauthorised vehicle access to the pedestrian/cycle route."] [Image taken 10.9.22] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end), Yor ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Wigginton Road, York. Context and links: #186084. The pavement is unusable due to the combination of surface water on a path obstructed by uncut foliage and a cone.

[Image taken 8.9.22] Aldwark junction with St Andrewgate, York. [Context: #185182] As I came to caption this image an update arrived from CYC: "The current status of your report is: unresolved. We’re currently coordinating resources so we ... [more]

Cycle space in a new Léman Express train from St Gervais to Coppet via a new tunnel beneath Geneva.

More convertible space in a new Léman Express train from St Gervais to Coppet via a new tunnel beneath Geneva.

Cycle space in a new Léman Express train from St Gervais to Coppet via a new tunnel beneath Geneva.

Mountain bike gate at the Matterhorn Express gondola terminal (at Schwarzsee, just below the Matterhorn)

Mountain bike gate at the Matterhorn Express gondola terminal

This delightful traffic-free cycleway takes ncn route 8 down to Dolgellau.

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas’ memorial toposcope looks over the Dovey valley and shows the mountains of Gwynedd, including Cader Idris and Snowdon. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56913993

It’s all downhill from here! Well, mostly, as this cyclist starts the ~500m descent to Machynlleth after the long climb from Llanidloes.

A trip from Grange-over-Sands ends up at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness with its view across the Walney channel to Walney Island. I wonder who lives there? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LB%26SCR_E2_class

NCN route 70 passes the impressive ruins of Furness Abbey on its way to the town centre.

Barriers on a pedestrian route (back entrance to a school), Chamonix

Nice wide bridge in Chamonix, but it doesn't go anywhere that cycles can get through.

[Image taken 19.8.22] Bootham (at junction with Grosvenor Terrace), York. First it was ‘just’ the red phase on the lights on the left-hand (northern) side that could not be seen due to uncut, low hanging, foliage. For a month or more it ... [more]

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue junction with Clementhorpe, York. Flood gates - context: #164634. Other image today and links: #185660.

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Excellent practice – a huge and clear site map. For people on foot and on cycles. Covid vaccinat ... [more]

A cyclist on a trip from Dereham to Norwich has reached the Marriott's Way, and pauses now for refreshment at the excellent café-bar of Whitwell and Reepham railway station.

[UPDATE: #186048] [Image taken 31.7.22] Aldwark, York. The rider of a Nihola (nihola.com/) with a very young child onboard moves to the right to avoid the puddle that forms here every time it rains. I’ll report it again. Aldwark is a key ... [more]

Temporary (July-August 2022) obstruction on the Chisholm Trail

Temporary (July-August 2022) obstruction on the Chisholm Trail

Head uphill towards the path at the edge of the roundabout to avoid the chicane at the corner of the shop

A cycling tour group at the end of their ride.

A cycle van is being attached to trains between Wrocław, Sobуtka Zachodnia and Świdnica Przedmieście, on summer weekends only - a popular area for cycling www.railwaygazette.com/passenger/polish-operator-attaches-bicycle-vans-to-trai ... [more]

Cyclists boarding a metre-gauge Rhaetian Railways train at Zernez

Clara Rackham Street's connection to Cromwell Road should be OK for Chisholm Trail phase 2 if the proposed connection further south gets silly chicanes etc.

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2

Doesn't seem to be much chance there of a connection between Chisholm Trail and Sedgwick Street

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2 The Trail turns left towards Cavendish Place beyond the Heras fence

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2 The Trail turns right in front of the houses here

The only sign of a possible alternative connection between Chisholm Trail and Sedgwick Street - beyond the fence at the end

Tiny kerb between 'road' and 'path' is very difficult to spot, and very bad for oblique approach.

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2 Wonder what will appear instead of this, to prevent vehicle through-route?

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2

Expected to be part of Chisholm Trail phase 2. Turn right here from shared-use path.

The Passerelle Paul Durand-Cazelles, Nice - attractive, but a totally missed opportunity for improving cycle links.

[Image taken 20.7.22] Harrogate rail station, York platform, Station Road, Harrogate. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The attractive and comfortable waiting room has had charging points for laptops since it opened. It also has a 'li ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Coppergate (Nessgate end), York. Dated 15.7.22, an notice extending until 14 December 2022, the current: a) one-way for cycles along Coppergate, b) the exemption for cyclists so we can turn into it from Clifford Stree ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Terry Avenue, York. Terry Avenue was closed for 14 months as a through route and for safe use by people cycling, walking and wheelchairing including those heading to Rowntree Park. Its reopening as a through route for ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Flood wall, Dame Judi Dench Walk/Scarborough Bridge/Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] This width and design meet no standards for shared use routes. This unassuming gap with its low key slope ... [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Flood wall, Dame Judi Dench Walk/Scarborough Bridge/Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The change in colour of the bricks denotes the previous height. The wall is part of the flood defences of ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The remainder of the vast expanse of car parking. There are ev charging bays at the far end. Other image of the car parking: #184888. Other image this ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] If you can't manage steps and your route is right on James Street, this long, long path and then doubling back on yourself next to very large vehicles ( ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Barely visible but it's there... Tyre marks in the wood chippings to the right of the steps. This is a desire line to/from the main entrance of the shop ... [more]

Image taken 18.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The ped-wheelchair route between James Street (up the steps if you are able bodied/not pushing a buggy...) and the main shop entrance. If you can't manag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The bollards around the edge of the pedestrian area are completely barricaded. There is disabled parking the other side but whoever uses it has to walk ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] St Marys/Marygate Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] There's a clear desire line to/from Marygate car park,. The fencing gets broken/removed and is repaired until someone creates a route through again ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Planning notice but what’s needed is a map. Other images here today: #184897, #184898, #184899, #184900. Other image today and links: #18 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Planning notice, warning sign and white paint. But how many users know what this all means? The foliage that is narrowing this very well us ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Entrance to the Asda site from Jockey Lane and a path across the car park to and from the retail outlet for, well, who? Pedestrians and wheelchair users only? Or all non ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. 210cm is tight for two-way pedestrian usage if you have a family, shopping... As there is nothing to say this is not also for people on cycles, it's 90cm too narrow befo ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The final (first) section of the route - for cycles too? - through Asda car park . All images here today: #184983.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Looking away from the 'T' in the non motorised users route through the car park towards Jockey Lane. But it's not signposted to anywhere. It's not clear who it's for and ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The space two adults - walking in the same direction - take up even without luggage. 'People' space is not a priority here. And if you factor in someone pushing a buggy, ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] The trolley parking is close to the entrance not close to the cycle parking. There’s no signage alerting people that here is the ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] Walkways don’t make money so they are usually too narrow to be comfortable and practical. As here. Then there’s the waste bin ... [more]

[Image taken 15.7.22] Railway Walk, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #184778. Other image today and links: #184774.

[Image taken 15.7.22] Railway Walk, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] I was doing a count (see: #169470). Greening the city is a strategy for softening spaces and addressing climate change. However, the foliage here is again un ... [more]

Southern access on Cavendish Place to the Timberworks development off Cromwell Road. It might turn out to be the southern end of Chisholm Trail Phase 2 for quite a while - but it's still part of the construction site at the moment.

M11 bridge included in Comberton Greenway proposal

M11 bridge included in Comberton Greenway proposal

Here's the right turn for cycles at Chester Road into Stretford Road, Manchester. Watch the 🚦. Alt text: Video from a cyclist's point of view running along a wand protected green cycle lane. There is a series of traffic islands to hel ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.22] Stirling Road, junction with Wigginton Road, York. The foliage has been cut back. Context: #181790. Other image here today and links: #184357.

[Image taken 9.7.22] Stirling Road, junction with Wigginton Road, York. The foliage has been cut back. Context: #181789. Other images this subject here today: #184358, #184359, #184360. Other images today and links: #184354.

[UPDATE/EXPLANATION: 21.7.22 A reply from the Haxby Town Council Clerk says: "Unfortunately, the table tennis table was vandalised earlier this year and was broken beyond the affordable cost of repair. One of the side tables was removed (we ... [more]

Handles on the sides of the bollard - and there are evidently times of day when building shadow can significantly impair visibility.

Raised reflective studs doing, for a change, what they are meant to do by guarding the bollard - but handles on the sides of the bollard.

Four redundant, raised, hazardous, reflective studs - and handles on the sides of the bollard beyond.

Inconspicuous handles on the sides of the bollard

Three redundant and now hazardous raised reflective studs, and one (on the right) raised and hazardous cover on bollard socket.

Open at last, and looking good (and already well-used).

[Image taken 7.7.22] Abbey Road, Knaresborough. [NOTE: The location is approximate.] Context and links: #184215.

[Image taken 7.7.22] Abbey Road, Knaresborough. On the day we cycled here there was yet another ‘What’s great about Harrogate and area’ TV programme listing the cliches… Betty’s, the Turkish baths… But there is much no- or low-t ... [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] The Black Mulberry, Waterside, Knaresborough. Hurrah, someone appreciates cyclists' custom. The food at the Black Mulberry (www.theblackmulberry.com/) is good too. Other image here today: #184214 and nearby: #184220, #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 7.7.22] Rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The queue for tickets. It doubled after I took this. I asked the people visible if they minded being in the image. I explained I was taking it to send as a com ... [more]

[Image taken 4.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #183403. Other image here today: #183855. Other image today and links: #183853.

[Image taken 4.7.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The bollards should be permeable. There are disabled parking spaces the other side of them. Other image here today and links: #183854.

After negotiating the narrow gap, you're heading straight for a pair of redundant reflective studs, which stand sufficiently proud to cause problems for small-wheel bikes (or scooters) if struck obliquely.

Example of the reflective studs used in several places on the southern busway path

Unacceptable old markings for a very narrow cycle lane, now heading straight for a narrow gap between lamp post and bollard.

[Image taken 30.6.22] Aldi, Kathryn Avenue, York. Context: #183018. The person who owns the cycle with the sign on returned as I was taking images. It seems he's running a business selling cycles this way. Other images today and links: #183 ... [more]

[Image taken 30.6.22] Library Lawn, next to York Explore/Explore York (library), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] This is one of those spaces you don't know if it's private, public, paid for or if you can simply wander in. My ... [more]

Fitchburg bicycle parking census Bicycle parking needed

A cyclist traversing the south coast of the Isle of Wight enjoys the view across Compton Bay towards the Needles.

[Image taken 26.6.22] B&Q, Rawcliffe/Clifton Moor, York. More clear notices - about the trolleys. Next stop, signage at and to the cycle parking? The cycle is where people who wished to park near the entrance, close to the trolleys and also ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.22] Exhibition Square, St Leonard’s Place, York. The art gallery has bloomed. Or is it exploded? It’s fun and fabulous and another reason to get around actively – you can alight and appreciate, dismount and marvel, s ... [more]

[UPDATE: On the evening of 1.7.22 I saw this cone and the smaller, dirtier one on the forecourt of the building in the background right had been removed.] [Image taken 22.6.22] Glencoe Court, Glencoe Street, York. Abandoned cone. Reported. ... [more]

A cyclist pauses to enjoy the tranquillity and the Typography at Windsor Great Park's shop during a ride along ncn 4 from Staines.

[Image taken 20.6.22] Jockey Lane, close to junction with Kathryn Avenue, Huntington/York. I'm baffled by this sign. The crossing is not a toucan and the route on the other side has pedestrian logos so why would someone be cycling over it? ... [more]

[Image taken 20.6.22] Monks Cross retail park, Huntington/York. Around an hour after a conversation with a friend who told me he's been diagnosed with asthma caused by air pollution (particles) and is on a daily inhaler, I find a Mr Whippy ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.22] Crichton Avenue road bridge direction of Wigginton Road, York. On Tuesday everyone was being raked by the low hanging branches of the beech trees. A quick email to the relevant contact and CYC and by today it was resol ... [more]

There are plenty of folding bikes already on the Elizabeth Line - I'm not sure that people have realised that regular bikes can also be carried.

We welcome your feedback, especially to report bugs or give us route feedback.

My comments relate to: *






Your comments: *
URL of page: * https://www.cyclestreets.net/photos/general/
How did you find out about CycleStreets?:
Your name:
Our ref: Please leave blank - anti-spam measure

* Items marked with an asterisk [*] are required fields and must be fully completed.