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Photo listing : other (infrastructure)

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New Cut Drain

They've changed the eastern junction of towpath and diversion. The surface of the new section is loose soft sand: even worse than the coarse stones. They have at least made a start on removing the top surface of the towpath.

It looks as if someone else was fed up with the lack of signage for the towpath diversion. The yellow notice on the left says PRIVATE PROPERTY STRICTLY NO ENTRY The one on the right says RIVER FOOTPATH

There are yellow RIVER FOOTPATH notices in several sensible locations

[Image taken 29.7.21] York. Monroe Close, York. Drivers completely blocking the pavements on both sides. The red car on the left seems to be the same as the one in the streetview image from July 2019. The vehicles obstruct sightlines for al ... [more]

Buildings at the back of Cambridge Retail park back on to the railway.

Latest 'improvement' to the signage. Somewhat pointless, since the red&white barrier is visible well before the yellow notice.

A new hole in the north footway, revealing substantial electricity cables which I think were not present before.

More digging on the recently reinstated south footway. Both ends of the gas main diversion are now visible, which suggests that this trench could be for gas pipe.

Footway dug up again, short section of old iron gaspipe removed, other utility ductwork not fairing well. Makes a depressing tale of retrograde progress when seen against https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/170640,171537,172406/

The only (?) info about the diversion anywhere 'on' Fen road - and I doubt if it is visible from the road.

The narrow stone-covered membrane appears to cover a rainwater drainpipe. There's plenty of room outside it for a good wide path from bridge to towpath.

At least this is unambiguous - even if quite tricky to negotiate and not very visible in the dark.

First 'information' about the closure found when heading east. Absolutely nothing to indicate that there's a bypass.

Effective barrier on towpath means no option during the closure to take the shortcut 'after hours'

Towpath closed, diversion open, for work on the link from Chisholm Trail riverbridge to all points west.

New path to access south of Hairmyres hospital site from Strathtay Ave (update to #113723). Soft segregation around outhouse is quite tight but protects from parking and has gaps to join to/from road.

Car park for users of Cornwall's Coast-to-Coast Trail up the Carnon Valley from Devoran

The area around the new cattlegrid north of the railway underpass is surfaced - but fence and gate not yet added.

Realigned path north of the railway underpass is surfaced and open.

I don't see much recent change on the north bridge ramp.

The rightangle turn between fences looks rather tight.

The northern end of the diversion around the compound doesn't look great.

Could this be the beginning of work to realign the brook through the south compound? I couldn't see enough to judge.

Towpath diversion around the north compound for Chisholm Trail work looks OK at the river end.

Boat Stall Lane, Bath

Underpass from Exeter St into Cecil Park. Walked bike through as quite overgrown with glass in places.

New cattlegrid finished, old grid and gate removed.

Progress on the realigned junction north of the railway underpass

Work hasn't started on the brook crossing. Diversion still in use.

Long stretch of newly-widened path for Chisholm Trail open. Surface is good.

New water main buried (but not yet connected), footway part-reinstated. Some other ducts not in great shape.

[Image taken 21.7.21] Heworth Green, York. The works here are to do with the development of The Gasworks (https://thegas.works/). The ‘Do not overtake cyclists’ sign on this side of the temporary lights is very visible. Other images tod ... [more]

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane, Headington

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The two works signs have fallen over. (See also: #172341.) The driver of the vehicle in the image drove away without setting them up. Context and safety warning: #172327. Further image of the effe ... [more]

Lovely day up here; apparently it's not always so nice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_of_Drumochter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Highlands

[Image taken 18.7.21] Nidderdale Greenway, Starbeck-Harrogate(Bilton)-Ripley. [Note: No street view at this location.] The selfie post in relation to the portrait bench. See also: #172294 and links.

Water tap

Still no change at the aborted cattlegrid south of the railway underpass

There will be a new cattlegrid north of the railway underpass. It's not alongside the old one.

The widened path for the Chisholm Trail now has the finished surface for much of the section between the railway underpass and the brook crossing.

Topsoil reinstated for Barnwell Meadow, and a reasonably clear space for further work on the Chisholm Trail approach to the underpass - but still a Newmarket Road lamp post to be reinstated.

One sidewall of the north steps to the Chisholm Trail river bridge has been cast.

[Image taken 13.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] See: #171941.

[Image taken 13.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] See: #171941.

[Image taken 12.7.21] Memorial Gardens, Esplanade car park, York. Gate now secured open at least temporarily: previous situation: #171369. This path is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bri ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Looking from the EV charging bay(s) towards: a) right - the currently unprotected exit/access between the car park and the critical cycle-ped-wheelchair ... [more]

[Additional images: #172061 and #172063.] [Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] To the right of the car is the only entrance/exit connecting the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair route b ... [more]

Path through Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Junction of paths out of Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Footpath from Sainsbury's to Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Family cycling (in the distance) on the path across Butts Close, Hitchin

Gate on the footpaths out of the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve, Hitchin

Paved footpath off Strathmore Avenue, Hitchin

Wheeling channel on the Icknield Way footbridge over the East Coast Main Line railway

[Image taken 10.7.21] Ramp between Scarborough Bridge and West Esplanade, York. [Note: There is no street view at this location.] Is this cycle secured here an indication cycle parking is needed nearby? Or signposting to the existing provis ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.21] Marygate car park, Frederic Street, York. Greenery has been cut back but sight lines for all are blocked by the parked vehicles. This location today see also: #171725 and links

[Image taken 9.7.21] Marygate car park, Frederic Street, York. Greenery has now been cut compare with: #170159 and #170252. This location today see also: #171727. Other images today: #171721 and links.

[Update: #172340] [Image taken 8.7.21] Memorial Gardens (Leeman Road-side), York. All this signage is for the Wellington Row Esplanade diversion while the flood gates under Lendal Bridge are replaced. But no-one has noticed that the blue si ... [more]

Image taken 8.7.21] Memorial Gardens (Leeman Road-side), York. Contradictory signage for the Wellington Row Esplanade diversion. And none for pedestrians at any time to tell them the river and Scarborough Bridge can be reached through here. ... [more]

Improved alignment of path junction north of the railway underpass

Widened path levelled and nearly ready for tarmac

Old surface of path on Coldham's Common planed off, material distributed to new width.

The approach from the cafe site to the new bridge looks to be mostly finished

Backfill over the underpass dug up again for reinstatement of the water main. Pipe in situ but not yet connected.

Beginning to reinstate Barnwell Meadow soil north of the Chisholm Trail underpass

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner’s Moat, York. These cycles have a ‘will be removed’ warning on them. But the ‘action on’ date has passed. The presence of damaged and abandoned cycles reduces confidence this is a safe place to leave a ... [more]

New motor-traffic sign. The aircraft symbol that could be mistaken for a direction arrow isn't new, but is at least a bit less confusing this time. Interesting that eastbound traffic on Cherry Hinton Road is encouraged to turn south onto ... [more]

A good gentle slope brings the cycle lane up to footway level at the bus stop - but without zebra stripes

The "advisory redundant sign lane"

[Image taken 4.7.21] York rail station, York. This small-wheeled cycle has sunk up to its axles in the two-tier design of rack here. See: #170490. Other images today see: #171368 and links.

[Update see: #172326.] [Image taken 4.7.21] Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, York. The red 'No wheelchair access' sign is redundant and therefore clutter and a hazard. Another candidate for my 'redundantsign' collection. Other images today se ... [more]

Looks like a bit of the transition from compound back to meadow is under way

Shuttering for the wall at the side of the north stairs

Could be for the ramp from bridge to towpath, but it doesn't look very wide. Subsequently thought just to be cover on rainwater drainpipe next to the ramp.

Precast north-side step sections in situ, but 'landing' slab in the middle still to be cast

Space - presumably for another cattle grid - is still fenced off at the end of the otherwise-finished path on the south common

Topsoil belatedly reinstated beside the new path on the south common.

[Image taken 3.7.21] Tanner's Moat, York. Accessible space and infrastructure works for many people. This temporary ramp has been added for wheelchair users on the ‘wellingtonrowesplanadelivediversion’. The route closed early May. It’ ... [more]

Progress on stairs and ramp in the north compound

Progress on the south bridge ramp, and south compound looking a bit tidier

North bank beside the Newmarket Road underpass now has its topsoil

Bridge between common and cafe site looks finished

Progress on widening Coldham's Common path for the Chisholm Trail

No cycling on Cuckoo Lane, Headington

Footpath link from Cuckoo Lane, Headington, Oxford

Cyclists should use the road parallel to Cuckoo Lane in Headington

Sale Trafford. dropped kerb is welcome but it's not sure what the real reason for the making of the small dropped kerb.

[Image taken 29.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Insufficient space for two groups of pedestrians, a dog and someone on a cycle. Despite the smiles, when the three on the left in the image passed me, one of the men said, 'You should have a be ... [more]

Elesmere wharf on the Llangollen canal is a picnic-lunch stop for a ride along ncn 455; nice weather for it too.

The local regency rake is remembered here beside the Llangollen canal at Hindford, although the pub itself closed years ago.

[Image taken 28.6.21] Foss Islands Path entry/exit York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) Lower section of the steps. The non-standard materials, dimensions, the narrowness (see: #170966) and the tight turn limit ... [more]

[Image taken 28.6.21] Denning’s Yard access, York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) The site (known as Denning’s Yard) behind the camera is the subject of a planning application: 21-01154-FUL. The plans are f ... [more]

Tatton Park Cheshire . Plenty of diesel generators used by vendors right next to this playground see #170929 generating lots of noise and air pollution (particularly injurious to young children's health)It's right next to a children's play ... [more]

A very large and spacious children's playground does not allow cycles (ridden or walked). No account of cycles that are used as a mobility aid see also #170929 and #170933 . Lots of equipment out of bounds or in disrepair (for months). Inci ... [more]

Spacious cycle carriages are being used on Chicago's commuter railways.

It's unfortunate that you can't see here that there IS a way to carry on northwards

Quite a sharp corner in the dogleg here

It's not immediately obvious why the diversion needs a dogleg here: perhaps just to make space inside the work compound?

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