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Photo listing : obstructions

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Another planter displaced in Kelvin Way. Time for something more permanent.

Why cyclists don't use cycle lanes no.1,432,807

Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned pre ... [more]

[Image taken 10.9.22] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The shared use route is not yet fully open. Context and links: #186099.

Cycleway and most of pavement overgrown

Cycleway overgrown completely,

Not exactly a modal filter

[Image taken 26.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. This is a York barrier. My front panniers came off as I tried to pass through. Then I stuck fast. My pedal is wedged against the lower part of this obstruction. It took to-ing and fro-ing and lif ... [more]

At the crossing where the busway intersects Station Road, Histon, pedestrians and cyclists have to wait AGES -- 30 to 60 seconds, even when it's completely quiet and there are no motor vehicles. How is this consistent with the Highway Code ... [more]

I was looking for the steps marked on the WHW on OpenStreetMap (which didn't appear to exist), but found these steps instead next to the library. As I was on the bike, I didn't go up them to find out where they led.

No way through at Milngavie Library.

A barrier across the entrance to the Craigdhu Wedge path. There is a dropped kerb to the right. The banner can cause visibility problems.

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. Context: #185665. Other related image today and links: #185663.

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. And when there’s grass? Mud, surface water, debris? When the cycle is a trike, has wide luggage? When it’s an adult riding protectively with a ... [more]

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. New bollards. The intention is, I assume, to prevent motorists overshooting the car park and trying to continue ahead (ie towards the camera positi ... [more]

[Later image of a trailer in the opposite direction: #186101.] [Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (behind), near junction of Butcher Terrace (right), Millennium Bridge (ahead), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] New bollards. Th ... [more]

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (ahead), near junction of Butcher Terrace (behind camera left), Millennium Bridge (behind camera, right), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] I was perplexed that yet more bollards (obstructions ... [more]

This is one of the only access points to the cycleway and it is absolutely useless. It is extremely hard to get a bicycle down these steps. A ramp is needed.

This is a dangerously narrow cycleway, care and attention is required to avoid hitting the poles (and falling off).

[Image taken 10.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185426.

[Image taken 10.8.22] Greggs, Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The route could not be more clearly marked – that coloured tarmac. The intended user group could not be more clearly shown – those cycle symbols on the ... [more]

Step free access needed between The Mall and Preston Street, alternative too far to walk

[Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185277.

[10.8.22: A more recent image of obstruction here: #185426] [Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #173310. I went into TK Maxx and up to Homesense (www.homesense.com/stores/York_Monks_Cross). I ... [more]

Chicane hidden round the corner of the shop on the obvious route between crossings of Barnwell Road and Newmarket Road

Newly installed chicane barrier at the access between Tesco and the shared path.

@cyclestreets @paulbristow79 Here’s a good one at Potters lock on the Erewash canal. A triple whammy of shin denting, knee bumping Head banging carnage.. https://t.co/DXEE9Uz3yH

This is signed as a cycle route, but it ends in a flight of steps.

Most folk may cross without making use of the toucan crossing in Kelvin Way, but that's no reason to block the crossing with planters. This raises accessibility issues.

[Image taken 23.7.22] York Racecourse, York. [NOTE: No street view here] It's a race day (www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/) so cyclists and pedestrians had to wait for the horses to cross the route before we could continue. Other image today and ... [more]

Impassable barriers on the Passerelle Paul Durand-Cazelles, Nice - attractive, but a totally missed opportunity for improving cycle links.

Impassable barriers on the Passerelle Paul Durand-Cazelles, Nice - attractive, but a totally missed opportunity for improving cycle links.

Barriers forcing pedestrians and cyclists into conflict

Barrier on this useful alternative to the main road into Levens (and the pedestrian barrier is impassable too).

[Image taken 19.7.22] Flood wall, Dame Judi Dench Walk/Scarborough Bridge/Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The wall is now 165cm at its highest point. The gap is 140cm. There are now no sightlines over the wall a ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Terry Avenue, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context: #184911. All images Terry Ave today: #184906 and links.

[Image taken 18.7.22] St Marys/Marygate Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Context and links: #184899.

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. There’s a ‘T’ at the end of the non-motorised users route through the car park. Turn right and you can see the cycle parking though the space between these bollard ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] A parked vehicle and bollards obstruct access to the Sheffield racks. The ‘wheelbenders’ on the right are unprotected from veh ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Access to Asda is via a slope to the left out of shot from the 'cycle circuit' that runs round the retail park. There are posts in the cycle route. There is no signage t ... [more]

Bridge closed for some reason. The diversion is ok although I can imagine when the road is busy not pleasant.

Unlawful discriminatory barrier that's also completely useless as people pass by the side of it.

Pointless barriers on the TPT.

Railway crossing closure notice

Railway crossing closed. See #184841.

Annoying chicane, Dwygyfylchi

New chicanes on the TPT, a vast improvement on the old a-frames.

New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road.

New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road. This view shows the bespoke lettering ... [more]

New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road.

The planters have been moved and are now blocking the cycle lane on Kelvin Way, when they should be protecting it.

A barrier across the motorway path, with the inevitable evidence of people going around it via the grass. Several other sets of barriers have gone in elsewhere on this path.

No path connection between the road crossing and the entrance to Hogganfield Park. Have to bump kerb and cross grass. This is a signed walking and cycling route, the Seven Lochs Trail.

There could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Road closure with no thought for cyclists etc - there could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Car blocking one side of a modal filter

“None shall pass”

Barriers on new link from Helston Business Park

Barriers on 'cycleway' to Forth Gwedhen, Helston

Barriers on cut-through to Trenethick Park, Helston

Dropped kerb and barriers on the cut-through to Gwealdues Green, Helston

Barriers on Winns Row, Helston

A toilet/kitchen container/trailer has been placed on double yellow lines near the bollards on Water Street. The object seriously obstructs visibility at the junction, creating a hazard, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.

Recent bollards installed for Cambridgeshire County Council don't have those nasty protruding handles

Old exclusionary barriers on the tunnel where the former A14 separates the southern part of Fenstanton from the rest of the village

Blocked permeability

Traffic calming by way of filtering, but cycle access not provided, at a number of nearby junctions.

Future link to the Gwealdues estate, Helston

Barriers on link from the B3297 to new housing, Helston

The people that put a pole in the middle of this Adelaide bike path will do a ‘post project review just to see what we could have done better’. Should be a quick meeting. Does anyone have any examples of stuff ups sillier than this? Ple ... [more]

Bootham Bar, St Leonard's Place/High Petergate, York. A Pride sign restricts and obstructs the route for all users. The tarmac is max 67cm on the left and 80cm on the right. There is a height difference between the road and the paving on bo ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.22] Bootham Bar, St Leonard's Place/High Petergate, York. Context and links: #183638. The Council's A board policy (aimed at businesses) www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy says: "There is a necessity to e ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 21.7.22 I saw the Road Closed sign had been removed.] [Image taken 17.6.22] Coppergate (Nessgate end) York. Oversized planter. Overkill? The narrow gaps to pass it makes access for people on cycles turning right (from Clifford ... [more]

[Later image: #183853.] [Image taken 17.6.22] Coppergate (Nessgate end) York. The fallen sign to the right of the giant planter leaves no gap - for these pedestrians - but also for people on cycles turning from Clifford Street into Copperga ... [more]

Definitely time to strim the nettles

Definitely time to strim the nettles

Maybe the 1960s (?) architects were worried about rising sea levels, but surely they could have put in a ramp?

Wheeling channel for cycles at the stairs at Birmingham New Street

I’ll just be two minutes isn’t going work for this obstruction… 🤨 https://t.co/gyARMiJYQV

Does the council expect cyclists to arrive at the cycle lane by bus? See also #183417.

The entrance to the new Cornwall Street cycle lane is blocked by planters. See also #183418.

"A Fairtrade Town" (whatever that is), but no dropped kerb at the start of this narrow shared foot and cycle path alongside the A727 dual carriageway at Philipshill.

I know foot-crossings are dangerous and need lots of barriers but this one is really hard going for older people to get up over the stiles with no hand rails. Gates would be so much eaiser.

Gates on London route 68 leaving Lesnes Abbey

Barriers on the Abbey Way at Lesnes Abbey

Barriers on the Abbey Way at Lesnes Abbey

Barriers on the link from the Abbey Way to Dalbery Way

Barriers on the link from Dalbery Way to the Abbey Way

Access to Whitehead Lane for Higher Green Lane is via a gate that has a void built in for passage.

North.

Restrictions.

Restrictions.

Restrictions.

Restrictions.

Restrictions.

Restriction.

[UPDATE: #184962] [UPDATE: On 31 May 2022 I received an email saying this post will be removed.] [Image taken 27.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: street view shows the previous site layout.] This post IN t ... [more]

[Image taken 27.5.22] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. [NOTE: street view shows the previous site layout.] Context and links: #183020. There's no warning there is a post in the centre of the cycle circuit immediately r ... [more]

A scabby old A frame barrier. The bit of old kerb at the bottom makes it even harder to navigate

[UPDATE: On 27.5.22 I saw the branches had gone - the roadworks too.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. A fallen branch and two smaller ones obstruct the pavement at a bus stop. Location: #182648. I reported it to CY ... [more]

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