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Photo listing : obstructions

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Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath doing it's job.

Worthington Park Sale Trafford . Could this gate be locked partially open ? ike the gate at Longford Park . This would allow free flow of walking wheelchairs mobility scooters and cycling traffic . See #101653 @worthpark . The gap is very n ... [more]

There's no dropped kerb at the start of cycle route out of the Harwich International ferry terminal

A cut-through here would create a useful alternative route to the Harwich International ferry terminal

It's just possible to wheel a bike through Harwich churchyard

The Silver Street bus gate is now operational full time in both directions - so Cambridgeshire County Council has closed the left-turn lane on Queen's Road. So cyclists (who are allowed to turn left) are forced into what is now a single nar ... [more]

This gate should be modified to allow active transport, or at least some dropped kerbs added.

This is ridiculous - how are you expected to cycle onto the road when there are no dropped kerbs and when there's a sodding great fence in the way?

New contraflow cycle lane, blocked by a Royal Mail van which forces cyclists out into oncoming traffic.

If you want to close a road except to cyclists, it seems rather counter-intuitive to put the concrete blocks right in the cycle lane. Maybe the permanent fixtures will give a clearer message.

Another example of the high standards that Bury Council maintains on this otherwise good cycleway. Who wouldn't want to cycle through a huge quagmire of mud, eh? And to those who aren't familiar with the route - there's a paved cycleway ... [more]

Cor - this cyclestreets is good. I only posted photo #149980 a couple of weeks ago complaining about the obstructive vegetation, and now it's gone!

Barrier to traffic free path. Post lying on the floor and narrow entrance around the side.

Narrow entrance to traffic free route

Kissing gate too narrow to get bike through. Preceding gate had lock on it (had to lift bike over fence).

Public art used as bollards

Public art used as bollards

Public art used as bollards

Tree fallen across path

Fallen tree

Western end of bridleway on former mineral tramway to Gwithian

Poor parking where cycle path crosses residential street causes blind spot. Road markings not clear. No sense of priority for cyclists, walkers or runners

Slap bang in the middle of the footway. Reported: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00345511. (But I expect that is ignored as their form is not setup for receiving mis-placed sign reports.)

Urgent safety concerns see London's Hammersmith Bridge closed to cyclists and pedestrians https://t.co/mP7XSWHTrC #cycling https://t.co/CswiF9L5KD Alternative routes: https://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/70971367/

These osiers planted along the edge of the busway cycleway effectively halve the width of the path. Much better to only have grass and wild flowers within 1 metre. Would never have been allowed if this was a road for motor vehicles. Who des ... [more]

Bad tree root damage to the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road, and no access from Sandbank Drive where there is also a flytipping problem.

The driver was happy to stop, but really didn't need to block the cycleway on the new 'Dutch-style' Fendon Road roundabout.

Lots of parking spaces coned off for social distancing, and this genius moves a cone to block the pedestrian/cycle access as well.

Support van for a cycling group on the Way of the Roses blocking the off-road cycleway.... selfish.

There's an off-road cycleway ahead, but no dropped kerb to reach it without going onto the main road.

Barriers on new cut-through, Kirkby Stephen

A kerb to bump on the way from the Forth & Clyde Canal path access to the toucan crossing across Maryhill Road and path up towards Duncruin Street.

Dropped kerb needed to access cycle parking at Sainsbury's, Carlisle

Footpaths only in Rickerby Park, Carlisle - even on the riverside route

Footpaths only in Rickerby Park, Carlisle - even on the riverside route

Two sets of barriers on this so-called cycle route

Two sets of barriers on this so-called cycle route

Barriers at the entry to the Kingmoor Nature Reserve, Carlisle

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

Barriers on link from MCN route 71

Underpass to Tullie House Museum, Carlisle - there's no way out on the other side as the lift isn't working - perhaps due to Covid-19.

Bridge to Carlisle Castle - the lifts aren't working (likewise in the underpass by Tullie House Museum) - perhaps because of Covid-19, but there's no information posted.

Presumably, the barriers referred to in #117074

Testing the new Centurion Way access. https://t.co/N10TSHhzMb

Greenery overhanging the footway - please clear urgently

Cyclists, wheelchair and buggie-users and similar minorities are not really wanted on this private road in Kendal.

So much for Keep Clear markings on NCN route 6 in Kendal

Barriers at the end of the unsurfaced section of NCN route 6 into Kendal on the former Lancaster Canal

Steps and wheeling channel where NCN routes 6 and 700 leave the Lancaster Canal (to bypass Carnforth)

Steps and wheeling channel where NCN routes 6 and 700 leave the Lancaster Canal (to bypass Carnforth)

Barriers on link west from Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Stepped access over the flood wall to the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Lancaster to Glasson Dock

Cyclists Dismount - but I think this access to Lancaster station has been closed for years.

Covid-19 pop-up cycle lane past the Royal Lancaster Infirmary - and a white van blocking it.

Steps to a bridge over the Lancaster Canal

Poor link east from Preston station, with steps up to East Cliff - the intention is to create a route under the viaduct (opened in 2020) to the cycleways in Miller and Avenham Parks.

Stepped access here from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath (NCN route 68) to Burnley Manchester Road station.

Stepped acccess to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath (NCN route 68) near Burnley bus station

Bypassed A-frame obstruction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, NCN route 68

A-frame obstruction on this cycle link from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, NCN route 68

Overgrown hedge by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, NCN route 68

A-frame obstruction on link to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, NCN route 68

A-frame obstruction on NCN route 68

What else could it possibly be for?

Bloody cheek - this car trader displays its wares on the footway, blocking it to pedestrians, wheelchair users etc (see also the Google Satellite image).

Stepped link only between the towpath and the cycle bridge, Bingley

A-frame restriction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

A-frame restriction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

Non-existent link from the canal towpath and the new Riverside Way Bridge to Whitehall Road.

The new Riverside Way Bridge is being obstructed by greenery.

There are quite a few of these signs to try to keep cars off Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2 - they don't always work.

Final end of the cycleable riverside path towards the former Tadcaster railway viaduct - this could all be improved as a cycle route.

The Roman road from Tadcaster to York, an overgrown footpath at this point.

The Roman road from York to Tadcaster, which starts well but soon becomes an overgrown footpath.

Barriers at start of the otherwise useful Lomond Ginnel, York

Tree roots are making the outer reaches of the Solar System Greenway on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 65) increasingly rough.

Tree roots are making the outer reaches of the Solar System Greenway on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 65) increasingly rough.

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) by the Selby Canal.

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) by the Selby Canal.

Low barrier on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

Low barrier on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

A-frame gate at the Sales Lane swing bridge on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62.

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62), at the Kirkhouse Green lifting bridge.

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) at the south end of the New Junction Canal section.

A-frame gate on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) at the south end of the New Junction Canal section.

Obstructive A-frame on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) towards Doncaster.

Level crossing on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) north from Doncaster.

Barriers Galore in Gloucester Road and Campden Road in Cheltenham. Considering there are more Bicycles into the dead end road than the odd car.

A very badly neglected path.

And another barrier....

Oh look, another barrier.

More barriers, on a brand new surface cycle route. Why do cyclists have to put up with this rubbish?

This barrier needs a wider bypass.

I have no idea what this nonsense is supposed to be. Why is it there?

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