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Photo listing : obstructions

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[Image taken 22.10.21] Scarborough bridge, York railway station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The bollards at several places on the access to/from the more accessible bridge which opened in around February 2019 appeared soon ... [more]

The Ferry Road dropped kerb (see #175002) did not stay clear for long. Again, materials dumped partly obstructing users of this dropped kerb.

Temporary signs obstructing the northern end of the Benalder Street cycleway. Still no progress to report on the installation of traffic signals implied by the stopline and pedestrian crossing studs, or how the cycleway ties into the roa ... [more]

Railing and triple barrier at the foot of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, signed as cycle path.

Triple barrier at top of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, before another railing at the kerbside.

The narrow path to Inchfad Drive does not have a dropped kerb at the Kendoon Avenue end, even though it should be a recognised crossing point from another path directly across the road.

Several of the entrances to Drumchapel Park have no dropped kerbs available to leave the carriageway, and also have railings hindering access. This is one of the shorter ones. The railing on the corner of Hecla Avenue makes it too difficult ... [more]

Every day there is a car parked in the cycle park and nothing is ever done about it. It’s dangerous @BHCC_Transport please do something about this.

[UPDATE: A CYC officer said: "The barrier near the bollards on Blake Street is put out by the Council Street Scene staff when the bollards are put in place to offer more visibility of the bollards as they have been hit by a vehicle trying t ... [more]

According to OpenCycleMap, this new levee between Tarascon and Arles has a cycleway on top - this would be great if there weren't full-width barriers wherever it meets a road.

According to OpenCycleMap, this new levee between Tarascon and Arles has a cycleway on top - this would be great if there weren't full-width barriers wherever it meets a road.

Several planters on Kelvin Way have been pushed aside, some of them are obstructing the cycleway. Fly parking is occurring without enforcement.

The closure at the eastern end of Overnewton Street does not provide for through cycling, the cycle parking stands are past their best, and the driver on Haugh Road has no respect for the road markings.

No dropped kerb at the end of the path through Yorkhill Park at Centurion Way.

Steps between Washington Street and Argyle Street.

Not only does this A-frame completely prevent wheelchair access, somehow there is a sign directing wheelchair users through it. https://t.co/rc69KIfQzm

[Image taken 11.10.21] Sycamore Place, York. Why is this temporary sign and the cone here? As I was taking a photo (for other purposes – see: #174812) someone stopped to ask, "Are you interested in this sign for the same reason I am?" He ... [more]

The end of Port Street has cycle route signage, but no dropped kerb to access the path seemlessly.

[Image taken 8.10.21] Cygnet Street, York. The gaps need to be 150cm to meet current standards. The arrangement on the left is an example of the (shameful) York barriers. One council officer refers to these as “ankle breakers”. They are ... [more]

[UPDATE: On the afternoon of 9.10.21 these had gone.] [Image taken 7.10.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. The red boxes frame two signs that are not in situ. The one at the back I picked up out of the ped-cycle-whe ... [more]

[UPDATE: Sign still here 16.10.21 see: #175051] [UPDATE: Sign still here 17.45 11.10.21] [Image taken 7.10.21] Grosvenor Terrace, York. What diversion? Sign further narrows the inadequate pedestrian route. It's essentially a flytipped item ... [more]

I've reported this issue at https://www.cyclescape.org/threads/5896 On 26 September 10.15pm I was cycling from Cambridge North towards Histon along the guided busway. The busway is well lit until exiting the tunnel under the A14 when li ... [more]

Blocked cycleway. 'I'm just getting something'. Used as parking daily, blocks disabled cyclists and non-cyclists from accessing the pedestrian and cycle shared area.

Raised cycleway with double yellows. Blocked by parked vehicles daily

Overgrown cyclepath alongside the road.

Badly overgrown cycle path alongside this busy road.

[Image taken 4.10.21] Looking towards Marygate carpark/Railway Walk, York. Congestion. No room for wider machines ('York'cycles) or wheelchair/mobility scooters to pass. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. In underpass looking towards Bootham Terrace. Tier e-scooter (see: #164663.) passes over the width measured from the wall on the right to the drainage channel on the left. It's just 184cm wide. O ... [more]

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. The underpass looking towards Marygate car park/Railway Walk is just 184cm wide. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Entrance to underpass. Width 224cm. Other images here today: #174587 and links.

[UPDATE: COUNT. I did a user count here on 7.10.21. Result see: #174657.] [Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Looking into the small 'reservoir' area, the only place all users can wait to proceed through the underpass towards Maryg ... [more]

A triangle of new paving has been placed to the side of the large barrier at Buchanan Wharf, because people were walking across the flower bed to get past the barrier. This is also the cycle diversion for NCN756 until the cycle track at #16 ... [more]

[Image taken 2.10.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Pedestrians wander along and across the two-way cycle track. But sight lines are mostly good so that's less of a concern. But as ... [more]

[UPDATE: Measurements between the bollards see: #174635] [Image taken: 1.10.21] Aldwark, junction with St Andrewgate, York. Disappointing that someone displaying a blue badge parks so close to a junction with filtered permeability. Previous ... [more]

[UPDATE: Count the bollards here then see: #174600.] [Image taken 29.9.21] Navigation Road, York. Looking towards/into Hungate (see also: #165201). Pedestrian/cycle bridge. The bollards are a source of congestion, obstruction and irritation ... [more]

No change to the barrier at the Kelvindale access to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Annoying inaccessible barrier that should all be replaced with bollards.

[Image taken 27.9.21] Route between West Esplanade car park/riverside and Leeman Road, York. This is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. Puddling on the contra flow cycle lane. Briars at head height. Upstand. Encroac ... [more]

[UPDATE: 1.10.21. CYC said it had been trialling bespoke drainage covers over the summer. The contractors will replace the existing items by mid-November 2021.] [Image taken 27.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this lo ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 1.10.21 CYC said intervention is planned - bespoke drainage covers - and should be completed within six weeks.] [Image taken 27.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The puddling following rain ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Bottom of steep slope from Scarborough Bridge, Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The foliage has been trimmed to try to improve sight lines. But it's not enough. There's not ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit on this side of the car park to/from Railway Walk is now being made narrower, less safe-attractive feeling by this briar. This route (orig ... [more]

Despite my complaint in 2020 Manchester City Council still have not maintained this underpass.

This barrier is on an important link over the railway in Kendal, because it links the housing estates of Hallgarth and Briarigg. When I was a district councillor I asked officers to remove it, because it's discriminatory to users of mobilit ... [more]

Sudden end of future cycleway (I hope) on a disused railway line at Saint Malo station

It's not important, with another bridge nearby, but it would have been far better to build this with a ramp on either side.

Tree roots can be a problem here too.

[Update 17.9.21] The Manager said the board would be relocated to the grass, ie off the footpath. [Image taken 16.9.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace just off Haxby Road, York. The foliage has been cut back (previous situation: #173603 and ... [more]

Not one but three white vans/cars blocking the cycleway. It's a car park, and not a contraflow, but still... Some bollards would help.

Branch down in Dawsholm Park, but too much time being spent putting up petty signs.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with barriers. The barriers have been repositioned slightly further apart, but are still overlapping, and do not conform to any standard for anti-vehicle barriers. Imagine trying to get your shopping h ... [more]

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with more barriers.

Barriers and signs galore in Dawsholm Park.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, in case you've not noticed yet another barrier on the path.

Come on @BHCC_Transport please do something about cars parked in the cycle lane on the Lewes Road. It’s bad enough that we have our cycle lanes removed but now we can’t use the ones we have. This is a daily problem.

Cyclist skirting the stupid chicane on Banky Meadows.

Ridiculous chicane at the Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.

Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.

Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.

[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Leftover/abandoned temporary works items create clutter, trip hazards, reduce the already li ... [more]

[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York at underpass to Railway Walk, Marygate car park and access to Scarborough Bridge. The not-in-use sign and a sign frame – likely from the diversion ... [more]

[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Railway Walk, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The route for all users (not simply pedestrians as the sign says) is blocked. Same issue different location: #173867. The reason this is a pr ... [more]

[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Bootham Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location]. EV bay works hugely reduce the width of the route for everyone. (It is used by local and touring cyclists, peds, and people in or accompan ... [more]

“There have been posts here for probably 600 years.” Low Traffic Neighbourhood, York. https://t.co/nlDf2kXBNf

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. Obstructed cycle access and no directions through the car park or to the cycle parking. Other images today: #173826, #173827, #173828, #173829, #173830, #173831, #173832, #173833, #173834, #1738 ... [more]

Unnecessary and restrictive barrier on NCN4. The gap is narrower than my handlebars

The council has fenced off the former cycle off-slip from the Clyde Arc bridge at the NCN75 toucan crossing. This helped those making right turns by allowing cyclists to leave the carriageway and make the turn with the assistance of the cro ... [more]

[Image taken 30.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] A bank holiday weekend and the foliage remains (original image: #172737) as do the plants growing in the drainage channels. The route is still limited to ... [more]

Bermuda Park cycle gate on railway bridge.

Coventry Canal footpath on opposite side to towpath with bicycle gate.

Ashby Canal towpath.

Contraflow cycle lane officially blocked by a pop-up terrace.

Motor traffic blocked from north and south because white van man (l'homme de la camionette blanche) wanted to reverse into the cycleway for a delivery.

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) is over and through. Louise is out of shot having had to find somewhere to lean her cycle (and ri ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] A queue forms as Andy manoeuvres himself back onto his handcycle. The difficulties are exacerbated by this taking pla ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) supports himself on the railings alongside the first of the two obstructions here. Louise lifts t ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy at the second entrance to/exit from Bootham Stray. The one with a York barrier – the low metal ‘n’s in the foreground and a cattle grid. This 'acce ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. York is flat and its city centre is accessible to many people with mobility issues. It was named one of the best cities in Britain to live: www.yorkpress.co.u ... [more]

[Image taken 21.8.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Drivers parking or picking up (food orders or humans) on the perimeter cycle route is a constant issue. Pedestrians use it perha ... [more]

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If a gap wasn't possible opposite James Watt Street (see #173269), a cycle slip lane onto the central reservation island would be useful to enable a right turn onto the toucan crossing across the opposite carriageway to be made, and then he ... [more]

The lack of a connection from James Watt Street to the riverside NCN75 path and the Tradeston Bridge (visible background left) continues to make this a difficult place to cycle. A gap through the kerb and railing on the far side of the junc ... [more]

[Update see: #173274] [Image taken 14.8.21] Esplanade car park, York. Each car parking space is worth around £13.50 for up to five hours according to the charges board (www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/404/esplanade-car-park). Galling beca ... [more]

[Update: the scaffolding has been removed.] [Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Wellington Row. Other image here today: #173199 and links

[Update: The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Rougier Street. A problem for pedestrians and cyclists when repairs are needed to buildings on narrow streets with narrow pavements and narrow contr ... [more]

[Later image: #173642] [Image taken 13.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The buddleia now (previous image: #172737) reduces the available width of the more gentle of the two slopes between Railway Walk/M ... [more]

Since when have market stalls been allowed to be erected on cycle lanes?

Green strip cycleway missing parts, as well as being poorly implemented and signed, and blocked by scaffolding without any warning or diversion. Dropped kerb blocked by parked van.

It's been a good morning @DevonCC ! Thank you for giving the bus shelter a diet on the Topsham Road so people walking, cycling and alighting from the bus can all see each other safely. It's taken a while to do this (5yrs?)... but this ... [more]

[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. Context see: #172871. All images today: #172861 and links.

[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. This is part of the wheelchair/pedestrian/cycle diversion route for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme ... [more]

The footbridge over Springburn Road is accessed from a car park at the end of Carbisdale Street, but there are some steps to climb. These could easily be ramped so this route is properly accessible. The footbridge itself is step-free, havin ... [more]

The ramp from Lenzie Terrace up to Lenzie Place has some steps in it, and, out of sight, a short flight of concrete steps. There is space to rebuild it as an accessible step-free ramp, and assist with access between the Springburn Quietway ... [more]

The Balgrayhill Road entrance to Springburn Park. In the background can just be made out the railing of the path from Lenzie Place down to Lenzie Terrace, but it has steps, so is of little use for cycling. So anyone cycling from here has to ... [more]

No dropped kerb for getting onto signed cycle path at Woodhill Road.

Obstructive barrier on signed cycle path at toucan crossing across Menteith Avenue. What a mess!

[Update: see #172826] [Image taken 4.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit on this side of the car park to/from Railway Walk (schools, Bootham, train station) is blocked. Other image today: #1 ... [more]

The road closure on Denmark Street does not permit through cycling, even though Hawthorn Street now has protected cycle lanes. Access for pedestrians only.

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