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Photo listing : obstructions

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Cycle contraflow (blocked by a car)

I have no idea what this is supposed to do.

[Image taken 26.2.21] Cyclists dismount sign on Micklegate, York looking towards Micklegate Bar. See also: #164313, #164583, #164584, #164585, #164587

[Image taken 26.2.21] Blossom Street, York looking towards Micklegate Bar shows a route through. On the other side however is a Cyclists Dismount & Use Footway Sign. See also: #164313, #164583, #164584, #164586, #164587

[Image taken 25.2.21] A flooded New Walk, York. See also #164487, #164488

[Image taken 25.2.21] New Walk is on the opposite bank of the River Ouse to Terry Avenue. It was originally suggested as a viable alternative to it for the duration of the Clementhorpe flood defence works. However, the all-weather surface i ... [more]

This looked like a way for cyclists to bypass the roundabout - but no.

New Panton Street LTN - could do with some plants in the planter.

Quite a trench between road and cycle parking.

If only my bars were 3 inches higher or lower, or 6 inches narrower, I could get through. As it is this cycleway isn't a way for cycles to go.

The Fire Path at Queensborough Gardens doesn't facilitate legal through cycle access.

A shopper is forced to walk the narrow gap between this van and a high hedge. This is the main link for pedestrians between the Retail Park and the Beehive Centre. It is also a shared use cycle route leading to the toucan crossing. Ju ... [more]

Always a big puddle here, could do with a better surface as after heavy rain it's hard to get around it as it fills the lane

Access controls installed summer 2020, possibly to deter the local motorbiker which uses the cut through. The motorbiker is now observed going up the bank at the side.

Footbridge over River Doe Lea. Leading towards Rylah Hill.

Gate on TPT connection trail at Arkwright, surely this could be removed /improved

Flooded path (cycles can pass) - this really should have been transformed into a modern cycleway before Eddington opened.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20. (als ... [more]

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

The new A1307 route and the bridleway to Madingley, which has been severed but still appears on maps as a dead-end.

An utterly pointless piece of fence that forces everyone through a narrow gap, in the middle of a global pandemic. How stupid is this?

Another stupid, pointless obstruction on a brand new path. Why is this low barrier necessary, when bollards will do the same job?

Flooding due to recent storm

The blocked-off ramp down to the tunnel beneath the main road.

Blocked off entrance to the tunnel beneath the main road.

Muddy link to the cycle route under the A30

Flooding that has caused temporary closure of the NCN11 at Cambridge Road, Stapleford near the old railway bridge. The closure is due to flooding and if it lasts a week is likely to cost the County Council more than fixing the problem pe ... [more]

Public footpath

Snakey Path blocked, but cleared a few days later at #161084

I mean seriously - this telephone cabinet is beyond ridiculous. https://t.co/5WiOD408D3

Cargo bike finally met its nemesis on @MertonCycling patch. This at the end of an alleyway half a mile long, no "no cycling" signage, and it's too narrow to turn an 8'6 bike around. Reversing up on foot it is 😡 https://t.co/fOgKLWAQqO ... [more]

This flyer from Petersfield Labour (probably around 2012) gives the history of the closure to through traffic.

Today's nomination for worst bit of cycling infrastructure goes to @BuryCouncil for this little gem.. https://t.co/t8xh81Q62K

Bollards removed & thrown into the planting at Frampton Park Road \ Loddidges Road @jonburkeUK @hackneycouncil 😔 Could you send someone to fix? https://t.co/b8Rpalq9hX

A little bit of encroachment onto the shared use footway by the drivers of these temporarily stored motor vehicles. Not as bad as it looked from a distance-but do slow down in case those doors get flung open.

Useful cut through temporarily closed, with explanatory note emphasising that it will re-open as soon as possible.

Access to protected cycle lane blocked by broken-down bus and recovery truck

Narrow, overgrown, muddy path with bad signposting and a barrier that would restrict non-standard cycles. Path is only a hundred metres or so but this isn’t clear on entry and forward visibility is very poor.

£££ spend on bridge maintenance New paint ✅ Fresh tarmac ✅ Removal of discriminatory barriers 🛑 We can do better than this @SalfordCCHelp. https://t.co/0zSCwmdJKg

A short link here would give a better route from Newnham and Grantchester to Trumpington Meadows and Waitrose

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. It represents around 70 parking spaces. It enables users of a key route (two schools, the hospital, York ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. This disabled driver blocked the cycle route with the vehicle. The open driver door is preventing a pedestrian from passing. The driver said they thought it was disabled parking. They ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. All ages visit and use the cycle route around the perimeter of the site. In the background is a young boy cycling on the route but towards a) crash barriers, then b) a santa ensemble, ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. The cycle route around the perimeter is also used by pedestrians. The crash barriers were in situ on previous visits with no obvious purpose. See also See also #156553, #156554, #15655 ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. Minster Lions fundraising vehicles block the cycle route. This may be one of the vehicles the driver in #157147 gave for believing the cycle track is actually disabled parking. See al ... [more]

Fundraising vehicles block cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149 ... [more]

Anti-wheelchair etc barriers (there's no need for cyclists to come this way).

Still no end to antisocial car parking on Mill Road. I think the pop-up barriers have been shrunk a bit?

No permeability - dropped kerb needed (not just for cyclists) - but see #157138, just south.

A pavement parked van is obstructing the path of a disabled man on a mobility scooter. We spoke to the driver and they finally shifted the van to give enough space, reluctantly, after several minutes of waiting. Lots of people were squee ... [more]

90cm gap between bollards on the Trumpington 'strategic cycleway'

There's a gap of just a few metres between this private cul-de-sac and the cycleway to Darwin Green - could this provide access for cargo bikes until proper access is built nearer Kings Hedges Road?

Surely the gate can be opened up on the route from Histon Road to Darwin Green?

Surely the gate can be opened up on the route from Darwin Green to Histon Road?

Who needs bollards? Telephone pole in middle of the improved route from Histon Road to Girton

Dropped kerb needed to the improved route to Histon Road

Monks Cross additional parking issues... At this location on this and each previous visit there has been at least one motor vehicle encroaching into the already narrow cycle lane. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #1566 ... [more]

Six months on, the path closed/deviation signs are still up - and dropped kerbs are needed here.

Two trolleys left on the perimeter cycle route. The black basket was there on a previous visit - five days before. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846

Selfish motorist blocking a badly built dropped kerb (25mm upstand) on the Trumpington 'strategic cycleway'

What bright spark thought it would be remotely sensible to force cyclists to perform a tight swerve on a narrow tow-path, inches away from the edge of the canal.

Monks Cross retail park is a family destination. The mother in this image had encountered cars parking in the cycle lanes on a visit earlier in the week. (As I had.) See also #156553

Monks Cross retail park 5.12.20. Cycle-specific infrastructure. Blocked by: (i) two crash barriers - with no obvious purpose (previously reported but not removed), (ii) a cone that seems to have no reason for being on the route, (ii) pedest ... [more]

This is the view from the other direction of the 'festive'/'seasonal' hazard in the cycle-specific infrastructure at Monks Cross retail park on 5.12.20. See also #156553, #156554, #156556, #156557

Monks Cross retail area has a two-way cycle route around much of the perimeter. On Saturday 5 December 2020 it was blocked by a vehicle with a Santa and music. The only option was to go onto the 'road'. See also #156554, #156555, #156556, # ... [more]

A big flight of steps on the path from Hawthorn Street to Cowlairs Road, parallel to the Springburn Expressway.

Diversion signage for the Stockingfield canal path closure at Wyndford Drive. Still no dropped kerb for the path to Contin Place.

Permeability could be improved here.

Does anyone understand the point of this? It makes it slightly harder for cars to turn left (not currently allowed) but forces cyclists (who can turn left) to move right into a narrow traffic lane. A coned-off cycle lane would be good, if i ... [more]

1.12.20 at Monks Cross retail park two cars parked on cycle lane that runs around much of the perimeter of the site. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626

Monks Cross retail park 1.12.20. The crash barrier in the background was end on when I approached and had fallen. It was hard to see. I moved it to be upright and hopefully a bit more visible to people cycling on this dedicated route. I cou ... [more]

Monks Cross retail centre the day before the second lockdown ended. Shops such as Boots and takeaways including Greggs were open. There were people on foot and on cycle. A small collection of 'seasonal' huts had appeared in one corner. I th ... [more]

Dutch-style cycleway, Arbury Road - but shouldn't there be a cycleable connection to the community centre rather than barriers to the left?

New (2020) A-frame barrier on RCR11 just beside Monkton Lane in Jarrow

Bollards with reflective strips replace the tight chicane barriers that were there before #84832

London Fields Low Traffic Neighbourhood. Good stuff for everyone. Photo by @jonburkeUK: https://twitter.com/jonburkeUK/status/1329149612402372612

Thanks to persistent work by a local campaigner, the obstruction (see #154442) has been eased by the removal of part of the barrier to the left.

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. On 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme bay appeared. The bays blocked access to/from the gap in th ... [more]

Luard Road

Luard Road

I know this is temporary, but I think more effort could be made to tidy up this transition between the South City Way cycle track and the road at the north end of Pollokshaws Road.

Traffic cones and an e-scooter bay have just appeared to block this access to the new cycle ramps to the Scarborough Bridge in York.

Really impressed someone has managed to make this section of road more dangerous for cyclists. Didn't think that was possible #allhailthecar https://t.co/LSq0JouDEa

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Completely useless barrier that is a royal pain in the arse if you're pulling a trailer.

Stream flooding road between Binsted Road and Mill Court Lane

Stream flooding road between Binsted Road and Mill Court Lane

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track, and drainage still a problem too.

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track.

Contraflow lane blocked by roadworks, Marburg

Steps to the riverside route, Marburg

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