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Bahnübergang für viele Fahrradanhänger, Lastenräder, behindertengerechte Fahrräder oder mehrspurige Fahrräder nicht passierbar

1. Is there enough room either side? Doesn't look like it. 2. This style of bollard looks too urban for this area. 3. Isn't there a better way to indicate that this path is shared use?

@WeAreCyclingUK I've been on NCN 4 https://t.co/21vQ85Org6

The Ridgway approaches Girton Corner.

A frame barrier across tarmac path serves no purpose whatsoever as it is easily bypassed by the rough path to the right.

Barriers at the pedestrian underpass beneath the Harrow Road

Carefully judged to not wholly block either the contraflow cycle lane or the footway.

A new route, already flooded by about 6 inches. Clearly the path is too low.

The new "anti-terror" barriers on Kings Parade. I can't help thinking that they were really motivated by a rather cynical desire to make life more awkward for people cycling through the town. The gap is far too narrow for two way cyclin ... [more]

The dropped kerb associated with the crossing from the NCN756 Mavor Avenue shared footway, necessary for southbound cyclists due to the blind bend at the Gateway junction, has been removed and replaced with a regular kerb.

The desire line seen in #113801 comes over the mound and onto the path seen to the right of this picture. If there is no special reason to retain the mound, it should be removed and a proper path provided as a through route from the East Ki ... [more]

Steps linking from Dunblane Drive onto the East Kilbride railway path. If there was the political will, there would be a ramp here.

An attempt at filtered permeability on Parkhall Street, but no provision for cycling through the road closure.

Very poor sightlines where the path from the ramp of the footbridge and from Lindores Drive meets the Queensway footway.

Lots of barriers on the southern side of the Queensway footbridge at Sudbury Crescent.

Footbridge across Queensway, linking Sudbury Crescent and Lindores Drive, and other local streets. But no dropped kerb at the base of the ramp.

Still no dropped kerb on Strathtay Avenue at the start of the Mossneuk cycle route.

No proper connecting path between the back of Hairmyres Hospital and Strathtay Avenue, even though this is the way to the nearest cycle route.

The railway footbridge from Tennant Avenue to Eaglesham Road (and towards Hairmyres Hospital) has steps at one end, and they look like they need replacing, so let's have a ramp instead.

The steps on the southwest side of the Queensway footbridge have been shut due to deteriorating concrete, leaving only the steps to the southeast for users. Perhaps it's time this footbridge was replaced.

Not only has the footbridge got steps and no ramp, but it is also in the way of the Queensway shared-use footway.

Is this the correct sign for a narrowing with barriers?

Carmunnock Road ends within sight of Stewartfield Way, and has the potential to connect with the East Kilbride path network and provide a cycle route to Glasgow.

No dropped kerb at this entrance to Maxwell Park. It would suit a raised crossing across to the station entrance opposite.

In a better world there would be a dropped kerb here and this would be a route around the back of the car park to Ruthin Gaol, not a dead end.

Unfortunately a lot of engineering would be required to fix this flooding. The road isn't normally like this but it should remain usable 24/7 to be a viable route.

Chicane on NCN668, Headingley, Leeds.

Horrendous punitive bollard on a cycle route, Headingley, Leeds.

Horrendous series of doubly punitive chicanes on a cycle route, Headingley, Leeds.

Bollards, Headingley, Leeds.

With the housing development now happening off of Bantaskin Street, it might be time to remove at least one of these barriers.

Barrier to cycling via this car park in Llangollen

Chicane

OCM/OSM show this as a road - but bikes can get past.

Watch your tyres! Kids are always hanging around under here, which explains the broken glass everywhere and litter all over the cutting.

In case you accidentally walk out into the road...

The wear on the left shows that many people choose to ignore this annoying chicane, which also serves as a point at which to mug users.

The contraflow cycle lane in Blythswood Street has been obstructed by a fallen over fence.

The barriers have been replaced with something less stupid, but it's unbelievable in this day and age that Sustrans, a walking and cycling charity, feel this is at all appropriate. WE DO NOT WANT BARRIERS TO ACTIVE TRAVEL.

I'll never understand how it came to be that bollards like this exist to protect people from drivers who mount pavements, but are installed in a way which takes space away from the people they are meant to protect. https://t.co/EBpR0BXePT

Saying Thank You for supporting the @camcycle campaign to remove the barriers at Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Lots of happy appreciative cyclists 😀 https://t.co/gvhOWyxmT6

Trolleys from @marksandspencer @bmstores @Quality_Save @LoveWilko and #farmfoods obstructing the busy path here. https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/new?longitude=-2.322799&latitude=53.425842 https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/1985688

Possibly the grandest chicane/filter/obstruction I've ever seen.

I know it's legal to park on the yellow line at weekends, but why is it taken for granted that this means blocking the footway to pedestrians, wheelchair users and people with buggies? Unacceptable.

This location is getting worse. The path is now inaccessible.

A sharp, steep lip now prevents you cycling from the bridge onto the sealed surface.

Welcome to the National Cycle Network. Please go away.

I thought these dreadful barriers were supposed to have been removed a few days ago? But at least they are now fitted with reflective tape.

The red truck is stopped in the mandatory cycle lane with hazard lights on and no sign of the driver - this is a notorious location for obstructions.

It's a little tricky but it's perfectly possible to cycle along this track to get to Heywood, and it's much more pleasant and scenic than the horrid roads. So why the pointless barrier?

Quietway 2, closed.

Sale Moor near Manchester Moor Nook Park (unnamed on Trafford map) on footpath the path is flooded more than 6" deep at 3 locations. The access to the playground is blocked because the flooding is on both sides of the access gate. Reported ... [more]

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with delivery vehicles stopping to carry goods through (thanks to Lucinda Price).

Cycling on the footway, as predicted, because the cycle gap in the new King's Parade security barrier can barely cope with traffic in one direction, let alone two (thanks to Lucinda Price).

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with a steady flow of cyclists through the single two-way gap (thanks to Lucinda Price).

Road closed with very restrictive barriers when motor traffic was diverted to a new development - pretty pointless, and I can't see anyone using it.

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with cycle markings and other signage in place (but they need to get rid of that white arrow to the right) - thanks to Lucinda Price.

I’m on King’s Parade in Cambridge again for the fourth day running as councillors have again said they are due to close the new anti-terror barrier today. The road is very busy with cyclists at the moment. https://t.co/rtB8bWUk2m

Local Highways Improvement completed (Jan 13, 2020): removal of exclusionary chicane barriers and replacement with safe, rubberised bollard. Ed: Related tweet: https://twitter.com/StephenEglen/status/1217094355841884161?s=20 Previous ... [more]

Counting cycle and motor traffic at the location of a new obstruction on the busway cycleway at the Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke's, Cambridge, UK. I am pictured using the four bank handheld counter which is shown at #112987.

A serious drainage problem exists here. The water when pictured was almost a foot deep.

Serious drainage problems exist on the TPT. The surface is in terrible condition, having not been maintained for years. It needs replacing with a sealed surface and someone needs to install proper drains that work. If this were a road ... [more]

Two sets of barriers make this useful route a difficult proposition. A better solution might be found here.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured a 1.2 metre gap here.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured this gap at 1.3metres.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

Tight chicane see #113028 [removed 6/2/20 www.facebook.com/CambridgeCyclingCampaign/photos/a.460407210671224/2988751731170080/?type=3&theater ]

Security barrier alongside Bath Abbey

Can you see the danger?

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers, narrowing the pavement on King's Parade.

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers on King's Parade. Narrowing the pavement and narrowing the space thousands of bike riders go through daily.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

How to stop the traffic - a new disabled parking bay opposite an existing loading area.

One month since I was attacked on the Grand Canal bike path. Today I walked to where it happened (at daytime, with many others around) for a reconciliation of sorts, and looks like we're back to "normal". The gate is locked, waiting for its ... [more]

@CamBioCampus @CUH_NHS @camcitco @CambsCC Do you know who is responsible for this, installed today? Several are going to cite it being anti disability, anti family. Hardly #beyondthebicycle. Looks very 1980s, hardly suitable cc:@camcyc ... [more]

The ludicrous barrier to the ramp onto the Fallowfield Loop. This discriminatory obstacle should be removed, immediately.

More pointless barriers.

A Fire Path closed to cycling on Wilton Street.

No cycle access from Bonawe Street onto Maryhill Road.

Whoever designed this does not cycle! The cycle lane being used as a car park goes is obstructed by a kerb at the toucan crossing over to Morrison's supermarket and retail park.

The footway of the A752 was supposed to be upgraded to be part of NCN route 755 south of Gartcosh, but this has still to happen. However, it is now part of the Seven Lochs Trail and still has obstructions like this boundary sign post.

The positions of the dropped kerbs at the Lochend Road crossing is poor, and could easily be rectified. Alternatively, a raised crossing could be installed, which would have the added benefit of slowing drivers coming down the hill into Eas ... [more]

An attempt to tidy the area up but flytipping hasn't been eradicated.

No dropped kerb at the turn from Auchinlea Road onto the Seven Lochs Trail. The footway is not shared-use. Given the busy traffic around the entrance to the Fort shopping centre, it may be worth considering upgrading this footway, but inclu ... [more]

I'm hoping this gate prompts the removal of the barrier beyond, but Bolton have a love for barriers of all kinds so I wouldn't be surprised if both remained. They are both completely unnecessary and stupid. Ed: also both are likely to b ... [more]

No dropped kerb to get directly from the retail park to the Saughs Avenue toucan crossing.

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

No crossing from the exit from Robroyston Park to the shared footway on the east side of Robroyston Park. The footway on the near side is not shared-use.

County (re)installed a new bollard in a dangerous location (around a blind corner) where its predecessor was removed a while ago.

Cyclist navigating past new bollard. Due to awkward arrangement of bollards (the sharp curve) most everyone winds up on the right-side of the bollard instead of the left, creating further conflict with people heading north.

...at the last second you may notice the new, dangerously-placed bollard behind the first one. (see https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112471/)

Coming down the Jane Coston Bridge on the south side you see one bollard.... (continues here: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112472/)

Automated delivery robot being displayed at the Science Museum. These create an obstruction for footway users.

Harlaxton signs amended to remove wording about retaining access

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