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Photo listing : obstructions

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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

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

Trafford Stretford: Request ID:1532454 15/12/19 Overhanging on Kickety Brook path are obstructing the path at a dangerous eye level. At at least 3 locations to the East of the main A56. One of the branches has broken or is cut leaving a ve ... [more]

No dropped kerb at this entrance to the path alongside the canal in Thorne, only at the one a little further along at #112658.

An A-frame barrier on the canal path across from Thorne.

A traffic boom across NCN6, with a little gap at the side. Would rising bollards (or even a cheaper padlocked drop bollard) not be more appropriate, leaving more space for those on foot and bike?

Not just anti-cyclist but virtually anti-human.

Definitely not a cycle bridge, alas, in the port of Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

End of the road on the promenade of Nueva Palmira, Uruguay - it would be nice to have a dropped kerb here.

Access between Elder Park and Drive Road hindered by a railing, yet signed (in tiny writing) for cycling.

Road closures either end of an abandoned section of road in Craigton. It may suit formal conversion into a park, and there is already a small park the other side of Carsaig Drive.

A road closure with just a dropped (fallen) kerb at the side to enable cycle access. Needs formalised with a proper exemption.

Temporary road access to an industrial estate (created when its regular access was blocked by long-term utilities work) now blocked off.

The straight across access from the Berryknowes Road flats to Kingsland Drive (see also #112402) has been blocked off, including to cycles. The turning head is used for fly car parking.

Old barriers still blocking footbridge over White Cart, now part of the Cardonald Quietway.

A route sign on the Cardonald Quietway, and barriers on the bridge over the White Cart.

A Fire Path road closure without any provision for cycling, even though the road behind the camera leads to the National Cycle Network.

The fire path between Langlook Road and Crookston Road does not permit cycling, but could easily be modified to do so.

"No vehicular access to Langlook Road" Why not exempt cycles from this restriction?

Chicane barrier on path from Strathcarron Drive to Hurlet Road, even though there is pedestrian guard railing across the end preventing access to the road.

No easy way across Hurlet Road from Ben Nevis Road to the path to Strathcarron Drive.

An awkward piece of path at the entrance to the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. The combination of vertical and horizontal alignment, and the normally closed gate, make this tricky to cycle. It also doesn't seem to be easy for van driver ... [more]

A gate on NCN7 near the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. Sometimes it is open, sometimes it is shut.

A poor transition between one section of riverside path and another, which could be made much smoother to allow users to concentrate on not hitting the posts instead.

In addition to the obstructive railing and poorly positioned dropped kerb, the poorly placed signage has completely faded out.

No dropped kerb at the south side of the toucan crossing seen in #112196, for access to the crossing from a network of low-traffic back-streets.

Old road cut off when a roundabout was built alongside - it would have been good to maintain cycle access.

Now that the cabins are away and the street has returned to normal, it appears that nothing was done to improve cycle permeability. There is an off-centre dropped kerb, but the 'No Entry' signs prohibit cycle movements across the road closu ... [more]

For fucks sake, @CityofYork, we're a tourist city; you're meant to welcome people, not terrify them! St Helen's Square has always been a place of people gathering, this is just awful. https://t.co/oB5gSSYBlN

The gap is exactly 1.5 metres between the edge of the barrier and the base of the bollard.

Complete failure of design. Matte grey traffic pole set 0.85m into cycle path. No attempt to mitigate with retroreflectives. Invisible in dark/rain even with front lights when you are following left kerb towards bright station lights. Gave ... [more]

Bollards in the path on the approach to the connection to Courthill.

The path to Stockiemuir Road, and across to the Baljaffray estate, could easily be upgraded for cycling, along with the rest of the route from the Allander Centre.

How obvious does a cycle track have to be not to be blocked?

Entry to large nature reserve between the North Road and the A1(M) - foot paths only.

Barrier to contraflow cycling - which really should have allowed here.

No level access at Baldock station

Motoring filter that should be modified to allow easy passage of bicycles.

Short pedestrian area that could use a more appropriate design to allow cycling.

Around the Houses. There are Barriers Galore on this Shared Use Path. A very long and slow way to go around the Houses. These Barriers hinder everyone on Foot and Bicycle. They could be removed and replaced by tactile paving.

A serious lack of attention from the council has resulted in this useful path becoming hugely overgrown. It is almost at the point of being impassible.

barriers on the route through Truro College

Steps to Green Lane, Portreath

A tempting quiet lane to Portreath harbour, but there are a few steps at the far end.

Totally blocked by deliveries on both sides.

Dropped kerb needed

Obstruction in the contraflow cycle lane, NCN route 4

it's awkward negotiating around armco barrier

bollard - no lighting

no lighting for this bollard

Can't be good to feel like a mug for following official cycle route signs. This is part of the Wirral Circular trail in West Kirby. For me it's irritating, those with mobility issues or nonstandard cycles are simply excluded. We can do bett ... [more]

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