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Photo listing : obstructions

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A severe barrier on the path between Duncryne Place, Bishopbriggs and Ashgill Road, Glasgow.

Randomly placed bollards leading up to the main event.

Slow for a sodding gate post? Surely priority signs like those on the adjacent road would be more appropriate.

A barrier over the HArTT cycle path at Carron Road, and a diagonal crossing over to the next section of path.

Although the HArTT cycle path has been given a raised crossing (see #108674) and there is no road access across it, there are also no dropped kerbs to allow convenient access onto the cycle path for anyone living nearby. Some of the signs a ... [more]

An access ramp and a barrier (with a BMX style bypass) on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

A barrier at the Cumbernauld Road bridge and crossing on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but no asphalt for the bypass gap.

Anti-motorbike barrier

Series of chicanes down to subway level.

Four chicanes along this stretch which drops to the underpass level.

The barriers and bollards at this curious road layout seem over fussy.

Road closure with no cycle provison, Benitses, Corfu

Bollards at this pinch point where the road flyover meets the River Soar

Anti motorbike barrier

Anti motorcycling barriers on this narrow cycleway above the Great Central railway.

Fussy anti-motorcycling barriers that seem to annoy almost everyone.

Amazingly pointless and stupid barriers blocking access to a useful cycle route to Hollins Green. Who is this supposed to benefit?

While not a cycleway (oddly it ends a few metres east of this location), this hedge has been allowed to completely block the footway, which is about three paving slabs wide. Now, not even one paving slab can be walked on. Despite repeated ... [more]

Missing drop kerb/very high kerb makes cycleway totally inaccessible.

No drop kerb making cycleway to Greenlands totally inaccessible.

There is a conflict between horse riders and other path users as both a likely to use the unstepped gap . Far better to remove the A frame access There is little evidence that the horse stiles are being used at all .

Urmston access link to TPT near River Mersey . The gap between bollards is only 1.05 metres and the distance measured diagonally is less than 1.2 metres measured at right angles it's even less at 1.05 metres. The reflective strips on the bo ... [more]

This fencing has been obstructing the access to the Sighthill motorway foot and cycle bridge for some time, even though the bridge is for now still open. The fencing appears to be being used to create nothing more than a contractor's parkin ... [more]

@theenvtaskforce @TrothBen @aglasgowcyclist @jrothwell @CityWestminster @GlasgowCC @CycleInfraDay @GoBikeGlasgow @AnnaLangside @ChristyMearns @johned @magnatom Still the same https://t.co/gMBW79b7e7

A Frame at entrance to Gamesley Wood, next to a gate for Horses.

The only A frame on this stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail

Cycle lane obstruction

Chicane barriers are easily bypassed

Blockage preventing use of through route by those with protected characteristics or non-standard cycles. Distance between barriers is circa 1m.

These cycle barriers have just been installed at work. The path leads to the covered cycle parking. Is there a template letter or set of reasons why this shouldn’t be done? Can I get a @camcycle person to come talk to our facilities team ... [more]

Proposed barrier near Ruddington Lane tram stop

Proposed barrier near Compton Acres tram stop

Proposed location of staggered barriers

Road closure, Plovdiv (location uncertain) - could be improved for cycling

I'm not sure whether this was a road bridge that failed a structural test or whether it was built like this - in either case, there should be a proper cycleway.

Steps interrupting a road in the old town of Plovdiv

Lift, escalator and steps to the Golden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul - shame, it could have incorporated a good cycle bridge.

No idea why this needed to be closed off quite so thoroughly

The rail trail at Instow.

No bikes on the footpath. The Tarka Trail is a long distance footpath that is not always shared with bikes.

Road closure in Milton Keynes - no idea why it had to be blocked to cyclists too.

A newly designated cycle link between Green Lane and Gorsey Brow, with new barriers.

Tarka trail

A gate across half the path into the K-Woodlands.

A gate to get into the K-Woodlands, but with a bike-friendly opening lever.

A short flight of steps links Peel Park Place to the path to Hairmyres.

The gap to the side of the gate would be easier to use if all the other debris was removed. There's another gate up next to the golf course club house, but all is neat and tidy there.

The connection from Barr Terrace to NCN756 on West Mains Road is pedestrian only.

The way from the entrance to the cycle parking is blocked by a barrier, and the very narrow gap at the side is blocked by cones.

An entrance to the Calderglen Country Park, with steps.

Lots of steps on this path.

Alison Lea blocked to through traffic at Morrishall Road, with no allowance for cycling. Pedestrians only.

The widened footway on this side of Calderwood Road ends, but not before it has been obstructed by a control cabinet for the toucan crossing.

The original cycle track leads cyclists out onto the busy Whitemoss Road carriageway. But the footway has been made shared use, without a connection being made between the cycle track and the footway to allow transfer onto the shared footwa ... [more]

New cycle markings and site entrance on Churchill Avenue, complete with obstructive sign posts. Once this site is operational, it looks like cyclists will have to wait for drivers exiting the car park to move off the crossing. The 'Give ... [more]

Steps on the path between The Centre Roundabout underpass and Avondale Avenue. Avoid this path on a bike.

The only barriers I encountered on the Whitehills cycle route, and no signage to say whether the route goes straight ahead to the Queensway underpass or turns right along Strathcona Place towards the Murray Roundabout.

Barriers across the path at Curlew Drive, the Crosshouse Primary School access road.

Barriers across the path at Mallard Crescent, and no dropped kerb.

Barriers at Burnside View raised crossing. Hardly a busy main road!

Barriers at the junction of two paths.

Barriers on the paths either side of Newlandsmuir Road. Quite why East Kilbride's cycle route 1 doesn't go straight across and along the path ahead right through to Lonsdale Gait (avoiding the Greenhills Road roundabout) I don't know.

No access this way to Cooper's End Road and the cycle route out of Stansted Airport, unless you go through a car park and get across a dual carriageway and around a major roundabout (it works slightly better in the other direction).

Utterly disgusting, typical @CambsCC car-supremacy. Big wide road for motorists to drive at high speed, next to crumbling path with obnoxious and illegal exclusionary barriers for people walking and cycling. A1301 Hinxton. https://t.co/p7kO ... [more]

School Lane, Barton - gated link from Burwash Manor to Barton church and village

One for @cyclestreets a brand new barrier on NCN 7 in Washington. https://t.co/bYvvqNfKFD This followup tweet reports that Sustrans are aware and taking action: https://twitter.com/gazza_d/status/1113425932021374977

Cycle track doubles as a handy sign storage area

Nice anti-parking device

Lorry parked in Cycle Superhighway

There is an unmarked speed hump either side of the Cleveden Road bridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, which are quite hard to spot if you don't know they are there.

A connection between Netherton Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal, with damaged sign, mud, and a chicane barrier.

I'm sure a better entrance to this path could be built at Knightscliffe Avenue. The plot to the left was only recently rebuilt.

'Keep Clear' but no clear cycle access to the crossings at the Dumbarton Road/Mountblow Road junction. Farm Road off to the right leads to the Forth & Clyde Canal, although Dumbarton Road ahead is the most direct route to the town centre.

Only pedestrian access from Old Dalnottar Road to Dumbarton Road, and even that is via a pedestrian crossing off to the left at #107094.

The barrier at The Saltings car park.

Another barrier blocking the end of a bridge in The Saltings nature reserve. So I'll give this path a miss too.

A barrier on a footbridge at The Saltings nature reserve. But easily avoided by taking a different route.

A barrier across the path between Donald's Quay and The Saltings. It's always worth checking whether the gate is locked or not. At this point, the path is running along the formation of a former railway line.

The sign says 'No Motor Vehicles' but no provision for cycling through this road closure on Braidfield Road to connect with the Kilbowie Roundabout cycleway.

A gate across Monymusk Place, on the Drumchapel Way and Garscadden Way. The Garscadden Wood path starts on the right a short distance beyond the gate.

The path across to the Garscadden Way blocked by fallen branches, but will anyone notice there's a path to be blocked?

Steps from Ramillies St to Oxford St

Vehicle parked overhanging the cycle parking buildout (which has lost its protective bollard) - making it harder for us to wheel our bikes in and out of the house.

Bollard damaged and lying in a nearby bush. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00311822 Reference: 00311822 Update: a week later I notice it had been repaired with gaffer tape, see #107112. But also on ... [more]

Barriers at the start of the shared-use path beside the railway west from Dundee station

Cycleway ends and reverts to a footpath here.

Well done, Sustrans - a barrier across NCN route 1 without any hint of a route marker.

Tesco probably paid for this bridge but didn't want to sacrifice the space for a ramp.

Wheeling channel - but there was plenty of space to put in ramps for wheelchairs and buggies as well as bikes

New steps and bridge to Tesco Extra with level access at this end but only steps or a lift at the other end.

Barriers on cycle route parallel to the railway to Dundee station

New steps down to Tesco Extra, Dundee - there's plenty of room for ramps, but no, anyone with a wheelchair, buggie or bike has to go the long way round.

Wheeling channel on footbridge, the Lade route, Perth

Footbridge on the The Lade cycle route, Perth

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

A barrier at the entrance to The Saltings local nature reserve from the car park. There is another barrier further along the path, between The Saltings and Donald's Quay.

horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities

Horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities. Even more horribly, this is right next to the Woolgrove school, for special needs, thus ensuring that the ... [more]

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