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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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Not a promising look for the Sighthill "cycling village". A toucan crossing with not even a bike's length between the kerb and the fence at the back of the footway.

[Image taken 29.7.21] Tanner Row, York. Tier e-cycles and e-scooters continue to block access to the information totem and the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands. There were three scooters and two cycles parked outside the relocated bays. All ... [more]

[Image taken 27.7.21] Marygate car park, York. (Note: no streetview at this location.) The only exit/entrance between the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair link passing it is blocked. The route through the car park is also used by peopl ... [more]

The crossings on Old Dumbarton Road still do not have raised carriageways, so continue to hinder cycling across. However, the cycleway is still blocked further along.

Narrow and gated footpath also quite overgrown with briars and nettles

[Image taken 25.7.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. This is the 'accessible' entry to/exit from Bootham Stray. This is a short, rural, quiet, flat, well surfaced greenway. It is a critical link between New Earswick (Haxby/Huntington) and Y ... [more]

Full width dark speed hump.

Dropped kerb needed to open up a route from Bath station

The West Street access point to the Forth & Clyde Canal could use a dropped kerb.

[Image taken 22.7.21] Marygate car park. (No streetview at this location.) Behind this one of the two original barricades (see: #169993) the gap in the fencing has been replaced. Therefore there is now just one entry/exit on this side. The ... [more]

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. See context in: #172391.

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. View from the cycle contraflow from Leeman Road partly obscured by the temporary infra put in the aid cyclists’ safety – the signs warning of the crossing and the light intended to hold road u ... [more]

[Image taken 18.7.21] The Avenue, Starbeck, North Yorkshire. This driver has blocked access to the fabulous Nidderdale Greenway ( All images today see: #172294

Permeability, of a sort - there's a link from the new housing development but only to the pedestrian route. There should be a gap in the barrier to the cycle route.

[Image taken 15.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] See context: #172061 and links.

Shouldn't there be fines for drivers of cars which are too wide for their parking spaces?

[Image taken 11.7.21] Leeman Road, York cycle contraflow. Cone obstructing the pavement. This is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bridge. It is also the signposted route for wheelchair use ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This frond is now 120cm wide – thus reducing the width of the cycle-ped-wheelchair route to 200cm. It is also just 120cm tall. Uncontrolled growth is ... [more]

[Additional images: #172061 and #172063.] [Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Between the end of the car just visible on the left and the foliage is an exit/entrance for cyclists-peds-whee ... [more]

It would be easy to remove the barriers and make this fit for cycling.

Road closure with no proper provision for cycling.

Road closure with no proper provision for cycling.

Unnecessary barrier on this link from Burford Way to the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve, Hitchin

Unnecessary obstructions at the start of the route through the Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve, Hitchin

Barriers across cycle path at either end of new bridge

Despite the provision of a sign proudly pointing this way, there is still no dropped kerb to allow cyclists proper smooth access onto the carriageway of Springburn Way from the toucan crossing across Atlas Road. Not pictured, but while I ... [more]

Overlapping barriers making it difficult to cycle into the park from the now shared-use footway.

No dropped kerb for access to the bridge across the railway and M80 motorway, connecting Robroyston Road to Winifred Street and the other half of Robroyston Road.

No dropped kerb at western access to motorway bridge in Winifred Street.

The path between Balmore Road and Aultbea Street is poor enough without this narrow barrier. The surface of the direct path to Castlebay Street, off to the right, is even poorer.

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The badly parked hire scooters and cycles - see: #171438 prevented this cargo cycle rider from using the racks. The knock-on effect was more clutter, more hazards and an even less attractive space. Oth ... [more]

[Update see: #172110, #172114] [Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The Tier hire e-scooters and e-bikes were blocking access to both sides of the information totem. They were blocking access to the cycle parking from the paved area - dir ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.21] Marygate carpark, York. A car park needs exits for the people who have arrived in a motor vehicle and have got out of it to do whatever it was they came to the car park to do. Exits/entrances need to be visible. They ne ... [more]

[Image taken 4.7.21] Marygate car park, York. Since the bam Nuttall hoardings/compound for works at Marygate/Museum Gardens (see: #169467) went up in May 2021, there’s only one pedestrian entrance/exit on this side of the car park and… ... [more]

New cycleway now in use, supposedly.

[Update: see #171910 - from 12.7.21] [Update: On 7.7.21 at around 16.30 the gate was still as per the image.] (There was also another issue with access - see: #171490.) On 6.7.21 I visited with the new active travel officer. He said the gat ... [more]

Stupid cumbersome barrier that cannot be cycled with a trailer. This would be near impossible for a disabled person.

A grim and anti accessibility barrier

A random and awful barrier in the path.

An old but still awful A frame. Surface quite worn. Then straight over Old Durham road for The Angel Cycleway

Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Sign obstructing already very narrow pavement (plus a second one beyond the blue car). It is not doing its job. It is redundant. It is a hazard. See a ... [more]

[Image taken 28.6.21] Foss Islands Path entry/exit across Denning’s Yard access, York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) City of York Council/Sustrans installed these bollards in 2016 – confusingly at the time ... [more]

A very large and spacious children's playground does not allow cycles (ridden or walked). No account of cycles that are used as a mobility aid such as this one which could be classified as a pram. Incidentally there were plenty of diesel ge ... [more]

It got a lot more boggy & overgrown than this. Only passable with a MTB and if you're prepared to get very wet feet.

A proper WTF moment yesterday. These barriers have appeared on the Houlton shared pathway. Proper squeeze for me, God knows how a double buggy or wheelchair is supposed navigate… But yeah, gotta slow all those active travel users down ... [more]

A dropped kerb is still required at both ends of the path connecting the Clydebank Business Park and Singer Road.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. The growth at the base of this tree causes 'fluffy ankles'. The growth reduces the width of the already inadequate, non-complaint advisory cycle lane to ... [more]

[Update: The hedge was trimmed on 14.7.21] [Image taken 23.6.21] Field View junction with Tennyson Avenue, York. This uncut hedge means pedestrians, including neighbours with wheeled walkers, and some very young children, can't use the pav ... [more]

The path alongside Bellahouston Park and Mosspark Boulevard leads directly to the toucan crossing across Dumbreck Road to Fleurs Avenue, but there is no link across the grass to the new toucan crossing across Mosspark Boulevard to join the ... [more]

Fire Path in Balgonie Road, with no provision for through cycling. The sign has an unusual partial yellow background. Normally yellow backgrounds are used with a full border, to make the sign more conspicuous. No need for this nonsense! ... [more]

Fire Path in Balgonie Road, with no provision for through cycling.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Clunie Road onto Corkerhill Road.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Ladybank Drive into Corkerhill Road, but since the kerb is low on this side, it can be bumped. Council policy says road closures should exempt cycles from the closure.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Moness Drive onto Corkerhill Road.

The area around Crossloan Terrace and Harmony Square is permeable for pedestrians, but things could be made easier for cycling by installing a few dropped kerbs and connecting paths.

[Image taken 21.6.21] Monkgate, York. Cyclists must dismount but staff in cars (also patients/visitors in taxis) can drive into the site and park. And this is a health facility. Part of the NHS. The message given by the signs and the decisi ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Tanner's Moat junction with Rougier Street, York. The crossing is a key route to/from the city walls, they rail station, hotels. It is massively oversubscribed (see: #166024). The pedestrian in a green top and black tr ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 see: #170529] [Image taken 19.6.21] Crichton Avenue/Burton Stone Lane, York. Two barricades (marked CYC - City of York Council), a sign and a cone. Redundant. Unsightly. Obstructions. Potential hazards. And can be reused so ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Every year the critical active travel route for residents and visitors (it links schools, uni, the hospital, tourist accommodation, the river, and the rail station over Scarborough Bridge) is m ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap intended to be an exit/entrance remains unprotected so drivers continue to park in it. Other images today see: #170372 and links

No provision for cycling through the closure of Victoria Park Drive South at Westland Drive. A dropped kerb and toucan crossings at the junction signals would probably suffice.

The proper Mossland Road cycle route has a dropped kerb to cross to the entrance on the opposite side, but the newer cycleway on the opposite side does not have a dropped kerb to allow access to it.

More barriers at the foot of the ramp of the motorway footbridge, making 12 half-width panels to navigate around in total.

More barriers on the motorway footbridge.

More barriers on the motorway footbridge. Offsetting the stairs from the main span would have protected them from anyone inadvertently falling down them, if that's what these barriers are for.

The footbridge between Cockels Loan and Arkleston Road over the M8 motorway. The ramps have multiple barriers to slalom around. A desire line is developing in the grass from the north east.

Barriers on Inchinnan Road at the entrance to the riverside path, next to the bascule bridge.

Narrow barriers to negotiate at the end of the riverside path in Renfrew.

Barriers and signs at the start of the riverside path in Renfrew. It only reaches the riverside after the scrap yard.

[Image taken 14.6.21] Leeman Road junction with Station Avenue, York. Two fallen signs. Plus the push button device to activate the temporary toucan has been turned such that someone in this contraflow cycle lane cannot reach it. When I rep ... [more]

[Newer image - gap 65cm see: #170252] [Image taken 14.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Untrimmed growth reduces the available space and makes active travel a less inviting option. A child and an adult could not pass through here in protective ... [more]

Again I forgot to approach this gate on the footway, since there is no dropped kerb to assist with getting around it from the carriageway.

No direct cycle access from Claddens Street and Claddens Place to Balmore Road, just access for pedestrians.

[Image taken 13.6.21] Marygate car park, York. This driver was blocking the entrance/exit here. As I approached to take a photo a woman hopped over the fencing close to the hoardings as someone did yesterday (see: #170083). The exits are no ... [more]

When you don't want parked cars blocking the cycle lane, obviously you block it with cones....

When you don't want parked cars blocking the cycle lane, obviously you block it with cones....

Update: The crash barrier had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remains. [Image taken 12.6.21] Rougier Street, York. The crash barrier is on part of the diversion for wheelchair users and pedestrians during flood works. However the Environment Agen ... [more]

[Update 15.6.21. These had gone today.] [Image taken 12.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Cones not doing their job and therefore creating an obstruction and a hazard. This street is designated the diversion for people on cycles and wheelchairs while ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. With no obvious entrance/exit and the nearest 'sometimes' gap blocked (see: #170083) this chap with child stepped over. Not everyone can. And people with kit (cycles, pushchairs, or wheelchairs ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap between the car park and the route to/from Bootham and schools in one direction and Scarborough Bridge/rail station in the other was blocked again. You can see someone climbing over the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. A very large vehicle parked here today. People of all ages and levels of fitness and infirmity get out of their vehicles here and change modes to reach their destination, and reverse this on th ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Entrance/exit between the Scarborough Bridge connector cycle-ped-wheelchair path and the car park is much reduced, and is not marked and not protected. Other issues here today: #170082, #170083 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Three cones, two signs. Not doing their jobs. Been here some weeks. Unsightly and possible hazards. Other images in York today: #170081, #170082, #170083, #170084 ... [more]

Dropped kerb needed

Dropped kerb needed between the Derwent Pencil Museum and the car park

There are a couple of road closures in Haltwhistle that have no provision for cyclists - a pair of dropped kerbs is all that's needed.

An utterly pointless series of barriers rendered useless by the desire line to the left. Stop installing this rubbish. If antisocial motorcycle use is an issue, that is for the police to deal with. And if the police don't have the reso ... [more]

Cyclists have to get through two gates to reach the cycle parking at The Sill visitor centre

This is a brand new roundabout by the traffic-free old bridge at Haydon Bridge - couldn't they have removed the barriers to open it up for cycling?

No provision for cycling through the road closure on Albert Drive.

No provision for cycling through the road closure in Aytoun Road.

The path from the allotments (see #170043) reaches the playing fields car park via this gate. The kerb could be lowered to make it more accessible.

The footbridge connecting the two parts of Beech Avenue across the M8 motorway, and part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route. The footbridge ramps have a single step at each side of the bridge.

The footbridge connecting the two parts of Beech Avenue across the M8 motorway, and part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route. The footbridge ramps have a single step at each side of the bridge.

Fire Path at Skene Road. There is no dropped kerb on the Paisley Road West side.

[Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. Gap now closed up again. It's a long walk round the car park perimeter. It also feels unnerving due to the hoardings and the 'watch tower'. It's pretty dark in places now (almost mid- ... [more]

[Update see: #169877] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. With sun forecast for the week, the car park was already busy at 10.30. Getting out of it is not straightforward. 66cm is insufficient to push a single buggy str ... [more]

[Update see: #169877] [Image taken 1.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Half term. In the time it took me to measure the gap and chalk 66cm on both sides of it, two unconnected families arrived to use it. Neither could pass through easily, soci ... [more]

[Updated image see: #169841 and links - users] [Image taken 31.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A bank holiday weekend - the first after lockdown restrictions were lifted, the first ahead of half term and... this exit/entrance has been barric ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 30.5.21] Station Avenue/Station Road, York at the city walls. Scaffolding further reduces the width of the pavement. For people moving through here after dark there's a further issue: ... [more]

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