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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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A good example of how useless barriers like this are. Everyone just skirts around it. How much did this barrier cost, and who paid for it?

A problem many will be familiar with - overgrowth blocking the light from a streetlight. These things are often forgotten about by councils because they don't really affect motorists, but dark paths at night is a serious safety concern for ... [more]

This bridge could be part of the generally ok cycle routes in this area, but it needs a more gradual slope so the steps can be deleted. This is also a barrier to disabled travel.

Manchester Wythenshawe twitter.com/Samvironment/status/1148339368509288450 . One wonders why all that money was spent on creating a level crossing and not allowing it to be used . Cyclists will ride on pavement after using dropped kerbs to ... [more]

Manchester Wythenshawe https://twitter.com/Samvironment/status/1148339368509288450 . One wonders why all that money was spent on creating a level crossing and not allowing it to be used . Cyclists will ride on pavement after using dropped ... [more]

Awful Anti-Bicycle Obstruction under the South Wales Railway on Alney Island, Gloucester. A Mental Metal Contraption to stop Bicycles on the National Cycleway Network. It locks people out with Dutch Bicycles, Tandems, Wide Handlebars, lik ... [more]

Despite being a signed cycle route between i3 and Irvine station (which also connects NCN73 and NCN7 although this is not mentioned on the signs), there is no dropped kerb at the end of the path to the Fullarton Street zebra crossing.

A kerb across the path into Fairweather Park from Greenlaw Road.

Access onto canal towpath is blocked now due to overgrown vegetation. This was left as a promised legacy from the path improvements scheme . The path was left as an alternative to a more expensive but more direct access from the Watersmeet ... [more]

Barrier too narrow for my handlebars. That is the Lands End to John O'Groats map on my map holder.

Same as it ever was https://t.co/IgLR8AuVQL

Barriers too close and no drop kerb. Worn grass shows desire line. A bit of a shame but ramp is still useful to link Rigby Street to Rigby Crescent and avoid traffic on Shettleston Road.

A frame not wide enough! please replace with bollards.

This is only really a useable path for people on mountain bikes but at least it's now accessible (it used to be blocked off). This stick-out bit of fence seems pointless though.

It won't be long before the TPT here is completely invisible.

Wasted opportunity for a riverside link to the University of Northampton's Waterside Campus

Full-width barriers and no thought of cyclists at the University of Northampton's Waterside Campus

All options for a riverside route east from the Wathen Wigg bridge to the University of Northampton are blocked.

No disabled access here, just a locked gate and a very narrow A-Frame.

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.

Locked gate and horse access only

No cycle access, No disabled access. Access for rangers vehicles (locked). Horse traps and pedestrian access. How unsatisfactory is that for a gate on a cycleway.

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

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

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

Cycle lane obstruction

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]

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.

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

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.

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]

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.

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]

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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]

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]

Nice to have a link through but I had to dismount.

This small gate is all that stops people accessing a potential very quiet route from the A580, through the cemetery to the A6, beyond which they can get onto the Linnyshaw Loopline.

Gap in cycle route, Trnava, Slovakia

Crossing and sudden end of new cycle route by the old city walls, Trnava, Slovakia

It's difficult to use a cycle lane when blocked by a huge truck. The crew was apparently cleaning drains, but had no answer when I asked them why they chose to block the cycleway and not park on the road (which has space to overtake).

Unusual - cars blocking the cycle lane in an effort to turn right a fraction sooner.

Truck on cycleway, Bratislava

As part of the National Cycle Network route 422 development, Bracknell have decided to forbid cycling on the proposed route.

Pedestrians and cyclists have to use the busy road along the Danube - a crossing to the excellent riverside route is needed.

Didsbury Manchester Corrections @BBCNWT - road space NOT parking space; Vehicle tax NOT road tax https://twitter.com/DJLewisUK/status/1093222881448873984 LAs can do something to stop pavement parking @livingstreets @MayorofGM @DJLewisUK @R ... [more]

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