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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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No dropped kerb to join the Colleges Cycle Route at Scott Street.

Cycle contraflow (blocked by a car)

I have no idea what this is supposed to do.

[Image taken 26.2.21] Cyclists dismount sign on Micklegate, York looking towards Micklegate Bar. See also: #164313, #164583, #164584, #164585, #164587

[Image taken 26.2.21] Blossom Street, York looking towards Micklegate Bar shows a route through. On the other side however is a Cyclists Dismount & Use Footway Sign. See also: #164313, #164583, #164584, #164586, #164587

This looked like a way for cyclists to bypass the roundabout - but no.

Quite a trench between road and cycle parking.

The Fire Path at Queensborough Gardens doesn't facilitate legal through cycle access.

A shopper is forced to walk the narrow gap between this van and a high hedge. This is the main link for pedestrians between the Retail Park and the Beehive Centre. It is also a shared use cycle route leading to the toucan crossing. Ju ... [more]

Always a big puddle here, could do with a better surface as after heavy rain it's hard to get around it as it fills the lane

Access controls installed summer 2020, possibly to deter the local motorbiker which uses the cut through. The motorbiker is now observed going up the bank at the side.

Gate on TPT connection trail at Arkwright, surely this could be removed /improved

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20. (als ... [more]

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Swavesey (and also at Bar Hill) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

Transport England built a good bridge for Non-Motorised Users at Bar Hill (and also at Swavesey) which was fine for half a year, until a 'safety' audit led to barriers being installed, in contravention of the government's LTN 1/20.

An utterly pointless piece of fence that forces everyone through a narrow gap, in the middle of a global pandemic. How stupid is this?

Another stupid, pointless obstruction on a brand new path. Why is this low barrier necessary, when bollards will do the same job?

Flooding due to recent storm

The blocked-off ramp down to the tunnel beneath the main road.

Blocked off entrance to the tunnel beneath the main road.

I mean seriously - this telephone cabinet is beyond ridiculous. https://t.co/5WiOD408D3

Cargo bike finally met its nemesis on @MertonCycling patch. This at the end of an alleyway half a mile long, no "no cycling" signage, and it's too narrow to turn an 8'6 bike around. Reversing up on foot it is 😡 https://t.co/fOgKLWAQqO ... [more]

Today's nomination for worst bit of cycling infrastructure goes to @BuryCouncil for this little gem.. https://t.co/t8xh81Q62K

Bollards removed & thrown into the planting at Frampton Park Road \ Loddidges Road @jonburkeUK @hackneycouncil 😔 Could you send someone to fix? https://t.co/b8Rpalq9hX

A little bit of encroachment onto the shared use footway by the drivers of these temporarily stored motor vehicles. Not as bad as it looked from a distance-but do slow down in case those doors get flung open.

Narrow, overgrown, muddy path with bad signposting and a barrier that would restrict non-standard cycles. Path is only a hundred metres or so but this isn’t clear on entry and forward visibility is very poor.

£££ spend on bridge maintenance New paint ✅ Fresh tarmac ✅ Removal of discriminatory barriers 🛑 We can do better than this @SalfordCCHelp. https://t.co/0zSCwmdJKg

A short link here would give a better route from Newnham and Grantchester to Trumpington Meadows and Waitrose

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. This disabled driver blocked the cycle route with the vehicle. The open driver door is preventing a pedestrian from passing. The driver said they thought it was disabled parking. They ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. All ages visit and use the cycle route around the perimeter of the site. In the background is a young boy cycling on the route but towards a) crash barriers, then b) a santa ensemble, ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. Minster Lions fundraising vehicles block the cycle route. This may be one of the vehicles the driver in #157147 gave for believing the cycle track is actually disabled parking. See al ... [more]

Fundraising vehicles block cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149 ... [more]

Still no end to antisocial car parking on Mill Road. I think the pop-up barriers have been shrunk a bit?

No permeability - dropped kerb needed (not just for cyclists) - but see #157138, just south.

90cm gap between bollards on the Trumpington 'strategic cycleway'

Surely the gate can be opened up on the route from Histon Road to Darwin Green?

Surely the gate can be opened up on the route from Darwin Green to Histon Road?

Dropped kerb needed to the improved route to Histon Road

Monks Cross additional parking issues... At this location on this and each previous visit there has been at least one motor vehicle encroaching into the already narrow cycle lane. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #1566 ... [more]

Six months on, the path closed/deviation signs are still up - and dropped kerbs are needed here.

Two trolleys left on the perimeter cycle route. The black basket was there on a previous visit - five days before. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846

Selfish motorist blocking a badly built dropped kerb (25mm upstand) on the Trumpington 'strategic cycleway'

What bright spark thought it would be remotely sensible to force cyclists to perform a tight swerve on a narrow tow-path, inches away from the edge of the canal.

A big flight of steps on the path from Hawthorn Street to Cowlairs Road, parallel to the Springburn Expressway.

Diversion signage for the Stockingfield canal path closure at Wyndford Drive. Still no dropped kerb for the path to Contin Place.

Does anyone understand the point of this? It makes it slightly harder for cars to turn left (not currently allowed) but forces cyclists (who can turn left) to move right into a narrow traffic lane. A coned-off cycle lane would be good, if i ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park 1.12.20. The crash barrier in the background was end on when I approached and had fallen. It was hard to see. I moved it to be upright and hopefully a bit more visible to people cycling on this dedicated route. I cou ... [more]

Dutch-style cycleway, Arbury Road - but shouldn't there be a cycleable connection to the community centre rather than barriers to the left?

New (2020) A-frame barrier on RCR11 just beside Monkton Lane in Jarrow

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. On 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme bay appeared. The bays blocked access to/from the gap in th ... [more]

I know this is temporary, but I think more effort could be made to tidy up this transition between the South City Way cycle track and the road at the north end of Pollokshaws Road.

Traffic cones and an e-scooter bay have just appeared to block this access to the new cycle ramps to the Scarborough Bridge in York.

Really impressed someone has managed to make this section of road more dangerous for cyclists. Didn't think that was possible #allhailthecar https://t.co/LSq0JouDEa

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Milton Keynes’ redway system, but very disappointed to see punitive chicanes here.

Completely useless barrier that is a royal pain in the arse if you're pulling a trailer.

Stream flooding road between Binsted Road and Mill Court Lane

Stream flooding road between Binsted Road and Mill Court Lane

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track, and drainage still a problem too.

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track.

Contraflow lane blocked by roadworks, Marburg

Steps to the riverside route, Marburg

Steps to the riverside route, Marburg

Gate used which makes cycle access awkward

Chicane

It may not be finished, but a dropped kerb at Panmure Gate would be nice. The path now leads to the Claypit Local Nature Reserve.

Barrier on the route to the cathedral, Brandenburg

Route sign directs cyclists across a level crossing with awkward kissing gates either side #153284 , dismount, then walk across a pedestrian only bridge rather than ride a short stretch of carriageway. And just in case folk might think this ... [more]

Kissing gates on either side of the level crossing. Awkward at the best of times, but completely bonkers if a group of cyclists is trying to get clear the railway when the red light starts flashing and have to slowly negotiate the gate one ... [more]

Stepped access to the Trabener Steg bridge, Westkreuz, Berlin.

Stepped access from the bridge to the riverside route, Charlottenburg park, Berlin

Stepped access to the riverside cycle route, Charlottenburg, Berlin

Stepped access from the bridge from Charlottenburg park to Jungfernheide station, Berlin

Very poor pedestrian connectivity between Wootton Road, library and shops. No clear path for pedestrians through this area. Suggest removing kerbs and creating shared space that feels that priority is given to pedestrians not cars and that ... [more]

It's not just in Britain that drivers have a strange obsession with blocking the footway as well as, or instead of, the road.

The Ventimiglia foot/cycle bridge was washed away by Storm Alex in October 2020.

Road closure, Aarhus - without any provision for crossing the road to the traffic-free bridge beyond..

An abandoned section of street in Craigton at Barfillan Drive. This could be reworked into a cycle link connecting to the underpass through to Craigton Road and the Asda supermarket.

A Fire Path on Carsaig Drive, with no provision for cycling through (cycle access through road closures being Glasgow City Council policy).

The path through Craigton, from Drymen Street to Barfillan Drive, interrupted by a Fire Path on Carsaig Drive. No dropped kerbs for crossing the road. This path provides access to the M8 underpass through to Craigton Road and the Asda super ... [more]

A Fire Path in Drymen Street, with no provision for cycling through (although just about physically possible with a standard bicycle).

Morven Street is a 'No Through Road except cycles' but has no access from the westbound side of Paisley Road West.

Vegetation encroaching onto path near Gower Street, and evidence of people going across the grass instead.

Signage to cycle path obscured

Only a stepped link between these rail trails on the edge of Grindsted

Unnecessary barriers on a cycleway

The cycle crossings in this area are poorly maintained. This one doesn't drain properly, there's a big pile of mud which is a potential slip hazard for cyclists turning right.

Bridge to the waterfront cycleway, Hamburg, that's useless to cyclists.

Stepped bridge, Hamburg

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only in Dunard Street.

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only in Raglan Street.

There's a bit of a detour to the right to avoid these steps.

Line of desire path - time to build a proper link.

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