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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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Dropped kerb needed to access this underused paved track.

This should be improved, with dropped kerbs.

Link to NCN route 51 - a dropped kerb would be helpful

Vision Park, Histon - barriers at the far end of this path are clearly meant to exclude cycles.

These barriers are clearly meant to block cycle access to Chivers Way and Vision Park, although the companies there have enough cycle parking.

[Image taken 12.5.21] St Leonard’s Place, York. Additional fallen signs from today: #168817 and links

[Image taken 12.5.21] Rougier Street, York. Fallen signs from today: #168817 and links

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. Some cyclists on wider and longer designs using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route (Trans Pennine Trail, NCN65 and local/utility destinations) across the racecourse cannot get through the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. This cycle-ped-wheelchair route is used by wider and longer designs including trikes, recumbents, sociables on loan or on trial from local cycle businesses such as Get Cycling www.get ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic - it is the black and white barrier in this image. See: #168847 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When open to motor traffic (as here) the black and white gate limits the gap to 96cm at its narrowest. It is also noticeably uphill to reach the cycle-ped-wheelchair route beyond. Mor ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The black and white gate limits the space (downhill in this direction) to a gap of 145cm, decreasing to 100cm and then 96cm. More images here today see: #168847 and links.

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When this (black and white) gate is open to road users it creates a chicane that funnels all users of the route (to/from the College, the Tesco on Tadcaster Road) and people on the Tr ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The barriers on this route (Trans PennineTrail, NCN65) are intimidating, tight and on a noticeable incline - downhill in this direction. More images here today see: #168847 and links. ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic. When open to motor vehicles it creates a third barrier for people using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route parallel to the raceco ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Wellington Row, York. Just round the corner from the works compound for Lendal Bridge replacement floodgates, two of the associated diversion signs have fallen over. The diversion for this work does not follow the desi ... [more]

With the cycle route on Cambridge Street in the background, still no provision for cycling to it from West Campbell Street.

[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Restrictions on movements through the car park with no obvious reason and no diversion signage. This impacts on people on cycles following the signs: #168739, #168740. Other images today: #1687 ... [more]

[Update: #168793.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Other view of this hazard see: #168741. Other images today: #168739 and links

[Update: See: #168795] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This hazard has been in situ for some time. There is a gap of approximately 184cm. For all users in both directions. There's also nothing to stop a driver parking on that ... [more]

[Update: #168788.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This fencing panel was still in situ on this key commuting/school/leisure/tourism/healthy route, etc. This obstruction is also a hazard. It hugely impacts on access to/from k ... [more]

No dropped kerb - wheelchairs cannot get from the car park to the Civil Engineering building (there's a gazebo on the footway to the left).

Why on earth are they so determined not to let people get through to the Civil Engineering building?

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The blue cycle route sign in the background on the right indicates the access to the less steep of the two slopes from/to Scarborough Bridge. The shared space here is just about adequate. Peopl ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. On the left is the access to/exit from the steeper of the two slopes from/to Scarborough Bridge. The camera is therefore beyond the conflict area and closer to the less steep slope. Images toda ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This pedestrian showed one desire line: he came down from Scarborough Bridge, stepped over the low fencing and set off across the car park. There are no diversion signs. Images today: #168694 a ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No access from the car park to this end of the shared use route closest to the less steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge. This point is beyond the congested/conflict zone at the access to/bas ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No exit possible on a cycle from the car park here. All images today: #168694 and links

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through the car park. No diversion. The steeper of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge is visible in the background, right. The shared use path is not wider at the base where peopl ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through. No diversion. All images today: #168694 and links

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 107cm is only just wider than this cycle with trailer with children inside. The other side of the barriers, there's a pedestrian 'queuing' to get through. I also believe the foot of the barrier ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This cyclist with child trailer is only just able to get through the 107cm gap. On this side, the foot of the fence panel is 25cm wider than the barrier. Further image this rig see: #168696. Al ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 107cm is the width of the access to the shared use route that links the station, schools, parts of the city on either side of the river, and used by... everyone including people with sight, phy ... [more]

The annoying barriers are still here, and there's no indication until you're around the bend that the cycle route turns right.

Dropped kerb needed.

Bizarre - no access through the hedge to this crossing.

Start of an impenetrable hedge which stretches a couple of hundred metres, including past a crossing.

I imagine will people will want to reach this new park across the guided busway.

Access to this new park is directly from the guided busway. How can that be safe? No dropped kerb, so no wheelchair/cycle access.

Absolutely no attempt to complete the 'strategic cycleway' and link to the Clay Farm Community Garden

Absolutely no attempt to complete the 'strategic cycleway' between these two parts of the Clay Farm development.

Maybe not terribly useful for cycling, but the path that crosses Buccleuch Street on its way from West Graham Street to Hill Street and Renfrew Street does not have dropped kerbs at either side. There are also some cycle parking stands l ... [more]

[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A typical social group approaching the narrow gap on the reopened route. See also: #168551, #168553. All images today: #168548 and links.

[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A fence panel limits width of newly reopened route. See also: #168552, #168553, #168580. All images today: #168548 and links.

[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The fence panel restricts the width of the reopened route and is a hazard. See also: #168551, #168552, #168553. All images relating to the reopened route see: #168548 and links.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. This street seems quiet. In fact there is continual pickup and deliveries from/for the businesses nearby. The advisory contraflow cycle lane is busy including by people using the cycle parking. Further ... [more]

It must be a cycle path if it has a barrier across it. Ah, but it leads to a pedestrian crossing, not a toucan crossing, and the path on the other side does not align with the crossing. I noticed while waiting that a number of vehicles w ... [more]

The Devil's Gulch section of NCN route 81 has been closed due to rockfalls since November 2018! Discussions are continuing about the means and costs of repairing it....

Access to office development, Trumpington - this needs to be kept clear (cones to stop people driving through are not enough)

Access to office development, Trumpington - this needs to be kept clear.

A cut-through to the station car park would be useful here.

Fire Path on Howth Drive at Bearsden Road. Not especially useful for cycling, other than for residents perhaps, but council policy is to exempt cycling from such closures.

Large segregated path with bypassed metal chicane

This would be a useful modal filter if there was a dropped kerb.

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Avoidable congestion. Avoidable hazards. Avoidable conflict. If the gap in: #167998 were open and drivers prevented from parking in front of it. See also today: #167998 and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. After the driver that was parked here moved, I replaced the cones to try to keep the route free for people heading to the river and walks, and the station, etc, via Scarborough Bridge. See also ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This was the only way through the cars to the slope – see links below. When I arrived it had a car parked in it. When the driver left I saw there were cones that had been moved out of the way. ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The only way through to the riverside walks and the less steep slope to/from the bridge is through the Tier scooter/e-bike bays. See also today: #167998 and links

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. City of York Council seem unaware of how many people pass through the car park to reach the riverside walks or Scarborough Bridge and the importance of providing gaps in the fencing to enable pe ... [more]

[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Seven people trying to squeeze through a small gap avoiding a hire bike. Fortunately, the bays were empty apart from one cycle. See also today: #167998, and links

Parking restrictions are needed at this modal filter.

A shame the dropped kerb isn't aligned with the cut-through

There really should be a link from the B1382 to this isolated new development

Surely it would be sensible to put in a proper connection?

Absurd gap in the footway - pedestrians and cyclists clearly carry on on the grass.

Toucan crossing and pointless barriers - with a huge space to avoid them

Shared-use footway - dropped kerb needed

There could be a connection to NCN route 11 here, but there's a bit of a ditch in the way. The new cycle bridge by the Ely Southern Bypass has been built to be as isolated as possible from the surrounding area.

This infrastructure which was awful when it went in is looking distinctly dated 30+ years on.

The access from Kinnell Avenue to the next part of the Paisley to Glasgow Cycle Route basically doesn't exist.

A Fire Path with no provision for cycling separating Potterhill Road and Linthaugh Road, and looking along Bonnyholm Avenue with NCN7 and NCN75 in the distance. The council's Active Travel directional signage can be seen on the far side of ... [more]

Car stopped in the junction to use the phone, as far as I could tell....

[Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Cyclist turning into it round the blind corner from Wigginton Road. Motorcyclist in the ASL. See other views of this bollard from today: #167954 and links

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. This bollard obstructs access to/from the cycle racks. Is it intended to serve a useful purpose? Or is it simply clutter? See also: #167924. For other images of these racks taken to ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Two users each wider than an unencumbered, unaccompanied pedestrian would be. See how close they keep to the wall on the right. But this won't protect them from people t ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Even this close to the new bollard (an obstruction, it seems to me) the corner is still blind for pedestrians in both directions and cyclists turning in. Conflict! Cong ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York. Approach from Wigginton Road close to the Co-op. This is a blind bend for pedestrians and cyclists turning in to Bridge Lane. And for people on foot coming out. Will peop ... [more]

Path from the Coton M11 bridge to the West Cambridge site - dropped kerb needed

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. This driver is blocking the gap in the fencing that permits permeability to the very many pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair, etc. It was created in response to the siting here of the Tier scoot ... [more]

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. This is a very well used route. It leads (among other destinations) to/from Scarborough Bridge, the river and walks, and to/from York train station and beyond. See: #167755 and links. Other blo ... [more]

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. Only agile pedestrians who can walk unaided can get through the gap. See: #167755 and links.

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. See: #167755 and links.

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. See: #167755 and links.

[Image taken 25.4.21] Marygate car park, York. The problems of access, safe passage through, signage (lack of) continue. Yet for half of 2020 this was the poster image of a response to the need for social distancing for covid-19 and, as a r ... [more]

A big white van KY60 HJV is squatting on the busy footway between the Cambridge Retail Park and the Beehive Centre. Untaxed uninsured and a persistent problem here. Anything you can do to shift it @CambridgeCops ? https://t.co/kEwfPLOUWO

Path often blocked by parked cars

Path often blocked by parked cars.

Start of shared-use path from Leiston to Sizewell - but there's no dropped kerb!

Stupid barriers on the A1307 cycleway

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor, York. The width of this shared use path is woefully inadequate: 135cm at its widest, 85cm at its narrowest. It is also unattractive looking - it's not obvious what protection it offers for ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor, York. An example of a York Barrier. Not something a city should want to have named after it. They are physical and psychological barriers to very many people on cycles. They therefore also ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor, York. A York Barrier. Compare this with the width of the access for people on cycles and on foot over Clifton Moor Gate at the other end: #167361. Other image from today: #167734 For other ... [more]

Flytipping on Tannock Street.

Stepped route out of Welwyn Garden City station - there really is no good route for wheelchairs

Side access to Welwyn Garden City - this route is blocked by steps as well.

Barriers to the left; ahead is no longer shared-use but it should be

There's a ramp from Welwyn Garden City station to the upper level of the shopping centre, where lifts are not obvious and in any case are closed from 19.15 - that's right, arrive here in a wheelchair in the evening and you will be stuck on ... [more]

Cut-through in Welwyn Garden City - dropped kerb needed, for wheelchairs and everyone else

Modal filter in Welwyn Garden City - parking restriction required.

Modal filter in Welwyn Garden City, but that's a vicious upstand.

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