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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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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.

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

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 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. ... [more]

One for @cyclestreets a brand new barrier on NCN 7 in Washington. This followup tweet reports that Sustrans are aware and taking action:

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: 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 LAs can do something to stop pavement parking @livingstreets @MayorofGM @DJLewisUK @R ... [more]

Cut-through to Monthope Road - shame about the barrier right across the dropped kerb!


Fairfield East Manchester a NEW cycle open filter is blocked by a van and car . The @placesforpeople van is also obstructing the pavement (not a place for people thanks to @placesforpeople ) . The google image shows the warning signs for th ... [more]

A useful underpass currently blocked, probably because the estate around Chain Bar Lane has been demolished.

Barriers like this really aren't necessary and tend to block these routes to disabled folk. There should be a bollard or two, nothing more.

There's no level access to the London-bound platform at Kingham (though it would be fairly easy to provide a link from the road) and no wheeling channel on the footbridge, let alone a lift.

Barriers on link to underpass, Daventry

Long Buckby station - no lift or even a wheeling channel.

I'm not normally one for ragging on my colleagues but this shiny new car park at Gloucester station is an active travel crime scene. True @bollocksinfra

Road closure - why are there no dropped kerbs?

Lamp post in the middle of the cycleway

Little Bollington Dunham Massey Footbridge crossing from Trafford to East Cheshire see also #83857 and #104220 . On a busy day this bridge has large queues as only one direction at a time is possible. This crossing is not fit for purpose a ... [more]

This gate needs to be replaced, preferably removed, so people can walk and cycle without obstruction.

Manchester in Trafford. Sale M33 . Even with a narrow footpath motors will drive and park on pavement and directly underneath a @irwellvalley CCTV camera as well. A pedestrian wheelchair dropped kerb obstructed as well.

Not again... key crossing blocked again for construction.

A lorry parking on the new cycle path on Lea Bridge Rd.

Car parking on pavement on Lea Bridge Rd, presenting a hazard to pedestrians who may be forced to use the cycle lane to get around it.

Van joins the car obstructing the new cycle path on Lea Bridge Rd

New cycle lane on Lea Bridge obstructed by parked car

When vehicles park outside our front door it makes it much harder to get the bikes in and out of our hallway.

As on the south side of the railway, barriers here encourage the growth of weeds that eventually make the path too narrow to be shared. The barriers should be removed, the overgrowth eliminated, and the path restored to the full width of t ... [more]

A barrier encourages the growth of weeds on this approach to a walking/cycling bridge over the railway. These should be removed and replaced with a simple, single bollard.

Zero maintenance here has caused the path to become completely overgrown.

An unreasonable layout here, probably due to the large gates. The path should be straight across, to avoid making these awkward turns.

I'm not sure why the path is laid out this way but why can't we just cycle in a straight line, rather than have to weave through these obstructions?

Pointless barrier on this former railway. The area is littered with rubbish like this.

Visit the new Krypton Factor studios in Dunham to find a series of fiendishly difficult barriers to cycling.

Path over brook, not great for cyclists or people that can't jump currently. Could do with a little bridge over it, then it create ideal access from Shuttlewood to Seymour/Woodthorpe/Staveley without having to use the busy roads.

Very good potential route between Winchester and Canterbury Roads.

Potential route across the railway bridge, between Higher and Railway Roads.

A poor quality exit from the bridge onto Railway Road. Should be a raised crossing with ped/cyclist priority. The current layout encourages collisions between pedestrians and cyclists.

Ridiculous obstructions that should be removed. The bollards should be replaced with something spaced further apart, so larger bicycles and tricycles can pass.

A potential route to Pennybridge Lane? Needs vegetation cutting back, barriers removing.

Potentially useful link (moreso for pedestrians I think) westwards.

Potential route through here, needs obstructions removing and surface treating. Potential for slight widening by taking some of the allotment land.

Potential for a good route here between Carrington and Woodsend, quiet streets.

Potential for a good route from Carrington to Woodsend, this section would benefit from extended footways either side (there is space for this) and a central cycleway straight through.

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