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Photo listing: obstructions (problem)

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Rail trail Wolverton to Newport Pagnell.

A severe chicane breaks the universal yellow bollards regime on the Milton Keynes redway network, where a steep descent meets a road.

There's cycle parking ahead - surely there should be a dropped kerb and clear space?

A line of parked vehicles blocking the highway is what greets you as you exit the cycleway from this roundabout. And shortly after, a protected cycleway starts again. These parking spaces should be removed.- there's a good chance those … [more]

Barriers like this and a very poor, cheap surface, make cycling between this housing estate and the nearby Chadwick Lane impossible.

Pointless discriminatory barrier on Chadwick Lane.

[Image taken 18.1.23] Wigginton Road, York. This cyclist has a skinny two-wheeled cycle with no luggage or passengers... But the space is clearly too narrow to pass through easily and safely. The 'feet'/supports of the barriers reduce the … [more]

[Image taken 18.1.23] Wigginton Road, York. The space left for all non motorised users on this link used by all ages, for all reasons, on foot with dogs and buggies; hand in hand with children; by people with sight issues; people who are … [more]

The new protected cycle lane comes to an abrupt end before the roundabout and cyclists who don't want to use the circuitous and unpleasant underpass have to wait for a gap in the motor traffic and pull out to the right - why can they not go … [more]

New steps at Skelton Grange road bridge demonstrate just how inaccessible they are for so many users. @HarworthGroup putting profit before people. Profits of 94M in 2021 . New dedicated walking & cycling bridge needed here. … [more]

This lane allows cyclists to avoid the A394 roundabout - but the slalom in the middle is too awkward.

The bollard on Vinery Road has been removed. Compare with #187909. It was replaced by 3rd Jan see #189095. Also see related: https://twitter.com/camcycle/status/1608883810430484482?s=20&t=Az90hfoxiuJEnEzbqGCXGQ

Steps on NCN62.

Barrier on NCN62, in Reddish Vale.

NCN6 at Mill Lane, Reddish

Entrance to NCN62 from Rufford Avenue.

Entrance to NCN62 from Apethorn lane.

[Image taken 7.12.22] Aldwark (looking southish), York. A(nother) driver stops right in front of the modal filter. He is completely obstructing one side. This is one of the few places where people on cycles (also wheelchairs, in mobility … [more]

Obstruction on the Filwood Greenway, cycleway alongside the B3122 Saint Johns Lane, Windmill Hill, Bristol

Absolutely no reason to block the footway

Drivers respecting the cycle crossing - but not the pedestrian one

Car stopped across cycle crossing

Footway parking - not just a British problem

Car parked on cycleway, Dijon

Lots of unnecessary barriers - this needs to be linked up with the cycleway across the road behind the camera

This path is always overgrown with brambles and now has large cracks in. Again I have reported to the council but they are supposedly not at intervention level despite them being wide enough for a road bike wheel to get stuck.

There are several small but deep holes in this cycle path, I have reported to the council several times but they say they are not at intervention level yet. I am not sure what intervention level would be as they could easily cause an … [more]

Van in cycle lane, Chamonix

Still shown as a route on OpenStreetMap, but clearly blocked off.

Still shown as a route on OpenStreetMap, but clearly blocked off.

The parking control traffic order for North Kelvinside has been fully implemented, including the one-way streets, and yet this Fire Path, which was proposed for opening up to cycling, remains closed to cycling. Just as the Queen Margaret … [more]

The parking control traffic order for North Kelvinside has been fully implemented, including the one-way streets, and yet this Fire Path, which was proposed for opening up to cycling, remains closed to cycling. Just as the Queen Margaret … [more]

The Doune Quadrant/Doune Gardens traffic filter is even harder to use with added roadworks and carefree parking.

[Image taken 21.11.22] Tanner Row, York. The driver in the HQ Dental (www.hqdental.co.uk/) van has chosen to park on a contraflow cycle lane. The contraflow is towards the camera. The all-users route is away from the camera. The driver went … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Surface water, fallen barricade. Other image today and links: #187780.

Who on earth thought this was a good idea? Perhaps they’ll try putting one in the road next… https://t.co/PoPQEho4Se

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context this image: #187760. Context/overview and links for the traffic calming installed week beginning 14.11.22 see: #187753.

Mit dem Straßenbau Johann-Georg-Fendt-Straße hat man die Rampen der Fußgängerunterführung neu geteert: mir sind diese Woche nach der Unterführung am Aldi Richtung Fendt die Markierungen für die Langsamfahrgitter aufgefallen: diese sind … [more]

[Image taken 11.11.22] Alder Way, New Earswick, entrance/exit Bootham Stray. This woman and her child in a trailer were off to the pool at New Earswick (www.friendsofnewearswickpool.co.uk/). We were off to the cafe … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Jez has to push the Triobike Taxi through the barriers. Context and links: #187504. Taking it very slowly and using all … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Julie gets out. Context and links: #187504.

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The barriers are too close for Jez to be able to ride the Triobike Taxi through. Context and links: #187504.

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Jez positions the Triobike Taxi to try to make it through the barriers. A TransPennine Express York-Scarborough service … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Jez steers the Triobike Taxi to hug the wall leaving space for a cyclist to continue northwards along the west bank of the … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The York Bike Belles (https://yorkbikebelles.community/) brand new Triobike Taxi nears the barriers to/from the shared use … [more]

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Mews, Jubilee Terrace, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Jez manoeuvres the as yet unnamed cycle taxi through the chicanes. Context and links: #187500.

Roadworks and parked car in the pedestrian zone of Graz

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. I was just thinking: “No driver has parked on the cycle circuit on my way round or on my way back…” And then I saw two had. Context: #185426. Other image today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 30.10.22] Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington/York. [NOTE: The street view image shows the previous layout of the Park.] Tier hire e-scooters are: obstructing the Sheffields racks (cycle parking); b) have fallen into family … [more]

It's great that the path from Netherton Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has been widened and resurfaced, but those bollards are just in the way at the point of a blind corner. Put them at the road end of the path where they would be … [more]

Access to cycle parking, with barriers

Ebikes and scooters causing obstruction on shared cycle and ped path

Car blocking cycleway, Salzburg

Car trap did its job.

Jutting out kerb creates pinch-point going from narrow road into wider new layout on Histon Road heading South. Vehicles cut into cycle-lane dangerously causing near-misses. Some literally joined-up thinking needed here!

Sadly it was only temporary. They're back. 🙁 @camcycle https://t.co/AdK7q2ktzf

There used to be a path forking right here, from the Kelvin Walkway into Wyndford, but now there's a new fence, so it looks like the path won't be returning once the long-term water works are finished.

[Image taken 11.10.22] Duncombe Place junction with Minster Yard, York. Another day, another driver (and companion) obstructing the bollards and making it less attractive, easy or safe to move around on cycles, foot, in a wheelchair... Both … [more]

DYLs. Blocking road & pavement

Blocking pavement l

Double yellows & creates a pinch point for bikes

[Image taken 28.11.16] Cinder Mews/Jubilee Terrace, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] Other image and link to context: #186594.

[Image taken 28.11.16] Cinder Mews/Jubilee Terrace, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location] Other image this issue today: #186595. Update/context: #186591.

Chicanne Challenge. Cycle route N1 Forkenford 1crop Location: Duddingston, (Scotland, United Kingdom) Showing how chicanes make it difficult to use non-standard or even standard bikes, on or near cycle route N1. Picture credit: Iain Jack

Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned … [more]

Another planter displaced in Kelvin Way. Time for something more permanent.

Why cyclists don't use cycle lanes no.1,432,807

Impassable barriers on the Passerelle Paul Durand-Cazelles, Nice - attractive, but a totally missed opportunity for improving cycle links.

Impassable barriers on the Passerelle Paul Durand-Cazelles, Nice - attractive, but a totally missed opportunity for improving cycle links.

Barriers forcing pedestrians and cyclists into conflict

Cycleway and most of pavement overgrown

Cycleway overgrown completely,

[Image taken 26.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. This is a York barrier. My front panniers came off as I tried to pass through. Then I stuck fast. My pedal is wedged against the lower part of this obstruction. It took to-ing and fro-ing and … [more]

This is a dangerously narrow cycleway, care and attention is required to avoid hitting the poles (and falling off).

This is one of the only access points to the cycleway and it is absolutely useless. It is extremely hard to get a bicycle down these steps. A ramp is needed.

At the crossing where the busway intersects Station Road, Histon, pedestrians and cyclists have to wait AGES -- 30 to 60 seconds, even when it's completely quiet and there are no motor vehicles. How is this consistent with the Highway Code … [more]

A barrier across the entrance to the Craigdhu Wedge path. There is a dropped kerb to the right. The banner can cause visibility problems.

[UPDATE: #187239] [Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. And when there’s grass? Mud, surface water, debris? When the cycle is a trike, has wide luggage? When it’s an adult riding … [more]

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. Context: #185665. Other related image today and links: #185663.

[UPDATE: #] [Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (entrance to Rowntree Park car park is first left), York. New bollards. The intention is, I assume, to prevent motorists overshooting the car park and trying to continue ahead (ie towards the … [more]

[Later image of a trailer in the opposite direction: #186101.] [Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (behind), near junction of Butcher Terrace (right), Millennium Bridge (ahead), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] New bollards. … [more]

[Image taken 10.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185426.

[Image taken 10.8.22] Greggs, Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. The route could not be more clearly marked – that coloured tarmac. The intended user group could not be more clearly shown – those cycle symbols on the … [more]

Narrow "pinch style" on the (official, signposted) Dry Drayton to Bar Hill cycleway.

Narrow "pinch style" on the (official, signposted) Dry Drayton to Bar Hill cycleway.

Narrow "pinch style" on the (official, signposted) Dry Drayton to Bar Hill cycleway.

Step free access needed between The Mall and Preston Street, alternative too far to walk

[Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Other image this problem today and links: #185277.

[10.8.22: A more recent image of obstruction here: #185426] [Image taken 3.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #173310. I went into TK Maxx and up to Homesense (www.homesense.com/stores/York_Monks_Cross). I … [more]

Chicane hidden round the corner of the shop on the obvious route between crossings of Barnwell Road and Newmarket Road

Newly installed chicane barrier at the access between Tesco and the shared path.

@cyclestreets @paulbristow79 Here’s a good one at Potters lock on the Erewash canal. A triple whammy of shin denting, knee bumping Head banging carnage.. https://t.co/DXEE9Uz3yH

This is signed as a cycle route, but it ends in a flight of steps.

Not far north of this spot, the path becomes un-cycleable, if thats a word. Better off on the B1280.

Most folk may cross without making use of the toucan crossing in Kelvin Way, but that's no reason to block the crossing with planters. This raises accessibility issues.

Barrier on this useful alternative to the main road into Levens (and the pedestrian barrier is impassable too).

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. NOTE: No street view at this location] A parked vehicle and bollards obstruct access to the Sheffield racks. The ‘wheelbenders’ on the right are unprotected from vehicle … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. There’s a ‘T’ at the end of the non-motorised users route through the car park. Turn right and you can see the cycle parking though the space between these bollards and … [more]

[Image taken 17.7.22] Asda, Jockey Lane, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Access to Asda is via a slope to the left out of shot from the 'cycle circuit' that runs round the retail park. There are posts in the cycle route. There is no signage … [more]

[Image taken 19.7.22] Flood wall, Dame Judi Dench Walk/Scarborough Bridge/Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The wall is now 165cm at its highest point. The gap is 140cm. There are now no sightlines over the wall … [more]

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