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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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[Image taken 17.5.22] Monks Cross Drive, Huntington/York. A fallen branch and two smaller ones obstruct the pavement at a bus stop. Location: #182648. I reported it to CYC in person today as I did this: #182646. Other images today and links ... [more]

Remaining barrier restricting access Taff Trail (May 2022).

Ridiculous barriers to anyone except fit pedestrians on the way to the Mevagissey Model Railway

While the painted markings tell people to cycle in the middle of the road exiting Kelvingrove Park, a railing blocks much of the width of the road ahead. However, the dead space on the other side of the railing has been used for cycle parki ... [more]

[Image taken 13.5.22] Bootham Bar/High Petergate, York. This delivery driver is obstructing the bollards that keep the route open to people on cycles and possibly also mobility scooter and wheelchair users as the pavements are narrow. There ... [more]

An obvious missing link. A short simple connection here between this new estate and Lansdowne Road would enable residents to walk/cycle quickly and easily straight into the centre of Monton Green. Canal Bank is an awful road to walk and c ... [more]

What on earth is this @CambsCC? You say you want to adopt LTN 1/20 and then you go and ruin one of Cambridge’s best cut-throughs! Good luck to trailers and cargo bikes trying to get through this 😢 @alexbeckett @HilCoxCondron can ... [more]

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only. This road closure was temporarily removed during the COP26 conference (due to road closures elsewhere) but has been reinstated without including cycle access.

Hugely overgrown access to the Bridgewater Canal from Ashburton Road West.

Access to NCN route from Sun Street difficult with my bike, a different type of bike could be impossible.

Van parking and container storage blocking foot of ramp.

This is Fishwives Causeway. It is an ‘alternative route’ for those cyclists wanting to avoid Porty High St/SHLR junction if heading to/coming from Portobello Rd. Is it now free storage for a local business at the expense of safe cycling ... [more]

[Image taken 30.4.22] Museum Street, York. There's KEEP CLEAR in huge letters under this bus. There's also a cycle-specific right turn reservoir (https://goo.gl/maps/q8NxxJKZBf4NFJjLA) which this vehicle is obstructing. It is intended to en ... [more]

[Image taken 30.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, from Crichton Avenue, York. The entrance to the (signed) home zone. And one of the speed humps that are disconcerting and painful on a cycle. Other images Wilberforce Avenue: #182103 and links. Oth ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Access to/from the cycle parking and the child-adult car parking to the entrance/exit of the discounter is obstructed. Access to/from the cycle parking a ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Access obstructed for most people let alone at a supermarket which means people will have likely have some or all of: trolleys, bags, dependants, walking ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] All but one of the car parking spaces are full. No access to/from the cycle parking. The gaps between the parked vehicles are too narrow to use (see: #18 ... [more]

[Image taken 29.4.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The obstructions and the extent of the obstructions. Other images here today: #182295 and links.

[UPDATE: #182405] [Image taken 27.4.22] Bootham Stray, close to pedestrian link to Wigginton Road, just north of Nestle, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #182070. Today, I and another route user cut back the branches a ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Start of Bootham Stray, just north of Nestle entrance, off Wigginton Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Location of hazard in #182070. Further image this issue: #182072.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Start of Bootham Stray, just north of Nestle entrance, off Wigginton Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Detail of hazard in #182071 and #182070.

[UPDATE: #182131] [Image taken 26.4.22] Start of Bootham Stray, just north of Nestle entrance, off Wigginton Road, York. [No streetview at this location.] Falling/sprouting tree, leaving just 75cm of track free. Practically invisible even i ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #182126. Other images cycle parking access issues here: #181645, #182122. Other images, other issues elsewhere today and links: #182070.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #181645, #182122. There's quite a lot (likely enough) room for someone with a longer, wider, heavier, cycle and/or one with a trailer to ma ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. Context and links: #181783.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. This is a lot of bollards. And none spaced to meet current standards - 150cm - ie to make the route permeable to active travel modes (cycling, walking, wheelchairi ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. The prefab that was obstructing the use of this filtered permeability route for cycles-peds-scooters-wheelchairs has been removed. Context: #181783. The bollards ... [more]

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only, with barriers and a lack of a conveniently sited dropped kerb on the other side impeding cycling. Not a major desire line, but I came this way due to roadworks on the main road.

Barrier at end of path at Arrochar Street.

Previously unrecorded cut-through in Queen Edith's, Cambridge - still with pram-handles

Previously unrecorded cut-through in Queen Edith's, Cambridge - still with pram-handles

There is briefly no walkway on either side of Station Road in Cambridge. Has anything been done to provide safe space for pedestrians on the carriageway? Nope.

[Image taken 17.4.22] Stirling Road, junction with Wigginton Road, York. More encroaching foliage. The pedestrian symbol is mostly worn away and mostly under the spiky, thorny plants. The shared use sign is partially obscured by plant growt ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.22] Stirling Road, junction with Wigginton Road, York. Context and other images this issue today: #181788 and links.

[Image taken 17.4.22] Stirling Road, junction with Wigginton Road, York. Context and other images this issue today: #181788 and links.

[Image taken 17.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. The gap between the bollards does not meet current standards - 1.5m. The works prefab compounds the issue - and on a street that is signed as a home zone - from th ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. No chance of anyone on a cycle, on foot, in a mobility scooter/wheelchair getting through this gap... Which is who filtered permeability is intended to support. Ot ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.22] [Image taken 17.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. Insufficient room for anyone to cycle, scoot or wheelchair through here. Obscured sightlines. Other images this issue today: #181783 and link ... [more]

[Image taken 17.4.22] Wilberforce Avenue, junction with Horner Street, York. Other images this issue today: #181783, context and links.

[UPDATE: Image from 26.4.22 #182103] [UPDATE: 20.4.22 An email from CYC says: "Thank you for your email. We weren’t aware of the locating of this unit on the highway, however, we have now begun enquiries into who has responsibility for it ... [more]

This barrier has appeared on the @Sustrans NCN12 route between Graveley and Letchworth. Hard for any cyclist to deal with, it will exclude all those using non-standard or adapted cycles. It should be removed. @WeAreCyclingUK @hertscycli ... [more]

Love to have to navigate 3 lots of these when I can hear the engine noise of speeding drivers on the parallel dual carriageway. https://t.co/wHY4vnImL5

[Image taken on 9.4.22] St Andrewgate, York. The driver of this vehicle is obstructing the filtered permeability. The bollards may seem like a dead end to motorists but they are there for a reason: because the road is open, just not to moto ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.4.22] Aldwark, York. Context: #181274. Previous images here: #181468, #181605. Sapphire Utility Solutions (sus.co.uk) responded to my complaints by taking action on Friday 8 April 2022. However, how can this be a solution? ... [more]

The landowner https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00995545 (Mainline Pipelines Ltd) has decided to replace a perfectly accessible gap to a path, with an inaccessible gate. That's yet another path closed off ... [more]

[UPDATE: 15.4.22] Saw both barriers have been removed again. None lying around this time. [Image taken 28.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The barrier is now on the 'downhil ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The dimensions even with the second barrier (see 'before' or rather 'interim' image: #180450) removed do not meet current st ... [more]

[UPDATE: 26.4.22 See: # ] [Image taken 28.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Another day, a further change to the saga: barriers in, barriers out, one barrier in, left side, r ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Unobstructed view of the double whammy barriers here: a very narrow cattlegrid on blind bends at both approaches and ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Looking towards the obstruction on the cycle-ped-wheelchair route. The route through the former hospital grounds have been retained. Bootham Park (www.york.gov.uk/Bootha ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. This is not only an obstruction but also a trip hazard. I was here at around 17.10 on a weekday. There was a constant stream of people using the route (cyclists, pedestr ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Even following the removal of the width restriction at pedal height, the gap does not meet current standards. It is just wide enough for a two-wheeled cycle without lugg ... [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. View looking towards Bootham. Context and links: #180718.

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Context: #180718. The obstruction to the right of the gate was a "York barrier" (see: #180798). It has been partially dismantled but it's still too narrow to be 'accessi ... [more]

A new path has been created from the Drumchapel Way over to Garscadden Road over a construction for the Garscadden Burn flood prevention scheme, but ends in a mind-boggling array of steps.

Barriers on the cycle route from Sturry to Canterbury - and No Cycling on the nice wide grassy track at right angles.

Missing link on the edge of Canterbury

Missing link on the edge of Canterbury

Missing link on the edge of Canterbury

Road closure in Canterbury - dropped kerbs etc needed.

Cycle route past St Mildred's to Canterbury city centre - better dropped kerbs would help, or just remove the gate.

Road closure without dropped kerbs.

This could be a useful route from Margate station with a little work

This could be a useful route from Margate station with a little work

This could be a useful route from Margate station with a little work

Advisory cycle lane legally obstructed on NCN regional route 15

Quite an obstruction if the car park was full.

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle - the platform on the right is clear but doesn't go very far.

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle

Patches of shingle on the esplanade east from Herne Bay (NCN regional route 15)

Parked cars intruding on the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Cut-through from Canterbury West station - dropped kerbs needed.

Cut-through towards Canterbury West station - dropped kerbs needed.

This path is signed to Canterbury East station, although it crosses a stepped footbridge. The alternative to the right/east isn't too long.

Barriers on Hop Garden Way, Canterbury, although it is open for cycling - whereas the open route to the right is a footpath.

Excess plant growth on the shared-use route through the Homersham development

The cycle lane leads to a Cyclists Dismount sign and a pedestrian gate at the rear of Homerton College.

[Image taken 21.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The barrier that has been reinstated means people cannot ride sociably or someone pass another path user. In explicably the ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] Rawcliffe Bar Country Park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] . Other image here today: #180364 and links. I wrote to the cycling team responsible for LTN 1/20 (www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-inf ... [more]

Junction 7 has 12 toucan crossings . 11 have green phases synchronised to the junction phases. This is the only crossing that does not have a green phase . Is this dangerous especially when sun glare/reflections are a hazard ? People will p ... [more]

Rear/eastern access to Bishops Stortford station - no cycle parking, and a few steps at the top of the covered ramp.

Cars queueing for a car-wash across the cycleway

Classic New Town architecture, not built for cycling, although there is a dropped kerb to the left.

Extremely difficult to get this Cargoroo cargo bike through this barrier. It's high time the relevant authorities did their duty and removed these illegal barriers.

[Image taken 16.3.22] Bootham Terrace, junction with Bootham, York. This sign has been in this position/at this angle for at least four days. (And continues to be an issue: #181265.) Bootham Terrace is a very busy pedestrian route to/from t ... [more]

I really don't know why anti-terrorist barriers are needed on a cycleway. Obviously there are none on the road to the right.

Absolutely no need for the chains, unless they're actually meant to stop cyclists.

Signs say 'Human-powered vehicles only' but the barriers make it very difficult to cycle.

No cycling chicane Grantham I expect the harshness of this chicane is more of an inconvenience to pedestrians than the occasional annoying cyclist would be if it were gone. A very poor obstruction.

Poor connection to the shared-use bridge to Plymouth station

Dropped kerbs would make this useful.

Road closure with no provision for cycling.

Road closure with no provision for cycling.

[Image taken 17.2.22]. NCN65, close to Water End (Clifton Bridge is visible in the background), York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] One of several trees that have 'slipped' or tipped in the high winds (Storm Dudley) to block/restr ... [more]

The lake is there all winter long. Either fix it or move the modal filter a bit to the west.

Barriers on the Somerstown Bridge across the Regent's Canal

Great work, officer.

This would be a useful cut-through if there was a dropped kerb and no-parking markings.

This would be a useful cut-through if there was a dropped kerb and no-parking markings.

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