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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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Awkward entrance to this bridge, with an unnecessary bollard. And the bridge's surface is very slippery, with numerous flaws that create trip hazards.

This really should be a ramp. These steps limit access by disabled people.

[Image taken 30.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Reported yesterday, wound with hi-viz tape today. Context and links #176249.

[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #176249, #176250.

[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This hazard is invisible (until you reach it or hit it). Location see: #176249 and #176251.

[UPDATE: See: #176289] [Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The railing that had been very visible on the left of the path is no longer there. However, there is ... [more]

The road closure on this side does not appear to accommodate cycling, but there is a direction sign at #176164 directing cyclists into this street.

[Image taken 23.11.21] Monkgate Bar, Goodramgate, York. The cycle lane is obstructed. Again. This issue see also: #175350. This time I've got no clues to identify the employing company or the one s/he is servicing here. Other images today: ... [more]

The carriageway at the end of Park Drive has been claimed for a private car park, and obstructed by a lifting barrier. The sign proclaims it to be private land. This hinders cycle access to Kelvingrove Park.

What new devilry is this? NCN 196 at Smeaton Shaw, near Dalkeith. (NT 35981 68996) https://t.co/lSOkb5Vdwx

Barrier at junction of bridleway with North Road in Boldon Colliery

Barrier on bridleway in Boldon Colliery

[Image taken 17.11.21] Leeman Road junction with Station Avenue, York. After use at the Remembrance Day events, crash barriers in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Same issue previous dates: #175797. Ot ... [more]

[UPDATE: This is an AnyVan www.anyvan.com/ (Homesense said: The company that delivers our goods are a third party called AnyVan.) The CEO replied by return to my complaint. He said: "I’ll sort it moving forward."] [Image taken 17.11.21] M ... [more]

Extremely steep "cycle path" wih very tight turns at the top and bottom, leading from the Angel Cycleway onto the East Gateshead Cycleway. No Cycling signs and steps on the obvious alternate route.

Very narrow wooden barrier, struggle to get even standard bike/handlebars through without dismounting

🧵 Took a spin out to see the finished Castletroy 'Greenway' today also. Awkward enough to negotiate on a regular bike, much more difficult to do so with a loaded cargo bike. How can something so simple be made so difficult? https://t.co/ ... [more]

Almost impenetrable barrier on link from Wardley to NCN14

[Image taken 13.11.21] [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] LNER Community Stadium leisure/health facilities car park, Huntington, York. This new (completed 2020) site has structures which are not protected from ca ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. A driver compounds the obstruction of the cycle contraflow. Context and links: #175797.

[And again: #175971] [Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. Crash barriers ahead of the Remembrance Day events in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Issue compounded: #175798. Same issue in 2018: #175 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. The yellow temporary sign is the twin of this one: #175640. It is an old-fashioned, outdated concept that should be discontinued. It is aimed at drivers yet it creates a hazard to pedestrians and ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. Friday evening. Thousands of people walk and wheelchair, pull wheeled luggage and push children in buggies along Station Avenue each day. More at the weekends. Yet the pavement is obstructed with ... [more]

This almost traffic-free road, on the busy cycle route along the Canal St-Martin, sees a succession of delivery vehicles straddling the cycle lane barrier - pretending to keep the cycle lane open but not really. A bizarre pattern of behavio ... [more]

Entrance to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris - cyclists should dismount, but really the park could easily be opened up for considerate cycling.

Bins occuping the footway at night.

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This driver is obstructing a clearly marked and defined cycle route. Many people with mobility issues come here as the ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] The cycle route around the retail park could not be more clearly marked. Yet when this driver left she/he drove in it ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] Copycat parking? Context see: #175614. When this driver left she/he used the cycle circuit to do so… See: #175619. A ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This is neither a loading nor a parking bay. Context: #175614. All images here today: #175612 and links.

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] The dynamic envelope of someone on a cycle – not a trike, not a ‘York’cycle (see: #175620), not a cycle laden wi ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This is NOT a loading bay. Or a parking space. For anyone. Loading bay images see: #175612, #175613. All images here ... [more]

A wooden barrier chicane on NCN3 / NCN33 just off River Lane in Bridgwater. The gap through the chicane is just over 1m, and it is very constrictive for any cycle much larger than a standard bike. The path here is gravel, with a generally ... [more]

Lots of cars parked on the cycle path making it dangerous for cyclists to travel on the road. Cars cannot overtake safely, this is a great risk to all users.

[Image taken 4.11.21] Context and links: #175473.

[Image taken 4.11.21] Context and links: #175473.

Exit from/Entry to Bootham Stray (close to Alder Way), New Earswick/York. Radar key-operated gate. Not closing due to greenery. Other image this issue today: #175486. Other images this location on other dates: #172505, #173447, #175234, #17 ... [more]

[Image taken 4.11.21] Exit from/Entry to Bootham Stray (close to Alder Way), New Earswick/York. Context and links see: #175485. A dog walker asked what I was doing. I said I was seeing how hard I had to push the gate to get it to close. It' ... [more]

The barriers for the works for the new gas main have fallen over in the wind and block half the cycle path. Harder to spot at night than in the daytime.

No access to Blantyre Street from the Old Dumbarton Road cycleway, due to a continuous kerb opposite the junction. While it will probably only affect those wanting access to Blantyre Street itself, i.e. residents, access could have and shou ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 6.11.21 a Director for the company emailed me: "I have drawn your complaint to the attention of our drivers and told them not to block cycle lanes in future."] [Image taken 29.10.21] Goodramgate, Monkgate Bar, York. Washing Well ... [more]

I'm still not sure what purpose this isolated section of cycletrack is for.

Not very cycle friendly barriers. Breathe in, pull your elbows in and don't ride with panniers if you want to get through these.

Gateway leading onto the Two Tunnels path / NCN24 from Ford Road in Wellow. This is the second of two gates leading onto this section of path. Both are on fairly steep slopes, and both have stiff latches and return springs, making them di ... [more]

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Context see: #175234 and links.

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Context see: #175234 and links.

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. If you are coming from York through the attractive, motor traffic-free Bootham Stray in a wheelchair, on a mobility scooter or on a cycle that has more than two wheels you arrive at this ... [more]

[Image taken 22.10.21] Scarborough bridge, York railway station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The bollards at several places on the access to/from the more accessible bridge which opened in around February 2019 appeared soon ... [more]

The foot and cycle bridge to Bagni Vignoni (part of EuroVelo route 5) is currently closed.

Railing and triple barrier at the foot of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, signed as cycle path.

Triple barrier at top of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, before another railing at the kerbside.

The narrow path to Inchfad Drive does not have a dropped kerb at the Kendoon Avenue end, even though it should be a recognised crossing point from another path directly across the road.

Several of the entrances to Drumchapel Park have no dropped kerbs available to leave the carriageway, and also have railings hindering access. This is one of the shorter ones. The railing on the corner of Hecla Avenue makes it too difficult ... [more]

Every day there is a car parked in the cycle park and nothing is ever done about it. It’s dangerous @BHCC_Transport please do something about this.

[UPDATE: A CYC officer said: "The barrier near the bollards on Blake Street is put out by the Council Street Scene staff when the bollards are put in place to offer more visibility of the bollards as they have been hit by a vehicle trying t ... [more]

According to OpenCycleMap, this new levee between Tarascon and Arles has a cycleway on top - this would be great if there weren't full-width barriers wherever it meets a road.

According to OpenCycleMap, this new levee between Tarascon and Arles has a cycleway on top - this would be great if there weren't full-width barriers wherever it meets a road.

Several planters on Kelvin Way have been pushed aside, some of them are obstructing the cycleway. Fly parking is occurring without enforcement.

The closure at the eastern end of Overnewton Street does not provide for through cycling, the cycle parking stands are past their best, and the driver on Haugh Road has no respect for the road markings.

No dropped kerb at the end of the path through Yorkhill Park at Centurion Way.

Steps between Washington Street and Argyle Street.

Not only does this A-frame completely prevent wheelchair access, somehow there is a sign directing wheelchair users through it. https://t.co/rc69KIfQzm

[Update: this sign was moved to: #175202] [Image taken 11.10.21] Sycamore Place, York. Why is this temporary sign and the cone here? As I was taking a photo (for other purposes – see: #174812) someone stopped to ask, "Are you interested i ... [more]

The end of Port Street has cycle route signage, but no dropped kerb to access the path seemlessly.

[Image taken 8.10.21] Cygnet Street, York. The gaps need to be 150cm to meet current standards. The arrangement on the left is an example of the (shameful) York barriers. One council officer refers to these as “ankle breakers”. They are ... [more]

[UPDATE: On the afternoon of 9.10.21 these had gone.] [Image taken 7.10.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. The red boxes frame two signs that are not in situ. The one at the back I picked up out of the ped-cycle-whe ... [more]

[UPDATE: Sign still here 23.10.21 see: #175242.] [UPDATE: Sign still here 16.10.21 see: #175051] [UPDATE: Sign still here 17.45 11.10.21] [Image taken 7.10.21] Grosvenor Terrace, York. What diversion? Sign further narrows the inadequate pe ... [more]

I've reported this issue at https://www.cyclescape.org/threads/5896 On 26 September 10.15pm I was cycling from Cambridge North towards Histon along the guided busway. The busway is well lit until exiting the tunnel under the A14 when li ... [more]

Blocked cycleway. 'I'm just getting something'. Used as parking daily, blocks disabled cyclists and non-cyclists from accessing the pedestrian and cycle shared area.

Raised cycleway with double yellows. Blocked by parked vehicles daily

Overgrown cyclepath alongside the road.

Badly overgrown cycle path alongside this busy road.

[Image taken 4.10.21] Looking towards Marygate carpark/Railway Walk, York. Congestion. No room for wider machines ('York'cycles) or wheelchair/mobility scooters to pass. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. In underpass looking towards Bootham Terrace. Tier e-scooter (see: #164663.) passes over the width measured from the wall on the right to the drainage channel on the left. It's just 184cm wide. O ... [more]

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. The underpass looking towards Marygate car park/Railway Walk is just 184cm wide. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Entrance to underpass. Width 224cm. Other images here today: #174587 and links.

[UPDATE: COUNT. I did a user count here on 7.10.21. Result see: #174657.] [Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Looking into the small 'reservoir' area, the only place all users can wait to proceed through the underpass towards Maryg ... [more]

A triangle of new paving has been placed to the side of the large barrier at Buchanan Wharf, because people were walking across the flower bed to get past the barrier. This is also the cycle diversion for NCN756 until the cycle track at #16 ... [more]

[Image taken 2.10.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Pedestrians wander along and across the two-way cycle track. But sight lines are mostly good so that's less of a concern. But as ... [more]

[UPDATE: Count the bollards here then see: #174600.] [Image taken 29.9.21] Navigation Road, York. Looking towards/into Hungate (see also: #165201). Pedestrian/cycle bridge. The bollards are a source of congestion, obstruction and irritation ... [more]

No change to the barrier at the Kelvindale access to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Annoying inaccessible barrier that should all be replaced with bollards.

[Image taken 27.9.21] Route between West Esplanade car park/riverside and Leeman Road, York. This is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. Puddling on the contra flow cycle lane. Briars at head height. Upstand. Encroac ... [more]

[UPDATE: 1.10.21. CYC said it had been trialling bespoke drainage covers over the summer. The contractors will replace the existing items by mid-November 2021.] [Image taken 27.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this lo ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 1.10.21 CYC said intervention is planned - bespoke drainage covers - and should be completed within six weeks.] [Image taken 27.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The puddling following rain ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Bottom of steep slope from Scarborough Bridge, Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The foliage has been trimmed to try to improve sight lines. But it's not enough. There's not ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit on this side of the car park to/from Railway Walk is now being made narrower, less safe-attractive feeling by this briar. This route (orig ... [more]

Despite my complaint in 2020 Manchester City Council still have not maintained this underpass.

A photo showing just how restrictive the A frames on the trail over the RSPB's Ham Wall reserve are. The handlebars on the bike shown are 44cm wide. There is an identical A frame at the eastern end of the reserve. See also photo #176055 ... [more]

This barrier is on an important link over the railway in Kendal, because it links the housing estates of Hallgarth and Briarigg. When I was a district councillor I asked officers to remove it, because it's discriminatory to users of mobilit ... [more]

One of two kissing gates on the Brean Down Way / NCN33 between Uphill and Brean. Like the other gate the space on this one is restricted and overgrown. There is just sufficient space for a standard cycle - a tandem, bike and trailer, or a ... [more]

A swing gate on the NCN33 / Brean Down Way. Return spring is very strong, and the latch is stiff to operate. This is one of three similar gates on this section of pathway.

It's not important, with another bridge nearby, but it would have been far better to build this with a ramp on either side.

Tree roots can be a problem here too.

[Update 17.9.21] The Manager said the board would be relocated to the grass, ie off the footpath. [Image taken 16.9.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace just off Haxby Road, York. The foliage has been cut back (previous situation: #173603 and ... [more]

Not one but three white vans/cars blocking the cycleway. It's a car park, and not a contraflow, but still... Some bollards would help.

Branch down in Dawsholm Park, but too much time being spent putting up petty signs.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with barriers. The barriers have been repositioned slightly further apart, but are still overlapping, and do not conform to any standard for anti-vehicle barriers. Imagine trying to get your shopping h ... [more]

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