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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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A sharp, steep lip now prevents you cycling from the bridge onto the sealed surface.

Welcome to the National Cycle Network. Please go away.

I thought these dreadful barriers were supposed to have been removed a few days ago? But at least they are now fitted with reflective tape.

The red truck is stopped in the mandatory cycle lane with hazard lights on and no sign of the driver - this is a notorious location for obstructions.

It's a little tricky but it's perfectly possible to cycle along this track to get to Heywood, and it's much more pleasant and scenic than the horrid roads. So why the pointless barrier?

Sale Moor near Manchester Moor Nook Park (unnamed on Trafford map) on footpath the path is flooded more than 6" deep at 3 locations. The access to the playground is blocked because the flooding is on both sides of the access gate. Reported ... [more]

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with delivery vehicles stopping to carry goods through (thanks to Lucinda Price).

Cycling on the footway, as predicted, because the cycle gap in the new King's Parade security barrier can barely cope with traffic in one direction, let alone two (thanks to Lucinda Price).

A serious drainage problem exists here. The water when pictured was almost a foot deep.

Serious drainage problems exist on the TPT. The surface is in terrible condition, having not been maintained for years. It needs replacing with a sealed surface and someone needs to install proper drains that work. If this were a road ... [more]

Two sets of barriers make this useful route a difficult proposition. A better solution might be found here.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

Tight chicane

Can you see the danger?

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers on King's Parade. Narrowing the pavement and narrowing the space thousands of bike riders go through daily.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

How to stop the traffic - a new disabled parking bay opposite an existing loading area.

One month since I was attacked on the Grand Canal bike path. Today I walked to where it happened (at daytime, with many others around) for a reconciliation of sorts, and looks like we're back to "normal". The gate is locked, waiting for its ... [more]

@CamBioCampus @CUH_NHS @camcitco @CambsCC Do you know who is responsible for this, installed today? Several are going to cite it being anti disability, anti family. Hardly #beyondthebicycle. Looks very 1980s, hardly suitable cc:@camcyc ... [more]

The ludicrous barrier to the ramp onto the Fallowfield Loop. This discriminatory obstacle should be removed, immediately.

More pointless barriers.

A Fire Path closed to cycling on Wilton Street.

No cycle access from Bonawe Street onto Maryhill Road.

Whoever designed this does not cycle! The cycle lane being used as a car park goes is obstructed by a kerb at the toucan crossing over to Morrison's supermarket and retail park.

The footway of the A752 was supposed to be upgraded to be part of NCN route 755 south of Gartcosh, but this has still to happen. However, it is now part of the Seven Lochs Trail and still has obstructions like this boundary sign post.

The positions of the dropped kerbs at the Lochend Road crossing is poor, and could easily be rectified. Alternatively, a raised crossing could be installed, which would have the added benefit of slowing drivers coming down the hill into Eas ... [more]

No dropped kerb at the turn from Auchinlea Road onto the Seven Lochs Trail. The footway is not shared-use. Given the busy traffic around the entrance to the Fort shopping centre, it may be worth considering upgrading this footway, but inclu ... [more]

I'm hoping this gate prompts the removal of the barrier beyond, but Bolton have a love for barriers of all kinds so I wouldn't be surprised if both remained. They are both completely unnecessary and stupid. Ed: also both are likely to b ... [more]

No dropped kerb to get directly from the retail park to the Saughs Avenue toucan crossing.

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

No crossing from the exit from Robroyston Park to the shared footway on the east side of Robroyston Park. The footway on the near side is not shared-use.

County (re)installed a new bollard in a dangerous location (around a blind corner) where its predecessor was removed a while ago.

Cyclist navigating past new bollard. Due to awkward arrangement of bollards (the sharp curve) most everyone winds up on the right-side of the bollard instead of the left, creating further conflict with people heading north.

...at the last second you may notice the new, dangerously-placed bollard behind the first one. (see https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112471/)

Coming down the Jane Coston Bridge on the south side you see one bollard.... (continues here: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112472/)

Automated delivery robot being displayed at the Science Museum. These create an obstruction for footway users.

Trafford Stretford: Request ID:1532454 15/12/19 Overhanging on Kickety Brook path are obstructing the path at a dangerous eye level. At at least 3 locations to the East of the main A56. One of the branches has broken or is cut leaving a ve ... [more]

No dropped kerb at this entrance to the path alongside the canal in Thorne, only at the one a little further along at #112658.

An A-frame barrier on the canal path across from Thorne.

A traffic boom across NCN6, with a little gap at the side. Would rising bollards (or even a cheaper padlocked drop bollard) not be more appropriate, leaving more space for those on foot and bike?

Not just anti-cyclist but virtually anti-human.

Definitely not a cycle bridge, alas, in the port of Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

Access between Elder Park and Drive Road hindered by a railing, yet signed (in tiny writing) for cycling.

Road closures either end of an abandoned section of road in Craigton. It may suit formal conversion into a park, and there is already a small park the other side of Carsaig Drive.

A road closure with just a dropped (fallen) kerb at the side to enable cycle access. Needs formalised with a proper exemption.

The straight across access from the Berryknowes Road flats to Kingsland Drive (see also #112402) has been blocked off, including to cycles. The turning head is used for fly car parking.

Old barriers still blocking footbridge over White Cart, now part of the Cardonald Quietway.

A route sign on the Cardonald Quietway, and barriers on the bridge over the White Cart.

A Fire Path road closure without any provision for cycling, even though the road behind the camera leads to the National Cycle Network.

The fire path between Langlook Road and Crookston Road does not permit cycling, but could easily be modified to do so.

"No vehicular access to Langlook Road" Why not exempt cycles from this restriction?

Chicane barrier on path from Strathcarron Drive to Hurlet Road, even though there is pedestrian guard railing across the end preventing access to the road.

No easy way across Hurlet Road from Ben Nevis Road to the path to Strathcarron Drive.

An awkward piece of path at the entrance to the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. The combination of vertical and horizontal alignment, and the normally closed gate, make this tricky to cycle. It also doesn't seem to be easy for van driver ... [more]

A poor transition between one section of riverside path and another, which could be made much smoother to allow users to concentrate on not hitting the posts instead.

In addition to the obstructive railing and poorly positioned dropped kerb, the poorly placed signage has completely faded out.

No dropped kerb at the south side of the toucan crossing seen in #112196, for access to the crossing from a network of low-traffic back-streets.

Now that the cabins are away and the street has returned to normal, it appears that nothing was done to improve cycle permeability. There is an off-centre dropped kerb, but the 'No Entry' signs prohibit cycle movements across the road closu ... [more]

For fucks sake, @CityofYork, we're a tourist city; you're meant to welcome people, not terrify them! St Helen's Square has always been a place of people gathering, this is just awful. https://t.co/oB5gSSYBlN

Complete failure of design. Matte grey traffic pole set 0.85m into cycle path. No attempt to mitigate with retroreflectives. Invisible in dark/rain even with front lights when you are following left kerb towards bright station lights. Gave ... [more]

The path to Stockiemuir Road, and across to the Baljaffray estate, could easily be upgraded for cycling, along with the rest of the route from the Allander Centre.

How obvious does a cycle track have to be not to be blocked?

Barrier to contraflow cycling - which really should have allowed here.

No level access at Baldock station

Motoring filter that should be modified to allow easy passage of bicycles.

Short pedestrian area that could use a more appropriate design to allow cycling.

Around the Houses. There are Barriers Galore on this Shared Use Path. A very long and slow way to go around the Houses. These Barriers hinder everyone on Foot and Bicycle. They could be removed and replaced by tactile paving.

A serious lack of attention from the council has resulted in this useful path becoming hugely overgrown. It is almost at the point of being impassible.

barriers on the route through Truro College

Totally blocked by deliveries on both sides.

Dropped kerb needed

Can't be good to feel like a mug for following official cycle route signs. This is part of the Wirral Circular trail in West Kirby. For me it's irritating, those with mobility issues or nonstandard cycles are simply excluded. We can do bett ... [more]

Come on guys new #barriers on #NationalCycleNetwork Route4 in #Newport not even sufficient clearance for handlebars!!! Perhaps at least make them adjustable #EqualityAct #PathsForEveryone @NewportCouncil @SustransCymru https://t.co/8XRPjWgR ... [more]

Battered railings encroaching further into a narrow shared path. Why exactly are they needed? The next crossing does not have railings.

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

Burst water main, not being fixed. Grantchester High Street

Barrier to any tricycle or tandem on route to Oxenholme station

Dropped kerb needed and a cycleway along the Quai de la Londe, Caen

This 'wheeling channel' at Avignon Centre station is so close to the wall and the handrails that it's unusable.

Nothing has changed at Avignon TGV station - there are still cars parked in all the cycle lanes.

Cars parked in eastbound advisory cycle lane and on pavement, Roman Road in Bethnal Green

TWO years on and there is still no way to cycle from Runcorn to Widnes during weekdays.Work has overrun on the old bridge and cycling is prohibited on the new one - #103166

The footway is totally blocked, so everyone walks on the cycleway

Absolutely gigantic oversize barriers lead to a very poor quality gravel path, before you can access the better quality asphalt path that takes you into the industrial estate. These need to be removed.

Crazy not to provide a dropped kerb on this new link to Oxford station

Clear line of desire where the busway failed to provide a direct link from Over to the maintenance track - people are clearly carrying bikes across the busway here.

The shared footway takes people away from Manchester Road and over to Nelson Street, whether they want that or not. It seems some people ride across the grass so presumably they wish to stay with Manchester Road.

A gate and A-frame barrier blocking the way to the National Cycle Network at the far end of Sandal & Agbrigg station car park.

Guardrail is shit.

Extremely low bridge over the canal

This needs to be opened up for cycling as well as pedestrians.

The worst anti-cycling barrier I’ve ever seen, erected by @TelfordWrekin. Those sharp corners are about at eye height on a road bike and approached around a bend on a down slope. https://t.co/zc0VzdUU1F

Received a torrent of abuse from drivers today when riding 300m on the A40 because of this ”sign” blocking the bike path. @OxfordshireCC, why are your contractors doing this? Location between Witney & Barnard Gate. Cc: @cllrbartington h ... [more]

Steps down onto cycle path, with wheel gutter available

This is where the good parts of the cycleway start - south of this location, the surface is gravelly and not very good. It's perfectly ridable, just nowhere near as nice. And unfortunately it's full of silly barriers like this one.

Annoying barriers on this cycleway.

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