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Photo listing : obstructions (event)

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[Image taken 6.5.21] Crichton Avenue roundabout (junction with Kingsway North), York. Second image of this vehicle here today: #168546.

[Image taken 6.5.21] Crichton Avenue roundabout (junction with Kingsway North, York). I was here at ‘schools out’ time. Children and families heading for home but sightlines on the footpath and the Orbital route [http://yorkshireridings ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Wigginton Road, York. This is a continuation of caption: #168510 (and links). The driver realised s/he had made a mistake. But it wasn't the fouling of the ASL and therefore the blocking of anyone on a cycle in Bridge L ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Wigginton Road, York. The ASLs here are not 'nice to have' but critical for people on cycles exiting Bridge Lane using the cycle light: #167954. This driver blocked the entire ASL for the turning to Haxby Road. I was in ... [more]

[Image taken 2.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The narrowness at the stretch is due to this compound. It's at the worst possible point. A slope links the bridge to the car park and a ped-cycle-wheelchair-hire scooter/hire cycle route passes ... [more]

Entertaining - but what happens when a disabled driver turns up?

Temporary signs placed in cycle track, blocking the entire width, again.

[Image taken 29.3.21] Metal caging (see: #166371) makes the left turn into the popup coned-off covid-19 corridor through Marygate car park, York even tighter. See also: #166371

[Image taken 29.3.21] Metal caging (see: #166421) makes the left turn into the popup coned off covid-19 corridor through Marygate car park, York even tighter. The route ahead is the original. See also: #157644

[Image taken 29.3.21] Cyclist who’s ridden from Bootham Terrace, though the rail underpass, entering Marygate car park, York. The metal caging surrounds works for electric charging bays for motor vehicles. See also: #166371

This stretch of the fen has been flooded for over a month - there's a free-flowing stream to the right but somehow the cycle path seems to be an impermeable barrier to drainage.

[Image taken 25.2.21] A flooded New Walk, York. See also #164487, #164488

[Image taken 25.2.21] New Walk is on the opposite bank of the River Ouse to Terry Avenue. It was originally suggested as a viable alternative to it for the duration of the Clementhorpe flood defence works. However, the all-weather surface i ... [more]

Flooded path (cycles can pass) - this really should have been transformed into a modern cycleway before Eddington opened.

Flooding that has caused temporary closure of the NCN11 at Cambridge Road, Stapleford near the old railway bridge. The closure is due to flooding and if it lasts a week is likely to cost the County Council more than fixing the problem pe ... [more]

Snakey Path blocked, but cleared a few days later at #161084

Useful cut through temporarily closed, with explanatory note emphasising that it will re-open as soon as possible.

Access to protected cycle lane blocked by broken-down bus and recovery truck

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. It represents around 70 parking spaces. It enables users of a key route (two schools, the hospital, York ... [more]

A pavement parked van is obstructing the path of a disabled man on a mobility scooter. We spoke to the driver and they finally shifted the van to give enough space, reluctantly, after several minutes of waiting. Lots of people were squee ... [more]

Monks Cross (Huntington, York) retail area has a two-way cycle route around much of the perimeter. On Saturday 5 December 2020 it was blocked by a vehicle with a Santa and music. The only option was to go onto the 'road'. See also #156554, ... [more]

1.12.20 at Monks Cross retail park two cars parked on cycle lane that runs around much of the perimeter of the site. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626

Monks Cross retail centre the day before the second lockdown ended. Shops such as Boots and takeaways including Greggs were open. There were people on foot and on cycle. A small collection of 'seasonal' huts had appeared in one corner. I th ... [more]

Thanks to persistent work by a local campaigner, the obstruction (see #154442) has been eased by the removal of part of the barrier to the left.

The Friesenbrücke international railway bridge was destroyed by a ship in 2015. A replacement is due to finally open in 2024, with a 2.5m-wide foot/cycle path.

The Dutch aren't perfect - obstructed cycle lane

Urgent safety concerns see London's Hammersmith Bridge closed to cyclists and pedestrians #cycling Alternative routes:

The driver was happy to stop, but really didn't need to block the cycleway on the new 'Dutch-style' Fendon Road roundabout.

Lots of parking spaces coned off for social distancing, and this genius moves a cone to block the pedestrian/cycle access as well.

Works on this path to Huntingdon Road have finished and locals have pushed aside the barriers. Time to remove them properly.

This obstruction isn't going anywhere soon.

Flooding on new route parallel to the A494 to Bala

Paved but flooded section of the Cornish coastal path - but better than the grass alongside.

Saying Thank You for supporting the @camcycle campaign to remove the barriers at Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Lots of happy appreciative cyclists 😀

Quietway 2, closed.

I’m on King’s Parade in Cambridge again for the fourth day running as councillors have again said they are due to close the new anti-terror barrier today. The road is very busy with cyclists at the moment.

Counting cycle and motor traffic at the location of a new obstruction on the busway cycleway at the Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke's, Cambridge, UK. I am pictured using the four bank handheld counter which is shown at #112987.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured a 1.2 metre gap here.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured this gap at 1.3metres.

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers, narrowing the pavement on King's Parade.

Road closed for the weekly market, Montevideo

The Sheep's Green cycle bridges were closed for a couple of days for fairly minor maintenance.

A "mountain of stinking waste" at least 10ft (3m) high has blocked a major cycling route in Greater Manchester. https:// ... [more]

Sometimes you just have to give way to bigger traffic Stourbridge Common

Most unusual in Switzerland - both (busy) footways blocked by cars due to a mountain running race.

Protesting farmers blocking the road and tramlines, Bratislava - thank goodness the cargo bike can get through

Two trees down overnight on the National Trust's Tremayne Woods property.

Parked vehicle on cycle path where it leaves road onto shared pavement to pass a central reservation that makes road narrow.

Car parked on N67 next to a parking restriction notice!!

Cyclists opting not to bother with the awkward ramps to the underpass

Even the most obvious cycle lanes get blocked sometimes (location uncertain).

We managed to squeeze past!

Lifting bridge and footbridge in Gent

Unusual in Belgium - vehicle blocking a cycleway while the canal bridge is closed

When temporary signs say that a Belgian cycle route is blocked, believe it.

Cycleway blocked by bus ferrying contestants in a canal-swimming event.

Cyclist waiting for a boat to pass, Brugge (Bruges)

Cyclist waiting for a boat to pass, Brugge (Bruges)

Four-seater bike avoiding road train at a narrow part of the cycleway west from St Helier (because car parking is important)

Cyclists bypassing sheep by Rutland Water

Not a police car - just a lazy driver meeting someone at Nottingham station, and parking in the cycleway.

Not a police car - just a lazy driver meeting someone at Nottingham station, and parking in the cycleway.

Footpath diverted around construction site

I think this taxi driver genuinely thought he could drive down Bateman St (contraflow cycling only from this point). So much for local knowledge.

As I watched the car on the left stopped in the perfect place to block the cycle crossing.

Segregated section of route EV6 (Loire a Vélo), Saumur, half-blocked by a white van.

Lamberts coaches blocking the cycle track on Tombland

Isolated cycle loop in a park in Gurjaani, Georgia, obstructed by a dustbin lorry.

Loading in the contraflow cycle lane

Loading on the cycle track

Parking on the cycle track

@Cambs_Traffic @SmithsonHill You mean this "obstruction"?

A campaigner marking the success of an #absoluteBollards campaign to get rid of the shin-gougers which are now in the down position within those diamonds. There's a new taller bollard in place. Hmm, I think the diamonds need removing now ... [more]

Caution: ducks on cycle path

Cycle route blocked by roadworks - and no space left between fence and cars. About turn...

There's a new cycleway to the left of these signs, along Constitution Hill

Riverside path, Kaohsiung - not easy to use during the Lantern Festival!

It seemed like a good idea to haul a loaded bike over the New Taipei flood defences here - of course I dropped it and bent the derailleur.

It seemed like a good idea to haul a loaded bike over the New Taipei flood defences here - of course I dropped it and bent the derailleur.

Closed access to bridge from New Taipei to Taipei

Cyclists diverted onto footpath

Penzance's main street closed to traffic for Montol, the winter solstice festival - an exemption for bikes would have been nice.

Just in case you imagined that Tenison Road really had been fully reopened last week.

Important cycle route closed for construction since June.

Blatant obstruction of Hills Road cycle track by a private vehicle. The driver claimed to work for Cambs Highways and to be dealing with a collapsed manhole cover in the verge, but I had seen him walk out of Holbrook Road and speak to a res ... [more]

Reality Checkpoint under maintenance

Total closure to trams, cycle and pedestrians outside Magdeburg Hauptbahnhof

Cycle lanes blocked by the crowd attracted by a rather good busker

Car waiting to pull out and forcing cyclists into the road.

Cycle track closed by weekly market, Frankfurt - fortunately the road is available and closed to motor vehicles.

The main cycle route from central Speyer to the Rhein - obstructed by the annual Pretzelfest.

Construction of new building finally completed, and Abbey Street cycle crossing still obstructed.The two cars on the left are on double yellow lines.

Cycleway blocked for building work. No warning signs that I've seen.

Tesco delivery by Eddie Stobart - HGV stopped in general carriageway despite there being enough empty parking bays just a few meters away.

White-van-man is just the same in France as in Britain.

Sign for the Trans-Pennine Trail (NCN routes 1/65) in the midst of a huge area of roadworks improving the public space for Hull City of Culture 2017

Sign for the Trans-Pennine Trail (NCN routes 1/65) in the midst of a huge area of roadworks improving the public space for Hull City of Culture 2017

Amazing - someone left a car on the footway across my only access for at least an hour today.

National Grid lorry blocking a very busy cycle route to and from the station.

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