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Photo listing : obstructions (good practice)

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This flyer from Petersfield Labour (probably around 2012) gives the history of the closure to through traffic.

Bollards with reflective strips replace the tight chicane barriers that were there before #84832

London Fields Low Traffic Neighbourhood. Good stuff for everyone. Photo by @jonburkeUK:

Luard Road

Luard Road

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

New planters in Nightingale Avenue.

1980s LTN facilitated by this simple gate. This is widely supported and there is no movement to remove these. Would be good to replace this with a more accessible bollard.

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath.

Chicane on the Regent’s Canal towpath doing it's job.

Plastic wheelchair ramp used during works

At last, rat-running through Newtown has been stopped. Much safer now for walking and cycling.

Public art used as bollards

Public art used as bollards

Public art used as bollards

On this busy cycleway a single cattle grid for cyclists is not enough, so two have been installed,one for each direction. The third cattle grid on the right is for wheelchair users (and requires two right-angle turns, presumably to prev ... [more]

Northern side of Cutter Ferry Bridge over the River Cam. It is good to see that there is no bollard in the middle of the path. In the past there was a single bollard in the middle. Since the ramp is less than 3m wide this meant the ga ... [more]

No entry except cycles

Filtered permeability in Stamford Hill

Blockage on the path

Great to see some bollards go in to prevent pavement parking on West St @TowerHamletsNow . I wonder how much installation of each bollard costs to stop drivists...

Local Highways Improvement completed (Jan 13, 2020): removal of exclusionary chicane barriers and replacement with safe, rubberised bollard. Ed: Related tweet: Previous ... [more]


Anti-motorbike barrier

The rail trail at Instow.

Nice anti-parking device

The old road under the old railway bridge has been closed to motor vehicles, but remains open to cycling and walking into the Kinneil Estate.

Elan valley rail trail

UPDATE 1 The cycle by pass is now in place and community have taken ownership by decorating ! At the end of the Railway Road is a kerb to make it a cul de sac this ... [more]

The chicanes here are to dissuade cyclists from the steep bank just after, and that is probably a good thing and anyway there is quite a good nearby alternative just a little further.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway. Access barriers designed to allow for horses and cycles to pass.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway. Access barriers designed to allow for horses and cycles to pass.

Generous chicane where cycleway meets road.

Well-placed bollard at the end of the new connection to Red Cross Lane. Strange & unnecessary but harmless give way markings, I suppose.

Bike racks overflowing at 8pm (compare previous photo #91320).

Decent bollards in the back pathway to Shire Hall

Coloured bollards add character to the street

Decently placed central bollard, set back from the junction.


Barrier with a cycle bybass

decent bollards

decent bollards

Cycle permeability

Bollards with reflective strips.

Low white concrete bollards allow cyclists to pass while preventing motor vehicles crossing the bridge. A far superior solution than the kissing gate at the other end of the bridge

Previously locked central gate removed, removing need for cyclists to open sprung side gate. Planter boxes obstruct central gate enough to prevent motor vehicle access, but not enough to stop footway parking alongside. See also #85471.

Posts with reflective strips prevent motor vehicle access to Woolston Park while presenting no obstacle for cyclists.

Posts with reflective strips

Gate prevents motor access but is easily avoided by cyclists.

Barrier keeps out motor vehicles - but gap is wide enough for cyclists to ride through.

Gate prevents motor vehicle access to Green Lane - and there is a nice wide gap for cyclists to ride past.

Bollars at new entrance placed sensibly, preventing car access

Choice of by-way or bridleway. We chose the bridleway. It looks well-cared-for here, and the sign asks you to kindly close the gate.

At last, Tesco have discovered it is possible to drive an extra 10m up the road to avoid blocking the cycle lane on East Road

Bollard now installed to enforce restriction, preventing rat-running. Compare #33218.

long road/ CGB

The unusually generous chicane (thanks by the way, don't take it away) at Peter's field.

Generous chicanes at crossing of minor road just right to slow cyclists where the walls make blind corners.

Recently added self shutting gate at Romsey Rec - a good idea for slowing down bikes onto this park at a blind corner. It is probably a bit of a pain for wheelchair / mobility scooters when approaching from the side where the gate opens ... [more]

A gate designed to deter wide vehicles but accommodate bikes.

Logos on approach to new cycle gap in island.

Bicycle permeable barriers at this end of the Middlewood Way. I think the bit on the right is for horses to step over.

Bicycle permeable gate on the Middlewood Way.

Barriers removed along cycle route from Springfield Green to Chelmsford city centre. Now two simple bollards mark the point. Other barriers along the route have also been removed as have barriers on other routes, thanks to a concerted effor ... [more]

Finally, a newly modified cycle gutter on the station platform bridge! Two years and three months or so after the original botched install, (L-shaped rail immediately under handrail) and the subsequent botched attempted remedy (move L-sha ... [more]

Barrier on Town Close Footpath apparently designed to allow bikes (and other things like push chairs) to be pushed but not ridden through.

Barrier on Town Close Footpath apparently designed to allow bikes (and other things like push chairs) to be pushed but not ridden through.

Gated access to the Cinder Track - formerly the railway linking Whitby with Scarborough.

Gate with space for cycling around it, and information board at entrance to woods See also #54858

Straight-forward gap beside gate at cycle path access

This gate easy to get around without hindering path users too much, but enough to slow users down at road crossing

Cycleway in Kempston, Bedford.

Chisholm Trail - section of the Travis Perkins Depot planning application to be safeguarded.

Bateman St mandatory counterflow cycle lane is frequently blocked by workmen's vans, but this one has left space for East-bound cyclists, while still allowing motor vehicles through.

Bateman St mandatory counterflow cycle path NOT blocked by workman working in adjacent house!

Big fold down barrier at the access to Coldham's Common from Barnwell Road cycle path.

Much less severe chicanes than previously (e.g #12089) strike the right balance here.

The correct way to deal with road closures that cyclists can in fact get through.

The correct way to deal with road closures that cyclists can in fact get through.

Oldenburg cycleways. A barrier to keep cars out, much more visible than short bollards.

Oldenburg cycleways. These steps have an incorporated ramp – but large bollards have been added to stop pedstrians stepping onto the ramp.

Cycle bypass through this chicane to slow traffic.

Very pleasing to see the new bollard painted white after I pointed this out to our hard working cycling officer- even though he thought it was visible enough beforehand.

Entrance to Bushey Park designed to be a barrier to deer but able to accommodate five bikes.

Sue Abbot's awesome campaign to fight helmet laws. Nice intro: Update:

The chicanes at the ends of this railway underpass were attacked by Ninja Knitters in March 2011...

Grand Canal Dock railway station bike wheeling ramp Location: Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland

A useful cut-through and generous chicane.

A bike ride from Chippenham to Calne. The sign warns that: "The cycleway will be CLOSED to all traffic between Blackdog and Stanley every THURSDAY from 9am to 3:30pm from November to February inclusive."

A nicely generous chicane - but probably like this to help mobility scooters as this path is no cycling.

These yellow posts are a distinctive feature of the Milton Keynes redway system - crossing a residential road here.

Sustrans gate on the NCN67. This one has been opened so that it can easily be bypassed.

Another cycle access gate, the mobility scooter got through this gap too - after she folded in her wing mirror.

These bicycle access narrowings vary a bit some quite tight, others loose. There's a horse step over on the left.

Another restriction - necessary here to stop motor vehicles getting onto the bridge behind the camera. This is on the TPT see:

These narrowings are necessary, but to be honest a bit wearing, along this cycle route.

Necessary restriction on NCN routes to permit cycles, but prohibit motorised vehicles.

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