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Photo listing : obstructions (good practice)

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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.

Harrison, Sidney and Mason push their bikes up these 'Dutch Ramps'.

I think that's a channel on the left edge of these steps, to help wheel bikes, then again it might just be a drain.

Sometimes there can be terrible obstructions for cyclists on Dutch streets. This is one of the main streets through Assen.

James with some highly reflective bollards outside the junction of Highsett with Hills Road.

This gate is now pinned ajar to let cyclists through, but why is there a big sign on the left asking them to dismount?

Improved access along NCR54

Improved access along NCR54

The Boris Bikes just fit through these filters - but the gates were wide open anyway. The Greenway - a disused railway line - see #29722 for opening times.

Compared to the horrid situation previously (see #12089) the new arrangements strike a better balance to force slowing down for the junction.

Proof that deliveries and works to this hotel do not need to be done by blocking the Regent Street cycle lane near Pizza Hut.

These bollards have been moved further apart so that they can allow wider non-motorised traffic, such as tricycles and trailers.

Much improved bollard arrangement at the start of the path to the Riverside Bridge. The previous pair of bollards forced people entering and leaving the path into each others' way, creating conflict and confusion (see #13896 ). This singl ... [more]

Road closure for Mill Road Winter Fair

NCN1 the innocent cycle path. A chicane with a generous gap.

Not many cars but beware of ducks in the road in St Marys

They're not called cattle grids for nothing!

The angle makes all the difference. This barrier, locked open, should be negotiable by all path users.

Close-up of Cambridge cattle grid (used on cycleways to avoid obstructions), showing exit feature for animals who would otherwise get stuck

Close-up of Cambridge cattle grid (used on cycleways to avoid obstructions), showing exit feature for animals who would otherwise get stuck

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