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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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Steps between the Chisholm Trail and NCN route 51 - it's a longer way round on a bike.

A slight shame there's no link between the Haling Way (towpath) and the farm road under the A14.

Flooded track on Lizard Down

The Thames Path - I don't think there'll ever be a through route here by the river, let alone a cycle route.

Chicane barrier has been replaced by single wooden bollard

One day maybe this missing link in the cycleway parallel to the Arve valley railway will be filled in.

The footpath under the railway is closed, but the foot/cycle bridge over the Arveyron means this isn't a problem; and the track to the right leads to Les Praz.

Awkward access to a traffic-free bridge, Rome

Road closure by the Italian parliament

Serious traffic-calming where access to a tennis club crosses the cycleway along the Tiber into Rome

Footbridge across the Tiber, closed to all.

Barrier on rough variant of the Via Francigena

The A-frame barrier has been removed at entrance to Twiggeries path

Sudden end of future cycleway (I hope) on a disused railway line at Saint Malo station

The barrier chicane at the end of the off road section of the Strawberry Line / NCN33 from Cheddar to Axbridge. The section of path from Sharpham Road to Cheddar Road is reasonably well surfaced and wide, although it is normally busy with ... [more]

Come on @BHCC_Transport please do something about cars parked in the cycle lane on the Lewes Road. It’s bad enough that we have our cycle lanes removed but now we can’t use the ones we have. This is a daily problem.

Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.

Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.

Steps to the left, canalside path to the right.

This gate can be opened or avoided.

Modal filter, Bergamo (although there's nothing but steps behind the camera).

Bermuda Park cycle gate on railway bridge.

Coventry Canal footpath on opposite side to towpath with bicycle gate.

Ashby Canal towpath.

Steps on the link to the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Steps towards the closed road past Penair School, Truro

Roundabout and steps in the housing estate near Penair School, Truro

Steps from the closed road past Penair School, Truro

The only real obstacle on the bridleway around the east side of RNAS Culdrose

Bridleway around the east side of RNAS Culdrose - not easy to cycle here.

Shown on OpenCycleMap as a cycle route east of the Chacewater car park

Shown on OpenCycleMap as a cycle route east of the Chacewater car park

Obstructions on NCN route 32 in Truro - the route through the car park to the left of Truro Methodist Church is more direct anyway.

This is signposted as a cycle route to Truro station

Gate (just visible) on the bridleway between Perranwell and Frogpool

Gate on the bridleway between Frogpool and Perranwell

Overgrown bushes along the path towards Pollok House from the southern side of the Pollok Estate. This was in the process of being cut back a little distance further on.

Bikes folded and unloaded ready for carrying across the level crossing.

Dropped kerb needed to open up a route towards Bath station

Wheeling channel by the steps up to the Kennet and Avon canal towpath

Just after high tide, in dry weather, the Irt at this location is still a sizeable tidal river. The location of the "ford" on maps is in the centre of the photograph (the fence on the right hand bank gives an idea of scale).

Gates across path off Forrestburn Rd (with desire line next to them).

Very faded cycle symbol, leading directly to a large tree.

Bollards on the shared-use path into Letchworth

An underpass with steps linking the two parts of Boquhanran Road beneath the railway. Unlikely to ever be made accessible, I guess. Duntocher Road is the nearest alternative crossing.

Barriers at the exit onto the A38 of the section of the Strawberry Line / NCN26 between Shute Shelve and the A38. There is a well sized pass through on the right of the wooden barrier chicane, although it goes over a metal grid that can be ... [more]

Exit of the Strawberry Line / NCN26 path onto Racurium Cottages just north of Axbridge. As the picture shows there is a small step onto the roadside and a boulder beside the path. The boulder is well placed so there should be adequate spa ... [more]

Bollard on this narrow shortcut off Charlleville Road, Dublin

The footway of Hillington Road (at least part of which is shared-use) is loosing width to the bush, which will need cut back at some point. The toucan crossing connects Penilee and Hillington as part of a minimal signage quietway style c ... [more]

Stepped connection only between NCN route 6 and this (not very important) cycle bridge

Steps with cycle channel - and No Cycle Parking sign on the railings to the right. Why not put some Sheffield [sic] stands there?

Cyclists at risk because of a 4x4 jutting out into the cycle lane

This private road is a footpath only, and it's not much more direct than the road through Portinscale.

The former railway south from Lambley viaduct is blocked at the former station house.

Gate on NCN route 68 - which can be avoided by going through the car park to the left.

Start of bridleway from Childerley Hall, which becomes a byway to Lolworth. I lifted my bike over the fence just to the right.

Tough choice - granite stile on the footbridge, or a muddy ford (not a problem, in fact)

The path between Cartcraigs Road and Kennishead Road is a little overgrown, but may not see use for much longer since the nearby railway bridge (see #169924) is proposed for demolition.

A dumped motorbike partly blocking the path between the railway bridge at Cartcraigs Road and Kennishead Road, plus a shopping trolley in amongst the trees.

A barrier with an asphalted path through the gap leaving the road into Pollok Park. This route leads to some quieter options for routes through the park. The notice is about reporting crimes against wildlife.

Having established that the path through the woods wasn't particularly useful for cycling, I continued along the path until I came to this barrier. Although the path continues ahead, there is no break in the barrier down the middle of the s ... [more]

Stepped access only to the Langton Street Bridge, Bristol

Not this way from the underpass beneath the Coventry ring road

Steps on the cut-through through Cheylesmore Manor, alas.

Barriers on Canley station footbridge (Coventry route 11)

Lots of steps on the main axis of the Coventry University campus

Unlike those in Kinbuck Street at #169712, the planters used to close off Stonyhurst Street do not have room to cycle between them, and there is only room to get around them on the footway. However, possibly not so much of a useful route.

Stepped bridge west from the Ricoh Arena to a car park

Stepped link from the Coventry Canal (NCN route 52)

Barriers on a footpath, Coventry

Steps down from Coventry cathedral - the ramp is hidden behind the pillars to the right.

Northbound, the historic Peddars Way vanishes from here to Castle Acre

Pretty poor access to the bridge by the ford, but it's a very minor road.

No way through on the old railway towards Docking

The former Sedgeford station - no way through on the old railway towards Heacham

There's no need for these barriers on NCN route 1 - there's an alternative path in the background.

Barriers on a footpath in South Wootton

Awkward cut-through from Bridge Road, Histon

School Lane, Histon, severed by Bridge Road (the B1049)

Cut-through to the western half of School Lane, Histon (no dropped kerb)

Barriers on the path from the B1049 to a new housing development - although it's shown as a through route for cycling on OpenCycleMap.

Barriers on the path from a new housing development to the B1049 - although it's shown as a through route for cycling on OpenCycleMap.

Awkward cut-through to Bridge Road, Histon

Barriers on The Dole footpath

Barriers on The Dole footpath

Barrier on cut-through from The Dole

The Dole turns into a footpath here - a dropped kerb would at least allow access for wheelchairs and buggies.

A dropped kerb would be helpful

Barriers on footpath to Hereward Close

Cut-through with barriers from the cycleway along Bridge Road

Cut-through with barriers to the cycleway along Bridge Road

Dropped kerb needed at this cut-through to the cycleway along Bridge Road

Cut-through with barriers from the cycleway along Bridge Road

[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through. No diversion. All images today: #168694 and links

Car barrier with gap for pedestrians cyclists and horses

Road barrier

Horse stile and cycle barrier

Cycle barrier and horse stile

Cycle barrier on Leeds Country Way bridleway off Tyersal Lane near Smalewell Road with horse stile

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