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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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Clear line of desire for a route alongside the Gornergratbahn, Zermatt

An accessible route alongside the railway could be useful.

Plenty of space to the left to put in ramped access

Plenty of space to the left to put in ramped access

Some ancient infra that looks like it's close to collapse in parts. Needs removal as it's no longer compatible with current cycle sizes (cargo bikes can't pass each other here).

This route is used by hundreds of people every day. The estate to the left has maybe a dozen houses. Why is the priority the wrong way round?

Very narrow access. Blocks most cargo bikes on a main school access route (that's the school ahead on the right with a gate access about 100m ahead on THIS PATH).

Steps only access to NCR756 at Rosslyn Ave, East Kilbride

Series of chicanes down to subway level.

Bollards at this pinch point where the road flyover meets the River Soar

A Frame at entrance to Gamesley Wood, next to a gate for Horses.

Chicane barriers are easily bypassed

Blockage preventing use of through route by those with protected characteristics or non-standard cycles. Distance between barriers is circa 1m.

Proposed barrier near Ruddington Lane tram stop

Proposed barrier near Compton Acres tram stop

Proposed location of staggered barriers

Steps interrupting a road in the old town of Plovdiv

Lift, escalator and steps to the Golden Horn metro bridge, Istanbul - shame, it could have incorporated a good cycle bridge.

No idea why this needed to be closed off quite so thoroughly

No bikes on the footpath. The Tarka Trail is a long distance footpath that is not always shared with bikes.

A newly designated cycle link between Green Lane and Gorsey Brow, with new barriers.

Tarka trail

A gate across half the path into the K-Woodlands.

A gate to get into the K-Woodlands, but with a bike-friendly opening lever.

An entrance to the Calderglen Country Park, with steps.

Lots of steps on this path.

Steps on the path between The Centre Roundabout underpass and Avondale Avenue. Avoid this path on a bike.

No access this way to Cooper's End Road and the cycle route out of Stansted Airport, unless you go through a car park and get across a dual carriageway and around a major roundabout (it works slightly better in the other direction).

School Lane, Barton - gated link from Burwash Manor to Barton church and village

Steps from Ramillies St to Oxford St

These planters are usually used for cycle parking but here are used to slow/deter cyclists

Cycleway ends and reverts to a footpath here.

Wheeling channel - but there was plenty of space to put in ramps for wheelchairs and buggies as well as bikes

Wheeling channel on footbridge, the Lade route, Perth

Footbridge on the The Lade cycle route, Perth

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

Private road with full-width barriers and no dropped kerbs.

No Cycling

Not this way to central Exeter

No access to the path on this side of the Exe

Very roundabout route from St Davids station to Exeter city centre - pedestrians can come through the car park on the left but cyclists have to go around to the right.

These wood barriers have been placed to slow cyclists down. They do quite a good job of it and are easy to pass through.

No access past the Slovak parliament, alas

A dead-end footway. Presumably this was intended as a connection with Cherry Hinton Recreation ground at the time this housing estate was built - but for some reason the link was never opened.

gate to the A60 worksop to Mansfield road which you have to cross to enter Welbeck estate

Steps in Bratislava

Steps in Bratislava


Steps from Dingle Lane to old railway line /footpath to Hady

Narrow access onto Hady Lane

Access onto Hady Lane

Exit of bridle way with Craggs by pass on your right

Entrance information

Entrance onto bridle way at side of the Craggs by pass

Gates (not locked) on byway crossing Long Buckby Road, east of Daventry

Stile before you cross the Mansfield to Nottingham rail line

narrow obstruction

Narrow obstruction

West end of the railway route through Haverhill - passable with regular bikes only

This gate could be improved but fits a standard bicycle easily.

Possibly the narrowest alley in England? Even a folder has to be folded here.

Debris from a bus guidewheel on the Guided Busway

chicane barrier

Failed attempt to obstruct the path

The pedestrian crossing has been closed off, in the interests of 'pedestrian safety' and motor traffic flow, but the lights are still working!

new shared use path narrows as it passes bus stop outside B&Q Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

new shared use path, next to bus stop, on east side of A30 Winchester Road outside B&Q Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

Road closure with no provision for cycling at the Ark (citadel) of Bukhara

The eastern end of the step-free section of the spinal path right through the northern side of Hallglen.

The John Muir Way heads across to the Union Canal from New Hallglen Road.

A toucan crossing across A905 Beancross Road, a signed walking route to the Jupiter Wildlife Centre, and barriers across a path to Chisholm Place/Almond Street. Primrose Avenue (to the left behind the camera) is a key link between Grange ... [more]

The John Muir Way in Bo'ness has been resurfaced with smooth asphalt, and solar LED catseyes for lighting. However, the level crossing kissing gates remain.

The shared-use footway alongside Inchyra Road. I'm sure there is room for the mobile phone mast to have been positioned further back and out of the way of the cycleway.

An entrance to the Callendar Woods from Kemper Avenue, with a gap to the side of a locked gate.

Typical Uzbek road closure (approximate location)

Random step/ramp

Stepped bridge from Charleroi station to the city centre

K Barrier between Avenue site and Mill Lane - too narrow!

Pole hazard on Cyclepath

Steps and wheeling channel to riverside route, Namur

Steps on riverside path, Münster

Barriers on pedestrian-only route

Manchester Ship Canal @PeelPorts Irlam Road Urmston This previously accessible path has been gated - presumably by Peel. It would and did provide an excellent route alongside the railway line to then connect to the paths to the rear of the ... [more]

Awkward - on this local diesel train in Belgium, the door is actually in the next carriage to the cycle space, and there are several steps to climb.

Not so easy to get the bike off the train where there's a low platform (see #101895)

Safety barrier at crossing point on Comber Greenway

Cyclepath and Bridge over the River Lagan, Belfast

Barrier immediately before the Belgian-Dutch border

Barrier and bypass on route LF1 north of Brugge (Bruges)

Chicane to help enforce the diverted cycle route around CMK.

Temporary barrier on new bus-only road, Amiens

Temporary barrier on new bus-only road, Amiens

The cycle route comes to a sudden end here on OpenCycleMap.

Café tables across this traffic-free street

The cycleway by the Robec stream ends here

Road closure without cycle facilities, St Helier

Anti-cycling barriers, Jersey

Ant-cycling barriers on the Jersey coast path

Bridge over railway on cycle greenway Chertsey to Addlestone

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