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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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Closure of the coast path from Loe Bar to Porthleven.

NCN route 2 in Dawlish - you can ride up the road, or take this route with steps and a wheeling gulley.

NCN route 2 in Dawlish - you can ride down the road, or take this route with steps and a wheeling gulley.

Signs warn of telephone poles in the shared-use path

Stepped access to the Exmouth ferry at Starcross station (and cycle parking)

The former A625 at Mam Tor, abandoned due to landslips but still passable by bike.

Just as well Ferry Path is no longer needed for access to the ferry - the current bridge is just to the left of the camera.

barriers on a passage leading to Fratton Community Centre from Alver road

If only my bars were 3 inches higher or lower, or 6 inches narrower, I could get through. As it is this cycleway isn't a way for cycles to go.

Footbridge over River Doe Lea. Leading towards Rylah Hill.

The new A1307 route and the bridleway to Madingley, which has been severed but still appears on maps as a dead-end.

Muddy link to the cycle route under the A30

Public footpath

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. The cycle route around the perimeter is also used by pedestrians. The crash barriers were in situ on previous visits with no obvious purpose. See also See also #156553, #156554, #15655 ... [more]

Anti-wheelchair etc barriers (there's no need for cyclists to come this way).

There's a gap of just a few metres between this private cul-de-sac and the cycleway to Darwin Green - could this provide access for cargo bikes until proper access is built nearer Kings Hedges Road?

Who needs bollards? Telephone pole in middle of the improved route from Histon Road to Girton

Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) is a family destination. The mother in this image had encountered cars parking in the cycle lanes on a visit earlier in the week. (As I had.) See also #156553

Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) 5.12.20. Cycle-specific infrastructure. Blocked by: (i) two crash barriers - with no obvious purpose (previously reported but not removed), (ii) a cone that seems to have no reason for being on the ... [more]

This is the view from the other direction of the 'festive'/'seasonal' hazard in the cycle-specific infrastructure at Monks Cross retail park (Wigginton, York) on 5.12.20. See also #156553, #156554, #156556, #156557

Permeability could be improved here.

Steps and barriers on the Eckertal dam (across the former border between East and West Germany)

Barriers on footpath, Hildesheim

Modal filter, Brandenburg - better without the parked cars

Obstruction to prevent speeding cyclists

Angled chicane, Felixstowe

Stepped bridge over the ring railway in Charlottenburg, Berlin

Barriers on the direct line to the cycle and pedestrian bridge, L├╝beck

Barriers and police at the synagogue, Copenhagen

Barriers on this potential route past the opera, Copenhagen

Barriers on this potential route towards the opera, Copenhagen

Barrier at the bridge to the Carlsberg S-tog station and Carlsberg City

Barriers on ramp to the underpass to the Copenhagen railway yards development area.

Barriers on EuroVelo3 south of Aalborg

gate on EuroVelo3 (southbound) entering a nature reserve

The old road north from Viborg - I was quietly confident that there would still be a way through for pedestrians at least. And - despite the dead-end sign - there was.

Steps and pedestrian ramp.

Uncycle-friendly barriers, Amsterdam

Unusual in Amsterdam - a barrier to discourage cycling - there's a school a block ahead.

Barriers on this bridge in Haarlem - better to dismount, there's a very fierce angle at the top.

Closure of canalside route, Haarlem

There are places in Leiden where cycling is not allowed.

A cut-through here would create a useful alternative route to the Harwich International ferry terminal

It's just possible to wheel a bike through Harwich churchyard

Western end of bridleway on former mineral tramway to Gwithian

Footpaths only in Rickerby Park, Carlisle - even on the riverside route

Footpaths only in Rickerby Park, Carlisle - even on the riverside route

Barriers at the entry to the Kingmoor Nature Reserve, Carlisle

Presumably, the barriers referred to in #117074

Greenery overhanging the footway - please clear urgently

Barriers on link west from Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Stepped access over the flood wall to the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Lancaster to Glasson Dock

Cyclists Dismount - but I think this access to Lancaster station has been closed for years.

Steps to a bridge over the Lancaster Canal

Stepped access here from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath (NCN route 68) to Burnley Manchester Road station.

Final end of the cycleable riverside path towards the former Tadcaster railway viaduct - this could all be improved as a cycle route.

The Roman road from Tadcaster to York, an overgrown footpath at this point.

The Roman road from York to Tadcaster, which starts well but soon becomes an overgrown footpath.

Low barrier on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

Low barrier on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62).

Level crossing on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 62) north from Doncaster.

Ramp to the Lavenham Railway Walk and barriers - there's no point cycling or horse-riding west (behind the camera) but it's ok east to Lavenham.

There's no point cycling or horse-riding west from here - but the route east to Lavenham is fine.

The dead-end road is narrowed to a single lane here, so there's no need for Cyclists Dismount signs and barriers - open it up and give cyclists priority!

Barriers to the virtually traffic-free road from Midsomer Norton to Westfield - a chap in a mobility vehicle had no trouble going around to the right.

This gate on NCN route 24 currently closes at 9pm.

They really don't want bikes on these steps off NCN route 244.

The Colliers Way (NCN route 24) is diverted here as a riding stables has taken over the former railway route.

Closed to motor vehicles for social distancing - but why the cones?

Stile protected crossing of the railway, on this public footpath so cycles are not accommodated.

Not the most cycle-friendly link on this housing development on the edge of Truro.

Gap to the left of the gate is slightly narrow but straight so useable

Poor access to this paved cut-through

If the path had gone to the left of the garages it would have been straight and much more useful.

Two 90-degree bends on this narrow footpath

Barriers on this narrow paved path in Hauxton

Steps from Hauxton Meadows to the paths by the Granta

Somebody wanted an up-to-date photo of the former Butt Lane crossing.

Bicycle limbo under the barrier

Bollard and chicane

Chicane spacing isn't the worst which is good given the weird angles

Chicane with slightly jaunty angles

Dropped kerb needed.

It only leads to a paved footpath, but still a dropped kerb would help wheelchairs and other users.

Gate to Hobson's Brook path

Bicycle gap next to locked gate, no chicane so more accessible than most

Two gates at the start of the bridleway to Whaddon - easy enough to get past.

Road closure - access for pedestrians only

Road closure - access for pedestrians only.

Only a footpath

A dropped kerb would be helpful, even if this isn't a shared-use path

A dropped kerb would be helpful, even if this isn't a shared-use path

Barriers on Church Lane, Barton

I imagine there was once a staggered crossing here - maybe it'll be restored one day now that this isn't the A14.

This is marked as a cycle route on OpenCycleMap but there's no dropped kerb

Gated roads and pedestrian access only from the Trumpington Park & Ride

Earth piled up by farmer/landowner to stop motorised vehicles using the Icknield Way bridleway

Earth piled up by farmer/landowner to stop motorised vehicles using the Icknield Way bridleway

How long until this becomes a through route to Darwin Green?

Cycle access to the new NIAB offices - closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown? But the car access is open....

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