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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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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.

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

There was a bridge here on the Cambridge-Bedford railway - now severed by the M11 in any case.

Dead-end path west from Ely Leisure Village

Gate and bypass on the shared-use path parallel to the A10 Ely bypass

Barriers on a cut-through (not shown on online mapping)

Barriers at the start of a shared-use route, Ely

The Ely Southern Bypass and the cycle bridge are designed to be totally isolated from each other.

The Ely Southern Bypass and the cycle bridge are designed to be totally isolated from each other.

Plenty of gates on the Sailor's Path from Aldeburgh to Snape, but they're easy to open.

Bridleways in this part of Suffolk can be too sandy to cycle on.

It would be good to have a step-free route between Walberswick beach and harbour

Gate at the start of the track to Benacre Broad

Former Fire Path at Allander Street where it meets Ashfield Street. No provision for cycling through, although not much in the way of hindrance either, and the area awaits redevelopment. Through motor traffic here would be undesirable due t ... [more]

Unecessary barrier on NCN 81

Stepped access only to Welwyn Garden City station from the east

Stepped access only to Welwyn Garden City station from the east

Barriers at Welwyn Garden City blocking what could be a useful link from the former railway.

You may have an autistic child but you're still blocking the start of the Ayot Greenway east from Wheathampstead (NCN route 57)

The former Welwyn Garden City-Luton railway severed by the B653 Wheathampstead bypass

The route from Erradale Street to the Halloween Pend now has a large flight of steps to get down. Avoid the route if cycling.

The route between Erradale Street and the Halloween Pend is steep, rough, now has a large flight of steps, and is unsuitable for any kind of cycling, so this obstruction is of no particular concern. Just avoid the route entirely.

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 (Huntington, 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

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