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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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Greenery overhanging the footway - please clear urgently

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....

Permissive footpath only between the Barton Road and the M11

This is no longer the main entrance for visitors to the National Trust's Wimpole estate - but I presume this will remain a right of way for walkers and cyclists

Midsummer Common Community Orchard - stepped exit only at this end.

Permissive path only

Permissive path only

Steps at Edinburgh Rd on path between Cranhill Park and housing (weren't marked on OSM).

Steps down to path between Cranhill Park and houses. Could have a ramp at side to make it accessible. In distance is a new entrance path into park – smooth tarmac but only 1m or so wide.

Gate and sentry box on the bridleway across the Barton Road rifle range - do not enter until authorised when the red flag is flying.

Gate and sentry box at the exit from the Barton Road rifle range - wait here until authorised when the red flag is flying.

Junction of track and the Coton Path

I had no idea there was a route around the back of Waitrose (the sign asks people queueing 2 metres apart during the Covid-19 lockdown to keep the right of way clear) - the barriers are pointless as people are clearly taking bikes, trolleys ... [more]

The Ridgway approaches Girton Corner.

A frame barrier across tarmac path serves no purpose whatsoever as it is easily bypassed by the rough path to the right.

Barriers at the pedestrian underpass beneath the Harrow Road

Sand on NCN route 5, Rhyl

Sand on NCN route 5, Rhyl

A-frame at the south end of the Mold railway path

Stepped access to supermarkets on the old railway through Mold

Link needed here for north-south route through the Rec, Mold

Chicane on NCN668, Headingley, Leeds.

Bollards, Headingley, Leeds.

Slightly improved access to the riverside route, Bala (see #57447)

Barrier to cycling via this car park in Llangollen

OCM/OSM show this as a road - but bikes can get past.

I'll never understand how it came to be that bollards like this exist to protect people from drivers who mount pavements, but are installed in a way which takes space away from the people they are meant to protect. https://t.co/EBpR0BXePT

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with a steady flow of cyclists through the single two-way gap (thanks to Lucinda Price).

Road closed with very restrictive barriers when motor traffic was diverted to a new development - pretty pointless, and I can't see anyone using it.

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with cycle markings and other signage in place (but they need to get rid of that white arrow to the right) - thanks to Lucinda Price.

Security barrier alongside Bath Abbey

An attempt to tidy the area up but flytipping hasn't been eradicated.

Harlaxton signs amended to remove wording about retaining access

Steps to the riverside path, Carmelo, Uruguay

End of the road on the promenade of Nueva Palmira, Uruguay - it would be nice to have a dropped kerb here.

Temporary road access to an industrial estate (created when its regular access was blocked by long-term utilities work) now blocked off.

A gate on NCN7 near the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. Sometimes it is open, sometimes it is shut.

Old road cut off when a roundabout was built alongside - it would have been good to maintain cycle access.

The gap is exactly 1.5 metres between the edge of the barrier and the base of the bollard.

Bollards in the path on the approach to the connection to Courthill.

Entry to large nature reserve between the North Road and the A1(M) - foot paths only.

Steps to Green Lane, Portreath

A tempting quiet lane to Portreath harbour, but there are a few steps at the far end.

Obstruction in the contraflow cycle lane, NCN route 4

it's awkward negotiating around armco barrier

bollard - no lighting

no lighting for this bollard

Barrier on track to the coastal footpath near the Fort de la Latte

Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp. The one positive is that they are a great improv ... [more]

Barrier on track to the coastal path south of Carolles

Stone blocks to stop cars on the Chemin des Montagnes, Aubrac

The end of the stretch of the Chemin de Saint Jacques pilgrimage route that's closed to bikes and animals due to grazing.

Trap to stop bikes and horses using this section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route (due to grazing) - and the landowners have the cheek to put up a donations box saying they're bearing all the costs of maintaining this ancient ri ... [more]

Trap to stop bikes and horses using this section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route (due to grazing) - and the landowners have the cheek to put up a donations box saying they're bearing all the costs of maintaining this ancient ri ... [more]

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