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Photo listing: obstructions (infrastructure)

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Closed cut-through (with Bordeaux station in the background)

Barrier and modal filter to avoid it.

Bollard forest, see: … [more]

Path above Carbis Bay station - cycleable according to OpenCycleMap, but it starts with a flight of steps.

Entrance to Victoria Park, Bristol

[Image taken: Unknown but earlier than summer 2022] Cinder Mews/Jubilee Terrace, York. [NOTE: No street view from this angle] This barrier has been replaced: #187500, #186591. I took the image from a Jubilee Terrace to Scarborough Bridge … [more]

Barriers on the ramp to the Regent's Canal towpath, Kings Cross

Dropped kerbs have now been installed to assist with cycling around the gate at Speir's Wharf, addressing the issue in #170157.

Concrete bollards preventing vehicular access from Trebartha Road into Trelander.

Steps on a vaguely useful cut-through, Chamonix

Barriers where the new riverside route from Chamonix towards Lake Geneva meets a bridge

Barriers where the new riverside route from Chamonix towards Lake Geneva meets a bridge

Closed access to The Paddock nature reserve - not a huge problem as the next gate is open and it's surrounded by water on the other three sides.

[Image taken 4.11.22] Cinder Lane, West Esplanade (Scarborough Bridge), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Jez gets off. Context and links: #187504.

More steps in Vienna

Steps with wheeling channel, Salzburg

Entry to Parc Monceau, Paris - cycles should be wheeled on the footway.

[Image taken 10.10.22] Cinder Mews/Jubilee Terrace, York. [Note: No street view at this exact location] The route is noticeably uphill in this direction. If you have to stop and give way if you have health issues and/or are on a heavy cycle … [more]

[UPDATE: On 4.11.22 I did a count here while waiting for someone - #187500. It was a dry, sunny day though sharp and gusty by the time I was here. In 30 minutes, 15.12-15.42, 74 people passed through. Dog walkers; a runner with a buggy and … [more]

Not exactly a modal filter

I was looking for the steps marked on the WHW on OpenStreetMap (which didn't appear to exist), but found these steps instead next to the library. As I was on the bike, I didn't go up them to find out where they led.

No way through at Milngavie Library.

[Image taken 19.8.22] Terry Avenue (ahead), near junction of Butcher Terrace (behind camera left), Millennium Bridge (behind camera, right), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] I was perplexed that yet more bollards … [more]

Steps on this route to Brighton station

Barriers on new link from Helston Business Park

Barriers on 'cycleway' to Forth Gwedhen, Helston

Barriers on cut-through to Trenethick Park, Helston

Dropped kerb and barriers on the cut-through to Gwealdues Green, Helston

Barriers on Winns Row, Helston

Future link to the Gwealdues estate, Helston

There could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Road closure with no thought for cyclists etc - there could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Recent bollards installed for Cambridgeshire County Council don't have those nasty protruding handles

End of the concrete path past the Dungeness nuclear power stations - you can push a bike up onto the embankment

Entrance to Auchenshuggle Woods, off London Rd. Gate with sprung hinges onto gravel path. Locals who cycle often use southern pavement of London Rd to get to Auchenshuggle (despite Spaces for People lanes on road).

Gates on London route 68 leaving Lesnes Abbey

Delivery truck in pop-up cycle lanes past East Croydon station

Chicanes where The L711 road crosses the Flemming Skate.

Access to Whitehead Lane for Higher Green Lane is via a gate that has a void built in for passage.








Obstacle on shared-use path, Dover Western Docks

Private road off NCN route 1, Sandwich Bay

Missing link between the shared-use path (NCN route 3) from Marazion to Penzance and teh dead-end path past the Coastwatch station.

Kissing Gate

Restriction on path north of Merlewood Drive

A nice little cut-through in St Ives - except for the parked cars.

The stepped footbridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal at Westerton has had wheeling ramps added at one side.

Lots of pavement parking particularly at weekends

I don't know how often the bridge over the entry to Ramsgate Royal Harbour is actually open

Kissing gate as Cranleigh Drive turns into public path.

Chicane on the footway and a bypass through the vegetation.

Chicane on a steep drop from the footway to the road at Primrose Road, Bradwell, Milton Keynes

Bollards and barriers on NCN regional route 15

Stile and gate where NCN regional route 15 arrives in Minnis Bay

NCN regional route 15 is diverted around this collapsing bridge.

Bollard and painted lines, replacing the exclusionary barrier.

Narrow A-frame where the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) turns off the road in South Street

The only gate on the new bridleway onto the National Trust's Penrose Estate

Footpath with barriers and No Cycling sign

Footpath with barriers and No Cycling sign

Pedestrian route - NCN route 1 is parallel in the field to the right

Barriers and bypass on NCN route 1 towards Canterbury West station and the University of Kent

It should be possible to have a cycle route through this park near Canterbury College

Another annoying gate on NCN route 18 alongside the railway to Canterbury

Not one but two annoying gates on NCN route 18 alongside the railway to Canterbury

[Update: #180478.] [Image taken 23.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The barriers (very tight) have now both gone back in. Depressing. Context see: #180362, #180413.

[UPDATE: #180450] [Image taken 21.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The fixing points for this re-introduced barrier (and hazard in my view - see: #180413, #180414). The … [more]

[UPDATE: 21.3.22: #180450.] [Image taken 21.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Very disappointing: less than 24 hours after both barriers were removed, one has been … [more]

Path around the observatory, Cambridge, and barriers to the left

Barriers at the observatory, Cambridge

Closed cycleway, Newhall, Harlow

No dropped kerbs on this path behind Tesco, Church Langley, Harlow

Bollard on pedestrianised street in Old Harlow - NCN route 1 is immediately to the north

Underpass below Edinburgh Way to Harlow Town Park, with barriers on both paths.

Needham Market

No cycle link between Devil's Point and Royal William Yard, alas.

Barriers where cyclists have to dismount to cross the lock

Obstacles to cycling, Potenza

Use barrier to slow cycle access

A-frame barriers/modal filters used to limit access to cycleways

Tempting, but there are a lot of steps ahead. [Eventually the Camden Highline will pass immediately to the left of this bridge, on the line of a disused railway track - pedestrians only]

The bridleway alongside the A1198 Papworth Everard bypass has had a concrete barrier placed across the entrance, although pedestrians and cyclists can get past to the left.

Cycle-unfriendly road closure, Roma

Pedestrian crossing on Rauhehorst and street furniture on a shared use path to the daycare centre and primary school Grundschule Babenend.

Pedestrian crossing on Rauhehorst, between the daycare centre (Kita) & Primary School "Grundschule Babenend" and Brunsbrok in Dietrichsfeld.

Two-way cycleway, cycle lights, fine - but I don't see why they had to block off the right-turn lane.

Steps on the paved path to Orpington station - turn right 200m north for a level route

A proper link is needed to the shared-use paths by the A21 Farnborough Way

Bridle way with kissing gate and log

The footpath behind the camera has a steep drop directly on a road, hence this severe chicane to encourage cyclists to use the road route.

Stepped access (with wheeling strip) from this shared-use bridge over the Canal du Midi in Toulouse

I don't think those are cycle stands - but it would be good to have a through route to the Jardin Abadie and beyond

Steps to the left, canalside path to the right.

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

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