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Photo listing: potholes (problem)

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[Image taken 22.1.23] Scarborough Terrace, York. People step off the steps from the 'glass bridge' and cross to it without checking for road users. Drivers come fast round the corner visible and take it wide. Cyclists need to be able to … [more]

[Image taken 22.1.23] Scarborough Terrace, York. Damaged tarmac that has deteriorated in the past week – York has had freezing temperatures. This road is used by people on foot, cycles, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and with wheeled … [more]

The burst water main in #189435 has been repaired and the road patched, but the pothole has been left untouched!

A pothole full of water, and water rising through the footway surface. The sign says "Due to burst water main please do not park", but was ignored by one private plates driver. (The pipes belong to a team of window cleaners.)

[Image taken 12.1.23] Opposite the entry to/exit from parking between the side of The Churchill Hotel and the residential block Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Terrace, York. Other images of damage here today and links: #189425.

[UPDATE: Knocked back by CYC. An email from 24.1.23 says: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."] [Image taken 12.1.23] Grosvenor Terrace, York. This street is not … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] Grosvenor Terrace junction with Grosvenor Road, York. Other images of damage here today: #189425, #189426. Other images today and links: #189420.

[Image taken 12.1.23] St Leonard’s Place, York. Location of damage in: #189422 plus further damage here. Other image nearby today and links: #189420.

[UPDATE: Email from CYC 20.1.23. "Thank you for your Road and Pavement problems report... The current status of your report is: Unresolved. We’re currently coordinating resources so we can schedule the necessary works; in the meantime we … [more]

[Image taken 12.1.23] St Leonard’s Place, junction with Duncombe Place, York. Detail of the unavoidable damage to the tarmac in the ASL. See also: #189420 and links.

[UPDATE: 20.1.23 CYC won't be repairing this damage: "Thank you for your Road and Pavement problems report... The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." [Image taken … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Field View junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Many people on cycles use this junction either because they live on the roads between Burton Stone Lane and the York-Scarborough rail line or because they are filtering … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. When water gets into longitudinal cracks in tarmac and freezes, the resulting cracks are lateral then become potholes as here. A road on which people on cycles are at real risk from fast moving … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. The cavity filled with water has been marked up for repair - the orange paint. But not the remainder of the damaged surface either side of the compromised 'centre line'. It is unavoidable on a … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. [NOTE: Street view location approximate.] The linear tarmac damage between Field View and Crichton Avenue. The lateral damage now developing. Context: #189231. Links: #189222.

[Image taken 9.1.23] Outside 225 Burton Stone Lane, York. Tarmac damage that puts people on cycles at real risk. It starts with a linear crack. Water enters, gets under the surface, freezes, expands, creates cracks that radiate out, into … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Deteriorating road surface between Field View and (on the opposite side of the road) Horner Street. Extensive and worsening tarmac damage that puts people using the road, who are not in a motor … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Outside Mrs Greedy's, Burton Stone Lane, York. Location of extensive tarmac damage in: #189226.

[Image taken 9.1.23] Outside Mrs Greedy's, Burton Stone Lane, York. Extensive damage unavoidable on a cycle. It is alongside an area that has been patched. Why was this left (to deteriorate)? Location: #189228. Other image today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. The area directly around the grating (dimensions see: #187368) is scheduled for repair. But the remainder? I'll report it when I feed back about the other damage here today. Other image today … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Location of: #189224.

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Extensive tarmac damage. The carriageway is made narrower by parked vehicles on the other side. Drivers are aggressive. People on cycles (mobility scooters, wheelchairs) have to move out of the … [more]

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane junction with Field View (to the right), York. Where I was standing the tarmac extends from kerb to kerb. It is undamaged. Ahead (direction of Crichton Avenue) is a visible line - the road was tarmaced … [more]

[Image taken 10.12.22] Tang Hall Lane, York. Location of damage in: #188675.

[Image taken 10.12.22] Tang Hall Lane, York. Damaged tarmac. Location: #188676. Other damage here today: #188673, and location: #188674. Other image today and links: #188672.

[Image taken 10.12.22] Tang Hall Lane, York. Location of damage in: #188673. Other image today and links: #188672.

[Image taken 10.12.22] Tang Hall Lane, York. [NOTE: Street view position close not exact] Concave damage, fractured tarmac, difficult to avoid on a cycle. Just a few meters from the entrance/exit to the motor traffic-free Foss Islands Path. … [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, junction with Surtees Street, York. Pothole. Dimension: 44cm x 40cm x 4cm deep. Location and links: #188020.

[UPDATE: 12.12.22 I noted this damage had been repaired.] [Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane junction with Surtees Street, York. Pothole. Dimensions: #188021. Other image and links nearby today: #188013.

Massive collapse under way on East Road at Bradmore Street

[Image taken 14.11.22] Foss Islands Path, York. (Near the bridge over the River Foss.) [NOTE: Position approximate. No street view at this location] Context and link: #187716.

[Sustrans reply from 13.1.23 "[Ref Foss Bridge] The 3cm gaps you have highlighted in the photos are connection plates of the bridge deck to the path. These are a necessary structural design to manage the understood movement of the bridge. … [more]

[Image taken 1.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and link: #187368.

[Image taken 1.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (between the junctions with Field View and Ratcliffe Street), York. Fractured tarmac around this grating has still not been repaired. First image this damage: #183663. It's 7cm and 5cm deep in places. … [more]

It's time to resurface this section of the contraflow cycle lane - most cyclists prefer to swerve onto the carriageway to avoid it.

There are two new potholes on the Driftway - a major cycle route but not a through road, so we'll see how long it takes to get them fixed.

[Image taken 28.10.22] Foss Islands Path (at bridge over river Foss), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. Location approximate] Context: #186176 and #186178. Other image here today and links: #187304.

[Image taken 28.10.22] Foss Islands Path (at bridge over river Foss), York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. Position approximate] The dip just ahead of the trike rider has been marked with blue paint. Context: #186176 and #186178. … [more]

The sharp edge on the kerb in the foreground gave my front wheel a pinch puncture. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=402957.

[Image from 28.12.22 shows the damaged surface has not been repaired: #188965.] [UPDATE 10.10.22 The bar has been reinstated - and has a padlock.] [Image taken 5.10.22] West Esplanade, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location]. Still no … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. Other image this issue here today and links: #186300.

[UPDATE: Reply from Screwfix 28.9.22 "the Property team...have advised that the area shown in the images you have kindly provided is within our demise. The potholes have already been reported by the Store to the Maintenance Team and they … [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Foss Islands Path, bridge over Huntington Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There is now a visible ‘step’ in the height of the concrete. Either this defect or the one in #186176 has caused me to … [more]

[Later image: #187305] [UPDATE: On 20.10.22 Sustrans included in an email about somewhere else: "The path in this area was constructed circa 1994 and as you may be aware it has recently been resurfaced. Further work is being done soon to … [more]

Cracked surfacing to cycle path. Coton path bridge across the M11. West sound. This path is a disgrace, it was closed for 2 years in order to re-surface the bridge approach ramps and this is the state of them less than a year later. Easily … [more]

Cracked surfacing to cycle path. Coton path bridge across the M11. This path is a disgrace, it was closed for 2 years in order to re-surface the bridge approach ramps and this is the state of them less than a year later. Easily wide enough … [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, close to car park on Water Lane/Woodland Chase, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] Context: #186006. Other image here today and links: #186002. Cycle wheel in one of … [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, close to car park on Water Lane/Woodland Chase, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] The danger the damage constitutes here is exacerbated by it being in the centre of … [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] My cycle showing how far in my wheel goes in this crevasse (see: #186004). Other image here today and links: #186002.

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] There is an additional hazard here – a difference of 3cm in height between the two sides of the damage: 7cm and 10cm. The width of … [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] I was taking a photo of damage nearby when I heard a shout and brakes. This cyclist just rescued himself from this crevasse. It was … [more]

[UPDATE: #189806.] [Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] The crevasse is 5cm wide and 6cm deep in places. The Backies is a nature reserve … [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Rawcliffe Country Park/Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #185997. Same problem Clifton Backies: #186002.

[Image taken 5.9.22] Rawcliffe Country Park/Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [Note; No street view at this location.] The dry weather is causing ravines to open up in our motor traffic-free routes. This one is 7cm across at this point and … [more]

[Image taken 18.7.22] Terry Avenue, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] An erstwhile 'people' space close to the Millennium Bridge. The red line of tarmac was a zebra crossing (see: #168497). It was installed then taken out (see: … [more]

[UPDATE 29.6.22 CYC replied: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."] [Image taken 21.6.22] Bootham, York. Third section of tarmac damage. This time outside North … [more]

As usual, some potholes meet the criteria for repair and others don't - it'd be far cheaper and easier just to fix the lot rather than waiting for them to get worse. More of the same behind the camera.

[Image taken 1.6.22] Lendal Bridge, Museum Street/Station Road junction with Rougier Street, York. Context and links: #183196.

[Image taken 1.6.22] Lendal Bridge, Museum Street/Station Road junction with Rougier Street, York. The cracking is right the way across the road. Older image of this ASL damage: #177156. I’ll re-report it. Location: #183197. Other image … [more]

[Image taken 24.5.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Location of hazard in: #182794. (Also context and links.)

[UPDATE: 22.6.22. At least part of the damage has been marked up for repair: #183663.] [Image taken 24.5.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The tarmac around this grating is cracking and some has already come out. That means there's a sharp metal … [more]

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane looking towards the junction with Malton Road, Huntington/York. Location of pothole/tarmac damage in: #182641 also links.

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane looking towards the junction with Malton Road, Huntington/York. The lanes are very narrow. This is a mini yet there is no space to … [more]

[UPDATE: 13.6.22 The entire strip was been filled and is shiny and smooth.] [UPDATE: On 26.5.22 I saw the deepest part of the damage had been repaired.] [Image taken 17.5.22] New Lane, just after the junction with Malton Road, … [more]

[Image taken 14.5.22] Heworth Green (town side of the roundabout), York. Context: #182600. Cyclists. Must. Be. Able. To. Look. Around. Them. We. MUST. NOT. Have. To. Look. Down. Other images and links today: #182594.

[UPDATE: #185678] [UPDATE 23.6.22: I saw the two nearest damaged areas of tarmac have been marked up for repair] [Image taken 14.5.22] Heworth Green (town side of the roundabout), York. I will (finally) report this damage. It's at the exit … [more]

[Image taken 13.5.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Very damaged tarmac. My feet fit (widthways) in some of the longitudinal fissures now. Context: #181245. [Image from 11.1.23 showing the importance of this route: #189401.] Other images today and … [more]

[Image taken on 4.5.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Damaged tarmac. Context: #181245. I went to see if there have been repairs here. I've asked the ward councillor; I’ve made a complaint... I think one section has been patched but not all of it … [more]

[UPDATE: I saw on 18.5.22 this damage had been patched.] [Image taken 26.4.22] The Stonebow-Peasholme Green, junction with St Saviours Place, York. Extensive tarmac damage on a road where large vehicles (including buses) move fast. Cyclists … [more]

[Image taken on 9.4.22] Museum Street (Lendal Bridge), York just at the turn into Library Square (Explore York/the main public library), York. To the right of/underneath the blue vehicle there is also a right-turn arrow/tiny box for people … [more]

Buses and construction trucks turning into Station Road mean that this storm grating is a permanent danger to cyclists.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. My phone fits into the damage here. My phone is L10cm x W3.5cm x D1.5cm. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Context and links: #181245.

[Image taken on 1.4.22] Bootham Terrace, York. Damaged tarmac. You can see how difficult it is for someone on a cycle/scooter to avoid the longitudinal fissures many of which are as wide as or wider than tyres. They could have you off. I … [more]

[See later image: #182404.] [UPDATE: 14.4.22] My complaint - my concerns - have been knocked back. A reply from CYC today says: "...our engineers have inspected the area & have determined at this time there are no areas considered an … [more]

[Image taken on 28.3.22] Bootham Park Hospital grounds, Bootham, York. Context: #180718. 75cm is not accessible and therefore not acceptable. It hugely limits who can use this route which is traffic-free and in parkland for half its length. … [more]

[UPDATE: 20.6.22 I saw all the holes had been filled.] [Image taken 8.3.22] Duncombe Place/Museum Street/Blake Street/St Leonard's Place junction, York. The tarmac at this critical junction is either damaged (as here), or patched. This area … [more]

There's a constant cycle of building and renovation work on Porson Road (NCN route 11) so of course there are huge potholes.

[Image taken 14.2.22] Peasholme Green, York. Detail/context: #179052.

[Update: 3.3.22] CYC has replied it won't be repairing the tarmac: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." [Image taken 14.2.22] Peasholme Green York The damage on … [more]

This pothole never goes away, although occasionally it gets patched up - it's pretty bad at the moment.

Pothole on a busy route to Cambridge station

Big pothole at the youth hostel junction, Cambridge

The irregular surface remains untouched, despite work going on in the park for around two years now. See also #46958.

[Image taken 25.1.22] Tanner Row, York. Context: #178206. Other images today: #178199 and links.

[UPDATE: 16.5.22 I saw tarmac all around this access cover had been redone.] [Image taken 25.1.22] Tanner Row, York. Damage around an access cover in the contraflow cycle lane. Location this issue: #178209. Other images today: #178199 and … [more]

The road was recently closed here for a couple of days (#177601) - but the deathtraps were not touched.

The Station Road-bound lane of Hills Road is getting worse and worse.

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s Lane, York. Looking along St Mary’s Lane towards the steps at the junction with St Mary’s Lane (see: #). Note the damaged tarmac AND the gouges out of the grass verge. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s Lane, York. Looking along St Mary’s Lane towards the steps at the junction with St Mary’s Lane (see: #177813). Note the damaged tarmac. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s Lane, York. Looking along St Mary’s Lane towards St Mary’s steps (see: #177808). Note the damaged tarmac. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] Looking along St Mary’s Lane, York. Tarmac damage. Context and links: #177760.

Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s, York. Looking towards Bootham – and the site of the planned crossing. Tarmac damage. Context and links: #177760.

Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s, York. Tarmac damage. Context and links: #177760.

[UPDATE: #181221.] [Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s, York. Tarmac damage. Other images tarmac damage here today: #177806, #177807. Context and links: #177760.

[Image taken 16.1.22] St Mary’s, York. Tarmac damage. Context and links: #177760.

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