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Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic. A short section of single-yellow will allow motor vehicles to park in this cycle lane.

An upstand high enough to allow a bike to be parked, at a turn into a side road, see #167163

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

The junction of Histon Road with Canterbury Street (and other side streets) has been designed with an upstand of 25mm, enough to throw a rider off their bike unless they turn sharply.

No traffic lights, no problem.

Canterbury Street meets Histon Road.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

Histon Road cycleways built to the minimum width, and with no protection from close passing motor traffic.

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. Driver turning out of queueing traffic to travel on the wrong side of the road (the oncoming carriageway) into Marygate. See also: #167116

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. When there is queuing traffic towards Bootham Bar, some drivers heading for Marygate (perhaps the car park at the end) get impatient. They turn out of the queue and drive on the wrong side of the road in ... [more]

Funeral for a cycling campaigner Paddy Cahill https://twitter.com/rmcgreevy1301/status/1381648573461323778?s=21

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Not sure if this and its companion are true hoardings or simply historic photos of street scenes on a window. But they do show how imagery provides interest, and improves a scruffy area and makes ... [more]

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Old images on the back of the M&S building lift an unloved area. See also: #167102. (Hoardings overview): #165189

Midwife, mother of three killed https://www.scotland.police.uk/what-s-happening/news/2021/april/appeal-following-fatal-crash-on-a710-near-southwick-dumfries/ According to that page: Appeal following fatal crash on A710 near Southwi ... [more]

Impatient driving to say the least: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYg5H6zsMg&feature=youtu.be https://twitter.com/carltonreid/status/1380591492629200898?s=21

New piece of street art in Hull Normally don't like Graffiti but love this 👍 https://t.co/Zi8CjEWMCf

The Cambridge Blue with a new off licence sign.

[Image taken 9.4.21] Early green for cyclists in York. It's on Skeldergate in the direction of North Street (junction with Micklegate and Bridge Street). There's also one on the other side of this junction ie in this direction. Drivers seem ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The driver of a Travelodge vehicle avoids loading taking place on the left but uses the contraflow cycle lane to do so. At the junction, a metre further up, the driver turns right (not shown) and t ... [more]

Pram Rebellion temporary art about waste https://xrcambridge.org/pram-rebellion

Mix of bikes, escooters and electric bikes in Cambridge 2021.

A local crossroads junction has just been remodelled into a mini-roundabout. "A perfect chance to upgrade the cycle route's crossing using latest LTN 1/20 guidance," I hear you say. Well, I'm pleased to report that t̶h̶e̶y̶ ̶h̶ ... [more]

New improved arrangement at the east end of Downing Street, with the awkward island and bollard removed and the traffic light phases changed - see also the advanced green light for cyclists.

Poor connection to the public bridleway from Weaver's Field, Girton.

Public footpath on the right, gate on the left.

Huntingdon Road dropped kerb

Creative response to the short lived art that was previously placed here but which disappeared after only a few days. See #166510.

The old road is actually still viable for cyclists as an alternative to slogging up the hill on the A394.

Newmarket Road reopened after a week’s work to install an underpass for the Chisholm Trail.

Newmarket Road crossing at Abbey Street.

Filtered permeability between Milnpark Gardens and Milnpark Street at Sussex Street, rectifying the main problem in #99410.

Filtered permeability on Sussex Street, see also #166733.

Filtered permeability on Scotland Street West.

A short section of cycle lane on Seaward Street, but not really any use for crossing at the toucan crossing.

Unmarked dropped kerb connecting the southern portion of Shields Road to Nithsdale Road and the rest of Shields Road. The dropped kerb has clearly been retro fitted, but not marked as being for cycling.

South City Way at junction of Victoria Road and Allison Street.

Calder Street tie-in to the South City Way on Victoria Road. See also #167148. The parking bay is at least wider than the van for a change.

South City Way at junction of Victoria Road and Calder Street.

The South City Way cycle route on Victoria Road. Note how the right hand side of the cycle track gets narrower over the width of the road crossing. The markings should guide cyclists away from this area, where the kerb has upstand as the ra ... [more]

A dropped kerb for cycling from Cavendish Street towards the South City Way, but now it is aligned with a large patch of grass, so requires awkward turns to get around.

The section of cycle track on the traffic island between Pollokshaws Road and Cathcart Road has been marked with red surface, unlike anything else in the South City Way to date. Work continues.

The Howard Street contraflow cycle lane with orca protection. The traffic island here has been made less obstructive too.

The Howard Street contraflow cycle lane now has protection from orcas. So taxi driver parks on footway at a pedestrian crossing point instead.

Oswald Street bus gate, helping to filter city centre traffic. But taxi driver stops forward even of the Advance Stop Line.

Traffic counters, including for the cycle lane, on Glasgow Bridge.

Traffic island and bollard to help prevent left hooks on the Clyde Street pop-up cycle lane.

The shared-use path on the far side of the road ends here and cyclists can use the crossing and come back to join NCN route 28

Bridge on the route past the racecourse from Kingsteignton to Newton Abbot (in Hackney Marshes nature reserve)

Roadworks and bank holiday traffic to Torquay (lockdown? what lockdown?)

Turn right here (the Dead End sign should really have an Except Cycles plate) to avoid a short stretch of the A381 and the A380 roundabout.

Fast descent with almost no traffic from Teignmouth Golf Club to Kingsteignton

Teignmouth Golf Club - on the ridge between Dawlish and Newton Abbot

Near the top of the climb west from Dawlish (visible in the distance) - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

View east to Dawlish - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

Steep climb west from Dawlish - NCN route 2 ends at Dawlish station, from where you can take the A379 through Teignmouth, or come this way.

Temporary traffic calming on Broad Walk

Dead-end footway in Dawlish - NCN route 2 ends here, with the options of continuing on the A road through Teignmouth or taking some steep lanes inland to Newton Abbot.

It's not really clear, but cyclists on NCN route 2 can move on to the shared-use footway here to turn left at the roundabout.

On-road lanes for NCN route 2 in Dawlish Warren

Cyclists by Cockwood harbour on NCN route 2

Backstreet route for NCN route 2 through Starcross, avoiding a very narrow section of the A379

Two-stage cycle crossing on NCN route 2 at the old Exeter bypass

New section of NCN route 34 around the back of the Double Locks pub. The route is very busy with cyclists, joggers and walkers to this point, then gets gradually quieter.

[Image taken 1.4.21] Perimeter route of one of the Clifton Moor, York retail areas. This one with a Tesco Extra. There is no convenient, comfortable, accessible exit - ie no drop kerb - to the road network for people on cycles other than by ... [more]

Avenue Verte route

A dinkydoors foto-me booth on Mill Road bridge. It disappeared sometime on Friday evening: https://twitter.com/dinky_doors/status/1377894935668654082?s=21 There is a followup response see #166667.

The road closure in Avenuepark Street now has an opening to allow through cycling, correcting issue in #62876.

Drainage problems on pop-up cycle lane in Bilsland Drive at toucan crossing next to Ruchill Park.

A bus stop boarder followed by a sudden swerve around a marked parking bay.

[Image taken 30.3.21] Micklegate Bar, York. In February 2021, there was no access for people on cycles from Blossom Street or Queen Street. The Bar has reopened and the deep ASL has been repainted. (Bar closed see: #164583.) See also: #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 30.3.21] The gas works completed, Micklegate Bar, York is again open to people on cycles. (Closed Bar with misleading signage see: #164586.) Bar from other side see: #166496

[Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York towards the Minster (top left in photo). Riding this route on the previous day, I was the only vehicle on the road. I was able to smell the flowers. Sadly, that was a first as this route is usually c ... [more]

[Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York. Exit the railway station at this time of year and beyond the buses and the clutter, the banks of the city walls opposite are strikingly yellow. They also show up well after dark under the lights ill ... [more]

”Out of Touch” more like - the latest political leaflet to come through my door, one candidate advocating a return of the suffocating traffic on Mill Road, despite claiming to support “greener healthier living”. No solution given ... [more]

Bodged repair, almost blocking the drain.

Modal filter

Old road filter, cycle signage but no clear path through

[Image taken 26.3.21] Family from Dringhouses on The Stonebow, York. I stopped to ask about their experiences of cycling on York's bridges. They push their cycles over because drivers - including bus drivers - pass too closely. I believe Yo ... [more]

These traffic lights and at Hills Road in the distance are to be controlled by AI which will apparently distinguish different types of road user - perhaps even cyclists? Cambridge Independent article: www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/ne ... [more]

[Image taken 24.3.21] Lighting at Esplanade carpark, York proposed route of diversion when floodgates (see: #166177) are replaced under Lendal Bridge. See also: #166256, #166180

[Image taken 24.3.21] Layerthorpe, York. Grating in carriageway. It is dead centre in the side road. The slots are in the direction of travel ie right where someone on a cycle is positioned. Tyres could go in. Someone could come off. Wheels ... [more]

The current arrangement at the south end of Histon Road - only cycling allowed southbound.

The newish one-way system makes cycle access to Moreton-in-Marsh station difficult.

An important bollard has been removed here https://twitter.com/iambrianjones/status/1373957267461173249?s=21

I don't understand why a road like Bramford Lane needs central hatching or even a centre line. Surely we should be trying to make it safer to cycle considering it is supposedly a cycle route. Zebra crossings would be a better use of paint h ... [more]

Heart broken to see these tree stumps line the roads in Suryabinayak and Jagati. The beautiful tall trees are all gone! https://t.co/9nVVJc12hg Some nearby trees can be seen in this Mapillary image: https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/9yZu9 ... [more]

[Image taken 21.3.21] Tanner Row, Rougier Street, York. Police parking bay (see also: #164847). Parking by any vehicle along this stretch of Tanner Row reduces the available width of the carriageway such that drivers have to use the advisor ... [more]

[Image taken 20.3.21] York. Contraflow cycle lane signs both sides of Tanner Row viewed at the turn from North Street (junction with Wellington Row). See also: (Signs visibility): #165815, #165816, #165817.

[Image taken 20.3.21] York. Contraflow cycle lane signs both sides of Tanner Row viewed on approach from North Street (direction of Wellington Row) if you were passing a vehicle parked in the space on the left. The route is very popular wit ... [more]

[Image taken 20.3.21] York. Contraflow cycle lane signs both sides of Tanner Row viewed on approach from North Street (direction of Wellington Row) if you are close to the kerb. See also: (Signs visibility): #165815, #165817, #165818.

[Image taken 20.3.21] York. Contraflow cycle lane signs both sides of Tanner Row, York at the approach for all traffic on Wellington Row/North Street (direction of Rougier Street). See also: (Signs visibility): #165816, #165817, #165818.

[Image taken 19.3.21] I have seen car transporters making this turn. I've never been standing at the junction with a camera at the time. Bootham is part of the inner ring road but has very limited space. There are advisory cycle lanes on bo ... [more]

[Image taken 20.3.21] ASL on Museum Street, York at its junction with Rougier Street. Damage to the tarmac immediately - unavoidably - where cyclists enter the ASL. See also: #165154, #165766

Route to Fen Drayton, signed as a diversion while the cycleway to Swavesey is under construction.

[Image taken 19.3.21] Terry Ave, York is accessible to all ages on all designs of cycle. See also: [Terry Ave riders] #164094, #165153 [Terry Ave closure April 2021 for around a year: #164095, #164634

Pretty minor ford in Hilton with reminder for cyclists to dismount.

[Image taken 19.3.21] Cyclist in York. She has come from either Rougier Street (avoiding Lendal gyratory) or Tanner's Moat who has dismounted to access the pedestrian crossing and is now continuing her journey on her cycle across Lendal Bri ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.21] View from Lendal Bridge (Station Road) towards the War Memorial on the Lendal gyratory, York. It's a noticeable incline. Particularly if you start from a stationary position at these lights. There are bus stops on the ... [more]

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