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Photo listing : road environments (problem)

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Stallingborough Industrial Park Cycleway / Footway ends

Oh dear, they're real. https://t.co/5eDXgff4jr Simon adds: These orange flags are to be electively carried by people using the pedestrian crossing.

Busy fast road into Aldeburgh, with footway.

Busy fast road out of Aldeburgh with only a narrow footway.

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The cyclist exiting the contraflow from Leeman Road and heading for the furthest carriageway has to get this far out before s/he can see/be seen. Other images today: #172321 and links

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. View from the cycle contraflow from Leeman Road. If there is a bus at the stop the sightlines are hugely reduced - for the cyclist and any road user approaching. Other images today: #172321 and li ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The pole obscures and distracts from the temporary infra intended to keep cyclists exiting the contraflow here safe and making it easier for them to cross to the further carriageway. Other images ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. The lights for the temporary crossing on red. The one on the left gets turned round and both get obscured by other vehicles and infra, or drivers simply don't see them and continue at speed as a c ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. I’ve used the crossing between Leeman Road a contraflow on the left between where the square red sign and the square yellow sign in at the back of this image on the left-hand side to this carria ... [more]

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. Information overload in a short distance with possible fatal consequences for people crossing from the left (a contraflow cycle lane) into this carriageway. Extended caption #172327. Other images ... [more]

A brand new road scheme, with acres of space for cycling.....and yet no cycling provision?

The cycle route from Fulbourn to Cambridge crosses the road here, but there's absolutely no signage.

The cycle route to Fulbourn crosses the road here, but there's absolutely no signage.

The new crossings at the Robin Hood junction are pedestrian-only, largely because so little space has been provided in the middle. Single-stage crossings would have been fine for cycling.

The new crossings at the Robin Hood junction are pedestrian-only, largely because so little space has been provided in the middle. Single-stage crossings would have been fine for cycling.

[Image taken 17.7.21] Bootham, York. Drivers get impatient waiting and exit the queue to drive on the wrong side of the road to turn into Marygate. However, they are unable to see into the turn. Plus, for anyone on Bootham heading towards t ... [more]

[Image taken 17.7.21] Bootham, York. Around 35m before the turning, this driver is about to cross the centre line and drive partly in the oncoming lane to reach Marygate. Other images this issue today: #172112 and links

West Thomson Street has been partially resurfaced (see #107341), but the cycle lane has not been reinstated, even though the signs remain, albeit one facing in the wrong direction.

[Image taken 9.7.21] New Lane, Huntington, York. 30mph on one side, 40mph on the other. Despite the narrowness of the carriageways, the lack of sightlines - both directions. In the direction of the camera a short distance further on there i ... [more]

The build up of mud around the bus boarder after flooding, such as seen in #169649.

Debris lying in the Provanmill Road cycle lane.

The cycle lane in Broomfield Road stops, and is replaced by three traffic lanes approaching the Red Road mini-roundabout. Three!

Accumulated mud in the faded cycle lane in Broomfield Road.

A faded cycle lane on Broomfield Road, at a pinch-point. It also leads into a chain of potholes at the bus stop.

The cycle lanes on Broomfield Road are almost invisible now.

Another view of the mixed up bus stop/parking layby/cycle lane in Hawthorn Street, also seen in #170211.

[Image taken 25.6.21] Hall Ings, Bradford close to the front of the premises of Bradford Capital of Cycling (www.capitalofcycling.org/) - see: #170653 and links. The cycle symbol does not protect the route or users from drivers waiting to t ... [more]

The Boquhanran Road underpass beneath the Forth & Clyde Canal. I'm sure the road network would still function if this was shut to motor traffic and a more suitable surface laid for safer cycling.

Is it a cycle lane?

The pedestrian crossings form part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route, opened by Cllr Charlie Gordon back in 1993. This section is part of one of the many 'Cyclists Dismount' sections, and it remains so to this day. Nowadays, ... [more]

Edmiston Drive (which becomes Shieldhall Road beyond the next junction) is a horrible busy dual carriageway, with a mixture of roundabouts and crossroads along its length. So it was not surprising to see a mix of road and pavement cycling g ... [more]

Helen Street is not a cycle-friendly road by any means, but its junction with Edmiston Drive is particularly bad. This guy was cycling on the carriageway further back, but switched to the footway on the approach to the roundabout.

Is this still the most appropriate layout for this junction, given the change of priorities and connectivity at the other nearby junctions in recent years?

The Hillington Road footway link between the residential area of Hillington and the industrial estate is not signed as being anything other than an ordinary footway, but I remember it been shown as proposed for redetermination in part of a ... [more]

A nasty roundabout to cross to get from the Hillington Road industrial estate side road to the residential part of Hillington.

Road closure, Sheffield - but it needs improvement for cycling.

Did anyone seriously think that drivers would block the straight-ahead lane rather than pulling forward into the ASL?

NCN route 71 on the A5271 west from Keswick - there's plenty of room to replace the footpath with a shared-use path

Unsigned right turn on NCN route 71 into Threlkeld

[Image taken 10.6.21] North Street, York junction with Bridge Street and Micklegate. It's part of route NCN65, it's got 'early greens' for cyclists on this side of the junction and on the opposite side - Skeldergate. It passes the rail stat ... [more]

Crossing and pedestrian cut-through to supermarkets, Hexham - dropped kerbs and improvements needed.

[Image taken 9.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Brewery vehicle on Tanner Row blocks the street for all users. (The two pedestrians are walking the 'wrong way' up the advisory contraflow cycle lane.) Same issue today: #170009 and links.

[Image taken 9.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Brewery vehicles on Tanner Row. During the Wellington Row flood gates work (#166177) the street is signposted for wheelchair users (in both directions) and cyclists see: #168584. (Also search on Wellin ... [more]

The turning down Tyne Green Lane on the National Byway to join NCN route 72 is unsigned.

Unsigned right turn on the route from Camden to Holloway

No provision for cycling (other than the parking stands) and minimal provision for pedestrians at the busy Wallace Street junction with Dalintober Street. A dropped kerb crossing across three lanes of fast moving traffic heading for the mot ... [more]

Parking on the footway, driving in the hatching. The rules of the road have broken down. Just beyond the van is a dropped kerb, before the traffic signals, that allows access to the footway in order to use the toucan crossing across to t ... [more]

Door-zone cycle lanes on Maxwell Drive.

Door-zone cycle lanes on Maxwell Drive.

The speed humps are freshly painted, but the cycle lane is looking rather faded.

The Dumbreck Road/St Andrew's Drive/Titwood Road/Haggs Road junction outside Pollok Country Park. No sign of the proposed pop-up cycle route on St Andrew's Drive yet.

The track from the playing fields car park (see #170045) arrives at Guidmans Road just short of the path northwards on the other side of the road. However, the road is one-way.

The pedestrian crossing on the Newlands to Silverburn cycle route at Thornliebank Road is out of use. This is quite a busy road, and being next to a roundabout it is not terribly easy to cross the road unaided at this location.

[Image taken 29.5.21] Station Avenue/Station Road, York. There were more people wanting to pass through the gap than there was space available. They had to wait. I sat here for 15 minutes and counted nearly 400 people heading towards or com ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 29.5.21] Station Avenue/Station Road, York. People queuing to get through the arch in the city walls on the narrow pavement and with scaffolding in place. Yet the motor traffic contin ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 29.5.21] Station Avenue/Station Road, York. The adult accompanying the child who fell off his cycle (see: #169852) is now wheeling two cycles. Why is the motor traffic not limited to ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 29.5.21] Station Avenue/Station Road, York by the city walls. Scaffolding further reduces the width of the pavement. The child fell off his cycle into the road, in the crush. Two lane ... [more]

Needs to be a cycle /pedestrian path from Pinehurst to road to the comments Ashley Heath roundabout. The pavement is uneven with large pronounced tree roots, overgrown path not wide enough for cyclist and pedestrian, I cycle this route 5 ... [more]

Needs to be a cycle /pedestrian path from Pinehurst to road to the comments Ashley Heath roundabout. The pavement is uneven with large pronounced tree roots, overgrown path not wide enough for cyclist and pedestrian, I cycle this route 5 ... [more]

Desire line on the grass verge showing demand for a short section of pavement up to the TPT access point.

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb Also included in the plans is a sliproad outside of the shops with parking spaces, since the parking presently occurs exclusively ... [more]

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb A cyclist crosses between footways to avoid cycling on the road.

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb

The road leading away from Canniesburn Toll roundabout and onto Maryhill Road.

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb This guy got lucky with a quiet moment!

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb

Canniesburn Toll roundabout, where changes are proposed including signalisation. See https://arcg.is/1P81rb

Why is there just a pedestrian crossing on NCN route 3 west from Bristol Temple Meads station?

Here in London the @MetCC are unable to prosecute this sort of thing because of the paint line. My response is then to ride right of that paint line because this is negligent and dangerous infrastructure by @LBRUT. [Dangerously narrow c ... [more]

Pity the driver who follows the arrow to the left.

[Image taken 22.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. Three of a group of four cyclists using the cycle cut-through. Were they following NCN65 or the Transpennine Trail (and diversions) based on their clothing and their kit? If this bit of infrastruct ... [more]

[Image taken 22.5.21] Rougier Street, York. Under the TSAR scheme (see also: #169160) pedestrian lights have been replaced with 'same side' ones. I believe they are not appropriate for locations where there are large numbers of people cross ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Tanner's Moat junction, York. The route is signed for pedestrians (see: #169524). But it’s a motor vehicle-dominated space. And the sign ahead of the person with the stick says Footway closed. This is a key route for ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. Clutter and scruffy rusting signage on the main pedestrian route to/from the train station. The second sign says, Pedestrians. But there are no facilities for t ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Leeman Road, York. Exiting from here onto Station Avenue has always been difficult and fraught. (It's part of the Lendal gyratory the introduction of which made the road environment even less attractive and conducive t ... [more]

Image taken 21.5.21] Esplanade, York. With no pavement on the left (and signs saying No pedestrians) these pedestrians have opted to use the cycle lane. There are frequent vehicle movements through here - to/from Esplanade car park. It does ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Esplanade, York. This diversion for the replacement of the flood gates under Lendal Bridge is unsatisfactory. The only concessions are signs. The practice of parking on the corner of the underground car park reduces si ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Esplanade, York. Practice of parking on the corner of the underground car park reduces sightlines. Meaning drivers may not see oncoming cyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users on the Wellington Row diversion. See also: ... [more]

A drainage problem at a bus boarder in the now protected Provanmill Road cycle lane, seen during a shower. An aftermath of such flooding is seen in #171650.

Very little remains of the Langdale Street pop-up cycle lane. Just a painted lane now, with car parking and some inside lane driving occurring too. See https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18478995.glasgow-north-cycling-activists-create-p ... [more]

The protected cycle lane scheme took no account of the bus terminus, so buses wait time in the cycle lane before turning at the roundabout to pick up their next service.

Sensible scheme to slow cars at the junction - but why not put in some cycle parking for the Burnham Market Stores across the road?

The Marleigh development - lots of garage space, but no sign of the visitor cycle parking that's dotted around Trumpington Meadows and Clay Farm.

No cycle parking at all at this Co-op and other shops.

Helpful - no road signs. Newmarket is to the right.

Dreadful subsidence

Ghost bikes are everywhere in Rome :( There is a protected cycleway mere yards from this location, but it doesn't extend to this point.

[Image taken 14.5.21] Station Road (Lendal Bridge) junction with Rougier Street, York. The next stage in the damage process is when chunks of the cracked tarmac come out. But it's not just the resulting hole(s) but also the lumps that are h ... [more]

[Update see: #169571] Image taken 14.5.21] Station Road (Lendal Bridge) junction with Rougier Street, York. The kerbstone has come away from the rest of the pavement. Location see: #168910

New zebra crossing, designed to force cyclists into the path of motor vehicles - perhaps a shared-use bypass could be provided to the left?

Presumably a lane for cyclists turning right, but there are no markings or red surfacing.

[Image taken 9.5.21] Clifton Moor Gate looking towards Hurricane Way, York. Many cyclists crossing here do not want to continue over to join the shared use path on the Sofology side of the road. However, when the toucan is green so too are ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Clifton Moor Gate looking towards Hurricane Way, York. It’s not possible to cross in one go. The lights for this toucan are red while the ones for the further crossing to Hurricane Way (with Sofology on the corner) ar ... [more]

This image shows that the amount of tarmac available for ‘shopping’ and ‘retail restocking’ far exceeds the provision (the shared use path curving right around Sofology, and the pavement on the B&Q side) for everyone on foot and on ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Hurricane Way, York. From the other side of Clifton Moor Gate (the road the pedestrians are crossing) to here, the design expects people on cycles to use that toucan crossing and the nearest one too to reach the path t ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Hurricane Way, York. The toucan crossing over Clifton Moor Gate (main road running left to right in background) is from the central traffic-free triangle in the image. Therefore to get here from Hurricane Way I need to ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Hurricane Way, York. There are no facilities for people on foot or cycles to exit B&Q and cross the four lanes to the other side of Hurricane Way. Pedestrians are assumed to be happy to walk to one of the lit pedestria ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Hurricane Way, York. To get to the toucan crossing over Clifton Moor Gate (main road running left to right in background of this image), I need to access the island in the centre of the image (to cross to the island on ... [more]

[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. This contraflow cycle lane is not safe for any user. Yet is now also signed for people in wheelchairs. See also: #168584 and links.

[Update 3.7.21: The wheelchair sign has been removed – the route should not have been signed along here (see: #171340). The other sign has also been moved away from the cycle parking.] [Image taken 4.5.21] Wellington Row, York. These sign ... [more]

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