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Photo listing: road environments (problem)

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Just your standard Advance Stop Line with a cycle lane approach that will be driven in by motorists using the pointless inside lane. And another van driver who has parked on the footway.

The bollards removed for COP26 still have not been reinstated, and the plastic box keeps getting moved aside, allowing drivers to enter and leave the Kelvingrove Art Gallery grounds from Argyle Street, at the pedestrian crossing (see … [more]

Pub garden and 4 or 5 cars doing the usual 'not really blocking the footway or the road' thing.

Cycle marker on the A40 and cars outside a pub doing the usual 'not really blocking the footway or the road' thing.

The bare minimum for cyclists on the A40 (not the A4)

A very poorly maintained raised junction at the intersection of Bank Street and Glasgow Street. The paving blocks are very uneven and awkward to ride over.

A poor road environment on Sauchiehall Street at Charing Cross, leading to these two cycling on the footway and traffic island. And they weren't the only ones.

[UPDATE: See note on: #190584] [Image taken 1.2.23] Skeldergate, (looking towards the junction with Micklegate and Bridge Street), York. Who are the intended users of this channel? Cyclists in this direction only? (There’s no help … [more]

Lots of streetscape work to put a tramway through here, but seemingly no room for a cycleway.

Rail trail Wolverton to Newport Pagnell.

This new zebra crossing has been out of use for at least 20 days now - but of course people are crossing anyway.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Former Duncombe Barracks, Burton Stone Lane, York. This will be the site of Duncombe Square (www.shapehomesyork.com/) a development of passivhaus homes. Today though, it was a quagmire. Someone who said he was a … [more]

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #190047.

[Image taken 25.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. This company – Garlands – has been blocking this cycle facility before. It also means any road user at this end of the measures installed in November 2022 (see: #187753) have no sight lines. … [more]

[Image taken 23.1.23] Kitchener Street at entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Path, York. Context: and links #189804.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Kitchener Street at entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Path, York. Context: #189549. Other image here today and links: #189805.

[Image taken 23.1.23] Foss Islands Path (Denning’s Yard/Crichton Ave end), York. Looking into Denning's Yard. Context: #187856. Other image here today: #189795. Other images here today: #189797, #189798, #189799, #189800, #189801, #189802, … [more]

Cycle lane and roundabout at Nantes station

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year? A very poor surface on a road that supposedly is the flagship Colleges Cycle Route. See #186854.

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year?

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year? The sign for the junction ahead should show a crossroads, not just a junction on one side.

[Image taken 11.1.23] Water Lane, junction with Clifton Moor Gate. York. Context: #183195. Very disappointing this remains unresolved. Get wet feet at the start of your day or shift, on your way to school/work, etc, and you have wet feet … [more]

No pavement for southbound buses - children leaving Gordano School in numbers at risk when leaving the bus here. Traffic speed makes it very dangerous.

Being used like a rat run. The signaling is set up like there's still equal traffic N/S E/W bound when now it's mostly N/S, creating waits for pedestrians and motorists. Pedestrians need prioritizing on what should be a shopping street.

Junction signed in the other direction only

A dropped kerb and a bit of widening would allow cyclists to escape the A394 and go up Grange Road instead.

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane, York.

High speed traffic exceeding the 30mph limit and difficulty getting out of Paddock Park onto the roundabout

[Image taken 6.1.23] 6 Filey Terrace, York. A partially sighted neighbour with her wheeled walker and assistance dog walk in the road. The pavement is obstructed and has been since around mid-November 2022. Context and links: #188017. Other … [more]

Inadequate crossing of the busy A390 to reach the Newham Trail, Truro

Proper crossing of the busy A390 needed to the Newham Trail, Truro

Busy Starbucks at the A30 Chiverton interchange - no cycle parking, predictably

[Image taken 31.12.22] Burton Stone Lane (northbound), York. Overview of the ‘pound’ looking north. 20mph sign, oncoming (southbound) vehicles priority sign, ie drivers should stop at the double lines (see: #187753). Then northbound … [more]

[Image taken 31.12.22] Burton Stone Lane (southbound), York. Priority signage. Speed limit, splitter island and cycle channel, single speed cushion. All this paraphernalia and no or little effect on motorists' speeds. Cycling between … [more]

[UPDATE: In the first week of January 2023 I saw the cones had been removed.] [Image taken 31.12.22] Burton Stone Lane (northbound), York. Splitter island, permanent priority sign, speed cushion and… double cones. Compare with the earlier … [more]

[Image taken 31.12.22] Burton Stone Lane (northbound), York. Three speed cushions were replaced with two. Drivers simply straddle these. The speed cushions seen in the other direction and measurements: #187785. Context/overview of the … [more]

[UPDATE: An email from CYC dated 9.1.23 said: "Thank you for your Water and drainage problem report... The current status of your report is: closed as unblocked."] [Image taken 28.12.22] Bootham junction with Grosvenor Terrace, York. … [more]

[Image taken 28.12.22] Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Surface flooding makes getting to/from/through the gap between Railway Walk and the car park difficult without getting wet feet. The surface water at … [more]

Weil LKWs an der Engstelle auf den Gehweg auswichen, hat die Gemeinde dort Pfosten auf dem Gehweg einbetoniert. Dadurch ist aber der Gehweg für Rollatoren, Rollstühle und Kinderwägen nicht mehr brauchbar. Pfosten rausnehmen und … [more]

Still no dropped kerb at the Panmure Gate entrance to the award-winning Claypits Local Nature Reserve.

A road notorious for traffic congestion is about to be widened. That means that a pub opened in 1784 is about to get flattened. So sad that this is how we treat our history. https://t.co/nLSD2OUSoG

[Image taken 8.12.22] (Looking southbound) Burton Stone Lane, York. The pavement is blocked and you can’t see the new layout or priority signage: #188665.

[Image taken 8.12.22] (Looking southbound) Burton Stone Lane, York. By parking here, the driver of the white van has obscured the sightlines for all users in both directions. The vehicle also hides the new layout – overview #187753 and the … [more]

[Update 31.12.22: The temporary measure - the cone - remains but has moved and is now 'cones': #188988.] [Additional observations by the local resident who did the count below: Time and date: 17.30pm on Tuesday 13 Dec 2022. "Three cyclists … [more]

The National Cycle Network signs finally removed from Bridge Street in Peterborough. Sad to see but a positive message from @Sustrans_East. Let’s hope @PeterboroughCC listen and create a proper cycle route once and for all. … [more]

The two way cycleway behind the camera sort of disappears here leaving you with the choice of the footway or crossing onto the road to ride under the railway.

All pedestrian traffic between Bristol City Centre and Temple Meads is directed along this narrow section of footway while there are extensive redevelopment works nearby, see #188580 and #188581.

Shamefully narrow segregated footway Bath Road, Bristol.

Narrow segregated footway on Bath Road, Bristol.

A4 Bath Road, Bristol

A view you don't see from the A4 Bath Road bridge unless you are very tall.

Shamefully narrow segregated footway on Bath Road, Bristol

Narrow footway with a chicane created by cycle parking and seating. This creates an awkward manoeuvre which can be seen in action in the next photo at #188550.

The wide cycleway #188547 behind the camera becomes this narrow footway with a chicane at the end created by cycle parking and seating.

Temple Gate, Bristol where cyclists who've survive the three lane A4 / A370 roundabout can escape the motorway with a dropped kerb onto a cycleway.

The wide cycleway behind the camera becomes this narrow footway with a chicane at the end created by cycle parking and seating.

Zebra crossing at a junction: quite rare. Bristol

Middle of a roundabout known as the Bearpit, Bristol

Stokes Croft, Bristol

Bins and bike racks, Gloucester Road, Bristol

Temple Way urban motorway, grim.

Footway closed, requiring time consuming diversion across the six lane highway and back.

There needs to be a controlled crossing of the road here.

There needs to be a controlled crossing of the road here.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (northbound), York. The temporary A-board duplicates the high level (too high?) permanent sign on the other side of the road: Priority over oncoming vehicles. It creates an actual pavement width of … [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (looking southbound), York. The temporary A-board obstructs the pavement. There is no drop kerb this side for someone in a mobility scooter, wheelchair, a child on a balance bike, someone with … [more]

[UPDATE: On 30.11.22 I received a reply from a traffic engineer to my complaints about the temporary signage obstructing pavements. "Thank you for your email regarding the temporary signing on Burton Stone Lane, and I am sorry to hear of … [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Moved bus stop has unsightly temporary barricading which it not doing its job but is creating a substantial trip hazard for people waiting/alighting. Overview of the measures intended to calm … [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (looking southbound), York. Pavement width and quality meets no standards. Other image and links nearby today: #188013.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, looking southbound, York. Actual pavement width 105cm. To get the usable width you subtract 20cm from the kerb side ie 85cm. Motorists speed along here. The pedestrian experience is unpleasant at … [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Tennyson Avenue, York. Obstructed pavements. Other images nearby today: #188014, #188016, #188017, #188018, #188019, #188020, #188021, #188022, #188025, #188029, #188030, #188032, #188033, #188034, #188035, #188036.

There appear to be Belisha Beacons on those lighting columns, but they are covered with some kind of tape. This looks therefore like some kind of failed attempt to construct a pedestrian crossing.

[Image taken 22.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York (southbound). Context: #187760. As I cycled south I saw a knot of people including one I recognised as a resident who I had spoken to on Friday. One was a woman. I asked her if her name was the … [more]

[Image taken 22.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Wigginton Road, York. This is the size and weight of vehicle that will turn into and out of Denning's Yard access if planning is granted for any development (see: #187304 and links). CYC must develop a … [more]

[Image taken 21.11.22] Tanner Row east of Rougier Street, York. 'John' is colourful. Context: #187750. Other image today: #187829.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Debris in the road and exposed metal rods on the splitter island (right). Context: #187761. Other image today and links: #187780

[Image from 31.12.22 showing priority sign: #188989.] [Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Usable width 102 - 20 = 82. But I would not want to make contact with the speed cushion either so - 20 = 62cm. Other image today and … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #187792. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #187760. The usable width is 126 – (20 + 20) = 86cm. Other images this piece of infra today: #187793, #187794, and debris from damaged vehicles that hit this splitter island: #187795. … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. People in mobility scooters (on pavement, right) have to battle with pollution, high vehicle speeds, narrow pavements and obstructions: #187759, #187796, #187800. Other image today and links: … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Note the cyclist on the pavement. For a possible explanation see: #187760. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Looking southbound towards the northern set of the measures (intended to calm traffic and improve the non motorised user experience) at either end of the ‘pound’. Context: #187753. Other image … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Northbound carriageway though taken looking southbound. Usable width for people on cycles: 115 - 20 = 95cm. But I would not want to touch the speed cushion so that's a further 20cm to deduct. … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Southbound. Usable width for people on cycles: 119 - 20 = 99cm. But I would not want to touch the speed cushion so that's a further 20cm to deduct. Therefore the usable width is 79cm. … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, southbound, close to the junction with Avenue Road/Grosvenor Road, York. Two new speed cushions drivers simply straddle replace the previous three cushions. View in other direction: #188987. … [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #187784. I don’t know if it was this driver who activated the VAS. But note the road position of this vehicle. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Note the absence of the two wands. (Compare with the intact structure: #187754.) These were at either end of the splitter island but barely visible after dark. They have a reflective covering … [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The Aboard is intended to give directions to road users that makes the street safer. But it obstructs the cycle channel. Plus, the sandbag has split creating a further hazard should someone be … [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. This junction box (?) reduces the already insufficient width of the pavement still further. You don't walk right alongside structures... More comments on the pavements here: #187758. … [more]

[More recent image showing speed and priority sign: #188990.] [Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The interventions in #187753 but looking southbound. The width of the space between the kerb and the cushion is 120cm. The reason … [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Comments on pavement width as per: #187755. Context/overview and links see: #187753.

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The Aboard is intended to make the road safer. It's pedestrians who need most protection here. 90cm is too narrow. You don't go right up to signs or walls. So the usable space is rather less … [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The width here does not meet LTN 1/20 requirements. Table 5-3: Additional width at fixed objects Kerbs 61mm to 150mm high 200. So, the actual width of the cycle channel is 130cm. The usable … [more]

UPDATES: In December 2022, as a pedestrian: the VAS continues to illuminate showing motorists are travelling faster than 20mph, plus twice I have seen drivers not give way despite the signs and the double lines when there was someone on a … [more]

Bloody bikes blocking the pavement.

Verkehrsführung in dem Genoveva-Brenner-Weg. Dort baut die Firma Hubert Schmid gerade zwei kleine Häuser. Das alleine ist eine Zumutung, in dieser enge Stelle, an dem steilem Hang. Ganz ungelöst sind hier die geplanten KFZ-Stellplätze und … [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Campleshon Road, junction with Clock Tower Way, York. Further down the road is a set of three speed cushions https://goo.gl/maps/QPTbz9zkpacc9YGT8 On a cycle the spaces enable you to continue without deviation to be … [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. 5.5.4 in LTN 1/20 … [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Space requirements for pavement users 'Typical footway widths for people walking' : … [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Image this position in other direction: #187626. Usable width 126cm - (50cm + 20cm) = 56cm. [Explanation: #187629.] Context and links: #187621.

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