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Photo listing : road environments (problem)

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Totally un-cycle-friendly dogs-leg pedestrian crossing on NCN route 6 in Northampton

Mevagissey harbour, where driving is allowed but cycling is not - though that surely wouldn't stand up in a court of law.

A long lead up and sharp bend mean this was very hard to get a cargo bike round. It requires hefty wiggling. Ok for normal bikes but beware if you have a tandem, Tagalong or cargo.

The recently redesigned Sevenways roundabout has some minor improvements for pedestrians, but on the road it's a very different matter. Very few road users pay any attention to the road markings and choose to move straight over them, leadi ... [more]

Intermittent painted cycle lanes on the 40mph A88 Bellsdyke Road, a signed diversion route for the M876 motorway.

The end of the cycle path from Cumbernauld Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal, but neither a dropped kerb to get onto the carriageway or a shared footway in either direction. Allandale to the left, Castlecary (and the quieter Walton Road to A ... [more]

The cycle route crosses so many lanes on this trunk road intersection - it's not obvious which toucan crossing buttons and lights to use.

Bendbow Rise underpass

Vans might be alright! Suitable for cars Light vans at risk 2.6m 8'-9"

Traffic chaos outside Wellacre school. Many children ride their bikes to and from this school, and lots more would like to join them, but for scenes like this. The road should be closed to through traffic and a clearway should be implemen ... [more]

Pelican crossing - with two cyclists waiting to cross New Parks Boulevard.

No drop kerb at angled access to staff cycle parking. Likely to cause falls.

No drop kerb so inaccessible and narrow for shared use.

View from the south gate of Kotor, Montenegro - there needs to be a cycleway between the traffic-choked main road and the sea.

Sofia station - organised for cars, not buses or bikes

Despite the controlled access to the old town of Plovdiv, it's full of cars.

This is one half of the huge Istanbul bus station - lots of car parking, no cycle facilities.

Proper crossing required, Istanbul

A split pelican crossing across Redwood Drive, rather than a toucan crossing with extra call buttons, when it forms part of a cycling route. It took a while for the lights to change.

The Stewartfield Way cycleway crosses Macneish Way (which is the entrance to the Morrison's supermarket) here, but no help to cross this busy road, not even use of a central island due to where the dropped kerbs have been installed.

The footway on this section of West Mains Road is not shared-use, although it looks little different from the section that is, and the carriageway is just as busy and fast-paced, so why not fill this gap in the network?

No room for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way.

A split toucan crossing across A749 dual carriageway for NCN756 to get to Nerston village en route to Rutherglen and Glasgow.

No improvement at the Kingsgate Retail Park entrance crossing on NCN756.

A new pedestrian crossing connecting the shared-use footway on Stewartfield Way to a sports centre across the road. Why no provision for cycling across?

To get onto the cycle route to Stewartfield from NCN756 on West Mains Road, the simplest way appears to be to use the slip onto Torrance Road and then the dropped kerb inside the junction.

A decrepit shared footway approaching the uncontrolled crossing across the High Common Road sliproad from Strathaven Road. Room for improvement.

Roundabout at the southern entry to Caceres - cyclists on the roundabout have to give way to motor vehicles exiting, not fair!

Dumped rubbish partially blocking a dropped kerb at Fir Drive garages.

The continuity of Netherton Road (now a path) has been destroyed by the junction at Applegate Drive. Not even a dropped kerb at the end of the path (which has been slewed away from its original alignment).

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 crosses Greenhills Road at this roundabout. There is a plan to dual Greenhills Road because it is so busy at peak times (although you'd never guess at 11am!).

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 crosses Greenhills Road at this roundabout. Quiet enough mid morning, but this road is so busy at peak times it is to be dualled.

Where now? Again, missing any signage, East Kilbride's cycle route 1 goes onto what looks like a footway at the far side of the junction, which is a path that leads to an underpass at the Righead Roundabout.

No sign on East Kilbride's cycle route 1 for the turn into Brouster Hill. There is a sign in the other direction, see #31508.

People are reluctant to cross Girton Road here to reach the crossing of the Huntingdon Road, because of fast cars turning into Girton Road.

Apparently a crossing here would make the right-turn lane too short so motor traffic into Cambridge would be held up. Oh dear what a shame that would be.

A failure on so many levels.

Looks like Wigan council didn't get the memo about greater manchester investing in cycle infrastructure. I genuinely didn't know these were cycle lanes until now. My shoulders are wider. Here's a tip, if you can't fit the bike picture in ... [more]

@hopsncheese George Street, #Huntingdon would benefit from 2 way cycling - part of @sustrans #NationalCycleNetwork route. @Huntingdon_Town views needed. @AmyBurbidge2 @Tomstukeley

The road markings on part of Alderman Road have been renewed, including a buffer strip between the parking bays and the cycle lane, but there's really no point in painting it less than the width of a car away from the kerb.

The start of the West Thomson Street cycle lane, opposite Clydebank High School.

The cycle lane up West Thomson Street ends in a car park at the Clydebank Health Centre.

Briar Drive ends in a turning circle next to the Kilbowie Roundabout, and doesn't even have a dropped kerb for cycle access to the cycleway.

A poor end to the footway from The Antonine Road at the Goals access road, part of the Drumchapel Way signed walking route.

A poor quality shared-use footway on Halgreen Avenue. The other side of the road doesn't even have a footway, even though it is outside a school!

Shared use comes to an end, cyclists continue on the road at this junction. CYCLISTS REJOIN CARRIAGEWAY

A car transporter parked across the footway and cycle lane.

One Tesco, one M&S and no cycle parking anywhere near.

Nothing says ‘Quietway’ quite like some destroyed child-sized bollards! @willnorman

The new traffic signals to control flow through the railway underpass have no signals to help walkers / cyclists.

Very faded and dirty sign, confirming that ncn223 continues along this 40mph road

Mersey Tunnel Approach to Queensway tunnel - cycling does not appear to be prohibited (ah it is during rush hours see #106493) but pedestrians are forbidden - so don't break down! A video shot riding thru both ways at 2am ish: https: ... [more]

Cropper Street 🤣

No dropped kerbs at the end of this terraced street.

Winslow Street - no dropped kerbs

No gaps for cycling in many of these side street plugs.

A cycle route sign led me to this 😳

The END of the national cycle network. Or not. However, the big blue sign pointing to the right is incorrect. You are 'supposed' to go straight if you are following NCR 12. Good luck figuring that out. There is no Toucan crossing in any cas ... [more]

The NCN56 cycleway is basically a scantily signed footway that crosses the road here.

Cyclist on a pedestrian crossing - there are no cycle facilities on this side of Bratislava at all

Several potentially serious issues here. The first is the requirement to give way to trams approaching over your shoulder, with little warning that this is about to happen. The second is the angle of the rails as they cross the road - thi ... [more]

Deadly pinch-points for cycling in Great Chesterford. I had a very nasty experience riding along here sometime around the year 2009. Approaching the pinch point I decided to take the lane to make sure the lorry behind me was not going ... [more]

The main shopping street of Daventry, closed to traffic twice a week - I didn't notice any cycle parking anywhere along it.

Still no safe off-road access to Linton Village College

This lane is inadequate as motorists regularly encroach on it as they round the corner. A simple bollard on the corner would solve this immediately.

A cyclist riding in the CENTRE OF THE LANE isn’t trying to get in a driver's way – they’re showing it’s NOT SAFE TO OVERTAKE at that point. #OperationClosePass is working to help drivers and cyclists to better understand each oth ... [more]

Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.

Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.

Not exactly a world-class urban environment with prioritisation of cycling at Cambridge station.

So @WhittlesfordPC third "traffic calming" measure has no attempt at cycle safety lane. What a joke. If it weren't an accident trap. @CambsCC @camcycle @Chisholm4Trail

Shared use joins carriageway at a short advisory cycle-lane ahead of a pinch point.

I waited 4 sequences of Argyle st/ Jamaica st🚦- this remained red (having dodged a taxi who’d pulled in and parked on the cycle lane). We simply won’t shift people to cycling if even the limited infrastructure doesn’t work @Glasgow ... [more]

“Share the road” will always disappoint. Location determined from the VAME visible in the distant building, the letter D is occluded. Possible original tweet: ... [more]

'Cycle lane' Chesterfield Rd. @SheffCouncil @ParkinginSheff @CycleSheffield

Cycling infrastructure is needed here - traffic backs up at the traffic lights on Basing View on the approach to Eastrop Roundabout Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

A lack of cycling infrastructure prevents cyclists accessing the NCN23 from here - looking south from the toucan crossing on Basing View towards Eastrop Roundabout Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

looking south along Basing View towards Eastrop Roundabout Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom)

Walking route between Rosslare railway station and ferry port. Just a marked part of the car park here, plenty of puddles.

Kilkenny ring road tells riders to Go Slow!

Tram ways no cycling 🚳

⛔️ no exceptions

Kokand, Uzbekistan - rush-hour cycling and obstructive car parking

Nothing to indicate that cycles are permitted to ride through here - facing motor vehicles leaving the multi-storey car storage facility. See #5183 from sixteen years previously.

On road section of the Hipper Valley Trail at Goyt Side. Parked cars now line the road on weekdays.

uncontrolled crossing of Lister Road Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom) This junction gets busy, especially if travelling along Lister Road towards Winchester Road, so a toucan crossing would be better

crossing of Lister Road from B&Q towards the toucan crossing Location: , Basingstoke (England, United Kingdom) This junction gets busy, so a toucan crossing would have been helpful

The nearest dropped kerb to the start of the path to Falkirk High station (see #103464) is on a very narrow section of footway, and together with the barriers makes for a needlessly awkward piece of cycling.

No signs for the HArTT cycle route at the busy Redding Road Roundabout, nor any suggestion that the footway may be shared use. Plenty of space, but just an ordinary narrow footway.

No dropped kerb for the HArTT cycle route at the end of the path, a very narrow footway, and a busy road to cross. See #103067 for the view the other way.

The HArTT cycle route turns left from Sandy Loan onto Polmont Road, then turns right onto a path (at the sign post) where there isn't even a dropped kerb! No help crossing this busy road. See #103068 for the view in the other direction. ... [more]

This crossing across the A9 took a while to cross. I wouldn't want this to be my route to and from work.

The uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the A905 leads to the Inchyra Road shared-use footway. Presumably anyone cycling over that painted 'END' has to turn left with the traffic, onto the carriageway leading back to Inchyra Road.

A triple uncontrolled crossing across the A905 carriageways for pedestrians at Cadgers Brae Roundabout, across to the Inchyra Road shared use footway which runs between Rannoch Park and Grangemouth oil refinery.

A poor uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the M9 on-ramp at the Cadgers Brae Roundabout. A gap in the cycle network between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

The A9 approaching the Cadgers Brae Roundabout. A gap in the cycle network between Falkirk and Grangemouth. A shared-use path commences just after the roundabout.

The cycle lane marking at the end of Callendar Boulevard encourages cycling on the wrong side of the road, just like #101199 at the other end of the road.

No cycle provision by this new ring-road, Tashkent

The path across east marsh goes past the bridge that links the marshes to the Olympic Park. It is not linked with a path for cyclists. There are two or more earth tracks that are used but they do not smoothly join the path. Yesterday I hit ... [more]

Tashkent Airport - big car park, no cycle facilities, as elsewhere in the city.

Yellow line on the pavement - 'cycle infrastructure' in Sighișoara.

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