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The contraflow cycle lane appears to have become motor vehicle storage.

Harsh sun reflects like a mirror on the wetted tarmac. It’s difficult to see clearly ahead without holding up your hand to shield the rays.

[Image taken 154.1.22] Entry gate into the grounds of the former Bootham Park Hospital from Bootham, York. Note how narrow the existing gate is even for someone on a cycle that is not set up for utility use, child carrying, or adapted or be ... [more]

"Today I ended up cycling down the remnants of the 1930s cycle way on Chester Road in Birmingham. It is a car park for residents, all but one of whom seem to have plenty of space on their drives." Somewhere along Chester Road, Birmingham ... [more]

No cycling makings on the footway at Shap Road, Kendal. https://twitter.com/allpartycycling/status/1479133430185140232?s=21 https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/19820626.no-cycling-markings-installed-kendals-shap-road/

[Image taken 3.1.22] Manor Lane, York. The speed cushions are ineffective - they do not reduce motorists' speeds. BUT the effect on people who cycle can be considerable. The cushions have been repaired so extensively there is ‘scar tissue ... [more]

[UPDATE See: #177552] [Image taken 23.12.21.] West Esplanade, York (west bank of the Ouse). [NOTE: No street view at this location.] The bollards (see also: #173274 and #173232) have not been replaced following the flood works. (The Scarbor ... [more]

Apparently ambulances heading for Bournemouth Hospital are being held up on the A347 Whitelegg Way, where a new cycleway is segregated from the carriageway by a very high kerb that car drivers are reluctant to cross. Appalling design by the ... [more]

[Image taken 19.12.21] Lucombe Way/Hawthorn Terrace/Haxby Road, York. Context: #176929. Note that pedestrians wanting to cross here are forced to wait till drivers have cleared the entry to the mini roundabout. In the fumes. Other images th ... [more]

[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. CYC put in a pedestrian crossing close to the roundabout. So close it’s at the blind bend. It pushes motorists into the cycle lane... An appalling piece of design which does not address the issues ... [more]

[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Context and links: #176809.

[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Context and links: #176809.

[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Advisory cycle lane markings? Cycleoutline? White lines? Worn away by motor vehicles passing over them. See Comment (autonomous cars): #176779. Other images here today and links: #176809.

[UPDATE: The leaves were cleared.] [Image taken 14.12.21] Bootham, York. Leaves are a hazard. They obscure what is underneath and when wet, as here, are a slip hazard. Other image this issue today: #176778 and links. COMMENT: The Sunday ... [more]

[UPDATE: The leaves were cleared.] [Image taken 14.12.21] Bootham, York. Location of leaves creating a slippery (hazardous) and unattractive cycling environment. Second image this issue today: #176779. Other images this issue: #176768, #175 ... [more]

40mph road, less than a metre's worth of path and hundreds of houses near by. This is fine. Humans aren’t getting enough exercise yet this is what they have to use when they do. We passed people out for walks and jogging. Everyone very ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. At the point the cycle lane (extended to the roundabout in around February 2020) reaches the roundabout it is still only 130cm. See also #176775 and links.

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. There is no protection for cyclists continuing over the roundabout on Haxby Road. Drivers try to pass cyclists turning right and continuing straight ahead. Cyclists are at risk no matter where they p ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. A further pedestrian refuge opposite another entry/exit from The Cocoa Works. The advisory cycle lane is still 110cm wide but the remainder of the carriageway is now just 3m. Despite this motorists i ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Look at the detritus in the advisory cycle lane. It’s just 118cm wide and muddy, leafy and therefore slippery. Look at the crowds on the other side of the road. They are making their way to the Jos ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. When the changes to the roundabout were made the safety for all road users was seemingly not considered. Some drivers can still park here when visiting the Theatre. This image shows the effect on the ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Man carries a child across this fast, busy route with no protection for example speed reducing measures. Context, location and further links: #176770.

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. This is the view of the narrowing from the other direction in: #176767. Will this be the main/an entrance/exit from The Cocoa Works? Will there be no protection for pedestrians trying to cross here? ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. The blind summit this side of which people exit this road into Foss Islands Path and emerge out of. Does it look benign? It’s not. High speeds, all sizes of motor vehicles – it’s also a bus rou ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. See: #176765 and links. NOTE: Added 22.12.21. I exited the bike route (on the right in this image) into the road necessarily angled away from the blind summit ready to push off over the cycle lane an ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. A steep, narrow, route from the Foss Islands Path. Used in both directions, at all hours, in all seasons by people on foot and on cycles, it can be slippery with or the edges obscured by leaves and i ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Foss Islands Path entrance and exit for all users. Straight off/straight into Haxby Road – no sight lines, no protection, no waiting ‘reservoir’. Other images Haxby Road issues today: #176765. ... [more]

[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Exit from Foss Islands Path (see: #176764, #176766, #176768) straight into a busy road with a 30mph limit and a blind summit: #176766, #176767. Advisory cycle lane width: 110cm. Rest of carriageway w ... [more]

The cycle route towards Battersea Power Station leads straight into an underground vortex. There's a small cycle sign to the right but no obvious way to get there.

This is one of Wandsworth’s few cycle lanes. In the Walking & Cycling Strategy the Conservatives pat themselves on the back that this bike lane encourages groups disproportionately impacted by road danger to cycle. State of it. https ... [more]

This is one of Wandsworth’s few cycle lanes. In the Walking & Cycling Strategy the Conservatives pat themselves on the back that this bike lane encourages groups disproportionately impacted by road danger to cycle. State of it. https ... [more]

[Image taken 5.12.21] Burton Stone Lane, close to junction with Crichton Avenue, York. Context: #176457.

[UPDATE 23.12.21: CYC knocked this back on 8.12.21 saying: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." However, each time it rains - as today - the area disappears under ... [more]

New crossing of the A556. While this certainly improves safety on the previous method of crossing (which was legally dodgy and not safe), the long wait times do not help.

Windsor Road to the left is a short dead-end road - so why not make motor vehicles stop and give priority to the through cycle route, rather than ruining it with an expensive 'improvement' ?

[Image taken 1.12.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links. Other images today: #176461, #176462, #176463.

[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links. (Streetview also illustrates one of the results of pavement parking: two people - one who does not have a choice - are in the road.)

[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links

[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links

[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane between the junction with Field View and Crichton Avenue, York. Note the vehicle parked close to the front of the charity shop opposite the junction with Field View. Note the amount of space the truc ... [more]

[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane between the junction with Field View and Crichton Avenue, York. There has been a huge increase in onroad parking on Burton Stone Lane in the past couple of years. Covid – especially in 2021 – see ... [more]

[Image taken 29.11.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Illustrating that it’s used by buses, how limited the space for larger vehicles is, the position of the red vehicle cutting the cycle lane and how far back the ... [more]

[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Pavement parking on a corner and on double yellows. Context: #176444. Other images this issue: #176442 and links

[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane close to the junction with Field View, York. The very narrow pavements in the other direction along Burton Stone Lane passing Mrs Greedy’s cafe (see: #176445, #176417), the solid lines of parked ve ... [more]

[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, approaching Crichton Avenue, York. Three of the roads from which road users turn into Burton Stone Lane, and at speed as apart from the right turn off Crichton Ave, there is no space to wait for the ... [more]

[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, York. Drivers pass on speed cushions. There was no discernible decrease in the speed of either vehicle. Context: #176161. Other images today: #176152 and links

[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, York. Speed cushions showing considerable but typical wear. They are supposed to force drivers to reduce speed. Instead – as the location of the damage shows – they simply straddle them. For people on ... [more]

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[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The repaired/repainted speed cushions have no effect on drivers. As here, they can simply straddle them. In fact, the cushions are positioned for them to be able to do ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. Tangible road damage in the 'gutter'. People on cycles won't be able to avoid it unless they go over the speed cushions. An appalling failure of road design by CYC whi ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The speed cushions - repaired and repainted - from the other direction. And the road damage: #176086. Where people on cycles can't avoid it constrained as many/most wi ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The damaged speed cushions have not been removed in line with LTN 1/20 guidance (www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120) but repaired a ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. Damaged road surface on the approach to: speed cushions, an off-road cycle lane, an ASL. Other images this junction today: #176080 and links

The sign seen in #95295 to warn (or inform since it wasn't a warning sign) of the cycle track crossing has gone missing. Also, the tactile paving for the pedestrian crossing has several tyre tracks across it.

[Image taken 14.11.21] The Stonebow/Peasholme Green, junction with Saint Saviours Place, York. To people who don't cycle, this damage may not look significant. To those of us who do, it is. These longitudinal fissures are in the direction o ... [more]

[Image taken 14.11.21] The Stonebow/Peasholme Green, junction with Saint Saviours Place, York. Context: #175912 and link.

[Image taken 14.11.21] Navigation Road, York at junction with Percys Lane. Drivers are still entering, getting to the No entry markings (see: #174713) and turning round at the junction with Rosemary Place. This creates noise and pollution f ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] LNER Community Stadium leisure/health facilities car park, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] Context and links: #175859

[Image taken 13.11.21] LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York/Monks Cross Park&Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. Cycle/pedestrian/wheelchair crossing between the LNER community stadium/leisure/health facilities and the Park & Ride. But ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk junction with Earlsborough Terrace, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the location pre-hoardings.] Context and links: #175873

[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Road, York looking over the junction (with Station Rise) to Station Avenue. Road works signs - but what works are they for? What are the requirements for temporary signs? Can they be removed from the pavement ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] York Road, Haxby, approaching the ring road roundabout. So much clutter: five signs, one poster, one banner. None challenges drivers to re-think their journey. The signs for cycling are tiny. They do not give distance ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. There's a speed cushion under this bus. The driver did not need to alter his/her speed or road position to traverse it. Another bus driver passed me traversing with ease and no ch ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. One of the speed cushions has been replaced. There are three sets on this road. The only drivers I saw reduce their speed today, and on the previous time I stopped to watch driver ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. These are new [See NOTE on: #175738] speed cushions (replacing the previous damaged ones). Neither of these drivers of had to reduce speed or change road position to pass over the ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. Even a mini can straddle speed cushions and therefore the driver does not have to reduce his/her speed. Other images speed cushions here today: #175738 and links. Other image toda ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. This is a comparatively small car by today's standards yet the driver does not need to slow his/her speed or change road position when approaching the speed cushion: the vehicle s ... [more]

[NOTE: FoI to CYC Response: Hawthorn Terrace was resurfaced between 6th September and 20th September 2019. ...The date the cushions were installed - between 6th September and 20th September 2019, as part of the resurfacing scheme. Where did ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.21] Grosvenor Terrace, York. Obscured ahead only sign. No repeater arrows. Context: #175677 and links.

[Image taken 8.11.21] Malton Road, junction with Elmfield Avenue, York. These slip-ins, lead-ins, cut-ins (what are they called?) often channel people on cycles into danger by creating a ‘must be safe as it’s been designed’ (false) se ... [more]

We have contacted @DevonCC urgently about the removal of the Dryden Road filter, which we believe was done illegally. Please be careful if you are cycling there today as cars are already using the road. https://t.co/4KMxRH942X

Bizarre crossing through a road junction - this should definitely be done in two stages.

[Image taken 3.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. Narrow pavements made narrower by bulging hedges and, here also, a junction box. The Clifton end is subject to a consultation. Vehicle speeds and how close they pass to pedestrians are among th ... [more]

[Image taken 31.10.21] Scarborough Terrace, junction with Grosvenor Road, York. Extensive surface water after a couple of hours of heavy rain. Key backroad - quiet - route for people on cycles but also used by pedestrians including people w ... [more]

[Image taken 31.10.21] St Andrewgate/Aldwark, York. Part of a crucial route through the city for people on cycles, foot and in mobility/scooters/wheelchairs. Surface water after heavy rain. Other images today: #175401 and links.

[Image taken 31.10.21] Aldwark, York. Surface water after heavy rain. This a critical - permeable - route for people on cycles, on foot and in wheelchairs. Count here: #174502. Other issue here this weekend: #175354 and links. Other images ... [more]

[UPDATE: 29.12.21] Today I visited the post office. Afterward I tried to cross over to the other side of Haxby Road. The slight widening of the pavement on that side and the resulting reduction in distance to cross makes it look as if this ... [more]

[Image taken 31.10.21] Haxby Road, York junction with White Cross Street. Cushions were installed summer 2021 – June? (Update see NOTE: #175422) LTN 1/20 (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachme ... [more]

UPDATE 18/12/21 GMUTC have confirmed these are for detection cables (response from TfGM  1121-06ASVJ-04287 ). Further info is requested. UPDATE 10/11/21 reported to GMUTC (TfGM) as the ridge is to do with the Stretford - a cycle lane tran ... [more]

[Image taken 31.10.21] Burton Stone Lane, York looking towards the junction with Crichton Avenue. The sunshine and unusually empty street, belies the unpleasant situation for people who cycle here. Between Field View and Crichton Avenue th ... [more]

[Image taken 31.10.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #175438 and links

[Image taken 31.10.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #175438 and links

Rejoin traffic from the end of the cycleway at the corner of Old Dumbarton Road and Yorkhill Street.

The ironwork clunks loudly when the wheels of the bus roll over it. See #175269.

[Image taken 23.10.21] Looking towards Primark from Greggs/Boots side of the cycleway, Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] The driver of the white car had stopped - blocking t ... [more]

Plenty of space here for a contraflow cycleway to the Vatican

Poor surface on the Via Francigena

An attractive stretch of the Via Francigena, what a shame the surface is so bad.

Appalling road crossing on the Via Francigena, and totally unsigned - cross the main road, turn left then either come through this gap and turn sharp right, or go to the far end of the barrier and come back.

Appalling road crossing on the Via Francigena, and totally unsigned - come down the road in the background, turn left then either come through this gap and turn sharp right, or go to the far end of the barrier and come back.

[Image taken 20.10.21] Waitrose, Foss Islands Way, York. This is the main entrance to the site. I took this image as it shows the site is compact, has clear and cohesive branding. But the customers have been forgotten. At some point every p ... [more]

[Image taken 20.10.21] Waitrose, Foss Islands Way, York. This is the main entrance to the site. Note the lack of clear signage (see: #175123), the clutter (see: #175126) and a very badly drained surface. Other images today: #175105 and link ... [more]

[Image taken 20.10.21] Waitrose, Foss Islands Way, York. This is more than a desire line to get to/from the Waitrose site from other parts of the Foss Islands Retail Park (https://completelyretail.co.uk/scheme/3542): it feels like the main ... [more]

[Image taken 20.10.21] Waitrose, Foss Islands Way, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This is the main way into the site. But where does any potential customer go at this point? Not least people on cycles and on foot. We are vuln ... [more]

[Image researched and created 10.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Scarborough Bridge was replaced with a (mostly) accessible structure in early 2019. From then until early 2021 I didn't know the name of the street between the railway tunnel un ... [more]

[Image taken 18.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Today a driver overtook me using the parking spaces to the right. I was battling uphill in the rain. This was a new but further example of the impatient and intimidating behaviour of drivers her ... [more]

No Cycling sign opposite Pisa cathedral. But the modal filter has clearly been moved to let larger vehicles through.

Although the former steps connecting Milton Mains Road and Glenhead Road to the Great Western Road shared footway have been replaced by a ramp (as seen in #107326), at the other end the nearest dropped kerb (just out of the picture) assumes ... [more]

No crossing from shared footway/cycleway to sports facilities across the road.

Busy roundabout on Valley Road, Ipswich.

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