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Photo listing : road environments (good practice)

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Someone in my town has crocheted special Queen’s Jubilee bollard sleeves which may be the most brilliantly British thing I have ever seen. https://t.co/SvpECa4Cfw

Thank you to everyone who's made this happen. They're looking beautiful. We love it. I hope we can do more around Sheffield to make streets for walking and cycling @olivercoppard @min_esh @RuthMilsom https://t.co/MGbozM8kTq

Midblock bulbout to provide an accessible sidewalk around a street tree https://t.co/ygz27JBJtm

A significantly widened footway and a new pedestrian crossing, along with a dropped kerb to a filtered street. This is great from Salford Council. People used to park on the road here - no more.

Charging point for electric taxis on Station Road, Cambridge

[Image taken on 5.5.22] Parliament Street, St Sampson's Square, York. Public table tennis tables put out by Make It York (www.makeityork.com/), kept clean by YorkBid (www.theyorkbid.com/), used by... anyone who has bats and balls with them. ... [more]

What I kept telling councillors and officers was one of the most abused ASLs in Cambridge has been repainted at last, along with the whole junction.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Stirling Road, York. The road markings, including for the advisory cycle lanes, have been repainted. The offroad cycle lanes around the residential and retail areas of Clifton Moor are absent on Stirling Road and throu ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Aldwark, junction with St Andrewgate, York. Context and links: #182115.

[Image taken 26.4.22] Aldwark, junction with St Andrewgate, York. Local sustainable living and ecological charity St Nicks (https://stnicks.org.uk/) uses electrical vehicles to collect recycling from city centre properties (https://stnicks. ... [more]

Watling Street, Milton Keynes

Primrose Road, Bradwell, Milton Keynes

[Image taken 13.4.22] Malton Road, junction with Elmfield Road, (next to Wilco Motosave) York. New low level - cyclist-specific - lights. These will only be useful if they are ‘early greens’ ie let cyclists move off ahead of the ‘all ... [more]

[Image taken on 9.4.22] St Andrewgate, York. Two vehicles either side of the filtered permeability bollards. (One visible in the far right of the image illustrating some of the Aldwark diversion and issues: #181627.) There were blue badges ... [more]

New filter on Staveley Road: children on bikes & scooters, pedestrians with dogs. New planting including four new cherry trees. Just in time for cherryblossom season this week.

A new era begins for Richborne Terrace, at the junction with the A3 Clapham Road. (Reminder that traffic on the A3 went down during the monitoring for the Oval to Stockwell #LTN, now made permanent). https://t.co/xc4IACTF1H

[Image taken 3.4.22] Woodfield Road close to the junction with Poplar Way, Harrogate. This drop kerb was installed in September 2021. It had taken from 2018 or possibly before. I met a ward councillor and exchanged many emails with Paul Has ... [more]

Parklet on Blenheim Crescent.

Parklet on Blenheim Crescent.

Parklet on Westbourne Grove

Zebra crossing of Pembridge Road leading to Portobello Road, Notting Hill.

[Image taken on 27.3.22] Coppergate, junction with Nessgate/Clifford Street, York. The local press (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20013978.coppergate-york-city-centre-set-become-one-way-permanently/) reported that the trial measures here were to ... [more]

Traffic lights controlling a traffic-calming one-way section of road, Pegwell Bay (by off-road section of NCN regional route 15)

Over the last decade, Leicester City Council has steadily been revamping the city centre streets, the majority of which had not been touched for 20-30 years. Using high-quality materials,building segregated cycle routes, & expanding the ... [more]

This used to be part of an A road gyratory in New Cross. It now looks great with trees in blossom and today has young kids cycling. Mad to think this used to have tens of thousands of vehicles a day passing through. https://t.co/K35SJIpyJk

[Image taken 21.3.22] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. Daffs ahead and to the right of the cycle-ped route. This seems no longer to be signposted. (Until some time in 2021 there used to be a cycle direction sign that pointed towards Wiggi ... [more]

[Image taken 21.3.22] Haxby Cycleway, Wigginton Road, Clifton Moor, York. Spring daffs fill this roundabout each year. Visual respite for people on foot and cycles from the almost constant view of motor vehicles on the ring road at the Clif ... [more]

Advanced cycle lights - which only work when a bike is detected in the ASL.

Advanced cycle lights - which only work when a bike is detected in the ASL.

Needham Market money raised for a pavement.

Stamford has many charming narrow passages.

Stamford

Stamford has many charming narrow passages.

Stamford has many charming narrow passages.

Advanced light for cyclists

Advanced light for cycles

Advanced lights for cyclists

Advanced lights for cyclists

Railway Terrace - a sweet little road with no motor vehicle storage that provides a pedestrian and cycle route into Grantham from the railway station.

Railway Terrace - a sweet little road with no motor vehicle storage that provides a pedestrian and cycle route into Grantham from the railway station.

School Safety Zone Advisory Speed Limit

Pedestrianized area in Grantham

A pedestrianized area near Grantham's cinema.

The empty pedestrianized streets of Hull are a delight to cycle at night.

The Square, Hessle

Humber Street, Hull is two-way for cycling.

Posterngate contraflow, Hull

Brookes Yard See #179181.

Cycles can turn right onto Regent Street from George Street, Hinckley.

Bus and cycle lane in front of Euston Station.

Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes

[Image taken 11.1.22] Coppergate junction with Clifford Street/Nessgate, York. The restrictions enabling only people on cycles to use it contraflow to/towards Piccadilly will remain until 14.6.22. Consultation: www.york.gov.uk/news/article/ ... [more]

Experimental closure to road vehicles to be installed somewhere on Dovecote Lane - https://road.cc/content/news/cars-be-banned-race-track-promote-cycling-289421?fbclid=IwAR3AS6WvvbbY_EetPXdnNpp_eFA9BpReqRxX9LRg28pqoALP5BlredgdKHo

Side road Jersey zebra crossing, with no belisha beacons, gives priority to pedestrians crossing the road

Street closed except buses and cyclists (and deliveries in the morning).

A zebra 🦓 crossing on a side road, Anderson Street off the King’s Road, London.

First glimpse of one of Paris’s new school streets, complete with a bank of saplings where there used to be parking spaces https://t.co/EbS3wIGupF

Barcelona’s superilla (superblock) Sant Antoni is a gorgeous experiment, one that any city can try. https://t.co/aB6094UMy5

Advanced cycle lights are getting pretty common now.

UPDATE 11/4/22 Broken glass strewn over the road (Stevenson Road/ James Street modal filter ) Report ref 2036177 and 2036179 (it's strewn over both roads Salford Temporary road opening to encourage cycling and walking . Another barrier is l ... [more]

Advanced cycle lights have appeared at the Station Rd/Hills Road junction - with a surprisingly long period before the main light turns green.

[Image taken 25.11.21] Eccles Close, junction with Manor Lane, York. This is a raised table. It is good practice. It is what road engineers include in an 'entry treatment'. People turning off or onto the main road move onto and over a sligh ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Malton Road, junction with Elmfield Avenue, York. New road layout. The ASL has been moved forward to be ahead of the exit from the Wilco Motosave exit. The cycle lane over the junction has been re-greened. The cycle l ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The off-road cycle lane is wider. The access to it - the grey section to the left of the carriageway in the image - has no upstand and is long. This should mean people ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.21] Wellington Row, York. Lendal bridge floodgates have been replaced. The route along the riverside under Lendal bridge reopened 19.11.21 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19729454.lendal-arch-cycle-path-lendal-bridge-york-reope ... [more]

[Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] These vehicles are parked in the loading bays: #175612. Compare with this van today: #175976.

[Update see: #179836] [Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Keep pedestrian crossing clear notice. Location: #175975. Context: #175972 and links.

[Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Locations of the 'keep crossing clear' notices: #175974. Other images here today: #175972 and links. Other images today: #175971 and links.

[Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Location of 'switch off your engine' signs: #175972. 'Keep crossing clear' signs: #175974.

[Update see: #179835] [NOTE: I have been told the signs will be laminated and cable-tied in place.] [Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Positioning of these notices: #175973. Context: #173069. Other image ... [more]

This formerly horrible unpaved track has been upgraded. There's still an unpaved section south of here to Hermitage Lane but this upgrade makes life much, much easier.

Warwick Road meets Histon Road and Gilbert Road at the Cyclops junction.

King’s Parade, Cambridge in early November 2021. People sitting on the wall and at outdoor tables having luncheon.

Cycle contraflow AND 20km/h AND Pedestrian Priority

[Image taken 8.11.21] Heworth Green, York. ASL being recoloured. (Example of a finished product: #166496.) Many are not getting this treatment so I was pleased to see this one is. Plus the illuminated sign top left. Not sure how many people ... [more]

The revitalised former railway bridge across Dumbarton Road in Bowling, now part of the Bowline project.

Pop-up space for pedestrians, Chamonix, with cycle route markings

Priorities have been changed and the junction has been marked to be people-friendly

Schools rush hour in the traffic-free centre of Ferrara

Schools rush hour in the traffic-free centre of Ferrara (by the cathedral)

Schools rush hour in the traffic-free centre of Ferrara

[Image taken 2.11.21] LNER Community Stadium, York/Huntington. (NOTE: streetview seems not to have caught up with this development.) Overview of the mural unveiled in September 2021 (www.york.gov.uk/news/article/745/mural-celebrating-york-c ... [more]

Virtually traffic-free road past the Paestum archeological site

Nice new raised parallel crossing in Bowthorpe where Boatman Way cycle path crosses Clover Hill Road. However, the warning signs from one direction include the Zebra crossing and Cycle route ahead signs whereas the other direction only h ... [more]

A family of planters on Frederick St. This road is lovely and quiet now that it's been modally filtered.

The Corso, Roma - busy with pedestrians and cyclists on Sundays (and anti-terrorist police)

The Via del Corso in Rome is only open to cyclists, joggers and walkers on Sunday mornings.

The Via del Corso in Rome is only open to cyclists, joggers and walkers on Sunday mornings.

The Via del Corso in Rome is only open to cyclists, joggers and walkers on Sunday mornings.

Colourful road environment and Parklet on Victoria Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne. (Via screen shot from a video call.)

Bicycle wheel themed artwork on the road surface of Victoria Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Australia.

LTN in Melbourne, Australia. (A screen shot from a video call with a niece.)

Wands and white lines to encourage turning across the cycle lane (more likely to look for cyclists) than simply drift into the left turn lane (less likely to check for cyclists).

Space given to pedestrians, to slow cars turning right.

Rainbow and NCN51, Ipswich.

Planters creating a modal filter on a side road off Valley Road, Ipswich.

Jovian Way, Ipswich. A low traffic neighbourhood.

Simple access between the canal bank at Port Dundas Basin and Payne Street.

[Image taken 4.10.21] Navigation Road, York. Drivers were still entering (and then needing to turn round) despite the road closed signs (see: #174583). Other images here today: #174579 and links.

[Image taken 4.10.21] Navigation Road, junction with Foss Islands Road, York. Context and image here from 29.9.21: #174548. Other images here today: #174579 and links.

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