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85874Photo #85874Cambridge Castle Hill JunctionRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
85873Photo #85873Cambridge Castle Hill JunctionRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
85872Photo #85872St John's Street cycle parkingCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
85871Photo #85871Cycle parking outside GuildhallCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
85758Photo #85758There is a nasty, blind dog-leg on the Tesco Fulbourn path. I was hit, head on, by another rider as I came round this bend earlier this summer.

The path continues straight on, to the left (see lady just emerging on a bike), but visibility is blocked by the hedge in front.

There is also a path emerging from the back of Tesco car park, where the lady on the right is about to disappear. Visibility approaching this path is poor from the west, due to vegetation, and is non-existent from the east.

Both of these issues can be easily addressed.

1. Cut back the hedge in front to give clear visibility.
2. Re-align the path to give a smooth dog-leg instead of the very abrupt realignment currently present.
3. Re-locate the path into Tesco so that it is away from the corner (to the west 50-100m), and cut back the hedge to improve visibility.

There is
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
85757Photo #85757Going fishing!

Much improved bollard arrangement where Carter Bridge ramp joins Devonshire Road.

Personally I would have liked to see a centerline marked for 5m up the ramp to help warn of the bollard, but this arrangement is as clear as anyone could expect.

Mind you, people still ride the "wrong" side of the post,, like this guy going home from a fishing trip.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85748Photo #85748Gate leading to Grantchester Meadows and the Newnham pathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85747Photo #85747Coe Fen bridge

Location: Newnham, Cambridge (England, United Kingdom)

Coe Fen bridge
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85746Photo #85746On Coe Fen path

Location: Newnham, Cambridge (England, United Kingdom)

On Coe Fen
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85745Photo #85745Traffic and tranquility

Location: Cambridge (England, United Kingdom)

The path across Coe Fen, with nose to tail traffic on Trumpington Street beyond
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85744Photo #85744At the duck pond

Location: Cherry Hinton, Cambridge (England, United Kingdom)

Cherry Hinton Hall
Other:
Infrastructure
general
85737Photo #85737October mist at Coe Fen

Technically a public footpath, as are almost all of Cambridge's traffic free cycle routes.

The bridge was closed for several months for re-painting. It is a shame that it was not widened or a parallel cycle bridge installed at the time.

The bridge is very narrow, far too narrow to pass, and it is very busy at peak hours with people both walking and cycling.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85630Photo #85630Cargo trike

The only way to travel for any self respecting toddler in Cambridge.

Newnham corner is a bit of an awkward mess to negotiate unless you are heading up Barton Road. A widened pavement and a flat topped hump help.
Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
85629Photo #85629Midsummer Common
Technically a public footpath, and rather too narrow for shared use. This is never the less a useful and attractive route.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85606Photo #85606Carter bridge by nightOther:
Infrastructure
general
85581Photo #85581Path between the Queen Anne Car Park and Parkside Pool

Technically a public footpath, this path provides access to the cycle parking for the pool, and also links Gonville Place with Mortimer Rd and Mill Road.

Visibility at corners is poor.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
85580Photo #85580Grantchester path

Technically a public footpath, very narrow (see how riders need to leave the path to pass), and with a poor surface. This is never-the-less a fabulous route into the city from the south.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85579Photo #85579Parker's Piece

Path across the Piece - technically a public footpath, but heavily used for cycle access away from the busy roads surrounding the Piece.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85578Photo #85578Child trailer on Gonville Place

Why would you want to reduce traffic on a road like this?

Gonville Place used to have cycle lanes but they were removed in order to create an additional traffic lane to allow more vehicles to queue at the Hills Rd and Mill Road junctions.
The result is a very hostile environment for cycling.
The City Deal proposes possible traffic controls on East Road, Mill Road and Hills Road. That would transform this busy street, back to a quiet avenue.
Road environment:
Problem
road
85577Photo #85577Carter Bridge

Both the footway and cycleway are below recommended width, and this causes congestion in rush hour, but this is a very useful and popular crossing of the railway.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85461Photo #85461Bakfiets

Outside the Parkside Pool
Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
85460Photo #85460Cycle counter

Parker's Piece
General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
85459Photo #85459Palmers Walk - home to a furious campaign by local residents opposed to the path being improved for shared use.Track:
Infrastructure
track
84358Photo #84358Narrow and blind - the path under the railway bridge on Ditton Meadows.

This is acceptable as a "temporary" fix, but a permanent solution is needed to give acceptable width and sight lines.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
84357Photo #84357Gratuitous pinch stile obstructing the path.

Action - make the cattle grid full width with a bypass gate for dog walkers etc and remove the pram arms.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
84356Photo #84356Horningsea village is generally fine for cycling but can be a rat run.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
84355Photo #84355The footbridge at Baits Bite Lock is not cycle friendly. This is an important crossing point and should be easy to improve.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
84354Photo #84354Green End is a dead end.
It SHOULD be a meeting of ways.
1. The Byway meets Horningsea Road at the point where the cycle track becomes far too narrow.
2. The footpath to Baits Bite Lock could connect to the towpath on the other side and so to Milton and Waterbeach with a suitable path and bridge.
All need developing.
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
84353Photo #84353Fen Ditton High Street - an escape from the busy rat run that is Ditton Lane / Horningsea Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
84352Photo #84352Plenty of room here to widen the shared use path into Fen DittonCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
84351Photo #84351The roadside shared use cycletrack narrows from "uncomfortable" to "you cannot be serious" as it enters Fen Ditton. For most of the way to the important High Street crossroads it could clearly be widened as there is little development on the West side of the road. Close to the High Street it becomes dangerously narrow and tight against the kerb.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
84350Photo #84350Not as bad as it looks, but never the less, a clutter of signal poles at the A14 slip roadsCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
84348Photo #84348Cam towpath at Clayhithe BridgeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
84347Photo #84347Clayhithe Rd - quite a busy rat runRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
84346Photo #84346Narrow path next to Clayhithe Rd. Note the lady cycling on the road, not the path. It is however a useful way to get on and off the Cam towpath.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
84344Photo #84344Baits Bite LockCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
84343Photo #84343Horningsea Rd cycle trackRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
84342Photo #84342Path to Ditton MeadowsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83124Photo #83124I gave a little cheer when the Council finally gave up replacing the bollards at the western ramp of Carter Bridge, a few years ago.

Sadly they are back, and badly positioned. The day they re-appeared I was not expecting to find a bollard directly in my path and I nearly collided with it.

Although the bollards are placed centrally in the cycle track, the "effective" (ie usable) part of the track is not central on the track. The southern (station side) edge has a railing and overhanging vegetation, that reduce the effective width, pushing the centre of the usable path to the north. This is exacerbated by the bend in the path, and the fact that the path is well below the recommended minimum effective width of 3m.

As can be seen from the photograph, most people pass to the "wrong" side of the bollard when coming down the ramp. This increases the danger of a collision with an oncoming rider, as well as with the bollard itself.

These bollards are not needed, it is just an unnecessary hazard. There is a bollard at the east end of the bridge so vehicles cannot drive across it, and there is CCTV coverage in case anybody is stupid enough to try.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
83123Photo #83123Works at the western access ramp to Carter Bridge have been left unfinished for several months now. There does not appear to be any urgency to complete them.
There are many hazards - trip hazards, uneven edges, projecting feet from barriers - to catch the unwary. I wonder what the Contractor's Risk Assessment has to say about them.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
83021Photo #83021The Guided busway path

Where the Mere Way byway emerges
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83020Photo #83020Mural in the underpass under the A14 on Mere WayRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
83019Photo #83019Mere Way

A very pleasant byway that would make a great cycle route between Landbeach and Cambridge with surface improvements and a little vegetation management
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
83018Photo #83018Hybrid cycle lane

Taking off from the lights
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83017Photo #83017Hybrid cycle lane

inside parking bays
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83016Photo #83016Loading bay across hybrid cycle lane

Rather incongruous, especially as there is a bus bay in the roadway just beyond. The raised kerb makes it awkward for a rider to go round a parked vehicle.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
83015Photo #83015Hybrid cycle lane - newly builtCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83014Photo #83014Cycle lane behind parking bays

Location: Camden Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

I have been a bit scheptical about cycle lanes behind car parking bays, because of the risks of being car doored, or potential for obstruction. This does seem to be working fine though.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
82969Photo #82969The A10 at Waterbeach. Conditions for cycling are poor. High speed, heavy traffic, lots of HGVs.Road environment:
Problem
road
82630Photo #82630Jesus GreenCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
82629Photo #82629Young bikerCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
82627Photo #82627Jesus GreenCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
82626Photo #82626Outside St Mary'sRoad environment:
Good practice
road
82625Photo #82625Kings ParadeRoad environment:
Good practice
road
80773Photo #80773The path across the Leys

Used by dog walkers and by children cycling to school.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80772Photo #80772The footway alongside the A603 Wimpole Rd

Used by primary school children from outside the 30mph limit when cycling to school. There is ample width to upgrade this to a proper shared path
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76118Photo #76118Barton village - lots of poorly used road spaceRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
76117Photo #76117Cracks and steps in surfacePothole:
Problem
potholes
76116Photo #76116Comberton Road junction - acres of tarmac to cross and an alignment that encourages fast traffic speeds.

Approaching traffic is directly behind you as you approach the crossing and people enter the junction at speed. I have seen two collisions here in 2015, one of which left a cyclist injured.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76115Photo #76115Crossing the M11(N) slip road - poor visibility. The road alignment encourages speed, and makes it difficult for people waiting to cross to anticipate which exit a car might be heading for.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76114Photo #76114M11 bridge - some cyclists prefers the road to the narrow footway conversionCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76113Photo #76113M11 bridge - path is much too narrow. See how far people ride away from the edge barrier, and how close that puts them to the kerb.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76112Photo #76112M11 bridge approach - See how much clearance people give each other and how close that puts them to the path edge. This path could do with being wider here, and is much to narrow across the bridge itself.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76111Photo #76111Gratuitous give way markings at farm entranceCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76110Photo #76110You have to give way to traffic directly behind you - very difficult to anticipate and see.Road environment:
Problem
road
76109Photo #76109M11 Coton Rd roundabout - using the main roundabout in preference to the cycle track

Location: England, United Kingdom

M11 Coton Rd roundabout - using the main roundabout in preference to the cycle track
Road environment:
Problem
road
76108Photo #76108M11 Coton Rd roundabout crossing - busy, difficult, too wide, poor alignmentRoad environment:
Problem
road
76107Photo #76107Barton Rd - cracks in surfacePothole:
Problem
potholes
76106Photo #76106Barton Rd - cracks in surfacePothole:
Problem
potholes
76105Photo #76105Barton Rd - cracks in surfacePothole:
Problem
potholes
76104Photo #76104Barton Rd segregated cycle path - using the "pedestrian" side to pass as the path is too narrowCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76103Photo #76103Barton Rd cycle path - congestion outside Wolfson CollegeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
76102Photo #76102Barton Rd cycle path - difficult crossing at Grange Rd. Busy, poor visibility, obstructed by emerging vehicles.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
76101Photo #76101Barton Rd cycle path - crossing at Newnham cornerCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
74655Photo #74655Van blocking contraflow cycle lane on Bateman Street.
A daily occurrence for much of the year - certainly this last week, and most summers from July to October. There are, of course, parking spaces marked and vacant just across the road, but the cycle lane and footway are so much more appealing.
It is a contraflow cycle lane so anybody using it is forced out blind around the van into the path of oncoming traffic.
Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
74292Photo #74292Steps really?

In a purpose designed cycle park? Are there steps on the ramps for the car parking?

Being serious, this is an irritation but doesn't really detract from what is otherwise a pretty good facility. I haven't come across any cycle parking to match it on this side of the North Sea.

Having said that, I haven't tried using it in the evening rush when a train load of angry commuters are all trying to roll their bikes down that little channel as I am trying to come up.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
74291Photo #74291Two storey racks

They seem better quality and more robust than the previous racks in the temporary cycle park.

The bottom tier are awkward to use for tall people like me but the top tier seem fine. There are Sheffield stands too for people who prefer them.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
73882Photo #73882Grantchester path by nightOther:
Infrastructure
general
73152Photo #73152Even in the middle of winter the bridleway between Barton and Grantchester is well used by cyclists, as can be seen by the multitude of tyre tracks in the mud.

This really could do with a proper, sealed surface.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
73151Photo #73151Pick your path through the Newnham crater field, at the entrance to the Pembroke College sports ground.

This route to Grantchester is well used all year round, particularly in summer. It really cries out for a properly surfaced, shared use path with plenty of width and good visibility.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
72926Photo #72926I wonder what the city council policy is on footway parking. Here, two of their vans pull up onto the footway in Cherry Hinton while their drivers buy themselves a sandwich. There is a car park immediately opposite, another 50m away and legitimate on-street parking within 50m, and yet this scene is repeated every day.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
72636Photo #72636A common problem on the lane down to Coe Fen. Cars parked in the passing place (ignoring double yellow lines), other cars queueing for the car park to open at 10. It only takes 5 vehicles to create this little scene of chaos.Enforcement:
Misc
enforcement
72534Photo #72534In dry weather, this bridleway is a much nicer way of getting to Cambridge than the busy A603.

Unfortunately the surface is poor and drainage non existent so when it rains you arrive at work with your bike, bags, clothes and shoes spattered with mud.

It really needs a sealed surface to make it into a good, all weather route for walking and cycling.
Track:
Problem
track
72533Photo #72533Grantchester-Barton Bridleway

Location: England, United Kingdom

In dry weather, this bridleway is a much nicer way of getting to Cambridge than the busy A603.

Unfortunately the surface is poor and drainage non existent so when it rains you arrive at work with your bike, bags, clothes and shoes spattered with mud.

It really needs a sealed surface to make it into a good, all weather route for walking and cycling.
Track:
Problem
track
72532Photo #72532In dry weather, this bridleway is a much nicer way of getting to Cambridge than the busy A603.

Unfortunately the surface is poor and drainage non existent so when it rains you arrive at work with your bike, bags, clothes and shoes spattered with mud.

It really needs a sealed surface to make it into a good, all weather route for walking and cycling.
Track:
Problem
track
71216Photo #71216At the time this photo was taken these excavations have been open in Barton Road for 4-5 months! There is no apparent intention over ever filling them and reinstating the path.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
71215Photo #71215At the time this photo was taken these excavations have been open in Barton Road for 4-5 months! There is no apparent intention over ever filling them and reinstating the path.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
71214Photo #71214Car parked blocking pathEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
71213Photo #71213Cars parked across paths at Lammas car parkEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
61816Photo #61816The latest instalment of the Coleridge College parking battle. Silver Mercedes CJ53 UHZ parking on double yellows in a cycle lane, outside the school at 9.12am today.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
61716Photo #61716The design selected for conversion of the Perne Rd / Radegund Rd roundabout. This arrangement makes the least impact on the existing road environment, while still giving a much more civilised, people friendly geometry.

Key features:
Radial entry and exit lanes.
Narrow (5m) circulating lane
Narrow entry (4m) and exit (4.5m) lanes
Short crossing distances for pedestrians and cyclists using the shared path
Crossings on desire lines
Road environment:
Good practice
road
61694Photo #61694Schoolchildren waiting on the shared path

More photos at flic.kr/s/aHsk4oFW1W
Road environment:
Good practice
road
61693Photo #61693Our original design set the crossing points 5m back from the give way line so that cars would not block it. Unfortunately that was changed when the detailed design was carried out by the County, and now the crossings are blocked by waiting cars.

More photos at flic.kr/s/aHsk4oFW1W
Road environment:
Good practice
road
61692Photo #61692There is an off road shared path for people who are not confident enough to ride in the road.

Short crossings of entry and exit lanes are safer to use than previously - only 4m of tarmac to cross in one go as opposed to 18m before.

More photos at flic.kr/s/aHsk4oFW1W
Road environment:
Good practice
road
61691Photo #61691Cyclists can now easily "take the lane" now that the circulating carriageway width is substantially reduced.

More photos at flic.kr/s/aHsk4oFW1W
Road environment:
Good practice
road
61460Photo #61460One car had just got out of the cycle lane when this one, S57 LM0, pulled in and stopped. - A persistent issue outside Coleridge College.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
61459Photo #61459A persistent problem outside Coleridge College - selfish drivers blocking the cycle lane. This man parked right against the bollard, blocking the lane completely AF13 WPX. He refused to move and was abusive - until I took my phone out to take a picture, whereupon he tried to reverse out into the traffic.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
59231Photo #59231Potholes on the approach to the A603 / M11 roundaboutRoad environment:
Problem
road
59230Photo #59230Potholes taking up the full width of the left hand lane on the approach to A603 / M11 roundaboutRoad environment:
Problem
road
56572Photo #56572Wheels or paddle?

The path under Victoria Avenue bridge floods when the river is high.
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways

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