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Showing items 1 to 28 from total of 28 items. Ordered by location # descending.

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59385Photo #59385Plant life has encroached heavilly onto this already very narrow footpath . Council really needs to cut it back asap. If you're wearing shorts mind the damned nettlesObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
59384Photo #59384Its brave man or a fool that attempts to cross the roundabout to the left of this picture at peak traffic times....but there is an alternative.... follow the footpath shown here facing east towards the m1 and you'll find a pelican (toucan?) crossing leading to a rough footpath . Track / Road bikes may find it better to wheel it but hybrids / mtbs will be fine. Getting a bit overgrown and needs weeding soon!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59383Photo #59383Pelican (toucan?) Crossing safely linking north and south sides of breakspear wayRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
59382Photo #59382The footpath downhill to / from the south side of breakspear way (sorry its dark - time of day)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59381Photo #59381Picture taken facing north. Turning west will take you towards hemel onto the south side of breakspear way turning east follows the line of the m1 south before entering farmlandCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59380Photo #59380Footpath follows the M1 sliproadCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59379Photo #59379Tunnel entrance that links the footpaths beneath m1 junction 8 (north side)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59378Photo #59378The pathway follows the perimeter of the highways agency. Its a bit rough and needs weedkiller!!Track:
Infrastructure
track
59377Photo #59377Start of the path that links north to south sides of breakspear way getting seriously overgrown with bushes and nettles through lack of use. I wouldnt advise riding it on a road bike as its quite rough but MTB / Hybrids will be fine.Track:
Infrastructure
track
59376Photo #59376This photo shows the access to the little used footpath that links north and south sides of breakspear way follow the line of the signpost and head towards the highways agency fence (background) the path follows the perimeter - if the photo appears rotated its down to the app which insists on loading it on its side no matter what :-)Track:
Infrastructure
track
59375Photo #59375Although this road is labeled as private / no access there is a right of way and access to a safe footpath route to cross breakspear way by bike or on footRoad environment:
Misc
road
31274Photo #31274hours and times of the car park and cycle hire at Monmouth taken late 2010.

I <think> it was supposed to be open on the day, but for some reason it wasn't so probably best to check before depending on it for your ride / trip
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
31273Photo #31273access to the cycle hire / Car park at the Monmouth end of the Peregrine PathCar storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
31272Photo #31272The Ferry Across the River Wye at SymondsYat.

Pubs and restaurants nearby , but no available drinking water nearby other than bottled .

A nice gentle family pedal up from Monmouth to Symonds Yat
Other:
Infrastructure
general
31271Photo #31271plenty of good cycle parking / lock-up points at the new Sainsburys supermarket! although a little far away from prying eyes - perhaps this would have been better at the other end, up by the restaurant ?

(Morissons and Tesco please take note when building your new stores on the other side of town!) :)
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
31270Photo #31270another fine example of good practice gone bad on cycleways by Newport City Council!!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
31269Photo #31269The Northern end of the same cyclepath as my previous photo.

Yes its "good practice" to slow people down at road junctions but why shoud have to lift my bike OVER the adjacent gate ?? This is damned ridiculous in the extreme!!
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
31266Photo #31266Whilst I appreciate that there is a need to control access to cycle ways , this is damned ridiculous! My Bike is a heavyweight german "Trekking" bike that had to be LIFTED OVER the adjacent (locked) gate once all the pannier bags of shopping were taken off and my son's trailer-bike removed.

For the record, my bar extensions fit FULLY onto the legacy handebars and do not extend them width wise
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
26796Photo #26796Access to the cycle path from the junction of Nash Road / Broad Street Common

behind the railings you can see the blue "traffic calming" measures at the start of the cycle path
which are perfectly placed to knock chunks off your chainset / stays and even tip off your rear panniers!

Approach with caution and DEFINITELY dismount with a trailer bike!
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26795Photo #26795Access to this section of the Celtic Trail

Beware the blue "traffic calming" at the ends of the path - its perfectly placed to knock chunks out of your chainset / stays!

Don't try it it speed
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26794Photo #26794Other:
Misc
general
26793Photo #26793yet another section of cycle / footpath neglected by Newport City Council highways dept.

The undergrowth now occupies over 50% of the available cycle lane width.

Although not very busy the road here is frequented mainly by LARGE HGV's
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
26792Photo #26792Access from Alway (behind Camera) to Lliswerry (other side of railway line)

you can "just" get a bike through there but its a flippin' nightmare with panniers or a trailer-bike !
Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
26791Photo #26791cycle parking in John Frost Square, NewportCycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
26790Photo #26790access under the railway from Lliswerry (behind camera) to Alway.(other side of railway) you can "just" get a bike through these barriersObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
25473Photo #25473I think the council must think all cyclists are rather short!

Almost impossible to cycle properly along this path until they chop the trees back !

reported to the highways dept 08/10/10
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
25470Photo #25470cycle parking facilities outside the multiplex cinemaCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
25234Photo #25234The only cycle parking within the Newport (Spytty) Retail park

Its on the corner of JJB Sports

There are some additionally a few trees you can lock to by Asda Living

I mentioned the lack of cycle parking elsewhere in the park to one of the security staff who agreed and said he would raise the matter with the Landlord
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking

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