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84739Photo #84739A On-strret cycle lane suddenly ends on a busy road, Rake Lane.Other:
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83304Photo #83304Footway converted to shared use with equestrians and cyclists. The conversion consisted of erecting signage and some tarmac to bring some historic access points to adjacent fields to the level of the path.

The width of the path is wholly inadequate as is the surface condition.

forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php
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80742Photo #80742brand new work to give cyclists priority from vehicles turning off a busy ring road, but in order to allow vehicles to turn 5m into the side road the crossings have been squeezed in, making them useless. and dangerous for pedestrians emerging from the side road. 2 cyclists coming from opposite directions would hit each other if they used this at the same time.Other:
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80037Photo #80037An apparently good entrance lane to a pavement cycle lane. However the lane that you join turns left at the next road junction to follow NCN route six and there is no good point at which the road can be safely re-joined. A cyclist wanting to take the direct route along the A6005 needs to stay on the road here and so is faced with a bad pinch-point made worse by a never-used centre refuge and face the wrath of "get on the cycle path" motorists.Other:
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75852Photo #75852The A38 heading North from Wigan offers a nice wide road with a cycle lane that is continuously blocked by parked cars rendering the lane unusable. The parking is mostly from properties where homeowners choose to park on the road rather than use their drives for ease and convenience. This contravenes the Highway Code that states that you should only park on a dashed cycle lane if it's unavoidable. Unable to use the cycle lane, children from Wigan on their way to Standish High school are forced to either ride further out in traffic, or illegally on the pavement or to give up and catch the bus.Other:
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75848Photo #75848There are two well segregated cycle paths down either side of the Chester Road, East of Wylde Green. Both paths are regularly blocked by selfish parking, forcing cyclists to either ride illegally on the pavement or to ride out in the Dual carriageway which is itself half blocked by parking. At some points motorists triple park, blocking one lane of the road, the cycleway and the pavement. This leaves no space to get by except on the road. At one point I witnessed a lady in her mobility scooter having to go head on into oncoming traffic in the outside lane just to get past.Other:
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75845Photo #75845A short wide path that provides a good short cut and a safer route for cyclists. Currently Cycling forbidden. This is unnecessary as the pathway is wide, and never so busy that sharing the path would be an issue.Other:
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75841Photo #75841An exceedingly short bike lane alongside a traffic lane too narrow to actually take a car. As can be seen from the tyre marks on this stretch of road, all vehicles travelling through here have to drive in the cycle lane. There is no room to drive anywhere else especially with buses coming the other way waiting to turn into the Bus station. Any cyclist using this cycle lane is at risk from motorists who attempt to pass in their narrowed lane.Other:
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72489Photo #72489Cycle route where cycling is forbidden! It goes over a narrow footbridge across a railway line.Other:
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70918Photo #70918Purpose built cycle path. Within 1/2 mile of the council office.
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68111Photo #68111Along the whole length of Epping New Road (a major access road to north-east London and Epping Forest national park), a narrow advisory cycle lane puts cyclists in conflict with national speed limit traffic. This lane is poorly surfaced with a ridge of tarmac preventing cyclists from riding a safe distance from the road edge. At regular intervals (wherever a side road or parking area joins the main road), cyclists are signed onto the pavement, which is often in a poor state of repair, where they forfeit right of way to joining traffic before rejoining the main carriageway. This infrastructure effectively prevents access to the national park by any but the most confident cyclists.Other:
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66315Photo #66315Cyclists forced to leave shared provision onto fast dual carriageway exit slip where 1 in 5 motor vehicles do not indicate their intention to leave (All Saints Way). A little further on (Heath Ln) cyclists are left stranded in the carriageway needing to look for traffic from behind as they need to cross onto a central refuge before re-joining the on road cycle lane (Walsall Rd). This is repeated half a mile on at Lyndhurst road.Other:
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65813Photo #65813NCN 12: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Double scaffold & concrete post chicane. This is used by both cyclists and pedestrians.
The gap space allowed is barely 1 metre in each barrier.
The two sets of barriers are too close to each other.
An unloaded bicycle may pass relatively unimpeded but loaded with panniers may require dismounting to guide through.
Trikes and disabled travellers are going to find this chicane most difficult if not impossible requiring rerouting along an active road to alternative access.
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65250Photo #65250NCN1 shared-use off-road route from Broughty Ferry road to Douglas Terrace. Following an upgrade in 2013, the route is now wide enough to handle the high levels of pedestrian and cycle traffic it carries.Other:
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65249Photo #65249Off-road shared-use pavement running between the parking bays on the north side of Camperdown Street and the railway track.

This track only provides drop kerb access at the west end, near the junction with West Victoria Dock Road. At the other end near East Camperdown Street there is no drop kerb, and onward travel is obstructed with a combination of temporary and permanent barriers.

The width of the track is insufficient, mainly due to vehicles parked in the adjacent bays such that they overhang the pavement.
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64986Photo #64986Too narrow gap for bike and panniers. Have to remove panniers to get through. No good for disability bikesOther:
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64001Photo #64001Beryl Burton Cycleway between Harrogate and Knaresborough is well surfaced in parts but not in others, with large potholes. It is an insult to the dear lady's name to call this a "cycleway" after her. 54°00.670'N, 1°30.000'WOther:
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62367Photo #62367This was installed over ten years ago with money from developer's contributions. It has always been an inadequate cycle lane, but all I can say now is that I hope there are plans to resurface it. We've been having to cycle on this for far too long.Road environment:
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62366Photo #62366This is a short piece of cycle path along the side of Basingstoke Road which was installed about ten years ago with developer's money when they built at Will Hall Farm. It is of good width and surface but only a few yards long, and connects nothing to nowhere. I doubt if any cyclist has ever bothered with it. There is a helpful "Cyclists Dismount" sign at one end and another halfway along it.Other:
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62365Photo #62365This is a stretch of off-road cycle path along one side of the busy A339 between the junctions with Whitedown Lane and Medstead Road. There is no provision on the other side of the road. It was installed about ten years ago and has never been maintained since. As can be seen from the photo, nature is reclaiming it! It is difficult to access at both ends, as one end finishes on the inside of a blind bend, and the other just becomes a narrow pavement, with a small dropped kerb to allow you on/off it, again on the inside of a bend. Most cyclists ignore it.Other:
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62364Photo #62364This is where cyclists are expected to leave the road and continue on an off-road stretch of cycle path which is still under construction (Nov 2014). As can be seen from the photo, the proposed cycle path is just the existing pavement and is not wide enough to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians. It will be a difficult manoeuvre to get on to the cycle path as indicated by the arrow, and it doesn't even line up with the dropped kerb. The moment you get on to the cycle path you have to negotiate a couple of junctions, not busy ones, but you would have to slow down and look before proceeding. The path is a few hundred metres long at best, so hardly worthwhile. Most cyclists will probably ignore it but will then have to risk being squeezed just ahead by the newly-installed traffic island. The cycle path is only on one side of the road.Other:
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61336Photo #61336Bike Park for Leisure World in Southampton. Most of the bike stands are vandalised and have been for a long time. The photos shows that cyclist(s) lock their bikes to the railings and don't use the Bike Park. The bike Park is over the road and round the corner from the main entrance. Why isn't it outside the main entrance so that it could be 'policed' better? As you can see, the car park is FULL of cars. Most of these could probably have cycled. Entrance to Leisure World is awkward and unsafe for cyclists - so where is the incentive? Appalling!Other:
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60304Photo #60304There is a cycle lane along the main Nantwich Road, but vehicles turn left at the Lights at Edleston Road, risking a collision cutting across the path.Road environment:
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60286Photo #60286A free tool bar with basic cycle tools and pumps that anyone can use whenever the Crewe indoor market is open. Set up and maintained by volunteers from Christian Concern Cycles who also run a fully equipped workshop at St. Paul's church cw1 3by. Free tea and tinker sessions the first Saturday of each month, 10-12Other:
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60285Photo #60285A cycle path that crosses a busy junction with no clear guidance. There is a very faint stop sign but most cyclists filter out onto the road to make it clear they are going straight onOther:
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60268Photo #60268Shared infrastructure giving way to minor access road.Cycleway:
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60267Photo #60267Signposted Cycle Route (NCN246)
It's a footbridge with a gutter to roll bicycles up.
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60196Photo #60196Sustrans Cycle Route #67, part of the Trans Pennine Trail, goes alongside the River Aire / Aire & Calder Navigation to the south-east of Leeds. It crosses the waterway several times but the bridge to the south east of Thwaites Mill [53°46.516'N, 1°29.949'W] has STEPS at either end. The ones on the north side are particularly steep and narrow and make carrying a bike up/down very difficult, particularly if you have laden panniers.Other:
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60195Photo #60195One of many things wrong with Crouch street NCN route in Colchester.Car storage:
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60194Photo #60194Hilly Fields has some new cycle friendly access & despite the hill climb it is possible to get shopping through it easily & trailer tooOther:
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60193Photo #60193ASDA has some of the best cycle parking in ColchesterOther:
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60192Photo #60192A shared path that the Colchester Council allows pavement parking as done nothing to stop it or ticketed anyone after complaints made.

Update: improved in 2015 see #68115.
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60191Photo #60191Cycle parking at McDonalds drive-thru as not allowed to be served like you can in a car. Its only for their customers so rest of Tollgate cant use it.Other:
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60190Photo #60190its the only cycle parking available at Tollgate, but now hidden away to those cycling through when they built Costa in front of it & was months before I even knew it was there when I moved into the area & wouldnt use it as kids play on it.Other:
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60189Photo #60189Homebase, another store that uses its Cycle parking for promotional goods, store trolleys etc. no room to park bikeOther:
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60188Photo #60188A small Sainsburys in Town, but has a very good set of Cycle racks for its size & locationOther:
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60187Photo #60187Aldi has some good cycle parking even if poorly located so you have to walk across incoming & outgoing traffic to the car park.Other:
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60186Photo #60186Cycle path throws you onto a busy road at North station & onto a mandatory cycle lane that drivers do not stay out of. Not to say the confusing shared path signs for the bridge.Other:
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60185Photo #60185Cycle path throws you onto a busy road at North station & onto a mandatory cycle lane that drivers do not stay out of. Not to say the confusing shared path signs for the bridge.Other:
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60184Photo #60184A section of the NCN or is it? Lines are so faded & isnt shown on maps & the bollards make it a nightmare to get through away way whether its with a bike or wheelchair.Cycleway:
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60183Photo #60183The Range has 2 cycle racks, but normally unavailable to use due to seasonal promotions covering or blocking them all year round.Other:
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59386Photo #59386Unnecessary barrier to cycling on an off-road section of the North Sea Cycle Route in the Hangings Harwich. Very poor design.Obstruction:
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59357Photo #59357Vehicles park across the cycle lane and on the pavement forcing cyclists into busy traffic/Car storage:
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59356Photo #59356Cycle lanes were put in along the B2182 from Cooden into Bexhill several years ago, but with parking allowed. Originally you only got the odd car, now there is almost continual parking making using the cycle lane almost impossible. This photo was taken on a good day, usually the other side is full up as well.Road environment:
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59355Photo #59355Long road from Manchester to Altrinham (Washway Road, A56). Its a very tight duel lane which makes it very difficult to cycle along.Other:
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59351Photo #59351Vehicle blocking cycleway.Cycleway:
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59270Photo #59270Narrow kerbed cycle lane in the door zone of marked parking bays on the pavement. If you manage to swerve to avoid a door opening in your path then kerb will ensure you fall over. Lethal.Other:
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59210Photo #59210A cycle lane that, whichever way you use it, puts you into oncoming traffic on one-way roads,Cycleway:
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59188Photo #59188Credit to Costain, and/or the designers of the Link Road works, for this excellent path diversion round the work site.
I was expecting a narrow, obstructed, bumpy diversion, and therefore very surprised when this wide, well-surfaced, lit route was created. It now even has a bench for people to watch the work! I have never seen chicanes on a hill before which you could actually cycle round at a sensible speed but not at a dangerous speed, I wish all chicane barriers were like this! Having said that, I'm not 100% sure they were necessary, perhaps more so on the E end where visibility is restricted under the bridge, but either way far far better than what is usually done.
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59032Photo #59032The old A9. When the A9 was upgraded in some places the old road was left as a superb cycle route.Other:
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58926Photo #58926Recently widened and straightened shared path along the river Can near Chelmsford City CentreCycleway:
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58893Photo #58893The cycle lane in Stamshaw Road is flanked by parked cars to the left, and a narrow carriageway to the right. This encourages vehicles to pass very close to cyclists, at speed. High-sided and LGVs are especially dangerous here. Oversized vehicles that di not fit in the parking bay also cause particular danger.

Examples on YouTube.
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58890Photo #58890Trading estate with a cycle shop, outdoor shop and fitness centre and no cycle facilitiesGeneral sign/notice:
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58872Photo #58872This is a two-way cycle lane that takes cyclists to a toucan crossing, to reach Cannon Hill Park.Other:
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58871Photo #58871This narrow lane allows cycles to cut through between Saint Vincent Street West and Ryland Street, whereas motor traffic has to take a considerable detour. I am not sure if it was originally intended as a cycle path, but it has good separation from the pavement by a kerb, so that it is clear for visually impaired users where the cycles and pedestrians will be.Other:
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58868Photo #58868This is a perfect example of a road-narrowing to slow down motor traffic that allows easy and safe passage for cycle users.Road environment:
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58867Photo #58867This is a contra-flow cycle lane, which provides a very useful cut through. And there is a diversion set up for cycle users that does not involve a dismount sign! A rarity in the UK.Other:
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58866Photo #58866This is a path around a park that does not allow permeability by cycles. This path has been made needlessly narrow, and fenced off. This must be difficult to pass with pushchairs or large deliveries, as well as impractical for cycle use. This would have been a useful cut through for cycles as well as pedestrians.Obstruction:
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58865Photo #58865This pavement allows permeability for pedestrians, but the lack of dropped kerb prevents easy use by cyclists. This sends cyclists around a much longer route to get between these two roads, which discourages cycling.Obstruction:
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58864Photo #58864This gate prevents cycle users from accessing the park, which would be a useful route to Plant Street and Clyde Street.Obstruction:
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58863Photo #58863This is filtered permeability, where motor traffic has been prevented from cutting through this estate, but cycle users and pedestrians can get through. This allows cycle users to reach Cradley Heath town centre more easily than if they drove in a car.Cycleway:
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58862Photo #58862Barriers removed along cycle route from Springfield Green to Chelmsford city centre. Now two simple bollards mark the point. Other barriers along the route have also been removed as have barriers on other routes, thanks to a concerted effort by Essex Highways.Obstruction:
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58854Photo #58854The Avenue should have been a direct, safe and easy route for cyclists. Despite its many problems and the Council's lack of attention to repair it is heavily used by cyclists!

It is extremely narrow - we risk a fine for moving out to avoid conflict. Frequently blocked by pedestrians and parked motor vehicles (including the local Dominoes Pizza delivery driver). Never been repaired in the 10+ years I have used it. There are potholes and sunken manhole covers. A risk from traffic exiting and entering blind driveways and business premises.

Add to this how locals sometimes smash glass a long a route that is also frequented by dog walkers (sometimes off the leash even though this is by a very busy main road)
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58853Photo #58853Its hard to simply define Southampton Common as just bad, there are good points too (for one thing it is safer for families enjoying a leisure ride). But there are clear risks to riders from poor surfacing, roaming dogs (it used to be that dog walkers had to keep them on the leash around the paths). Many of the paths we're allowed on are also very narrow - so encountering another rider means excess caution; add into this many pedestrians simply dont seem to want to share and spread out across the paths.Other:
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58852Photo #58852Southampton Common has many paths that cyclists can share with pedestrians, dog walkers and runners. However there is no access for normal traffic (only contractors have access for repair and maintenance), yet someone has thought to put in some speed bumps. These are steep and most are surrounded by broken path. A normal rider will average a speed of 10mph on this route, yet you cannot safely pass the speedbump at over 2mph on a normal bike.

Only those who ride full suspension bikes seem to get any comfort in passing over these. Myself, with a rack of loaded pannier bags on a touring bike, however...
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58851Photo #58851Second Avenue, whilst in appalling state of repair and often blocked*, is used daily by over a hundred riders commuting to work, as well as school children heading to and from education. However even this well used route is being torn apart by redevelopment for HGV and motor traffic access:

www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/11183763.Safety_of_cyclists_being_put_at_risk/
www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/11216925.Cyclists____left_in_jeopardy___/

*I and other reported how local contractors frequently put not just illegal signs down, but in the road and on the path. These were eventually removed each time:
www.flickr.com/photos/downfader/12692004325/
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58850Photo #58850Two bridges crossing the Mersey have been combined to create a multi-lane giratory. This is a complete barrier to anyone trying to access Warrington town centre from the south.Other:
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58849Photo #58849Very narrow overgrown unsegregated shared-use pavement is split down the middle for a very short stretch. This is indicated by the incorrect sort of tactile paving, which is dangerous to cycle over and misleading for visually impaired pedestrians.Other:
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58848Photo #58848Narrow, overgrown, shared-use pavement gives way to a very minor side roadOther:
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58847Photo #58847An otherwise good 2m wide on-carriageway cycle lane gives way to left turning traffic.Other:
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58846Photo #58846Convoluted set off metal barriers makes makes it difficult to access this strtch of the trans penninine trail from the dropped kerb. Most people bump over the kerb to ride round the barrier.Other:
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58845Photo #58845Unridable labyrinth obstructs access to this part of the national cycle networkOther:
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58844Photo #58844Access control barrier is too narrow to fit handlebars throughObstruction:
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58843Photo #58843Strange, very short semicircular cycle path ends by dropping staight off a kerb.Other:
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58842Photo #58842Signal controlled crossroads has multiple islands such that there are ten separate pedestrian crossings Pedestrians need to use at least four stages to cross the road. For some reason, cyclists are permitted to use some of these, but not others.Other:
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58841Photo #58841Fiddly pavement conversion. Segregated-shared use path heading round a bend towards locked gates encounters the wrong type of tactile paving - the dangerous corderoy surface.Other:
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58840Photo #58840Straight 3.5m wide, smooth machine laid tarmac, well lit path through a park. Unfortunately fiddly access control barriers mean it does not link seamlessly with the roads at either end.Other:
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58839Photo #58839Bus Gate - The traffic lights are triggered by transducers in buses to ensure this route is not abused by motor traffic. Cyclists can use a push button. The button could do with being a bit more obvious.Other:
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58838Photo #58838One traffic lane reallocated to create a 2m wide lead-in lane to an advanced stop lineOther:
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58837Photo #58837Contra-flow bus lane and 20mph limit.Other:
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58836Photo #58836"Except Cycles" sign used to enable cyclists to ride in both directions this road in the town centre. All the town centre streets are now subject to a 20mph limit so there is potential to achieve a great deal more filtered permeability.Other:
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58835Photo #58835Bus Lane.
Even though the bus lane only operates during the moring rush hour, motor vehicles tend to keep out of it all the time giving a wide clear route for cyclists. Unfortunately warrington also permits taxis and private-hire vehicles to use bus lanes so it is not as quiet as it should be.
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58834Photo #58834Pavement buildout on the approach to a pedestrian crossing narrows a wide traffic lane to one of critical width. This means that cyclists riding along comforably in secndary position need to negotiate into the stream of motor traffic.Other:
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58833Photo #58833A number of central islands along this stretch of road creates a prolonged pinch point. Particularly nasty for cyclists as it is near the entrance of the sixth form college.Other:
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58832Photo #58832Minor road speads out to create a 3 lane approach to this junction. Pedestrians are squeezed onto incredible narrow pavements behind railings and there is no space at all for cyclistsOther:
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58831Photo #58831Narrow Cycle lane gets even thinner as the road passes a pinch point, squeezing cyclists between motor traffic and railings.Other:
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58830Photo #58830Dedicated left hand filter lane (for a supermarket) means cyclists heading straight on need to negotiate into lane 2. This can be intimidating.Other:
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58812Photo #58812Segregated cycle & walking route away from A91 between Alva & Tillicoultry. Good width (3m+ ?) and excellent surfaceOther:
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58808Photo #58808Bus stop "bypass" on the Itchen Bridge. There is another just like this one. Instead of the bypass being designed to go behind the shelter at at road level, it was instead cut through the pavement with a sharp speed bump of a slope installed. You literally smash into it, it is so steep! There is also the added problem now of bus passengers waiting in the cycle lane, or indeed crossing it without looking when they get off the bus. You lose all momentum on what is already a steep section of the bridge.Other:
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58803Photo #58803Guildhall Square was resurfaced at great cost:
www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11162588.The___150_000_road_that___s____an_embarrassment_to_Southampton___/

However it has since become a nightmare for riders. Gaps between the stones can pinch a front wheel if you're not cautious. There are several deep, sunken sections.
It has been narrowed - yet you're meant to share with buses and taxis - many of which dont take into account the fact you might be trying to avoid those sunken sections or wheel-trappers and will drive at you or closely pass you.

I have been run off this section of my route around three times by Bluestar bus drivers, once pushed out towards a group of pedestrians.

When it rains the stone becomes like ice!
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58800Photo #58800Part of Bellemoor Road has a narrow cycle contraflow. The issues I've had with this: covered in ice during winter, broken glass and broken car bits never swept away, a narrow entry point, and a narrow exit point that brings you into conflict with pedestrians. Accessing the off road exit to the path is often slippery when it is raining, too.

The St James Road toucan crossing also causes some confusion. Are you meant to rejoin the road right after? Do you carry on down the path? If so which way? The reality is this road SHOULD be a 20mph zone, too, due to the number of schools and shops nearby.
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58793Photo #58793Sensor loops at the gates on Southampton Common. You have to stand your bike on them to activate the traffic lights. However they don't recognise carbon bikes, or a lot of aluminium for that matter. The ground is also very damaged and bumpy meaning accelerating away on green is quite uncomfortable. (Thanks to the two passing cyclists who let me photo their bikes for scale, I have no idea who they were)

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58789Photo #58789The recently "renovated" Itchen Bridge in Southampton now often has obstructions in the cycle lane. To make matters worse this is at the bottom of a steep slope and on a slight bend before a major junctionOther:
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58783Photo #58783A pointless bit of cycle diversion onto and off the path.
As you can see from the photo, there is a toucan crossing, cyclists are it seems expected to use that all the way across, then make their way back into traffic off the shared-use path. I suppose it is also the end of said path coming along that side of the road. Either way, there is no 'slip road' and no priority or even warning over traffic.
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58782Photo #58782The only excuse for this path is that there is an excellent off-road path running parallel not far from the road.
For people accessing properties on the road though, or those crossing it to get to the path, the road itself is extremely busy, with lots of HGVs, and is narrow and generally unattractive. The path is narrow (it would admittedly be very hard to find more space here), is obstructed all over the place, has no priority over side roads or direveways even though it is a main route into the city, and is badly marked/worn out. It's the same both sides of the road. Shall I go on?
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58781Photo #58781Both good and bad in one place. Bus stops in shared paths are rarely a good thing, especially when this narrow.
Making the best of a bad situation though, I have never seen a barrier like this before, which stops the stop users from suddenly appearing from behind the ad hoarding. The extra metre of visibility gives rider and pedestrian a chance to avoid each other. You would still have to slow down a lot though to be safe.
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58779Photo #58779Narrow Two-way Cycle path on pavement next to busy North Circular Road with signposts planted in the middle of the cycle pathOther:
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58778Photo #58778According to Reading Councils Cycle Route Map this IS an off road cycle route. (map available here.. www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/media/98511/cycleroutes2014.pdf).
It was recently repaved using Reading Councils Local Sustainable Transport Fund budget. But this unfortunately didn't stretch to include any signs to indicate its a cycle route. This leads to conflict between cyclists and pedestrians who are convinced that as there are no signs it can't be a cycle route.

Editor: there's also a problem in nearby Queen Victoria Street, see: www.youtube.com/watch
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58774Photo #58774The Woolton Cycle Route is the main commuter route from South/East Liverpool to the City Centre and to the universities (Hope University; John Moores; University of Liverpool). Five primary/secondary schools (Childwall; Mosspits; Bishop Eaton; Blue Coat; Archbishop Blanch) are served by this cycle route.

THE PROBLEM: About 50% of this cycle route consists of advisory cycle lanes; the other 50% runs through parks or on traffic-calmed roads (20mph) without cycle lanes and without any speed limit enforcement. This cycle route is not fit for purpose and certainly not safe for children, hence not compatible with the Council’s very own ‘Sustainable School Travel Plan’ which aimed at a 50% reduction in the number of children Killed or Seriously Injured (KSIs) by 2010 while significantly increasing the number of children cycling to school. In contrast, the total number of cyclists KSI has steadily increased, from 28 (in 2011) to 39 (in 2012) and child cyclist KSIs in Liverpool are now three times above the UK average, which makes Liverpool the most dangerous place for child cyclists in the UK.
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58773Photo #58773Road space reallocation - lane one of the dual carriagway converted into a cycle laneRoad environment:
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