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Showing items 1 to 35 from total of 35 items. Ordered by location # descending.

Location # Icon Video Photo Caption Categorisation
101332Photo #101332No cycle parking *anywhere* near The Bell junction.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96505Photo #96505NopeObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
96504Photo #96504Entrance to good-quality path. Behind a short bit of dark and muddy ground path with solid surface.

Concrete blocks are a bit awkward, but have ok spacing between them.
Track:
Misc
track
96503Photo #96503Someone in Blatches Chase really dislikes other people using their path.

No walking, cycling or horse riding. I guess driving down here is ok?
Track:
Problem
track
95734Photo #95734Entrance to path is almost invisible, but path itself is ok. Faded no cycling sign (no sign on the other end of the path).

When travelling west, the path is at the same point as the "recommended route for cycling" sign. I wondered what that sign was about. Perhaps it directs cyclists to (not?) use the (no cycling) footpath?!
Track:
Problem
track
94980Photo #94980Cycle parking stand outside Byfords. This looks like the only stand in the area? Secure, but nestled among the shopping trolleys.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
94979Photo #94979Sheltered, but not much to lock the bike ontoCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
94625Photo #94625Cycle route alongside Cherry Orchard Way (east side)

This shared-use path is 2m wide, is paved (smooth, hard surface) and best of all has street lights. Some stinging nettles further down, but street lights means this is usable even for commuting in winter!

This path leads to an easily cycleable local access road and the constuction site for Saxon Business Park. It is part of the proposed NCN 135 route.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
94624Photo #94624Cycle route alongside Cherry Orchard Way (west side)

Narrow and overgrown, but it's made of something hard like crushed rock so its possible to cycle along it.

It's easier to cycle along Cherry Orchard Way on the other side of the road.
Track:
Misc
track
94623Photo #94623Cycle stands near Southend Central MuseumCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
94622Photo #94622Cycle hire docking station outside Southend Council officesOther:
Good practice
general
74033Photo #74033Eastwood Road

Very steep, narrow hill. The pedestrian refuge island in the middle has been destroyed by speeding cars (again), so there's a temporary sign.

Wyevale Hill, Rayleigh, Essex
Congestion:
Infrastructure
congestion
74032Photo #74032Eastwood Road

Rayleigh, Essex
Congestion:
Infrastructure
congestion
74031Photo #74031Green Road

20mph zone along Green Lane / Gravel Road
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
74030Photo #74030Footpath

Surface of Warwick Road Footpath, Rayleigh, Essex.
Track:
Problem
track
74029Photo #74029Warwick Road

Near The Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
Track:
Good practice
track
74028Photo #74028Mud path, Warwick Road

Mud path along Warwick Road, Rayleigh, Essex
Track:
Problem
track
67638Photo #67638Prittle Brook Greenway. Solid surface. River to the right.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
67636Photo #67636Prittle Brook Greenway. No priority here at this quiet road but it is a continuous surface.Road environment:
Good practice
road
67634Photo #67634Cycle parking at The Forum (Public Library) near University of Essex, Southend-on-SeaCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
65569Photo #65569You can cycle through this, but only slowlyObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
65568Photo #65568Footbridge. You can just about wheel a bike across. Part of the Roach Valley Way.Track:
Infrastructure
track
64903Photo #64903Narrow, muddy path with cycle barriersObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
64217Photo #64217Bike rack at Leigh-on-Sea station. Just has a silly small loop to lock a bike to.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
63204Photo #63204Pavement on south side of the road is shared-use.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
63203Photo #63203Prittle Brook greenway. Facing east, around Blenheim crescent. A popular route shared with pedestrians, it's a pleasant quiet route - I enjoyed it. The route is unlit and very dark at night. Like most of the route, this section has a solid surface with a sandy texture.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
63202Photo #63202Prittle Brook greenway

Western end of the route. To the right (north) is Belfairs golf course.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62310Photo #62310Old Vienna roundabout. After a short hop on the pavement, the cycle track ends here. I'm not sure what the expect you to do here: there's no cycle track on the opposite side of the island, and this isn't a good place to rejoin the carriageway if you want to continue. The opposite side of the roundabout (westbound) has an advisory cycle lane as a roundabout bypass.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62309Photo #62309The cycle lane merges into the carriageway! The cycle lane turns onto the pavement (bright green tarmac) just after the side road. This is newly-built in 2014 - previously this was the left-turn lane for the roundabout in the distance.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62308Photo #62308Start of cycle lane at the Old Vienna roundabout. This is a 30mph road. Although a dual carriageway, parking means that cars use only the right-hand lane. Lanes are wide, so not bad to cycle along (if you don't mind cycling in the door zone of the parked cars)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62307Photo #62307Cycle storage at Rayleigh station. I've never seen it completely full, so you should find a space.

(Changed in 2017: 60% of this parking is in a secure parking area. Get a key from station staff - £25 deposit and proof of id are needed.)
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
62136Photo #62136Barrier on entrance to Belfairs Park. There is traffic/horse entrance (left), a cycle barrier (centre) and kissing gate (right) which all allow access to the same route.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
62134Photo #62134You can't see if anything is coming out of this narrow, quiet side road. You also have to yield to vehicles turning into the side road from the 40mph dual carriageway, so look behind you at the same time. Cars won't see you because you're hidden behind the parked cars. There is a better cycle lane on the opposite side.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62133Photo #62133Abbotts Road / A127, on south side of A127. The cycle track is not too bad here (segregated). Need to yield to a quiet side road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
51500Photo #51500Shared pavement and cycle track gets very narrow by lay-by. There is dropped curb on both ends of the lay-by, so it is possible to cycle along the lay-by or in the road a short way.Obstruction:
Misc
obstructions

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