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106368IconPhoto #106368Pretty although muddy pathway through flowers. Right alongside the A1(M) with motorists flying by just metres away on massive tarmacked road. Very noisy.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106367Photo #106367Probably the best sign/way-finding I saw the entire time.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106366Photo #106366In the bear pitOther:
Infrastructure
general
106365Photo #106365Crossing of two cycleways with priority markings for the steeper one.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106364Photo #106364In the bear pitOther:
Infrastructure
general
106362Photo #106362In the bear pitOther:
Infrastructure
general
106361Photo #106361Corroded surface on park pathwayOther:
Infrastructure
general
106359Photo #106359A Stevenage cyclist, dressed for warfare.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106357Photo #106357'floating' bus stop in StevenageOther:
Infrastructure
general
106355Photo #106355Even a driveway gets priority over Stevenage cycleways.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106354Photo #106354New bollards, same old crap crossingOther:
Infrastructure
general
106353Photo #106353'Crossing the street' in Stevenage.Other:
Infrastructure
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106352Photo #106352One of those funny things you find in Stevenage, a funny bit of underpass that connects two small marginal roads. Probably overkill since it is going under a relatively small road. But something. Especially given that at-grade crossings in Stevenage are generally poorly designed.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106351Photo #106351some bits of grade separation in StevenageCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
106350Photo #106350Tiny subway wouldn't be complete without a 'cyclists dismount' sign of course.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106349Photo #106349field edge path right next to the dual carriageway Hitchin Road leading to the massive motorway junctionOther:
Infrastructure
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106348Photo #106348bit of a narrow rutted path through a some farms, next to a massive motorway junctionOther:
Infrastructure
general
106347Photo #106347nice field though surface is in bad shapeOther:
Infrastructure
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106346Photo #106346ah, the national mud wrestling network,

incidentally you can cycle here, if you dare

Ed: "Turf Lane" the clue's in the name 😉
Track:
Infrastructure
track
106345Photo #106345a lonesome tree

muddy, dirt surface
Other:
Infrastructure
general
106344Photo #106344mudOther:
Infrastructure
general
106343Photo #106343Pretty field and trees, muddy surface, right next to big massive motorway on the other side of the hedge -- which doesn't protect you from the noise.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106342Photo #106342bit of tarmac farm roadOther:
Infrastructure
general
106341Photo #106341Combined Toucan and Pegasus crossing!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
106340Photo #106340Mud / dustOther:
Infrastructure
general
106339Photo #106339Muddy cycle route next to gigantic motorway junction at Letchworth.Other:
Infrastructure
general
106338Photo #106338Pretty pathway sandwiched between a farm field and the A1(M).

It is very noisy here, sadly, which spoils it. The flowers are nice but it is a little galling that I have to cycle in the mud next to one of the widest, smoothest motorways in the country.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
106337Photo #106337Under the A1(M)Other:
Infrastructure
general
106336Photo #106336Faded and cracked cycleways, car priority.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
106335Photo #106335The END of the national cycle network. Or not. However, the big blue sign pointing to the right is incorrect. You are 'supposed' to go straight if you are following NCR 12. Good luck figuring that out. There is no Toucan crossing in any case. However there is a Pegasus crossing! It's a bridleway! I guess you are supposed to use that, and make like a horse.Road environment:
Problem
road
106334Photo #106334Horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities.

Even more horribly, this is right next to the Woolgrove school, for special needs, thus ensuring that the children who use specially adapted cycles will not be able to safely cycle to school.

If the UK were a civilised country the councillors and officers responsible for this travesty would be held accountable by the courts.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
106333Photo #106333Horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilities.

Even more horribly, this is right next to the Woolgrove school, for special needs, thus ensuring that the children who use specially adapted cycles will not be able to safely cycle to school.

If the UK were a civilised country the councillors and officers responsible for this travesty would be held accountable by the courts.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
106332Photo #106332Other:
Infrastructure
general
106331Photo #106331horrendous A-frame barrier that stops anyone with a tricycle, recumbent, or any form of adapted cycle for people with disabilitiesObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
106330Photo #106330lost in sustranslation...General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
106329Photo #106329Oncoming ducks have priority!Other:
Infrastructure
general
106328Photo #106328Unusual shared use and mopeds sign in Stevenage.

"And Mopeds"

twitter.com/walking_boston/status/1101943068608155648
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
105871Photo #105871Conceptual cross-section for Chesterton Road with protected cycleway, separate footway, and an avenue of trees in planted grass verges.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104528Photo #104528Cross City Cycling scheme in progress, improving shared-use pavements on either side of Horningsea Road - B1047.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
104527Photo #104527HB2 double height kerbs

stops pavement parking perhaps
Road environment:
Good practice
road
103599Photo #103599Red painted crossing at Winship Road junction.Other:
Infrastructure
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103598Photo #103598Red painted crossing at Winship Road junction.Other:
Infrastructure
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103597Photo #103597Red painted crossing at Winship Road junction.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103590Photo #103590Current state of transition between Whitehouse Lane & footpath parallel with Darwin Green orbital cycleway. Whitehouse Lane is primarily being used as a haul road for construction right now, it has a broken up surface & is busy with construction vehicles.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103589Photo #103589Temporary orbital cycleway in Darwin Green construction site.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103588Photo #103588Reinstated footpath in Darwin Green construction site parallel to future orbital cycleway. About 2m wide.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103587Photo #103587Footpath under construction in Darwin Green, parallel with future orbital cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103586Photo #103586Temporary orbital cycleway in Darwin Green construction site.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103585Photo #103585Reinstated footpath with sealed surface. Appears to be 2m wide, in a 4.5m-ish corridor. Orbital cycleway should run in parallel with this when works are completed.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102666Photo #102666Stepped cycle track with painted priority over side roads.

Dropped kerb technology leaves something to be desired here however.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
102665Photo #102665They don't like music here.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
102664Photo #102664Quiet country road up the hill to Aurel Vlaicu and the monastery. Marked as having a 'cycle track' on OSM but quite clearly it should have been marked as a recommended 'cycle route' instead.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
102663Photo #102663Yellow line on the pavement - 'cycle infrastructure' in Sighișoara.Road environment:
Problem
road
102579Photo #102579Some of the villages around here had surprisingly very high quality pavements along the country roads and quite a few people cycling. I'm told that cycling has been a common means of transport for villagers for over a century. Unsurprising since it's cheap and simple, and probably only became more dangerous when car ownership levels rose in relatively recent history. From Google Streetview it looks like these pavements have been recently renovated, which explains the quality. (Location may be off, since we were just passing through)Other:
Good practice
general
102578Photo #102578An attempt at providing lightly segregated cycle infrastructure, here shown at a roundabout, including a walking and cycling priority crossing. The quality is poor but it's clearly a starting point for a city where not much is expected. Surprisingly, I only saw one car parked in the cycleway; given that drivers here seem to selfishly shove their cars into any and every available space, perhaps that is progress.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102577Photo #102577An attempt at providing lightly segregated cycle infrastructure, here shown at a roundabout, including a walking and cycling priority crossing. The quality is poor but it's clearly a starting point for a city where not much is expected. Surprisingly, I only saw one car parked in the cycleway; given that drivers here seem to selfishly shove their cars into any and every available space, perhaps that is progress.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102575Photo #102575Horribly wide roads filled with insane amounts of motor traffic. Very unpleasant for everyone.

This is no way to build a city. Sad to see the consequences of car-crazed planning visited on the people here.
Road environment:
Problem
road
102574Photo #102574A wide pavement with a really crummy painted cycleway and pavement-parked cars. This side of the city seemed to have worse infrastructure than the other side. But selfish pavement parking is widespread here.Road environment:
Problem
road
102573Photo #102573Pavement parking is the scourge of Romania.Road environment:
Problem
road
102572Photo #102572Pavement parking is the scourge of Romania.Road environment:
Problem
road
102571Photo #102571Paint is not infrastructure, Bucuresti edition.Road environment:
Problem
road
102570Photo #102570'End' of a bidirectional protected cycleway. Joins with another cycleway (coloured red) in a weird, 90-degree fashion, controlled by signals.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102569Photo #102569A right-turn lane for cycling, controlled by signals, in addition to a bidirectional protected and segregated cycleway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102568Photo #102568Separate cycling traffic control signals based on lane. A little crude-looking compared to Dutch or even London examples, but effective.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102567Photo #102567Easy-boarding bike shareBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
102566Photo #102566Protected & segregated cycleway in Kielce at a traffic signal junction.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102565Photo #102565Protected & segregated cycleway at a traffic signal junction in Kielce.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102563Photo #102563Compact roundabout with parallel walking/cycling priority crossing & bidirectional segregated cycleway as well as Zebras across the cycleway for pedestrians.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102518Photo #102518Compact roundabout with Zebra crossings in a small Romanian city. Not unusual though, pretty common junction type all over the country. I just happened to be passing through and thought I'd snap a photo. There's also somebody cycling in the roundabout, which I only noticed when I got home and looked at the photo!Road environment:
Good practice
road
101421Photo #101421Where the path meets the perimeter road the highway engineers provide safe crossi... just kidding, they don't give a shit about you, you're just some schmuck on foot or a bike.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101420Photo #101420Eventually the spine path turns into this.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101419Photo #101419Path guardian.Other:
Good practice
general
101418Photo #101418Unmaintained path unceremoniously dumps you onto roadway. Someone left me a trolley, how thoughtful.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101417Photo #101417The Spine Path had some nicer parts that were well maintained and landscaped (despite the dry season killing the grass, sadly).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101416Photo #101416Path almost gone. Like pushing through the jungle. Except I can hear a very wide and fast-moving roadway on the other side of the hedge. No doubt the roadway is well-maintained, after all, it's for motorists.Other:
Infrastructure
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101415Photo #101415Degraded path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101414Photo #101414Path junction with no visibility splays at all. Clearly not designed for cycling, nor for personal security. Very anti-social design, with the buildings turning their backs and presenting blank walls to the path. Unsurprisingly nobody wants to be here...Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101413Photo #101413Access to the library from the path network.Other:
Infrastructure
general
101412Photo #101412Part of the network of 'safe' paths within Bar Hill.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101411Photo #101411One of the entryways to the network of 'safe' paths within the development.

Sadly, one of the better ones.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101410Photo #101410Can you see the entrance into the network of 'safe' paths within the development?Road environment:
Problem
road
101409Photo #101409Exclusionary barrier blocking one of the main paths inside Bar Hill. Of course everyone just goes onto the grass...Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101408Photo #101408Bridge in poor shape along path, steep upstands on either side as path settles.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101407Photo #101407The only cycleway connecting to Bar Hill dumps you onto the big wide perimeter road where you are left to fend for yourself against speeding motor traffic.

Rather defeats the point of having safe separate paths...
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101406Photo #101406exclusionary barrier preventing use of the path by tricycles, mobility scooters or other types of cyclesObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101405Photo #101405narrow rutted cycle route to bar hillCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
97830Photo #97830flooding in the tunnelCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
96500Photo #96500Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96499Photo #96499Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96498Photo #96498Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook. This part was done differently to the others, and it's clearly incomplete.Other:
Infrastructure
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96497Photo #96497Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.

This might be a semi-decent stab at filtered permeability / cycle street network. The bollards are OK. Maybe a little close, and of the unforgiving wooden design, but otherwise OK. They completely failed at building a flush interface between the two surfaces, though. This is quite a sharp jolt, especially for someone in a tricycle or recumbent.
Other:
Infrastructure
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96496Photo #96496Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96495Photo #96495Bridge to the nature reserve, not yet connected to anything on this side.Other:
Infrastructure
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96494Photo #96494Interesting desire line, maybe, on the way to the bridge over the brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96493Photo #96493Bridge to the nature reserve -- at least it'll be nice when it's doneOther:
Infrastructure
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96492Photo #96492Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96491Photo #96491Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96490Photo #96490Connection from the future 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96489Photo #96489Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
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96483Photo #96483Ridiculous 'Cyclists dismount and use footway' sign.

Meanwhile, the works are preparing to narrow the shared-use path in order to create yet another traffic lane! It's like I stepped into a time machine and ended up back in the 20th century, with the incessant and insane road-widening monster rolling on...
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Problem
road

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