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Location # Icon Video Photo Caption Categorisation
151753Photo #151753Dead end signs now in place at experimental modal filters. Just missing an 'Except Cycles' sign although the cycling direction sign is almost as good.Other:
Infrastructure
general
150488Photo #150488Experimental modal filter giving more space for people to socially distance while walking & cycling, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/city-access-response-to-covid-19-pandemic
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
150487Photo #150487Silver Street bus gate is now 24/7.Enforcement:
Good practice
enforcement
150486Photo #150486Experimental modal filter giving more space for people to socially distance while walking & cycling, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/city-access-response-to-covid-19-pandemic
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
150485Photo #150485Experimental modal filter giving more space for people to socially distance while walking & cycling, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/city-access-response-to-covid-19-pandemic
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
150484Photo #150484Experimental modal filter, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/city-access-response-to-covid-19-pandemic
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
150483Photo #150483Experimental modal filter, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/city-access-response-to-covid-19-pandemic
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
150482Photo #150482Experimental modal filter, part of the GCP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
147642Photo #147642Abandoned hot tub shop gets more priority than cycling here. Typical Highways England.

(in the distance you can see the fancy new Swavesey / Boxworth End bridge)
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
147641Photo #147641Mediocre crossing of Bar Hill perimeter road. It is set away from the roundabout but it forces you to cross both ways at once. Visibility is poor coming from this direction.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
147640Photo #147640New Bar Hill bridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
147639Photo #147639Parallel Toucan and Pegasus crossings.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
147636Photo #147636Overly wide and dangerous expanses of tarmac to cross, with vehicles speeding on/off the roundabout, a Highways England signature.Road environment:
Problem
road
147633Photo #147633Overly wide and dangerous expanses of tarmac to cross, with vehicles speeding off the roundabout, a Highways England signature.Road environment:
Problem
road
147631Photo #147631Newly renovated crossing (4m wide), now single stage & wider.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
147630Photo #147630Newly renovated crossing.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
147626Photo #147626New NMU path on Dry Drayton Road bridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
147532Photo #147532The hideously narrow cycle lanes painted recently in Girton. Too narrow for a person in a handcycle to use, and often covered in parked cars anyway.Road environment:
Problem
road
142787Photo #142787Histon Road works - 'except cycles' signs now attached to the Road Closed signs.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
139335Photo #139335The works have started on the Mill Road bridge bus gate.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
138118Photo #138118This newly built estate violated planning permission and built a pathway incorrectly by putting an inaccessible dropped kerb on a too-narrow footway. This is supposed to be part of National Cycle Route 11. But the placement of the dropped kerb makes it impossible for people with longer cycles to use it, such as this gentleman on a tandem with two kids. The turn is simply too sharp. It's pretty tricky even for people on 'ordinary' bicycles.

If the developers had followed their planning permission this would not have been a problem.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
138109Photo #138109Bad chicane / anti-pedestrian railing forces people into conflicting situation precisely at a blind corner in the path. Really dumb design, forces people to get too close to each other without being able to see each other. Needs to be removed altogether.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
115651Photo #115651NMU path over bridge nearly complete, still missing top layer on bridge deck.Other:
Infrastructure
general
113816Photo #113816Approach to Francis Crick Avenue crossing (Aug 2019).Road environment:
Problem
road
113293Photo #113293A collection of loose nuts - evidence of theft.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
113292Photo #113292Back to using ordinary nuts on bolts?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
113291Photo #113291'Cycle thieves operate in this area' - from BTPOther:
Infrastructure
general
113290Photo #113290Renovated cycling shortcut with smooth hump.Other:
Infrastructure
general
113040Photo #113040Continuous pavement design recently installed in Norwich.

I give them kudos for trying. It's not up to Dutch standards & doesn't quite meet the criteria laid out by robertweetman.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/design-details-2/

However, I like the message being sent by the county council: walking & cycling gets priority. That's important.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113030Photo #113030Can you see the danger?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113029Photo #113029Local Highways Improvement completed (Jan 13, 2020): removal of exclusionary chicane barriers and replacement with safe, rubberised bollard.

Ed: Related tweet:
twitter.com/StephenEglen/status/1217094355841884161

Previously the chicane looked like this: #15678 (as seen from the other side)
Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
112605Photo #112605New 'Zebra' crossing on Network Rail land has mysteriously appeared near where the old crossing used to be.Other:
Infrastructure
general
112604Photo #112604A pair of people enjoying handcycles on the Busway path.Other:
Infrastructure
general
112476Photo #112476A rather steep upstand for a supposedly 'flush' Cambridge kerb.

This could easily cause someone to come off their bike if they didn't know, especially in the wet.
Road environment:
Problem
road
112475Photo #112475Beware of cyclists & edestrians and keep an eye out for any P you might see.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
112474Photo #112474Still a useless 'cycle lane' with cars parked in it. As they are allowed to do...single yellow line.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
112473Photo #112473It's December 28th. Seems like they've scheduled a whole lot of work for December 30th-31st!General sign/notice:
Event
signs
112472Photo #112472...at the last second you may notice the new, dangerously-placed bollard behind the first one.

(see www.cyclestreets.net/location/112471/)
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
112471Photo #112471Coming down the Jane Coston Bridge on the south side you see one bollard....

(continues here: www.cyclestreets.net/location/112472/)
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
112470Photo #112470Cyclist navigating past new bollard. Due to awkward arrangement of bollards (the sharp curve) most everyone winds up on the right-side of the bollard instead of the left, creating further conflict with people heading north.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
112469Photo #112469County (re)installed a new bollard in a dangerous location (around a blind corner) where its predecessor was removed a while ago.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
111041Photo #111041Cat-on pathCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
111040Photo #111040Cambridge in a nutshell.Other:
Misc
general
111039Photo #111039What it used to look like.Other:
Infrastructure
general
111038Photo #111038A bit of Dutch style cycling, mother and baby, on the DNA path. Nice to see.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
111037Photo #111037Guardrail is shit.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
111033Photo #111033New cycleway and a continuous footway, too.Road environment:
Good practice
road
111032Photo #111032New cycleway and a bit of continuous footway too.Road environment:
Good practice
road
111022Photo #111022Showing around visitors from the Dutch Cycling Embassy.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
110046Photo #110046Just opened - the remaining part of the GCP Cross City Cycling Scheme for Arbury Road that was planned a few years ago.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
110045Photo #110045A brand new Zebra on Arbury Road.Road environment:
Good practice
road
109099Photo #109099Green End Road opening ceremonial rideDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
109098Photo #109098Green End Road opening ceremony, a happy straggler.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
109097Photo #109097Mill Road Summer evening July 4thOther:
Event
general
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
general
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
general
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
general
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
general
103598Photo #103598Red painted crossing at Winship Road junction.Other:
Infrastructure
general
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

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