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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
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
general
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
general
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
general
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
general
96496Photo #96496Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96495Photo #96495Bridge to the nature reserve, not yet connected to anything on this side.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96494Photo #96494Interesting desire line, maybe, on the way to the bridge over the brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96493Photo #96493Bridge to the nature reserve -- at least it'll be nice when it's doneOther:
Infrastructure
general
96492Photo #96492Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96491Photo #96491Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96490Photo #96490Connection from the future 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96489Photo #96489Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
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...
Road environment:
Problem
road
96479Photo #96479Rollercoaster footways, undulating up and down. They had complete freedom of design and lots of space, and yet they managed to build the footway in the worst possible way!Road environment:
Problem
road
96478Photo #96478New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.Road environment:
Problem
road
96476Photo #96476New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.Road environment:
Problem
road
96475Photo #96475New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.Road environment:
Problem
road
96473Photo #96473New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

Note that the car has just blown past a sign reading 'No motorised vehicles except buses'
Road environment:
Problem
road
96471Photo #96471New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.Road environment:
Problem
road
96469Photo #96469New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.Road environment:
Problem
road
95758Photo #95758The bus driver did not break the law here. Toucan crossing appears to show 'green man' at the same time that the bus driver receives a green light. In fact the green man is for the crossing parallel to the bus, off to the left of the photo. This is a user-interface failure, similar to twitter.com/MattTurnerSheff/status/954749924557639680Road environment:
Problem
road
95757Photo #95757Newly constructed Cross City Cycling scheme but the '2.2 metre wide' refuge is considerably narrowed by the poor placement of poles. And seems to be a trash collection point as well (probably due to the wind).Road environment:
Problem
road
95443Photo #95443New crossing of B1102 near Anglesey Abbey. The refuge appears to be approximately 1.8 - 2 metres deep. Although this seems to be the same length as a typical bicycle, you would have to be extraordinarily confident to try and wait in this refuge while cars raced past you. My perception while using it is that my wheels were overhanging the edges and would be clipped by passing cars if I tried to wait.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
95442Photo #95442Someone's enjoying the new cycleway along field edges near the B1102 quite a bit.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
95441Photo #95441New cycleway behind hedges along field edge near B1102Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
95440Photo #95440New cycleway along hedges by B1102Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
95439Photo #95439End of the new cycle route connects to small street through business park. Seems a bit confusing to people about the best way to navigate it.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
95356Photo #95356Forest of bollards. Good luck trying to get your bike through here on this 'national cycle route', much less a tricycle or adapted cycle of any sort. Typical masochistic 'infrastructure' brought to you by Sustrans.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
95355Photo #95355Ramp to railway bridge on NCR12 in Crown Lakes. Somewhere under all this moss and corrosion is a pathway that was built long ago and never maintained.Other:
Infrastructure
general
95354Photo #95354NCR12 just east of railway bridge in Crown Lakes. Muddy path. Nice views though.Other:
Infrastructure
general
95353Photo #95353NCR12 muddy route through Crown LakesCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
95044Photo #95044This used to be thick with trees but also a fairly awful / steep path link that the college decided it had to make worse with chicanes & a cyclists dismount sign.

Unsure what's up, but it's all gone now (the sign has since been removed entirely). There's been a lot of construction works on the lot, so it may be some redevelopment.
Other:
Misc
general
94793Photo #94793Looking at the end of the new pathway from across the road, Anglesey Abbey-side. Somehow an informal uncontrolled crossing is going to be installed here. There's no possible way the refuge is going to be large enough for a bicycle much less anything else. The connections at either end are the weaknesses of this otherwise decent scheme, unfortunately.Road environment:
Problem
road
94792Photo #94792Unfinished end of the pathway across from Anglesey Abbey. Not yet surfaced.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
94790Photo #94790Field-edge pathway, separated from highway by hedge. Will be very nice when done. Not yet surfaced.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
94789Photo #94789End of hedge separated portion of pathway - connection unfinished - machinery still in place.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
94787Photo #94787Beginning of on-highway verge-separated section of path - the connection between the hedge-separated portion and here is not yet complete.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
94786Photo #94786New pathway, in this section there is a 0.5m-wide verge. Less separation than standards call for but certainly much better than what we had before (nothing), and connects to very nice hedge-separated pathways.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
94785Photo #94785Pathway gets a nice healthy 2.5m-wide verge for a bit.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
94784Photo #94784Hedge protected pathwayDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
94783Photo #94783Unfinished section of pathwayCycleway:
Event
cycleways
94782Photo #94782Pathway behind hedges again for a bit.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
94781Photo #94781Unbuilt end of the pathwayCycleway:
Event
cycleways
94780Photo #94780Unbuilt end of the new pathway for nowCycleway:
Event
cycleways
94779Photo #94779Where the new under-construction pathway currently ends, at the edge of Stow-cum-Quy. If I recall correctly, it will continue a bit further -- when fully built -- rather than unceremoniously dumping you in national-speed-limit territory.Road environment:
Event
road
94528Photo #94528More recently the county has painted a left-turn arrow in the left-turn lane, and it looks like they are adding ASLs to the junction.

This is still, however, a terribly dangerous junction design because it tells people cycling that they should position themselves to the left-hand-side of left-turning traffic, with no visibility (especially for larger vehicles).

This junction exposes just how much of a lie the so-called 'safety audit' process is.
Road environment:
Problem
road
93444Photo #93444I hope that someday this junction will be made safer, for her and everyone else.Road environment:
Problem
road
93442Photo #93442'Bus / cycle lane'Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
93441Photo #93441Warren Road looking at the Eastfield link.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93440Photo #93440Warren Road / Eastfield link.Other:
Infrastructure
general
93439Photo #93439Warren Road / Eastfield link has been freshly rebuilt, wider & with reasonable access control in the form of a single central bollard.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93368Photo #93368Nice greenery around the site.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93367Photo #93367Random usage of tactile pads that seems to be thrown in for no apparent reason. Not the worst thing, but yet another maintenance item & potential slip risk.

Behind them are the shared underground bins. Neat system. Stores waste underground & special vehicle comes along and empties them every so often.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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