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Showing items 1 to 64 from total of 64 items. Ordered by location # descending.

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107402Photo #107402Former road on top of causeway is now a cycleway and has recently been cut and cleared back to its full width. If you can fit through the narrow (600mm?) gaps at each end, it's a worthwhile alternative to the parallel back roads and definitely better than the A17.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
104875Photo #104875Parking for six cycles outside the takeaway in Town Square is concealed behind this low wall. I assume that hiding it made sense to someone.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
104872Photo #104872Dropped kerb in the corner spaces of this car park enables a short-cut to the market square instead of going all the way west to the Railway Road junction - as long as no cars are parked here!Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
104870Photo #104870Rouse's Lane passes through an industrial estate, with the end unit displaying a very questionable "no walking" sign to the bridleway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
104868Photo #104868Rouse's Lane connects the Howdale with Stonecross Road. The tarmac road from the cemetery joins Rouse's Lane at this point - the dead get smoother roads than the living!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
104866Photo #104866Rouse's Lane connects the Howdale with Stonecross Road. The dirt track ends here as a concrete road joins from the corner to the left.Track:
Infrastructure
track
104864Photo #104864Rouse's Lane forks off of Stonecross Road towards the Howdale. It is dirt track at first, with a concrete pad protecting it from damage from tractors turning into the field.Track:
Infrastructure
track
104862Photo #104862The first part of Stonecross Road east of the A10 is tarmac and used to access the garden centre on the rightRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
104860Photo #104860Stonecross Road between Downham Market and Bexwell diverts through the car park of these industrial units to cross the A10.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
104858Photo #104858This could be a useful link between Downham Market and Bexwell if it had a better surface. Concrete gives way to packed gravel by the farm buildings.Track:
Problem
track
104788Photo #104788Stonecross Road could be a useful route to Bexwell avoiding the A1122 but is currently a very poor surface. It is passable even in dry December, though.Track:
Problem
track
104787Photo #104787Stonecross Road could be a useful route towards Bexwell avoiding the A1122 but is poorly surfaced with broken concrete leading to gravel and back to concrete.Track:
Problem
track
94620Photo #94620A questionable bit of routing sends NCN 57 up/down a steep hill here. People may prefer to use the two straighter shallower roads to reach Wheatley slightly slower but with less effort.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
94619Photo #94619Two-way cycle track ends abruptly, dumping you into the same volume of traffic as the link road just because it is now 30mphRoad environment:
Problem
road
94618Photo #94618A minimum-width two-way cycleway and no dedicated footway means both people walking and cycling have to take avoiding action even when there are only three of themCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
94617Photo #94617Wide but bumpy cycleway connection to a very slow set of staggered crossings of the ring roadCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
94616Photo #94616Basic but workable cycle bypass of a traffic-calming chicaneRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
94529Photo #94529GIVE WAY Cycle lanes sign where Route 1 crosses a car park road, possibly 1990s vintage - the lower plate would be phrased "Cycle track" under current regulations.Road environment:
Good practice
road
88491Photo #88491Cycle tracks through this small park are a hub on the local cycling network. Leaves are swept up but the surfaces have been left to get rather uneven.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88490Photo #88490Cycle track bypass of mini-roundabout. Very rough and rarely swept, compared with the smooth carriageway which is unsurprisingly preferred by most cyclists.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
85097Photo #85097Cycle track bridge over the River Nar between Central Park and Minnow Avenue finally opened in September 2016 after years fenced off and standing idle, although the roads to the north still await their top layer of surface, so expect a bump down onto them.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85096Photo #85096Nice cycle track bridge over a drain connecting Chase Avenue with an underused cycle track to the difficult level crossing and a stone road southwards.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
85095Photo #85095Grudging footpath crossing of the railway with cycling across not allowed. Instead of automatic barriers, we get heavy metal gates that easily slam back onto your heels and to add insult, the official signs call the location "Nowhere FPW"!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
85094Photo #85094North end of bridge over the railway to the Hardwick Industrial Estate. Unnecessarily tight slalom barriers at the foot both otherwise popular and well-used.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85093Photo #85093Needlessly narrow access to the south end of Gloucester Road. Around the corner are four tightly-spaced bollards with a Cyclists Dismount sign. The parallel Field Road path has no such width restriction.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
85092Photo #85092Cycle track passes over this bridge over the River Gaywood connecting the Reffley and Springwood areas.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
84958Photo #84958Post-turn route confirmation sign for knooppunt 98 attached to reverse of give-way sign postRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
84957Photo #84957Pre-junction turn sign for LF4 and knooppunt 41 on last post before the junctionRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
84929Photo #84929A gate narrower than the road, enabling cycles to enter/exit the Walks from the south easily. Very simple yet underrated infrastructure.Road environment:
Good practice
road
84928Photo #84928Bus station cycle park about half full. This is about a quarter of it. South end of #84611 visible on the top left.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
84927Photo #84927Wheelbenders at the St Nicholas Retail Park - two bikes locked to the roof supports and the man in the background has ignored the wheelbenders in favour of locking to the trolly racks. I'm pretty sure wheelbenders were not acceptable when this retail park was built, so it's disappointing they're still here.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
84926Photo #84926Small old cycle parking area at the north end of Broad Street is still well-used.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
84612Photo #84612New 60-space indoor cycle park with lockers, using an underused space (intruding walls and required widths prevented use of most of it for disabled parking) in staffed multi-storey car park. Enter/exit via disabled arch on north side.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
84611Photo #84611Cycling zebra crossing at the southern entrance to King's Lynn Transport Interchange. One third of the cycle park visible to the left of the riders.Road environment:
Good practice
road
84610Photo #84610People cycling along the wide section of National Cycle Network route 1 through the Walks as it starts to get darkDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
68389Photo #68389Emerging from Waterloo Street which is one way except cycles. People cycling can either ride straight across as a give-way or use the Toucan crossing on the left as shown. The shared-use path ahead is barely wide enough for peak times (typically Tuesday Market day). Handlebarcam picture.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
68388Photo #68388Cycle park expanded 2015 and now possible to ride along both sides and through the racks, but the whole thing has moved further away from museum and shop entrances.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
68387Photo #68387New longer cycle parking racks but only 12 spaces instead of the 22 previously on this side of the bus station. There are more long racks on the Old Market Street side and more than there were before, reflecting the preference of people to stay near National 1. The drop kerb near the right became a Tiger crossing (Zebra+cycles)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
68250Photo #68250Bawsey Drain bank cycleway. Mostly fairly narrow and vegetation out of control. Annoying pedalcatcher fences. Despite all that, still a useful way to avoid the A road past the docks!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
68249Photo #682495m cycleway through Lynnsport and Leisure park. Not priority marked at cycleway crossroads. Has priority over road crossing just out of shot. Image taken from handlebar camera.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
68136Photo #68136New layout of Waterloo Street allowing two-way cycling. It says Shared Space but it's not quite as we know it. The no-entry signs at the far end have "Except Cycles" below.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
63265Photo #63265Silly route sign - RR30 might get to Lowestoft in 98 miles, but passes through Downham Market (where it shares with NR11), Brandon, Thetford, Diss, Harleston and Beccles first!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
62793Photo #62793Cycleway avoiding A10/A47/A149 junction on the left, at a level slightly below the footpath (centre) but that doesn't matter: most walkers use the cycleway around this junction because it's further away from the road. Cycle traffic has to wait at most arms to use Toucan crossings, leading to a very low average speed through this junction (under 4mph).Road environment:
Problem
road
62791Photo #62791Heading down the Avenue towards Dersingham. Much easier than the climb back up. Although this is a B-road, it is usually pretty quiet: quieter than the minor road leading to Sandringham car parks from the A149.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
62789Photo #62789NCN1 narrow section parallel to A149, just before the summer vegetation cut. Ordinarily just wide enough for two cycles to pass.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62786Photo #62786NCN11 from Ely towards Wicken Fen. A bit narrow for two cycles to pass - photos from construction in 2005 makes me suspect this is a failure to cut vegetation back.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
62784Photo #62784NCN11 Route Signs on quiet-ish roads past the Angel at Watlington. RR30 leaves the village past the rail station.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
62782Photo #62782Road reclaimed as cycleway (NCN1) between Castle Rising and Babingley. The only motor vehicles using this section are for access to fields and an adjacent property or two.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
58271Photo #58271Quiet grass-centred road around the back of houses avoiding staggered crossroads.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
58270Photo #58270Is this a cycleway or not? It's at road-level this end and probably used to be wide enough before vegetation encroached, but no signs either way.Track:
Misc
track
58269Photo #58269Transition between gravel (cars allowed) and tarmac cycleway sections of Fairfield Lane.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
58268Photo #58268A10 cycleway stops with this uncontrolled merge onto the rough-surfaced Watlington Road just where traffic is accelerating away from the Oakwood Corner roundabout towards the quarry. It could be a useful link to RR30 to Watlington rail station or NCN11 towards Downham Market and Ely, but this bit is awful.Road environment:
Problem
road
58267Photo #58267The better bit of the A10 cycleway just stops at this roundabout with a right-angle turn into a set of unmarked crossings of busy roads and an incorrect sign that says "Watlington ¼m" - maybe to the parish boundary, but not to the village centre.Road environment:
Problem
road
58266Photo #58266A10 cycleway bends away from the road to cross the Polver Drain on this dedicated walking/cycling bridge instead of narrowing to fit over the road bridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
58265Photo #58265A10 cycleway alongside the busy 40mph road. This stretch is OK except for the vegetation encroachment.Other:
Misc
general
58264Photo #58264Cycleway bends around the layby. A bit narrow, with hedge and a snack shack along one side. Surface damaged by all the lorries that park with wheels on the cycleway. Needs widening, smoothing and defending from lorry wheels if we're going to have thousands of houses down the A10.Other:
Problem
general
57220Photo #57220Sandringham Railway Path (NCN1/EV12/NSCR) heading north. 2.8m wide shared greenway. People walking and riding share easily but it could really do with more of it widening to 4m to ease congestion.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
51269Photo #51269Link between Gaywood Hall Drive and Bishops Road: a great big route direction sign, about 6 inches in front of an End Of Cycle Route sign! Picture captured from handlebar camera film.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
51268Photo #51268Four bike staples outside Gaywood Library. Visible from the library, popular and well-used. Picture taken from handlebar camera.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
51267Photo #51267Hardwick Road / Campbells Meadow crossing island. Wide toucan crossings with large dipped areas and flat kerbs. It's much better than most, but has a few mistakes: the push buttons should be further from the road edge, the turn onto the exit paths shouldn't be so tight and there should be more time on green. Picture captured from handlebar camera film.Road environment:
Good practice
road
51266Photo #51266Boal Quay / Hardings Way collapsing bollards. Picture taken with handlebar camera. Bizarrely, NCN Route 1 still hasn't been diverted onto this flat, quiet bus-and-bikes-only road built as part of the mostly-harmful-to-cycling CIF2 project - that remains up narrow streets and paths to the east.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
50234Photo #50234Lamppost in middle of new cycle track at junction.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
50233Photo #50233Road sign in cycle lane, narrowing a 3m wide lane to 1.5m, limiting route utility. Replaced with a cantilevered sign in the verge following KLWNBUG complaints.Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
50222Photo #50222A new road sign was installed with one dull grey leg slap bang in the middle of the path, leaving about a metre either side, with rubbish resurfacing and lots of traffic cones - the sign and cones were moved after KLWNBUG complained.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions

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