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109935Photo #109935Signpost on the "Thicket Path" between St Ives and Houghton, stating "considerate cycling welcomed". This confirms that cycling is permitted despite the absence of the usual "shared-use cycle/footway" signs.

See #109934 for a wider view.

Location is approximate: this sign is next to the skittle bollards about mid-way between St Ives and Houghton.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
109934Photo #109934Signpost on the "Thicket Path" between St Ives and Houghton, stating "considerate cycling welcomed". This confirms that cycling is permitted despite the absence of the usual "shared-use cycle/footway" signs.

See #109935 for a close-up of the sign.

Location is approximate: this sign is next to the skittle bollards about mid-way between St Ives and Houghton.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
109620Photo #109620This is a (relatively) safe crossing point where cyclists can cross the A505 one lane at a time using a large central refuge. This is NCN 11 leading south to Duxford.

The damaged safety fencing gives an indication of how fast drivers go along the A505 here (the speed limit is 60mph).

See www.cyclestreets.net/location/109616-109620/

Unfortunately a recent housing development has removed direct cycle access to this crossing point.
Road environment:
Problem
road
109619Photo #109619This is the southern end of a short cul-de-sac off Moorfield Road, Whittlesford, close to the A505. Slightly hidden behind a large bush (near where the cab of that passing lorry is) is a safe crossing point where cyclists can cross the A505 one lane at a time using a large central refuge. This is NCN 11 leading south to Duxford.

See www.cyclestreets.net/location/109616-109620/

Note the lack of a dropped kerb on the desire line.

This needs to be fixed by installing a dropped kerb on the desire line, allowing cyclists to get to and from the safe crossing point. This would still be more than 10m from the A505 so there is plenty of space to add give way markings and signs to avoid the possibility of southbound cyclists failing to give way when they reach the A505.
Road environment:
Problem
road
109618Photo #109618View of a short cul-de-sac off Moorfield Road, Whittlesford that leads towards a safe cycle/pedestrian crossing point where cyclists can cross the A505 one lane at a time using a large central refuge. This is NCN 11.

You can see the crossing point that cyclists need to get to (or come from, when heading north) in the middle of the photo (just before where the rear wheel of that passing car is), and the lack of a dropped kerb on the desire line.

This needs to be fixed by installing a dropped kerb on the desire line, allowing cyclists to get to and from the safe crossing point. This would still be more than 10m from the A505 so there is plenty of space to add give way markings and signs to avoid the possibility of southbound cyclists failing to give way when they reach the A505.

See www.cyclestreets.net/location/109616-109620/
Road environment:
Problem
road
109617Photo #109617View from Moorfield Road, Whittlesford looking down a short stub of road that leads towards a safe cycle/pedestrian crossing point where cyclists can cross the A505 one lane at a time using a large central refuge. This is NCN 11.

However in August 2019 this stub of road was reconstructed as part of a housing development, and a cycleway which was on the left-hand side has been removed. This means that the only way to get to the safe crossing point is to cycle down this stub of road (which is fine) and then bump over a full-height kerb.

This needs to be fixed by installing a dropped kerb at the far end of this stub of road, allowing cyclists to get to and from the safe crossing point.

See www.cyclestreets.net/location/109616-109620/
Road environment:
Problem
road
109616Photo #109616View from Moorfield Road, Whittlesford looking south towards the A505 junction (a staggered cross-roads beyond which a continuation of Moorfield Road leads to Duxford). This is NCN 11.

The short stub of road to the right leads towards a cycle/pedestrian crossing point which allows cyclists to cross the A505 one lane at a time using a large central refuge.

However in August 2019 the short stub of road to the right was reconstructed and a cycleway which was on the left-hand side of that road has been removed. This means that the only way to get to the safer crossing point is to cycle down the stub of road (which is fine) and then bump over a full-height kerb.

This needs to be fixed by installing a dropped kerb at the far end of this stub of road, allowing cyclists to get to and from the safe crossing point.

See www.cyclestreets.net/location/109616-109620/
Road environment:
Problem
road
109237Photo #109237This cargo bike is used by staff at the David Parr House visitor centre (184 Gwydir Street) when performing "outreach" and promotional work.

davidparrhouse.org
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Infrastructure
general
106274Photo #106274Cycles outside a restaurant near Breda Airport. On the wall is an e-bike charging point. The sign above it (zoom in the original to read it) says, in Dutch "Charging point uses solar energy".Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
105366Photo #105366Charging point for electric bikes in the Dutch seaside town of Domburg.Other:
Infrastructure
general
100615Photo #100615Sheffield racks on Station Square are being designated as being for shop and cafe users rather than for people catching trains. I hope it works.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
88906Photo #88906Outdoor seating obstructing the only possible cycle route across Station Square that doesn't directly conflict with taxis, drop-off cars and people on foot.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
80896Photo #80896West end of cycle bridge approaching Devonshire Road, Cambridge. In the distance, beyond the new bollards, is the junction with the new link towards the station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80894Photo #80894Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80893Photo #80893Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80892Photo #80892Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80891Photo #80891Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80890Photo #80890Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
80888Photo #80888Devonshire Road, Cambridge. New link under construction between cycle bridge and station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
68244Photo #68244Contraflow cycle lane in Harvest Way, Cambridge blocked by builders' hoardings. There's an even wider obstruction a few metres beyond.

The yellow notice says "CYCLE LANE CLOSED PLEASE USE HARVEST WAY ROAD" (sic)

Note the one-way sign on the left doesn't have a cycle exemption plate.
Other:
Misc
general
62599Photo #62599St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This is a general view of the river taken from near the western portal, showing the historic city centre on the other side.

There are no bridges across the River Scheldt anywhere in Antwerp. The only way to cross is by road or tram tunnel, or by this pedestrian/cycle tunnel.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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62598Photo #62598St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

These signs show the rules for using the tunnel.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/

Top right is "no vehicles except for cycles".

Bottom right is a speed limit of 5km/h (less than walking pace) which has been covered over with a limit of 10km/h (which is still a very slow cycling speed).
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62597Photo #62597St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This is the entrance to the lift on the western side of the river.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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Infrastructure
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62596Photo #62596St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This is the entrance building on the western side of the river, serving a predominantly residential area.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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62595Photo #62595St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Other:
Infrastructure
general
62594Photo #62594St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

These cyclists are waiting for the lift.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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Infrastructure
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62593Photo #62593St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

General view.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62592Photo #62592St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

General view.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62591Photo #62591St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

The tunnel floor is about 3m wide and is unsegregated.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62590Photo #62590St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This shows the inside of the huge lifts (which would be easily big enough to hold at least twenty bikes)

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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general
62589Photo #62589St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This shows the escalators and lift on the City Centre side of the river.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
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general
62588Photo #62588St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This is the start of the tunnel on the City Centre side of the river.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Other:
Infrastructure
general
62587Photo #62587St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp is 572m long and runs under the River Scheldt. There are lifts and escalators at each end.

This is the entrance building on the City Centre side of the river.

Gallery: www.cyclestreets.net/location/62587-62599/
Other:
Infrastructure
general
59330Photo #59330This (surprisingly well-made) sign seems to have been left behind after some event.General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
55928Photo #55928Designed area (undercover) outside the terminal building at Christchurch Airport for re-assembling bikes.Other:
Good practice
general
55866Photo #55866Annular cycle lane on a busy roundabout. The lane didn't cross the side road entrances and exits, though. This fast cyclist ignored it completely.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
54467Photo #54467See also www.cyclestreets.net/location/54466/. Cyclists who want to stay on the road where the photographer is standing are prohibited from using the traffic signals, which are for buses only. (The loop detectors reportedly don't detect bikes anyway). Instead, cyclists have to ride on the pavement and make six right-angle turns whilst stopping and pressing the button to cross each lane of traffic on the side-road separately.Other:
Problem
general
54466Photo #54466In this appalling piece of design, buses have a simple straight crossing of this minor estate access road, whereas cyclists have to join the pavement on the right.

However there are no dropped kerbs on the obvious straight-ahead desire line. See www.cyclestreets.net/location/54467 to see how cyclists who want to head straight have to take a sharp right turn and use a two-stage pedestrian/cycle crossing before returning back onto the road. This is only a year or two old. Simply terrible.

Note also how the blue sign on the right (which relates to an earlier layout) is totally wrong.
Other:
Problem
general
53755Photo #53755The covered, two-tier, cycle parking outside Derby station is closer to the entrance than the car parking is.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
53512Photo #53512Signpost on the "DNA path" from Addenbrooke's to Great Shelford. The NCN 11 symbol has been obscured with this new logo, making it harder to see where NCN 11 goes. (And it's not just a paper sticker - it looks pretty permanent).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
52428Photo #52428Roadworks completely block the cycle path, which mean that cyclists heading soutbound (towards the camera) and wishing to turn right towards the DNA path to Great Shelford (as this cyclists is doing), need to ride around the roundabout rather than turn right just before it, as they normally do. There is no signposting to advise cyclists of this.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
51367Photo #51367Cycle track alongside a relatively busy rural road in SW Finland. The Google Street view (which is exactly same location) shows the same road before the track was constructed, showing the land that must have been acquired to build it.

Note the width (approx 3m I would say) and the smooth surface. Almost all cycle tracks in the area (and there were many) were of the same high quality. They had priority over side roads, of course.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
51366Photo #51366"Cycle barometer" outside Helsinki's main railway station. This displays the number of cyclists who have passed this point today (200 in this case) and displays the cumulative total as a "barometer". See also #51365Other:
Infrastructure
general
51365Photo #51365"Cycle barometer" outside Helsinki's main railway station. This displays the number of cyclists who have passed this point today (198 in this case) and displays the cumulative total as a "barometer". See also #51366Other:
Infrastructure
general
50030Photo #50030Recklessly-parked cycles on the path between Devonshire Road and the station. I've not seen this as bad as this before, with parked bikes making it impossible for even a cyclist and a pedestrian to pass (as I discovered when I cycled through a moment earlier).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
50029Photo #50029New bridge (hopefully for cycles) under construction near Bedford Station which will provide an alternative to the existing underpass with a 4' 9" height restriction. (June 2013). See also #50028. Note that the footbridge shown at #20729 has been removed.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
50028Photo #50028New bridge (hopefully for cycles) under construction near Bedford Station which will provide an alternative to the existing underpass with a 4' 9" height restriction. (June 2013). See also #50029. Note that the footbridge shown at #20729 has been removed.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
48104Photo #48104The Thicket Path from St Ives to Houghton has been widened and resurfaced along its central section. (March 2013)

(There's a short section at the St Ives end which is still under construction, whilst a long section closer to Houghton is as bumpy and muddy as always - it's not obvious whether there are plans to improve that)
Other:
Good practice
general
47761Photo #47761Raised strips have been applied to the "boardwalk" under the railway bridge between Stourbridge Common and Ditton Meadows. The effect is to make your bike vibrate very uncomfortably as you ride over it.

Update, two months later: These strips have now been removed following a mass of complaints. Hooray!
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
47083Photo #47083A hot food van is now (Jan 2013) permanently parked in Abbey Street on the approach to the Toucan crossing across Newmarket Road, taking up more than half of the width of the road and forcing cyclists using this busy cycle route to ride underneath the open hatch cover. Customers being served food will also be forced to obstruct the cycle route.

Gallery at www.cyclestreets.net/location/47080-47083/
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
47082Photo #47082A hot food van is now (Jan 2013) permanently parked in Abbey Street on the approach to the Toucan crossing across Newmarket Road, taking up more than half of the width of the road and forcing cyclists using this busy cycle route to ride underneath the open hatch cover. Customers being served food will also be forced to obstruct the cycle route.

Gallery at www.cyclestreets.net/location/47080-47083/
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
47081Photo #47081A hot food van is now (Jan 2013) permanently parked in Abbey Street on the approach to the Toucan crossing across Newmarket Road, taking up more than half of the width of the road and forcing cyclists using this busy cycle route to ride underneath the open hatch cover. Customers being served food will also be forced to obstruct the cycle route.

Gallery at www.cyclestreets.net/location/47080-47083/
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
47080Photo #47080A hot food van is now (Jan 2013) permanently parked in Abbey Street on the approach to the Toucan crossing across Newmarket Road, taking up more than half of the width of the road and forcing cyclists using this busy cycle route to ride underneath the open hatch cover. Customers being served food will also be forced to obstruct the cycle route.

Gallery at www.cyclestreets.net/location/47080-47083/
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
47077Photo #47077A hot food van is now (Jan 2013) permanently parked in Abbey Street on the approach to the Toucan crossing across Newmarket Road, taking up more than half of the width of the road and forcing cyclists using this busy cycle route to ride underneath the open hatch cover. Customers being served food will also be forced to obstruct the cycle route.

Gallery at www.cyclestreets.net/location/47080-47083/
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
46190Photo #46190San Francisco: Segregated cycle and pedestrian paths leading onto the Golden Gate Bridge.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
44012Photo #44012Aldreth Causeway, between the Ouse bridge and Aldreth after a shower of heavy rain.

This is a byway.
Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
34727Photo #34727Underground cycle parking at Antwerp Central stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
34726Photo #34726Ramp down to underground cycle parking at Antwerp Central stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
32889Photo #32889Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Pluto and its moon Charon

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32888Photo #32888Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Uranus

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32887Photo #32887Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Neptune.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32886Photo #32886Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Saturn.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32885Photo #32885Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Jupiter, the size of a football.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32884Photo #32884Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Mars

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32882Photo #32882Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is the Earth, looking like a large blue marble.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32881Photo #32881Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is the Earth, a large blue marble, and The Moon.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32880Photo #32880Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Venus, the size of a small gobstopper.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32879Photo #32879Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is Mercury, the size of a pea.

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32877Photo #32877Solar System on the York to Selby cycleway (NCR 65). This is the Sun

See gallery at
www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/193/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32256Photo #32256Note how the left-hand 6" of the blacktop is stepped down to a lower level . Given that there is no colour change at this step, it would be easy to fall off the edge in the dark. Need a white line to show the edge of the path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32250Photo #32250Need white markings to show that the cycleway narrows suddenly on the left.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
30319Photo #30319Red illuminated studs indicate the location of bollards on each side of the path. This path has no street lighting and is pitch black at night. White illuminated studs have also been installed down the centre of the path: two or three can be seen in the distance.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29820Photo #29820Short-stay (10 mins max) cycle parking for bike messengers only outside an office block. San Francisco.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
26518Photo #26518This is Hauxton Road, immediately south of the new junction with Addenbrooke's Road. Here, a filter lane from Addenbrooke's Road merges from the left.

Cyclists riding from Trumpington to Hauxton now find themselves riding in the middle of the road with fast-moving traffic on either side.
Road environment:
Problem
road
17240Photo #17240Free supervised cycle parking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, provided for people attending the JavaOne conference organised by Sun Microsystems Inc.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
17239Photo #17239Free supervised cycle parking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, provided for people attending the JavaOne conference organised by Sun Microsystems Inc.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
14326Photo #14326Rush-hour cyclists at Bank junction in the City of London.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
14325Photo #14325"bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14324Photo #14324Taxi, cyclist and "bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14323Photo #14323"Bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
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14322Photo #14322"Bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14321Photo #14321"Bendy-bus" and cyclistOther:
Misc
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14320Photo #14320"Bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14319Photo #14319"Bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14317Photo #14317Cyclist passing a stationary "bendy-bus"Other:
Misc
general
14316Photo #14316Inconsiderately parked cycles reducing the width of the already narrow path between Devonshire Road and the station.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking

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