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111346Photo #111346Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp.

The one positive is that they are a great improvement on the previous arrangement #83665.
Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
111345Photo #111345Link from Black Bear Park to Maple Grove.
There used to be an obstructive "A Frame" barrier here - the two wooden posts are much easier to negotiate - though completely pointless.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110405Photo #110405Walton Gardens bike shelterCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
110404Photo #110404Bollards prevent motor access through the decks - while not hindering cyclists.Road environment:
Good practice
road
110403Photo #110403TWO years on and there is still no way to cycle from Runcorn to Widnes during weekdays.Work has overrun on the old bridge and cycling is prohibited on the new one - #103166Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
110402Photo #110402The tarmac finishes hereCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
110401Photo #110401Sign directs the Bridgewater Way onto the right hand fork - which leads to some steps #88334. It is far more sensible to keep to the newly tarmacked towpath.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
110400Photo #110400surface transition #54455 now fixed, with a tarmac surface under the bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
110399Photo #110399Surface transition has been improved since #85012Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110398Photo #110398Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110397Photo #110397New surface on Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110396Photo #110396Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) now with tarmac surfaceCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110395Photo #110395Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110394Photo #110394New tarmac surface on Bridgewater Way. Not as smooth as it should be but a great improvement of the muddy towpath. #88161Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
110059Photo #110059UnderpassDutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
110058Photo #110058UnderpassDutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
110057Photo #110057UnderpassDutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
109905Photo #109905cyclists must give way in order to reach this very short cycle lane hugging dangerously close to stopped busses in the blind spot - then give way again at the other end. All while the general traffic lane sails serenely past. Utterly bonkers.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
109904Photo #109904General traffic lane has priority over traffic entering the road from the right, but the cycle lane gives way.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
109903Photo #109903Cycle lane channels cyclists to the left hand side of a left hand filter lane. Are they trying to engineer left hooks?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
109902Photo #109902A rare example of genuine road space reallocation.
Two general traffic lanes converted to a cycle lane and a single traffic lanes separated by a hatched buffer strip.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
109738Photo #109738Poor signage on NCN 68. Where the canal goes through the Foulridge Tunnel the route over the top is not obvious and several junctions are not signed.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
109555Photo #109555Site closed long before the cycle path was created - yet the designers still feel the need to make cyclists give way.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
109554Photo #109554Coran FerryOther:
Infrastructure
general
109553Photo #109553It is important to read this sign - especially if you are hoping to ride along NCN route 78 to Fort William on a Sunday.

Camusnagaul Ferry #83656 does to operate on Sundays and there are only 4 crossings/day on weekdays.

The warning would be more useful on the Coran side - before you cross to Ardgour.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
109552Photo #109552Don't expect too much in terms of "facilities" on this stretch of the national cycle network.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
109551Photo #109551Cyclists may turn right at the lightsRoad environment:
Good practice
road
109550Photo #109550Even the Car Shop has covered cycle parkingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
104313Photo #104313Lamp post in the middle of the cyclewayObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103669Photo #103669Useless short stretch of shared use pavementCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103392Photo #103392modal filterRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
103391Photo #103391bus shelter in the middle of the cyclewayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103389Photo #103389cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103388Photo #103388chicane barrierObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103387Photo #103387Cycleway. 3.5m wide, smooth tarmac and lit. Access control is a single bollard. Much more civilised than #83626Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103386Photo #103386Chapelford distributor road. Single lane dual carriageway with cycle lanes.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103385Photo #103385route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103384Photo #103384TPT route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103383Photo #103383"A frame" barrier #84328 can now be avoided on the Transpennine Trail (NCN 62)
UPDATE July 2019: The gate has been locked again
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103382Photo #103382Pointless barrier #58753 now has a bypass. The track is still steep and poorly surfaced.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103381Photo #103381Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70) route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103380Photo #103380Road closure signs on the Cheshire Cycleway (regional route 70). The road is still passable on foot or by bike. See #103379 & #103378
A better diversion route for cyclists wishing to avoid this is north via Budworth Heath Lane #www.cyclestreets.net/journey/63837782/ - #www.cyclestreets.net/journey/63837790/
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103379Photo #103379Road closed due to badger activity. It is still passable on foot or bicycle.Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103378Photo #103378Uneven surface due to badger activity.Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103377Photo #103377Road closed signs on the Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70).
Although badger activity has undermined the road so that it is impassible for motors you can still walk or cycle through.See #103378 & #103379
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103370Photo #103370cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103369Photo #103369Wide smooth tarmac cyclway - could do with direct access to the Heath school.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103368Photo #103368cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103367Photo #103367Tiny Sustrans sign directs you to a left turn ahead - if you notice it!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103366Photo #103366Path that sign #103365 point to - I'm not sure it is meant to be a cycleway.Track:
Problem
track
103365Photo #103365Route sign - points down a narrow mud path down an earth bank #103366Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103364Photo #103364Sustrans route sign on link from NCN 5 to NCN 562 in Runcorn - blink and you'd miss it. Also the direction is for route 562 not 62.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103363Photo #103363Council vehicle sweeping leaves from the Runcorn Loop cyclewayOther:
Good practice
general
103289Photo #103289Narrow, poorly surfaced cycleway heads through a bus stop.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103248Photo #103248cycle bridge crossing the expressway slip roadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103247Photo #103247Cycleway alongside Weston Point Expressway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103246Photo #103246cycleway threading its way through a major junction on the Weston Point Expressway (A557). The zig-zag ramp heads up to the bridge on the right.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103245Photo #103245route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103244Photo #103244route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103243Photo #103243route signRoute sign:
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routesigns
103242Photo #103242Route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103241Photo #103241Route SignRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103240Photo #103240Route sign. Either the arrow to Clifton is pointing in the wrong direction or the next sign is missing. You need to head along the road straight on (Grangeway) or turn left the immediately right on to the parallel service road (Whitchurch Way).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103239Photo #103239Route Sign on Runcorn loop cycleway. (Pedestrian crossing #90774 now upgraded to a toucan.)Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103238Photo #103238Route SignRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103237Photo #103237Runcorn loop cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103236Photo #103236cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103235Photo #103235Route continuity indicated by arrows on the pavement.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103234Photo #103234Route SignRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103185Photo #103185Cycleway crosses Bridgewater CanalCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103184Photo #103184route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103183Photo #103183strange "END" sign painted on the road. The road ends here for cars, but the cycleway continues over the canal bridge.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
103182Photo #103182route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103181Photo #103181route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103180Photo #103180route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103179Photo #103179route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103178Photo #103178route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103177Photo #103177rubbish shared use pavement - with a green boxCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103176Photo #103176cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103175Photo #103175route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103174Photo #103174route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103173Photo #103173shared use pavement loses priority at side roadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103172Photo #103172route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103171Photo #103171cycle bridgeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103170Photo #103170Cycle bridge across the Central ExpresswayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103169Photo #103169Cyclist crossing the bridge over the Central Expressway in Runcorn.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103168Photo #103168Decent off the cycle bridge. The spiral ramp is a tad steep and narrow, but rideable with care.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103167Photo #103167Cycle bridge across Runcorn's Central Expressway with a spiral ramp.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103166Photo #103166Motorists may whinge about the toll, but at least they are actually permitted to use the Mersey Gateway bridge.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
103165Photo #103165Cycleway goes up steps!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103100Photo #103100Sign listing Latchford "Penny Ferry" ( #103099 - #103098) operating times.
#www.allthingswarrington.net/Places/Places/thelwallpennyferry.html
Fee is still 11p - bikes free.
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103099Photo #103099The Thelwall Penny Ferry.
#www.allthingswarrington.net/Places/Places/thelwallpennyferry.html
Costs 11p and the ferryman loads the bike for free.
Other:
Good practice
general
103098Photo #103098Waiting for the Penny Ferry (11p actually) to Latchford - #103099.
#www.allthingswarrington.net/Places/Places/thelwallpennyferry.html
Other:
Good practice
general
103097Photo #103097Narrow path is just about ridable as far as the Thelwall Viaduct.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103096Photo #103096Path peters out into a fieldTrack:
Infrastructure
track
103095Photo #103095Failed attempt to obstruct the pathObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103094Photo #103094Path along new food defences at Woolston. Gravel surface.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103093Photo #103093Kissing GateObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103092Photo #103092Kissing gate on path along Woolston flood defences. The wide circular gap is just big enough to wheel a bike through, but still not a good idea.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102912Photo #102912Murals on the former line of the railway near Irlam Station.Destination:
Misc
destinations

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