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176289Photo #176289[Image taken 30.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Reported yesterday, wound with hi-viz tape today. Context and links #176249.Obstruction:
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176252Photo #176252[Image taken 29.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] Tarmac has been added to soften the ridges. Previous state: #176032. An email dated 29.11.21 from the Environment Agency says: "Our contractors are putting in a temporary measure today to smooth the transition at this location, which we hope rectify the issue you have raised. Tarmac will be placed to finish the path before Christmas, once the new flood gate has been installed. Alternative routes are available to those who require it, which is indicated by our diversion signs. The route through Scarborough Bridge will be closed on several occasions for very short periods between now and Christmas, in order to install the new floodgate, and complete the resurfacing works. These will be kept to a minimum in order to avoid disruption to the public where possible."] Other image today: #176249 and links.Track:
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176251Photo #176251[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #176249, #176250.Obstruction:
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176250Photo #176250[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This hazard is invisible (until you reach it or hit it). Location see: #176249 and #176251.Obstruction:
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176249Photo #176249[UPDATE: See: #176289] [Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The railing that had been very visible on the left of the path is no longer there. However, there is now a horrible hidden hazard. Closeup: #176250. Viewed from other side: #176251.Obstruction:
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176235Photo #176235[Image taken 26.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] Looking towards the gap in the floodwall. The metal gate on the right is a floodgate. The tall-ish person gives an idea of how high the wall is now - and that you can't see over it until you have reached the gate. At which point reversing will be difficult/impossible for some people with cycles, buggies, in wheelchairs... Other images here today: #176232 and links.Other:
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176234Photo #176234[Image taken 26.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] Context and links: #176233.Other:
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176233Photo #176233[Image taken 26.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] The narrow slope between the accessible riverside route (also part of NCN65) and the gap between the flood defence wall and Railway Walk/Marygate car park/Scarborough Bridge. "No cycling" painted on the upper level here. "Cyclists must dismount on this footpath" (blue) sign on post. Other images here today: #176232 and links.Other:
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176232Photo #176232[Image taken 26.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] The higher - white layer - of walling is intended to increase flood protection here. See caption about disabled access here: #176032. Other images here today: #176233, #176234, #176235.Other:
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176163Photo #176163[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. The foliage has been cut back. It improves accessibility for pedestrians without equipment such as buggies. It does not help people for whom the space, turning circle and access are too limited - see: #169121 and links. Other images near here today: #176157 and links. Other images today: #176152 and linksOther:
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176162Photo #176162[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, York. Drivers pass on speed cushions. There was no discernible decrease in the speed of either vehicle. Context: #176161. Other images today: #176152 and linksRoad environment:
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176161Photo #176161[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, York. Speed cushions showing considerable but typical wear. They are supposed to force drivers to reduce speed. Instead – as the location of the damage shows – they simply straddle them. For people on cycles though – including trikes – they are a menace. LTN 1/20 (www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120) says: “7.6.8 Speed cushions are a form of road hump and are therefore subject to The Highways (Road Hump) Regulations 1999. The dimensions allow wide tracked vehicles such as buses, ambulances and HGVs to straddle them. Cushions are not a preferred form of traffic calming on cycle routes because they constrain the ability of cyclists to choose their preferred position in the carriageway and are particularly hazardous to riders of three wheeled cycles.” However, the cushions around York can be straddled by any width vehicle including when they are passing one another: #176162. In short, they should be being removed. Though York is putting them in: #175422 or repairing them: #176085. Other related images today: #176159 and links.Road environment:
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176160Photo #176160[Image taken 25.11.21] Eccles Close, junction with Manor Lane, York. Cyclist’s eye view of approaching a raised table. Context: #176159 and links.Cycleway:
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176159Photo #176159[Image taken 25.11.21] Eccles Close, junction with Manor Lane, York. This is a raised table. It is good practice. It is what road engineers include in an 'entry treatment'. People turning off or onto the main road move onto and over a slightly raised area. It slows speeds but the angle is sinusoidal ie smooth. It does not present a problem for most people on a cycle. However, the point of the provision is to enable people on cycles, foot, and in wheelchairs to cross the sideroad safely (as the road users have to moderate their speed) and without going down - to road level - then up again. All of which takes humans effort. Context: #176160, #176161. Other nearby images today: #176158 and links.Road environment:
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176158Photo #176158[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, junction with Eccles Close, York. Whole stretch of a route punctuated with 'relaxed' or 'wide' corduroy. Compare with Monks Cross retail park: #175979. I have no problem riding over the tactile surface along Manor Lane. I feel apprehensive about cycling over all the instances at Monks Cross. I wend my way around them avoiding as many as I can, other users permitting. Other images here today: #176159, #176160, #176161, #176162, #176163. Other images today: #176152 and linksCycleway:
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176157Photo #176157[Image taken 25.11.21] Manor Lane, junction with Eccles Close, York. 'Relaxed' or 'wide' corduroy. I am aware I am riding over it but it does not impact on my movement, my confidence or the handling of my cycle. Compare with 'skinny' corduroy: #176154. Other related images today: #176158 and linksCycleway:
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176156Photo #176156[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Moor Gate, close to junction with Oakdale Road, York. Location of: #176154, #176155. The tactile paving is required as people can leave/join the route via the pedestrian crossing the light paving/dropped kerb leads to. Other images today: #176152 and linksCycleway:
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176155Photo #176155[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Moor Gate, close to junction with Oakdale Road, York. Closeup of ‘tangible’ signage for blind people. Left: cycle route. Right: pedestrian route. Context: #176154 and links.Cycleway:
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176154Photo #176154[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Moor Gate, close to junction with Oakdale Road, York. The two surfaces required to assist blind people to choose the safe side of the route. The left-hand side is for cycles. This is 'skinny' corduroy and I find it unsafe and therefore unsettling to use - my wheels get pinched just as they do with longitudinal tarmac damage: #174510. All the corduroy at the otherwise good 'cycle circuit' around Monks Cross retail park is the 'skinny' kind eg: #175979 and #175866. The 'relaxed' or 'wide' corduroy looks like this: #176157. Do traffic engineers have a choice over which to put in? Are they even aware there are two widths? Other related images today: #176155, #176156, #176157, #176158. Other images today: #176152 and links.Cycleway:
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176153Photo #176153[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Ings, York. [NOTE: Location approximate and no streetview along the route.] Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Scheme contact details. More specific finish date than: #176152. The signs are paired along the route. Other images today: #176154, #176155, #176156, #176157, #176158, #176159, #176160, #176161, #176162, #176163.General sign/notice:
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176152Photo #176152[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Ings, York. [NOTE: Location approximate and no streetview along the route.] Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Scheme details. Very clear. And several of these signs along the route (NCN65). Work started as soon as these went up: October 2021. Due to continue til “Autumn 2023”. Other image here today: #176153. Other images today: #176154, #176155, #176156, #176157, #176158, #176159, #176160, #176161, #176162, #176163.Route sign:
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176086Photo #176086[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. Tangible road damage in the 'gutter'. People on cycles won't be able to avoid it unless they go over the speed cushions. An appalling failure of road design by CYC which has not been addressed despite works here this month. Context this damage: #176085. Other images this junction today: #176080 and linksRoad environment:
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176085Photo #176085[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The speed cushions - repaired and repainted - from the other direction. And the road damage: #176086. Where people on cycles can't avoid it constrained as many/most will be, in the gutter, due to the continued existence of the speed cushions. Other images this junction today: #176080 and linksRoad environment:
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176084Photo #176084[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The repaired/repainted speed cushions have no effect on drivers. As here, they can simply straddle them. In fact, the cushions are positioned for them to be able to do so. Yet the impact on other road users is considerable and negative. Other images this junction today: #176080 and linksRoad environment:
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176083Photo #176083[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. Damaged road surface on the approach to: speed cushions, an off-road cycle lane, an ASL. Other images this junction today: #176080 and linksRoad environment:
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176082Photo #176082[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The damaged speed cushions have not been removed in line with LTN 1/20 guidance (www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120) but repaired and repainted. Speed cushions do not reduce driving speeds. (A DPD van driver approached on orange and turned right/crossed on red as I was taking these images.) But they do make a road less easy to navigate for people on cycles, and make cycles with more than two wheels unstable. These cushions should have been removed. Other images this junction today: #176080 and linksRoad environment:
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176081Photo #176081[Image taken 23.11.21] Elmfield Avenue, junction with Malton Road, York. The off-road cycle lane is wider. The access to it - the grey section to the left of the carriageway in the image - has no upstand and is long. This should mean people on a greater variety of designs of cycle can access it safely and conveniently. But the speed cushions remain... (see: #176082, #176083, #176084). And the road surface is noticeably damaged (see: #176085, #176086). Other images today: #176078 and links.Road environment:
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176080Photo #176080[Image taken 23.11.21] Malton Road, junction with Elmfield Avenue, York. New road layout. The ASL has been moved forward to be ahead of the exit from the Wilco Motosave exit. The cycle lane over the junction has been re-greened. The cycle lane is still advisory rather than mandatory or protected and it is not any wider. Other images here today: #176081, #176082, #176083, #176084, #176085, #176086. Other images today: #176078, #176079.Road environment:
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176079Photo #176079[Image taken 23.11.21] Monkgate Bar, Goodramgate, York. The cycle lane is obstructed. Again. This issue see also: #175350. This time I've got no clues to identify the employing company or the one s/he is servicing here. Other images today: #176078Obstruction:
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176078Photo #176078[Image taken 23.11.21] Tanner's Moat, York. The 'plastic tray', the temporary wheelchair ramp, has gone: #171342. The works to replace the flood gates under Lendal bridge are complete. But I'd been assured the ramp would stay. People in wheelchairs, with buggies, with wheeled luggage, with cycles still need to access the pavement. York is bad for accessibility: #176032. Other images today: #176079, #176080, #176081, #176082, #176083, #176084, #176085, #176086.Other:
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176063Photo #176063[Image taken 22.11.21] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #176061 and links.Cycleway:
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176062Photo #176062[Image taken 22.11.21] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other image this issue here today: #176061 and links.Cycleway:
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176061Photo #176061[Image taken 22.11.21] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The route between the park and ride and NCN65/the route parallel to the river Ouse, passing the pump tracks is failing and fast. I see new damage on each trip. Other image this issue today: #176058 and links.Track:
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176060Photo #176060[Image taken 22.11.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. More direction of travel damage developing on a key commuting, school, leisure route… Other image this issue near here today: #176058 and links.Cycleway:
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176059Photo #176059[Image taken 22.11.21] Outside Roko (www.roko.co.uk/york), Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York, YO30. Other image this issue here today: #176058 and links.Cycleway:
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176058Photo #176058[Image taken 22.11.21] Outside Roko (www.roko.co.uk/york), Stirling Road, Clifton Moor,
York, YO30 4TU. The off-road surfaces around York are deteriorating and fast eg: #175481 and links. The damage is loingitudinal, direction of travel. When water gets in the cracks quickly become fissures that can trap a cycle wheel. Many stretches of the city's offroad provision is under deciduous leaves. These not only hide dangers and defects but are slippery when wet. Other images this issue today: #176059, #176060, #176061, #176062, #176063.
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176057Photo #176057[UPDATE: Despite the sign indicating this was a long-term diversion "Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30 Follow diversion" I got a reply from the Environment Agency that said it was a diversion for a couple of hours: "That diversion notice was in place for a short period yesterday whilst our contractors were completing some works on Almery Terrace. It has since been removed and access in front of Almery Terrace has been reinstated. Our site agent will be checking the length of the route today to make sure all the signs have been taken down. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."]
[Image taken 22.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Signs warning of a diversion for cyclists. For people heading to where? Where does the obstruction start? Nothing is visible at this point. What about people in wheelchairs/mobility scooters? I had a weekly shop onboard and did not unnecessarily want to climb the steep slope here or share busy polluted roads with motorists driving in low and dazzling sun. I asked a couple who had walked from town. They had not seen any obstruction(s). So I ignored the signs and continued to Marygate car park (entering through here: #176032) without a problem, though there is still no disabled ramp (and noting this inaccurate sign was still in situ: #176037) without seeing anything requiring a diversion. Other images today: #176058, #176059, #176060, #176061, #176062, #176063.
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176037Photo #176037[Image taken 21.11.21] Railway Terrace/Marygate car park/Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. The streetview shot shows the other side of the floodwall ie where this gap leads to/from.] The sign says footway (the gap in the flood wall I have marked with a red box) closed. It's not closed. But I don't believe it meets accessibility standards despite leading to/from the level riverside, the level car park, the accessible Scarborough Bridge... Plus the increase in of the height of the wall reduces the chances of your seeing or hearing anyone approaching. But the width of the slope on the other side means passing is either difficult or not possible. See also: #176032.Other:
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176033Photo #176033[UPDATE: I saw on 23.11.21 the racks were clear again. An email from the contractor explained: "Apologies, we had issues with our vehicle on Friday afternoon which meant I had to leave them in the location. These will be removed on Monday morning."] [Image taken 20.11.21] Tanner's Moat, junction with Wellington Row, York. The Sheffields (racks) are unusable. All too often cycle infra is used as a dumping ground or is obstructed (see also: #175971). Not only are the facilities made unusable or unattractive but the misuse gives the wrong message to people who do cycle, would like to cycle, could cycle... and people who don't see cyclists as legitimate road users or who have a right to public space. The nearest racks, for which these could be the overflow - for the Perky Peacock cafe on the other side of the arch - were full (see: #176031). Plus, the following day I saw there was racing on the river. Likely more people needing cycle parking - participants, public, supporters, vols, Other image today: #176032.Cycle parking:
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176032Photo #176032[UPDATE: 29.11.21. The gap now looks like this: #176252.] [25.11.21. The rough surface with the upstand is still as per the image. There is no sign of the temporary ramp/plastic tray. A local disabled organisation I asked about this replied: " It's hard to judge from photos but the surface running up to the gate(?) looks rough which can have problems depending on the specifics. For example, wheels, sticks and crutches can slip on rough surfaces. There is also a slanted lip in front of the gate which, if it is a working gate, could be difficult. In terms of the temporary ramp, they do sometimes get moved by the public unfortunately... I should hope that's the case and it will be replaced now it's been raised."] [Image taken 21.11.21] Dame Judi Dench Walk, York. [NOTE: The image on streetview shows the gap through the floodwall and works associated with the replacement of Scarborough Bridge in 2018/19 to make it accessible.] I saw on Friday the access between Railway Walk/Marygate car park/Scarborough Bridge and the riverside was open despite the sign to the contrary: #176037. But there is a lip of between 3cm and 4cm. Why was the 'yellow tray' (the plastic, temporary access ramp) not put in place for the weekend? You can't get a runup to it as this is a tight space with extremely limited room for a turning circle. More images this location later date: #176232 and links. Other image today: #176031 and links.Other:
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176031Photo #176031[Image taken 20.11.21] Wellington Row, York. Lendal bridge floodgates have been replaced. The route along the riverside under Lendal bridge reopened 19.11.21 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19729454.lendal-arch-cycle-path-lendal-bridge-york-reopens/). Other images today: #176032, #176032.Road environment:
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175983Photo #175983[Image taken 17.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Cutting foliage has improved sight lines in all directions for and of all users. Context: #175981 and links.Track:
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175982Photo #175982[Image taken 17.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Cutting foliage has improved sight lines. Context: #175981 and links.Other:
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175981Photo #175981[Image taken 13.7.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Hedges have now been cut back. Compare with: #171941. Other images here today: #175982, #175983. Other images today: #175971 and links.Cycleway:
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175980Photo #175980[Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] You could be forgiven that these items had not yet been invented when you visit by cycle so often is the marked cycle circuit obstructed: #175614, and today: #175977. Other images today: #175971 and links.Cycleway:
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175979Photo #175979[Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] These vehicles are parked in the loading bays: #175612. Compare with this van today: #175976.Road environment:
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175978Photo #175978[UPDATE: See: #175976] [Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] Context: #175976 and links. I hope my meeting in the first week of November 2021, with the retail park asset manager and centre manager, plus the CYC active travel officer, will result in changes here. Most important of which is protection of this side of the cycle circuit. The route is used by pedestrians and the many visitors with children in buggies and with people with mobility issues. Other images this issue today: #175976 and links.Cycleway:
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175977Photo #175977[UPDATE: See: #175976] [Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] Two men load a sofa... ...using the cycle circuit for parking. This space needs protection from drivers parking, stopping and loading. Other images this issue today: #175977 and links.Cycleway:
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175976Photo #175976[UPDATE: This is an AnyVan www.anyvan.com/ (Homesense said: The company that delivers our goods are a third party called AnyVan.) The CEO replied by return to my complaint. He said: "I’ll sort it moving forward."] [Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] These pedestrians had walked round the van - and had therefore had their backs to the motor traffic while they were in the roadway. Other images here today: #175977, #175978, #175979. Context: #173310. Other images today: #175971 and links.Obstruction:
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175975Photo #175975[Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Locations of the 'keep crossing clear' notices: #175974. Other images here today: #175972 and links. Other images today: #175971 and links.Road environment:
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175974Photo #175974[Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Keep pedestrian crossing clear notice. Location: #175975. Context: #175972 and links.Road environment:
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175973Photo #175973[Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Location of 'switch off your engine' signs: #175972. 'Keep crossing clear' signs: #175974.Road environment:
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175972Photo #175972[NOTE: I have been told the signs will be laminated and cable-tied in place.] [Image taken 17.11.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York. Positioning of these notices: #175973. Context: #173069. Other images here today: #175973, #175974, #175975. Other images today: #175971 and linksRoad environment:
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175971Photo #175971[Image taken 17.11.21] Leeman Road junction with Station Avenue, York. After use at the Remembrance Day events, crash barriers in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Same issue previous dates: #175797. Other blockage here: #175737. Other images today: #175972, #175973, #175974, #175975, #175976, #175977, #175978, #175979, #175980, #175981, #175982, #175983.Obstruction:
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175916Photo #175916[Image taken 14.11.21] The Stonebow/Peasholme Green, junction with Saint Saviours Place, York. Context: #175912 and link.Road environment:
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175912Photo #175912[Image taken 14.11.21] The Stonebow/Peasholme Green, junction with Saint Saviours Place, York. To people who don't cycle, this damage may not look significant. To those of us who do, it is. These longitudinal fissures are in the direction of travel and at the point people are making a turn. There is a real danger of getting a wheel trapped or your movement compromised. It is at a key junction and on a straight stretch where motorists - including bus drivers - overtake at speed. What looks like micro damage to non-cyclists can have a massive effect on people who ride. It means we need to look at the ground when we need to be looking around and assessing and checking, who is where, what are they planning to do, when is it safe for me to go? This continual hyper observation is exhausting and hugely impacts on the attractiveness, convenience and safety of those who use cycles. Location see: #175916. Other image today: #175911.Road environment:
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175911Photo #175911[Image taken 14.11.21] Navigation Road, York at junction with Percys Lane. Drivers are still entering, getting to the No entry markings (see: #174713) and turning round at the junction with Rosemary Place. This creates noise and pollution for residents, pedestrians, cyclists... It blocks the exit from the one-way measures (see: #174712) for all users. This sign does not make it clear where you can access - and not. Other image today: #175912 and links.Road environment:
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175874Photo #175874[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk junction with Earlsborough Terrace, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the location pre-hoardings.] Context and links: #175873Road environment:
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175873Photo #175873[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The hoardings are around the compound connected with the Museum Gardens flood defence works (www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-improve-flood-defences-in-york-s-museum-gardens-approved). The date for completion is January 2022. The hoardings, coupled with the tree growth create problems of visibility, safe-feeling and shadows. The area is dark even on the brightest days see: #171838. The two nearest light sources are new - installed last week. But they are far, far too bright and focussed. They create overly lit areas and deep, dark stretches. Approaching from the other end of Railway Walk (from Bootham Terrace via the rail underpass, or down the steps from St Mary's) the route is unlit see: #175869 and links. The lights in the background of this image are on that half of the hoardings only. Someone from the York Flood Plan Team email address said: "The lighting on the hoardings in Marygate car park work off inbuilt photocells, which are the same as the existing lighting columns within the car park. This means they come on automatically at dusk, and switch off at dawn." But they don't. They are sometimes on during the day as here but not on after dark. Why are there no lights (why haven't there ever been) on the remainder of the hoardings in this view and round the corner: #175873? Compare these hoardings with the ones on Bridge lane, for works at the hospital: #167917. Other images today: #175851 and linksOther:
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175872Photo #175872[Image taken 13.11.21] St Mary's from Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #175871.Other:
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175871Photo #175871[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This lamp on St Mary's is one of the two sources of light near: #175869 and #175870. But it does not reach that junction. Other images today: #175851 and linksOther:
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175870Photo #175870[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context see: #175869, and links.Cycleway:
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cycleways
175869Photo #175869[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This junction – used by people on foot, on cycles, on scooters, in wheelchairs - is unlit after dark. It is very narrow and hugely oversubscribed. No light reaches it from the provision nearby: #175867, #175871, #175872. An email from CYC dated 27.10.21 says:
"Unfortunately, we do not have funding for additional lighting at this time. I must therefore recommend you contact your local councillor and discuss the possibility of using ward funding for this work if you wish to take this further."
Other lighting-related observations here: #175873, #175874. Other images today: #175851 and links
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
175868Photo #175868[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #175867, and links.Other:
Problem
general
175867Photo #175867[UPDATE: 15.11.21. "A ticket has been raised for this." [Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This light was out 12.11.21. The cycle-ped-wheelchair routes, including to the accessible Scarborough Bridge and level access to/from the rail station, around the car park are not lit, insufficiently lit, or badly lit. ID for this light: #175868. More images taken today relating to lighting: #175869, #175870, #175871, #175872, #175874. Other images today: #175851 and linksOther:
Problem
general
175866Photo #175866[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] There is a crossing marked over the cycle circuit. But there's no gap in the cycle parking provision. And no gap in the cars behind that. The overall design/provision is innovative but the detail lets it down (see: #167155, #162561, #162559, #156629). Other images near here today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
175865Photo #175865[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] This is the cycle circuit. There's space for all. But one depth of car parking should be removed in favour of people space. It seems many people in wheelchairs come here to shop. Also families. Once you are out of the car park it all feels very safe. Except on the unprotected side: #175618. Other image near this location today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
175864Photo #175864[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross Drive, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] No mention of cyclists. The off-road tarmac on the right is not shared use at this point. Other issues near here today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
175863Photo #175863[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] Last year the Minster Lions fundraising rig (see: #157151) was more ‘Blocking Rudolf’ than Rocking Rudolf as it obstructed the cycle circuit. This year it’s been relocated to a pedestrian area. Other issues near here today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksOther:
Good practice
general
175862Photo #175862[Image taken 13.11.21] New Lane/Monks Cross Park&Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Intersection of the cycle-ped-wheelchair (far too narrow for the amount of human traffic at busy times and on match days) route between New Lane and the Park&Ride and New Lane to the LNER Community Stadium. A temporary sign that was here has been removed but the stabilising sand/grit bag remains. It has split and its contents are now creating a skid hazard for cyclists, scooter users, people pushing buggies. Other issues near here today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
175861Photo #175861[Image taken 13.11.21] LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York/Monks Cross Park&Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. Cycle/pedestrian/wheelchair crossing between the LNER community stadium/leisure/health facilities and the Park & Ride. But motorists have priority. Even on match days. Other issues here today: #175858 and link. Other images today: #175851 and linksRoad environment:
Problem
road
175860Photo #175860[Image taken 13.11.21] LNER Community Stadium leisure/health facilities car park, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] Context and links: #175859Road environment:
Problem
road
175859Photo #175859[Image taken 13.11.21] [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] LNER Community Stadium leisure/health facilities car park, Huntington, York. This new (completed 2020) site has structures which are not protected from car park users, that reduce the width of the pavement and, the fudged protection for which narrows the ‘people’ access further and are also positioned in the car parking (see: #175860). How can this happen? Other image this issue this location today: #175858 and links. Other images today: #175851 and linksObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175858Photo #175858[Image taken 13.11.21] [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York. One of the many car parks at the stadium and leisure/health facilities that were completed in 2020. Yet there is no protection for the walkway or the cycle parking from the overhanging motor vehicles. Other issue this location today: #175859, #175860. Other issue nearby today: #175861, #175862. (Other images at this location search on 'lner community'.) Other images today: #175851 and linksCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
175857Photo #175857[Image taken 13.11.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] I just touched the rear wheel and the cycle tipped. It did not fall as it is secured to the upright of the Sheffield-style support. However, had the lock has more slack it could (would likely have fallen) and had there been another cycle on the paired upright, one or both of the machines could have been damaged. Context: #175855 and links.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
175856Photo #175856[Image taken 13.11.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The cage (see also: #175855 and links) housed a cycle on my most recent visit. However, the cycle parking is of the 'toastrack' design - Sheffield-style uprights linked with ground level rails. And these have an upstand you have to lift your cycle onto/off and... as here can mean that cycles that do not long a long enough wheelbase do not straddle them but at least one wheel rests on one. Which means the cycle is unstable: #175857.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
175855Photo #175855[Image taken 13.11.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Well, I was wrong (see: #175428) you can get a cycle in and shut and lock the gate but... #175856, #175857. Other images today: #175851 and linksCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
175853Photo #175853[Image taken 13.11.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] This fenced off space is the cycle-pedestrian-wheelchair level access to/from/through the station and the route to Scarborough Bridge, the city, riverside routes, the hospital, tourist accommodation and schools in Bootham, York St John University. Thousands of people pass by it every day. If returned to use it would make the route more direct, more intuitive and more attractive-comfortable for all users including those with sight issues: no barrier unexpectedly directly ahead, no dogleg to negotiate, for example. Other images today: #175851 and links.Other:
Infrastructure
general
175852Photo #175852[UPDATE: Reply from expertlogistics.co.uk "I just wanted to follow up on your e mail following our investigation. Our drivers do receive training as part of their induction which has a section on vulnerable road users and they also sign a safe driving declaration, including an obligation to remain updated on the Highway Code. We have identified the driver you met and I would really like to apologise for his attitude towards you; he will undertake refresher training in this area. Thanks again for letting us know about and giving us an opportunity to address it going forward. We genuinely take our obligations on the road really seriously so to get feedback to help us to improve is really valuable"]
[Image taken 13.11.21] New Lane, junction with Malton Road, York. Context: #175851
Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
175851Photo #175851[UPDATE: See #175852 for a reply from the company.] [Image taken 13.11.21] New Lane, junction with Malton Road, York. The driver of this AO (ao.com/) vehicle is completely obstructing the ASL. And if he does it here, he will likely do it at other places, too. When I stopped to take a photo, He shouted, What’s the problem? He drives. He therefore has a responsibility to all road users to keep up to date with changes to the road infrastructure including signage. He drivers for a living. This makes him a professional and therefore he has a responsibility to all road users to keep up to date with rules governing Highway Code. I believe his company has a duty to ensure everyone who works for them, who drives as part of their role, knows the rules of the road, complies with them and respects other road users. Vehicle identifying image here: #175852. Other images today: #175853, #175855, #175856, #175857, #175858, #175859, #175860, #175861, #175862, #175863, #175864, #175865, #175866, #175867, #175868, #175869, #175870, #175871, #175872, #175873, #175874Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
175806Photo #175806[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. The yellow temporary sign is the twin of this one: #175640. It is an old-fashioned, outdated concept that should be discontinued. It is aimed at drivers yet it creates a hazard to pedestrians and wheelchair users (and possibly cyclists if/when it falls/gets hit/is moved intentionally or otherwise into the carriageway: #170853, #170166, #168817). What's needed is a safe, attractive public realm that makes cycling, walking and wheelchairing the easiest, most cost-effective, most efficient and most intuitive way to move around the city. Supporting (directly or indirectly) driving as a travel choice defies any logic. The yellow sign does not even 'nudge' motorists to re-think their travel choices. York has an A boards policy (www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy) The policy includes:
"There is an ongoing commitment to reduce street clutter overall in the city, with many items of council approved street furniture (signage/poles) having being removed in recent years"
"There is a need to create good impressions of the city for both residents and visitors, to protect the historic environment and respect the many listed buildings, interesting and vibrant public streets and spaces. Together these make York an attractive place to live in and visit.
"The policy
There is a necessity to ensure that the primary purpose of the public highway is achieved and upheld (to pass and repass without let or hindrance). The council has duties under both Highway and Equality legislation and wants to respond proactively to them. We must ensure that the highway provides safe access and movement for all and manage the risks/hazards associated with obstruction."
The exclusion zone map (p11) includes at least part of Station Avenue.
Plus, I was told that seeing dogs can't understand A boards. Therefore I assume they can't understand temporary signage either. I have asked the Council: "Please tell me who at CYC I can ask for a blanket ban on non-essential signage on pavements/cycle lanes/highways."
I also believe that the Council must immediately remove its own signs immediately after use and fine companies that do not, to avoid hazards in public spaces and reducing the attractiveness and viability of the public realm for active travel (see: #175803, #175134, #170130). Other images here today: #175804, #175805 and links.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175805Photo #175805[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. Friday evening. Thousands of people walk and wheelchair, pull wheeled luggage and push children in buggies along Station Avenue each day. More at the weekends. Yet the pavement is obstructed with signage aimed at people in cars. The green boxes show: (left) a pedestrian using the kerbing around the hedge; (right) a set of feet belonging to someone who walked round the signage in the road as there was insufficient space on the pavement. The priorities here are wrong. Is this due to 'we've always done it this way' and no-one challenging it? Other images here today: #175804, #175806 and links.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175804Photo #175804[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Road, York looking over the junction (with Station Rise) to Station Avenue. Road works signs - but what works are they for? What are the requirements for temporary signs? Can they be removed from the pavement and fixed to traffic lights and lamp posts, for example? And another warning about an event (see also: #175640). The aim of all the temporary signs is, I assume to 'increase safety'. But drivers are encased in metal cages, have powerful lighting and braking systems they can activate with minimal physical effort. The signs reduce the space available for vulnerable space users... pedestrians and people on cycles. See: #175805 and #175806. Other images today: #175797 and links.Road environment:
Problem
road
175803Photo #17580325.11.21 The sign still as in this image. [UPDATE 20.11.21: The sand has gone. The sign remains.] [Image taken 12.11.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #175433. Other images today: #175797 and links.Other:
Problem
general
175802Photo #175802[Image taken 12.11.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The bush has gone. The foliage in the drainage channel remains. Context: #173642. Other images today: #175797 and links.Other:
Problem
general
175799Photo #175799[Image taken 12.11.21] B&Q, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The cycle is ‘secured’ only by the front wheel. I suggested the owner turn his cycle sideways across the ‘wheelbenders’ and secure the frame on his next visit. Other captions here: (discussion) #174072, #174314, and links. Other images today: #175797 and links.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
175798Photo #175798[Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. A driver compounds the obstruction of the cycle contraflow. Context and links: #175797.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175797Photo #175797[And again: #175971] [Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. Crash barriers ahead of the Remembrance Day events in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Issue compounded: #175798. Same issue in 2018: #175796. Other images today: #175799, #175802, #175803, #175804, #175805, #175806Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175796Photo #175796[Image taken 9.11.18] Leeman Road cycle contraflow. Crash barriers being stored here ahead of the Remembrance Day events. Issue replaying three years later... #175797.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
175778Photo #175778[Image taken 11.11.21] York Road, Haxby, approaching the ring road roundabout. "Happy 18th Ellie" banner. Aimed at a driver. Scope here for eye-catching nudge messages: "Ellie, if you want to make it to your 80th birthday, get a bike." Other images this discussion: #175775 and links.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
175777Photo #175777[Image taken 11.11.21] York Road, Haxby, approaching the ring road roundabout. So much clutter: five signs, one poster, one banner. None challenges drivers to re-think their journey. The signs for cycling are tiny. They do not give distances and they do not include the walking or wheelchairing symbols. You can walk/wheelchair to those destinations: there are pavements or, on the off-road Haxby Cycleway, segregation of cyclists and pedestrians. Some people do walk/roll, but many more could. Other images this discussion: #175775 and links.Road environment:
Problem
road
175776Photo #175776[Image taken 7.11.21] Haxby Road, York approaching the ring road. A sign that gives all the wrong messages: it's an old fashioned worn-out design giving an old-fashioned worn-out message: "Thank you for driving Carefully" (Sic). What's needed are nudges: "When visiting please use Park & Ride", or "Could you have cycled, walked or wheelchaired here today?" Other images this discussion: #175775 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
175775Photo #175775[Image taken 7.11.21] Haxby Road, York, emerging from the underpass under the ring road. In the mid-ground a sign that gives all the wrong messages see #175776. Further discussion using signs on the other side of the roundabout: #175777, #175778.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
175743Photo #175743[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. One of the speed cushions has been replaced. There are three sets on this road. The only drivers I saw reduce their speed today, and on the previous time I stopped to watch driver behaviour here, were vans branded with a pharmacy delivery company. Other images speed cushions here today: #175742. Others along this road: #175738 and links. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175742Photo #175742[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. There's a speed cushion under this bus. The driver did not need to alter his/her speed or road position to traverse it. Another bus driver passed me traversing with ease and no change in speed using the second cushion in this pair. Other image these speed cushions today: #175743. Context and other speed cushions near here today: #175738 and links. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175741Photo #175741[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. Even a mini can straddle speed cushions and therefore the driver does not have to reduce his/her speed. Other images speed cushions here today: #175738 and links. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175740Photo #175740[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. These are new [See NOTE on: #175738] speed cushions (replacing the previous damaged ones). Neither of these drivers of had to reduce speed or change road position to pass over them. Context: #175738. Other images this speed cushion today: #175741. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175739Photo #175739[Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. This is a comparatively small car by today's standards yet the driver does not need to slow his/her speed or change road position when approaching the speed cushion: the vehicle simply straddles it. Context and other images speed cushions here today: #175738 and links. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175738Photo #175738[NOTE: FoI to CYC Response: Hawthorn Terrace was resurfaced between 6th September and 20th September 2019. ...The date the cushions were installed - between 6th September and 20th September 2019, as part of the resurfacing scheme. Where did the money come from for each of 1, 2 and 3? – Highway maintenance budget." [Image taken 11.11.21] Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York. Speed cushions do not slow most motorists. Vehicles of all sizes (including a mini - see: #175741 can simply straddle them). By contrast they hugely impact on people on cycles - constraining our choice of road position. They can be a physical and psychological barrier for people on trikes as they make the cycle unstable. These speed cushions are new. (See NOTE.) Streetview does not show any indication they replaced previous damaged cushions. They were installed after LTN1/20 (www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120) was published in June 2020.Other image these cushions here today: #175739. Other (replacement) speed cushions nearby today: #175740, #175741, #175742, #175743. Other speed cushions York: #175421 and link. Other image today: #175737.Road environment:
Problem
road
175737Photo #175737UPDATE: Reply from CYC: "Please rest assured that this matter will be addressed with the team involved. The vehicle should have parked on the other side of the road and the staff will be re-educated on their behaviour." Alas no mention of the person reading the new Highway Code (www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/) or being signed up for the Council's Urban Cycle Skills course (www.itravelyork.info/cycling/cycle-training/urban-cycle-skills-booking-form).] [Image taken 11.11.21] Leeman Road cycle contraflow, junction with Station Avenue, York. CYC driver on the contraflow lane. It has a solid white line. It is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade diversion. There was another vehicle of the same design on the other side of the road. Why did they not both park on that side? (See also: #175971.) Other images today: #175738, #175739, #175740, #175741, #175742, #175743.Enforcement:
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enforcement

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