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169129Photo #169129[Image taken 18.5.21] Stirling Road, York. One of three signs installed this year (with one more to come) alerting people to the retail outlets of Clifton Moor off Stirling Road and the cycle routes to/from and between them. The signs promote the retail parks, legitimise cycling as a way to get to/from them, and promote that form of active transport. See also the signs: #168840, #161559Route sign:
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169128Photo #169128[Image taken 18.5.21] Clifton Moor, near retail outlets, Stirling Road, York. This direction sign to Wigginton has been knocked. Now out of position it's confusing rather than instructional or inspirational.Route sign:
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169123Photo #169123[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. These measurements (width 104cm, radius 155cm, entry/exit width 82cm) are not enough for someone to get through comfortably or easily on a cycle. Even on a lightweight, unladen, unadorned design, you need to put your feet down, support and 'walk' yourself around. Which some people with mobility issues are unable to do. There’s the risk of jackknifing and of getting stuck. Images today see also: #169120 and linksObstruction:
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169122Photo #169122[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. The width of the tarmac is just 97cm. This is uncomfortably narrow for many potential users pass through, and the angle is too tight - there's no provision for turning circles. (LTN 1/20 Cycle Infrastructure Design Table 5-1: Size and minimum turning circles of cycles, assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951074/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-1-20.pdf) Images today see also: #169120 and linksObstruction:
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169121Photo #169121[Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking from Manor Lane. The ‘holding’ area between the road and the entry to the chicane is too narrow. You would need to wait on the road if someone else were navigating this or, if with dependants or other vulnerable companions, wait close to it on the road trusting that road users would see you/accommodate all in your party. There’s a nursery school close by but a man with two children said he (and other parents) don’t use this offroad, segregated link because: “It is a right, royal pain in the…” And because “We start on this [the opposite] side of the road [Manor Lane] and the number of junctions is the same.” He decried that drivers did not make concessions even for children at the roundabout with Kensington Road/Eva Avenue en route. Images today see also: #169120 and linksObstruction:
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169120Photo #169120Image taken 9.5.21] Manor Lane, Rawcliffe, York. Looking towards Manor Lane. The angles here are too tight, the space between the chicanes too limited and the 'runout'/'turning circle' space limits who can use this offroad, segregated ped-cycle link to the extent that people can't or don't use it. Images today see also: #169121, #169122, #169123Obstruction:
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169119Photo #169119[Image taken 9.5.21] Haxby Road junction with A1237, York. Entrance to/exit from Haxby Cycleway (cycle-ped route) towards Clifton Moor and Rawcliffe (and beyond) alongside the A1237 with occasional view of York Minster. There is some room to align yourself to get through the barriers. There is turning space for wider, longer, heavier cycles to move between the routes. See also: #169116 and linksTrack:
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169118Photo #169118[Image taken 9.5.21] Haxby Road junction with A1237, York. Tight chicanes at the bottom of/start of Haxby Cycleway with an incline that leads over the railway (Scarborough-York). Sightlines are limited but compare this junction with, I believe, a comparable location in Marygate car park: #168582. Other images this junction today: #169116 and linksCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
169117Photo #169117[Image taken 9.5.21] Haxby Road junction with A1237 (ring road), York. Looking in the direction of Haxby. Segregated (different heights) ped and cycle paths. Room to pass people turning and exiting the signed route (Haxby Cycleway) to Clifton Moor and Rawcliffe (and beyond). Drop kerb facilitating movements between the routes. See also: #169116 and links.Other:
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169116Photo #169116[Image taken 9.5.21] Haxby Road junction with A1237, York. Looking in the direction of New Earswick. The route to the right (Haxby Cycleway) through the barriers leads alongside the noisy A1237 to Clifton Moor (retail and leisure parks, residential area), Rawcliffe (residential and leisure options, river routes). Images this junction today see also: #169117, #169118, #169119Cycleway:
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cycleways
169114Photo #169114[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Like the racks on the other side of the entrance these racks are too close (see: #167732). Other images of the racks on this side see also: #169112 and links.Cycle parking:
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169113Photo #169113[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. The cycle parking on this side of the shop has no protection from vehicles parked/being parked this side. Longer cycles or a rig with a trailer could block the pedestrian access. See also: #169112 and links.Cycle parking:
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169112Photo #169112[Image taken 10.5.21] Sofology, Hurricane Way, York. Easy to find. Close to shop entrance. Good surveillance. See images these racks, this side: #169113, #169114. More images of the racks on this site see: #167727 and links.Cycle parking:
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169111Photo #169111[Image taken 10.5.21] Village Street, York. The mud shows that the barriers are not spaced to enable longer/wider cycles to get through on the width of tarmac provided. This suggests there will be people who want to use this route but are unable to do so due to the limitations of the spacing between the barriers as well as on this side of them. Second image these barriers today see also: #169108 and links. This issue, different location in York see: #168482Cycleway:
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cycleways
169108Photo #169108[Image taken 10.5.21] Village Street, York. Barriers such as these are literally barriers for many people. It's not just about the width of what you are trying to get through or with but also the length. In the Executive summary of 'Cycling for Everyone A guide for inclusive cycling in cities and towns' (p8) the Sustrans report cycling_for_everyone-sustrans-arup.pdf says: All urban design, including cycling, is not neutral, it either perpetuates or reduces social inequity." See second image, second issue here today: #169111. Compare this barrier with the compliant crossing installed March-April 2021 the route leads to/from: #167350Obstruction:
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169096Photo #169096[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. No details of the reason for the closure (see: #168828; how long it will be closed for, a contact for problems. See also: #169084 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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169092Photo #169092[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Map at right angles – not easy to consult. Nowhere for cyclists to secure or lean cycles while they look at the map. (This issue see also: #168889.) See also: #169084 and linksRoute sign:
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routesigns
169091Photo #169091[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. This sign is clear: road ahead closed. But you have already made the turn into here by the time you see it. There is a map underneath (see #168887). Easy to overlook as it’s in faint colours. Not obvious who it’s aimed at. Ie no headline ‘Cyclists diversion’ or similar. See also: #169084 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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169085Photo #169085[Image taken 17.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. The diversion sign for the floodworks that started today is for pedestrians. Where is the one for cyclists? Terry Ave its itself a 'destination' for people on cycles, foot, wheelchairs... in addition to being a mostly motor traffic-free link with the Millennium Bridge and Rowntree Park, schools and a safe, accessible, flat commuting option for local people and visitors, and part of NCN65 and the Transpennine Trail. See also: #169084 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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169084Photo #169084[Image taken 17.5.21] Skeldergate, York. Terry Avenue closed on Monday, 17 May 2021 for a year for Clementhorpe floodworks. Signs and writing intended to alert people to the diversion and direct them, are too small. No mention of Rowntree Park or the Millennium Bridge: key destinations. Nothing relating to cyclists. Not large enough – wrong side – to alert drivers such that they don’t turn left ahead (and subsequently have to turn round). See also: #169085, #169091, #169092, #169096. See overview/links from earlier this year: #164095General sign/notice:
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169080Photo #169080[Image taken 16.5.21] Station Road junction with Station Avenue, York. A fallen sign further reduces the width of the pavement and increases the obstructions (there are scaffolding poles) under the City Walls. People are pushing their cycles along here to avoid the very long, overly complicated and lengthy diversion see: #168588 Other fallen signs, other dates see: #168817 and links.Obstruction:
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169079Photo #169079[Image taken 16.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. There are two table tennis tables in this park. There is around 211cm between the table and the seating. This is comfortable and practical. See also: #167766 and linksOther:
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168911Photo #168911Image taken 14.5.21] Station Road (Lendal Bridge) junction with Rougier Street, York. The kerbstone has come away from the rest of the pavement. Location see: #168910Road environment:
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168910Photo #168910[Image taken 14.5.21] Station Road (Lendal Bridge) junction with Rougier Street, York. The next stage in the damage process is when chunks of the cracked tarmac come out. But it's not just the resulting hole(s) but also the lumps that are hazardous. Therefore this needs repairing now.Road environment:
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168909Photo #168909[Image taken 14.5.21] Station Ave junction with Station Road, at the city walls, York. At least one light seems to be out. The pavement on the eastern (Lendal Bridge) side is very narrow. The width is further reduced by scaffolding for works on the walls. There’s additional pressure on this location as the flood gates below are being replaced and people are needing to use routes at this level while the riverside paths are closed (see: #168886). This includes many people pushing their cycles to reach Leeman Road (and the route through Esplanade car park: #166177) to return to the riverside paths.Other:
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168908Photo #168908[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. Light is out and it’s dark. Same issue, same time see also: #168906 and links.Other:
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168907Photo #168907[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. Light is out and it’s dark.[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. The light is out. Same issue, same time see also: #168906 and links.Other:
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168906Photo #168906[Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. The light is out. Same issue, same time see also: #168907, #168908.Other:
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168905Photo #168905[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. There is no reference to ‘Leeman Road’ as given on the cycle map as an alternative for when the gates to/from the station here are closed. There's no other help with accessing the station between 22.30 and 05.30. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksRoute sign:
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routesigns
168904Photo #168904[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. A third sign very close to the station entrance/exit but with limited information and nothing that will help someone who finds the gates are locked. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksRoute sign:
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168903Photo #168903[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. Two detailed signs. No help if you get to the rail station between 22.30 and 05.30 when the gates are locked. Neither includes the name ‘Leeman Road’ – the access option given on the cycle map. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksRoute sign:
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168902Photo #168902[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The largest text clearly suggests the information is only for, relevant to, people cycling yet the bridge was replaced to make it accessible so information should recognise this and be relevant to people on foot, in wheelchairs, and, since 2020, on hire scooters. The legend says the gates are locked “05.30-22.30” - an odd way of presenting the information. It’s also not of use if you get here and find them locked as the road names might not mean anything to you and the second, Holgate Road, is the other side of (through) the station. There’s no map for anyone needing to access the station when the gates are locked. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksRoute sign:
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routesigns
168901Photo #168901[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. Providing a map is a good idea. However, the map is aimed at people on cycles. It covers the whole city. The detail of the city centre is even less accessible as it is top right. It’s not relevant to people on foot or accessible to people in wheelchairs. There’s no map giving details of alternative ways (in)to the station when the gates here are locked. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksRoute sign:
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routesigns
168900Photo #168900[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. There are no clues the gates to the station are locked. There is a cycle map (right) but it is high up and on top of a bank. It’s therefore inaccessible to many. There’s nowhere to put cycles while you look at it. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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168899Photo #168899[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The gates cannot be seen from even quite close to. There are three route signs and a map of the city for cyclists but no, ‘Gates are closed 22.30-05.30’ warning. Other images on this issue at this time: #168898 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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168898Photo #168898[Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. The gates are locked overnight. There’s no sign alerting people. See also: #168899, #168900, #168901, #168902, #168903, #168904, #168905General sign/notice:
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168895Photo #168895[Image taken 13.5.21] West Esplanade, beneath Scarborough Bridge, York. Familiar face during her first week back promoting Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk/) for over a year due to the covid-19 epidemic.Other:
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general
168889Photo #168889[Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. The signs and diversion map are on the fencing one panel along to the left of the Environment Agency logo. Is this somewhere people will see the signs (explanation of the works), and the cycle diversion? Is it the safest place to attract people to? Is the fencing strong enough to lean several cycles on while the owners read the information and orientate themselves via the map? (See same issue, same map, different location: #169092) See also sign content: #168886, map: #168887.Congestion:
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congestion
168888Photo #168888[Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. The sign is very large but people will need to be looking around them to stay safe. See also (sign content): #168886, cycle route map: #168887, location of this information: #168889Route sign:
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168887Photo #168887[Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. A basic overview of the diversions in place from the Millennium Bridge in the south of the city to Scarborough Bridge in the north. All are due to floodworks. See more images related to the signage here and its location: #168886 and links.Route sign:
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routesigns
168886Photo #168886[Image taken 13.5.21] Tanner's Moat, York. This is the only explanation of the works around replacing the floodgates under Lendal Bridge I have seen on the route. It's on the Environment Agency's works compound (next to the gates) but in a location signs have tried to divert people on cycles and wheelchairs away from. So who will see it? It's also a very congested area - full of people on foot and on cycles - as well as deliveries to the businesses here as well as with motor vehicles associated with the works. I also don't think this is a good place to encourage people to make an additional trip to the other side of the thronged space, or to stop and focus on something other than what is going on around them. See also the map: #168887 and discussion of the practicality of the siting: #168888, #168889General sign/notice:
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168885Photo #168885[Image taken 13.5.21] Bootham Terrace, York. This cargo cycle is around 93cm wide. See also: #168884.Bicycle:
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168884Photo #168884[Image taken 13.5.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Sleek, stylish cargo cycle from Butchers & Bicycles www.butchersandbicycles.com/. See also: #168885 for width. This is an example of what I call a 'York' cycle. A cycle is that is wider or longer by design or adaptation. A cycle that enables people to move around and to make the journeys they need to and carry what they require. They may also be decorated... see: #167492Bicycle:
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bicycles
168857Photo #168857[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. Some cyclists on wider and longer designs using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route (Trans Pennine Trail, NCN65 and local/utility destinations) across the racecourse cannot get through the too tight chicanes (see: #168852) so have to duck under this barrier or the one to the left of it: #168856. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168856Photo #168856[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. This cycle-ped-wheelchair route is used by wider and longer designs including trikes, recumbents, sociables on loan or on trial from local cycle businesses such as Get Cycling www.getcycling.org.uk/) and projects such as Cycling Without Age (yorkbikebelles.community/events/cyclingwithoutage/). However, many cannot get through the too tight chicanes (see: #168852) so some people duck under the barrier to the right in the image or the one next to it: #168857. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168855Photo #168855[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. Looking towards Bishopthorpe Road from the racecourse access. The cycle-ped-wheelchair route (see: #168854) crosses from left to right (the black and white barrier). More images here today see: #168847 and links.Cycleway:
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cycleways
168854Photo #168854[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The road is open to motor traffic today as - despite the corona pandemic - there was horse racing. Looking towards the racecourse. The cycle-ped-wheelchair route (Trans Pennine Trail, NCN65, and local destinations including retail, education and flu and covid-19 vaccinations centres during the 2020-21 pandemic) crosses it between the barriers. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Cycleway:
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cycleways
168853Photo #168853[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When open to motor traffic (as here) the black and white gate limits the gap to 96cm at its narrowest. It is also noticeably uphill to reach the cycle-ped-wheelchair route beyond. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168852Photo #168852[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The black and white gate limits the space (downhill in this direction) to a gap of 145cm, decreasing to 100cm and then 96cm. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168851Photo #168851[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. When this (black and white) gate is open to road users it creates a chicane that funnels all users of the route (to/from the College, the Tesco on Tadcaster Road) and people on the Trans Pennine Trail and NCN65, across the racecourse/Knavesmire into a very narrow gap. Measurements see: #168852. More images here today see: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168849Photo #168849[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The barriers on this route (Trans PennineTrail, NCN65) are intimidating, tight and on a noticeable incline - downhill in this direction. More images here today see: #168847 and links. And from 5.5.21: #168482 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168848Photo #168848[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic - it is the black and white barrier in this image. See: #168847 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168847Photo #168847[Image taken 12.5.21] Knavesmire, Racecourse Road, York. The gate across Racecourse Road is open to motor traffic. When open to motor vehicles it creates a third barrier for people using the cycle-ped-wheelchair route parallel to the racecourse. Staggered barriers make access difficult even for people who are fit, ablebodied, and with cycles with two wheels and no adaptations or luggage. A City of York employee told me these were installed following the death of a cyclist here in 2008: www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9473476.york-racecourse-charged-over-death-of-cyclist-ruby-milnes/ See also: #168848, #168849, #168851, #168852, #168853, #168854, #168855, #168856, #168857 and links. See also chicane on the opposite side of this access road: #168478Obstruction:
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obstructions
168846Photo #168846[Image taken 9.5.21] York St John University, De Grey Street, York. These seem like a modern take on the old fashioned long discredited ‘wheelbenders’. The only contact with the rack is the wheel – could a heavy cycle fall and buckle the wheel? Damage a cycle next to it? On each visit, every user has to lift their cycle in on arrival and out on leaving. With a Sheffield (unless they are of the toastrack design - see: #165414 - with a linking rail that is proud of the ground) you roll your cycle in and out. Sheffields are more accessible for everyone including people with mobility issues, strength limitations, a heavy cycle… I would not be able to use this design – my cycle has front racks. They are also very close together. Further, because the ends have the dedicated slots there is no option to label this as a space for longer or wider cycles – see: #165049 - or for a family sharing a lock. Other images here today see also: #168843 and linksCycle parking:
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cycleparking
168845Photo #168845[Image taken 9.5.21] York St John University, De Grey Street, York. This cycle is not supported other than by the front wheel. I can't see any benefit of this design of rack over Sheffields (see: #168843). I feel this is reflected in the fact there's just one cycle in these compared with a lot in the neighbouring Sheffields. See also: #168844, #168846Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
168844Photo #168844[Image taken 9.5.21] York St John University, De Grey Street, York. These are in the same location as the Sheffields in: #168843 but only one person is using these. I think this is due to the design. See more images of these racks from today: #168845 and links.Cycle parking:
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168843Photo #168843[Image taken 10.5.21] York St John University, York. Sheffields (cycle racks) on De Grey Street. Easy to access for most people and for most designs of cycle. Compare with: #168844. See also: #168845, #168846Cycle parking:
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168842Photo #168842[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. The sign just visible on the lamppost where a track joins the road: #168840 is helpful. On the road, even if you get this far, there is no indication there’s any reason other than for a service vehicle to be here. See also: #168837 and linksRoute sign:
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168841Photo #168841[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. If you join the shared use path (there’s no drop kerb here) you can see Dunelm Mill to the right. If you continue in that direction you find a comparable sign to the one in the image. The sign: #161553 is also from 2021. It is intended to alert people there are retail outlets in both directions and that the path is shared use. To the right, the path ends/starts at a zebra (not a parallel crossing) that leads to the retail and leisure outlets on this area. More images of this issue from today see: #168837 and linksRoute sign:
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168840Photo #168840[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. If you get this far, there’s a shared use cycleway on the righthand side. This new sign (April 2021? May 2021?) faces the road and points to Retail Parks in both directions. See also: #168837 and linksRoute sign:
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168839Photo #168839[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. There are still no clues this is anything but a service road. The ramps are uncomfortable on a cycle. Despite their existence drivers overtake. See also: #168837 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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168838Photo #168838[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. This looks and feels like a service road. It feels hostile on a cycle. See also: #168837 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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168837Photo #168837[Image taken 9.5.21] Stirling Road, York. The only sign refers to a ‘service area’, ‘units’ and 'deliveries'. Turn left and keep left however and there is a retail park (DfS, JYSK, Pets at Home, Wilko…). There is no other realistic road link to get you there but as of 18.5.21 there was no sign on this side indicating retail parks or cycle access to them on the left. But in May 2021, a cycle sign was added to the lamp post far right to advise cyclists heading towards this junction from the other direction there are retail parks along here and you can cycle to them. See: #169129. See also: #168838, #168839, #168840, #168841, #168842, #161559.Destination:
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168831Photo #168831[Image taken 12.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. The Millennium Bridge site of the information sign and diversion route for the ‘Clementhorpe Flood Alleviation Scheme’. Other related images here today see: #168825 and linksRoute sign:
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168829Photo #168829[Image taken 12.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Diversion route for the duration of the ‘Clementhorpe Flood Alleviation Scheme’. The works are slated to take a year. Other related images here today see: #168825 and linksRoute sign:
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168828Photo #168828[Image taken 12.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Details of the ‘Clementhorpe Flood Alleviation Scheme’. The start date is given as ‘winter 2020’. It will be 17 May 2021. The same sign was also installed opposite Roomzzz hotel. Other related images here today see: #168825 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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168825Photo #168825[Image taken 12.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Signs and the map of the diversion route went up today. This sign (see also: #168828) and the diversion (see: #168829) were at the Millennium Bridge end of Terry Ave (see: #168831). Other changes to Terry Ave today see also: #168816 and linksRoute sign:
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168824Photo #168824[Image taken 12.5.21] Bishopthorpe Road, York. Steps with slopes on both sides for wheeling a cycle to/from a car park. See also: #168823Other:
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168823Photo #168823[Image taken 12.5.21] Bishopthorpe Road, York. Sign at entrance to parking compound. I’ve seen it before, but today the gate was open… See also: #168824Car storage:
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carstorage
168821Photo #168821[Image taken 12.5.21] St Leonard’s Place, York. Additional fallen signs from today: #168817 and linksObstruction:
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168820Photo #168820[Image taken 12.5.21] Rougier Street, York. Fallen signs from today: #168817 and linksObstruction:
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168819Photo #168819[Image taken 12.5.21] Wellington Row, York. See: #168817 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
168817Photo #168817[Image taken 12.5.21] Wellington Row, York. Just round the corner from the works compound for Lendal Bridge replacement floodgates, two of the associated diversion signs have fallen over. The diversion for this work does not follow the desire lines, is uphill, unintuitive, there are no maps… but there are a lot of signs. They create clutter, take up space in places where there is none to spare and are hazards even before they fall over. Works overview #166252 and links. See more fallen signs close to here from today: #168819, #168820, #168821.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168816Photo #168816[Image taken 12.5.21] Terry Avenue, York. Ahead of the closure (the most recently given starting date was Monday 17 May 2021) from for a year for flood works nearby, Terry Ave now has speed cushions and passing places. I wonder if the latter could be retained after the end of the works and rebranded, Passing the time places. The lack of motor traffic and associated noise make Terry Ave is a very social space where you chance upon people you know and stop for a chat. Passing the time places could provide ‘breakout’ spaces to do this more comfortably. They would need to retain the double yellows and wardens would need to check them. The spaces might also need wands. Drivers park where they can along here when there’s an event on or the car park is closed. More images today see: # . Terry Ave overview and links: #164095Road environment:
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road
168815Photo #168815[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Cycle attached to tree protector shows need for cycle racks here. There are Sheffields at the far side of the car park: #167031. But you’d have to know they were there and be able to get to them. All images this location today: #168788 and linksCycle parking:
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cycleparking
168801Photo #168801[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Hoardings around the Environment Agency works compound see also today: #168797 and links. All images this location today: #168788 and linksCar storage:
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carstorage
168799Photo #168799[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Hoardings around the Environment Agency works compound see also today: #168797 and links. All images this location today: #168788 and linksOther:
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general
168798Photo #168798[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Hoardings around the Environment Agency works compound see also today: #168797 and links. All images this location today: #168788 and linksOther:
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general
168797Photo #168797[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Hoardings around the Environment Agency works compound see also today: #168798, #168799, #168801. From 11.5.21: #168748. All images this location today: #168788 and linksRoad environment:
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road
168796Photo #168796[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The driver of a small vehicle could park here and block the entry to/exit from the car park here see also: #168795. All images this location today: #168788 and linksCar storage:
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carstorage
168795Photo #168795[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A fallen barricade had been blocking the entrance/exit to the car park for some days see: #168743. But what's to stop a driver of a small vehicle parking here and blocking it? See: #168796. All images this location today: #168788 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168793Photo #168793[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The fence panel on the right had been blocking the route for some days. See #168742. All images this location today: #168788 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168788Photo #168788[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The fence panel on the left had blocked the route for some time. See #168741. All images this location today: #168793, #168795, #168796, #168797, #168798, #168799, #168801. The original route through the carpark: #166422. The covid-19 coned off popup: #157641. Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663Obstruction:
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obstructions
168748Photo #168748[Update: further hoardings installed 12.5.21 see: #168797 and links.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate Lane, Marygate car park, York. Hoardings being put up with no warnings. How long will they be in situ? This loss of natural surveillance and views through, over or beyond on both sides makes for an oppressive, unsafe feeling environment. (See the quotes from Tfl’s Temporary Traffic Management handbook in: #165208.) What about lighting here? There's high railings on the left beyond the blue signs, alongside the rail line. There's vigorous plant growth on the railings which blocks views through. If not kept cut the plants also reduce the usable width of this route and therefore further the attractiveness of using active transport modes. Other images today: #168739 and linksCycleway:
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cycleways
168747Photo #168747[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Restrictions on movements through the car park with no obvious reason and no diversion signage. This impacts on people on cycles following the signs: #168739, #168740. Other images today: #168739 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168746Photo #168746[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate Lane, Marygate car park, York. Despite the 'i' for information graphic on the top right of this noticeboard there's no information about the reasons for the works in the car park, the routes, the diversions, the duration, the contact in case of problems... compromised/diverted routes with options here or on the other side of Scarborough Bridge. Other noticeboards ignoring the issues: #168743, #168744. Other images today: #168739 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
168745Photo #168745[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate Lane, Marygate car park, York. No signage. No map of compromised/diverted routes with options here or on the other side of Scarborough Bridge. Other noticeboards ignoring the issues: #168744, #168746. Other images today: #168739 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
168744Photo #168744[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate Lane, Marygate car park, York. No signage. No map of compromised/diverted routes with options. Other noticeboards ignoring the issues: #168745, #168746. Other images today: #168739 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
168743Photo #168743[Update: See: #168795] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This hazard has been in situ for some time. There is a gap of approximately 184cm. For all users in both directions. There's also nothing to stop a driver parking on that nearest space. That would block the access to/from the car park and the link to the ped-cycle-wheelchair etc route to/from it and to destinations on the other side of the rail line. Who has oversight of and responsibility for the safety and signage of this car park? The Temporary Traffic Management handbook from TfL [[pdf] content.tfl.gov.uk/temporary-traffic-management-handbook.pdf] says:
"Appropriate, well-maintained, correctly installed barriers will not only ensure increased safety of the workforce and public, but as barrier equipment will invariably form a boundary to which the public have access, the appearance of barriers plays a significant part in how the works site and contractor are portrayed to the public." Other images today: #168739 and links
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obstructions
168742Photo #168742[Update: #168793.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Other view of this hazard see: #168741. Other images today: #168739 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168741Photo #168741[Update: #168788.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This fencing panel was still in situ on this key commuting/school/leisure/tourism/healthy route, etc. This obstruction is also a hazard. It hugely impacts on access to/from key destinations and makes using active travel modes much less attractive therefore reducing the likelihood of people doing so. Other image of this obstruction: #168742. Other images of the issues in the car park today see: #168739 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168740Photo #168740[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. It This sign is not clear - does it refer to the inside or outside of the car park. Neither was possible today. It's not possible to exit the car park if you follow the 'edge'. There were people working (visible in the background of this image) today, so this route was blocked. Additionally the cobbled surface is not suitable for use over such a distance for the range of users. It is uneven. This means it is painful to cycle on (also to use a wheelchair/mobility scooter/scooter/be in a pushchair on) and could cause damage to these modes of transport. Other images from today: #168739.Route sign:
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routesigns
168739Photo #168739[Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate car park, York. These signs are not clear – where should people on cycles go? Inside or outside the car park? Does this apply to scooter users and people in mobility scooters? It hasn’t been possible to comply inside the car park and you can’t get out. The external option was blocked too with people working at the Marygate Lane end. The external option was blocked too with people working at the Marygate Lane end. Other images today: #168740, #168741, #168742, #168743, #168744, #168745, #168746, #168747, #168748General sign/notice:
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signs
168709Photo #168709[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The blue cycle route sign in the background on the right indicates the access to the less steep of the two slopes from/to Scarborough Bridge. The shared space here is just about adequate. People on cycles create a circular path when turning corners and this one is quite tight. The paved area with the pedestrian on it is shared. But access to this point avoiding the conflict and the congested area the pedestrian is headed for was, today, no longer possible through the car park. The lighter sections of wood are the ones that were used today to block the previous access/exit points. The fencing reinforces the no access message. There was no prior warning and there was no signage at all in place today. The white markings on the tarmac are the (presumably former) Tier scooter and cycle bays. Images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168708Photo #168708[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Ahead is the lower of the two serpentines of the less steep of the two slopes from/to Scarborough Bridge. Today, to reach here from the underpass from Bootham Terrace, for example, you had to go round three sides of the outside of the car park. But there was no advance warning and there no signs in situ today. Images today: #168694 and linksOther:
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general
168707Photo #168707[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. On the left is the access to/exit from the steeper of the two slopes from/to Scarborough Bridge. The camera is therefore beyond the conflict area and closer to the less steep slope. Images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168704Photo #168704[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This pedestrian showed one desire line: he came down from Scarborough Bridge, stepped over the low fencing and set off across the car park. There are no diversion signs. Images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168703Photo #168703[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No access from the car park to this end of the shared use route closest to the less steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge. This point is beyond the congested/conflict zone at the access to/base of the steeper slope. There is now also no access to/from the Tier hire scooter/cycles bays: the white markings within the marked car parking spaces. As Tier scheme is app-based presumably no signage/no diversions are needed. Images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168702Photo #168702[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No exit possible on a cycle from the car park here. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168701Photo #168701[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through the car park. No diversion. The steeper of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge is visible in the background, right. The shared use path is not wider at the base where people on cycles and in wheelchairs need a wide angle to get up and turn the corner on the way down. There is no protected space for people on foot accessing the same slope or passing it. It is that I and others try to avoid. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions

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