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87357Photo #87357Barriers on St Albans Road - White Rose Road cut-through which prevent its use by larger bikes eg. cargo bikes and bikes adapted to carry children.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
87356Photo #87356Barriers on White Rose Walk to Hazlewood Close cut-through which prevent its use by larger bikes eg. cargo bikes and bikes adapted to carry children.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
87355Photo #87355Barriers on Histon Road to Borrowdale path which prevent its use by larger bikes eg. cargo bikes and bikes adapted to carry children.Other:
Infrastructure
general
87354Photo #87354Fencing on the Arbury Court to Leys avenue cycle route which prevents its use by larger bikes eg. cargo bikes and bikes adapted to carry children.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
87353Photo #87353Barriers on Leys Avenue - Arbury Court cycleway which prevent its use by larger bikes (cargo bikes and some child carrying bikes).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
84962Photo #84962Cycle parking outside newly refurbished Aldi on Histon Road.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
84961Photo #84961Cyclist strapping a new forty inch TV to their bike at the re-opening of Aldi on Histon Road in Cambridge.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
84960Photo #84960Cyclist strapping a new forty inch TV to their bike at the re-opening of Aldi on Histon Road in Cambridge.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
83820Photo #83820Cyclist carrying their bike up the steps from the Clifton Way, Cambridge Leisure, area up onto Hills Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
67563Photo #67563Railings obstructing the cycleway between Newmarket Rd Tesco and Riverside have been removd. Well done Tesco. See eg. #10886 for what was here previously.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
61205Photo #61205New junction to development off Milton Road (in back gardens between Milton Road and Woodhead Drive).

For discussion see:
www.rtaylor.co.uk/5712
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
58998Photo #58998Martin of Cambridge Cycling Campaign speaking to a Cambridgeshire County Council committee on the subject of segregated cycle lanes for Hills Rd and Huntington Rd in Cambridge.

For comments, and a video, see www.rtaylor.co.uk/segregated-cycle-hills-road.html
Other:
Event
general
58516Photo #58516Restoration of red coloured "redmac" to Milton Rd bus/cycle lane over recent utility works shows up how faded the existing lane colouring is.

The white paint was re-done in the last few weeks. In the distance in the photo areas where the red colouring has disintegrated completely can be seen.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
52395Photo #52395August 2013 "Castle Independent" newsletter from Cllr John Hipkin.

Text:

Dutch style cycleways on the Huntingdon Road?

Cambridgeshire County Council has been successful in getting £4.1 million of funding as part of the Department for Transport Cycle City Ambition programme. Cambridge was one of eight cities to be included. The programme seeks to implement the very best in cycling infrastructure, to raise numbers who cycle and to improve safety and perceived safety.

One of the three schemes in Cambridge will look at Huntingdon Road to see if a Dutch style segregated lane in the citybound direction can be accommodated.

To develop a satisfactory design will require lots of work and engagement with local residents, businesses and other establishments, to ascertain their needs in terms of deliveries, access and parking, and also their concerns about how the scheme will look, drainage arrangements, details at bus stops and so on.

Please keep a lookout for consultation documents hitting your doormat in the next few weeks and do go to the trouble of letting County officials know your views when the time comes.

All good wishes

Cllr John Hipkin
Dutch-style cycleway:
Misc
dutchcycleways
52324Photo #52324This is the start of the shared use cycleway/pavement on Campkin Road near the junction with Northfield Avenue.

The cycle sign which should be on the post is not present and the markings on the ground have deteriorated to such a state they are illegible.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
52323Photo #52323Substantial surface and environmental improvements underway on link between Woodhead Drive and Hawkins Road.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
52322Photo #52322There is a large telecoms box in the cycle path outside the Grove School on Campkin Road in Cambridge.

As shown six years ago in #11631
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
47907IconPhoto #47907Cambridge City Council has just replaced the grippy surface on this boardwalk by the river Cam between Stourbridge Common and Ditton Fields.

This is on a major, signed, cycle route (National Cycle Route 51) though consideration appears not to have been given to cyclists when deciding on the specification for the new surface. The council have made the path very bumpy
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
47631Photo #47631Note from cyclist who fell off his bike and broke his arm at the bottom of the Green Dragon cycle bridge thanking those who helped him.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
47386IconPhoto #47386A better video is at #47385

Cambridgeshire County Council's quad bike gritter in action on Midsummer Common on Saturday the 26th of January 2013.

De-icing fluid was being emitted.

After whizzing around the common's path the quad went onto the grass and through the gate onto the part of the common between Cutter Ferry bridge and Elizabeth Way.
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
47385IconPhoto #47385Cambridgeshire County Council's quad bike gritter in action on Midsummer Common on Saturday the 26th of January 2013.

De-icing fluid was being emitted. An image of the vehicle in daylight with the grit attachment on the back is at: #47318

After whizzing around the common's path the quad went onto the grass and through the gate onto the part of the common between Cutter Ferry bridge and Elizabeth Way.

An "outtake" where the gritter turns away before it comes past the camera is at: #47386
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
47286Photo #47286Police tackle over-ranking taxis on St Andrew's Street, Cambridge after councillors make enforcement a local priority.Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
47285Photo #47285Enforcement against dangerously over-ranking taxis on St Andrew's Street Cambridge. This was shortly after councillors made enforcement a local priority.Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
47075Photo #47075On road no entry marking.

The West Central Area Committee has on a number of occasions previously supported the idea of more on-road markings to help cyclists understand where cycling is permitted and not in the historic core of Cambridge City Centre.

While chair fo the West Central Area Committee Cllr Julie Smith, conducted a walk around the central area identifying further areas where on-road markings, especially one way arrows, could be located.

Cllr Smith reported to the 10th of January 2013 West Central Area Committee that the County Council would be happy to put down such markings if the Area Ctte made a small contribution to cover the cost of paint, and if the work could be combined with other work in the city to reduce the cost to the County Council.

At the January 2013 meeting County Councillor Whitebread, the ward councillor, appeared to be withdrawing, or lessening, her support for the proposal, saying it was not something her constituents had been asking for.

A number of those using the public open forum at the meeting subsequently called for improved signage of the central cycle routes.
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
46886Photo #46886I can see a cycle lane on Brookgate from Hills Road but the no entry signs mean I can't legally cycle to it from Hills Road.Road environment:
Problem
road
46710Photo #46710Bikes stacked up in the corridor at the Grand Arcade cycle park as the stands were full.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
46709Photo #46709A useful new cycle parking hoop has appeared outside Marks and Spencers on Cambridge's Market Square.

Previously one bike could, with a struggle, be locked to the bar on the pillar shown in the image - there was often one there. Now two bikes can be easily secured and if someone's being adventurous the bar is still available too.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
46708Photo #46708Temporary scaffolding on Green Street (opposite the Sidney Street Sainsbury's) has rapidly been colonised by bikes showing the demand for more bike parking in the area.

More pavement, and sign mounted cycle parking; as well as a bar to lock bikes to along the wall of Sainsbury's, and perhaps along Sidney Sussex College's wall, would appear to me to be possible options
Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
45943Photo #45943Cycle parking lockers at Trinity College graduate accommodation on Magrath AvenueCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
45268Photo #45268It is unclear if cycling is permitted on the pavement opposite, the dotted markings on the road suggest it may be.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Problem
road
45266Photo #45266Badly deteriorated shared use cycle and pedestrian path signage on Milton Road in Cambridge.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Other:
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general
45265Photo #45265Milton Road / Oak Tree Avenue.

If you look very closely the a little of the paint which used to mark the cycle lane is left, the rest and any sign which used to be present has gone and it needs replacing.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Problem
road
45264Photo #45264Faded "End" wording means it looks as if cycling is permitted down this path when it is not.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
45263Photo #45263Gilbert Road / Milton road junction.

Here cyclists often mount the pavement as shown in #45262

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Event
road
45262Photo #45262Cyclist on the pavement at the Milton Road / Gilbert Road Junction.

This is very common as on-road there is often a pinch point created between the railings and traffic waiting to turn right.

Councillors in September 2012 specifically asked the police to enforce against this behaviour classing it anti-social.

I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Other:
Event
general
45261Photo #45261This signage appears not to have been updated following the installation of the cycle lane on the road.

I would have sympathy with anyone thinking it indicated cycling on the pavement was permitted here.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
45260Photo #45260Cycle by-pass on entrance to Garden Walk from Victoria Road.

This is unclear, not least as the sign has deteriorated and there is no cycle symbol either on the sign or on the ground.

Only the no-entry signs are clearly visible to those trying to turn right into the street.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Problem
road
45259Photo #45259Cyclist on the pavement on Gilbert Road.

Councillors have recently called for action against cycling on the pavement here, branding those who do so "anti-social".

I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Event
road
45258Photo #45258Cycleway end sign on Milton Road / Highworth Avenue junction. There is no start sign I'm aware of (see #45257 and #45256 )

It isn't clear if cycling towards the camera on this stretch of pavement is permitted either, but the doted lines on the road approaching the dropped curb suggest it is the intent that it is.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
45257Photo #45257Cyclists on a shared use cycle path, which is only signed as a shared use path by virtue of the "end" sign at Highworth Avenue.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
45256Photo #45256I believe this is the start of a shared use cycle and pedestrian path; however there is no signage indicating it is.

There is a cycle path "end" sign at the end of this stretch at Highworth Avenue.

This has become important as councillors are calling for action on anti-social cyclists - ie. those cycling where cycling is not permitted and police are taking action. I've commented further at rtaylor.co.uk/5482
Road environment:
Problem
road
40453Photo #40453Signs not positioned with cyclists in mind.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
40192Photo #40192Millington Rd no through road signage. I think it should indicate there is a way through for pedestrians and cyclists.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
39434Photo #39434Visitors to Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum met by sign warning of cycle thieves.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
39412IconPhoto #39412Crude cycle parking at Wolfson Court (Girton College), a railing into which people place their front wheels, and concrete slabs with indentations for front wheels, neither of which make it easy to properly secure a bike.

Many bikes are fly-parked in the area.

Video shot outside a briefing event for the Cambridge Local Plan consultation.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
38959Photo #38959Some cyclists like to cut cornersOther:
Event
general
38958Photo #38958New cycle arrangements at Regent St / Parker's Piece. More space given to cyclists, but not easy to see light to show sensors are aware cyclist present.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
38073Photo #38073Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Bike at this angle put some strain on the lock making it hard to get unlocked and off.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38070Photo #38070Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38069Photo #38069Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.Other:
Infrastructure
general
38068Photo #38068Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

From this position the rack can either be pushed in, or pulled down.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38067Photo #38067Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Handlebars clashing making it hard to get rack back into place with bike on it.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
38066Photo #38066Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Rack pulled out ready to receive bike.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38065Photo #38065Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Rack pulled out and down for bike to be placed on or removed.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38064Photo #38064Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Rack pulled out and down ready to receive bike
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38063Photo #38063Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.Other:
Misc
general
38062Photo #38062Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38061Photo #38061Notice regarding installation of experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

This sign probably wasn't actually there before the work; if it was it wasn't prominent as a number of people's bikes were removed unexpectedly.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38059Photo #38059Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Showing usage - someone has locked a helmet to their bike.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38057Photo #38057Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Cycle parking space is in such demand that cycles have been piled up around the new structure and against its sides.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38056Photo #38056Experimental double decker cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Shows the lock bracket.

When the rack is tipped for access strain is put on the lock which can make it hard to undo.

Also having the lock here, it is by the muddy and oily bits of the bike. I prefer locking to the clean top of the frame.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38055Photo #38055Cambridge Station Cycle Parking

Test new double decker cycle parking.

The upper racks pull out, then can be dropped to a 45 degree angle for bikes to be removed.

The near row has no piston to assist tipping the upper racks the far one does.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
38054Photo #38054Cambridge Station Cycle Parking

New toast rack style cycle stands.

These are not visible from or signed from the station entrance; many fly-parked bikes were just round the corner see #38053 however this was a few days after they were installed
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38053Photo #38053Cycle parking at Cambridge station.

Cycles locked just to themselves, or to posts.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
36852Photo #36852Cycle parking at Cambridgeshire County Council HQ. Note the toast rack style stands which have not required excavation. This is one of two new covered bike racks in the area, the other is longer.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
36385Photo #36385Disabled CyclesCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
34804Photo #34804Lots of fly parked cycles.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
34803Photo #34803Lots of fly parked cycles.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
34802Photo #34802Grand Arcade Cycle Park Full And OverflowingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
34801Photo #34801Grand Arcade Cycle Park Full And OverflowingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
34214Photo #34214Chesterford Road Cambridge, pathCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
34213Photo #34213Cycle parking overflowing at Park StreetCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
33393Photo #33393Cycle parking overflowing at Park StreetCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
33392Photo #33392Cycle parking overflowing at Park StreetCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
33367Photo #33367Cycling on the river in Ely.Other:
Misc
general
33274Photo #33274These new posts obstruct cycling along the Cam , off the surfaced path, between Cambridge and Grantchester . The bridge was paid for by taxpayers money. I think the county council should seek to adopt the cycle and foot paths on the meadows to guard against further restrictions.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33272Photo #33272Cyclists regularly cycle on the pavement here. This is the sensible and safe option it should be legalised. Also the lights on the road from the car park don't respond to a cyclist's presence. A left turn out should be permitted via a cycle lane which by-passes the light.Road environment:
Problem
road
33271Photo #33271Another gate where I want to cycleObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33270Photo #33270Another gate where I want to cycleObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33269Photo #33269This popular "cycle path" should be surfaced and have its gradient reducedCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
33268Photo #33268This could easily be an excellent cycle route but I have to choose between mud or gates.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33266Photo #33266This could be a useful, safe, cycle underpass but I have a choice of getting muddy or wrestling with the gates.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33264Photo #33264This popular cycle route is obstructed by a gate. While it is useful to slow cyclists here using this gate is awkward.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
33263Photo #33263Insufficient cycle parking leading to cycles being attached to lampposts obstructing pavement and insecurely against the wall.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
29967Photo #29967Is Cambridge City Council's electric Street Scene vehicle allowed to park on double yellow lines?Car storage:
Event
carstorage
29966Photo #29966While a temporary issue, this has been in place for a couple of days and directing pretty heavy two way pedestrian and cycle traffic down a 1m wide pavement isn't ideal. I hope they get the work to a stage where they can offer a wider route through ASAP.

Riverside, Cambridge.
Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
29965Photo #29965Another photo showing the cycle park under the Grand Arcade in Cambridge full to overflowing. See also #29297 andCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29498Photo #29498Cycle lane (cyclist on pavement!) outside Tesco in Wrexham.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29497Photo #29497Short narrow two way cycle lane at the end of Charles Street in WrexhamOther:
Misc
general
29496Photo #29496This is a rather bonkers, narrow, two way, short, cycle lane in Wrexham.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29495Photo #29495One of these bikes might come in useful post-apocalypse.

From the Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum
Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
29494IconPhoto #29494Overranking taxis on St Andrews Street in Cambridge force buses right over to the other side of the road bringing them into conflict with cyclists travelling the other way.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
24930Photo #24930Flyparked cycles on Regent Street in Cambridge.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
24929Photo #24929Cycle symbols on the road, but no cycle lane.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24928Photo #24928Bike locked to a bin; a common sight in central Cambridge - showing lack of cycle parking where people want to park their bikes.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
24927Photo #24927Cycles are often parked on this island separating the contraflow cycle lane from other traffic on Emmanuel Street; this shows the lack of proper cycle parking in the area.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
24926Photo #24926Cycle parking stands on Walcot Street in Bath.

The name of the street is incorporated into the design.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
24925Photo #24925Hired cycles parked on the street.Other:
Event
general
24924Photo #24924Cycle parking in Little Haven car park.

This style of cycle parking is common along this stretch of coast.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
23163Photo #23163Police motorbikes find a place to park.Other:
Misc
general

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