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146590Photo #146590On the plus side they haven't put a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign here, which is to be commended. On the downside, we have lots of signs on the pavement. We need a LTN/change in the law.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
146233Photo #146233'I'm forever blowing bubbles..' An Oxwash cargo bike blows bubbles from the small machine on the bike rack to advertise their services.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
139314Photo #139314Not immediately clear why they've done this now, but this section of Bridge Street is two way for traffic. Might be a surprise for some on bikes.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
134545Photo #134545Temporary 'widening' of the pavement for social distancing purposes. These barriers don't go all the way to the curve at the top of Sidney Street, but they do show that this can be done without inconveniencing buses but helping pedestrians. ETA: Very temporary as they have since been removed.Road environment:
Event
road
115742Photo #115742How many of you had noticed there were at least 4 bikes painted on this wall? I hadn't. May try for a better photo when lockdown is over. Hard to get a good picture of this wall through the railings.Other:
Misc
general
115501Photo #115501These two racks are new additions to the bike parking options on Bridge Street.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
115045Photo #115045Is this a barrier to social distancing as well as a bit of fencing that should probably have been removed long ago?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
114137Photo #114137Further to #113740, these two extra bike racks seem to have appeared. It's not enough, though.

ETA: Due to the current unpleasantness (covid) they have been temporarily removed.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
114103Photo #1141031. Is there enough room either side? Doesn't look like it. 2. This style of bollard looks too urban for this area. 3. Isn't there a better way to indicate that this path is shared use?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113740Photo #113740This looks like a bad translation, which is a shame. It doesn't apply to all the bits of furniture that get used as bike racks on Bridge Street, just the ones there are notices on.

ETA: these informal bike stands are being replaced with bollards, so essentially far fewer places to lock a bike on this road. Not helpful.
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Event
signs
113368Photo #113368I've not seen these before so they might be quite old, but the advice on them about how to securely lock a bike is good. Slightly ironic that it's a University initiative given how bad some of their bike parking is, sadly.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
113342Photo #113342These look like new bike racks not far from the shops in this area.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
112768Photo #112768Temporary two way traffic signal on Corn Exchange Street while Bene't Street is closed for sewer works.Other:
Event
general
112767Photo #112767Temporary two way traffic lights on Wheeler Street while Bene't Street is closed for sewer works.Other:
Event
general
112766Photo #112766Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers, narrowing the pavement on King's Parade.Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
112764Photo #112764Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers on King's Parade. Narrowing the pavement and narrowing the space thousands of bike riders go through daily.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
112761Photo #112761These look like new bike racks not far from the University's Student Services office. (Entrance from Bene't Street nicely opened up here.)Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
112687Photo #112687Four fine people who were there at the first meeting of Camcycle back in 1995.Other:
Event
general
112686Photo #112686Temporary bike racks. Some cycle parking has been moved to accommodate the barriers that are being installed. Previously, there was blue badge parking here. See also #112685Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
112685Photo #112685Temporary bike racks. Some have been moved to accommodate the barriers going in. These appear to be bolted into the tarmac.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
109925Photo #109925Bike racks replacing what was car parking space. That'll do.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
108388Photo #108388A Tweed Run number out in the wild.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
108011Photo #108011Long row of bike racks outside the entrance to the new Cambridge Mosque. Some lovely planting too has made this area look really good.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
106027Photo #106027This is an old postcard from the much lamented Postcard Shop that used to be on Magdalene Street. (Perish the thought of anyone even considering this...)Other:
Infrastructure
general
106026Photo #106026Having a tidy up, I found this. It must date from before 2002, but look what we could have had.Other:
Infrastructure
general
105750Photo #105750Cambridge Water are doing some work here and this notice is an instruction not to park bikes in this area. However, there's no indication how long this is going to go on for.

ETA: Whatever they were doing, it's finished now.
Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
105048Photo #105048Perhaps I should be more enthusiastic about this kind of hire bike, but I can't help feeling I'd rather the space was taken up by cycle racks instead.Bike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
103932Photo #103932Finally, a better shot of this space opposite the shops on Magdelene Street. (see #72630 to see what I mean.) This would be a good spot for a few bike racks, I think, given the number of fly parked bikes round here.Other:
Infrastructure
general
103770Photo #103770Truly awful cycling parking in this student accommodation block. How are they awful? Let me count the ways...Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
103569Photo #103569New bike racks in use outside the Co-op. New planter doesn't seem to have any plants in it just yet.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
103568Photo #103568New bike racks outside the Co-op. New pavement surface too at this end. Edit to add: Two workmen were finishing it off today (24th Nov) so I asked what the surfacing was. Shingle, with some resin and sand. He said it was porous, as the tarmac underneath was too.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
103393Photo #103393It's not clear, till you get right round the corner, that the footway is completely closed now as they start to demolish part of the Union building.Other:
Problem
general
103371Photo #103371Cambridge Independent article about a student petition to improve this junction.Other:
Infrastructure
general
102951Photo #102951Bus shelter ad for Milton Road consultation.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
102950Photo #102950Not seen one of these before. A Cambs Constabulary sign about locking your bike properly at the CRC.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
102760Photo #102760Interesting article from 1997 from the Cambridge Evening News about the closure of Bridge Street. The headline is 'Road Closure less chaotic than feared.'Road environment:
Event
road
102719Photo #102719Buses and taxis were queuing along Emmanuel Road. But we don't need to do anything about congestion in Cambridge...Congestion:
Problem
congestion
102175Photo #102175Gates here too. The spacing of each looks OK but I'm less sure about the width from the wooden bollards either side of the gate in the foreground. See #93346Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102113Photo #102113Cambridge Festival of Cycling display, for the Wheels Through Time exhibition in the Cambridgeshire Collection.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
102078Photo #102078The best kind of people carrier!Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
101964Photo #101964Sign related to #101963General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
101963Photo #101963Looks like a protected car parking space, procured, somehow, by the local resident's association. It'd be nice if you could do this for cycle parking too...Car storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
99841Photo #99841The small lorry doesn't help, but I would dearly love to see this post box moved to a better spot. Even cutting that hedge back may not provide enough room.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
99179Photo #99179New bike racks carefully positioned in a spot that cars have used for parking.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
97978Photo #97978No comment.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
97701Photo #97701The road in front of the Grad Pad. Undoubtedly in need of improvement. It also gives an idea (I hope) how much space there might be once this site is redeveloped.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
97700Photo #97700The priority at the moment is for vehicles coming from either Silver Street or Trumpington Street (to the right) to access the Grand Arcade car park. With the proposed redevelopment of the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, there's an opportunity to fix this junction to the benefit of many. (To those unfamiliar with this junction, it's not always this quiet.)Road environment:
Problem
road
97699Photo #97699You can, no doubt, spot the other reason this sign has been used incorrectly.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
97695Photo #97695Checking the Roadworks website, the whole of Bridge Street will be closed to repair the road surface. (Hooray!)

Edit to add: The repair didn’t happen. Odd.
Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
97081Photo #97081Another road in Cambridge falling to bits. This is just one of many potholes in Bridge Street. It's been roughly patched but that hasn't worked.Road environment:
Problem
road
97052Photo #97052I'm unsure whether these signs are still relevant (I think the emergency mains water repair has been done) but they are blocking the footway. Would folding signs that can be stacked next to the road be a better option than this? (Comply with regulations and not block the path, I mean.)Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
96511Photo #96511This section of the pavement on Adams Road used to be really cracked and bumpy, but now look at it. No trees were harmed either. (As far as I can tell.)Other:
Good practice
general
96226Photo #96226This section was resurfaced last May, and while it hasn't deteriorated as fast as Magdalene Street has, it is showing signs of wear sooner than it should. Look closely and it's clear the tarmac is beginning to break up and there's a rut appearing.Road environment:
Problem
road
95612Photo #95612I hadn't noticed this till last Saturday. One bike pump and tools.Other:
Good practice
general
95392Photo #95392Just one of the potholes dotting Bridge Street which was resurfaced not that long ago. They are all in the middle of the road and more are appearing. (It has been reported.)Pothole:
Problem
potholes
95358Photo #95358It's a sign!

This would be far, far better if, for example, they'd put a large fascia board style sign over the entrance. You need to be able to see it from several metres away.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
95285Photo #95285Close up of paving light. This one is, obviously, not working but it does mean you can see how small they are. (LED bulb?) See also #95284Other:
Infrastructure
general
95284Photo #95284These would need to be viewed in the dark but these small lights seem to be quite effective, but subtle. An idea for more rural locations, perhaps?Other:
Infrastructure
general
95152Photo #95152Good to see bike racks back in this location though I still believe Sheffield stands would have been better.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
95022Photo #95022Posted without (much) comment. :¬)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
95000Photo #95000Notice on the end of the bike racks. It's worded a little ambiguously so it could mean they're going to remove the racks (doubt it for such a short time) or that they will be unavailable to use, which seems more likely. Either way, the road in front of Corpus will be closed too.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
94927Photo #94927To be honest, I'm not sure which bit of road they're talking about closing temporarily. Where is no 19? I'm guessing it's the footpath in front of the University Arms Hotel.
ETA: it is. They've closed the cycle bypass lane round the closure point (where the bollards were.)
Temporary closure:
Event
closure
94592Photo #94592Somebody didn't use a spell checker... (Also, sign for info.)

Edit to add: Spelling now corrected and the date changed to 29th Oct.
Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
94591Photo #94591For anyone unaware, the grubbier looking paving slabs to the left indicate how wide this passage way to M&S used to be. It looks brilliant now.Other:
Good practice
general
94485Photo #94485It gets put away once the contractors doing the road works have finished for the day which seems odd, but otherwise A Good Thing to see.

(Some punctuation would be helpful too.)
General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
94405Photo #94405Solar light on cycle/footpath. A slightly different technique to the style used on Lammas Land. Easy to walk up to this point via Storey's Way but you can’t [for now] walk or cycle into Eddington directly from here. You need to go round the back of the Primary School and onto Eddington Avenue.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
94366Photo #94366Narrow footpath with worn and uneven surface. Should any building work occur on the Anglia Water site, perhaps they might be persuaded to improve this?Other:
Problem
general
94294Photo #94294Wheelbender racks outside The Portland Arms. Not a happy sight.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
94293Photo #94293Wonder if this damage is caused by lorries driving over it? It wasn't that long ago this kerb got repaired. See #86449Road environment:
Problem
road
94108Photo #94108It's crying out for a permanent sign.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
94107Photo #94107A Cycle Point sign (on what would the fascia board, for example) would still be a good idea here. A permanent one. (Plus sign posts.)Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93685Photo #93685Initial consultation method for a new bus shelter.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
93296Photo #93296Eddington Avenue foot/cycle way.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93295Photo #93295Bike racks outside the University School. There's loads of bike parking dotted around the site.

When you get further down this section of Eddington Avenue, and towards the entrance to Sainsbury's underground car park, it's less obvious what the pedestrian is supposed to do to cross the road. The plus point is it isn't, as yet, busy. But that could easily change, of course.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
93294Photo #93294Lots of bike parking in Eddington. These are outside the University School.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
91837Photo #91837Only a year and a half old and the surface of this tiger crossing is beginning to wear away. Compare #80074 when it was new. I wonder if there's a more durable surface they could use?Road environment:
Problem
road
91174Photo #91174It looks like the section that will be closed is from here to the side gate into Trinity College (and the library.) That's where the other sign is.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
91089Photo #9108917,755 examples of good practise. (Seen on Bidwells hoarding.)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
89487Photo #89487Brace yourself people. This is St Andrew's Street opposite John Lewis. Obviously they haven't finished yet (I don't know what that mesh is underneath the tarmac) but it's looking good here.Road environment:
Good practice
road
89407Photo #89407Like Regent Street, this road has been badly in need of resurfacing for a long time now.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
88360Photo #88360So, if someone hadn't told you, would you know that the staircase on the right is the pedestrian entrance to the Cycle Point? And would you know where to wheel your bike in? Put some signs up on the building, people!Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
88179Photo #88179Unimpressed by this. It's two lanes either way as Anglian Water continue their work, but I can’t help feeling there must be a better way of organising this. It isn't clear what pedestrians are supposed to do coming from the Hills Road end, and there isn't much space for them or for anyone on a bike coming into town. (Notice where the pedestrians are to the left of the parked van.)Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
87877Photo #87877A new 'floating' bus stop shelter (with a decent seat too, unusually) next to a shared-use path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
87519Photo #87519Compare #87264 and #87265. It looks like they put compacted sand down to repair the path. I'm unsure whether this is a good thing or not.Track:
Infrastructure
track
87378Photo #87378No cycle parking here at all as far as I could see. There is a new-ish (and very good) café here, so it could really do with some.

Note this car park does get very busy during the week so the question of where to put any bike racks is a trickier than it seems. But it does need some.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
87265Photo #87265Cautiously encouraged to see the path getting attention at last. This shows most of the section that's being dealt with. See also #87264Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
87264Photo #87264Cautiously encouraged to see this path finally getting some attention. I'm assuming this is not the final surface to be put on this path and that it will match the rest of the foot/cycle path.Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
86536Photo #86536One for fans of Vulpine /Rapha? (Though undoubtedly not made by either.) Spotted in the gift shop Jacks. Wins points for the cap.Other:
Infrastructure
general
86535Photo #86535It might be the best college in the world (so I'm led to believe) but it doesn’t appear to have the best bike parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
86449Photo #86449A lovely repair of the kerb here. Good to see it so well done when it has looked like #85618 for some time. A collapsed kerb to the right has also been sorted out well.Road environment:
Good practice
road
86346Photo #86346So the take away from this is don't go away for 8 or more days...General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
86162Photo #86162It's good to see the cycleway/footpath marking refreshed on the approach to the crossing. (However, I agree with the comments on #86150.)Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
86078Photo #86078For irregular users of this cycle route, it's got a little muddy because of the road works happening on Grange Road. One to be aware of.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
86077Photo #86077In its own way, rather beautiful. A temporary four way crossing control point (because of road works happening nearby) with provision for those on bikes.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
86076Photo #86076I take issue with this. Whilst I'd accept that on the side nearest the Market Square room is limited, on the side opposite the bookshop there is plenty of room for bikes and pedestrians. I would hope for a more balanced approach to this.

(The sign itself, which has been put up by Great St Mary's church, is largely concerned with what notices can and cannot be attached to the railings.)
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Problem
signs
86047Photo #86047Not a great photo but it shows the cycle parking for the North Pole ice rink. In case it isn't clear, there are two pairs of four racks (32 spaces, if my maths is right) either side of the matting.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
85870Photo #85870Tags on a fly parked bike to warn the owner that it will be removed soon. A better solution would be to install more cycle parking where people need it. (Though periodic culls of bikes that have been around for weeks is not unreasonable.)Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
85869Photo #85869Second wave of cycle parking enforcement at the station. A better solution would be to install more cycle parking where people need it.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
85759Photo #85759A panoramic shot would have been more informative but this does at least show that this year's North Pole ice rink has better fencing and is further away from the path. No bike parking yet.Destination:
Event
destinations
85457Photo #85457Published by North Newnham Residents Association, there are several of these posters along this road. It would be much more helpful if it gave a url so people could find out more. Do they mean the Busway (Cambourne to Cambridge which may/may not use one of the roads round here to link to the city) or something else?

Ed: yes Adams Road does appear to be under consideration as a bus route - www.cyclescape.org/threads/2770
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Infrastructure
signs

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