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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.)
General sign/notice:
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
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
85300Photo #85300Compare with #85103
This is the 'after shot', I guess.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
85103Photo #85103I imagine there will be advisory lettering or something on the red tarmac/other. But it's odd to see the cycle bypass lanes gone. The Regent Street bollards have had similar treatment.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
84665Photo #84665Adding this for info. These notices were on the various places bikes get left round here, not the 'official' bike racks.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
84486Photo #84486New bike racks in front of Iceland (and Aldi when it opens again on or around 22nd Sept.)Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
83078Photo #83078Not something I thought I'd ever see in small 'c' conservative Bury. I assume, therefore, it's an Abellio Greater Anglia installation. (It's not broken, by the way.)Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
82231Photo #82231It's possible there is a straightforward explanation for having a rectangle of red tarmac next to a (currently suspended) bus stop, but it's eluding me.

ETA: It would appear to be the start of a 20mph speed limit (there's a sign to say this on the footway) but to date there is still no marking on the rectangle.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
82189Photo #82189I've always liked the message on this bike shop window but not taken a photo of it till now.Bike shop:
Misc
bikeshops
81139Photo #81139I hadn't realised there was any decent cycle parking in this part of the Sidgwick site but there's a cluster of 5 or 6 trees with racks placed round them behind the Little Hall. Things would be even better if they took out the wheel benders near the front and put more Sheffield stands in. Obviously.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
80666Photo #80666Bike racks not far from the Guided Busway stop near Orchard Park East.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
80410Photo #80410The seven new bike racks on Quayside/Bridge Street. It could still do with more. On the plus side, at least they used Sheffield stands.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
80074Photo #80074New tiger crossing on Huntingdon Road. Not a great picture but you get the idea.Road environment:
Good practice
road
80027Photo #80027Poster advertising a bicycle parade on Jesus Green on 19th April. 'Ecstatic attire highly encouraged' they say...General sign/notice:
Event
signs
79964Photo #79964Seems a long time for parking to be suspended and no mention of why.

Edit to add: I asked one of the team working on this and they will be replacing the seating, repaving the area and putting in new bike racks. See #80410
General sign/notice:
Event
signs
73225Photo #73225A quick, slightly blurry snap of the cycle parking at the Royal Mail delivery office. Nice to see some proper stands and positioned close to the entrance. A happy contrast with the situation at #47236Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
73147Photo #73147This is where those chunky bike racks used to be. I always thought they were a tad over-engineered for the average bike lock but all the same, we need as many bike spaces as we can manage.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
72936Photo #72936In case you can’t zoom in to read the times here's what it says. Cycle parking suspended from 20:00 hrs 3rd Jan - 17:00 hrs 6 Jan (2016) on Sidney Street for rack maintenance. I'm hoping that means the broken ones get fixed.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
72898Photo #72898This is the new (I imagine, temporary) route for cars and bikes to the station and the cycle parking. Won't cause any confusion or conflict, will it? Er...

In case it isn't immediately clear: On the left at the bottom of the map is the route from the Guided Busway towards the station. The station building is at the bottom of the map.
Route sign:
Event
routesigns
72897Photo #72897Roundel on the footpath on Christ's Pieces.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
72751Photo #72751TRO notice regarding the introduction of 20mph speed limit in South and West Central Cambridge. Wrapping the sign round a lamppost doesn’t make the information easy to read, sadly.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
72699Photo #72699New bike racks outside Daily Bread. More would be better but some (and Sheffield style) is a start.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking

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