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164722Photo #164722I have no idea what this is supposed to do.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
164234Photo #164234An old modal filter that allows walking and cycling, but not driving.Road environment:
Good practice
road
164233Photo #164233New cycleway entrance in Haslingden.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
164232Photo #164232New cycle route in Haslingden. A short section of the old footpath to the right has also been upgraded.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
164231Photo #164231New cycle route in Haslingden.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
164230Photo #164230New cycle route in Haslingden.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
164229Photo #164229New cycle route in Haslingden.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
161839Photo #161839Flooding due to recent stormObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
161838Photo #161838Blocked off entrance to the tunnel beneath the main road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
161837Photo #161837The blocked-off ramp down to the tunnel beneath the main road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
161836Photo #161836Another stupid, pointless obstruction on a brand new path. Why is this low barrier necessary, when bollards will do the same job?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
161835Photo #161835River Mersey was very high the day this photo was taken.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
161834Photo #161834An utterly pointless piece of fence that forces everyone through a narrow gap, in the middle of a global pandemic. How stupid is this?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
161833Photo #161833New link to residential streets from the new pathCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
160671Photo #160671Cycle tunnel beneath the roundabout. High quality but needs cleaning of leaves and litter.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
160670Photo #160670Overgrown cycle infra here, very good but needs cleaning.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
160669Photo #160669Very good cycle infra to cross the motorway.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
160668Photo #160668Slightly overgrown but otherwise quite good cycle infra to cross the motorway.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
159526Photo #159526The correct way to filter the entrance to a walking/cycling route - with bollards. Not stupid A-frames.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
159525Photo #159525Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159524Photo #159524Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159523Photo #159523Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159522Photo #159522Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159521Photo #159521Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159520Photo #159520Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159519Photo #159519Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.

Motorists have parked in this manner to stop other motorists driving along the pavement to bypass the filters.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
159518Photo #159518Trial filter installation as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159517Photo #159517Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159516Photo #159516Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.

The two planters have been moved from their proper positions by vandals.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
159515Photo #159515Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159514Photo #159514Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
159513Photo #159513Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
Good practice
road
157867Photo #157867Incomplete separated crossing for walking and cycling. Pedestrians press a button, while it looks as though cyclists will be detected by loops in the surface.

The cycleway continues to the right (north) and turns left (northwest) down Newlands Avenue.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
157866Photo #157866This is a shared footway. A new entrance to a private business park has been built across it. This is really, really bad infrastructure. The islands are too small for long bicycles with trailers, the angles are severe and motorists will not be looking for cyclists approaching along the footway.

This should be a continuous footway with priority given to those on it. But unfortunately, Manchester City Council don't have a clue how to build good walking and cycling infrastructure.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
157630Photo #157630Bolton Council seem to have run out of stripy paint and lit poles for this.....whatever it is.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
157629Photo #157629The new CYCLOPS junction at Bolton Trinity Street. This has made navigating this junction much safer.

Unfortunately there are no sensors to detect the presence of bicycles, and users have to press a button to cross/turn. This is impossible to do without passing the STOP line. The buttons are also difficult to reach for some people with disabilities.
Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
157628Photo #157628The new cycle lanes along Chorley New Road, ending prematurely at Beaumont Road. This is a major junction and cyclists should be given protection here.

Ed (simon) these lanes are being used for motor vehicle storage, see:
twitter.com/allpartycycling/status/1350064655339839492
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
157627Photo #157627New wider wand-protected cycle lanes installed along Chorley New Road. Unfortunately as of uploading this image, they end at Beaumont Road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
154060Photo #154060Completely useless barrier that is a royal pain in the arse if you're pulling a trailer.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
152134Photo #152134The cycle crossings in this area are poorly maintained. This one doesn't drain properly, there's a big pile of mud which is a potential slip hazard for cyclists turning right.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
152121Photo #152121An extra beefy line has been installed here, although it will need wand protection to prevent intrusion by drivers.Road environment:
Event
road
152120Photo #152120Temporary no-entry for motor vehicles and extra wide cycle lane for cycling, due to COVID-19

This filter makes a big difference, especially as at the top (and west) Deansgate has been temporarily pedestrianised.
Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
151600Photo #151600Nice and simple access from the canal to the new cycleway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151599Photo #151599No dropped kerb to access the road and no way to access the cycleway on the other side. What on earth is going on here?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
151598Photo #151598This is ridiculous - how are you expected to cycle onto the road when there are no dropped kerbs and when there's a sodding great fence in the way?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
151597Photo #151597The surface on this cycleway is absolutely superb.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151596Photo #151596Cycleways aren't just for cyclists...Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151595Photo #151595The crossing is welcome but the approach is difficult to navigate. Cyclists do not ride in right-angles, they ride in curves, and so the approach should be curved. And the buttons can be difficult for someone on a cargo bike to reach without nosing into the road.Road environment:
Problem
road
151594Photo #151594These typical TFGM crossings are better than nothing but the controls are very difficult to see while cycling and the layout is difficult for a cyclist to navigate. Also, pedestrians and cyclists should not have to cross the road in stages.Road environment:
Problem
road
151593Photo #151593It's very nice to see such good access not spoiled by a silly barrier. This is excellent.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151592Photo #151592While this is a welcome addition on this new road, the shared footway is too narrow. Valuable space has been taken by the armco on the left, which should really be on the right, taking space from the carriageway. If the barrier was on the right, it would also offer some protection to pedestrians and cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
151591Photo #151591While this is a welcome addition on this new road, the shared footway is too narrow. Valuable space has been taken by the armco on the left, which should really be on the right, taking space from the carriageway. If the barrier was on the right, it would also offer some protection to pedestrians and cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
151590Photo #151590The shared footway at the side of this new road is nice and wide and has an excellent surface.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151589Photo #151589The shared footway at the side of this new road is nice and wide and has an excellent surface.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
151588Photo #151588The cycle lane merging like this is a nice idea, but it should be reinforced with wands in the chevron area.Road environment:
Problem
road
151587Photo #151587This gate should be modified to allow active transport, or at least some dropped kerbs added.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
151477Photo #151477Another example of the high standards that Bury Council maintains on this otherwise good cycleway. Who wouldn't want to cycle through a huge quagmire of mud, eh?

And to those who aren't familiar with the route - there's a paved cycleway under that lot.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
149971Photo #149971A bodge job by Highways England. Please beware of this dangerous surface, which has been reported twice.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
149824Photo #149824Cycle paths enable more activities than just cycling.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
146391Photo #146391A very badly neglected path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146390Photo #146390And another barrier....Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146389Photo #146389Oh look, another barrier.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146387Photo #146387This shared footway is ok, but is far too short to be worthwhile.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
146386Photo #146386A combined walking and cycling zebra crossing.Road environment:
Good practice
road
146385Photo #146385More barriers, on a brand new surface cycle route. Why do cyclists have to put up with this rubbish?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146384Photo #146384This barrier needs a wider bypass.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146383Photo #146383I have no idea what this nonsense is supposed to be. Why is it there?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146382Photo #146382Yet more silly barriers to walking and cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
146381Photo #146381Someone has installed some very silly and pointless chicanes on this section of the A555 cycle path. These will do nothing but frustrate legitimate users. There's plenty of room to widen the path but despite this being very clear guidance from the government, the council haven't considered it.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
144947Photo #144947This hump (perhaps 2 feet high) of earth and tree roots is all that prevents easy access between the nearby housing estate and the route to Hollins Green.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
144945Photo #144945This hump (perhaps 2 feet high) of earth and tree roots is all that prevents easy access between the nearby housing estate and the route to Hollins Green.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
141482Photo #141482More pointless barriers. Cyclists aren't stupid. If there's a risk of conflict, put SLOW on the surface, as we do on the roads. Don't put these unforgiving barriers in.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
141317Photo #141317It seems that someone is annoyed that cyclists are avoiding the stupid barriers placed here.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
137954Photo #137954I agree with this sign - lots of motorists speed around these roads and some are impatient over this bridge.Road environment:
Problem
road
115556Photo #115556Cycle parking placed in a lonely corner well away from the main entrance.Other:
Problem
general
113813Photo #113813A really nice way to cross from one side of the road to the other. It's just a shame that you don't get a green man at the first change of lights.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
113810Photo #113810Although not yet complete the new road layout and protected cycleway is looking very good.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
113809Photo #113809An interesting little underpass. Bollards to keep cars out.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
113808Photo #113808A new route, already flooded by about 6 inches. Clearly the path is too low.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113461Photo #113461Unfortunately a lot of engineering would be required to fix this flooding. The road isn't normally like this but it should remain usable 24/7 to be a viable route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113386Photo #113386This track is badly flooded and covered with tree roots. Not recommended for cycling.Track:
Problem
track
113374Photo #113374In case you accidentally walk out into the road...Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113373Photo #113373This could be a quiet shortcut but unfortunately the surface is very badly degraded.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
113372Photo #113372This "cycleway" is a complete mess and nothing more than a very old pavement with a line of paint.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113371Photo #113371Watch your tyres! Kids are always hanging around under here, which explains the broken glass everywhere and litter all over the cutting.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113366Photo #113366This dark, unlit, narrow and filthy passageway with bollards at each end is on the Fallowfield Loop diversion. Would you use this at night?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
113365Photo #113365Welcome to the Fallowfield Diversion route. Would you use this unlit and muddy underpass at night?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
113364Photo #113364The wear on the left shows that many people choose to ignore this annoying chicane, which also serves as a point at which to mug users.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113323Photo #113323The barriers have been replaced with something less stupid, but it's unbelievable in this day and age that Sustrans, a walking and cycling charity, feel this is at all appropriate. WE DO NOT WANT BARRIERS TO ACTIVE TRAVEL.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113318Photo #113318Prohibited!General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
113287Photo #113287New asphalt surface approaching the Mersey Gateway bridge, before you cross the canal.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
113286Photo #113286New asphalt surface beneath the Mersey Gateway bridge. Unfortunately the asphalt is ONLY beneath the bridge, the rest is compacted.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
113285Photo #113285New asphalt surface beneath the Mersey Gateway bridge. Unfortunately the asphalt is ONLY beneath the bridge, the rest is compacted.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
113236Photo #113236Possibly the grandest chicane/filter/obstruction I've ever seen.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113235Photo #113235This road west to Spike Island is in terrible condition, which is a real shame as it could be a good link to Runcorn.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
113198Photo #113198This location is getting worse. The path is now inaccessible.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113197Photo #113197This popular walking and cycling route, which serves as an alternate route to the very busy main road, is dark and uninviting at night. There are streetlamps that do not appear to be the council's responsibility, and every one is dead.

I have asked local councillors for assistance.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
113188Photo #113188A sharp, steep lip now prevents you cycling from the bridge onto the sealed surface.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113185Photo #113185Welcome to the National Cycle Network. Please go away.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113154Photo #113154The surface is a little forgotten but it's quite a nice ride along the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. Access needs to be improved though.Track:
Misc
track

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