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190616Photo #190616This trial filter on Hartington Road is designed to stop ratrunning through the residential estate, by motorists trying to avoid queues of traffic on the A6.

A very good idea IMO.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
190137Photo #190137Junction upgrades in progress. A separate cycle crossing will be provided here.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
190135Photo #190135The cycleway as of January 2023 has received some much-needed leaf and mud clearance. The water you can see is mostly standing, there is a small trickle across the muddy part. Most of the sand and silt here has been cleared.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
190134Photo #190134The cycleway as of January 2023 has received some much-needed leaf and mud clearance.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
190133Photo #190133The cycleway as of January 2023 has received some much-needed leaf and mud clearance.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189965Photo #189965A line of parked vehicles blocking the highway is what greets you as you exit the cycleway from this roundabout. And shortly after, a protected cycleway starts again. These parking spaces should be removed.- there's a good chance those vehicles are only there so people can share the drive on the motorway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
189963Photo #189963Barriers like this and a very poor, cheap surface, make cycling between this housing estate and the nearby Chadwick Lane impossible.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
189962Photo #189962Brand new Bee Network tfgm cycleways through Castleton in construction. This is phase one of works, there should be three phases in total. Very welcome on this pretty awful road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189961Photo #189961Brand new Bee Network tfgm cycleways through Castleton in construction. This is phase one of works, there should be three phases in total. Very welcome on this pretty awful road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189960Photo #189960Brand new Bee Network tfgm cycleways through Castleton in construction. This is phase one of works, there should be three phases in total. Very welcome on this pretty awful road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189953Photo #189953Example of the walking/cycling crossings on this new road. A bit outdated, but useful all the same.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
189951Photo #189951New cycleway along the new link road. Pretty decent and nice and smooth. Quite wide too.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189949Photo #189949New cycleway along Pilsworth Road. Pretty decent, nice and smooth. It's only short as of 2023 though.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189947Photo #189947Pointless discriminatory barrier on Chadwick Lane.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
189945Photo #189945The cycleway around this roundabout has been placed on the inside. Works fine, although you have to wait at the crossings. I presume the cycleway is lowered so they don't have to modify the bridge railings.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
189943Photo #189943Mountain bikes maybe, but forget about road bikes here. Not happening.Track:
Misc
track
189928Photo #189928New cycle facility that ends abruptly, one can only assume it will continue at a later date. This would be a very welcome improvement to this absolutely awful, scary road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
189683Photo #189683A bit rough at this point but perfectly ridable on a road bike. The rest of the road is nice and smooth and a good alternative to riding up the A560.Track:
Misc
track
189478Photo #189478The diabolically bad Dean Lane cycleway. The route is fine. The width is fine. But the dropped entrances to private driveways aren't necessary (Dutch entrance kerbs should be used).

The real problem though is just how steep the dropped entrances are. They're incredible. If you do any kind of normal speed your front wheel actually lifts off the cycleway.

This is appallingly bad work from Stockport Council. They should be ashamed.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
189477Photo #189477The diabolically bad Dean Lane cycleway. The route is fine. The width is fine. But the dropped entrances to private driveways aren't necessary (Dutch entrance kerbs should be used).

The real problem though is just how steep the dropped entrances are. They're incredible. If you do any kind of normal speed your front wheel actually lifts off the cycleway.

This is appallingly bad work from Stockport Council. They should be ashamed.

Vido at: twitter.com/tom_a_jeffs/status/1614926379438714886
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
189476Photo #189476Cycle crossing of Wallbank Road. It could probably use some colour treatment (dyed asphalt) and be clearly raised above the carriageway, but it's not bad. There's a shared zebra crossing of Bridge Lane in the background.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
189340Photo #189340Vandalised fence in dangerous condition. And very poor surface quality along this "cycle route". This could easily be widened by removing the grass verge to the right and replacing it with an embankment wall to support the gardens of the houses above.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
189339Photo #189339New bridge construction across the river, to replace the existing (and dangerous) bridge slightly to the south. Expected to be open June 2023.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
185791Photo #185791This is a dangerously narrow cycleway, care and attention is required to avoid hitting the poles (and falling off).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
185790Photo #185790Leicester has some nice cycleways!Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
185789Photo #185789This is one of the only access points to the cycleway and it is absolutely useless. It is extremely hard to get a bicycle down these steps. A ramp is needed.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
185788Photo #185788A bit narrow but a perfectly good cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
184841Photo #184841Railway crossing closure noticeObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
184840Photo #184840Railway crossing closed. See #184841.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
184839Photo #184839Narrow, but good fast asphalt here.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
184838Photo #184838Bridge closed for some reason. The diversion is ok although I can imagine when the road is busy not pleasant.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
184837Photo #184837Pointless barriers on the TPT.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
184836Photo #184836TPT diversion route due to electricity works. Actually, an excellent diversion. There are one or two places where water has damaged the surface but it's all easy to ride on.Track:
Good practice
track
184835Photo #184835Unlawful discriminatory barrier that's also completely useless as people pass by the side of it.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
184834Photo #184834An unsafe road crossing at this point - visibility is very poor and traffic speeds are high.Road environment:
Problem
road
184833Photo #184833An unsafe road crossing at this point - visibility is very poor and traffic speeds are high.Road environment:
Problem
road
184747Photo #184747New chicanes on the TPT, a vast improvement on the old a-frames.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
184743Photo #184743New surface on the TPT. This new surface "ends" just around the corner. There is cycle parking outside the building, and a mobile coffee shop out of view to the left.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
184742Photo #184742New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
184741Photo #184741New flexipave surface on the TPT. While not as smooth as asphalt, it is at least better than the dusty potholed surface that was here before. And it'll be usable all year around, including by horses.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
184740Photo #184740New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road.

This view shows the bespoke lettering on the barriers.
Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
184739Photo #184739New barrier on the TPT and it's a very big improvement over what was there before. It's quite easy to slalom through and it's sole purpose seems to be to slow people down before they cross the road.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
183548Photo #183548Good [private] cycle parking provision at this building, secured behind a big fence so the public can't get to it. If you're working here, cycle parking isn't a problem.

The racks aren't good for unusual cycles or if you're not strong enough to lift them up, but there are Sheffield stands around the corner.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
183539Photo #183539A terrible cycle lane with conflict baked in at every point.Road environment:
Problem
road
182534Photo #182534A protected cycleway has been added to Fender Lane, on each side. This is excellent. The bus stop is good too, the layby has been kept but pushed outward by the new cycle lane, which cedes priority to crossing pedestrians.

Wirral Council are to be commended on this excellent facility.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
182441Photo #182441Hugely overgrown access to the Bridgewater Canal from Ashburton Road West.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
182440Photo #182440A significantly widened footway and a new pedestrian crossing, along with a dropped kerb to a filtered street. This is great from Salford Council. People used to park on the road here - no more.Road environment:
Good practice
road
182439Photo #182439An obvious missing link. A short simple connection here between this new estate and Lansdowne Road would enable residents to walk/cycle quickly and easily straight into the centre of Monton Green. Canal Bank is an awful road to walk and cycle along.

A missed opportunity. Plus, there's a park nearby.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
181995Photo #181995Barrier-free ramp with flat spots for disabled people to pause.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
181994Photo #181994A barrier-free ramp with flat spots for disabled users to pause.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
181851Photo #181851A poignant tribute to 48-year-old Darren Maironis, of Tyldesley, who died at this junction in summer 2021.Road environment:
Event
road
181174Photo #181174The landowner find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00995545 (Mainline Pipelines Ltd) has decided to replace a perfectly accessible gap to a path, with an inaccessible gate.

That's yet another path closed off to disabled people.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
180130Photo #180130Extremely difficult to get this Cargoroo cargo bike through this barrier. It's high time the relevant authorities did their duty and removed these illegal barriers.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
177546Photo #177546High quality cycle parking in this retail estate. The roof is a nice touch.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
176328Photo #176328New crossings of the motorway slip roads. This is better than the previous uncontrolled crossings, but unfortunately the wait times are very long and do not appear to consider if the slip road has any cars on it.Other:
Problem
general
176327Photo #176327New wider shared footway around Tabley Interchange.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
176326Photo #176326New, much wider shared footway around Tabley Interchange. A big improvement on what used to be here.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
176324Photo #176324New crossing of the A556. While this certainly improves safety on the previous method of crossing (which was legally dodgy and not safe), the long wait times do not help.Road environment:
Problem
road
176319Photo #176319This really should be a ramp. These steps limit access by disabled people.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176318Photo #176318Awkward entrance to this bridge, with an unnecessary bollard. And the bridge's surface is very slippery, with numerous flaws that create trip hazards.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176020Photo #176020Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176019Photo #176019Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176017Photo #176017A bike share dock, right next to a decent protected cycleway in and out of Manchester - but no dropped kerb. This kerb is gigantic. This should be resolved asap.Bike share:
Problem
bikeshare
176016Photo #176016Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176015Photo #176015Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176014Photo #176014Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176013Photo #176013Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176012Photo #176012Bee Network dock. I have a feeling these should have bollards behind them, a reversing lorry might hit them.Bike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176011Photo #176011Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176009Photo #176009Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176008Photo #176008Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176007Photo #176007Bee Network dockBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176006Photo #176006Bee Network cycle hire stationBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
175822Photo #175822This formerly horrible unpaved track has been upgraded. There's still an unpaved section south of here to Hermitage Lane but this upgrade makes life much, much easier.Road environment:
Good practice
road
175702Photo #175702Bit bumpy but otherwise fine.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
175701Photo #175701New path from the Middlewood Way to a new housing estate. Bit bumpy but otherwise fine.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
175636Photo #175636A very nice covered cycle parking area at this new Aldi supermarket. There are other sheffield stands nearby.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
175467Photo #175467This nuisance bridge is difficult for almost all users to cross. Difficult with a bicycle. Impossible with a tricycle or wheelchair. It's inaccessible, with steps on either side. People cannot pass by eachother, leading to long queues on nice days.

It's high time this bridge was replaced with something much wider, so all users can cross.
Congestion:
Problem
congestion
175425Photo #175425Just to respond to older comments, this nice bridge now has a fully protected bidirectional cycleway for people to use.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
175424Photo #175424Very nice new bi-directional cycleway alongside Newport Street that enables cycling between Trinity Street and Great Moor Street. Newport Street is one-way for motor traffic so this is a very welcome addition, especially as it connects directly to a new CYCLOPS junction.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
175423Photo #175423This might have been better as a continuous footway, but only buses enter here, and from one direction. The cycle lane enters a pedestrian area on the other side so I don't think much has been lost.Dutch-style cycleway:
Misc
dutchcycleways
175261Photo #175261Nice cycle tracks along here, but I'm not sure the junction is all it could be.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
175260Photo #175260A bus stop bypass in construction on Liverpool Street. A good deal of the carriageway has been reclaimed for active travel here.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
175259Photo #175259Construction of a new cycleway includes a bus stop bypass.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
175258Photo #175258A family of planters on Frederick St. This road is lovely and quiet now that it's been modally filtered.Road environment:
Good practice
road
174607Photo #174607Badly overgrown cycle path alongside this busy road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174606Photo #174606Overgrown cyclepath alongside the road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174577Photo #174577A good bus stop bypass and a great new set of cycle tracks on this major road. This route will eventually form a continuous cycle route from Chorlton to Manchester.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
174543Photo #174543Annoying inaccessible barrier that should all be replaced with bollards.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174363Photo #174363Despite my complaint in 2020 Manchester City Council still have not maintained this underpass.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174022Photo #174022The M60 footbridge pictured in 2006, before it became badly overgrown through lack of maintenance.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
173889Photo #173889Slightly jarring pedestrian crossing, designed to slow motorists.Road environment:
Good practice
road
173888Photo #173888The surface on this cycleway is superb. And it's 41km long!Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173708Photo #173708Don't attempt to cycle up or down here!Track:
Problem
track
173707Photo #173707Really poor cycle parking facilities at this ferry terminal. No enclosed waiting area for cyclists. And you're not allowed inside the terminal building with your bike.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173706Photo #173706Good entrance to this cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173705Photo #173705Good way of indicating that only motoring is blocked here.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
173704Photo #173704Priority ceded at the roundaboutCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173703Photo #173703Wonderful bidirectional cycleway in this French Town.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
172669Photo #172669Sheffield stands are easy to use by all. Unfortunately disabled access is restricted by a gate to the left. Disabled users have to call a number to access the castle.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking

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