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170060Photo #170060Very poor quality cycle parking at Asda in Trafford ParkCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
170033Photo #170033An utterly pointless series of barriers rendered useless by the desire line to the left.

Stop installing this rubbish. If antisocial motorcycle use is an issue, that is for the police to deal with. And if the police don't have the resources, it's a political issue.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170032Photo #170032Other:
Infrastructure
general
169902Photo #169902Staircase down from School Lane to the TPT. There is an opportunity here to use the unused woodland to the west/left, to create a flat access track directly to School Lane. This would enable much easier access for all.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
169798Photo #169798Of course the road has no mud, but the narrow bypass for pedestrians and horses (the disabled are excluded) is full of mud.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
169765Photo #169765Desire line on the grass verge showing demand for a short section of pavement up to the TPT access point.Road environment:
Problem
road
169725Photo #169725Bus stop bypass. A nice feature.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
169724Photo #169724Ludicrous, pointless stupid barrier on a staircase.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
169723Photo #169723These barriers are to slow cyclists down near the bar. They're far too tight and a better solution might be to use sinusoidal speed humps.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
169671Photo #169671Useful modal filter in this Salford estate. Unfortunately many of the nearby paths have no dropped kerbs to access them.Road environment:
Good practice
road
169053Photo #169053Some nice ice-cream bikes.Other:
Event
general
169052Photo #169052Cycleway in Rome. Quite good although I haven't used it.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
169051Photo #169051Cycleway in Rome. Quite popular while I was there.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
169050Photo #169050Ghost bikes are everywhere in Rome :( There is a protected cycleway mere yards from this location, but it doesn't extend to this point.Road environment:
Problem
road
167746Photo #167746A lovely view but the towpath along this canal is dire for cycling.Track:
Problem
track
167745Photo #167745Superbly surfaced cycleway alongside the River LuneCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167744Photo #167744Superbly surfaced cycleway alongside the River LuneCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167743Photo #167743Superbly surfaced cycleway alongside the River LuneCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167742Photo #167742Superbly surfaced cycleway alongside the River LuneCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167314Photo #167314This apparently hand-made kerb will seriously hurt or kill somebody trying to cross it, especially while turning.

There are dropped kerbs nearby but people unfamiliar with the area will expect to turn normally into the road.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
167312Photo #167312Continuous footway = good. Ridiculous kerb transition at the junction = dangerous.

This will seriously hurt somebody turning across it.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
167310Photo #167310Two-lane crossing at a roundabout exit for the new link road. This is not good enough - it should be a single lane, and the speeds should be significantly lower. This is dangerous.Road environment:
Problem
road
167309Photo #167309Cycleway on the new link roadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
167306Photo #167306The new link road from the Giantswood Lane bridgeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
166574Photo #166574Very poor finish on the cycle gutter (which cannot be used anyway)Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
166573Photo #166573Bicycles do not fit in the sole lift provided on the north side of this bridge. This bridge likely infringes the Equality Act 2010.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
166572Photo #166572Staircase gutters too close to railings, so you cannot wheel a bicycle up or down.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
166571Photo #166571New cycleway connecting Thorley Lane to A555 and "cycling bridge"Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
166570Photo #166570The new bridge across the M56. Marked as bad practice because despite being a "cycling" bridge, you cannot cycle onto or off it.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
166569Photo #166569Temporary traffic calming on Broad WalkRoad environment:
Good practice
road
165541Photo #165541A very nice surface on this private road.Road environment:
Good practice
road
165540Photo #165540An old road repurposed as a cycleway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
165539Photo #165539New protected cycleway on New Chester Road. I prefer wands, but this is a little bit better than paint.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
165538Photo #165538Upgraded surface on the A580.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
165380Photo #165380Planters, funded under the first EATF scheme, have replaced the old inaccessible barriers here. A new surface has also been laid where necessary.

The result is that you can cycle straight through here without delay, as can disabled people.
Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
165170Photo #165170Sinusoidal speed humps are good, they don't cause much discomfort but if you go much too fast over them, they'll launch you out of the saddle.

A good way IMO to slow people down.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
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

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