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104222Photo #104222Very poor surface throughout this track.Track:
Problem
track
104221Photo #104221Another loss of priority to a road used by very few vehicles. The cycle lane should continue straight across here, and cars be forced to give way.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104194Photo #104194This lane is inadequate as motorists regularly encroach on it as they round the corner. A simple bollard on the corner would solve this immediately.Road environment:
Problem
road
104193Photo #104193A protected bypass has been built here, although it might have been better if it remained protected the closer one gets to the bridge (see the photo on the corner).Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104192Photo #104192An excellent example of how to build a safe environment for all. This design is used on the north side of the bridge too.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104181Photo #104181A new ramp down to the new cycle track alongside the A555. This is a good surface and is well signposted.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104180Photo #104180A new section of cycle path alongside the A555. The surface is high quality and it's quite wide (there's a big deep ditch to the right that restricts it).Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104179Photo #104179Bollards don't need to be ugly. These bollards are disguised as novelty pencils outside Ludworth Primary School.Road environment:
Good practice
road
104133Photo #104133I'm not sure what the legal status of this route is but you can open the gate to reach the quieter service road. This is a useful shortcut if you're headed west, toward Lymn.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
104132Photo #104132The paint to the left shows where the old "cycle path" began, leaving the carriageway. The footpath on the right is in terrible condition and does not improve the further north one walks.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
104131Photo #104131This crossing is unsignalled and traffic speeds are high. Great care needs to be taken crossing road.Other:
Problem
general
104130Photo #104130This gate needs to be replaced, preferably removed, so people can walk and cycle without obstruction.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104129Photo #104129A nice wide cycleway here.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
104128Photo #104128This gate could be improved but fits a standard bicycle easily.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
104126Photo #104126Yarwoodhead Lane forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.

There is almost no traffic whatsoever on this road.
Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
104125Photo #104125The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
104124Photo #104124The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
104123Photo #104123Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.Road environment:
Problem
road
104122Photo #104122Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.Road environment:
Problem
road
104114Photo #104114Cycle crossings alongside the new A555 bypass. Not yet complete in this picture.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104113Photo #104113Cycle route continues west between the highway and a sports ground. I suspect the land behind the fence will soon become overgrown.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104112Photo #104112The cycle path leaves the main highway and continues west toward Woodford Road.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104111Photo #104111High quality shared cycle path alongside the new bypass. It is a little on the narrow side but there aren't that many pedestrians or cyclists here.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104110Photo #104110High quality access ramp to the cycle path along the new bypass.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104109Photo #104109An example of an angled kerb used to gain access across a footway, rather than dropping the footway to road level. This is much better for pedestrians, who have a more level surface to walk across, and makes it less likely that they will feel as though they have to give way to vehicles crossing it.Road environment:
Good practice
road
104108Photo #104108One of the consequences of installing barriers like this is severe degradation of the surface. I'd prefer the barrier to be removed completely, but a simple solution is a couple of bags of gravel.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104106Photo #104106Two junctions with light traffic that force cyclists to cede priority. Why is this the case? There is enough space to make motorists wait for pedestrians and cyclists to cross. The result is unnecessary conflict. It's worth noting that before this junction was modified, the cycle track formed part of the carriageway - and the side roads gave way to that carriageway. But now that motorists cannot use it, they get priority over it?Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104105Photo #104105Here priority is taken away from the cycle track and given over to a road that sees little to no traffic. This is pointless and dangerous - motorists should be expected to wait for cyclists before crossing the cycleway. The signage is confusing - cyclists give way to motorists giving way? Who goes first?Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104104Photo #104104Dashed lines across the carriageway might help here, but give way markings are needed before the tactile paving so cyclists aren't tempted to wander into the carriageway. The surface here is loose, the turns are tight, this could lead to people slipping.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104103Photo #104103Priority taken away from the cycle path and given to a petrol station that is closed, and a hotel that sees low traffic levels. Both these are entrances to private property. Priority should remain with the cycle path.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104102Photo #104102Priority given over to a side road that serves only one property. This is utterly pointless in a location that sees very low level of traffic. Priority should be given to walking and cycling here.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104088Photo #104088As on the south side of the railway, barriers here encourage the growth of weeds that eventually make the path too narrow to be shared. The barriers should be removed, the overgrowth eliminated, and the path restored to the full width of this route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104087Photo #104087A good surface on this railway bridge. This route is very popular with pedestrians and cyclists, despite the barriers on either side.Other:
Good practice
general
104086Photo #104086A barrier encourages the growth of weeds on this approach to a walking/cycling bridge over the railway. These should be removed and replaced with a simple, single bollard.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104055Photo #104055The TPT in typically fine form.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
104054Photo #104054This bridge could form part of a useful quick link between the estates on either side, if only it had a good surface. The surface on the approach roads also needs significant work.Track:
Problem
track
104053Photo #104053Zero maintenance here has caused the path to become completely overgrown.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104002Photo #104002Extremely poor surface on this road, with very deep potholes and poor lighting.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
104001Photo #104001I'm not sure why the path is laid out this way but why can't we just cycle in a straight line, rather than have to weave through these obstructions?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104000Photo #104000An unreasonable layout here, probably due to the large gates. The path should be straight across, to avoid making these awkward turns.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103999Photo #103999Extremely narrow footway here is a safety issue, two cyclists cannot pass easily. Also, the low sun at evening time flickers through the fencing, which is a huge distraction.Other:
Problem
general
103961Photo #103961Redesigning this junction to prioritise walking and cycling would help create a quiet alternative to the A56 Manchester Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103949Photo #103949A dangerous toucan crossing near Saddle junction. The button on the right controls the first carriageway, but you have to stop in the island and press another button to stop traffic in the other carriageway. The crossing looks as though the button controls traffic from both directions. Someone will be killed here if this is not fixed. The button should stop ALL traffic.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
103937Photo #103937New protected infrastructure under construction in Wigan.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
103936Photo #103936Pointless barrier on this former railway. The area is littered with rubbish like this.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103931Photo #103931Visit the new Krypton Factor studios in Dunham to find a series of fiendishly difficult barriers to cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103914Photo #103914The path here is being improved (this is not the final surface), but a new drainage system has stopped it from being permanently flooded. The route from Ringley Road to Nob End will, shortly, be completely rideable.Track:
Good practice
track
103856Photo #103856An upgraded surface here (camera right, looking northwest), would enable a safe means of crossing the motorway and getting to the Bridgewater Circle.Track:
Problem
track
103855Photo #103855Potential for a continuous route here, enabling cycling on quiet roads between Carrington and Woodsend. Two footways required, with a central cycleway. There is enough space for this.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103854Photo #103854Potential for a good route from Carrington to Woodsend, this section would benefit from extended footways either side (there is space for this) and a central cycleway straight through.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103853Photo #103853Potential for a good route here between Carrington and Woodsend, quiet streets.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103852Photo #103852Potential route through here, needs obstructions removing and surface treating. Potential for slight widening by taking some of the allotment land.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103851Photo #103851A useful link south currently made illegal by the signage. Potential for slight widening by removing a metre of the allotment land, although there's enough room anyway.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
103850Photo #103850Potentially useful link (moreso for pedestrians I think) westwards.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103849Photo #103849A potential route to Pennybridge Lane? Needs vegetation cutting back, barriers removing.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103848Photo #103848A potential short link to Balmoral Road? This route is streetlit.Other:
Infrastructure
general
103847Photo #103847Ridiculous obstructions that should be removed. The bollards should be replaced with something spaced further apart, so larger bicycles and tricycles can pass.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103846Photo #103846Very minor work required here to improve access from the street, to Pennylane Bridge.Track:
Misc
track
103845Photo #103845Decent wide surface here, but it narrows as it heads to Higher Road. Could do with being widened to full extent of highway.Track:
Problem
track
103844Photo #103844A poor quality exit from the bridge onto Railway Road. Should be a raised crossing with ped/cyclist priority. The current layout encourages collisions between pedestrians and cyclists.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103843Photo #103843Potential route across the railway bridge, between Higher and Railway Roads.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103842Photo #103842Very good potential route between Winchester and Canterbury Roads.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103841Photo #103841Potential cycle route to Lostock Road.General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
103840Photo #103840Potential exit onto Lostock Road, for a cycle route.General sign/notice:
Misc
signs
103838Photo #103838Part of the Lostock Road 1930s cycleway, in a very sorry state and blocked by illegally-parked vehicles.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
103837Photo #103837A potential route to the Trafford Centre, needs a slightly wider track.Track:
Misc
track
103836Photo #103836A potential cycling route across Davyhulme Park to the Trafford Centre.Track:
Misc
track
103835Photo #103835A good path that needs clearing of debris and cutting back of overgrowth (which blocks the streetlights)Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
103834Photo #103834School run traffic on this otherwise quiet residential street, which would form part of an excellent route from Carrington to Woodsend.Congestion:
Problem
congestion
103531Photo #103531New compacted "centrak" surface makes this formerly impassible towpath now cycleable.Track:
Good practice
track
103530Photo #103530A new compacted surface and relaid setts makes this arm of the canal now easily cycleable.Track:
Good practice
track
103397Photo #103397Utterly pointless cycle barriers. No reason for them to be here. Visibility is good, there won't be a speed issue on the bridge given the approaches, so the only reason I can think that money has been wasted here is to prevent motorcycle access. Don't we have a police force to deal with illegal road use?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102744Photo #102744A good solid surface here and quite smooth too. A bit narrow perhaps but it's perfectly usable. Needs sweeping and cleaning though.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102741Photo #102741Welcome to the National Cycle Network. Please leave your bicycle at home and bring a helicopter!

How on earth do Sustrans justify crap like this?
Track:
Problem
track
102728Photo #10272817 vehicles (I counted) obstructing the cycleway along the Mile Road, courtesy of SHB Vehicle Hire.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102726Photo #102726A high quality restoration of the listed Lumb Viaduct.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101627Photo #101627Cycle parking at the hospitalCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101612Photo #101612Pointless obstructions. Most of the users here are on the cycle route, so why do they have to give way to the odd rare bus using the adjoining road?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101611Photo #101611More pointless anti-cycling furnitureObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101610Photo #101610Perhaps someone at the council has a business making these barriers?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101609Photo #101609Yet more stupid obstructions on this route. Why are they here? Why not use bollards of the type seen behind the kissing gate?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101608Photo #101608More ridiculous obstructions along this otherwise good cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101607Photo #101607A pointless obstruction on one of the poorer parts of this cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101606Photo #101606Good surface on this route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101605Photo #101605There are a few slightly bumpy bits but generally this is an excellent route between Tottington and Bury. The existing barriers have been partially removed.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101604Photo #101604Silly barriers blocking access to the cycle path. Utterly pointless.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101310Photo #101310The criminally underused Daisyfield Greenway, the surface throughout is superb but at the moment, it doesn't really connect very well west of here. Hopefully it will be linked up properly to the new cycleway that leads to Bolton. A link exists through a few streets, but a short section of new cycleway behind those streets would make it far more useful.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101309Photo #101309This access road used to be a very rough, potholed gravel track. It is now a lovely smooth asphalt surface, perfect for cycling.Other:
Good practice
general
101308Photo #101308A dirty (due to construction) but very smooth new cycleway. Behind the photographer the cycleway toward Hardman St is not yet complete.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101307Photo #101307Panoramic view of the route the new cycleway takes across this existing bridge. At the top left you can just about see two metal fence sections - these are to slow cyclists approaching the steep curve, and seem spaced adequately to allow most cycles through.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101306Photo #101306Beautiful surface on the new cycleway. Note the gravel on either side, which may be to reduce overgrowth?Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101305Photo #101305A very smooth surface across an existing bridge, leading onto Buckingham Drive. Very well done.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101304Photo #101304A new cycleway between North Radcliffe and Bury. Very smooth surface, no silly barriers, these bollards are perfect.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
100289Photo #100289A rare photograph of a family of wild Sheffield Stands.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
98914Photo #98914There's something to be said about the cycle parking provision when cyclists would rather use the much more secure and safe handrail. You can see the parking in the distance - you can't secure the whole bike to those useless things.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
97729Photo #97729Recent roadworks here have exposed just how much of the footway is covered in overgrowth. It gets worse the further south you go, so you're walking/cycling alongside HGVs doing 50mph only inches from you. It's very scary. Cheshire East Council fixed the footway near Linnards Lane, so perhaps they can also fix this?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
97055Photo #97055Zero drainage on this section of the "National Cycle Network", otherwise known as the "local boating network"Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
96837Photo #96837Nice wide track here making it safe to cycle around this corner. It used to be very slippery and rutted here.Track:
Good practice
track
96836Photo #96836New track surface through the breached section of the canal.Track:
Good practice
track
96835Photo #96835Cyclists once had to dismount here if travelling east, but now the track has been raised to meet the coping stones.Track:
Good practice
track

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