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[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. A bollard blocks access to/from the outermost racks. See also: #167156, #167157

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. There are wheel benders in the background. There are Sheffields with good natural light (some under cover) and good natural surveillance. But the bollard blocks access to/from the ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Asda, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. The bollards are presumably intended to protect the Sheffields (racks) from motor vehicles accessing the space where I was standing to take this image. However, the ones at each en ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) at Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. There was no room for me to be able to reverse out without lifting my cycle. For a second view of this site se ... [more]

[Image taken 14.4.21] Sheffields (racks) in front of Boots and next to Greggs, Monks Cross, (Wigginton), York. The aisle (gap between the racks) is just 187cm wide. The racks on the other side were in use. Baskets on the front of cycles oft ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Library Square (Museum Street/Lendal Bridge), York. During covid-19 lockdowns, the previously safe and 'human-feeling' space in front of York Explore (library, cafe, events space) has become a de facto parking area. Po ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. Driver turning out of queueing traffic to travel on the wrong side of the road (the oncoming carriageway) into Marygate. See also: #167116

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. When there is queuing traffic towards Bootham Bar, some drivers heading for Marygate (perhaps the car park at the end) get impatient. They turn out of the queue and drive on the wrong side of the road in ... [more]

[Image taken 13.4.21] Bootham, York. This skip 'shelters' two or three cars. There are double yellows but I don't know the rules governing their use here. See also #167114.

[Image taken 13.4.21] A skip on Bootham, junction with Marygate, York. Bootham has queueing or oncoming motor traffic for much of the day/evening. The vehicles reduce the road space. The skip been here for months. It has no flashing lights. ... [more]

[Image taken 12.4.21] Rawcliffe Bar, York, Park and Ride. See also (this location): #167104. For issues at the ladies loos at York station see: #166524

Update: An email from City of York Council dated 13.4.21 says: "We are working with First to open the toilets for longer. These toilets have been vandalised on numerous occasions. First did not have the capacity to have someone up at the s ... [more]

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Old images on the back of the M&S building lift an unloved area. See also: #167102. (Hoardings overview): #165189

[Image taken 12.4.21] Shambles Market, York. Not sure if this and its companion are true hoardings or simply historic photos of street scenes on a window. But they do show how imagery provides interest, and improves a scruffy area and makes ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] This Winther Cargoo extends around 119cm in front of the Sheffield and around 28cm behind it. The Sheffield is 75cm long. See also: #167038. All cycles need turning space for the owner to be able to move them in and out ... [more]

[Image taken 10.4.21] With 120cm between them, the Sheffield stands on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York are practically and accessibly spaced. The Winther Cargoo (see also: #167039) extends 28cm beyond the rack at the back. See: #167037 ... [more]

[Image taken 10.4.21] Sheffield stands in use on Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park, York. This Cargoo cycle shows how much space different designs of cycle require around them. For other comparative cycle dimensions see: (unadapted cycle): #16 ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Butcher Terrace, York. These Sheffields are at the entrance to Rowntree Park and among the green spaces at this end of the Millennium Bridge. So they are where they are useful. They are easy to find. They are clearly re ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The black box on the right has been installed too close to the Sheffields. 25cm is insufficient for a cycle to be positioned such that it is supported. For comparative dimensions see (unadapted cy ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The information totem (installed early 2021) blocks easy, convenient access to/from the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands for all but fit, thin people who are wider at the shoulders than below wheel ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The driver of a Travelodge vehicle avoids loading taking place on the left but uses the contraflow cycle lane to do so. At the junction, a metre further up, the driver turns right (not shown) and t ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Early green for cyclists in York. It's on Skeldergate in the direction of North Street (junction with Micklegate and Bridge Street). There's also one on the other side of this junction ie in this direction. Drivers seem ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Marygate car park York. Sheffields partially blocked. Work seems to have stopped for the timebeing but the barriers remain. There's still no shortage of other space in the car park for siting the materials store. You ca ... [more]

[Image taken 3.2.20] Lidl, James Street, York. The Sheffield (racks) are easy to find, recognise as cycle parking and access. They are under cover. They are in a well lit location. You do not need to cross road to move between them and the ... [more]

[Image taken 9.4.21] Butcher Terrace/TerryAve/Rowntree Park/Millennium Bridge, York. A Winther Cargoo cargo bike shackled to a Sheffield (and two tiny cycles). See also: #167015

[Image taken 9.4.21] Sheffields at Butcher Terrace/Terry Ave/Rowntree Park/Millennium Bridge, York. A Winther Cargoo cargo bike shackled (see: #167016) to a Sheffield rack and two kids' cycles. These Sheffields are 120cm apart. Excellent pr ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] The locations of the Tier scooter bays, the Sheffields, and the road (Tanner Row) on Rougier Street, York. (See also: #166751, #166752, #166753, #166754, #166755, #166756)

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For these Sheffields, the gap between the rack and the road is 125cm. See: #166755 and #166754

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. For some Sheffields at this location, the gap between the rack and the road is just 104cm. See also: #166754, #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The paved area narrows from one end of the racks to the other. The gap between the rack and the road is 104cm at its narrowest point and 125cm at the widest. See: #166755 and: #166756

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. There is just 121cm between the racks and the scooter bays. This is the corridor (access to /from) between the racks and the scooters. It needs to accommodate someone wheeling a cycle if they can d ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Three scooters are squeezed longwise into the bays further reducing the space for accessing the Sheffield racks and getting a cycle into/out of them this side. You can see how they block access to ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. Access to the cycle parking is too tight - even for a tall man who is able-bodied and wheeling an unadapted, unadorned cycle. See also: #166752, #166753

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rougier Street, York. The new wayfinding/information totem is too close to the cycle parking.

[Image taken 4.4.21] Tower Gardens, Tower Street, York. This Babboe is around 236cm long and around 85cm wide. Many people in York use longer and wider cycles (including trailers: #164541, #166522, #164845) to transport children, animals, s ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Tower Gardens, Tower Street, York. This is a Babboe. It is around 236cm long and around 85cm wide. There is space at this location for wider and longer machines. I'd like to see something like the initiative at the Univ ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. This is my cycle. It has front and rear panniers (bike bags). The front ones remain on it because they carry my locks. They make my cycle 72cm wide as a minimum. (There is spac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. An example of an as ‘unadorned’, unadapted cycle as you get. And rare in York. But it still takes up 170cm: 60cm in front of the rack and 40cm behind. (The rack – of the ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Outside York Explore, Museum Street, York. The spacing in front of the racks is 69cm. 70cm is the minimum recommended (LTN 1/20). This would be inadequate for some machines eg: #166521 Compare the space here with that i ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] There are banks of Sheffields in Rowntree Park, York and close to the entrances. They are well used. These are close to the table tennis, the smaller of the two play areas, and the toilets (the brick building in the bac ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Near New Bridge Lane, York. This 'self service' noticeboard always looks well used. It is likely much cheaper to source, install and maintain than the glass fronted ones administered by the wards. I often stop and look ... [more]

[Image taken 4.4.21] Rowntree Park, York. Another family sharing locks and rack space. (See also: #166369)

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Two issues. Problem 1. The cycle parking is nowhere near the trolleys or the supermarket entrance/exit - see: #167030. Problem 2. The cycle parking is on a slope. I need both hands to load my c ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. On a slope or if racks are too close to an object, cycles can't stay upright and topple. This makes loading/unloading difficult. Here it means the cycle takes up more space between Sheffields t ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The racks are on a perceptible slope. My cycle slips and won't stay upright. (See also: #166690) For a further consequence of the slope see: #166691. For generic observations about the cycle pa ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. The large amount of space between the racks and the car parking means people can park longer cycles here. This cycle, for example, is 190cm long. At the widest point - the handlebars - it is ar ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Good access to the cycle parking from the car park (access route). The racks are not blocked by car parking spaces unlike at Aldi, Clifton Moor. The racks are flat-topped Sheffields, 70cm long. ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. Space (82cm) in front of the racks accommodates standard cycles easily. The racks are under cover, well lit and with lots of natural surveillance. See also: Asda Harrogate (good practice): #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Lidl, James Street, York. These are the design of racks known as Sheffields. These are 100cm apart - the minimum realistic spacing. See also: Lidl racks: #166686, #166687, #166688. Lidl racks slope issues: #166689, #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York. One Sheffield has been removed as a trial. There is now 115cm between the racks where the space between the remaining Sheffields is around 57cm. I think this is the reason two of the three cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] The Manager at Asda, Layerthorpe, York has responded quickly to my request for improved spacing between racks. He has already removed one Sheffield between two others. There is now 115cm between the racks. I could acces ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Clifton Backies, York. These signs (installed 2020) at Clifton Backies (https://cliftonbackies.org.uk/) are attractive and informative. I'd like to see a version at the cycle-ped-wheelchair entrance to New Earswick vill ... [more]

[Image taken 6.4.21] Clifton Backies, York. There are several of these in the Reserve. This one is at the entrance from Sutton Way. See also (Clifton Backies board): #166682 (New Earswick): #166666

[Image taken 6.7.19] New Earswick, York. There's signage away from this attractive village. There's nothing to tell you, you are in a place and that this place is New Earswick. There's no clue there are many reasons you might want New Earsw ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.19] New Earswick, York. New Earswick (https://www.jrht.org.uk/community/new-earswick-york, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Earswick) is a place. It has an interesting history. It's people-friendly. But there is no, 'Welco ... [more]

[Image taken 2.4.21] The original 'all non-motor users' route which runs through Marygate car park, York. It is alongside the Scarborough-York rail line. The too-tight space is further reduced by the plants that grow through the railings. O ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Tesco Extra, Clifton Moor, York. This toast rack (cycle parking) is well signposted. Alas the 'Toblerone'-designs don't support cycles. As a result many people use the railings around the trolley parks instead. See also ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Perimeter route of one of the Clifton Moor, York retail areas. This one with a Tesco Extra. There is no convenient, comfortable, accessible exit - ie no drop kerb - to the road network for people on cycles other than by ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Clifton Moor, York. The car park and access roads to/from the Tesco (and other outlets) has been resurfaced. The holes just before the crossing (and its access to another retail park, residential areas, pump tracks, NCN ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. The gap left for pedestrians is very narrow. There's no room to pass - even at pre-social distancing space requirements. It was tight on laden cycles. I am not certain a wheelchair could make it ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. Works are taking place where there is usually a toucan crossing. No provision at all has been provided for people who cycle. Yet this (Rawcliffe/Clifton) area has a standard-setting extensive ne ... [more]

[Image taken 1.4.21] Micklegate, York. Cycle racks? Scooter bays? Or wheely bin storage area? See also: #164327, #164328, #164329

[Image taken 31.3.21] Hurrah! A No vehicle idling sign. It's at a bus stop on Museum Street, York. Clutter be damned! Let's hope it's the first of very many. And that it leads to attitude and behaviour changes among all drivers, professiona ... [more]

[Image taken 21.3.21] At Tanner Row, near junction with Rougier Street, York, the hire scooter bays block access to the information totem. For all related issues and images see: #164846

[Image taken 27.2.21] The new Dyson handwashing facilities in York rail station. Do you steer them or wrestle them? Completely overdesigned and inappropriate for a place you get all ages, all levels of education, and people who are short of ... [more]

[Image taken 31.3.21] In February 2021, the ladies loos were relocated. The new handwashing facilities (from Dyson) are so unlike taps and dryers there are now posters to show how to use them. (If you need a video there's one on the Dyson w ... [more]

[Image taken 31.3.21] ASL on Micklegate, York, corner of George Hudson Street. For several years I've been asking for this ASL to be repainted. Contrast it with #166496. Could it not have been done at the same time? Drivers just don't see i ... [more]

[Image taken 31.3.21] Transporting an awning in a trailer on NCN65 near Rawcliffe Meadows, York. See also wider, longer 'York' cycles: #164845.

[Image taken 31.3.21] Tom's Bakfiets dwarfs his son's Ridgeback, Rowntree Park. See also (Tom): #166520 (Other wider cycles): #164845

[Image taken 16.2.20] Tom and son and coracle returning home after a paddle in a flooded Rowntree Park, York. See also (Tom): #166521 (Other wider cycles): #164845

[Image taken 30.3.21] Micklegate Bar, York. In February 2021, there was no access for people on cycles from Blossom Street or Queen Street. The Bar has reopened and the deep ASL has been repainted. (Bar closed see: #164583.) See also: #166 ... [more]

[Image taken 30.3.21] The gas works completed, Micklegate Bar, York is again open to people on cycles. (Closed Bar with misleading signage see: #164586.) Bar from other side see: #166496

[Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York towards the Minster (top left in photo). Riding this route on the previous day, I was the only vehicle on the road. I was able to smell the flowers. Sadly, that was a first as this route is usually c ... [more]

[Image taken 30.3.21] Station Road, York. Exit the railway station at this time of year and beyond the buses and the clutter, the banks of the city walls opposite are strikingly yellow. They also show up well after dark under the lights ill ... [more]

[Image taken 29.3.21] Racks in use in Marygate car park, York. After work had finished for the day, much of the building materials and equipment has been removed (presumably used) so is no longer obstructing the entire set of Sheffields. Se ... [more]

[Image taken 29.3.21] Metal caging (see: ) makes the left turn into the popup coned off covid-19 corridor through Marygate car park, York even tighter. The route ahead is the original. See also: #157644

[Image taken 29.3.21] Cyclist who’s ridden from Bootham Terrace, though the rail underpass, entering Marygate car park, York. The metal caging surrounds works for electric charging bays for motor vehicles. See also: #166371

[Image taken 29.3.21] Underpass between Bootham Terrace and Marygate Lane just metres from the cycle-pedestrian-E/hire-scooter (Tier), wheelchair route through Marygate car park. See also: #157641

[Image taken 29.3.21] Location of the cycle signage at Marygate car park, York. See also: #166418

[Image taken 29.3.21] Signage close to the underpass of the Scarborough rail line shows cycle routes through and destinations beyond Marygate car park, York. See also: #157641

[Image taken 29.3.21] Metal caging (see: ) makes the left turn into the popup coned-off covid-19 corridor through Marygate car park, York even tighter. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21] Marygate car park, York. This family (two adults, a child cycling independently and one on the back of the mother's cycle) had reached this sign #166382. With the route ahead blocked and no safe diversion route signed ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

[Image taken 28.3.21], Marygate car park, York. See also: #166371

Update 29.3.21 Today the route was no longer blocked see: #166417. [Image taken 28.3.21] Marygate car park, York. The route to/from the river (and walks) and Scarborough Bridge (wheelchair-accessible since early 2019) was blocked on Saturd ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21] Between 14.30 and 15.30, two residents counted people on Terry Avenue, York on a blustery but dry Sunday. The reason was to get a benchline ahead of the closure of the route for flood works at Clementhorpe (see also: # ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21] Rowntree Park, York. The two adult cycles have a lock around them. The two child cycles are not locked. Families need space to be able to put their cycles together. I believe 120cm should be the standard space between ... [more]

[Image taken 28.3.21] Rowntree Park, York. Adult cycle with child seat, plus child bike sharing one lock. Families share locks and therefore need space to be able to put their cycles together. 100cm spacing between the Sheffields enables th ... [more]

[Image taken 26.3.21] Rowntree Park, York. Transporting heavy, bulky loads such as bookshelves is possible with a bike and trailer. In this case, the owner was pushing her cycle. For a long rig being cycled see: #164539. For other longer, w ... [more]

[Image taken 23.3.21] Outside the central library in, York 3 typical wider cycles and therefore needing wider-spaced Sheffields (as available at this location) due to the permanently attached luggage: (l) rack with box, (c & r) rack with pa ... [more]

[Image taken: 26.3.21] Pond Garth, Palmer Street on the Hungate development, York. A family's cycles stored on a balcony. There is extensive cycle parking under the buildings. Is it simply too time-consuming to have to access the garages an ... [more]

[Image taken 26.3.21] Family from Dringhouses on The Stonebow, York. I stopped to ask about their experiences of cycling on York's bridges. They push their cycles over because drivers - including bus drivers - pass too closely. I believe Yo ... [more]

[Image taken 26.3.21] Marygate car park, York. Cycle parking blocked by machinery in action. See also: (blocked Sheffields) #166267, #165767, #165768, #165769; (Tier hire scooters and issues): #164663; (popup covid-19 corridor and issues): ... [more]

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