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[Image taken 27.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #186175, #186206. No space again for my cycle in the racks today. Two spaces used by staff cycles - no racks, no luggage, no attachments. ... [more]

[Image taken 27.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context: #186175, #186206. Screwfix is coming out of this rather well. The fast response to my initial email, the keeping in contact with me and, a ... [more]

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Ah, this is what the Sheffield stands here used to look like pre-covid… Full. And with a variety of designs – ‘York’ cycles I call them - used for transporting goods and peop ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. Other image this issue here today and links: #186300.

[UPDATE: Reply from Screwfix 28.9.22 "the Property team...have advised that the area shown in the images you have kindly provided is within our demise. The potholes have already been reported by the Store to the Maintenance Team and they ha ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] How do you get a cycle into these spaces? The access between the supports and the hedge is just 74cm, there’s very little room to m ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. The supports are not long enough… you wheel a cycle into cycle parking (or reverse it) and you need space in front of or behind the wheel. If you don’t have an integral ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The racks in relation to the entrance to the retail outlet. They look straightforward to find, and practical to use. If only... Other ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186295.

[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Why does someone put cycle parking behind car parking? Why is it not picked up by planners that if there is motor vehicle parking in ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Five cycles using the racks at this DIY outlet today. The bollards protect: the cycles, the people on them, and the large manoeuvring s ... [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Wigginton Road, York. This sign has an exploded sandbag beneath it. The bag is not doing its job – holding the sign in situ. It is creating a skid hazard. Disappointing, after the one opposite was cleared up: #186086 ... [more]

[Image taken 24.9.22] St Andrewgate, York. A stashed or abandoned sign, and a sandbag. Signs left like this can become hazards or be used as tools to destroy property or as weapons. Sandbags can explode (see: #186293). The grit released is ... [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. In most existing guides, the minimum recommended space between supports is 100cm. CYC is now recommending 120cm – this accommodates more shapes of people, panniers, lift ... [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Other images here today: #186258, #186260. Approaching from off-road segregated cycle route alongside Clifton Moor Gate, the cycle parking is easy to find. It’s also eas ... [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. A rainy evening and I saw the covered cycle parking had a longer rig projecting from it. It was a Tagalong-style cycle trailer: a child size wheel ‘half’ cycle that at ... [more]

[Image taken 18.9.22] Hungate, Pound Lane, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] An exciting sight that made this area of the city look like somewhere in Denmark, Germany or the Netherlands ie where cargo cycles are commonplace. But ... [more]

Why cyclists don't use cycle lanes no.1,432,807

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The site looking west, and east: #186211. Other images here today and links #186206.

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The layout of the site looking east, and west: #186212. Other images here today and links #186206.

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Both the cycles in the shelter belong to staff. There is no room for customers' cycles. Not only are the supports to close together but there is ju ... [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The spaces between the supports are just 68cm wide. My cycle - without me next to it and without me pulling it towards me to be able to load up is ... [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The driver of the vehicle completely obstructing the entrance to the shop came in while I was in there. He was still in there while I was loading u ... [more]

[Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] In the around 10 minutes I was here today, this driver obstructed the entrance... as did this one: #186208. Such entitlement, such selfishness, is ... [more]

[More recent images - new problems but a positive meeting: #186340, #186341.] [Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Returning two days after I emailed the CEO of Screwfix: action. The d ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] NCN65, Butcher Terrace behind, Terry Avenue ahead left, the Millennium Bridge ahead, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The darker tarmac shows the route given up to motor traffic during Clementhorpe floodw ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Butcher Terrace end of the Millennium Bridge, Terry Avenue right, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Companion speed humps for non-motorised users to: #186190. Context and links: #186187.

[Image taken 15.9.22] NCN65, Butcher Terrace to the left, Terry Avenue ahead, the Millennium Bridge to the right, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Speed humps for non-motorised users. Can be physically painful for some people ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Millennium Bridge behind me, looking towards Butcher Terrace, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The image shows the route that this sign: #185661 and this one #185668 - discussion: #185186 – tell cyclist ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Millennium Bridge behind me, looking towards Butcher Terrace, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Route on the right is open again. Context: #185183. Grass seeds have been applied to the bare earth ahead lef ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Butcher Terrace looking towards the Millennium Bridge, York. The route on the left towards the riverside/Terry Avenue is open again. Context: #185183. CYC has missed a chance to bring the shared use path on the left up ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Biba House, 16 St Saviour's Place, York YO1 7PJ. Context and links: #186185.

[Image taken 15.9.22] Biba House, 16 St Saviour's Place, York YO1 7PJ. The entrance to the car- and cycle-parking for this residential development is on Aldwark. This means the cycle parking is visible to a great many people. Which must mak ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Foss Islands Path, bridge over Huntington Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] For as long as I can remember riding over the metal plate causes a very loud bang. The unexpected noise is at odds with the ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Foss Islands Path, bridge over Huntington Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There is now a visible ‘step’ in the height of the concrete. Either this defect or the one in #186176 has caused me to n ... [more]

[Image taken 15.9.22] Foss Islands Path, bridge over Huntington Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The Foss Islands Path is very popular with the full range of non-motorised user. Justifiably. It links places people live, s ... [more]

[UPDATE: See #186206] [Image taken 15.9.22] Screwfix, James Street. York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Boxed in by the drivers of: the dark vehicle on the far side of the cycle shelter (is that even intended for people to park on ... [more]

[Image taken 14.9.22] Bootham, York. An American with Swedish heritage whose husband works in Aberdeen and Cambridge. They visit York often. Her cycle? One of the Bromptons the hotel lends guests. We love the hotel, she said. Which hotel? N ... [more]

[Image taken 14.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] As I cycled into the car park, I saw the rider of this folder head for the EV charging bays. I followed him. He explained you can use the bays for a ma ... [more]

[Image taken 14.9.22] Bootham, York. Context: #186050, #186051, #186052, (extended caption) #186053, #186054, #186054. This junction is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route improvements scheme (see: #172109) and the pr ... [more]

[More recent image here: #186206.] [Image taken 14.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Positives: 1. There is cycle parking. 2. The cycle parking is covered. 3. The cycle parking is very close to the ... [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Library Square, York. It had started to rain. Hard. The padding on this child seat was sodden. The rest of the seat was wet too. A reason for installing covered cycle parking wherever possible. This is particularly imp ... [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. The trailer is a minimum of 84cm wide. And that's when it is not moving. In use it will require more space. And a great deal more when turning. Context and link: #186149. As I was taking the mea ... [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. I (still) don't know if the two Sheffields at right angles to the run of racks are/were intended to be used for cycle parking but they work for longer rigs. The cycle plus trailer is 280cm long. ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 21.9.22 an email from CYC said: "They will not be removed as they are needed to prevent unauthorised vehicle access to the pedestrian/cycle route."] [Image taken 10.9.22] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end), Yor ... [more]

[Image taken 10.9.22] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The shared use route is not yet fully open. Context and links: #186099.

[Image taken 10.9.22] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end), York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The route is slowly reopening after the Clementhorpe flood works (context and links: #164634). But why has CYC not ta ... [more]

[Image taken 10.9.22] Deangate, York. Four Tier hire cycles all but fill the onstreet public racks. Overview Tiers: #164663. Other images today: #186099, #186100, #186101.

[Image taken 8.9.22] Wigginton Road, York. Context and links: #186084. The pavement is unusable due to the combination of surface water on a path obstructed by uncut foliage and a cone.

[UPDATE: First the sign, then the sand disappeared. I hope the latter was cleared up by humans rather than dispersed by wind, rain and/or the movement of people over it. But another instance has appeared on the opposite corner: #186293.] Im ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Wigginton Road, York. Large - very long - vehicles come in and out of here. They can take some time to be able to exit onto Wigginton Road. While they wait they obstruct the dropped kerbs. The ones that turn in do so fa ... [more]

[UPDATE: The Latimer Community Liasion Manager for the North replied: "Rest assured I will contact Henry Boot and Mcanns Construction, I will endeavour to get these issues resolved asap. I will liaise with contractors regarding access and e ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. The pedestrian crossing over Bootham has been retained. The hatching is part of a cycle-specific crossing: #186051, #186052. Though I think people on foot exiting the route from the former Bootham Park Ho ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Two clear stop lights and a new and capacious ASL. This is a pedestrian crossing and… the eastern end (looking west towards Clifton Green) of the extended junction that is part of the Scarborough Bridge ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186050. This driver had turned right out of St Mary’s. S/he stopped at the red light. But there is only one for people in this direction here. So perhaps anyone coming out of that ro ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186051. Looking ahead to St Mary’s – the continuation of the Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park cycle route in the direction of the rail station. The cycle specific lights are not ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Context and links: #186050. The planned exit from the former Bootham Park Hospital – see also: #186052. Note the cobbles. The cyclist’s eye view of the junction looking east (towards Bootham Bar). The ... [more]

NOTE: Later image of this junction that illustrates the seeming problem of timings and design that seem to put crossing users: cyclist and pedestrians, but also road users, at risk: #186158. [Image taken 8.9.22] Bootham, York. Part of the S ... [more]

Image taken 8.9.22] Deangate, York. A Tern (www.ternbicycles.com/uk) with - possibly bespoke weather protection for the child seat. Compare with this ad hoc but perhaps no less effective arrangement: #186026. A folding box has been fixed to ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Aldwark junction with St Andrewgate, York. [Context: #185182] As I came to caption this image an update arrived from CYC: "The current status of your report is: unresolved. We’re currently coordinating resources so we ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Coppergate (Nessgate/Clifford Street end), York. I saw the new markings/the moved planter (context and links: #186045). I thought, The new markings are freshly painted and therefore very visible. They will stop motorist ... [more]

[Image taken 8.9.22] Coppergate (Nessgate/Clifford Street end), York. Closeup of the markings. Context and links: #186045.

[Image taken 8.9.22] Coppergate (Nessgate/Clifford Street end), York. Context: #180531. The planter has been moved across towards the island. This means the gap to the right of it is too narrow for people on cycles to enter by. However, for ... [more]

[Image taken 7.9.22] Blake Street, York. There's so much to remember when lobbying for cycle parking or improvements. I try to remember the importance of it being under cover. For the children and the parents that use child seats... The sea ... [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Rawcliffe, at the rec, near St Mark's Grove, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Tier hire e-cycle. Tier hire e-scooters. Overview and links: #186008. Other image today and links: #186002.

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, close to car park on Water Lane/Woodland Chase, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] Context: #186006. Other image here today and links: #186002. Cycle wheel in one of th ... [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, close to car park on Water Lane/Woodland Chase, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] The danger the damage constitutes here is exacerbated by it being in the centre of th ... [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] My cycle showing how far in my wheel goes in this crevasse (see: #186004). Other image here today and links: #186002.

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] There is an additional hazard here – a difference of 3cm in height between the two sides of the damage: 7cm and 10cm. The width of ... [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] I was taking a photo of damage nearby when I heard a shout and brakes. This cyclist just rescued himself from this crevasse. It was i ... [more]

[Image taken 6.9.22] Clifton Backies, York. [Note: No street view at this location. Location approximate.] The crevasse is 5cm wide and 6cm deep in places. The Backies is a nature reserve (www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/588/clifton-backie ... [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. Plus points: the box for cycle parking has been checked. The racks are close to the entrance and easy to find. They are overlooked which might help keep cycles safe particularly those of ... [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. As I stood taking photos, a staff member cycled up. He used the end space because his cycle would not fit anywhere else. End spaces (see: #183749) ought to be marked for family/disabled ... [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Burger King, Clifton Moor, York. This branch of Burger King burnt down. (Link to newspaper report: #174310.) It is a drive thru. It has been rebuilt. It has toastrack Sheffields by way of cycle parking. This is the wors ... [more]

[Image taken 5.9.22] Rawcliffe Country Park/Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context and links: #185997. Same problem Clifton Backies: #186002.

[Image taken 5.9.22] Rawcliffe Country Park/Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [Note; No street view at this location.] The dry weather is causing ravines to open up in our motor traffic-free routes. This one is 7cm across at this point and 8 ... [more]

[Image taken 2.9.22] Home Bargains, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. There are no cycle racks at the Food Warehouse (see: #185879) or Smyths (see: #185880). There is no signage telling customers there is cycle parking. There are no signs direct ... [more]

[UPDATE: CBRE, the estate managing agent, responded: "We have again looked into this matter. CBRE’s H&S auditor advises there are no government regulations for cycle storage racks, but guidance as per your email. I appreciate your comment ... [more]

[Image taken 2.9.22] Home Bargains, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. I returned today. I found - just - four Sheffield stands (cycle racks) but was unable to use them as the usable spaces were full. Could they be the 'staff provision' too? The ... [more]

[Newer images: 2.9.22: #185920, #185921, #185922] [Image taken 31.8.22] Home Bargains, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. Home Bargains (https://corporate.homebargains.co.uk/) used to be a ToysRUs. There used to be Sheffield stands (cycleparking ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.22] Smyths, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. There's room for a display of garden play equipment in an enclosure and a basketball net on a stand. There are two covered trolley parks. But no cycle parking. Other image here toda ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.22] Smyths, the Food Warehouse, Clifton Moor/Rawclife, York. No cycle parking despite there being excellent traffic-free routes to/from/around here and residential areas close by. Oh, and Smyths is a toy shop... There's al ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.22] St Andrewgate, York. Two vehicles obstruct the bollards. I could just squeeze through the gap. (One of my panniers was empty, the other was not full.) But the drivers have stopped on double yellows and are obstructing ... [more]

[Image taken 31.8.22] Library Square, York. I’ve seen a leather strap on a downtube like this once before. That owner explained it helped him lift/carry the cycle, up steps and on to trains, for example. This cycle has an open frame. It a ... [more]

[Image taken 30.8.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. (NOTE: The cyclist was posing as the focus of my image. The point is the vehicle on the pavement behind.) A regular problem... drivers parking on pavements. School summer holidays are nearly o ... [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185804. A Homesense employee helps the customer load his purchase. Thereby condoning the parking on the cycle circuit.

[Image taken 27.8.22] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington/York. Context: #185277. A Homesense customer parks on the cycle circuit while he goes into the shop. A cyclist (also a retail park customer) has to leave what should be ... [more]

[Image taken 27.8.22] Looking towards New Lane from the shared use route to/from the bus station, Huntington/York. Context: #183650. Other image today and links: #185802.

[Image taken 27.8.22] Boyes, Goodramgate, York. No room at the racks. The owner of the freestanding cycle was unable to park. He is therefore 'bike sitting' rather than accompanying his partner, and shopping in Boyes (www.boyes.co.uk/york-e ... [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. This is a York barrier. My front panniers came off as I tried to pass through. Then I stuck fast. My pedal is wedged against the lower part of this obstruction. It took to-ing and fro-ing and lif ... [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Narrow, overgrown, rough, uneven... Other image here today and links: #185797.

[Image taken 26.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Clear signposting. Needs distances though. It is categorically a cycle route. But see: #185798, #185799. Problems with the Backies route: #185794. Other i ... [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] York. The racks are too close to the wall. I had full panniers. I could not get my cycle far enough in to securely and reliably lean it against the racks. (The luggage was too heavy to take off and carry inside. But it ... [more]

[Image taken 26.8.22] Yorvik Gillygate Practice, [www.jorvikgillygatepractice.co.uk/] Woolpack House, St Saviour's Place, York. The racks are too close together. Other images of a problem with this parking today: #185796. Other images today ... [more]

[More recent image this problem here and links: #186002] [Image taken 24.8.22] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location. Position approximate.] The drought is taking a toll on all the traffic-free non-road routes around ... [more]

[Image taken 23.8.22] Library Square, Museum Street/Lendal Bridge, York. Two Tier e-cycles (overview #164663) obstruct Sheffields but do not use them. The cycle parking here is hugely in demand: from people visiting the library to those wal ... [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] James Street, York. This 'cycle lane' sign has bothered me for a while so today I stopped to take an image. It's ambiguous at best. Or is it wrong? Is it directing people to turn left along the Foss Islands Path (NCN65 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Monks Cross retail centre, Huntington/York. Well used cycle parking... But two motorcyclists arrived as I was leaving. They drove from the corner over this area. One is obstructing the cycle parking. Related image toda ... [more]

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