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All photos in & around York

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37785Photo #37785York's riverside route under Clifton bridge - unpaved short-cut ahead, paved route looping to the leftCycleway:
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cycleways
73880Photo #73880York station decorated for the 2014 Tour de FranceBicycle:
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bicycles
52955Photo #52955York Station cycle facilities informationGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
89374Photo #89374York St John University - I presume 'pedestrian entrance' means 'pedestrian and cycle'?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
90871Photo #90871York Minster (and an ASL with left turn cycle lane)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
97876Photo #97876York MinsterCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
89393Photo #89393York fixes its streets. Cambridgeshire does not.General sign/notice:
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signs
20113Photo #20113York CTC rally - minster ride June 2008

Location:, York (England, United Kingdom)

Now that's what I call a 'critical mass'!!
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97877Photo #97877YorkRoad environment:
Good practice
road
97878Photo #97878YorkRoad environment:
Good practice
road
97885Photo #97885YorkRoad environment:
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road
97886Photo #97886YorkCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
97892Photo #97892YorkCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
59135Photo #59135Yellow bikes are appearing all along the route of the Tour de France 2104 in YorkshireOther:
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97874Photo #97874Women’s cycle shop.Bike shop:
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bikeshops
43934Photo #43934Why should cyclists dismount? It's a road! (it's unclear whether there's a cycle bypass to the left of the No Entry sign in the mid-distance)General sign/notice:
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90858Photo #90858Why on earth is there an End of Route sign so far from the road on NCN route 65?General sign/notice:
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signs
60256Photo #60256Where are cyclists meant to go here? Right on to the road or left on the footway?Cycleway:
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cycleways
167785Photo #167785wheeled in - there is an insufficient turning circle to bring the rear wheel in. The cycle will have to be lifted or dragged. Even if possible, for some people - including this resident - such manoeuvring is painful and can have consequences. All images showing this person accessing the racks here today: #167774. See also: all issues here: #164846 and links, Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
31436Photo #31436What's gahn on here like? Bit short? Surely.Cycleway:
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cycleways
44001Photo #44001Well-used cycle parking and two-tier parking being installed on York stationCycle parking:
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cycleparking
90337Photo #90337Well-spaced Sheffield stands at the National Railway Museum, thanks to dogged work by a local campaigner.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
90338Photo #90338Well-spaced Sheffield stands at the National Railway Museum, thanks to dogged work by a local campaigner.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
90804Photo #90804Weird - this traffic light has an advanced cyclist phase Monday to Friday only. Why turn it off at weekends and cause confusion? (With a stylish trike and rider attending the York rally.)Road environment:
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90844Photo #90844Warning sign at York racecourseGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
32721Photo #32721Waiting for the off - cyclist waiting to cross York racecourse.Cycleway:
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73813Photo #73813View of the Foss Island cycle routeCycleway:
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cycleways
116117Photo #116117Very obstructive barrier, difficult for all users.Cycleway:
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cycleways
36891Photo #36891Various notices (in the window too) about cyclists not taking bikes into the ticket office at York station and these stands being only for short-term use while buying tickets - what a lot of fuss!General sign/notice:
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169470Photo #169470USER COUNT 17.9.21 Delayed due to the diversion for works related to the EV bays. 17.00-17.30. T shirt-weather warm. Schools open. People feeling free-er and using public transport including for commuting. A good mix of ages and modes including a skateboarder and a wheelchair user.
COUNT RESULT: 167 people passed over the space at the bottom of this image.
USER COUNT 5.8.21 Schools had already broken up for summer holidays. England had moved to Step 4 www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do including "whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government would expect and recommend a gradual return over the summer". There was no access to/from the riverside here due to temporary closure for floodworks. Rain was forecast and it was already drizzling at 17.00. Very heavy rain from 17.15 for 10 minutes. RESULT: In 30 minutes 129 people passed over the space at the bottom of the steeper slope. USER COUNT 8.7.21: Note we were still in Stage three of the UK government's roadmap.
COUNT RESULT: 143 people passed over the space. There were noticeably far fewer pupils/children this time. [Note added 4.8.21: The low pupil count can be at least partly explained by the count being done on the penultimate day of the summer term of St Peter's School, Bootham. It may have been the case for the other school on Bootham too.] Hot. Sunny. NOTE added 8.6.21: Near the cycle-ped-wheelchair path to check on this: #169953 I decided to do a user count. Unlike when this image was taken the weather was warm and sunny.
USER COUNT 8.6.21: Note we were in Stage three of the UK government's roadmap "You should continue to work from home if you can" so there were likely far far fewer commuters than pre-covid. Plus although indoor attractions (eg the National Railway Museum) etc were open it was timed slots only. Such restrictions likely reduce the number of people using the railway bridge. Between 17.00 and 17.30 I stood just beyond where the yellow sign (no longer in situ) is in the image. I counted all the people coming from the direction of behind the camera and using the slope the bottom of which is shown on the right in the image, and all the people who descended that slope and turned towards the position of the camera. This was: a) all the people accessing Scarborough Bridge via the path between the car park and the York-Scarborough rail line, or b) coming from the Bridge and heading for that motor traffic-free link. As is visible in the image, the slope has the round sign with a white bicycle symbol on a blue background. Despite that sign, the steep incline, very limited sightlines, reduced turning circle and restricted visibility splay ALL the people coming along the path (including people with pushchairs, all the pedestrians, all the scooter users) and all but six cyclists reaching this side of the river using the Bridge and heading for the path, used that slope.
COUNT RESULT: In 30 minutes 149 people used the steep slope and six cyclists used the shallower slope. All arriving at/departing the square at base of that slope. Measurements: width of slope 279cm plus 20cm-wide pole in centre: #169292; width of path 3m (see: #169286, #169284); space for turning: #169290. I continue to be concerned about the space being oversubscribed in view of its limitations.
LIGHTING: I am also concerned about the level of light here now the hoardings plus 'a watchtower' have gone up. Since this image was taken lighting has been installed: solar 'spotlights': #169879 and 'fairy lights': #169655. However, it is gloomy even now - the lightest days of the year. And difficult to see in to the space. In cloudy and rainy weather even at this time of the year it feels dark. Later in the year it will be like that all the time and worse in bad weather. Pedestrians don't wear head torches and cycles don't have inbuilt illumination that comes on when light levels fall. There will be months when it will be dark enough here for lights to be needed on cycles but people won't have them to hand as the rest of their journey will be in daylight.
[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate carpark, York. On the hoardings on the left is an explanation for their presence (see: #169468). But who will see it? And stopping to read it, with- without companions/a pushchair/luggage/a cycle will increase the pressure on the space at this junction. See also: #169467 and links.
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97895Photo #97895Useful connectionCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
35870Photo #35870Uranus - part of the planetry cycle route.Cycleway:
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cycleways
166493Photo #166493Updated 21.4.21 See: #167609 and #167610. [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 choked with queueing motor vehicles. The next natural 'Welcome to York' will be when the trees, including those not visible on the left, display abundant pink blossom. See also: #166492 and linksRoad environment:
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166492Photo #166492Updated (blossom) 25.4.21: #167752. Updated 21.4.21 See: #167608. [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 illuminating the walls. See also: #166493 and wildflowers at Scarborough Bridge: #169771. See also buttercups at Clifton Ings: #169891Road environment:
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170496Photo #170496Update. On 27.6.21 I saw most of the holes had been filled though not the first one (see: #171156) inside the orange markings - so cyclists still have to look down and pick their way through in the three directions you can turn here. [Image taken 19.6.21] Museum St, St Leonard's Pl, Duncombe Pl, Blake St junction, York. The damage (see: #165155) here is finally marked up for repair. Thousands of cycle journeys must be made in all directions over this junction each day. People on cycles need to be looking around them not down. Other images today: #170482 and links.Pothole:
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potholes
167515Photo #167515Update: YorkMix website shows the bays are for Tier cycles and scooters: yorkmix.com/e-bikes-for-hire-electric-bicycles-hit-york-after-the-scooters-prove-to-be-a-hit/ Also image: #168514.
[Image taken 20.4.21] Station Rise, York. Parking bays in front of City of York Council offices for Tier cycles see: #167514 and scooters see: #164663
Cycle parking:
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169569Photo #169569Update: This sign was righted. [Image taken 22.5.21] Wellington Row, York. One of the Wellington Row - Esplanade diversion signs has fallen over. The cones are nothing but clutter and hazards. More fallen signs here and elsewhere plus links see: #168817Obstruction:
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obstructions
170165Photo #170165Update: This sign had gone on 19.6.21. [Image taken 14.6.21] Rougier Street, York. Redundant sign. Potential hazard. Other images this issue: #170164 and links.Other:
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169953Photo #169953Update: The sign has been removed. CYC was alerted at 15.08 on 8.6.21 this sign was still in situ. The relevant person acted swiftly. It was there at 15.40 but gone at 16.45. Other topics here 8.6.21 errant sign: #169985, count results added to: #169470, 'gap' update: #169993, a vulnerable but typical routes-through-the-carpark-user #169997.
[Image taken 7.6.21] St Mary's/Marygate car park, York. This sign is no longer relevant. It now adds to the confusion here (hoardings, a 'watch tower', diversion...). It needs to be removed. Was this sign previously here: #169933? Other issues here today: #169949 and links
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170087Photo #170087Update: The crash barrier had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remains. [Image taken 12.6.21] Rougier Street, York. The crash barrier is on part of the diversion for wheelchair users and pedestrians during flood works. However the Environment Agency/JN Bentley says these items are not theirs. How can the public be kept safe and report issues? Similar issue nearby see: #170086 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
169525Photo #169525Update: the clutter has reduced see: #170484. [Image taken 21.5.21] Station Road/Rougier Street/Tanner's Moat junction, York. This facility and space is oversubscribed. It’s needed by active travellers included people with limited sight and mobility. The channel the wheelchair user and companion are crossing is also the only access to and exit from here for people on cycles. When the Malmaison hotel opens (their site: www.malmaison.com/locations/york/ says “this [2021] summer”), on the opposite side of Rougier Street, there will be additional pressure on the space here. See also: #169524 and linksCongestion:
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congestion
166252Photo #166252Update: The closure has been extended to 22 October 2021. Update: Date of closure announced. An Environment Agency email from 28.4.21 said the route would close 4.5.21 and "We currently expect the section of Wellington Row to remain closed until the start of the school summer holidays in July. Please note that throughout the road closure, the Perky Peacock café will remain open and can be accessed from the steps off Lendal Bridge or from the riverside walk past the Memorial Gardens." Link to the map of diversion: ea.sharefile.com/d-s63b4bfc2d2964885be73cc762dc5443f[Image taken 25.3.21] Esplanade, York, direction of Lendal Bridge/Wellington Row. Scene at around 15.00 on Thursday afternoon during lockdown (only essential journeys, only essential(s) shopping, no meeting outside of your household, work from home, no attractions open, takeaways only...) Ahead of closing of Wellington Row for the replacing of floodgates under Lendal Bridge, and a necessary diversion for riverside users. Two of us did 30 minutes of counting between the pedestrian-cyclist entrance to/exit from Esplanade car park and Lendal Bridge. Total number of humans - all ages ie including babies in prams/pushchairs - 109, cyclists - 29. See also: #166253, #166177, #165865Temporary closure:
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170136Photo #170136Update: The barricade had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remained. [Image taken 13.6.21] Rougier Street, York. I caught my wheel on the protruding base of this barrier as I passed. It started to fall on me. It’s unstable. If a child knocked it or if someone with limited or no sight caught it with their cane or rollerball it would come down on them and/or others. The street used to be the home of the former York Blind and Partially Sighted Society (Now MySight York www.mysightyork.org and based in another part of the city.) It is likely that some people who visited when it was in this street still use the route they are familiar with. The sign behind is not doing its job either and is a further hazard. Other issues today see: #170128 and links.General sign/notice:
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164095Photo #164095Update: Terry Ave closed for around a year on Monday 17 May 2021. York Cycle Campaign overview and cycle diversion info:
yorkcyclecampaign.bike/2021/05/15/terry-avenue-closure-17th-may/ Environment Agency site (inexplicably the front page uses American spellings) consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/yorkshire/yorkfas/] [Image is of the document AOD_20_00269-PEDESTRIAN_AND_CYCLIST_DIVERSION-2330317 published on the York planning site on 03 Feb 2021]. It shows the signs required to enable people to find and follow the proposed - not yet agreed (19.2.21) alternative to Terry Avenue, York during the Clementhorpe flood works. The document shows the complexity of the route. It is an 'alternative' to the linear, junction-free, flat, scenic, sociable, accessible Terry Avenue. The fact 30 new cycle-specific signs are required illustrates some of the reasons this route is not fit for purpose in my view. You also need to cross a major road, make around 4 right turns, exit onto busy roads, gain height, lose height... All documents associated with the Clementhorpe flood works are on the York planning portal planningaccess.york.gov.uk/ reference 19/00570/FUL The first document on the site dates from Thu 21 Mar 2019. Despite the passing of at least two years no safe, accessible route has materialised. See also #164634. For results of an informal count (Sunday) 28.3.21 see: #166370. For typical Terry Ave riders see: #164094, #165764, #165153. For issues and updates search on TerryAvenuelivediversion.
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171404Photo #171404Update: Sign on ground 8.7.21: #171575. The message visible on the sign: #171576. [Image taken 5.7.21] York rail station fallen sign. So it's not doing its job and it is creating a hazard. [Please note: no streetview at this location.] Other images today: #171403 and links.General sign/notice:
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170853Photo #170853Update: On 30.6.21 this sign was upright again and in its original location. Update: at 15.30 on 28.6.21 it was still where I had leant it against the wall. [Image taken 27.6.21] Leeman Road, York. This sign from the 'wellingtonrowesplanadelivediversion' was in the road. It was a hazard for people turning out of the contraflow cycle lane on Leeman Road into Station Avenue.Obstruction:
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169770Photo #169770Update: On 27.6.21 I saw this had been patched. [Image taken 29.5.21] Bootham junction with Gillygate, York. My camera (5.5cm x 9.5cm) now easily fits into the damaged area around this Yorkshire Water access cover. However, it looks as if it's been marked up for repair - there's a hint of orange paint around it. Previous image of damage: #168508Pothole:
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potholes
170524Photo #170524Update: On 25.6.21 I saw this had been repaired. The cone was now on the pavement. [Image taken 21.6.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. Pothole someone has found a cone to put over. The lanes are narrow and drivers' speeds high. Damage to the tarmac exacerbates the issues and makes it less attractive to cycle here (and therefore to use a cycle for a journey). Other images today see: #170523 and linksPothole:
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potholes
170529Photo #170529Update: On 23.6.21 the CYC barricades had gone. The Openreach works remain in situ. [Image taken 21.6.21] Crichton Avenue/Burton Stone Lane, York. The two barricades (marked CYC - City of York Council) from: #170486 have been relocated to the side of the shared use route. They are now potential hazards. I arrived when an Openreach employee was onsite. There is a big hole in the metal access cover the company's own barricades are now surrounding. Other images today see: #170523 and linksTrack:
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170133Photo #170133Update: On 19.6.21 this sign seemed to have been restored to the pavement see: #170483. [Image taken 13.6.21] Rougier Street, York. This is one of the fallen signs and cone I have been trying to report. On 12.6.21 they were here: #170004 and I moved them to the location in today's image. This is part of the diversion for wheelchair users and pedestrians during flood works. However, a person in the Environment Agency/JN Bentley compound for those works said these were not their signs. Similar issues nearby see: #170128 and links. Other issues today: #170125General sign/notice:
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168898Photo #168898Update: More on this see yorkmix.com/cycle-barrier-latest-police-responsible-for-closing-night-time-route/ [Image taken 14.5.21] Rail station, Scarborough Bridge exit/entrance, York. [No streetview at this location.] The gates are locked overnight. There’s no sign alerting people. See also: #168899, #168900, #168901, #168902, #168903, #168904, #168905General sign/notice:
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168906Photo #168906Update: Light still out 27.6.21. [Update: A reply in the name of the Customer & Resident Services Manager on 18/05/2021 14:16 said: The current status of your report is: closed - development works. This street light has been temporarily disconnected due to development works and will be reconnected once the works have been completed.] [Image taken 14.5.21] Ramp to/from rail station, York near Royal Mail building between Leeman Road and West Esplanade/the river Ouse. [No streetview at this location.] The light is out. Same issue, same time see also: #168907, #168908.Other:
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168909Photo #168909Update: Light still out 27.6.21. [Update: A reply in the name of the Customer & Resident Services Manager on Monday, 24 May 2021, 13:25:52 said: The current status of your report is: closed - development works. This street light has been temporarily disconnected due to development works and will be reconnected once the works have been completed.] [Image taken 14.5.21] Station Ave junction with Station Road, at the city walls, York. At least one light seems to be out. The pavement on the eastern (Lendal Bridge) side is very narrow. The width is further reduced by scaffolding for works on the walls. There’s additional pressure on this location as the flood gates below are being replaced and people are needing to use routes at this level while the riverside paths are closed (see: #168886). This includes many people pushing their cycles to reach Leeman Road (and the route through Esplanade car park: #166177) to return to the riverside paths.Other:
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170854Photo #170854Update: I saw on 4.7.21 this had been repaired. [Image taken 26.6.21] Station Road (Lendal Bridge) junction with Rougier Street, York. The gap was wide enough for me to put my foot into. It's a hazard for pedestrians, which includes as I saw while I was here, people with sight issues who use sticks to find their way; people in wheelchairs; and people pushing their cycles from one end to the other because it can be so unpleasant to cycle. Previous image this issue: #169571. Other images today: #170855, #170856, #170916, #170917, #170918, #170920Other:
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170482Photo #170482Update: I saw late afternoon on 28.6.21 the sign and sandbag have been removed. [Image taken 20.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Sign not doing its job. Sandbag creates a hidden hazard. The sign was in situ on 6.5.21 see: #168554. But who owns it? CYC? All street furniture costs money to buy and takes resources to manufacture. If leave it/lose (sight of it)/abandon it was ever acceptable, it shouldn't be now. This issue all dates search on ‘fallensign’ and ‘redundantsign’. All images today: #170483, #170484, #170485, #170486, #170487, #170488, #170489, #170490, #170491, #170492, #170493, #170496 and links.General sign/notice:
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167957Photo #167957Update: far worse encroachment at this ASL see: #168510 and link. [Image taken 29.4.21] Bridge Lane junction with Wigginton Road, York.
Encroachment into the ASL is common. This example is a minor infringement. It shows the blind corner that pedestrians approach from this side and pedestrians and cyclists turn into from Wigginton Road. Very many pedestrians pass the mouth of this junction as the hospital is only a few hundred metres further north. They are often elderly, with mobility aids or in wheelchairs. Bridge Lane is also a key link for many people on foot and on cycles to/from many directions and destinations including the rail station, York St John University, the city centre, residential areas on this and the other side of the York-Scarborough rail line over which there is a footbridge. Hence Bridge Lane. See other views of this bollard from today: #167954 and links
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169084Photo #169084Update: 9.6.21 There's still no mention of Rowntree Park or the Millennium Bridge on foot, on a cycle or by car. [Image taken 17.5.21] Skeldergate, York. Terry Avenue closed on Monday, 17 May 2021 for a year for Clementhorpe floodworks. Signs and writing intended to alert people to the diversion and direct them, are too small. No mention of Rowntree Park or the Millennium Bridge: key destinations. Nothing relating to cyclists. Not large enough – wrong side – to alert drivers such that they don’t turn left ahead (and subsequently have to turn round). See also: #169085, #169091, #169092, #169096. See overview/links from earlier this year: #164095. Sign is visible from far away - if you are looking for it/not distracted: #170011.General sign/notice:
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170523Photo #170523Update: 23.6.21 Reply from Rentokil: "We endeavor to identify and reward drivers who show respect to other road users, however, we have taken your feedback onboard and will actively start to review our driver and Highway Code Training." "[Image taken 22.6.21] Duncombe Place, Minster Yard, York. Permeable and emergency route obstructed, cycle lane (bi-directional) blocked by a Rentokil driver late afternoon. (The driver was not in the vehicle.) The vehicle created blind corners with attendant hazards. This is a very well used cycle-ped-wheelchair route. It is constantly in use including by school pupils some on parents' cycles, other riding independently. But all vulnerable and all doing what they ought to be - making their journeys actively. Why do drivers not recognise that bollards do not mean 'blocked off' but 'restricted'? Parking here (as at the other end and nearby locations with selective permeability) is the same as stopping and leaving your vehicle across one arm of a junction or crossroads. Another image this issue here: #171728. Other images today see: #170524, #170525, #170526, #170527, #170528, #170529, #170530, #170531, #170532, #170533, #170534, #170541Enforcement:
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169786Photo #169786Update: 12.6.21. The skip has gone: #170082. [Image taken 29.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This indicative image with a pedestrian shows this space is too narrow to be practical. Other photos here today: #169785 and linksObstruction:
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167104Photo #167104Update:
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 site until it closes even pre pandemic, which has made them vulnerable to vandalism.
First are addressing this and recognise that with lockdown easing they could see more people coming to the site and have been exploring options for security to prevent or catch the culprits that have been causing the vandalism."
[Image taken 12.4.21] Rawcliffe Bar, York, Park and Ride. The toilets here now have reduced hours. It's not just bus passengers that use them. The leisure area around is Rawcliffe Bar Country Park www.york.gov.uk/RawcliffeBarCountryPark Alongside the open, green spaces, there's a large play area with a climbing rock and pump tracks. There's a route linking the riverside route (NCN65 www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/route-65) and residential areas. Cycling (and walking) groups park here before going for a ride (walk). I am concerned the reduced hours will lead to urban fouling and limit who come here after school and in the evenings. Isn't this a clear example of where a toilet scheme like the one in London Borough of Southwark www.southwark.gov.uk/business/join-the-community-toilet-scheme or the first one I heard of, in the City, www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/streets/clean-streets/community-toilet-scheme-cts is needed?
See also (this location): #167105. For issues at the ladies loos at York station see: #166524
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171339Photo #171339Update see: #172507 [image taken 3.7.21] Marygate car park. One of the two original barricades (see: #169993) has been moved back to the car park side of the fencing. But who moves these and why? It seems they shouldn't be here at all: "[image taken 3.7.21] Marygate car park. One of the two original barricades (see: #169993) has been moved back to the car park side of the fencing. But who moves these and why? A CYC councillor said: “It was a temporary access created in error by E[nvironment] A[gency] contractors as a diversion route around their works..." The space is parked on. The sandbags remain hazards. Today was rainy and overcast all day yet the lights were not on, on the hoardings. Other images today see: #171329 and links.Other:
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170004Photo #170004Update see: #170133] [Image taken 9.6.21] Rougier Street, York. Fallen sign. Not doing its job. Obstructing a busy pavement. This pavement is particularly busy at present as it is part of a flood works diversion. See also: #170003 and links.Other:
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165096Photo #165096Update see: #170012 [Image taken 8.3.21] Gap in Sheffields. Rack possibly removed by thieves to get at the bike/s on it. North Street (close to junction with Micklegate/Bridge Street) York. The holes into which the rack was 'secured' were just 4cm deep. This issue today see also: #165097, #165098. And nearby: #168258, #168259. These racks see also: #168483Cycle parking:
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165208Photo #165208UPDATE See: #167917 [Image taken 2.3.21] Blank hoardings on Bridge Lane, York, the ped-cycle route along one side of York Hospital. This very well used link runs between the 'Glass Bridge' (the footbridge with cycle gulleys over the York-Scarborough rail line) at Scarborough Terrace - junction with Grosvenor Road, and Wigginton Road. Usually there are railings which makes it feel safer after dark and later/earlier as you can see through them to the hospital and grounds. However, the temporary hoardings mean you can't see through or over. I assume they are temporary despite there being no information to explain the reason for the hoardings (compare with #165292) or the duration, and no contact details (compare with #165206). There are no lights at this end and the route is not overlooked. The brick wall on the other side adds to the oppressive, unsafe feeling. In the Tfl Temporary Traffic
Management handbook -
Keeping people safe at roadworks, in
2.7 Personal safety and security, says:
"Pedestrian provision should feel safe and
avoid creating environments that could
lead to crime or antisocial behaviour.
TfL has a duty to give due regard to
crime and disorder and be satisfied
that traffic management proposals
have been assessed for security and
personal safety as well as the basic
amenity required by the Safety Code.
Consequently, designers should consider
potential ambush points caused by
hoarding, fencing, hidden corners or
where a diversion route is implemented
away from the public highway
When rerouting pedestrians with high
barriers or hoarding, street lighting
needs to be sufficient to illuminate
the footway surface to prevent slips
and trips and, critically, to avoid casting
shadows and dark ambush points
which may facilitate crime. Barriers
and hoarding should be chamfered,
splayed and/or angled where necessary
to prevent hiding places, which may
encourage antisocial conduct."
See also: #165223. (For all the hoardings images I've put up see: #165189.)
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
166371Photo #166371Update 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 Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2021. (See: #166372, #166373, #166382). A family (see: #166376) was happy for me to take their photo. They were pleased someone was trying to get the issues caused by the works in the car park addressed.
The problems: There is no signage for cyclists. (Update 22.4.21 see: #167634.) There are no direction signs for anyone. There is no signed diversion. There is no safe route through the car park.
Details: There is no sign on the Bootham Terrace approach (the other side of the railway underpass). There is just the one sign: ‘Pedestrians’ at the blocked off entrance to the route through the car park. The pavement is narrow. There is no drop kerb (see: #166377.) The parallel ‘carriageway’ is cobbled (see: #166378). The only sign at the other end of that cobbled lane (junction of Frederic Street and Marygate Lane according to Streetview) again just has a Pedestrians sign (see: #166379) The arrow directs people to… where? There’s no assistance for people trying to reach the river, the bridge, the rail station, parts of York you can reach through the station…
There are no signs at the Marygate Lane entrance to the car park – neither directions nor a safe, protected route through (see: #166380), nor further in (see: #166387) There are no signs of any kind – no warning the route is closed nor diversions nor showing a safe/protected route through at the other end of the original walkway/coned covid corridor (see: #166381)
The original route (next to and parallel to the rail line) is used by many people including sight impaired people. That narrow thoroughfare plus the parallel coned popup covid-19 corridor is also used by pedestrians, people on cycles, human-propelled scooters... some of whom are pupils going to/from schools including St Peter’s and Bootham independently or accompanied; dog walkers, runners, joggers, commuters. Users are all ages, all levels of fitness, and all types of disability including learning. See: Concrete (other?) machinery in operation next to the racks see: #166267. For Tier scooters see: #164663. Popup covid corridor see: #157644
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
165767Photo #165767Update 29.3.21 See image #166423
Update 26.3.21 The area next to the racks is now being used for what looks like making cement. See: #166267, #166268. On 23.3.21 the racks were still blocked. I spoke to one of the workers - and his boss on the latter's phone - at 12.20. The worker set to moving the plywood. [Image taken 19.3.21] Original caption: Building materials make the Sheffields in Marygate carpark, York unusable. See also: #165768, #165769, #165770
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
166177Photo #166177Update 2.5.21: See closure warning signs: #168189 and links. Update: 15.4.21. See: ea.sharefile.com/share/view/sb274c3a3992c46eca40459bfb069d215 for the map of the diversions that will be in operation while the floodgates are replaced at Lendal Bridge, York. [Image taken 24.3.21] Bank of the Ouse, York between Scarborough and Lendal Bridges, heading south. The flood gates (see #165865) under the latter are being replaced. From April-July 2021 inclusive, it won't be possible to cycle through the arch. The proposed diversion will take cyclists (presumably also pedestrians, wheelchair users...) through the car park on the right. It will need signage. It will need destination information. The area to the right, doesn't suggest 'walking route' or 'cycling route', just 'car park'. Issues: see also: #165817, #165820, #165822, #166178, #166179, #166180, #166181, #166182, #166183, #166252, #166253, #166256, #166257, #166259, #166260, #168886. Perky Peacock cafe: #169139Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
171136Photo #171136Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Works but no company/contact info to report problems to. See also: #171135 and links.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
171137Photo #171137Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Sign obstructing already very narrow pavement (plus a second one beyond the blue car). It is not doing its job. It is redundant. It is a hazard. See also: #171135 and links.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171139Photo #171139Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Fallen cone. Deconstructed sign. One is not doing its job and is therefore clutter. One is a hazard. Other images this issue, this location today see: #171135.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
171135Photo #171135Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Works in the road but no company name, no contact details. This means it's impossible to report issues. I understood it was a legal requirement to provide such information eg as here: #166254. I asked CYC for confirmation. On 8.7.21 a CYC Streetworks Inspector said: "All works undertaken by a statutory undertaker on the public highway must display a sign which includes their contact details, utility name and the approved permit number. The Streetworks team endeavour to check as many sites as possible but due to low numbers of inspectors on the team we cannot always get to every site. If however you spot anything in the future that raises concerns, please feel free to email us and we can send an inspector to investigate if you feel the site is unsafe or causing an obstruction." On 9.7.21, the same person explained: "In the United Kingdom, statutory undertakers are the various companies and agencies given general licence to carry out certain development and highways works. Generally these are utilities and telecoms companies or nationalised companies such as Network Rail." See also: #171136, #171137, #171139. Other image today: #171140Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
166151Photo #166151Update - see: #166683. [Image taken 24.3.21] The cycle parking at Asda, Layerthorpe, York is close to the entrance and the trolleys. (It is therefore an example of good practice - see overview of these issues: #167030). The racks are very easy to find, to recognise as cycle parking and the area has lots of natural surveillance. But the Sheffields are just 51cm apart. See also: #166148.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
166148Photo #166148Update - see: #166683. [Image taken 24.3.21] Asda, Layerthorpe, York has cycle parking. But the racks are too close together. On 24.3.21 I decided I would speak to someone about it. The Store Manager immediately came out to speak to me. At that point my bike - with panniers laden with shopping - was leant against the outside of the Sheffield stand nearest the camera. It wouldn't fit between the racks. I explained the issue - I couldn't get my bike in. I took my full panniers off and wheeled it in between the racks as shown in this image. (I also have front panniers so even doing that was a struggle.) I explained it was great the Asda has racks. I explained it was great they were so close to the entrance. I explained this design was called Sheffields and they were good because they provide support for a cycle and the top flat bar offers lots of locking points.
But I also explained the racks are designed to be used by two cycles using both sides. I explained that the current minimum accepted width between racks is 100cm. These were 51cm apart. I explained that squeezing in extra racks reduces the cycle parking not increases it. I explained children don't carry locks so families need to share a space. I explained I couldn't load my shopping and that shopping was what people came to Asda to do. I explained there was no room to load/unload a child from a bike. I said every other rack needed to come out for people to be able to use them and as designed. (I chose not to expand further about the needs of mobility impaired cyclists.) First the chap said, In 15 years you are the first person to mention this. I responded by saying it was replies like that that put people off reporting things. Then he said he saw my point and would ask his maintenance colleague to remove the central rack between the first two of the right row. And monitor it. I asked if he could remove every other one of all of them in that line and monitor that. I dare to hope he will. I said Asda Harrogate (see: #166185, #166186) had done it. See also: #166151
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
73816Photo #73816Unsigned access to Foss Island cycleway, York (marked by the blue pipe).Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
73845Photo #73845Underpass, University of YorkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
97980Photo #97980Unbelievably, this is marked as a cycle route to York station.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89387Photo #89387Typical car-focussed development - cycle parking needed.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
89349Photo #89349Two-way segregated cycleway, YorkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89348Photo #89348Two-way segregated cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32672Photo #32672Two-way cycle route on footway of bridge over the York-Scarborough railway from the start of the Foss Islands Cycle Track.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
43993Photo #43993Two-tier cycle parking being installed on York stationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
89376Photo #89376Two types of cycle stand combined at York St John UniversityCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
156847Photo #156847Two trolleys left on the perimeter cycle route. The black basket was there on a previous visit - five days before. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845,
#156846
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
38268Photo #38268Tunnel under York station - supposedly segregated, but in practice dominated by pedestrian traffic to/from the National Railway MuseumCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
73796Photo #73796Trike at York's Chocolate StoryBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
148742Photo #148742Tree roots are making the outer reaches of the Solar System Greenway on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 65) increasingly rough.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
148743Photo #148743Tree roots are making the outer reaches of the Solar System Greenway on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN route 65) increasingly rough.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
32732Photo #32732Trans Pennine Trail signage in central YorkRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89381Photo #89381Trainee cyclist on the Foss Islands Way, YorkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
73881Photo #73881Traffic-free route through York St John UniversityCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
154442Photo #154442Traffic cones and an e-scooter bay have just appeared to block this access to the new cycle ramps to the Scarborough Bridge in York.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
73826Photo #73826Tour de France decorations on a York pubOther:
Event
general
157906Photo #157906Totem at York Stadium site www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium. The leisure complex includes a pool, climbing facility, public toilets and other facilities www.better.org.uk/york-stadium-leisure-complex. The leisure centre opened in the third week of December 2020. On my visit - 22.12.20 - there were no signs telling people on foot, on cycles or in wheelchairs what was onsite, how to get to the attractions or how to move through the site to get to Monks Cross retail centre. I happened across it by accident.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
32709Photo #32709Totally unclear which of the two routes leads to Acomb (it's to the right).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
63024Photo #63024Took two years but lots of emails and an international bike race later... ...three Sheffield-style racks. Close to the entrance. A whole metre between each. On level ground. Accessible from all angles. Safe from cars. Standard-setting.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
90859Photo #90859This turned out (from his tabard) to be the Bicycling Bishop of Selby, on his way home after speaking at the York RallyOther:
Event
general
121403Photo #121403This shared riverside cycle and foot path is not working for anyone. It was much safer for all when half was set for cycling and half for walking. It is dangerous with the new format. Especially since Lockdown with more people using this. It would be a good idea, for safety reasons if it was enforced that Dogs should be kept on a lead when walking on a shared cycle/foot pathCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140002Photo #140002This section of Bishopthorpe Road has been closed to southbound traffic except for cycles to allow space for social distancing by pedestrians.
There should be an Except Cycles sign.
Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
140003Photo #140003This section of Bishopthorpe Road has been closed to southbound traffic except for cycles to allow space for social distancing by pedestrians.
So where is the Except Cycles sign?
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
140082Photo #140082This section of Bishopthorpe Road has been closed to southbound traffic except for cycles to allow space for social distancing by pedestrians.
OK, the cycle lane is closed, but there is still two-way cycling here.
Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure

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