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173662Photo #173662[Image taken 31.8.21] Station Avenue, York. This crossing is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. An email on Friday confirmed the signage would be checked before the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend. Many signs fell/were moved during the weekend including one by me that had fallen into a cycle facility and was a hazard. They were not back in situ mid-afternoon on Tuesday. This is the all-traffic eye view of the cycle crossing between Leeman Road cycle contraflow (where the people are on the left) and the lane with the black car in it on the right. The cyclist activates it using a push button. There is a facing set of lights just ahead of the vehicle on the right. There is also an audible signal. The reason signs need to be checked at least once daily is the fallen sign on the right. Did the fact it was invisible to ‘all traffic’ contribute to the two drivers in the left-hand lane not stopping as two of us crossed one afternoon this weekend? Ditto the driver who on Monday afternoon approached in the right hand lane - there had been a bus at the stop on the lefthand lane behind the camera position? Other image here today: #173663. Other images today: #173664, #173665, #173666.Road environment:
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173658Photo #173658[Image taken 30.8.21] Crichton Avenue, York. Just off the Foss Islands Way (see: #173657) is this junction. However, there is no sign for the Orbital Route (see: #173656 and links). During the covid-19 lockdown of 2020, and again today, I've encountered people stumped here or near here: trying to find the Orbital... There is a repeater sign on the bridge, at the top of the incline, left in image, but this is not yet on Streetview. I will report it. Other images today: #173639 and links.Route sign:
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173657Photo #173657[Image taken 30.8.21] Crichton Avenue, York entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Way. The signage includes one for the Orbital Route. Context see: #173656 and links.Route sign:
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173656Photo #173656[Image taken 30.8.21] Crichton Avenue/Kingsway North, York. I found this group looking at the excellent York Cycle Route map (produced annually - except 2021 - by City Of York Council www.itravelyork.info/cycle-maps) on the Foss Islands Way at the other end of Crichton Avenue - point 16. They had been round in a circle having lost the signs for the Orbital Route (yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html0. They were looking for point number 15 (visible in image) and the leader asked if I had time to take them to it. I did. After making sure the map reader - in purple - knew where they were (she did) I headed back to the point I had found them to work out why so many people following the Orbital Trail, lose their bearings here. Orbital related images: #173657, #173658. Other images today: #173639 and links.Dutch-style cycleway:
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173643Photo #173643[Image taken 30.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Previous image of grit at base of this (gentler) slope: #173207 and the steeper slope: #173206. Grit and sand are skid hazards for all who use wheels. They are spread by rain, feet, paws, wheels... The location at the bottom/start of a slope where cyclists and e-scooters will be turning/braking is a concern. I will re-report this plus the foliage on this slope. Other image today: #173639 and links.Cycleway:
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173642Photo #173642[Image taken 30.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] A bank holiday weekend and the foliage remains (original image: #172737) as do the plants growing in the drainage channels. The route is still limited to 167cm actual width but you deduct at least 25cm each side for the edges that limit how close you can get to the sides. That's the width of one person on a cycle/on foot but this is a route used by families and others moving in sociable or protective formation (parent and child, for example). At the bottom of this slope, there's another outstanding issue that undermines the attractiveness, practicality and safety of this route/active travel: #173643. Other images today: #173639 and links.Obstruction:
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173640Photo #173640[Newer image: #173860] [Image taken 30.8.21] Haxby Road, York at exit from/access to Foss Islands Way. Briars are cascading over the hoardings of the Cocoa Works site. The furthest frond out is 175cm off the ground. One almost reaches the tarmac. The widest projects 133cm out from the hoardings leaving just 110cm for pavement users and next to the busy road. Other hoardings-related issue here today: #173639 (and links).Other:
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173639Photo #173639[Update: Early September. The metal sign is now flush to the wall and therefore safe.] [Image taken 30.8.21] Haxby Road, York at exit from/access to Foss Islands Way. This is a very tight space used by cyclists, pedestrians and people in mobility scooters. The image shows a hazard - the protruding metal of a hoarding. It is at head/eye height. You wouldn't be expecting it. Someone with limited vision might not see it. The lowest point is 160cm off the ground. It projects 60cm out from the hoardings and 40cm out from the railing. Original image and context: #173456. Other image here today: #173640. Other images today: #173642, #173643, #173656, #173657, #173658.Cycleway:
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173609Photo #173609[Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. Looking from the roundabout along Haley's Terrace in the direction of Fossway. I was here for a meeting to discuss how the roundabout puts pedestrians, cyclists and people in mobility scooters/wheelchairs at risk. The (Heworth Ward) councillor and the manager of Yearsley Pool attended. The active travel office from City of York asked: Are two lanes to exit and two lanes to access the roundabout actually needed? I took this image as I think it shows the answer: No. One of the lanes in each direction is used as car parking. Other images here today: #173603 and links.Road environment:
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173607Photo #173607[Update: hedge was trimmed 12.9.21] [Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. Exit from Yearsley Pool. No sightlines due to the overgrown hedge on the right. The road is noticeably downhill for users heading towards the camera. Speeds of drivers coming round the roundabout on Haxby Road from the south and from the north (from the right in this image) are high and at odds with what’s here: Yearsley Pool (www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/york/yearsley-pool), the Joseph Rowntree Theatre (www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/), housing (www.thecocoa-works.com/), a war memorial (goo.gl/maps/PonhMAXpEFPZEcwJ7)... Other images here today: #173603 and links.Road environment:
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173606Photo #173606[Update: hedge was trimmed 12.9.21] [Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. Exit from Yearsley Pool. No sightlines due to the overgrown hedge on the right. You can't join the road network to reach the roundabout to reach either Haxby Road southbound (HRs) or Haxby Road northbound (HRn). To reach HBs you could in theory turn left and do a U turn on the road to reach the approach on the far side (where the vehicle is in the image). But space is limited, you will be heading perceptibly uphill as you make the turn and, the real issue of this roundabout, driver speeds are high. In short, everyone exiting here who does not want to turn left has to cross this arm of the roundabout and try to join the road network - and in the right position - in the middle of the next one. I think this would be even more difficult for people who use a cycle as a mobility aid and who cannot walk with it. To reach HBn you would need to turn left and walk your cycle to the crossing point (this would also be a two stage crossing) and finesse your access onto Haxby Road some yards away: goo.gl/maps/NFmsjVVprBpXzPgs8
Active travellers are hugely disadvantaged and subject to stress and high driving speeds at this roundabout. People with mobility issues may be completely excluded - the pavements are insufficiently wide for people to turn after accessing them using the drop kerbs. Likewise attempting to cross the two arms of this roundabout here with dependants or children/adults you care for, with a buggy or a shopping trolley is hazardous due to driver speeds (both carriageways) and the lack of space for a turning circle (dropped kerb on the far side). Other images here today: #173603 and links.
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173605Photo #173605[Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. The entrance to Yearsley Pool. Shared use perhaps in recognition of the acute angle of the access and the fact it's immediately off the roundabout (see also: #173606). However space is limited (see: #174188). Other images here today: #173603 and links.Other:
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173604Photo #173604[Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. The position of the vehicle shows there's no space for someone on a cycle to wait for a pedestrian to pass the entrance to Yearsley Pool or while someone exits: yet you may need to do so. The main issue though is the speed of drivers entering the roundabout from Haxby Road (southbound). Other images here today: #173603 and links.Road environment:
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173603Photo #173603[Update: hedge was trimmed 12.9.21] [Image taken 23.8.21] Roundabout, Haxby Road/Haley's Terrace, York. The view towards Haley's Terrace/Fossway with the entrance to Yearsley Pool. The entrance is tight. The hedge conceals any sight of people approaching from the pool. (And obscures the information board about the facility.) The hedge needs to be kept very short to provide visibility. There is a perceptible downhill in this direction. Driver speeds on the roundabout and off it in this direction are high. The cyclist approaching the entrance to the pool can have a motor vehicle uncomfortably fast and close behind. I've been hooted here too when I moved right to turn left. Other images of issues at this roundabout taken today: #173604, #173605, #173606, #173607, #173609. Cycle parking at the pool: #173598 and linksRoad environment:
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173602Photo #173602[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks close to the entrance. Further images this subject today see: #173598 and links.Cycle parking:
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173600Photo #173600[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks and just a couple of metres from the entrance (adjacent to the blue door in the image). They are empty as the pool was closed. Further images this subject today see: #173598 and links.Cycle parking:
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173599Photo #173599[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks. This is a small number of cycles compared with pre-covid use: ie (a) when you didn't need to book for a swim) and (b) during afterschool child swimming lessons when the range of designs was also greater. Compare with: #173598 and links.Cycle parking:
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173598Photo #173598[Image taken 23.8.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. Good practice: Sheffield racks, easy to find - next to the entrance, under cover, and (sadly necessary) with signs advising people to lock their cycles. The image was taken when the pool was closed. Compare with: #173599. Additional racks this location: #173600 and in use: #173602. See also later image with all racks in one pic: #173665. Road access issues and at the entrance to the pool see: #173603 and linksCycle parking:
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173597Photo #173597[Image from 31.8.21 same cycle here: #173664] [Image taken 24.8.21] Esplanade car park, Memorial Gardens (Leeman Road), York. Two children's bikes and one adult cycle locked to the railings on the riverside edge of the Gardens. It's a car park so there are marked out spaces for motor vehicles, even motorcycles - as visible in the background, but there is no formal provision for cycles. York is putting together a local transport plan. I have added, 'Provide cycle racks at all formal car parking provision' to my list of things to check for (or ask for) when the draft is consulted on: see also: #168178, #169768. Cycle parking should be provided at locations people can swap modes and enjoy riverside walks for example: see also: #168815, #167279, #167038Cycle parking:
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173596Photo #173596[Image taken 27.8.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. More paint and two more cycle symbols. Perhaps in such a wide expanse of tarmac the paint helps people on machines that take up less space orient/position themselves? If everyone used a wider/longer rig such as a cycle with a trailer, a trike or cargo cycle, ie took up more road space, would they not be needed? Do drivers heed them in any way - and to the benefit of cyclists? Other images here today: #173593 and links.Road environment:
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173595Photo #173595[Image taken 27.8.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. Detail of paint markings in #173594. More recent cycle-friendly, cycle journey-encouraging measures close by #169455. Other images here today: #173593 and links.Road environment:
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173594Photo #173594[Image taken 27.8.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. The paint shows that people on cycles are permitted to use the roundabout, perhaps also that they do. Does it therefore also encourage cycling? It doesn't give any protection. Other images here today: #173593 and links.Road environment:
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173593Photo #173593[Image taken 27.8.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. Cycle lane on exit from Screwfix. Unsegregated. Streetview shows the markings were added between May 2012 and Jun 2015. To turn right I would not use the 'round the outside' rings, I'd use the carriageway in the centre. When lobbying to get potholes filled or other damage to the road surface repaired, I always argue that people on cycles need to be looking around them at all times and not having to look down to avoid issues. All images here today: #173594, #173595, #173596.Road environment:
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173571Photo #173571[Image taken 26.8.21] Tanner Row, York. Increasing numbers of people on cycles, scooters and on foot are using Tanner Row. It is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme diversion route and there is a Tier e-scooter/e-bike bay - see: #164663. A Domino's delivery driver has stopped to make a drop-off. In the contraflow cycle lane two of us were using to reach North Street/Wellington Row. There are two clear signs at the entrance for 'all traffic' at the junction with North Street/Wellington Row that there is a contraflow cycle lane on Tanner Row (see: #165818). Yet drivers seem to view the lane as free parking. There was a taxi stopped in it about the same time the previous day. I have uploaded the image that does not show the driver's face or the registration number but he is from Domino's. The website for that company talks only about food corporate.dominos.co.uk/about-us2 "We’re passionate about delivering hot, great tasting, freshly handcrafted pizzas to customers. This relentless focus has helped us become the UK’s leading pizza brand..." and customers: "As well as having great tasting pizzas, we’re persistent in our pursuit of technology, helping to make our customers’ lives that little bit easier. We work hard to make ordering quick and easy, putting customers in control. A tireless focus on learning drives continual improvement and ensures customers are always at the heart of all great innovation at Domino’s." This is despite the model being all about delivery - which impacts on communities due to the increase in air pollution and noise pollution (slamming boots and doors, engines, conversations at night) and the congestion by the vehicles involved in the deliveries and by the knock-on problems they cause. And when drivers make the decision to cross to the other side of a carriageway to park on the pavement and in a cycle facility as here. The Domino's CEO is Dominic Paul. The website says:
corporate.dominos.co.uk/vision-purpose-values
"Our purpose
For our communities, it means we constantly seek ways to deliver positive change for people and the planet. We always aim to support our local communities and believe growth and sustainability go hand in hand."
and
"Our values
• We do the right thing - We care about our impact on our brand, our colleagues, our communities and the wider world. So we're proud to do the right thing and keep our promises.". There is no recognition of the contribution of his company to climate issues, the negative impact on localities and communities by using cars and drivers not caring about where they stop.
This month saw the publication of the sixth IPCC report on climate change "Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying" (www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/ and www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58130705). Co2 is caused by combustion engines. So, for Dominos to "do the right thing" it needs to address its delivery model. (The IPCC report said: "However, strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases would limit climate change." ) Plus, just over a month ago I saw the first news item (www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58021450) about the revised Highway Code consulted on last year. The report confirmed a new version is due out later this year (2021) - with the emphasis on safety... With the road users that can cause most harm - drivers - having most responsibility for the safety of other road users. Domino's uses cycling delivery drivers and electric cycles for deliveries in other locations. The Domino's site says: corporate.dominos.co.uk/Are-you-Driven-to-Deliver
"- To deliver by bicycle (in selected stores) " and was recruiting in Hampshire and Cardiff when I looked at the site: www.dominoscareers.co.uk/delivery-cyclist";.
Why not in York - a city that has polluted air and regularly floods?
When I googled 'Dominos' and 'e-bike'/'e-cycle' I found references to the company using e-cargo cycles in Europe. Again, why not in York? Other image this issue here: #174001. Other image today see: #173570.
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173570Photo #173570[Image taken 26.8.21] Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, York. The 'message' part of this sign has been missing for around 3 days. The stand (a key part of the diversion for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme) is now clutter, a hazard and an eyesore. Other image today see: #173571.General sign/notice:
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173466Photo #173466[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view here.] Complete lack of sightlines for anyone on the pavement to the left or exiting due to the hoardings. Other images here today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173465Photo #173465[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view here.] The path would not now meet standards. The hoardings exacerbate the lack of sightlines for people exiting (on cycles, foot, mobility scooters, e-scooters). Other images here today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173464Photo #173464[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view here.] The path is very steep, very narrow and there is no flat 'reservoir' or waiting space to negotiate the blind corner created by the hoardings. Other images here today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173463Photo #173463[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. [Note: No street view here.] Context for: #173459 and links. The path on the right is steep and leads to/from Haxby Road. Other images today: #173445 and linksTrack:
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173462Photo #173462[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. Closer to the entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Way and it's still quite a blind corner due to the hoardings. Other images this issue today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173461Photo #173461[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. View from the pavement of the approach to/passing the Foss Islands Way from the northern side. Other images this issue today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173460Photo #173460[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. The access to/exit from Foss Islands Way from the southern side. Tight barriers. And now, due to the hoardings, no sightlines for people (pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists, scooters) exiting or pedestrians approaching from the northern side. Other images this issue today: #173459 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173459Photo #173459[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. The hoardings of the Cocoa Works development (www.thecocoa-works.com/) create a completely blind corner for anyone coming out of Foss Islands Way and anyone turning into it. The previous fence was not perfect but was more permeable. Compare with Streetview from 2019: goo.gl/maps/xgUpuRuMjTLss3bK9. Other images this issue today: #173460, #173461, #173462, #173463, #173464, #173465, #173466. Compare with other hoardings: #165189. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173458Photo #173458[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. Aspirational image but without context. Other images this issue today: #173456, #173457. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173457Photo #173457[Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. Missed opportunity to make the hoardings relevant. There's no text or even a QR code. Was this image taken here? When was it taken? Why was it taken/on what occasion was it taken? Who are the workers? What are they doing? Other images this issue today: #173456, #173458. Compare with other hoardings: #165189. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173456Photo #173456[Update: Newer image/text: #173639]. [Image taken 25.8.21] Foss Islands Way, Haxby Road, York. Damage to the hoardings for the Cocoa Works development (www.thecocoa-works.com/). This 'falling' material is not paper but metal. It's therefore a hazard. People with responsibility for site safety must check outside as well as in. Other images this issue today: #173457, #173458. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173455Photo #173455[Image taken 25.8.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No street view here.] Context for: #173453, #173454. This is (during the Marygate and Museum Gardens Flood Alleviation Scheme) the route for pedestrians and some people on cycles, wheelchairs. It's much busier than this image suggests. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173454Photo #173454[Image taken 25.8.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No street view here.] The hoardings here until January 2022 for the Marygate and Museum Gardens Flood Alleviation Scheme now create two completely blind corners. Other images this issue today: #173453 and links. Other images today: #173445 and linksOther:
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173453Photo #173453[Image taken 25.8.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No street view here.] The hoardings create a complete blind corner. As this was part of the car park with only the low level fencing (as visible in the image) lack of sightlines was never an issue. It is here now. Compare with: #168561 and: #166422 Other images this issue today: #173454, #173455. Other images today: #173445 and links. Other hoardings text and links: #165189.Other:
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173452Photo #173452[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) is over and through. Louise is out of shot having had to find somewhere to lean her cycle (and risk leave it unattended) so has gone back for it. There were several more people now queueing for their turn to negotiate this barrier. Why is access to/exiting from here restricted to one person at a time? And how have we come to accept the limit on who can access public amenity? Other images today: #173445 and linksObstruction:
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173451Photo #173451[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] A queue forms as Andy manoeuvres himself back onto his handcycle. The difficulties are exacerbated by this taking place on a cattle grid. And Andy will need to propel himself over it from a standing start. Andy and Louise must be used to being watched but who doesn't sometimes seek out anonymity? Next image today: #173452Obstruction:
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173450Photo #173450[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] Andy (see: #173446) supports himself on the railings alongside the first of the two obstructions here. Louise lifts the handcycle (complete with Andy's crutches and water bottles) over the York barrier. Barriers remove the independence of the person with the mobility issues but also, when they mean someone has to lift something, can create health issues for the companion. And there will be times when that person cannot temporarily or permanently lift the other cycle. Cycles are also not clean, light or a regular shape. Next image today: #173451Obstruction:
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173449Photo #173449[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy (see: #173446) pushing himself up out of his handcycle using his arm muscles. Next image today: #173450Other:
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173448Photo #173448[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy at the second entrance to/exit from Bootham Stray. The one with a York barrier – the low metal ‘n’s in the foreground and a cattle grid. This 'access' / 'exit' point is inaccessible not only to trikes but also to anyone in a wheelchair or mobility scooter; someone with a wheeled walker; people riding cycles with small support wheels either side of a rear wheel; cyclists apprehensive about cattle grids including people with children or adults onboard; cyclists with small feet (for example youngsters); for people in some designs of footwear - and many of us in wet and icy weather when the rungs are slippery; people with heavy cycle luggage - you need to be able to give a good shove off from the York barrier to get across the cattle grid; people with front panniers (or you have to accept they will get damaged); anyone with a trailer... In short, this piece of infrastructure hugely limits who can visit the Stray or use the route for leisure, access to education, mental and physical health, commuting to paid/unpaid work. But it also means some people cannot make journeys unescorted or unsupported. If you need someone to enable you to get through a barrier your options for spontaneity and independent living are hugely limited. It impacts on self-determination, self-confidence... Andy can ride to Ampleforth (see: #173446), but is reliant someone else to be able to get out of York to make that journey and to get home afterwards. Next image today: #173449Obstruction:
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173447Photo #173447[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. York is flat and its city centre is accessible to many people with mobility issues. It was named one of the best cities in Britain to live: www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19187174.york-easingwold-among-sunday-times-best-places-live/. Access to green spaces is a criteria for that accolade. But this city has a dirty secret. It might also qualify as the obstructions capital of the UK. Access to motor traffic-free routes and green spaces, such as the Strays, is impossible for many people and for others only doable with a radar key and an able-bodied companion. This is Andy (see: #173446 and links) at the kissing gate next to a radar key-operated gate at the New Earswick end of Bootham Stray. He doesn't have his radar key with him so he can't get to the all-weather surface, green route to York/the Foss Islands Way through here. Today ,though, Andy is not riding alone: #173448. Other images today: #173445 and links. Extended caption about access here: #172505 and linksObstruction:
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173446Photo #173446[Image taken 25.8.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Andy and Louise have just cycled to Ampleforth and back. (Perhaps 104km/65 miles.) And they are still smiling. Andy does a distance I can't do and he does it in a handcycle. But, BUT... #173447, #173448, #173449, #173450, #173451, #173452. Other images today: #173445 and linksBicycle:
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173445Photo #173445[Image taken 25.8.21] Holyrood Drive, York. The photo of this family shows one of the many reasons pavements are for people not for parking on. Where can children learn to scoot, balance bike, get more confident cycling, increase their fitness close to home? Other images today see: #173446, #173447, #173448, #173449, #173450, #173451, #173452, #173453, #173454, #173455, #173456, #173457, #173458, #173459, #173460, #173461, #173462, #173463, #173464, #173465, #173466. Other image this issue: #172714Other:
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173325Photo #173325[Image taken 22.8.21] Rowntree Park, between Butcher Terrace and the Millennium Bridge, York. A group of families meeting on the grassy area. One family arrived on this: a Circe tandem with a trailer (www.circecycles.com/). Definitely a 'York'cycle ie a cycle that is set up for utility trips and/or child/adult transporting. It takes a child (or an adult) on the front seat - they contribute to the pedalling. The trailer also carries one or two children. Or the shopping. The owner said he had coveted a recumbent since seeing them online while a student at York University. He explained the front seat could be removed and more cargo carrying equipment installed. Other image today: #173324.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
173324Photo #173324[Image taken 22.8.21] Lysander Arms, Manor Lane, Shipton Road, York. (www.lysanderarms.co.uk), York. You have to go looking for it but there is cycle parking. Other image today see: #173325.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
173311Photo #173311[Image taken 21.8.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Drivers parking or picking up (food orders or humans) on the perimeter cycle route is a constant issue. Pedestrians use it perhaps because it's clear where it goes. I believe wands are required along this side. (The other three sides are protected.) Same issue today see also: #173310.Obstruction:
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obstructions
173310Photo #173310[Image taken 21.8.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Driver parking on the 'people' space. I believe wands are required along this side to prevent abuse of the pedestrian areas and the bi-directional cycle lane that runs round the site. (The child is looking at a driver whose wheel is on the drainage channel alongside the cycle facility. The noise is loud.) Related issue here today see also: #173311. Other images at this retail park: #164383 and linksOther:
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173309Photo #173309[Image taken 19.8.21] Tanner Row, York. Some glass (see first image: #172865) remains in the contraflow cycle lane. The remainder seems to have been dissipated by foot, cycle or Tier hire e-scooter (for a list of all Tier sites documented see #164663) wheels and weather. I'm making this assumption due to the number of fag ends/cigarette butts in the gutter. These do not suggest the route has been swept or is cleaned regularly.Road environment:
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173308Photo #173308[Image taken 19.8.21] North Street, York. (Continuing) The two flyparked cycles show additional cycle parking space is needed here. Other images at this location: #168483, #170042.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173304Photo #173304[Image taken 20.8.21] Library Square, York. The two men drove in. One went to pick up the food order while the other waited. I was sat on a bench for five minutes. In this time two cars were used to collect snacks/meals. This practice is a covid phenomenon. It brings vehicles into a 'people' space. It brings air pollution and the sound of slamming doors/boots into a space that was previously a relaxed quiet place off the busy Museum Street. See also: #173302. Earlier image this location: #172064Other:
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173302Photo #173302[Image taken 20.8.21] Library Square, York. The driver of the black car was collecting a food order. She argued the parking was for library users. But didn't go into the library. She didn't seem to have a mobility issue and didn't mention that part of the parking sign. Other image here today: #173304. Other image this issue: #173013, #174133.Enforcement:
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enforcement
173274Photo #173274[Image taken 17.8.21] Esplanade car park, York. Original image (explanation) see: #173232. Other images today: #173271, #173273Car storage:
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173273Photo #173273[Image taken 17.8.21]. Esplanade car park, York. The (albeit small) sign immediately in front of the vehicle says Emergency exit keep clear. The text on the ground (partly under the vehicle) says Keep clear. This is now part of the diversion for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme (search on 'wellingtonrowesplanadelivediversion'. Other images today: #173271, #173274Enforcement:
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enforcement
173271Photo #173271[Update: on 19.8.21 I saw these had been removed.] [Image taken 17.8.21] Tanner’s Moat, York junction with Rougier Street. Same issue – #171434 ie dumped/uncollected cycles – but I have re-taken the image to help CYC find them. ("The current status of your report is: closed - unable to locate."). Other images today: #173273, #173274.Enforcement:
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enforcement
173233Photo #173233[Image taken 14.8.21] Deangate close to the bollards (filtered permeability) with Minster Yard, York. This driver has not noticed the new 'at any time' restrictions on loading (see: #173205 and discussion). Other images today: #173230 and links.Enforcement:
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173232Photo #173232[Update see: #173274] [Image taken 14.8.21] Esplanade car park, York. Each car parking space is worth around £13.50 for up to five hours according to the charges board (www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/404/esplanade-car-park). Galling because the income from car parking was given as the reason the cycle-ped-scooter-wheelchair route alongside Marygate car park - Railway Walk - was reduced in width by a car parking space earlier this year. The bollards were likely removed because this is now part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. Other issues connected to this scheme search on 'wellingtonrowesplanadelivediversion'. See previous image this issue: #171717. Other images today see: #173230.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
173231Photo #173231[Image taken 14.8.21] Library Square, York. Seen on a cycle outside the library. I covet and collect these. Not managed to get any from abroad (yet) though. I call them 'slappers'. But what are they really known as, 'snappers'? For the cycle this was on see: #173230 and links.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173230Photo #173230[Image taken 14.8.21] Library Square, York. Travel the world via the books or the PCs in the library, or, today from the Sheffield racks outside it. See also: #173231. Other images today: #173232, #173233.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
173208Photo #173208[Later image: #173642] [Image taken 13.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The buddleia now (previous image: #172737) reduces the available width of the more gentle of the two slopes between Railway Walk/Marygate car park/riverside routes and Scarborough Bridge to max 1.65m. On a two-way slope used by pedestrians, dog walkers, people with buggies, people in mobility scooters, scooter riders... Other images nearby today: #173206, #173207. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
173207Photo #173207[Update: 30.8.21 See: #173643 the cone has gone but the sand remains] [Image taken 13.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] A cone has appeared at the heap of grit/sand at the bottom of the more gentle slope (perhaps in response to my reporting the issue). However, it does not stop grit and sand that are the problem from moving around. Original image: #172636. Other instance this issue here today: #173206. Further issue here today: #173208. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Other:
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general
173206Photo #173206[Image taken 13.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Grit at the bottom/start of the steeper of the two slopes here - and the one that is used by 99 per cent of all people moving between car park level (Railway Walk) and Scarborough Bridge Previous image and discussion: #172736. Other instance of this issue nearby today: #173207. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Other:
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173205Photo #173205[Newer image: #173233] [Image taken 13.8.21] Deangate junction with Minster Yard, York. No loading at any time sign and markings have appeared. Alas, according to the Highway Code, this does not mean people cannot be set down or picked up. A large number of the vehicle movements is taxi drivers picking up/setting down and people collecting children from nearby schools by car. The issues are that drivers block the gap - obstructing sightlines for all, some drop off people into the area others are walking/cycling/wheelchairing through rather than on the pavement (left out of image), and because drivers can't continue through, they must turn. This means a journey to here, a journey out again, and multi-point turns in the space 'people' are moving around. The vehicle movements mean pollution and the risk of hitting someone, particularly a small someone. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Enforcement:
Infrastructure
enforcement
173204Photo #173204[Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner's Moat, York. Five weeks after reporting and the cycles are still here. The blue/white one has fallen/been moved and now takes up more space and calls attention to the issue and perhaps that leaving a cycle (here) is not safe. Original image: #171434. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
173203Photo #173203[Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Wellington Row. Location image for: #173202Pothole:
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potholes
173202Photo #173202[Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Wellington Row. This doesn’t look like a big issue but the contraflow cycle lane is very narrow, some drivers seem not to see the contraflow signs, are on this side of the road when they come round the corner from Wellington Row, and are going fast. There are also pedestrians to be aware of as the pavements are also too narrow… People on cycles should not have to be looking down – we need to be looking around. Parallels with mobile phone use. Location for this issue: #173203. Other issues near here today: #173199. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Pothole:
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potholes
173201Photo #173201[Update: the scaffolding has been removed.] [Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Wellington Row. Other image here today: #173199 and linksObstruction:
Event
obstructions
173199Photo #173199[Update: The scaffolding has gone.] [Image taken 13.8.21] Tanner Row, York, looking towards Rougier Street. A problem for pedestrians and cyclists when repairs are needed to buildings on narrow streets with narrow pavements and narrow contraflow cycle lanes. Other image here today: #173201. Other issues today: #173196 and links.Obstruction:
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173197Photo #173197[Image taken 13.8.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. Other image of this issue today: #173196 and links.Route sign:
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routesigns
173196Photo #173196[Image taken 13.8.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. There's a direction sign hidden in that foliage. It's relevant to people on cycles and on foot. Other image this issue today: #173197. Previous image this issue: #172822. Other images other issues today: #173199, #173201, #173202, #173203, #173204, #173205, #173206, #173207Route sign:
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routesigns
173162Photo #173162[Count at this location on 8.9.21 see: #173877] [Image taken 12.8.21] Clifton Backies, Sutton Way, York entrance. COUNT. T-shirt weather but not hot. Hazy. Breezy. School holidays and before work to home commuting time. RESULT: Between 15.55 and 16.55, 88 people passed. Most on cycles. The post behind my cycle is one of the points on the Dough Heald Trail cliftonbackies.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DougHealdTrail_CliftonBackies.pdf See also: #173161Track:
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173161Photo #173161[Image taken 12.8.21] Clifton Backies, Sutton Way, York, 10m inside the entrance entrance. [Note: No street view at this location.] This is a key commuting, school and leisure route. It's a nature reserve so it's unlit. More difficult is the width. Two wheelchairs users can't pass. It gets even narrower (1m or less) when the greenery is uncut. And nettles and briars fringe the path. Nasty on a cycle with bare legs or arms. A parent pushing a child while I was counting explained when the foliage encroaches on the path and she makes way for another - faster - user, her very young child often has her arms outstretched and gets scratched and stung. See also: #173162.Track:
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track
173127Photo #173127[Image taken 11.8.21] Junction of Duncombe Place (High Petergate, Low Petergate, Precentor's Court) and Minster Yard, York. Fed up with drivers blocking the permeable entry/exit with the cycle-ped sign including the symbol for NCN 658, the double yellow lines and the bollards, I decided to do a count. I sat on the concrete block to the left of the bollards (where the cycle with the orange panniers is) and counted from here ie from directly in front of me across to the front of the seating with the two women on it, right ie two pavements and Minster Yard. An overcast, windy Wednesday. It was school holidays, university holidays and outside of commuting time. The reasons for choice of date and time was that I was free plus I didn't think I'd be able to see everyone and do an accurate count if it were a warmer day or a weekend and it were therefore busier. COUNT: 15.06-16.05. Result: 1058. Observations, only around 20 motor vehicles including the road train from the National Railway Museum twice. I was only counting people moving over one arm of this 5-way junction, and there were people walking behind me. Drivers can only enter and exit through one point (Duncombe Place junction with Blake Street and St Leonard's Place.) Therefore they have to turn round somewhere along Duncombe Place. Around 20 did so at the junction with Minster Yard, including at least one taxi driver who dropped off there. Watching people - the huge majority in my count were pedestrians, including with babies in arms and in buggies, with wheeled walkers, with crutches, a surprising number with dogs, someone pushing a (live) cat in an enclosed pushchair, also on scooters, on cycles, in wheelchairs - seemingly oblivious to the myriad small repositioning movements of the motor vehicles, including a couple of delivery vans, was unnerving. This really should be completely motor traffic-free.Road environment:
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road
173118Photo #173118[Image taken 10.8.21] Filey Terrace, York. Luna and her owner. Luna has been pushed out of her spot on the back rack as her carrier is being used to transport inanimate goods. She will whine if she she feels she's had to walk for too long. This is another example of what I call a 'York'cycle (search on that for more examples) ie one equipped for utility trips and that is therefore wider and/or longer than cycles without luggage-carrying capacity. Other image today: #173117.Bicycle:
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173117Photo #173117[Image taken 10.8.21] Haxby Road, York. Surely this should read, 'Be aware of cyclists.' I'm also at a loss to explain the missing 'g' on the last word. Other image today see: #173118General sign/notice:
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signs
173070Photo #173070[Update: #173861] [Update evening of 10.8.21] The signs had gone. [Image taken 9.8.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Linked to: #172721. These signs were in situ on 9.8.21 and also in the morning of 10.8.21. There is - as anticipated - no mention of 'cyclists' or 'wheelchair users' on these signs. I saw no further ones (that would relate to the 'pedestrians' sign with the arrow) on the approach to the underpass under the York-Scarborough rail line. The route was open at the times above so I could reach the rail station. There is a kerb in front of the cyclist making access difficult for some people for example with limited mobility. Other images today: #173062, #173069.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
173069Photo #173069[Update: 22.8.21 An "area coach for Taco Bell" responded to an email I sent to the Head Of Operations for Taco Bell using an address at the www.qfm-group.com/ which seems to own that chain. It said: "My colleague and I will review your request at our earliest opportunity and I will get back to you with our course of actions shortly." [Update: 19.8.21. A reply from Gino Casciani says: "Thank you for reaching out to me directly and bringing this to our attention. We take this seriously and will bring to the attention of our franchise partners who operate our restaurants to look into the matter."] [Image taken 9.8.21] Taco Bell, Monks Cross Drive, York. Taco Bell (locations.tacobell.co.uk/york/monks-cross-drive.html) is a drive-thru with a seating area inside and a couple of outdoor tables. The stench of pollution if you sit at the latter is immediate and unavoidable. To my knowledge on our four or five visits, only one driver has switched off his engine while waiting. It was the same driver who also avoided - by waiting to move along the queue to put in an order - parking on the striped pedestrian crossing. And, I couldn't help noticing, it was the driver of the smallest vehicle I've seen here - a mini. Despite the visible black and white markings on the tarmac and the perhaps less obvious dropped kerbs either side, drivers obstruct the pedestrian crossing. In the around 40 minutes I was there on this visit (as on previous ones) every driver obstructed the crossing yet there was a stream of people on foot needing to use it. The driver of the car in the image made a face and rolled her eyes when I rang my bell when approaching on the other side. She did reverse but then immediately moved back onto it as soon as I had crossed. The driver was in situ when I arrived so I don't know how long she had been there already. I secured my cycle (there are Sheffields), sat at a table and my partner went in to order. So perhaps, five minutes before the order was taken? The place was busy and the employee I engaged with said they were struggling with staff shortages. We put our order in at 14.55. The driver of the car on the crossing in the image finally drove off with her order at 15.25. This means she sat in the queue for at least 30 minutes with her engine running. There are no signs asking drive-thru clients to keep the crossing clear. There are no signs asking people to switch off their engines. I visited on the day the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change) published its report that said: "Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion—such as continued sea level rise—are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years."
www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/. Other images – other topics - today: #173062 and links, and #173070 The ‘Contact customer service’ link on the Taco Bell page (locations.tacobell.co.uk/) did not work. There is no ‘About us’ link on that site. There are no statements about governance, modern slavery or sustainability, or to its parent company. Poking around the net to find the name of the MD (Gino Casciani) led me to www.yum.com/wps/portal/yumbrands/Yumbrands. The link to the UK site did not work.
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173068Photo #173068[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. Clear signage for cyclists. A clear view of the ramp. The visibility means people have time to make a judgement call whether they can ride over it or push, for example. Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
173067Photo #173067[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. This is a busy area with works traffic (HGVs) and wheelchair users. I think the signage is clear and means people on cycles, foot and wheelchairs can be confident about moving through the area. Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
173066Photo #173066[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The pedestrian signage is visibly at a pair of dropped kerbs. This makes the route practical for many users (tourists with wheeled luggage, wheelchair users, people pushing buggies...) and increases the changes of people following the advice on the signs. Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
173065Photo #173065[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat/Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The pedestrians are following the signage – and complying with it. The signage is clear and logical, encouraging conformity. Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
173064Photo #173064[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The contractor took heed of best practice for these temporary (sub) works:
1. The Cyclists at roadworks appendix of the London Cycling Design Standards (consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/draft-london-cycling-design-standards/user_uploads/appendix-cyclists-at-roadworks.pdf) say:
“Issues for consideration There are a number of potential hazards or impacts that must be considered when designing ‘cycle friendly’ temporary traffic management. These include:
- inappropriate use of temporary ‘cyclists dismount’ signs: where a clear route has been maintained, cyclists should still be able to use the carriageway,” and
“simply placing a ‘cyclists dismount’ sign at each of the works is not acceptable and is only to be used where there is no vehicular access of any kind through the works”.
2. Gear Change (assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904146/gear-change-a-bold-vision-for-cycling-and-walking.pdf) includes:
“Key design principles
Cycling is or will become mass transit and must be treated as such. Routes must be designed for larger numbers of cyclists, for users of all abilities and disabilities.
Cyclists must be treated as vehicles, not pedestrians.”
and
“Barriers, such as chicane barriers and dismount signs, should be avoided.” Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070
Roadworks:
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173063Photo #173063[Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Context see: #173062 and links. The image gives an idea of how busy this route is for 'active travellers'. The importance of this link is not limited to it being used as a diversion (official - pedestrians, wheelchair users, unofficial - people on cycles) during the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme works. Other images (different themes) today: #173069, #173070Road environment:
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173062Photo #173062[Update 11.8.21. The same works were in situ today. Update evening of 10.8.21: all signs and works removed] [Image taken 9.8.21] Tanner's Moat, Wellington Row, York. Clear signage installed by the contractors for all users during very temporary works as part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. (Also search on 'wellingtonrowesplanadelivediversion'.) As the signs are next to the compound (left in image) I hope the contractors will quickly notice any that fall, are knocked over or out of place, or are moved by people not connected with the works and put the problem right. All images here today: #173063, #173064, #173065, #173066, #173067, #173068. Other images today: #173069, #173070Road environment:
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road
173014Photo #173014[Image taken 2.8.21] North of Scarborough Bridge, between Leeman Road and the Ouse, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Cycling along here the previous day I hadn't seen any evidence of works. There had been one bright orange barricade. At the bottom of the steps below where this image shows one. I wondered if it were the 'missing' barricade from Marygate car park: #173010. Had someone thrown it in the river, it been swept to the other side and someone had fished it out? Temporary (unsecured) street furniture is susceptible to weather but also humans. And it is therefore important that the organisation that puts it in place checks on it during use and removes it when the works are completed.Other:
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173013Photo #173013[Image taken 3.8.21] Library Square, York. For context see: #173012.Enforcement:
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enforcement
173012Photo #173012[Image taken 3.8.21] Library Square, York. The scaffolding has been removed from the front of the library. This means the racks to the left of the entrance (left out of shot) are again full with ‘York’cycles ie bikes that carry kit and kids, and children’s cycles. And blue badge drivers can use the disabled parking spaces again. But use of this ‘people’ space (benches, popup ‘pub-style’ table-chair units) now includes delivery drivers picking up snacks and food from the cafes nearby. This driver is not a blue badge holder. He said he was collecting food items. The area is small. Motor vehicles entering, turning and leaving use most of the space, leave the stench of pollution and make it unattractive for ‘people’, driving us out and making less likely residents will walk or cycle to here. See also: #173013. Other instances this issue: #174133, #173302Enforcement:
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enforcement
173011Photo #173011[Image taken 1.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] No lights on, on an overcast day on Railway Walk a critical link and leisure route for residents and tourists. Prior to the arrival of the hoardings (for the Marygate and Museum Gardens Flood Alleviation Scheme) this was not an issue as the land behind is an open air car park so light was not an issue during the day at this time of the year.Cycleway:
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cycleways
173010Photo #173010[Image taken 4.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The two barricades that had a function (see: #169993) have moved around. One is now here. It makes the location even less attractive and makes it feel unsafe. What example does a local authority or other body responsible for putting such items to use and then abandoning them give? How does this differ from fly tipping? It is not the action of a professional accountable organisation. Other instance here today see: #173009. For a possible subsequent location of the second barricade see: #173014Other:
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general
173009Photo #173009[Image taken 4.8.21] Bootham Terrace, York. The signs these ‘secured’ have gone but the sandbags remain. This is irresponsible. The raw materials have a cost, the manufacturing and transport have costs. The bags are a trip hazard. They do not decompose. The bags split but remain. The sand is a skid/slip hazard. I consider this fly tipping by the organisation that put them here and has not removed them. It does not set a good example for people with waste to dispose of. Other images here today: #173010.Other:
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general
172874Photo #172874[Image taken 6.8.21] Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, York. The contractors JN Bentley moved fast to put up a 'pedestrians' sign this evening. I had seen that pedestrians were using the road/the contraflow cycle lane through the development rather than the park to reach the river as part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme diversion. But there had not been signage to help them find their way: #172867. All images today see: #172861 and linksRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
172873Photo #172873[Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Could the space (just outside Tea Room Square/over the bridge over Leeman Road) ahead be made safe - such that it could take cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users in a more direct line from Scarborough bridge towards the station? Other image here today: #172872. All images today see: #172861 and links.Other:
Infrastructure
general
172872Photo #172872[Update - sign on ground and grit still not removed: #173819] [Image taken 8.7.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Social distancing sign. The sign is surely now redundant (previous image: #171576). But the grit/sand from the bags remain a hazard. The parent of this child said her son had come off on grit at the Knavesmire this same week. All images today see: #172861 and links.Other:
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general
172871Photo #172871[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. Context see: #172871. All images today: #172861 and links.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
172870Photo #172870[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. This is part of the wheelchair/pedestrian/cycle diversion route for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. Signs are vulnerable to weather and people. When they fall they are redundant and constitute hazards. See also: #172871. All images today: #172861 and links.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
172868Photo #172868[Image taken 6.8.21] Memorial Gardens, West Esplanade/Leeman Road, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This is part of the wheelchair diversion route for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. The foliage has been trimmed. Compare with #171370.Other:
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general
172867Photo #172867[Update: #172874] [Image taken 6.8.21] York. Between Esplanade car park and Leeman Road, York, parallel to one side of Memorial Gardens. There is no sign on Leeman Road directing pedestrians through Memorial Gardens see: #171581. This issue today see also: #172863, #172864. All images today see: #172861 and links.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns

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