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168702Photo #168702[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No exit possible on a cycle from the car park here. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168701Photo #168701[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through the car park. No diversion. The steeper of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge is visible in the background, right. The shared use path is not wider at the base where people on cycles and in wheelchairs need a wide angle to get up and turn the corner on the way down. There is no protected space for people on foot accessing the same slope or passing it. It is that I and others try to avoid. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168700Photo #168700[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through. No diversion. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168699Photo #168699[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. No way through. No diversion. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168698Photo #168698[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. There were NO signs warning people that the route was limited to the one between the rail line and edge of the car park. Many users of this route do not want to put themselves at risk of or increase the chances of a collision at the bottom of the steeper slope between Scarborough Bridge and the car park. Accordingly, I did what I've been doing since the coned off corridor was removed - and going through the car park. Yesterday it was still possible, and there was someone behind me also heading for the further less steep slope. But today the route was blocked. All images today: #168694 and linksRoute sign:
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168697Photo #168697[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This cyclist with child trailer is only just able to get through the 107cm gap. On this side, the foot of the fence panel is 25cm wider than the barrier. Further image this rig see: #168696. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168695Photo #168695[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 107cm is only just wider than this cycle with trailer with children inside. The other side of the barriers, there's a pedestrian 'queuing' to get through. I also believe the foot of the barrier is an additional hazard as people might not see it. It is 44cm wider than the barrier. Further image this rig see: #168697. All images today: #168694 and linksObstruction:
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168694Photo #168694[Image taken 10.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 107cm is the width of the access to the shared use route that links the station, schools, parts of the city on either side of the river, and used by... everyone including people with sight, physical and learning disabilities, on foot with mobility aids... 107cm is the gap. The usable width is reduced by a minimum of 25cm on each side. All images today: #168695, #168696, #168698, #168699, #168700, #168701, #168702, #168703, #168704, #168707, #168708, #168709Obstruction:
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168620Photo #168620[Image taken 8.5.21] Duncombe Place, York. There’s shared use space for the full length of the Minster on this side. This means it’s permeable for people on foot or cycling between Duncombe Place or High Petergate (Bootham Bar end) and Deangate along Minster Yard. It's popular with local people, particularly families during lockdown (March 2020-April 2021). But getting there on foot and on cycle is unpleasant. Very many drivers approach from Museum Street (over Lendal Bridge) find they cannot go anywhere so have to turn round. These unpredictable movements make the end at the bollarded entry/exit with Minster Yard chaotic and hazardous. Drivers also wait here - as on this wet Saturday afternoon. The driver of the black vehicle is on the two-way cycle lane – there’s a cycle symbol and is blocking the gaps between the bollards. When the city is busy it’s fraught here.Congestion:
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168593Photo #168593[Image taken 18.3.21] [Image taken 18.3.21] Bridge Lane end of Glass Bridge, York. See also #168589 and links.Other:
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168592Photo #168592[Image taken 18.3.21] [Image taken 18.3.21] Glass Bridge, York between Scarborough Terrace and Bridge Lane. Looking towards the Bridge Lane end. See also #168589 and links.Other:
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168591Photo #168591[Image taken 18.3.21] York, Glass Bridge, York over York-Scarborough rail line. The image shows the Bridge Lane end. (The top of the steps is on the left.) The painting was made in mid-March 2021. See also #168589 and links.Other:
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168590Photo #168590[Image taken 18.3.21] Detail of painting on Glass Bridge, York, looking towards the Scarborough Terrace end. See also #168589 and links.Other:
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168589Photo #168589[Image taken 18.3.21] Glass Bridge, York. The intimidating view of the ‘Glass Bridge’ as it’s known locally is mitigated this end by pink blooms on a white background. www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19161449.nhs-heroes-feature-hospital-bridge-mural-york/ It’s a Network Rail project: www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-continues-to-brighten-up-york-bridges-and-help-tackle-graffiti. The bridge links Scarborough Terrace and Bridge Lane. There is a cycle gulley on one side of these steps. Likewise on the other side. There is pedestrian and cycle access at several places from Bridge Lane to York hospital. Further images of the bridge from today: #168590, #168591, #168592, #168593. Other mural by this artist: #170566Other:
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168588Photo #168588[Image taken 4.5.21] Esplanade near car park, York. Diversion sign through the car park. Sign has the Trans Pennine Trail [www.sustrans.org.uk/find-other-routes/trans-pennine-trail] logo. The diversion will be in place until around August 2021 while floodgates are replaced under Lendal Bridge (Wellington Row): www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-defence-work-starting-across-yorkRoute sign:
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168585Photo #168585[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. This contraflow cycle lane is not safe for any user. Yet is now also signed for people in wheelchairs. See also: #168584 and links.Road environment:
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168584Photo #168584[Update 3.7.21: The wheelchair sign has been removed – the route should not have been signed along here (see: #171340). The other sign has also been moved away from the cycle parking.] [Image taken 4.5.21] Wellington Row, York. These signs are wrong. I am baffled by wheelchair users being directed this way. The pavements are not wide enough and the carriageway under pressure and hazardous. See also: #168585. Wellington Row closure diversion route see: #166177Road environment:
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168583Photo #168583[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. View from the riverside end - just reopened in its new width format - of the route through Marygate car park. The red block shows where the steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge intersects with the cycle-ped-wheelchair route and that the width remains uniform at that point (see: #168583). At present, at least, it is still possible for people wanting to avoid the congestion and possible conflict, and who do not to want to exacerbate the issues, to ride through the car park. But that removes the point of the route and the works and requires the gap on the right (the Tier hire scooter-cycle bays) to remain free of obstructions. City of York Council is not protecting the gap that would formalise this desire line/such journeys see: #168561. All images today: #168548 and links.Other:
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168582Photo #168582[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A very steep slope leads to/from Scarborough Bridge. To get up a slope on a cycle you need a runup and to be positioned correctly. Wider, longer cycles (see: #165610), and those with trailers (see: #164845, #164543), need larger turning circles. This location does not provide sufficient space. It is clear in this image the corner is blind on this side for all users: coming down and for those wanting to go up. The wall in the background (entrance close to the blue signage) is part of a more gentle slope with serpentines. The low wall in the background has a (flood)gate (open in this image) - the gap to the right - that leads to the river with a plastic 'tray' to mitigate the step for people in wheelchairs, wheeling cycles and scooters, etc. Nearby is a flight of steps to/from the bridge. In short, in addition to the people using the near steep slope, many people (on foot, in wheelchairs, in mobility scooters, with walking aids, who can see well, who have limited sight, who are on cycles, who are scooting, moving around for leisure, for their mental and physical health, to get to/from school, to commute) want to pass the bottom of this slope without using it. (See also: #168583.) And safely. However the space is no wider here (width see: #168004) and there is no formal bypass option. (See: #168561.) City of York Council seem uninterested or uncomprehending of the need and the hazards - conflict, collision. Those who know the risks and who do not want to cause or add to the congestion are back to using the car park. Negating the reason for the providing and widening a protected route through the car park. All images today: #168548 and links.Congestion:
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168581Photo #168581[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This link is important for work, leisure, tourism, community and… schools. All images of the newly reopened route (first week of May 2021) see: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168580Photo #168580[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The fence panel restricts the width of the reopened route and is a hazard. See also: #168551, #168552, #168553. All images relating to the reopened route see: #168548 and links.Obstruction:
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168579Photo #168579[Image taken 4.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Mud, with phone to provide scale. See also: #168578 and links.Other:
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168578Photo #168578[Image taken 4.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Mud. I put my phone (length: 11cm long, width: 4.5cm) next to it to give a sense of scale. See also: #168579. For the newly reopened route through Marygate car park see: #168548 and linksOther:
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168565Photo #168565[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Mud. It could cause someone to skid. All images today: #168548 and links.Other:
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168564Photo #168564[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Mud at the bottom of the steeper of the two slopes between Scarborough Bridge and the route through Marygate car park. Location: #168565. See also: #168578 and: #168579 for a sense of scale. All images today: #168548 and links.Other:
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168563Photo #168563[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Cyclist position after riding down the steeper of the two slopes from Scarborough Bridge. This image tries to show how much space someone who is simply on a two wheeled, unadapted, cycle requires. See also: #168582, #168583. All images today: #168548 and links.Other:
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168562Photo #168562[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Pedestrian approaching the slope marked for cycles but used by most people as it's more direct, shorter and the first one you come to from this direction. The corner is a blind one, though. See also: #168582, #168583. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168561Photo #168561[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gap 3 of four (see: #168555) linking the car park with the cycle-ped-wheechair route through it. However this one is unprotected (compare with: #168558, #168560). Therefore cars will block it. This gap needs to be kept open for people wanting to avoid the bottom of the steep slope see: #168554, #168563. The dashed markings are parking bays for Tier hire scooters and cycles (see: #164663 and links). The gap on the far side is too narrow for people to get through conveniently, comfortably and reliably (see: #157642). All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168560Photo #168560[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gap 2 (see also: #168559) of four (see: #168555) linking the car park with the cycle-ped-wheechair route through it. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168559Photo #168559[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gap 2 (see also: #168560) of four (see: #168555) linking the car park with the cycle-ped-wheechair route through it. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168558Photo #168558[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gap 1 (see also: #168557) of four (see: #168555) linking the car park with the cycle-ped-wheechair route through it. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168557Photo #168557[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gap 1 (see also: #168558) of four (see: #168555) linking the car park with the cycle-ped-wheechair route through it. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168556Photo #168556[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Gaps 1 (nearest) and 2 (in distance) seen from the car park side. Gap 1 see: #168557, #168558. Gap 2 see: #168559, #168560. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168555Photo #168555[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. There are four gaps between the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair route to provide permeability. Gaps 1 and 2 seen from the shared use route through the car park. The nearest gap is gap 1 (see also: #168557, #168558.). Gap 2 (see: #168559, #168560) is where the cones are at the far end. Gaps 3 and 4 (see: #168561) are behind the photographer. See also: #168556. All images today: #168548 and links.Track:
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168554Photo #168554[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A cyclist makes it up the incline to Scarborough Bridge. The corner at the bottom is blind and the angle tight. The previous three cyclists didn't get a runup, were in the wrong gear and had to get off and push. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168553Photo #168553[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The fence panel unnecessarily limits the width of the just reopened route. It’s also a hazard. See also: #168551, #168552. All images today: #168548 and links.Other:
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168552Photo #168552[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A typical social group approaching the narrow gap on the reopened route. See also: #168551, #168553. All images today: #168548 and links.Obstruction:
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168551Photo #168551[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. A fence panel limits width of newly reopened route. See also: #168552, #168553, #168580. All images today: #168548 and links.Obstruction:
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168550Photo #168550[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Newly reopened route from riverside end. All images today: #168548 and links.Cycleway:
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168549Photo #168549[Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Many cyclists were still using the car park even when the all-users route (to the right of the wooden fencing) was less empty. All images today: #168548 and links.Congestion:
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congestion
168548Photo #168548[See update: #168748] [Image taken 6.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The route (the section in which these pedestrians are walking) is open at its new width. Wider than the original (see: #166422) but much less than the covid-19 coned off popup: #157641. The bays inside the cones will revert to car parking. All images today: #168549, #168550, #168551, #168552, #168553, #168554, #168555, #168556, #168557, #168558, #168559, #168560, #168561, #168562, #168563, #168564, #168565. Tier hire scooters/cycles see: #164663Cycleway:
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168547Photo #168547[Image taken 6.5.21] Crichton Avenue roundabout (junction with Kingsway North), York.
Second image of this vehicle here today: #168546.
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168546Photo #168546[Image taken 6.5.21] Crichton Avenue roundabout (junction with Kingsway North, York). I was here at ‘schools out’ time. Children and families heading for home but sightlines on the footpath and the Orbital route [yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html] were blocked. All too often an occurrence. As I was getting out my phone to report it, the driver returned. Local PCSOs tackled a frequent offender. Second image of this vehicle here: #168547.Obstruction:
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168516Photo #168516[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. This street seems quiet. In fact there is continual pickup and deliveries from/for the businesses nearby. The advisory contraflow cycle lane is busy including by people using the cycle parking. Further image of pedestrians here today: #168515Obstruction:
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168515Photo #168515[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. The pavements are too narrow. People walk in the contraflow cycle lane. Further image of pedestrians here today: #168516. Overview and links of issues here: #164846. Wellington Row closure diversion route: #166177Cycleway:
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168514Photo #168514[Image taken 4.5.21]. Station Rise, York. Tier hire scooters in their parking bays outside City of York Council offices. Overview Tier scooters and cycles see: #164663 and links.Other:
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168513Photo #168513[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York. The problems (lack or only difficult access to/from the Sheffields) could have been prevented or mitigated by the aisle between the racks and the Tier scooter/cycle parking bays confirming to best practice - see Table 11-2: Recommended and minimum dimensions for banks of Sheffield stands in LTN 1/20 Cycle infrastructure design www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120. Overview all issues this location and links: #164846Cycle parking:
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168512Photo #168512[Image taken 4.5.21] Micklegate, York. No space for additional cycle parking but an al fresco eating area during covid-19 restrictions is permitted. See also: #164329.Cycle parking:
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168511Photo #168511[Image taken 4.5.21] Wigginton Road, York. This is a continuation of caption: #168510 (and links). The driver realised s/he had made a mistake. But it wasn't the fouling of the ASL and therefore the blocking of anyone on a cycle in Bridge Lane being able to access the road network. It was that s/he was in the wrong lane. Alas there was no company name on the vehicle.Obstruction:
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168510Photo #168510[Image taken 4.5.21] Wigginton Road, York. The ASLs here are not 'nice to have' but critical for people on cycles exiting Bridge Lane using the cycle light: #167954. This driver blocked the entire ASL for the turning to Haxby Road. I was in the ASL on Bridge Lane. I thought the driver had realised his/her mistake or seen me taking a photo when s/he started to reverse - there were no other vehicles behind/on the road. But... see: #168511Obstruction:
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168508Photo #168508[Update 29.5.21 see: #169770] [Image taken 4.5.21] Bootham junction with Gillygate, York. The damage around the Yorkshire Water access cover has not been repaired. Compare the damage with that in March 2021: #165685Pothole:
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168506Photo #168506[Image taken 4.5.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Return of puddling after rain. Disappointing. It had seemed resolved in November 2020. Images of the problem from September 2020: #168503 and links.Other:
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168504Photo #168504[Image taken 24.9.20] Scarborough Bridge, York. Puddling on the new bridge (formally opened April 2019). The bridge is an accessible replacement for the original. It links the station and areas beyond with the Clifton/Bootham side of town and destinations such as the hospital, York St John University and the Register Office. It also provides access to river cycle and pedestrian routes. Puddling at other end today see: #168503 and linksOther:
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168503Photo #168503[Image taken 24.9.20] Scarborough Bridge, York. Puddling on the new bridge (completed February 2019). The water remains after rain stops. It hugely reduces the usable width for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users. Puddling at other end today: #168504 and in May 2021: #168506, #169464. Weeds growing in drainage channels (June 2021: #170160.) Positive images of Scarborough Bridge: #169805Other:
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168502Photo #168502[Image taken 4.5.21] City of York Council main site, between Toft Green, Station Road and Station Rise, York. Cycle parking for staff. Spacious, stylish, historical. Other cycle parking nearby: #168501Cycle parking:
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168501Photo #168501[Image taken 4.5.21] Hudson Quarter (between Toft Green, Station Road and Station Rise) York. I assume these are cycle racks. Is the design intended to be the logo of the development? Are they based on this idea: #168498, #168499?Cycle parking:
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168497Photo #168497Newer image: #170500 [Image taken 5.5.21] Terry Avenue (Millennium Bridge/Butcher Terrace end). This zebra appeared at lunchtime. Passing spaces were being installed too. Their purpose and presence of the vehicles creating them further detract from the calm safe ped-cycle-wheelchair environment that makes this area unique. Terry Ave closing overview: #164095.Road environment:
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168487Photo #168487[Image taken 5.5.21] The total width of this tricycle, including the mirror (see: #168486) is around 95cm. Other image here today see: #168483 and linksOther:
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168486Photo #168486[Image taken 5.5.21] This trike has a mirror mounted on the right-hand handlebar. It protrudes around 8cm further than the bars. Other image here today see: #168483 and linksCycle parking:
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168485Photo #168485[Image taken 5.5.21] This trike extends forward around 65cm from the front rack support. The space provided is not enough to provide protection or to accommodate longer cycles. In Chapter 8 of the London Cycling Design Standards (content.tfl.gov.uk/lcds-chapter8-cycleparking.pdf), the diagram Indicative layout 8/03a: Perpendicular cycling parking stand layout gives 0.9m as the minimum distance between the kerb and the stand. With longer cycles, including cargo-delivery-last mile designs being more widely available and popular I believe a more recent guide would increase that number. Other image here today see: #168483 and linksCycle parking:
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168484Photo #168484[Image taken 5.5.21] These racks are too close to the carriageway. The pink mark shows how far into the road one of the cycles protrudes. Other image here today see: #168483 and linksCycle parking:
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168483Photo #168483[Image taken 5.5.21] The well used racks (see also: #173308) are on a buildout. They are protected from being hit by a motor vehicle by the bollard. Other images here today see also: #168484, #168485, #168486, #168487. And from 8.3.21: #165096Cycle parking:
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168482Photo #168482[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. The tarmac has been extended (previously bare earth and sometimes mud showed the additional space people need to get through). This need that is not provided for is visible in (too) many other locations in York where there are staggered chicanes eg: #169111. They show that cyclists who can get through need more space but they don't reveal how many people can't get through and how many give up and don't try again because it was so difficult or unpleasant. Other images here from today: #168478 and linksTrack:
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168479Photo #168479[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. This pair of staggered barriers is tight and are noticeably uphill in this direction. I've seen riders of sociables and trikes (and their stokers/passengers) dismount and push over the grass, to the right. Other images here from today: #168478 and linksOther:
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168478Photo #168478[Image taken 5.5.21] The Knavesmire, the racecourse, York. This was a pair of staggered barriers. One has been removed. You can see the dark square of tarmac where one end was buried. This makes it much more comfortable and straightforward to ride this route even on a two-wheel cycle before you have done a big shop at the nearby Tesco. It must make all the difference on longer and wider cycles such as a sociable or trike. Other images of the barriers here today see also: #168482, #168479. And from 12.5.21 with measurements: #168847Obstruction:
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168295Photo #168295[Image taken 26.4.20] Rowntree Park, York. The Sheffields (cycle rack design) have space in front and behind. They are therefore easy to get into and out of - roll in, roll onwards - important if you have mobility issues, a health condition or a heavy cycle. They also accommodate longer cycles or standard designs with adaptations such as this towbar attachment for pulling, guiding another cycle. These racks are therefore appropriate for use where families will need them such as in a park. Other cycle stands in this park: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168294Photo #168294[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. When a cycle is unsupported (see: #10741) or unequally weighted (see: #167791, though these racks are on a slope which is also a problem) or the rack is too close to an object (see: #165596), it can tip over as here. (The person posting this image: #9347 suggested it was the lock/locking technique that was at fault. I don't agree. You should not need a specific design of lock to be able to use a rack. Finding and using the cycle parking at your destination should be the easiest part of your journey.) This unstable cycle creates a further obstacle to someone using the neighbouring space: there's no room. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168293Photo #168293[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. The cycle on this side cannot be fitted into the rack due to the pedal of the neighbouring cycle. It therefore protrudes far beyond the other cycles and possibly, in a different setting, outside the space available, allocated or safe. The front panniers on the nearside cycle are permanent. They and the front rack mean the cycle cannot be parked in racks with width restrictions such as this design on Aldwark, York: goo.gl/maps/7oVA523ovLBLY56ZA. See also: #168291 and #168292. Other issue with this design: #168294. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and links.Cycle parking:
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168292Photo #168292[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. The cycle on the left is not supported by the rack and any lock may not be long enough to reach the stand to secure the cycle. See also: #168291 and #168293. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168291Photo #168291[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. The pedal of the cycle on the right protrudes into the space for use by the second cycle. The owner of the second cycle cannot use the rack. See also: #168292 and #168293. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168290Photo #168290[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. Rear view of an unadorned/unadapted, and therefore atypical for this location and this city, cycle in this design of rack. Front view: #168289. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168289Photo #168289[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. Front view of unembellished cycle using this design of rack. Rear view: #168290. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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168288Photo #168288[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. These two cycles fit but they are unadapted and unadorned. There are no child seats, panniers, baskets... They are not the norm for a park (see: #168295) or York (see: #165594). You cannot 'roll in' (to use them) and 'roll forward' (to exit them). You have to reverse your cycle. This means they are not accessible for some people and less convenient and easy to use for many. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and links.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
168287Photo #168287[Newer image: #174351 and links] [Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Set of three racks offering six spaces for cycle parking. I am not convinced people will understand the purpose of these shapes unless there are at least two cycles already in them. They could be taken for art. I find the shape challenging, even intimidating: it's not clear how to use the racks. There's no hardstanding so the area will become worn. (Aesthetics are important in some contexts. Designers may not want to include cycle parking or choose a design that is interesting or they consider attractive but which is impractical.) The ground may also become muddy and unusable/unattractive in or after wet weather. There is no variety so if your cycle won't fit you can't use them. Can family/other groups use them if they are sharing locks? There's space between them for wider designs if it is possible to secure such a cycle to the racks. If the wider cycles are self-supporting (though if the ground is soft a stand/support might not work) and the owner is not worried about theft, perhaps as they will remain within view, and can lock the cycle to itself, the spaces between them will be useful. All images of these racks from today see: #168286 and linksCycle parking:
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cycleparking
168286Photo #168286[Image taken 2.5.21] Rowntree Park, York. This is an example of good practice regarding siting and spacing (but see the captions in the links ruling out this design as practical): cycle parking right where you want it, easy to find and with excellent surveillance. There is space around such that you don't need to lift a cycle or do multiple vertical point turns to get it in and out. Cycles are not at risk from movements by other vehicles. A bench would be good too (see: #167766). Parallel to the tennis courts. With no back so you face them or face away. Though this might mean you need a litter bin too if people snack here. All images (and issues with) these racks: #168287, #168288, #168289, #168290, #168291, #168292, #168293, #168294. Other racks in the Park: #168192, #166699Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
168259Photo #168259[Image taken 2.5.21] Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge (Perky Peacock side), York. This is one of the supports missing from the toastrack Sheffield racks here: #168258.Cycle parking:
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168258Photo #168258[Image taken 2.5.21] Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge (Perky Peacock cafe side), York. This toastrack (supports linked by ground level rails) of Sheffields (cycle parking design) has lost its two outermost supports. Each support is designed to accommodate two cycles so the loss is equivalent to four spaces. Further the outsides of the outermost supports are accessible to wider machines (including what I call 'York cycles' see: #167492) and people touring/making utility or work trips with luggage. One of the supports is leant against a nearby wall: #168259. This reflects the situation at: #165096 and: #165097. I haven't seen this issue before but now I know of two instances.Cycle parking:
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168193Photo #168193[Image taken 2.5.21] Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced racks with good surveillance that are easy to find. Other image here today: #168192 and links.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
168192Photo #168192[Image taken 2.5.21] On the park side of the Reading Cafe, Rowntree Park, York. Well-spaced Sheffields (cycle racks). They are 117cm apart so will accommodate family groups and wider cycles. They are also where you need them - at the parkside entrance to the cafe. Other image here today: #168193. Other parking here from today: #168286 and links. Other Sheffields in the park: #166699Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
168191Photo #168191[Image taken 2.5.21]. Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge, Esplanade side, York. These steep steps will remain open during the temporary closure of Wellington Row while the flood gates under Lendal Bridge are replaced. Other image here today: #168189 and links.Temporary closure:
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closure
168190Photo #168190[Image taken 2.5.21]. Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge, Tanner's Moat side, York. Sign alerting people the road will close. Other image here today: #168189 and links.General sign/notice:
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168189Photo #168189[Image taken 2.5.21]. Wellington Row, Lendal Bridge - Esplanade side, York. Sign alerting people the road will close though not saying why or how long for. (The cafe - the Perky Peacock and the steep steps to/from Lendal Bridge see: #168191 will remain open.) This man said he hadn't spotted it until we got talking. I nearly missed it the previous day because it was obscured by people eating and drinking at a table that had been in place in front of it. Plus you really have to be paying attention to what's ahead here as the route is so popular. I'd have preferred the sign to be at the other end. Or there be two of them. Other images this issue see: #166177 and links. Other images here today: #168190 and #168191General sign/notice:
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signs
168186Photo #168186[Image taken 2.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The narrowness at the stretch is due to this compound. It's at the worst possible point. A slope links the bridge to the car park and a ped-cycle-wheelchair-hire scooter/hire cycle route passes the bottom of it. See also: #168002 and links.Obstruction:
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obstructions
168180Photo #168180[Image taken 6.3.21] Public toilets, St George's Field Car Park, York. Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays. Loos and litter. Other images this site today see: #168178 and linksBike share:
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bikeshare
168179Photo #168179[Image taken 6.3.21] Public toilets, St George's Field Car Park, York. Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays. No protection from the car parking spaces. How do people get them in and out? Other images this site today see: #168178 and linksBike share:
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bikeshare
168178Photo #168178[Image taken 6.3.21] Public toilets, St George's Field Car Park, York. Tier electric hire scooter and cycle parking bays. Plus Sheffields. Good practice providing Sheffields at toilets and within reach of riverside walks - you can switch mode (compare with: #173597). Ditto for the scooters/hire cycles. Other images this site today see: #168179, #168180. For the list of all sites documented see #164663.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
168008Photo #168008[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This couple have their backs to people coming down the slope from Scarborough Bridge. And that corner is a blind one. See also today: #168006 and linksCongestion:
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congestion
168007Photo #168007[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The space here is ‘all directions’: up and down the slope, towards and away from the camera, and ‘all people’ – on cycles, on e-scooters and cycles, in wheelchairs, on trikes, with trailers… and all ages and levels of physical and cognitive ability. And the direction the family is coming from is a blind corner... See also today: #168006 and linksCongestion:
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congestion
168006Photo #168006[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This the bottom of the steeper of the two slopes connecting Marygate car park/the riverside/Scarborough Bridge/York. Most people, including those in mobility scooters, use this. Officers at York Council doesn’t seem to understand the need to provide a wide area at the car park level for people to exit from/access the slope, and for people, such as this dog walker, to pass it. The hedge/fence creates a completely blind corner so the area needs to be kept as clear of other users as possible. The position of the walker and her dog show how tight the space (170cm) is here. Is this a temporary width? More images of this issue see: #168007, #168008. See also today: #167996 and linksCongestion:
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congestion
168004Photo #168004[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. 172cm for all users, all directions, all speeds passing the exit from/access to this steep slope and also passing in the direction of the camera and towards it. There’s clutter, mud… See also today: #168002 and linksCongestion:
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congestion
168003Photo #168003[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The dynamic envelope of someone cycling a standard width cycle is 1m. Yet the space here is just 1.35m to be shared between all users. The feet of the barriers and the sandbags are trip hazards. See also today: #168002 and links. What's behind the barriers see also: #168186Congestion:
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congestion
168002Photo #168002[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. From this: #166422 and this: #157641 to this. Image showing what we’ve lost (to car parking). The width is now 330cm. But that’s the actual not the usable width. The usable width is a maximum of 3m. (And that assumes the greenery growing through the railings is kept cut.) And the space is will be used by people on scooters and cycles (including e-/hire machines), commuters, dog walkers, people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters, people with no or reduced sight, family and other sociable groups, pupils of all ages going to/from school. See also: #168003, #168004. Other images from today: #167996 and links. Tier scooters/cycles see: #164663Congestion:
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congestion
168001Photo #168001[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Avoidable congestion. Avoidable hazards. Avoidable conflict. If the gap in: #167998 were open and drivers prevented from parking in front of it. See also today: #167998 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
168000Photo #168000[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Seven people trying to squeeze through a small gap avoiding a hire bike. Fortunately, the bays were empty apart from one cycle.
See also today: #167998, and links
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obstructions
167999Photo #167999[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The only way through to the riverside walks and the less steep slope to/from the bridge is through the Tier scooter/e-bike bays. See also today: #167998 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
167998Photo #167998[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. City of York Council seem unaware of how many people pass through the car park to reach the riverside walks or Scarborough Bridge and the importance of providing gaps in the fencing to enable people to do so. By closing off this option people are left only with the gap next to the Tier scooter/ebike bays. More images of this issue today (the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend) see: #167999, #168000, #168001. Other images from today: #167996 and links. Tier scooters see: #164663Obstruction:
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obstructions
167997Photo #167997[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. After the driver that was parked here moved, I replaced the cones to try to keep the route free for people heading to the river and walks, and the station, etc, via Scarborough Bridge. See also today: #167996 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
167996Photo #167996[Image taken 1.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This was the only way through the cars to the slope – see links below. When I arrived it had a car parked in it. When the driver left I saw there were cones that had been moved out of the way. So I replaced them to try to keep the route free for people on foot, in mobility scooters, on cycles (local and riding NCN65 and LCN658), etc. This had been an exemplary covid-19 social distancing popup corridor see: #157641. Images from today: Cones: #167997. Blocked gap and tier scooters/cycle bays: #167998, #167999, #168000, #168001. Measurements: #168002, #168003, #168004. Blind corner at bottom of slope: #168006, #168007, #168008.Obstruction:
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obstructions
167981Photo #167981[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. [Image taken 23.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. This path is bi-directional shared use. But it is only just wide enough for a couple with a pushchair. For other images on this topic see: #167979 and linksCycleway:
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cycleways
167980Photo #167980[Image taken 23.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. This is bi-directional shared use. But it is too narrow. This cyclist (see also: #167369) has no luggage is not riding with or carrying a dependant and is not sharing the route. Add in other users and it is inadequate. For other images on this topic see: #167979 and links.General sign/notice:
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signs

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