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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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This listing only shows photos within York.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

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

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

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

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

Image taken [18.7.22] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The notice (see: #184896) is about resurfacing but the cobbles always remain… no matter who uses the route. Other image here today: #1848 ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards FIR.) [NOTE No street view at this location.] Part II of: #183672. The driver has now reached the crossing. At what point ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards FIR.) [NOTE No street view at this location.] Context and links to other images elsewhere today: #183671. The vehicle is ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards FIR.) The encroaching vehicle and the uncut foliage reduce the width of this very well used route to just 170cm. As this ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.22] Denning's Yard access, Crichton Avenue/Foss Islands Path/Wigginton Road, York. There are no sightlines for any user heading onto Crichton Avenue road bridge on the shared use route. And this is in daylight, in dry weat ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 27.5.22 there were bits of glass still on the route. Fewer than when I reported this but still too many for me to pick up.] [Image taken 17.5.22] Jockey Lane, close to the entrance to Sainbury's off the roundabout, Huntington/Yo ... [more]

[Image taken 14.5.22] Malton Road, junction with New Lane, Huntington/York. Cyclists are abandoned here. No matter if you want to cross the junction or turn left (LNER Community Stadium, leisure facilities, restaurants, Monks Cross retail p ... [more]

[Image taken 27.4.22] Bootham Stray, close to pedestrian link to Wigginton Road, just north of Nestle, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] A tree is falling and over the very well used cycle-ped-wheelchair link between York (Foss ... [more]

[UPDATE: An email from CYC on 10.8.22 says: "The path and vegetation to the north is adopted highway, so it is with the Council. I will chase up getting the section from the zebra through to Foss Islands Road cut back. The surface is not in ... [more]

[Image taken 26.4.22] Non-motorised users route alongside Foss Islands Retail Park, between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York [Note: No street view at this location.] The greenery alongside the shared use route alongside Foss Islands ... [more]

[Image taken 19.3.22] York. Haxby Cycleway, New Earswick, Huntington/Haxby/York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Context and links to other images from today: #180362. This sign is at the exit from a field. It warns drivers of agri ... [more]

[Image taken 28.2.22] Knavesmire, York. The wooden barriers (see: image from 2017: #90867, image from 2021: #168478) have been removed. This is much more permeable - quadricycles and trikes use this part of NCN65 - but what is the long-term ... [more]

[Image taken 28.2.22] York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The removal of the previous barriers (#168478) has left a hazard: that stump. The introduction of the temporary barrier has brought with it an additional hazard: the sandb ... [more]

[Image taken 23.2.22] Looking towards Butcher Terrace, Rowntree Park end of Millennium Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The flooding caused by storms has overrun the route to/from the bridge. The route is/was due to be ... [more]

[Image taken 22.2.22] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, Rawcliffe, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Direction of travel/longitudinal cracking in the non motorised user path. I started to notice this damage appearing in the cycle-ped- ... [more]

[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Circular damage. Other image this issue: #177241. Context and links: #177232.

[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Circular damage. Other image this issue today: #177242. Context and links: #177232.

[Image taken 3.1.22] Entrance to Nestle site, Wigginton Road, York. Clear segregation between peds and cyclists but look at the damaged ramp/tactile paving. This leads to the rural route through Bootham Stray (images from today: #177232, #1 ... [more]

[UPDATE See: #177553.] [Image taken 23.12.21.] West Esplanade, York (west bank of the Ouse). [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Mud makes the cycle lane here slippery and unattractive. The sort of appearance and conditions that suppr ... [more]

[Later image: #182119.] [Image taken 23.12.21.] Cycle, ped', wheelchair path between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. Looking towards James Street. [Note: No street view at this location.] (Marked as Way of the Roses/LCN658 on the ... [more]

[Image taken 23.12.21.] Cycle, ped', wheelchair path between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. Looking towards FIR. [Note: No street view at this location.] (Marked as Way of the Roses/LCN658 on the OpenStreetMap.) The sightlines of ... [more]

[UPDATE 26.1.22: CYC has provided a link to the update (published December 2021) Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1046126/guidanc ... [more]

[Observation from January 2022. The latest Highway Code says or will say road users must give way to pedestrians waiting to cross. I did this here last week. I felt very vulnerable. I don't have braking lights on my cycle. I felt at risk of ... [more]

[Image taken 25.11.21] Clifton Moor Gate, close to junction with Oakdale Road, York. The two surfaces required to assist blind people to choose the safe side of the route. The left-hand side is for cycles. This is 'skinny' corduroy. It is t ... [more]

[Image taken 22.11.21] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #176061 and links.

[Image taken 22.11.21] Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other image this issue here today: #176061 and links.

[Image taken 22.11.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. More direction of travel damage developing on a key commuting, school, leisure route… Other image this issue near here today: #176058 and links.

[Image taken 22.11.21] Outside Roko (www.roko.co.uk/york), Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York, YO30. Other image this issue here today: #176058 and links.

[Image taken 22.11.21] Outside Roko (www.roko.co.uk/york), Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4TU. The off-road surfaces around York are deteriorating and fast eg: #175481 and links. The damage is loingitudinal, direction of travel. W ... [more]

[UPDATE: See: #175976] [Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. I hope my meeting in the first week of November 2021, with the retail park asset manager and centre manager, plus the CYC active travel of ... [more]

[UPDATE: See: #175976] [Image taken 17.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] Two men load a sofa... ...using the cycle circuit for parking. This space needs protect ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] New Lane/Monks Cross Park&Ride, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Intersection of the cycle-ped-wheelchair (far too narrow for the amount of human traffic at busy times and on matc ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] There is a crossing marked over the cycle circuit. But there's no gap in the cycle parking provision. And no g ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous site layout.] This is the cycle circuit. There's space for all. But one depth of car parking should be removed in favour of ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This junction – used by people on foot, on cycles, on scooters, in wheelchairs - is unlit after dark. It is very narrow and hugely overs ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context see: #175869, and links.

[Image taken 2.10.21] Monks Cross Retail Park, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Two-way dedicated cycle route in high profile red (contrasting) tarmac. But it's not protected from pe ... [more]

[Image taken 29.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York, less steep slope from Railway Walk. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Unchecked foliage growth (weeds) in drainage channel. Other images today: #174547 and links.

The sign and the grit were still in situ 22.10.21 - a Friday so before a weekend and ahead of a half term. [UPDATE: LNER have not responded to my emails. I emailed Network Rail. Today (a second day of heavy rain in York) it responded: "This ... [more]

[Update April 2022 see: #175803.] [Image taken 3.9.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The social distancing sign is not fulfilling its purpose and is a hazard and an eyesore. Given that face coverings are no lon ... [more]

[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 mo ... [more]

[UPDATE: 26.9.21. The grit has been swept up.] [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 s ... [more]

[Newer image: #173208] [Image taken 1.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location]. Vegetation reduces the width of the less steep of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge. It likely also affects the structure. ... [more]

[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 ... [more]

Newer image: #173206. [Image taken 1.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Signage and barricades are supported by sandbags. When the former are ‘abandoned’ they become redundant, eyesores. They restrict ... [more]

[UPDATE: #183603] [Image taken 29.7.21] Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York. Marrtree, the new owners of the land to the left, say the strip of planting around it is not theirs. I got it cut last year when it blocked the path. It exacerbates ... [more]

[Image taken 27.7.21] Marygate car park, York. (Note: no streetview at this location.) There are light fittings along half of the hoardings only. They were on today but they don’t throw out much light. During 2020 this route was vibrant, ... [more]

[Update: One barricade is now 'dumped' at the far end of the car park. But the sand/grit - skid hazard - remains.] [Image taken 27.7.21] Marygate car park, York. (Note: no streetview at this location.) The barricades (there's a second one ... [more]

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. (Note: streetview shows the old layout of the retail park.) Parking on the cycle route is commonplace, as is walking. See #157150 and #157148 and links. This driver was almost certainly p ... [more]

[Image taken 10.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: There is no street view at this location.] The lighting was not on, on the hoardings again today. For once I was able to get an image that shows how dark it is. (The lights don't continu ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview image here.] The plant growth – including briars - from the rail line (behind a fence to the left) is now as long as 94cm in places. This leaves 220cm for all users. LTN 1 ... [more]

[Image taken 9.7.21] Marygate car park, York. Two typical users. They are being squeezed by plant growth coming through from the rail line to their right, see: #171731 Other images today: #171721 and links.

[Image taken 9.7.21] Marygate car park [Note: No streetview image here.] I asked this pedestrian for permission to take a photo. She is one of many people who visibly have mobility issues (there will be many people with invisible issues too ... [more]

Bollards too close mean that pedestrians and cyclists limited to half the width of the bridge!

[Image taken 4.7.21] Marygate car park, York. This was a very bright morning. The route - now effectively a tunnel due to the hoardings and the greenery from the rail line - was darker than it looks in this image. (My camera adds in light.) ... [more]

[Image taken 28.6.21] Foss Islands Path entry/exit York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) This shared use path with camber, a serpentine slope, no sightlines on approach or exit or in use is just 233cm wide. For ... [more]

[Image taken 25.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The two barricades that were creating/protecting a route from/to the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair route (see: #169993) are now in different places. This one is being driven over. The o ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The barricade is now redundant. Ie it is no longer creating and protecting access to/from (see: #169993) the car park and the route to/from Scarborough Bridge. It is therefore a hazard, as are ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The barricade that, I assume, was intended to create, define and protect an entrance to/exit from (see: #169993) the car park and the route to/from Scarborough Bridge, etc, is now redundant and ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Typical users of this key route. Note the blind corners - in all directions for all users, the mud at the bottom of the slope - evidence of drainage issues, and the unchecked plant growth - see ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Unchecked plant growth further reduces the sightlines of the steeper of the slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge. Mud visible at the bottom. See also: #170505. Other images today: #170482 and link ... [more]

[Image taken 19.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Unchecked plant growth exacerbates blind corners. Mud not cleared. Drainage not attended to despite this being reported as a hazard and therefore an issue. See also: #170506. Other images today ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Unchecked growth, including fronds with barbs and plants that sting, from the rail line side of the fencing here reduces the width of the route and therefore the attractiveness and practicality ... [more]

[Image taken 17.6.21] Marygate car park, York. This school group visiting from Malton had been to the National Railway Museum www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/ The greenery from the rail line makes the route even narrower. The group used this 'sort ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Cinder Lane, York. Shortcut between Railway Terrace and the rail station over the main line – if you can carry your cycle up and down steps. The gulley for wheeling a bike is on the 'down' side. The development of Yo ... [more]

[Image taken 14.6.21] Cinder Lane, York. I was unable to carry my cycle down these steps: they were too steep. I removed all my panniers to enable my partner to do it. Other images this issue: #170167 and links.

[Image taken 14.6.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Weeds growing out of the drainage channels. There is a problem with water puddling: #168503. Other images this issue: #170161, #174558. All images today: #170159 and links

[Image taken 14.6.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. Weeds growing out of the drainage channels. Other images this issue: #170160. All images today: #170159 and links

[Image taken 13.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The greenery from the York-Scarborough rail line side of the cycle-ped-wheelchair route now all but meets the hoardings, blocking out the sky – and the light. It makes the route dark – even ... [more]

[Update: #172058, #172059] [Image taken 7.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Briars on the very well used ped-cycle-hire scooter route alongside the York-Scarborough rail line. See today: #169949 and links.

[Image taken 6.6.21] Marygate carpark, York. Briars are among the plants that reduce the width for use and the attractiveness of doing so along this very busy traffic-free link. Impact on the route today see: #169931 and links. Images from ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Leeman Road, York. Surface water reduces the visible (usable) width to just 92cm. Surface water this area today see: #169487 and links

Image taken 21.5.21] Esplanade junction with Leeman Road, York. The increase in the number of users due to the Wellington Row diversion coupled with the bad sightlines (a hedge on the corner where the pedestrian is) and the temporary signag ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Esplanade, York. Second of two ramps here (see: #169491 and links). The surface water reduces the attractiveness of active travel. Pedestrians use this cycle lane too see: #169520.

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Group of four bikepackers came through the floodgate ie from the riverside route along the Ouse. They conferred as to their route. They headed up the shallower of the slopes to/from Scarborough ... [more]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Note the position and space use of this runner. Note also the pooled water at the bottom of the slope. See also other indicative image of space requirements and use today: #169486. Surface wate ... [more]

[UPDATE: 23.12.21. The mud and leaves: #176976 were cleared 22.12.21. However the puddling remains as per: #169471.] [Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This is the bottom of the steeper of the two ramps to/from Scarborough Bridg ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Looking down the steeper of the two slopes between Scarborough Bridge and the shared use path (local leisure walks and cycle routes, and NCN65, Transpennine Trail) that leads to/from/past it. O ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This is the steeper of two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge. It is used by everyone – despite the cycle signage. It is the first slope you reach on the shared route from Bootham Terrace/St M ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Width of shared use, two-way path at this junction with a blind corner and a steep slope to/from Scarborough Bridge, used by most people of all non-motorised travel modes, 320cm. The hoardings ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York. Looking towards the River Ouse with Scarborough Bridge on the right between this shared use route and the York-Scarborough rail line. The green hoardings are part of a compound for the Environm ... [more]

[Image taken 12.5.21] Marygate car park, York (looking in the direction of Bootham). Just 327cm for a route passing and leading to/from a steep slope used by pedestrians and cycles of all widths and lengths. Other images here today: #169284 ... [more]

[Update see: #169878] [Update: further hoardings installed 12.5.21 see: #168797 and links.] [Image taken 11.5.21] Marygate Lane, Marygate car park, York. Hoardings being put up with no warnings. How long will they be in situ? This loss of n ... [more]

[Image taken 9.5.21] Hurricane Way, York. The path provided for use by everyone who is not in a car is not practical or comfortable. Therefore many (most?) people on cycles use the carriageways. Other images this location today see: #169150 ... [more]

[Image taken 10.5.21] Village Street, York. The mud shows that the barriers are not spaced to enable longer/wider cycles to get through on the width of tarmac provided. This suggests there will be people who want to use this route but are u ... [more]

[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 ... [more]

[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 ... [more]

[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. T ... [more]

[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 ro ... [more]

[More recent images and issues: #181632 and links.] [Image taken 29.4.21] Hoardings on Bridge Lane (between Wigginton Road and the York-Scarborough rail line) York. They don't come cheap. £30k is a realistic estimate of what these cost. Th ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. Cyclists are expected/directed to be on the path here see: #167737, #167367. There is no provision for people using the shared-use, offroad route to cross to B&Q. There's no drop kerb to leave the ... [more]

[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 ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. This (the third, from Tesco) zebra has clear markings. There's no lack of space to make these zebras into the shared (ped-cycle) designs ('parallel crossing'). For more images taken here today ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. This is the third (from the Tesco end) of the three zebras at this end of/avoiding the Tesco roundabout. But there's a visible incline. People of all ages, levels of physical fitness, on foot, ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. This is the second of the three zebras north of the Tesco roundabout between Tesco and Clifton Moor Gate. The markings on this one are worn. Note also the gradient. The land at either end is vi ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. To cross the routes to/from Tesco and its petrol station, there are three zebras. Movement on foot or cycle is neither efficient nor convenient. This is a view of two and three looking towards ... [more]

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