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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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[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]

[Image taken 27.7.21] Marygate car park, York. (Note: no streetview at this location.) The barricades (there's a second one against the fence in the background), the sandbags (intact and damaged) remain as trip hazards. They are now also at ... [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. 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]

[Image taken 21.5.21] Marygate car park, York. This is the bottom of the steeper of the two ramps to/from Scarborough Bridge. There’s a blind corner, insufficient space for the number and variety of users to move around comfortably and sa ... [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]

[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. They are likely to remain in situ for 72 weeks from wh ... [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]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. This crossing is around 50m from the one at the junction with Stirling Road (see: #167859). Both avoid using the roundabout on Clifton Moor Gate. The tarmac around this Tesco was relaid in earl ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. People crossing on foot or on cycles have three zebras to navigate. That's a lot of stopping and starting, and likely with shopping and or a dependant onboard. The zebras are not the shared use ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. No provision for people cycling to reach Tesco. The narrowness of the route did not permit social distancing during the 2020-21 covid-19 epidemic. People on the path are moving in both directio ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. The tarmac at this retail park was relaid in early 2021. For people on cycles coming round the outside of the car park (for example from Haxby, New Earswick) it's a big improvement on the unev ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate junction with Stirling Road, York. The Tesco Extra is just off the good network of offroad ped-cycle provision alongside the carriageways in this area of York. But there is no 'destination' signage. I ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Looking south along Clifton Moor Gate, York. There's an access/exit to something here. It gets used by drivers pulling over to make/take calls. They completely block the offroad, segregated provision. The greenery is a ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Tesco roundabout, Clifton Moor Gate, York. If you have crossed to here whether to reach Longwood Road (see: #167817) or to continue over the roundabout to reach the retail park on this side of Clifton Moor Gate, or the ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Tesco roundabout, Clifton Moor Gate, York. The only way for people on cycles to reach Longwood Road is to cross here. The tarmac on the left is not marked as a cycle path. Therefore you have to join the road (no provis ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. Peds-cyclists-wheelchair users can cross left (and continue on the road network, starting with the roundabout), turn right (Stirling Road), or continue over to Tesco... and the link to the (und ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. Suddenly there are choices to make. On the left, there's a very clear direction sign for drivers. There's no signage for people on the network of segregated ped-cycleways. For people wanting to ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. The island is too narrow for longer cycles or people with trailers. The route links residential and retail areas. Therefore trailers and 'family-carriers' (eg: #167039) should be expected and p ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. It's rare that I can cross (in either direction) in one go. The width of the island is insufficient for several people trying to cross - the offroad network means families on cycles, on foot ( ... [more]

[Image taken 23.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York. There's a good network of offroad ped-cycle provision alongside the carriageways. But there are no maps and few direction signs. And where the latter exist they don't give distances. The cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167342, #167343, #167345. For the Villag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167342, #167344, #167345. For the Villag ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. I believe the pedestrian/cycle path needs to be a Copenhagen/continuous crossing over the entrances/exits. Images taken today about this see also: #167341, #167343, #167344, #167345. For the Villa ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Hurricane Way, York. There’s a signed cycle route between the junction with Clifton Moor Gate to Village Street, Rawcliffe, passing retail outlets. It’s difficult to reach the Tesco roundabout on the other side of ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required for just one user on a cycle at this right angle. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by one adult with a pushchair. [Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This angle is too tight. T ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by one family going in the same direction. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167352, #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. At its widest the tarmac measures 243cm (actual width). But at its narrowest (between the upstands) it’s 218cm (actual width). Then you take off 25cm or 50cm each e ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. Indicative image of space required by two adults with one pushchair travelling in the same direction. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #1673 ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This corner is too tight. It’s also too narrow. Other images of this side of the crossing taken today see: #167350, #167351, #167352, #167353, #167354, #167356, # ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, near Tesco petrol station, York. This angle is too tight. The route is well used and it’s a toucan. People on foot, cycles, mobility scooters, people with pushchairs, people holding (children’s) ... [more]

[Image taken 18.4.21] Clifton Moor Gate, York, towards Tesco petrol station. The corners on the other side of this wide toucan crossing are too tight and the one through the grass is too narrow. Images: #167349 and #167351 show the contrast ... [more]

[Image taken 24.3.21] Proposed access to the ped-cycle-wheelchair-accessible riverside at Esplanade car park, York, during temporary closure of the path. There's currently no destination signage, simply route branding. The bollards and post ... [more]

UPDATE See: #167917 [Image taken 2.3.21] Blank hoardings on Bridge Lane, York, the ped-cycle route along one side of York Hospital. This very well used link runs between the 'Glass Bridge' (the footbridge with cycle gulleys over the York-S ... [more]

[Image taken 26.2.21] In York, Compost John joins the original motor traffic-free route through Marygate carpark. This shows the route is far too narrow. See also: #157644, #164539, #164540, #164541, #164543

Gate to access path through allotments is very difficult to use for bikes. Needs cattle grid and accessible gate.

[Image taken 5.2.21] The Monks Cross, York retail park two-way, substantially segregated cycle route fails here. The route ends but there's no parallel crossing for people to cross to the continuation on the opposite (Primark) side. And if ... [more]

[Image taken 5.2.21] Monks Cross, York retail park has a two-way, red, segregated on three sides, cycle route around it. The cycle facility links all the entrances to the shops. There is also cycle parking at many points along it. This mean ... [more]

LNER need to make their Azumas able to easily take tandem bicycles so disabled people are not discrimintated against when they ride with thier partners. The old trains allowed us to reach cities on your route and we no longer can, bad for ... [more]

Need a quiet route for cyclists to get from one side of York centre to the other avoid the very heavy motor traffic on the inner ring road and other busy road. This could be achieved by making a cycle lane through some of the very wide pe ... [more]

This junction is particularly dangerous and intimidating for cyclists. A Cyclops junction here would be very effective especially as it is a main route into the city. Hopefully the Queen St. approach will be improved with the Station Front ... [more]

The cycle path comes to an end and fires the cycles into two lanes of traffic. Ideally continue the path all the way to Skeldergate Bridge

Make the main road narrower and create wide cycle lanes on both sides of the bridge. This leaves room for pedestrians on the pavement

This shared riverside cycle and foot path is not working for anyone. It was much safer for all when half was set for cycling and half for walking. It is dangerous with the new format. Especially since Lockdown with more people using this ... [more]

The condition of this road is dangerous for cycling. It needs resurfacing . I have almost fallen off my bicycle trying to keep near the kerbside.

It's a two way cycle route along a fast road, shared with pedestrians and it's about 1m wide! Cyclists are supposed to dismount if they meet another path user.

Very obstructive barrier, difficult for all users.

Shared path, too narrow to allow social distancing.

Cycleway admits to being narrow.

Cycleway admits to being narrow.

Cycleway admits to being narrow.

The horrors of footway cycleways.

The horrors of footway cycleways.

A sign near here #97861 instructs cyclists to be on this section, which due to flooding has become really muddy.

Minimal pedestrian/cyclist facilities at this roundabout on the edge of York.

Where are cyclists meant to go here? Right on to the road or left on the footway?

York's riverside route under Clifton bridge - unpaved short-cut ahead, paved route looping to the left

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