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Car parking at the north end of Grantchester Meadows, proposed for closure - since the introduction of parking restrictions in Newnham Croft, and the growth in van-living, the numbers of vehicles here have gone up. There's a clear need for ... [more]

Car parking at the north end of Grantchester Meadows, proposed for closure - it used to be that the road surface was terrible here, and that vehicles tended to only park at the far end - but since the introduction of parking restrictions in ... [more]

Notice of the county council's plans to close the car parking at the north end of Grantchester Meadows, and a petition against it.

Imaginative redecoration of a bollard in Sedgwick Street, Cambridge.

Sensor above the lights might be for the right turn phase? There isn't an equivalent facing the other way for the Cherry Hinton Road -> Queen Edith's Way turn. Difficult to know why it's so high - unless instead it's actually looking ... [more]

Good to see that in the carriageway utility covers that have been dangerously (and noisily) uneven for years are now level - but here that wasn't possible. Instead, sloping the kerbs to meet the cover has created an inpromptu 'dropped kerb ... [more]

Redmac for the short cycle lane now finished

Bike sensor (I think) above the lights

Another case where it's too easy to be confused by the wrong lights when making the second-stage crossing

I haven't noticed elsewhere this bollard treatment for cycle lane behind bus stop

Redmac for the cycle lane past the bus stop is now finished

I think that's a sensor for the advance bike green at the top of the lights. Seems to give about 7 seconds head start before the vehicle green, but only when a bike is sensed.

The sign back at #170595 should have warned that this left turn is directly onto the M8 motorway.

No right turns from Broomloan Road onto Paisley Road West, principally to keep the car traffic moving faster.

The sign should really mention that motorway regulations begin immediately on the road with the motorway numbers all in brackets. This is a sliproad directly onto the eastbound M8 motorway, see #170597.

Edmiston Drive (which becomes Shieldhall Road beyond the next junction) is a horrible busy dual carriageway, with a mixture of roundabouts and crossroads along its length. So it was not surprising to see a mix of road and pavement cycling g ... [more]

Helen Street is not a cycle-friendly road by any means, but its junction with Edmiston Drive is particularly bad. This guy was cycling on the carriageway further back, but switched to the footway on the approach to the roundabout.

Is this still the most appropriate layout for this junction, given the change of priorities and connectivity at the other nearby junctions in recent years?

The area around Crossloan Terrace and Harmony Square is permeable for pedestrians, but things could be made easier for cycling by installing a few dropped kerbs and connecting paths.

Roadworks closing the shared footway alongside Bunhouse Road. Pedestrians are diverted through the car park, no mention of cycling. I went onto the road, but this is not possible in the opposite direction since it is one-way.

A four-arm sign at a six-arm junction. Plenty of room for confusion, but most of the destinations on this side, where there is a choice of three routes, are already within sight. The Kelvin Hall has also been written as one word.

Lanes for walking and cycling have been painted in various places in Kelvingrove Park, but are having little impact on where people actually walk or cycle. Not that the lack of compliance seems to cause any problems.

[Image taken 4.5.21] Tanner Row, York junction with Rougier Street. So. Much. Clutter. And five cycle parking spaces remain blocked by the temporary signage - see #170372 and links. The colourful tubs are part of the Buzz About York project ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Rougier Street, York. The June 2021 newsletter of the York Cycle Campaign and the blog on the website (https://yorkcyclecampaign.bike/blog/) alerted members to this campaign (https://twitter.com/YorkCycle/status/139720 ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. This issue see: #170576 and links.

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. On 4 March 2021 I was told: "Although identified for a potential scheme it [Shipton Street] currently lies 639 out of a possible 3093 carriageway schemes." ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Shipton Street between Pembroke and Newborough Streets, York. Potholes cost money - to fix and in compensation: www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/public-notices/19389909.council-pays-22k-pothole-compensation---survey/ But we ar ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. The growth at the base of this tree causes 'fluffy ankles'. The growth reduces the width of the already inadequate, non-complaint advisory cycle lane to ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. Uncontrolled vegetation growth creates hazards for cyclists (for example at cycle parking: #170526) and by reducing the width of routes as in this image ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Field View junction with Tennyson Avenue, York. This uncut hedge means pedestrians, including neighbours with wheeled walkers, and some very young children, can't use the pavement. It also creates a blind corner/reduc ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Iron bridge over the Leeds-York line linking Woodfield Close (Bilton) and Claro Road, Harrogate. Mural painted April 2021. See also: #170566. 'Woodfield Primary' is Woodfield Community Primary School whose pupils you c ... [more]

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The 12 most recently modified photos

[Image taken 18.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Diversion sign and cone blocking three cycle parking spaces. This issue and others today see also: #170372

Update: On 23.6.21 the CYC barricades had gone. The Openreach works remain in situ. [Image taken 21.6.21] Crichton Avenue/Burton Stone Lane, York. The two barricades (marked CYC - City of York Council) from: #170486 have been relocated to t ... [more]

Update: 23.6.21 Reply from Rentokil: "We endeavor to identify and reward drivers who show respect to other road users, however, we have taken your feedback onboard and will actively start to review our driver and Highway Code Training." "[I ... [more]

[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. https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19161449.nhs-heroes-feature-hospi ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Iron bridge over the Leeds-York line linking Woodfield Close (Bilton) and Claro Road, Harrogate. Mural (see also: #170567) painted April 2021. https://thestrayferret.co.uk/bilton-bridge-mural-to-lift-communitys-spirits ... [more]

Is it a cycle lane?

Car parking at Lancefield Quay.

Commerce Street, with bus lane ahead.

Start of the faded door-zone cycle lane in Maxwell Drive. The cycle lane in the opposite direction has already expired by this point.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Clunie Road onto Corkerhill Road.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Ladybank Drive into Corkerhill Road, but since the kerb is low on this side, it can be bumped. Council policy says road closures should exempt cycles from the closure.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Moness Drive onto Corkerhill Road.

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  • Icon 170585 As the road is one-way, cyclists contra-flow along the pavement to get into town which is problematic as the pavement is narrow along St Augustine's road.
  • Icon 170572 Ramp is too narrow for cyclists, could be modified
  • Icon 170571 Make Grasmere St two-way to cycles to allow cyclist to cut-out Upperton Road roundabout more easily.
  • Icon 170570 Improve cycle link to Walnut Street
  • Icon 170569 Improve cycle link to Walnut Street
  • Icon 170556 This is a semi decent pathway for walkers and cyclists however in some areas it is very dangerous with exposed stone. I can imagine walkers tripping and cyclists doing damage to their bikes if not falling. Some repair would be helpful.
  • Icon 170535 The traffic calming and widening measures are a good plan, and they should be made permanent without the temporary "covid-bollards". Currently the "bollarded" areas are not really usable as pedestrian pavements, nor are they accessible to cyclists. Cyclists are currently forced into the narrowed road together with motor-traffic. This is not safe for cyclists.
  • Icon 170510 Road surface marking needs to be added to the entrance to Luther Street to stop traffic trying to use it as a cut through then discovering it can't be done. This would significantly quieten the street traffic.
  • Icon 170509 No through road needs labelling as such to prevent traffic racing down Luther Street and doing a three point turn at the end.
  • Icon 170502 20mph and speed restriction pass the school area
  • Icon 170499 With so many communities within a short distance it should be a 40 mph road to encourage cycling. The added benefit of greater road safety for all road users.
  • Icon 170498 Lots of residential properties and businesses on this section of road makes it inappropriate to be national speed limit. It should be a 40mph speed limit for greater road safety for all road users.

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