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[Image taken 26.2.21] In Marygate carpark, York, Compost John joins the steeper of the two slopes up to Scarborough bridge. The bridge crosses the Ouse, leads directly into the rail station and creates an accessible corridor to/from other p ... [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

[Image taken 26.2.21] Compost John descends from the accessible iteration of Scarborough bridge, York to the original motor traffic-free route through Marygate carpark. His rig is nearly 4m long and requires a wide turning circle. See also: ... [more]

[Image taken 26.2.21] Marygate carpark, York. Compost John on the original traffic-free all users route through Marygate carpark. On the other side of the low fencing is a 4.5m covid-19 popup corridor carved out of the car park and put in p ... [more]

[Image taken 26.2.21] Marygate carpark, York. Compost John (John Cossham) is a familiar site around York. His rig is distinctive. The trailer plus cycle is nearly 4m long. Cycle networks need to be able to accommodate larger designs (longer ... [more]

The Dutch Bike shop is moving out to Gwydir Street after being here for almost 12 years see #16752.

Link between old railway line and new bridleway, often used by motorbikes which have created ruts.

Bridleway linking the old railway line with Langwith

Very muddy bridleway which has been wrecked by people on motorbikes

Very muddy bridleway which has been wrecked by people on motorbikes that use the area regularly

Very wet and muddy bridleway which gets used regularly by motorbikes

Bridleway between Warsop and Langwith, was old railway line, quite sludgy at times, can tell the route served a colliery due to the coal dust on the trail.

Bridleway that was former railway line, a good off road route, a few big puddles though.

Singletrack path from Meden Vale, that runs alongside busy A60 road, path connects to other paths at the road.

Singletrack path that links Meden Vale village up with Cuckney / Langwith area

Path through Meden Vale village, goes around the edge of the sports field then at the rear of the houses

Path at the rear of Meden Vale village..

Off road access around the rear of Meden Vale village, a great route to cycle as it avoids busy roads when getting back from Clumber Park

Path leading to Meden Vale village, from Hazel Gap

Where the old Welbeck colliery branch line passed over a footpath at Meden Vale

Path from Hazel Gap to Meden Vale, great off road access from Clumber Park to Meden Vale with just a couple of road crossings. Good track too.

Hazel Gap, where 5 different trails lead off in different directions crossing the sometimes busy and often very fast A616 road. A great junction point for cycling especially when accessing Clumber Park from wherever. Taken from the path tha ... [more]

Byway to Norton from Hazel Gap, a great off road link that connects to the existing cycle network

Ancient holloway through the Welbeck estate on the wonderfully named Drinking Pit Lane. The best off road route to Clumber Park from the Creswell area.

Very muddy bridleway through Welbeck estate. It's very often muddy here and on this occasion it was too bad to cycle on

Very muddy bridleway through Welbeck estate. Too bad to cycle easily. A great link from Creswell Crags to Clumber Park though.

[Image taken 25.2.21] A flooded New Walk, York. See also #164487, #164488

[Image taken 25.2.21] New Walk is on the opposite bank of the River Ouse to Terry Avenue. It was originally suggested as a viable alternative to it for the duration of the Clementhorpe flood defence works. However, the all-weather surface i ... [more]

[Image taken 25.2.21] Terry Avenue, York will not be accessible to people on cycles coming from Skeldergate until, 7 August 2022, or for as long as Clementhorpe flood defence works take. See also #164488, #164489

North-side precast sections being waterproofed: Chisholm Trail underpass

'Easy' utilities suspended and undercut, but water main (?) still not addressed: Chisholm Trail underpass works on south side of Newmarket Road

Utilities suspended and undercut: Chisholm Trail underpass works on north side of Newmarket Road

[Image taken 16.2.21] The cycle route around York, Monks Cross retail park is open to the road on this side. The blocks of paint link with a zebra crossing to the left. Therefore it is clear they comprise a pedestrian crossing. However if p ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a two-way cycle route around the perimeter. At the point pedestrians may be crossing there is tactile paving in the cycle route. There are no pedestrians crossing signs. It is not clea ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a bi-directional cycle route around the perimeter. Pedestrian routes 'trickle' from the car parking areas to the retail outlets and must cross the cycle route. Some pedestrian routes a ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] This pedestrian route leads right through the York, Monks Cross retail park car park. There is a warning sign for pedestrians at the point it crosses the two-way cycle route: Look both ways. It does not specify that it ... [more]

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The 12 most recently modified photos

Simon in the saddle, Martin in the seat at www.dutchbike.co.uk 's new outlet in Cambridge. The shop remained here until Feb 2021, see #164537.

At the end of Ratcliffe Lane towards Hodthorpe

Busway information at the Foster Road stop

The end of the road in Hornsea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_Pennine_Trail

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a network of pedestrian and cycle routes around and through the car parking areas. The pedestrian route here seems to me to be very obvious. There is tactile paving on the pavement and ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] Monks Cross, York, retail area has a network of pavements and cycle routes including around the perimeter. However, there are gaps in the continuity. For example there is no drop kerb for pedestrians or people on cycle ... [more]

Monks Cross Retail Park two Saturday's before Christmas. The 'traffic lanes' are very narrow. You can hear them in use. There is a drainage channel alongside the cycle route. The noise of wheels on grille is audible. The driver in this imag ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park is a family destination. The mother in this image had encountered cars parking in the cycle lanes on a visit earlier in the week. (As I had.) See also #156553

Pop up segregated cycle lane on St Pancras Way, using wands.

Cycle parking at Ronald Rolph Court, an area of small businesses.

The car parking even extends underneath this block of flats

Unnecessary cycle lane on pavement at road junction

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  • Icon 164538 Extend the existing cycle path through the woods so that it goes under the White Bridge, through to the college car park and linking to College Way. This ought to be quite easy by using the existing railway line but would help connect existing cycle routes / quiet streets.
  • Icon 164536 Hazards - traffic speeds through at this point. Congestion too. Better for town centre if traffic diverted to prioritise walking between Castle grounds and main shopping area.
  • Icon 164535 This path isn't quite wide enough for people to pass socially-distanced let alone when you factor in families, dogwalkers, cyclists etc. The path should be widened.
  • Icon 164534 The pavement here is far too narrow for people walking past to socially-distance, let alone for all the visitors to the facility. This pushes people into the road. A comprehensive redesign of this area is needed.
  • Icon 164533 This is another pinchpoint making social distancing difficult. A keep to the left policy should be encouraged.
  • Icon 164532 There is no direct link on foot from Skegness Road to Fishers Green Road going North-east or East. When the next relevant development takes place in this area a planning obligation to provide a connection should be secured. It will save people in Skegness Road either a much longer walk, or else getting in their car to go to the local shop
  • Icon 164531 This could provide a good cycleway link between Bengeo and Kingsmeads/Ware
  • Icon 164530 It is not easy to get up and down from Fairview Road to the path alongside the A1072 above. A flight of steps would be really useful as it would shorten lots of foot journeys.
  • Icon 164529 There is a gate here which is restrictive and requires handling so not COVID-safe. Replace with something else.
  • Icon 164528 The bridge is a bit of a pinch point for social distancing. Making sure there is space at each end and that people don't linger, or else encouraging people to stick to the left would be good.
  • Icon 164527 Very dangerous junction for children/parents crossing to & from school. Visibility bad up New Road when crossing from east to west. Some sort of crossing is needed to prevent an accident. Hair raising when you child starts to walk independently.
  • Icon 164526 To incorporate a pavement, make the traffioc one way along this section of road (between Station Road and New Road) & then the traffic in the other direction can access via Adele Avenue

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