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Excellent news! The surface to the right has been dangerously broken up for quite a while.

The road is crumbling simultaneously around all the ironwork on Regent St - there's a whole succession of them like this.

Large pothole on Selwyn Road, Cambridge

I recently spent ten days cycling the length of Taiwan and saw exactly one patch of bad road surface. Meanwhile in Cambridge all the roads are falling apart - this is the inner ring road, which really isn't safe for cycling in places.

I recently spent ten days cycling the length of Taiwan and saw exactly one patch of bad road surface. Meanwhile in Cambridge all the roads are falling apart - this is the inner ring road, which really isn't safe for cycling in places.

The surface of Coronation St (an important cycle route) is getting worse and worse.

Repainted, but the surface is still breaking up just where it causes problems for cyclists turning left.

Cambridge's crumbling roads - due to buses braking hard for the stop here.

Cambridge's crumbling roads - due to buses braking hard for the stop here.

Pothole on Merton St, Cambridge

Pothole on Hardwick St

Tenison Road is crumbling and will presumably continue to do so at least until the CB2 development is finished.

Station Road, Cambridge, is collapsing - and will presumably continue to do so until (if ever) the CB2 redevelopment is done.

Station Road, Cambridge, is collapsing - and will presumably continue to do so until (if ever) the CB2 redevelopment is done.

Pothole 'repaired' at the Hills Road/Station Road junction

Hills Road, Cambridge, collapsing at the Station Road junction

Repairs never seem to last long here.

Collapsing speed cushion outside St Mary's School

Cambridge's inner ring road is crumbling.

Potholes, as everywhere in Cambridge these days.

Station Road, Cambridge, is falling apart.

This is pretty nasty - just at a zebra crossing where the road widens to two lines and drivers may be trying to squeeze down to the left of cars turning right.

Cambridge's inner ring road is collapsing - this is a particularly nasty pothole.

Cambridge's inner ring road is collapsing.

Two collapsing trenches

The problem with the condition of the roads in Cambridge at the moment is not just that there are dangerous potholes, but it's simply not possible to ride in a predictably straight line any more, except on a mountain bike.

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