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Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
174362Photo #174362Work in several areas of the south underpass compound is concentrated on drainageOther:
Infrastructure
general
174361Photo #174361Excavating for Trail foundations at north approach to underpassOther:
Infrastructure
general
174360Photo #174360Survey work in progress on Trail river bridge north rampOther:
Infrastructure
general
174284Photo #174284Pony and trap on Mill Road.Road environment:
Event
road
174270Photo #174270A delivery to the premises on Midsummer Common temporarily blocks the path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174269Photo #174269The windscreen wipers on many of the motor vehicles on this side of the street have been lifted up.Car storage:
Event
carstorage
174268Photo #174268The windscreen wipers on many of the motor vehicles on this side of the street have been lifted up.Car storage:
Event
carstorage
174249Photo #174249Paramedic bicycles in use at Chariots of Fire 2021Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
174247Photo #174247The cycle parking at this walk-in testing centre is the fence.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
174236Photo #174236EDMUND DE WAAL art submerged beneath the ground at the Alison Richard building, University of Cambridge

arbart.crassh.cam.ac.uk/dewaal/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
174235Photo #174235EDMUND DE WAAL art submerged beneath the ground at the Alison Richard building, University of Cambridge

arbart.crassh.cam.ac.uk/dewaal/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
174186Photo #174186Cycle themed bar at The Orator, at the Cambridge Union.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
174129Photo #174129White lines etc done, but still some work to do on a now-smaller patch including the central islandOther:
Infrastructure
general
174128Photo #174128Not clear why the cycle lane is still obstructed by one bollard/barrier pair.Other:
Infrastructure
general
174127Photo #174127The section of bridge ramp that for so long looked unfinished appears to be the site of feature 'green wall' plantingOther:
Infrastructure
general
174126Photo #174126There's enough water in the supposedly dry brook to need pumping out for work to proceedOther:
Infrastructure
general
174125Photo #174125Between the fences, area that was compound now (in theory) recovering common. Beyond the second fence, Trail alignment and realigned brook.Other:
Infrastructure
general
174124Photo #174124Impossible to be sure, but could be preparation for surfacing at this Trail junctionOther:
Infrastructure
general
174123Photo #174123Foreshortened by telephoto lens, but giving an idea of the generous width of the bridge. Something (handrail?) was in progress.Other:
Infrastructure
general
174122Photo #174122This section is still more 'haul road' than 'Trail' - but patches of vegetation, and the flood compensation dip, have progressed.Other:
Infrastructure
general
174121Photo #174121South bridge ramp looks nearly ready for surfacingOther:
Infrastructure
general
174120Photo #174120The digger is busy where there should be a section of the brook south of the culvert near the bottom of the bridge ramp. I was told that the brook would be dug out when the patch in the foreground (ie the Trail) is 'done'. Judging by the quantity of materials on site, it would then be lined with more gabions, so plenty more still to do.Other:
Infrastructure
general
174118Photo #174118Progress continues on Histon Road and the safe 'Cyclops' junction Camcycle campaigned for is nearing completion.Road environment:
Good practice
road
173996Photo #173996Shared use footway at Newmarket Road / Chisholm Trail crossing now open.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173995Photo #173995Shared use footway at Newmarket Road / Chisholm Trail crossing now open.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173887Photo #173887Silly arrangement of 2 bollards, 3 gaps, on link to Fen RoadOther:
Infrastructure
general
173886Photo #173886This will be the pedestrian junction between bridge steps and towpathOther:
Infrastructure
general
173885Photo #173885This will be the cycle junction between bridge ramp and towpathOther:
Infrastructure
general
173884Photo #173884New towpath surface is very wide under the railway bridge.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173883Photo #173883Towpath upgrade finished and open. Interesting choice of radii at the junction with the link to Fen Road - perhaps determined more by land availability than attention to likely traffic patterns and desire lines?Other:
Infrastructure
general
173882Photo #173882Newly laid asphalt at the Chisholm Trail bridge, Chesterton.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173881Photo #173881Newly laid asphalt at the Chisholm Trail bridge, Chesterton.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173880Photo #173880Improved access to Fen Road from the towpath in Chesterton.

But as others have pointed out (see #173887) the bollard arrangement is problematic. The gaps at the side are too narrow to use safely hence everyone has to go through the middle creating a bit of a conflict.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173879Photo #173879Much easier access to the towpath at Fen Road than previously.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173878Photo #173878Towpath asphalt at Chesterton railway bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173870Photo #173870Racks overflowing with bikes, early September 2021Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173855Photo #173855Margaret Wright community orchard.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
173764Photo #173764The Chisholm Trail towards Ditton Meadows.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173763Photo #173763The Chisholm Trail underpass at Newmarket Road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173751Photo #173751This section of the Chisholm Trail is built on a bed of gravel that is designed both to protect tree roots and the path from the roots causing ridges on the path. Only along a short stretch where trees grow on this side of the brook.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
173750Photo #173750Mill Road bridge, the bus gate marking has been replaced overnight with a 20mph roundel and there’s ahead only at Devonshire Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173749Photo #173749Mill Road bridge, the bus gate marking has been replaced overnight with a 20mph roundel.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173722Photo #173722There are now lots of these 'big bollards' alongside the path on the north Common. They're about 1.5m high, and generally about 0.2 - 0.3m outside the edge of the path.

Some are sensibly located to warn spectators leaving the stadium that they are joining a cycle route.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
173721Photo #173721A short stretch on the Common adjacent to Newmarket Road appears to be 'finished', but much of the rest past the football ground still awaits the top layer of tarmacOther:
Infrastructure
general
173720Photo #173720Pavements on both sides of Newmarket Road have been marked up, and are being prepared, for resurfacing.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173719Photo #173719Posts have been set to mark the alignment of the Trail at Barnwell MeadowOther:
Infrastructure
general
173718Photo #173718The bollards and gateposts have gone from the link to Fen Road, and so has part of the closure fence. The walking talking diversion notice was getting plenty to do.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173717Photo #173717Compacting and rolling under way on the towpath, but it's still the base layer: no sign yet of tarmac.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173444Photo #173444Nearly all of the recently-unridable loose chippings section is now fenced-off 'work in progress', together with the short stretch east of the cattle grids.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173443Photo #173443Cambridge Assessment has good cycle parking, but they are obsessed with making cyclists dismount and segregating them from people without bikes.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
173323Photo #173323Cycle parking needed at entrance to Coleridge RecCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173322Photo #173322Reasonable splay at new junction beside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173321Photo #173321Base layer of tarmac, but not final surface, completed alongside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173320Photo #173320Open, but unfinishedOther:
Infrastructure
general
173319Photo #173319Open, but unfinishedOther:
Infrastructure
general
173318Photo #173318Open, but unfinishedOther:
Infrastructure
general
173317Photo #173317Open, but I think unfinished: looks like there's another layer of surfacing still to come.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173316Photo #173316The towpath past rail and Trail bridges, and its link to Fen Road, are open.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173301Photo #173301New Co-op opens with no cycle parking, yet plenty of space for various pavement-blocking paraphernaliaCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173290Photo #173290South end of presently-closed section is not ready for tarmac: must wait for adjustments to line and level when the new bridge over the brook is installed.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173288Photo #173288Base layer rolled and ready for tarmac on widened path alongside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173287Photo #173287Base layer rolled and ready for tarmac on widened path alongside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173286Photo #173286Better progress on backfill over utilities on south side of Newmarket RoadOther:
Infrastructure
general
173278Photo #173278Link between towpath and Fen Road looks like it will be a decent widthOther:
Infrastructure
general
173277Photo #173277Progress on realignment of the brookOther:
Infrastructure
general
173254Photo #173254Beginning to widen the section between brook crossing and football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173253Photo #173253Perhaps this time the backfill over the utilities will be able to stay in placeOther:
Infrastructure
general
173252Photo #173252Evidence of the shape of the junction between bridge and widened towpathOther:
Infrastructure
general
173251Photo #173251Progress on the realignment of the brook alongside the bridge rampOther:
Infrastructure
general
173250Photo #173250The intermediate link between towpath and Fen Road is closedOther:
Infrastructure
general
173249Photo #173249Second phase of towpath closure is under wayOther:
Infrastructure
general
173243Photo #173243No footway left 😒Road environment:
Problem
road
173242Photo #173242These double tier racks have gas springs to help lift the bike but are hard to press down.
Lower racks are unusable, safely because of the risk of banging your head on the upper part.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
173241Photo #173241No sign here of a walking or cycling route to Cambridge North.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
173195Photo #173195Defining the outer edge for the improved towpath near the railway bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
173194Photo #173194Towpath back-filled, and edge board set, over new rainwater drain from the bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
173192Photo #173192This is unexpected: a deep layer of chippings, with nothing binding them, from Newmarket Road to the diversion past the football ground. The least cycle-friendly surface I've experienced in a long time, with a distinct desire line already forming in the grass alongside.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173189Photo #173189Hope they know that the sections of the machinery-access bridge are not joined together ... ...Other:
Infrastructure
general
173187Photo #173187With the section of pipe removed, the true size of the brook is more apparent.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173177Photo #173177Another useless attempt to stop oversize vehicles from slamming into the railway bridge.

It’s aimed at preventing a bridge strike as seen in #154713 but is doomed to being as useless as the bells were in #54344.

If you don’t believe me see 11foot8.com
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173150Photo #173150'Bridge' element of culvert has been demolishedOther:
Infrastructure
general
173149Photo #173149Vegetation cleared back from the edges, and surface broken up, on path alongside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173148Photo #173148Vegetation cleared back from the edges, and surface broken up, on path alongside football stadiumOther:
Infrastructure
general
173146Photo #173146Gas pipe installed, but I think not yet connected. Some other utilities not in great shape.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173145Photo #173145A patch of tarmac replaces the unsatisfactory yellow plastic kerb ramp. Still
not really wide enough for a trike, but at least this one won't move.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
173144Photo #173144A better view of work on the towpath near the railway bridge. Perhaps it's back-filling over a stretch of the new duct or pipe.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173143Photo #173143Towpath base layer in front of the north compound is compacted and levelled. I think the large new hole at the edge is a sump/soakaway/treatment site for the rainwater drain from the bridge.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173141Photo #173141All of the presently-closed section of the towpath has been skimmed. There are no easy clues to indicate what the duct or pipe will be for.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173140Photo #173140Depositing, and roughly levelling, a base layer for the new towpath surfaceOther:
Infrastructure
general
173139Photo #173139There is progress on the towpath, plus this outfall to the river for the rainwater drain from the bridge.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173046Photo #173046Concrete wall at landward side of towpath between bridge and stepsOther:
Infrastructure
general
173045Photo #173045North side redmac, with a very awkward yellow plastic ramp to mount the kerb at the far end.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173044Photo #173044Fresh redmac, maybe fresh blackmac, and fresh white lines - but still plenty to do around the central island at the western endOther:
Infrastructure
general
173043Photo #173043Fresh redmac, and maybe fresh blackmac tooOther:
Infrastructure
general
173024Photo #173024That could be a narrow (path-width-only) planer in the background.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173023Photo #173023Tonight's work on Newmarket Road starts with surface planing, including (as far as I could see) the edges which have been occupied by the temporary pedestrian/cycle paths.Other:
Infrastructure
general
173022Photo #173022Another view of the work to realign the brook next to the bridge rampOther:
Infrastructure
general
172897Photo #172897The crack in the old structure over the brook is big enough to suggest that a complete demolish and rebuild sequence is needed.Other:
Infrastructure
general
172896Photo #172896Southern end of plastic tile diversion on the north common - again without a good link to the old path.

Diversion (which is roller-coaster uneven) and old path are both open on Friday 6th August
Other:
Infrastructure
general
172895Photo #172895Water main reconnected, gas main reinstatement under way.Other:
Infrastructure
general

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