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102200Photo #102200Not a lot of cycle parking at the new entry building for Newnham College.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
102199Photo #102199This may be a new segregated link.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
102198Photo #102198Very odd to have a Closed to Through Traffic sign at the closed end of a dead-end road - there's access for bikes, but the road isn't closed to them anyway.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
102197Photo #102197No, Cranmer Road is not closed - this is the only access to a dead-end road, and there's plenty of room for bikes and indeed cars too.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
102195Photo #102195Bollards on St. Mary’s StreetRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
102184Photo #102184Despite the hot dry summer (or maybe because of it?) these roots are getting worse for cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
102183Photo #102183Delivery van blocking the mandatory cycle lane.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102182Photo #102182No Overtaking Cyclists past these roadworks - which were cleared away by 1.30pm on a Friday.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
102181Photo #102181Privatisation of the pavement/footway - no concern for the crowds heading to and from the station.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102175Photo #102175Gates here too. The spacing of each looks OK but I'm less sure about the width from the wooden bollards either side of the gate in the foreground. See #93346Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102154Photo #102154Guided busway 2 fire engines heading long road. @Cambslive t.co/cjHlS7pj9C

They were attending a cyclist fatality see #102153.
Road environment:
Event
road
102153Photo #102153Cyclist killed on busway

twitter.com/RailfutureEA/status/1040316075949346816

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45514309

www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Appeal-fatal-collision
We are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision with a bus yesterday (13 September).

The collision happened at about 4.50pm on the guided busway in Long Road, Cambridge, adjacent to the Clare College playing fields.

The cyclist, a man, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting CC-13092018-0340.
Road environment:
Event
road
102146Photo #102146Overgrown footpath, blocked by noses of vehicles breaching the car park boundary.Track:
Problem
track
102145Photo #102145Bike used to advertise bookshop.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
102144Photo #102144The solar system on a bike wheel, exhibited at Plurabelle books during the Cambridge Festival of Cycling.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
102142Photo #102142Protected footway access to City Council offices and some cycle parking. Most of the other businesses on the industrial estate have no such features.Track:
Good practice
track
102141Photo #102141Covered but wheelbenders staff cycle parking at the bus depot.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
102124Photo #102124This bit of the development only leads to the cycleway and so it appears the speed bump has been specifically put there to slow down cyclists. See #102123.Road environment:
Problem
road
102123Photo #102123Hump and wheelbenders

First time I've seen these humps, they weren't there at #93924.
Road environment:
Problem
road
102122Photo #102122Still closed more than a year after a bus crashed into here, see #90792Road environment:
Problem
road
102119Photo #102119Sad ofo - reported to @ofosupport

The other bike reported to www.cambridge.gov.uk/report-an-abandoned-bike
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
102118Photo #102118Intermittent cycle parking

PLEASE NOTE (bold capitals, the rest is capitals too but too painful for me to do that to you)
The users of this bicycle rack do so at their own risk. The management will not accept liability for accidents, damage or loss incurred.
Bicycle rack is removed at close of business.
Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
102113Photo #102113Cambridge Festival of Cycling display, for the Wheels Through Time exhibition in the Cambridgeshire Collection.General sign/notice:
Event
signs
102078Photo #102078The best kind of people carrier!Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
102016Photo #102016Progress on the development of this street corner with the appearance of four more racks, which with the two shown at #101933 make a total of 12 cycle parking spaces.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101965Photo #101965Unusual wheel holder seemingly fixed to the footway. The groove is a bit too wide and a bit too shallow for a typical cycle wheel, so perhaps this is for some of powered two-wheeler.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101964Photo #101964Sign related to #101963General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
101963Photo #101963Looks like a protected car parking space, procured, somehow, by the local resident's association. It'd be nice if you could do this for cycle parking too...Car storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
101933Photo #101933Work in progress on this corner of Cavendish Road / Mill Road.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101930Photo #101930Rant at ‘cyclists’ who are ‘blocking’ the ‘entire pavement’ and a request to use racks 300 yards away.

The challenge here is to change some of the residents' parking spaces to accommodate cycles.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
101929Photo #101929Rant at ‘cyclists’ who are ‘blocking’ the ‘entire pavement’ and a request to use racks 300 yards away.

The challenge here is to change some of the residents' parking spaces to accommodate cycles.

See detail of the poster at #101930.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
101928Photo #101928University Hotel bikes trapped underground.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
101927Photo #101927More lockers have been added since I recorded the dark blue ones in 2016, see #84831.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101926Photo #101926More lockers have been added since I recorded the dark blue ones in 2016, see #84831.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101925Photo #101925The Alison Richard building.

Same five years earlier #91977.
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
101922Photo #101922A Gormley on the Sedgwick site.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
101911Photo #101911Hotel Bikes

Brakes needed tightening on these two when I tried them the levers went all the way back against the handlebars.

Also there were signs asking people to 'refrain' from attaching their bikes to the nearby railings.
Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
101740Photo #101740Racks well used by people of all ages as Cambridge United host Exeter City. Result: 0-2. Attendance 3662 of which 241 were away supporters.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101711Photo #101711Removal of bike parking here - but apparently to be replaced with 12 spaces.

www.cambridge.gov.uk/cavendish-road-public-art-consultation

camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2818

These racks originally replaced 3 spaces back in October 2004.
www.cyclestreets.net/location/6025/
Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
101625Photo #101625Dead trees, ivy strewn, collapsing into the Love Lane path. Particularly hazardous at night.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
101613Photo #101613Can a landowner legally threaten to remove a bike on the public highway, locked to their railing?Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
101316Photo #101316Racks for the “centre” on the other side of the road - according to the signs.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101289Photo #101289Grantchester Meadows path. Thistles and nettles growing out of the fence by 1m. These will reach half way across the new narrow shared path, visible in the background.
Narrow paths, encroachment by vegetation, these are not new problems. Why are we still building shared paths like this?

[Update - this work was started without any consultation or public announcement, and especially without any reference to the Greenways project. Madness. It was stopped after local protests.]
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101288Photo #101288Grantchester Meadows path. New 1.5m wide path under construction, tight to the fence. This will be just as unsatisfactory as the existing narrow path alongside Skater's Fen.
Why such a narrow path when there is so much space available? And whatwill be done to prevent people from parking on it?


[Update - this work was started without any consultation or public announcement, and especially without any reference to the Greenways project. Madness. It was stopped after local protests.]
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101287Photo #101287It was a massive wrench for many cyclists in Cambridge when Ben Hayward's closed their doors for the last time in January 2017. In our latest post we relate the story of one particular bike sold by the firm that has particular relevance to our visitors... t.co/qSxJaxdNHJ t.co/vQS7VMRiNVBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
101286Photo #101286Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
101285Photo #101285One of the bikes from Cambridge's infamous 1993 Green bike scheme on display at the Folk Museum.

See also #101287.

www.iankitching.me.uk/history/cam/old/green-bike.html

The sticker on the bike reads:
CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY BIKE SCHEME
This cycle has been provided in good working order, free of charge for your use. The scheme accepts no responsibility for damage or personal injury. Check roadworthiness before use.
Problem report line - 416577
Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
101284Photo #101284Godmanchester
Turnpike Road Ends
Here ☞ ↑

To
the Horse-shoe Corner
Godmanchester ☞
14 Miles 4 Furlongs
Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
101283Photo #101283Work stand at University of Cambridge’s Park and Cycle site.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
101282Photo #101282Cambridge CyclePoint - a.k.a "Cycle what's the point"Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
101202Photo #101202The ongoing struggle to stop commuters and language students from using workplace cycle parking (NB at 19.30).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
101190Photo #101190There seems to be something in the way of the beautiful view along the Backs.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
101165Photo #101165Clear shortage of cycle parking at Calverley’s, but space for cycle parkingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
101164Photo #101164Clear shortage of cycle parking at Calverley’sCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
101162Photo #101162#Eddington #cyclepath signage overkill. This, whilst attempting to be very accurate, looks quite silly and does create a poor visual experience. t.co/zNlV9S7EPsGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
101145Photo #101145Cavendish Road

Measurements left to right in metres, accurate to 0.05m

1.75m Pavement
1.10m On carriageway car storage (full bay width 1.9m overhanging footway by 0.80m)
2.95m Available carriageway between car storage areas
1.80m On carriageway car storage (does not extend onto footway)
1.75m Pavement

9.45m Total
5.85m Total carriageway
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101144Photo #101144Mill Road bridge
Measurements left to right in metres, accurate to 0.05m

2.30m Extra width by bins and bench

1.50m Pavement
3.05m Westbound Carriageway
3.05m Eastbound Carriageway
1.65m Pavement

9.25m Total
11.55m Total including extra width

6.10m Total carriageway
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101143Photo #101143St. Philip's Road
Outside house 64c

Measurements left to right in metres, accurate to 0.05m

1.55m Pavement
3.00m Westbound Carriageway
2.80m Eastbound Carriageway
1.75m Pavement

9.10m Total

5.80m Total carriageway

1.5m Cycle parking buildout
1.9m Car storage bay width (where footway reduced to 1.1m)
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100723Photo #100723Sign trying to keep cycle parking opposite Cambridge station free for retail customers (and overnight) - it mentions the covered cycle park but should give better directions, as the people wanting to leave their bikes here are probably the ones who haven't yet found it (and the use of 'commuters' is inexact too).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
100615Photo #100615Sheffield racks on Station Square are being designated as being for shop and cafe users rather than for people catching trains. I hope it works.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
100557Photo #100557Bus service on Mill RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
100399Photo #100399Thoday Street racks.

City rangers have helpfully cleared away an abandoned bike that was looking a mess. I've now asked them to remove the two old locks that are attached to the rack.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
100355Photo #100355Poorly parked cycles combined with the camber of the buildout means these bikes have spread onto the footway. The look untidy and cause an obstruction.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
100354Photo #100354Hills RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
100353Photo #100353Future link to the busway, presumablyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100352Photo #100352Cycle parking and play area, Great KneightonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
100351Photo #100351Sheltered cycle parking at Trumpington Community CollegeCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
100350Photo #100350Cycleway and sheltered cycle parking at Trumpington Community CollegeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100349Photo #100349Crammed in!Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
100348Photo #100348Sheltered cycle parking at Trumpington Community CollegeCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
100347Photo #100347Plenty of cycle stands hereCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
100346Photo #100346No Entry Except Buses sign should also read 'and Cycles', of course.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
100345Photo #100345Someday this may form part of a 'strategic cycleway' on the west side of Hobson's brook.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100344Photo #100344Bridge into Hobson's Park and link to the construction road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
100343Photo #100343Bridge into Hobson's ParkTrack:
Infrastructure
track
100342Photo #100342Route into Hobson's ParkTrack:
Infrastructure
track
100341Photo #100341No Cycling on the Great Kneighton construction road.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
100340Photo #100340Cycle route from Addenbrooke's Road to Hobson's ParkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100339Photo #100339Big barriers to keep cyclists from going down steps - but why on earth did they build steps here in the middle of nowhere?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100317Photo #100317This is what Mill Road looks like when England are playing a knock-out game in the World Cup finals - no motor vehicles, a few cyclists - but it could be like this all the time with a closure near the railway bridge.Road environment:
Event
road
100316Photo #100316This is what Mill Road looks like when England are playing a knock-out game in the World Cup finals - no motor vehicles, a few cyclists - but it could be like this all the time with a closure near the railway bridge.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100309Photo #100309New infill housing development off Mill Road, Cambridge - they seem to have car spaces and bin stores but there's no sign of cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
100308Photo #100308Rising bollards at entry to new infill housing development with no cycle parking visible.Other:
Infrastructure
general
100307Photo #100307Student accommodation by the new Cambridge mosque - does anyone really think this will be enough cycle parking?Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
100288Photo #100288Mill Road butchersCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
100276Photo #100276Congestion Charging is coming to Cambridge - or at least to its car parks.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
100275Photo #100275I've never seen it so bad here - at least 14 selfish drivers blocking the passing places, lots of reversing and waiting when cars were trying to come in and out. It's more important as a cycle route, in theory.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100176Photo #100176Collapsing trench and pothole on Hills Road, CambridgePothole:
Problem
potholes
100146Photo #100146Ofo bikes and cycle lockers at Madingley Road Park n RideBike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
100145Photo #100145The official vision of cycle space on the new Thameslink Class 700 trains (see #100135).Other:
Infrastructure
general
100135Photo #100135If there's a pram/buggie by the fold-up seats on the new Thameslink Class 700 trains that's it, there's no dedicated cycle space. Just use the doorways as normal in this area.Other:
Infrastructure
general
100134Photo #100134A full-length (12-carriage) Thameslink Class 700 train, and this was the only cycle marker I could see, Inside the space is pretty useless - most cyclists will just use the nearest door space as usual in this area.Other:
Infrastructure
general
100127Photo #100127Sink hole in Mill Road!Road environment:
Problem
road
100126Photo #100126New pub, Old Ticket Office, at the station ‘square’ at Cambridge StationDestination:
Misc
destinations
100124Photo #100124Good to see the approach to the sluice fixed - but how long before it starts to subside again?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100035Photo #100035Cambridge Rules 1848

Sculpture. Parker's Piece

The rules of football were first written down in Cambridge in 1848. This new sculpture was unveiled in May 2018 to commemorate the event. It is inscribed with the rules in many different languages
Destination:
Misc
destinations
100032Photo #100032Parker's Piece and its lamp posts.

Nice path although too narrow.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
100028Photo #100028Jesus Green

People path
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
100003Photo #100003Not a clever installation of this bike hangar, or perhaps not a clever place to allow a motor vehicle to park.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
100000Photo #100000New Museums Site cycle parking double decker racks, some in a gated access area.

See also #2553.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking

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