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37964Photo #37964Zoomed-in view south from Mill Road Bridge's eastern side towards Carter Bridge. It has a ready made track, suitable for the Chisholm Trail. For a view of the western track see >> #37961<<.Other:
Infrastructure
general
37611Photo #37611Zoomed view from Coldhams Lane bridge to Barnwell Junction, with the grey metal structure of ramblers bridge in the background. The end of Coldhams Road to the right and the end of Henley Road with the backside of the DSG Comet / PC World shop on the left. See Coldhams Lane bridge arches to the east of the tracks >> #37461<<.Other:
Infrastructure
general
18427Photo #18427Zoom in for the larger version. Red circles have been added.

Plan from Tesco's consultants showing that they intend to make deliveries from the front of the store, i.e. from Mill Road.

This plan was circulated at the Cambridge City Council licensing meeting on 17th August 2009.
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86886Photo #86886Zizzi using bicycles for advertisingBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
28216Photo #28216Zigzags painted. Location might not be correct.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
11501Photo #11501Zigazg cycle lane between pinchpoints is 1.5 m wide. Reduced width red tarmac at George Street and 1.2 m up to Chesterton Hall Crescent. But cyclists can't do 80 degrees bends...Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
56492Photo #56492Zig-zag ramps between the two levels on the University's West Cambridge site.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
10888Photo #10888Zero cycle parking provided by the Council (compared to relatively plentiful car parking) in York Street, so bikes have to be parked insecurely on the pavement, causing blockages in some cases.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
10889Photo #10889Zero cycle parking provided by the Council (compared to relatively plentiful car parking) in York Street, so bikes have to be parked insecurely on the pavement, causing blockages in some cases.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
3814Photo #3814Zebra crossing on Emmanuel Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
91731Photo #91731YY10 FOF Driving at me on my side & shouting to get over.
see youtu.be/kqowA90meWE
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17716Photo #17716YX56 EOM: Driving riding the morning papers whilst blocking the cycle lane on Grange RdEnforcement:
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17606Photo #17606YX51 CZT and others blocking cycle lane in front of St John's College SchoolEnforcement:
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enforcement
82010Photo #82010YT61 TJU completely blocking cyclepath at various times in the middle of the day.Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
47893Photo #47893YT06OKB in mandatory cycle lane Pembroke Street, Cambridge.Enforcement:
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17601Photo #17601YT02 WXX blocking mandatory cycle lane in front of St John's College SchoolEnforcement:
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66785Photo #66785Young people in Cambridge gather by bike.Other:
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general
82629Photo #82629Young bikerCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
8613Photo #8613You're not allowed to go all the way straight on here, instead you have to duck around the back.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
23216Photo #23216You'd think St John's would know a thing or two about cycle parking, wouldn't you?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
85823Photo #85823You might assume that a path this wide would be shared-use, but the total lack of dropped kerbs suggests not.Track:
Problem
track
28852Photo #28852You can't see the context here, but were you in a position to obey this sign, you would have been cycling the wrong way up the road.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
11192Photo #11192You can't get through this pinch-point with panniers!Obstruction:
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obstructions
63205Photo #63205You can't cycle up here! Martin, developer of CycleStreets, depicted on the roof of King's College Chapel.Destination:
Misc
destinations
97699Photo #97699You can, no doubt, spot the other reason this sign has been used incorrectly.Roadworks:
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roadworks
15797Photo #15797You can tell where the heated part of this ramp at the cycle bridge stops where the snow starts on this photo.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
95093Photo #95093You can see why people turn left to the over-size bike parking instead of taking their bikes up the ramp - poor signage, the typical thing of just banning things rather than offering positive guidance.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
11178Photo #11178You can just about make out both the National Cycle Network signs on the right and the Road Closed Ahead sign on the leftGeneral sign/notice:
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91972Photo #91972You Can Bike Too's absolutely fantastic knitted bicycle!Bicycle:
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bicycles
72678Photo #72678You Can Bike Too stand outside the Cycle King bikeshop - Mill Road Winter Fair 2015Other:
Event
general
91971Photo #91971You Can Bike Too raising money at the Beer FestivalBicycle:
Event
bicycles
52692Photo #52692York Street.Road environment:
Misc
road
84925Photo #84925York Street, as usual rammed with car parking in every space possible, plus a van having to use the pavement.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
12500Photo #12500York Street looking south.Other:
Misc
general
12499Photo #12499York Street looking north.Other:
Misc
general
5864Photo #5864York StreetRoad environment:
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road
47876Photo #47876YN62UCX in mandatory cycle lane Pembroke Street, Cambridge.Enforcement:
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20043Photo #20043YJ03 MTF (also pictured in #20041) delivering large boxes to the University. Had a nice chat with the driver: he couldn't have cared less that he was on double yellows. Also talked to the University staff member taking the delivery -- I suggested that he could have taken down the bollards and let the lorry unload in the University's little loading bay, but he said "that would have taken two minutes". Got called a "useful member of society" too; not entirely sure what he meant by that, but oh well. Never liked the University anyway; less respect for them now.Enforcement:
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64531Photo #64531YHA has cycle parking for visitors.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
47722Photo #47722YF55VCU in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, CambridgeEnforcement:
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enforcement
1585Photo #1585Yeuchy conditions at the bottom of Castle Hill.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
21277Photo #21277Yet more potholes developing at the Royal Cambridge Hotel roundabout.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
49399Photo #49399Yet more pavement parking. This time it's xF60 TSV from www.cheese.biz.

This is becoming a regular occurance. Driving onto the pavement breaks the same law as cycling on a pavement, and is invariably a lot more dangerous. Not only that, it's estimated that damage caused to pavements by this action costs £200-300m a year to repair.

And note that apparently there's not enough space to put in a cyclelane here but there is enough to park a large truck.

Prior recordings here:
www.cyclestreets.net/location/48695/
www.cyclestreets.net/location/48099/
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49076/
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15810Photo #15810Yet more parking in cycle lane.Enforcement:
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20032Photo #20032Yet more confusing signage on King Street - are cycles allowed both sides of the No Entry sign and motorbikes to the right? Shouldn't there be some kind of exemption sign under the No Entry itself?Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
64202Photo #64202Yet more changes afoot for Cambridge station cycle parking (09.15 on a Sunday and there's virtually no space!).Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
20782Photo #20782Yet another white van on Bateman Street scrupulously keeping the road clear for motor vehicles while blocking the contraflow cycle lane.Obstruction:
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obstructions
14962Photo #14962Yet another vehicle blocking the cycle lane on Downing Street: Ace Removals van registration T113 JOFEnforcement:
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85819Photo #85819Yet another unnecessary Cyclists Dismount sign - the contraflow cycle lane ends and there's a shared-use sign hidden under the tree ahead before cyclists join the road beyond.General sign/notice:
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49613Photo #49613Yet another occasion here.

See the times I've caught them just in passing:
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49565/
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49531/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48099/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49399/ (Not Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48695/ (Costa)

Perhaps Costa Coffee would like to contribute to the estimated £300m UK wide bill for pavement repairs caused by parked vehicles?

Also, it ought to be noted that this location has "no room for a cyclelane", although has enough space for a lorry to park. The cyclelane stops around 20 yards before this photo and starts again over the bridge ahead. This cyclelane is otherwise around 2 miles long and only stops for junctions. The bridge ahead has around 5,000 cycle journeys over it, every day, so that's how important it is.

Of course, people cycling here regularly get hassled by people driving too close, honking aggressively, or even attempting to pass within the same lane. The result is lots of people cycling come up onto the pavement for around 50 yards for their own safety. A large proportion of people cycling here are school children, some as young as 5 or 6 years.
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20491Photo #20491Yet another new development in Cambridge with a desperate shortage of cycle parking.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
60930Photo #60930Yet another major junction with the Coton PathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21487Photo #21487Yet another lorry parked in teh cycle lane.Enforcement:
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enforcement
58576Photo #58576Yet another imbecilic contractor who thinks that cyclists can't use the road.General sign/notice:
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signs
58325Photo #58325Yet another Idiot Cambridge cyclist entering Bridge Street though No Entry Signs.Other:
Misc
general
8966Photo #8966Yet another excellent example of how cyclists face real problems on East Road. The silver vehicle should not have attempted to overtake the lady on the bicycle, who is faced with blockage by the red car. Parking/stopping along this stretch needs to be stopped.Other:
Misc
general
81060Photo #81060Yet another example that the builders really don't care at all about illegally blocking the route for local people. And that the council and police are complicit in not making sure they don't obstruct.Enforcement:
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89489Photo #89489Yet another example of dangerous illegal parking in the contraflow cycle lane in Mawson RoadEnforcement:
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57714Photo #57714Yet another example of a lack of care by Costa Coffee drivers. In this example HN12 YWY Stops in Mandatory Cyclelane at a Pinch Point.

Here's more examples of their dangerous behaviour.

cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49613/ (Not Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49565/ (Not Costa but delivering there)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49531/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48099/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49399/ (Not Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48695/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/55182/ (Costa)
Perhaps Costa Coffee would like to contribute to the estimated £300m UK wide bill for pavement repairs caused by parked vehicles?

Also, it ought to be noted that this location has "no room for a cyclelane", although has enough space for a lorry to park. The cyclelane stops around 20 yards before this photo and starts again over the bridge ahead. This cyclelane is otherwise around 2 miles long and only stops for junctions. The bridge ahead has around 5,000 cycle journeys over it, every day, so that's how important it is.

Of course, people cycling here regularly get hassled by people driving too close, honking aggressively, or even attempting to pass within the same lane. The result is lots of people cycling come up onto the pavement for around 50 yards for their own safety. A large proportion of people cycling here are school children, some as young as 5 or 6 years.

Comments reflect the views of the original submitter only
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24192Photo #24192Yet another dodgy delivery to The Revolution - WP56 ANU delivering meat and forcing cyclists onto the footway (meanwhile the beer lorry was around the corner as required).Obstruction:
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obstructions
22498Photo #22498Yet another Carlsberg lorry parked on the contra-flow mandatory cycle lane, forcing cyclists into head-on confrontation with oncoming traffic. Registration YJ08 AHL.Obstruction:
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obstructions
9446Photo #9446Yet another bus in the bike lane at Bridge Street - 24 October 2006Enforcement:
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85815Photo #85815Yet another annoying Cyclists Dismount sign. Why not some positive guidance instead?General sign/notice:
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signs
49624Photo #49624Yet again, deliveries to Costa Coffee park illegally on the pavement. Not only is this illegal, but look how dangerous it is. The lights for straight on are completely blocked from view for people driving and riding. There's a chance that they'll confuse the (currently green) pedestrian light ahead for the junction light. Especially if they are used to the right turn being red a lot of the time when straight on is green.

Here's a run through of just how often this happens.

cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49613/ (Not Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49565/ (Not Costa but delivering there)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49531/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48099/ (Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49399/ (Not Costa)
cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/48695/ (Costa)

Perhaps Costa Coffee would like to contribute to the estimated £300m UK wide bill for pavement repairs caused by parked vehicles?

Also, it ought to be noted that this location has "no room for a cyclelane", although has enough space for a lorry to park. The cyclelane stops around 20 yards before this photo and starts again over the bridge ahead. This cyclelane is otherwise around 2 miles long and only stops for junctions. The bridge ahead has around 5,000 cycle journeys over it, every day, so that's how important it is.

Of course, people cycling here regularly get hassled by people driving too close, honking aggressively, or even attempting to pass within the same lane. The result is lots of people cycling come up onto the pavement for around 50 yards for their own safety. A large proportion of people cycling here are school children, some as young as 5 or 6 years.
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63344Photo #63344Yet again, a St Andrews Bureau property management van blocking the Bateman St contraflow lane and forcing cyclists into the path of oncoming traffic.Obstruction:
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obstructions
21143Photo #21143Yet again, a Saint Andrews Bureau van blocking the Bateman Street MCL. As a local property management company, they really should know better.Obstruction:
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obstructions
11319Photo #11319Yet again delivery vehicles to the Grand Arcade construction site are told by site security to park up in cycle lane and on pavementObstruction:
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obstructions
56745Photo #56745Yet again - contraflow lane blocked, forcing cyclists into the path of oncoming traffic.Obstruction:
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obstructions
10425Photo #10425Yesterday's car has not been washed. Had it been moved?
Ian Greasley, Senior Engineer wrote earlier today:
"There are no funds at the present moment for any re-design of this lay-by even if it was warranted.
There are however funds for the enforcement of illegal parking and a copy of this e-mail is going to the Local Authority Parking Enforcement (LAPE) office at Cambridge City Council who carry out this function. I would request they attend the area and issue the required penalty notice to any illegally parked vehicle.
This should deter the offenders."
Car storage:
Infrastructure
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28631Photo #28631Yesterday I was cycling south on Trumpington Road, alongside the Botanic Garden. There's a really dangerous cycle lane there, alongside an on-street car park, with high risk of car doors opening into the path, so I was cycling on the main lane.

Since hte lane is too narrow to share, I took it. After a while, a bullying motorist arrived behind me, and started repeatedly hooting for me to get out of his/her way -- so he/she could get to the stationary queue at the red traffic light 50m ahead faster.

Obviously I ignored this rudeness, but it struck me that less assertive, less confident cyclists might easily have been bullied off the safe lane into the dangerous cycle lane.

Having the cycle lane there encourages motorists not to expect cyclists in the main lane, and they try to imply that cyclists shouldn't be where it's safe to cycle.

It would be a good idea to close the cycle lane, transforming it into a pedestrian-only zone, so that cyclists aren't pushed into danger by bullying motorists. This would also offer a safety improvement for occupants of parked cars leaving the vehicles. Less risk of collision.

Finally, more cycling on the road would help moderate excessive speed by motorists.
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26537Photo #26537Yes. We know it's a SundayObstruction:
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obstructions
20589Photo #20589Yes. This is actually a police officer telling a private vehicle not in need of 'access' that one can't shortcut through the centre of town, and you should get glasses because that sign is huge and you can't miss it. When it gets routinely replaced, I think it should be one of those yellow-backed ones although that might spoil the street atmosph... nah; leave it as grey, and stick a few more rozzers out.Enforcement:
Good practice
enforcement
21514Photo #21514YES, there IS a woman cycling between the coach and the car. This is by the cycle lane just west of the main entrance to Chesterton Community College.Obstruction:
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obstructions
63082Photo #63082Yes, Mill Road is awesome, but it needs a little more cycle parking please! (That is someone else's bike leant against the tree.)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
33514Photo #33514Yes, it's a cycle bypass- but it is wide and leads straight into an advisory cycle lane to the junctionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
24481Photo #24481Yes ok it was a Sunday and it was quiet. Luckily.Car storage:
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carstorage
21488Photo #21488Yes another parked van in cycle laneEnforcement:
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enforcement
96338Photo #96338Yellow signs threatening seizure and extending into the distance, including apparently on the footway.General sign/notice:
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signs
17899Photo #17899Yellow signs ready for the London-to-Cambridge bike rideRoute sign:
Event
routesigns
56350Photo #56350Yellow sign explaining the closure of Green Dragon Bridge.Temporary closure:
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closure
12865Photo #12865Yellow markings on the pavement showing delivery prohibitions.

Lorries unloading from Mill Road causing delays, despite this being legal. Over time, the Council need to find ways to reduce this problem by making space in the side streets and not allowing further deliveries like this.
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92461Photo #92461Yellow lines need to be repainted hereEnforcement:
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28218Photo #28218Yellow line over drainRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
74303Photo #74303Yellow bikeBicycle:
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61071Photo #61071Years complaining about 'safety' barrier at train station corralling peds and cycles into small conflicted space. t.co/8bH9zWJJ68

... Safety concerns over people walking through car park evaporate when Greater Anglia need space. 2/2
Car storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
7145Photo #7145Years after this was taken these stupid obstructions were removed.Obstruction:
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obstructions
99697Photo #99697Yard off Primrose StreetRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
99698Photo #99698Yard off Primrose StreetRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
18739Photo #18739Y887 UOG and four other taxis over-ranking - the second one is at least half a metre out into the road..Obstruction:
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obstructions
26464Photo #26464X711 DLB driving the wrong-way up Emmanuel Street. A police officer did sort this geezer out and sent him back down towards the historic centre; he came down Emmanuel St (the right way) and tried to turn left into the roadworks on St Andrews. He couldn't get through as only the pavements were kept clear, did a U-turn and drove back up Emmanuel Street. Surely if he was intending to turn left onto St Andrews Street anyway, he could have used Downing Street—because he didn't do this, he also violated the "no motor vehs except for access" order on Drummer Street. Two offences in one day?!; no-one can live at that speed.Enforcement:
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47734Photo #47734X29MTB in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, CambridgeEnforcement:
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37264Photo #37264X217TGF parked overhanging the Gilbert Road cycle lane. The extent of the overhang is clearer in photo #37263, which contains a fuller caption.Enforcement:
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37263Photo #37263X217TGF parked overhanging the Gilbert Road cycle lane. Not everyone respects the parking restriction here. (Location is approximate.) See photo #37264 for the car's registration plate.Enforcement:
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7167Photo #7167Wycliffe RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
7174Photo #7174Wycliffe RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
53731Photo #53731www.glassworldltdcambridge.co.uk van avoids ASL.

Just to be clear, this is a very little used junction, the chances this van got here by being held up (on green) then accidentally got caught as lights changed is virtually zero.
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9758Photo #9758www.ElectricBikeSales.co.ukBike shop:
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bikeshops
47715Photo #47715WV04TXS in mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke St, CambridgeEnforcement:
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enforcement
28830Photo #28830Wulfstan WayRoad environment:
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road
35998Photo #35998Wrong-way cyclist wheeling bike past roadworks, Sidney StRoadworks:
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roadworks

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