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32596Photo #32596Limited cycle parking at this otherwise attractive new housing development.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
32519Photo #32519Is it really necessary to have THREE traffic lanes here?!Road environment:
Problem
road
32518Photo #32518Hostile cycling environment on Lensfield RoadRoad environment:
Problem
road
32517Photo #32517Hostile cycling environment on Lensfield Road. A great shame these markings have been restored: instead, cycle lanes could have been added on both sides of the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32516Photo #32516Hostile cycling environment on Lensfield Road. A great shame these markings have been restored: instead, cycle lanes could have been added on both sides of the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32515Photo #32515Hostile cycling environment on Lensfield RoadRoad environment:
Problem
road
32514Photo #32514Hostile cycling environment on Lensfield RoadRoad environment:
Problem
road
32513Photo #32513Removal of parking: people seem to cope. It's time this was permanent here.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32511Photo #32511Removal of parking: people seem to cope. It's time this was permanent here.Car storage:
Good practice
carstorage
32510Photo #32510Removal of parking: people seem to cope. It's time this was permanent here.Car storage:
Good practice
carstorage
32509Photo #32509Lovely set of bicyclesBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
32508Photo #32508Lovely set of bicyclesBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
32404Photo #32404Guided Busway and associated cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32403Photo #32403Guided Busway and associated cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32402Photo #32402Guided Busway and associated cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32401Photo #32401Cycling through north Cambridge to the busway. A useful cut-through.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
32400Photo #32400Cycling through north Cambridge to the buswayRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
32399Photo #32399Cycling through north Cambridge to the buswayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32398Photo #32398Junction with Coldham's LaneRoad environment:
Misc
road
32397Photo #32397Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32396Photo #32396Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32395Photo #32395Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32394Photo #32394Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32393Photo #32393Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32392Photo #32392Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32391Photo #32391Guided Busway cycleway inaugural rideCycleway:
Event
cycleways
32390Photo #32390Guided Busway cycleway inaugural ride - gathering at TrumpingtonCycleway:
Event
cycleways
32389Photo #32389This formerly no-car-parking, cycle-friendly development is now turning into an ugly, unregulated car park.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32388Photo #32388This formerly no-car-parking, cycle-friendly development is now turning into an ugly, unregulated car park.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32387Photo #32387This formerly no-car-parking, cycle-friendly development is now turning into an ugly, unregulated car park.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32386Photo #32386This formerly no-car-parking, cycle-friendly development is now turning into an ugly, unregulated car park. Note how the child on a bike is now on the pavement, presumably because the cars are now in the way.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32385Photo #32385The correct way to sign a closureGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
32384Photo #32384Cycling here would be so much more safe and pleasant without all the cars parked, as shown hereCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
32383Photo #32383Cycling here would so much more safe and pleasant without all the cars parked, as shown hereCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
32382Photo #32382Terrible and unsafe illegal parking by this vanEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
32361Photo #32361Bamboo-clad bike advertising a Cambridge nightclub.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
32360Photo #32360Painted markings designed to deter overranking by taxis.Road environment:
Good practice
road
32359Photo #32359Why is Cambridgeshire incapable of maintaining anything involving red tarmac?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32358Photo #32358Cycleway route signs (with mileages, not times).Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
32357Photo #32357I've no idea what the point of these markings is.

Ed: see the explanation at #27469.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
32356Photo #32356Bollards at the the end of the cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32355Photo #32355Only room for one bus (and a cycleway) south of here.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32354Photo #32354Cycle parking at the Trumpington guided bus stop (northbound stop out of sight to the right)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
32353Photo #32353Cycle parking at the Trumpington guided bus stopCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
32352Photo #32352Future crossroads for the Great Kneighton development.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32351Photo #32351Surely this sign is the wrong way around? And why the obsession with making cyclists dismount to cross a lightly used busway anyway?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
32350Photo #32350Route signs needed for cyclistsRoad environment:
Problem
road
32349Photo #32349Cyclist heading for Trumpington - also unpaved cycle route to the right.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32348Photo #32348Guided bus taking the corner and re-entry to the guideway very slowly. Route signs needed here for cyclists.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32347Photo #32347Gap in the guideway at the Addenbrookes junction - cyclist from Addenbrookes heading towards the station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32346Photo #32346Future link from the cycleway to Great KneightonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32345Photo #32345Paved link from Long Road to the cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32344Photo #32344The cycleway briefly veers away from the guided busway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32343Photo #32343Bollards and sign (giving mileages, not times) at the start of the cycleway alongside the guided busway.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
32342Photo #32342Started of the guided section - cyclists must cross to the footway here.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32341Photo #32341At last the new route under Hills Road is open! Cyclists are allowed on the road or the shared-use footway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32323Photo #32323New Riverside streetscape and cycleway arrangementCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32322Photo #32322New Riverside streetscape and cycleway arrangementCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32321Photo #32321New Riverside streetscape and cycleway arrangementCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32320Photo #32320New Riverside streetscape and cycleway arrangementCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32316Photo #32316Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32315Photo #32315Guided Busway cyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32314Photo #32314Guided Busway over the railway towards Addenbrooke'sCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
32313Photo #32313Celebrating the opening of the Guided Busway cycleway (southern section)Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
32312Photo #32312Celebrating the opening of the Guided Busway Cycleway (southern section)Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
32310Photo #32310Prototyping ideas during our discussions on the cycle campaign group toolkit project specification.

See
www.cyclestreets.net/blog/category/toolkit/
for more info on this project.
Other:
Event
general
32256Photo #32256Note how the left-hand 6" of the blacktop is stepped down to a lower level . Given that there is no colour change at this step, it would be easy to fall off the edge in the dark. Need a white line to show the edge of the path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32250Photo #32250Need white markings to show that the cycleway narrows suddenly on the left.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32248Photo #32248Left turn only from the new bus link from Cambridge station to Hills Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
32247Photo #32247Cyclists are supposed to use this inadequate path, blocked by builders, rather than the buses-only road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32246Photo #32246Cyclists are supposed to use this inadequate path rather than the buses-only road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32243Photo #32243No Entry Except Guided Buses on the busway - cyclists have to lose the shared-use path to the right (decorated with lots of signs banning cycle parking).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
32242Photo #32242Property management and scaffolding vehicles blocking the contraflow cycle lane yet again.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
32239Photo #32239This notice has been put up along the corridor of the cycle park leading to the stairs and lifts where people leave their bikes if the racks are full. Clearly, more racks are needed.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
32238Photo #32238See video at www.youtube.com/watch and site at www.thebusway.info/

Currently the longest guided busway in the world. This may not last, as the contractor (who's been taken to court by the council for failure to deliver) has got several projects to build the same kind of thing in other UK cities.

It'll be interesting to see how this goes. The big test will be how it responds when the A14 gets jammed. Although unless people are already planning to use it, they'll still be stuck in that jam.

The guided section from the rail station down to Addenbrookes hospital is not yet open, so it has to mix it with normal traffic for now.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
32234Photo #32234Photo of the Cambridge News 8 August 2011 showing yesterday's bike ride alongside The Busway.

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Video-Cambridgeshires-guided-bus-finally-opens-after-years-of-waiting-07082011.htm
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
32228Photo #32228See video at www.youtube.com/watch

This is the non-contraflow section of Bateman Street. Notice that there is plenty of off-road space for these vehicles to go. So, just lazy.

Breaking Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law)
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860
You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram or cycle lane
Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
32227Photo #32227See video at www.youtube.com/watch

Another example of the issues of traffic flow along Bateman Street.

Coming to the end of Eligius Passage, I need to turn into Bateman Street. Notice the parked car directly opposite. This means that any exit from this road is dangerous and must be done very carefully. Cars drive into this cyclelane from the opposite direction at speed. Check out radwagon.blogspot.com/2011/06/bateman-street.html for examples.

This means that the normal safety of the cyclelane simply doesn't exist, especially with this parked Royal Mail van.

Then, the surface of the cyclelane is so degraded, it's difficult to hold a line that keeps the bike in it safely. When it's wet it's even worse.

Finally, as the contraflow section approaches, I'm glad I'm not 30 yards ahead of my position as a car drives into my lane to avoid parked cars.

This is yet more evidence of how badly this road infrastructure is set out and maintained.
Road environment:
Problem
road
32226Photo #32226See video at www.youtube.com/watch

As I approach the roundabout, I check all routes, behind and in front. The car approaching is not signalling right so therefore is implying that they are going straight on and not crossing my line. I proceed as I have nothing to Give Way to.

Luckily, I'm aware of how poor driving can be. Despite not signalling the car comes round and crosses my line. I've knocked off enough speed to allow for this poor driving.

Signaling is required. Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians of your intended actions. Breaking "Highway code rule 103".
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070289
Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
32225Photo #32225See video at www.youtube.com/watch

Another example of the "I must get past" attitude from some drivers, including the professional ones.

The driver makes the pass just before the (illegally) parked car and has to squeeze in with an oncoming bus. Of course, the traffic isn't going any faster than me, so the driver is going nowhere. A poor manouevre, gaining nothing whilst risking the safety of others.

Again, breaking "Highway code rule 163".
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070314
Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
32224Photo #32224See video at www.youtube.com/watch

A few dozen yards after this is a parking bay for unloading. So, just lazy.

Breaking Highway Code Rule 240 (backed up in law)
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860
You MUST NOT stop or park on a tram or cycle lane
Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
32205Photo #32205The St Ivo Way - NCR 51 - Cycle Bahn souther section.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32191Photo #32191Magdalene Bridge sees punts, cyclists, taxis and busses.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
32180Photo #32180Remodelled Riverside scheme - non-flush kerb needs to be fixed to avoid cyclists coming off their bike when turningCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32179Photo #32179Give way markings are the wrong way round - a blind corner has now been re-created further up the road here!Road environment:
Problem
road
32178Photo #32178Remodelled Riverside scheme - blind corner createdRoad environment:
Problem
road
32177Photo #32177Remodelled Riverside scheme - cycle parkingCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
32176Photo #32176Remodelled Riverside scheme - plans showing the Priory Road junctionRoad environment:
Problem
road
32175Photo #32175Remodelled Riverside scheme - cycle parkingCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
32174Photo #32174Remodelled Riverside schemeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32173Photo #32173Remodelled Riverside schemeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32172Photo #32172Remodelled Riverside schemeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32171Photo #32171Remodelled Riverside schemeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
32170Photo #32170Cllr Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning receiving the "Ring Fort Path" petition from lead petitioner Vanessa Kelly. Also in the picture Cllr Bygott (SCDC) and campaigners.

CamNews on "Ring Fort Path" iitm.be/cnRFP - petition is open for you to add your name iitm.be/petitionRFP
Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
32169Photo #32169See video at www.youtube.com/watch

I can imagine loads of car drivers gently discombobulating about this clip and seeing cyclists do this. However, I believe I've done nothing wrong here.

First, I see the lights are changing and quickly assess my options, spot the empty cyclepath and decide to head that way. I drop speed as the manoeuvre is tricky. First, check there's nothing coming from the left. Then make a left turn into the side road and quickly join the cyclepath crossing of this road. Make sure anyone crossing the main road, on hte pedestrian lights is well away from me and head on down the cycle path. After a short while I notice pedestrians in the cyclepath ahead and decide to re-join the main road carriageway. I check the road behind and it is free of traffic, so I re-join.

See, what's wrong with that?
Other:
Good practice
general
32167Photo #32167See video at www.youtube.com/watch

I've often criticised drivers for poor overtakes in this location, so here's an example of how to do it.

Taking good notice of "Highway code rule 163".
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070314

I hear them approaching and slowing. I speed up as much as I can, because I can and because they've shown me a curtesy. I havea better view point and wave them through once it is clear, they hold backa bit, but do go through quickly when they can see.

That kind of thing dissolves all tension and promotes a great stress-free existence for both parties. You get Road Rage? It's because you don't do this.

Well done, driver!
Road environment:
Good practice
road
32166Photo #32166See video at www.youtube.com/watch

Wow! Dumb cyclist!

I'm aware that I havea car on my right rear and feel limited in space. Traffic clips this cycle lane regularly as it's poorly designed (see www.youtube.com/watch). Then there's this cyclist facing the wrong way on his phone blocking the cycle lane! And his mate is blocking the entire off road cyclepath. A pair of idiots.

Unfortunately, I rather blot my copybook, I really should have completely stopped rather than try to squeeze through.
Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
32164Photo #32164Looks like the drivers of these cars think they can get away with the double yellow line violation by parking right on the verge.

After reporting this to County's Parking Services I'm told these double yellow lines are not on the public highway and so unfortunately they can do nothing about this. It is therefore a bit of a mystery why the landowner has put these double-yellow lines along here.

For a counter to this, enjoy this link from the Mayor of Vilnius who drives a military vehicle over a car parked in a cycle lane:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14380367
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32163Photo #32163Some of the many cars parked on double yellow lines along here - these two blocking access to the pedestrian / push-chair / wheelchair / cycle route, and restricting the visibility of children emerging from the nearby playing field.

After reporting this to County's Parking Services I'm told these double yellow lines are not on the public highway and so unfortunately they can do nothing about this.
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
32162Photo #32162My artistic response to the CB1 development scheme hasn't quite worked here, might try with riders dressed in black - or have white rays coming out of front and back lights!Road environment:
Event
road

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