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Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
177570Photo #177570A lot of effort has gone into signing a diversion - but both cycleways north from Cambridge North are perfectly useable at the moment.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
177561Photo #177561I see Parker's Piece has been left in a traditional state! @Sam_in_Cam @ACarpenDigital t.co/uMnZn1mqE6Destination:
Problem
destinations
177515Photo #177515Owning a shop clearly means one can park a car on the footway outside.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
177513Photo #177513Old locks accumulate.

Three old rusty and broken locks have been reported at:

www.cambridge.gov.uk/report-an-abandoned-or-missing-bike
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177483Photo #177483View for users of the footbridge when they reach the Chisholm Trail. They might sport the Heras fencing (while it remains in place) but it's not at all obvious from here that there's a paved alternative via the old Mildenhall rail alignment.Other:
Infrastructure
general
177482Photo #177482This is what greets users of the footbridge from Stourbridge Common when they reach the Chisholm Trail. No signage (yet) to direct them on their eastbound route.Other:
Infrastructure
general
177456Photo #177456More bike parking required at this very popular location as cyclist attach bikes to residents’ properties due to lack of spaceCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177423Photo #177423These triangular panels do not fit correctly and are each only held in place by two bolts, whereas there are holes for four.

I asked a pair of men in hi-viz about this and one of them said his team had added the cable ties in the other holes.

That seems very bizarre to me as these are heavy steel panels which can surely overcome the flimsy cable ties.

The missing holes were visible over a year ago in November 2020, see #154627.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
177379Photo #177379Hopefully this annoying abandoned bike will be gone soon now that it has been tagged. It has been on these racks for several years and despite several reportings in that time has remained for one reason or another.

Update 14 Jan: Hurray it was gone a few days after mkaing my follow-up report.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177377Photo #177377A bike rack has been bent almost completely flat against the ground.

It looks like it was reversed into by a large van or truck, the bicycle attached to the rack was squashed in between.

There are no bollards to protect the bikes / racks from this not uncommon occurrence.

Reported at:
highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Update same day as reported: Highways have scheduled work to fix the problem within 12 weeks (i.e. by 31 March 2022).

Update 16 Jan: the rack was removed, see #177681.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177376Photo #177376See #150276

This has been reported:
highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
177348Photo #177348My guess is that a vehicle has reversed crushing the bike against the rack and bending the rack completely over. The back wheel in particular looks like it has been pressed over the rack. The pedal crank is bent too, so quite a substantial force.

This happens when street cycle parking is not protected by bollards.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177153Photo #177153Checking that the cycle counter has reset at midnight.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177147Photo #177147New Street contraflow cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177145Photo #177145Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177144Photo #177144Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
177143Photo #177143Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177142Photo #177142Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177141Photo #177141Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177140Photo #177140Harvest Way contraflow cycling.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
177138Photo #177138Annual Barometer check at Parker’s Piece.

It is completely full to overflowing, suggesting at least 1.5 million bikes.

We’re going to need a bigger barometer!
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177117Photo #177117Perhaps the next cycle parking guide needs a sentence or two suggesting that when racks are installed, care should be taken to ensure that people making use of them do not need to wear waders to do so.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
177110Photo #177110The Cityglades access road is open to the Chisholm Trail spur.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177109Photo #177109Potential access to Chisholm Trail spur from Cityglades access road. Currently blocked by capped-off (disused?) oil pipes.Other:
Infrastructure
general
177098Photo #177098Cargo bike crosses from Coldhams Common into Cromwell Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
177070Photo #177070Abbey Chesterton bridge on the Chisholm Trail.

Measured by Martin’s boots (26 December 2021): footway 2.3 meters, cycleway 2.7 metres.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177069Photo #177069Need for street cycle parking here.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
177055Photo #177055First Blood! New graffiti on day 4.

See #177043.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
177051Photo #177051Historic photo of the Gwydir Street modal filter.

Source and date unknown. Probably mid-1980s.
Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
177050Photo #177050Political leaflet in the aftermath of the Mill Road Bridge decision, August 2021Road environment:
Event
road
177043Photo #177043Blank canvas 🤣

Only for a few days, see #177055.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177033Photo #177033The newest bridge over the river Cam opened today.
#ChisholmTrail #TheChisholmTrailIsOpen #ChisholmTrailCambridge t.co/WzE0Oaf50D

twitter.com/acambridgediary

www.acambridgediary.co.uk/december-2021/
Entry for 23rd December.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177031Photo #177031The Chisholm Trail enabler.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177030Photo #177030The Chisholm Trail chicane 😱.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
177029Photo #177029The Chisholm Trail bridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177028Photo #177028The Chisholm Trail subway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177027Photo #177027Hemingford Road was supposed to have been changed to two-way cycling several years ago, but this approach from Coleridge Ridge is guarded by fading no entry signs on a yellow background.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
176940Photo #176940When will local authorities learn? The outcry when barriers were installed at Addenbrooke's Hospital had them removed within a week. Do they think barriers on the Chisholm Trail - a major active travel project - will go unnoticed? Be accepted? What a waste of time and money. t.co/qwuqmkiiZUObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176939Photo #176939Cafe area of south compound beginning to be tidied up, fence posts waiting to go up.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176938Photo #176938Another stretch of fence now done - alongside Newmarket RoadOther:
Infrastructure
general
176937Photo #176937Tarmac looks finished - but then partially covered for machinery to cross - south of the underpass.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176936Photo #176936Route sign pointing to the Abbey-Chesterton Bridge.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
176935Photo #176935Yellow nosings on south steps reinstated, and looking complete.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176934Photo #176934Chicanes on the northern bike approach to the Abbey-Chesterton Bridge.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176932Photo #176932Pedestrian gate, and part of the fence around the cattlegrid, now installed. Several bits still to do.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176931Photo #176931Progress on the wooden fence on the south ramp - but it's not finished.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176866Photo #176866One of the cattle grids at Midsummer Common/Riverside is broken (two of the bars missing) and someone has marked the danger by flytipping a small fridge @camcitco @cambscc @camcycle t.co/BkWYo8D3lnObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176797Photo #176797Progress on the Trail south of the Newmarket Rd underpassOther:
Infrastructure
general
176795Photo #176795Beginning to add the wooden fences to either side of the south bridge rampOther:
Infrastructure
general
176794Photo #176794Still-scruffy flood compensation hollow alongside the TrailOther:
Infrastructure
general
176793Photo #176793Junction from Trail towards railway footbridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
176792Photo #176792The attractive S-bend in the Trail south of the footbridge pathOther:
Infrastructure
general
176791Photo #176791The section of the Trail that now forms the dogleg in the path to the footbridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
176790Photo #176790The repositioned point where the informal east-west path crosses the Trail to head towards the railway footbridge.

The route towards the narrow bridge over the brook, leading to the railway bridge, can just be seen at right of shot.
Other:
Infrastructure
general
176789Photo #176789The junction at the foot of the south ramp to the Chisholm Trail river bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
176788Photo #176788The cattlegrid beside the south ramp is in, and some (but not all) parts of its black fence are on site.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176755Photo #176755Wayfinding signs waiting to go up. Two direct walkers to Ditton Meadows and riders to Cambridge North and Chesterton. One is for NCN51 towards Fen Ditton and Bottisham. There seem to be at least three more in the heap.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176754Photo #176754Stone cladding looks complete on the south east wing wallOther:
Infrastructure
general
176753Photo #176753Someone's noticed a deadline: Sunday working to level and roll a section of Trail sublayer next to Barnwell Lake.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176752Photo #176752The south compound has been excavated to set the level of the Trail.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176751Photo #176751Lots of planting either side of the Trail, and access to Barnwell Meadow, north of the underpass.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176750Photo #176750Progress on the new crossing at Cheney WayOther:
Infrastructure
general
176749Photo #176749Path alterations at Moss BankOther:
Infrastructure
general
176748Photo #176748The link between Fen Road and the towpath is 'closed' (though walkers can and do get around the side of the barrier at each end). There's nothing obvious yet to explain the closure.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176680Photo #176680Last sighting of the Park Street Cycle Park mural.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
176679Photo #176679Temporarily re-located cycle parking at Park Street, pending redevelopment.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
176616Photo #176616Covered cycle parking at Bidwells - a positive move from major local property managers.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
176606Photo #176606If there had been a proposal for cycle parking here then I expect there would have been quite a fight!Bike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
176598Photo #176598People might think that this refers to parking at the entrance to Grantchester Meadows, but no, it refers to South Green Road, the private close to the right.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176597Photo #176597There was talk of parking being banned here (except for disabled blue badge holders?) but nothing has happened.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
176596Photo #176596Standard anti-theft sign in the Grand Arcade cycle park, CambridgeGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176595Photo #176595Instructions (with dodgy grammar) on what to do if your bike is stolen from the Grand Arcade cycle park.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176593Photo #176593Covered racks at a private hospital.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
176488Photo #17648892 year old driver from Girton fined £440 after leaving a student cyclist with fractures, a dislocated shoulder and a collapsed lung at the Four Lamps roundabout in Cambridge in January.

twitter.com/camcycle/status/1467899797583679491

www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/crime-news/cyclist-suffered-multiple-injuries-after-crash-peterborough-court-heard-1599306
Road environment:
Event
road
176441Photo #176441It seems that providing car club parking also spurs provision of cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
176394Photo #176394The horizontals have been removed from the fence on the west side of the brook. They were on the outside of the posts, which I guess was the wrong side.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176390Photo #176390The wooden fences are going up on the path beside the realigned brookOther:
Infrastructure
general
176385Photo #176385This junction between the Trail on Ditton Meadows, and the path from Ditton Walk & Wadloes Road, now has a bit of splay - and a new marker post.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176337Photo #176337Yellow nosings on the north steps look completeOther:
Infrastructure
general
176336Photo #176336Yellow 'nosings' are going onto the south steps beside the bridgeOther:
Infrastructure
general
176335Photo #176335This looks like the top-layer tarmac where the path beside the brook meets NCN51 (or becomes part of rerouted NCN51?). I couldn't tell what the circular inset and lettering (left foreground) signify.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176334Photo #176334'Landscaping' is underway on the roadside banks either side of the south end of the Newmarket Road underpassOther:
Infrastructure
general
176333Photo #176333This looks like top-layer tarmac going down on the Trail approach to Newmarket Road north side.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176332Photo #176332The bridge to the cafe site looks to be a good size - and again of a different style.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176331Photo #176331Cattlegrids protecting the bridge to the cafe site look rather close to the fairly sharp bend onto the bridge.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176330Photo #176330The bridge surface is now made from decking-style slats, with two narrow non-slip stripes on each slat. It is better than the previous plain boards.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176329Photo #176329The bridge in the common is now open at full width, and apparently finished.Other:
Infrastructure
general
176323Photo #176323Cattle grids towards the Newmarket Road subway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
176322Photo #176322At last this bridge over the brook on Coldhams Common appears to be complete.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
176317Photo #176317A cyclist has been knocked off by a car - police in attendance, but no serious injuries, as far as I could tell.Enforcement:
Event
enforcement
176316Photo #176316New cycle parking at Churchill College - and a sign saying No Cycling Inside The College, even from here to the road. This parking area is nowhere near anything except for one accommodation block.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
176315Photo #176315Parking spaces taken for cycle stands and car club parking.

The bollards help reduce damage from motor vehicles like happened to #177672 in York.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
176314Photo #176314Windsor Road to the left is a short dead-end road - so why not make motor vehicles stop and give priority to the through cycle route, rather than ruining it with an expensive 'improvement' ?Road environment:
Problem
road
176313Photo #176313The new CYCLOPS junction on Histon Road - I'm not sure why the No Right Turn sign is needed..General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176312Photo #176312The painted edge to the new cycle lane on Histon Road turns into a kerb past these businesses.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
176257Photo #176257Is this the official Tourist Information cargo bike?Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
176255Photo #176255There have been some repairs to the disaster that is Station Road in Cambridge - it remains to be seen how well they last.Pothole:
Infrastructure
potholes
176254Photo #176254There have been some repairs to the disaster that is Station Road in Cambridge - it remains to be seen how well they last.Pothole:
Infrastructure
potholes
176253Photo #176253Advanced cycle lights have appeared at the Station Rd/Hills Road junction - with a surprisingly long period before the main light turns green.Road environment:
Good practice
road
176239Photo #176239Lengthy queues on (traffic-calmed) Grange Road due to closure of the A1134.Congestion:
Event
congestion

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