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Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
93520Photo #93520Ramp for wheelchairs rather than cycles.Other:
Infrastructure
general
93519Photo #93519Covered cycle parking nowhere near any buildings. On a Sunday there were 4 bikes here.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
93518Photo #93518Pedestrian-oriented plaza at High CrossOther:
Infrastructure
general
93517Photo #93517The Madingley Road access to Eddington has been designed for high volumes of fastish motor traffic, but to be fair, the road then narrows and curves, with a central reservation, to reduce speeds.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
93516Photo #93516Cycle symbol in the left lane but no ASL so cyclists going ahead or right are in conflict with left-turning vehicles.Road environment:
Problem
road
93515Photo #93515Segregated shared use sign - I suppose the trees and poles form the segregation, but it's not clear. I suppose this is not a public highway and the University can do what it wants.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
93513Photo #93513Covered cycle parking and newly added tools at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West CambridgeCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
93511Photo #93511A plethora of signs in Eddington - whenever pedestrians might cross the cycletrack the signage changes from 'segregated shared use' to 'unsegregated shared use' and then back again. There must be a simpler way - very few people will know or care about the distinction.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
93510Photo #93510Cycle crossing, EddingtonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93509Photo #93509Cycle stands and underground recycling bins, EddingtonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
93507Photo #93507Quite a bit of cycle parking near Market Square, Eddington (also across the road in the distance).Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
93506Photo #93506Market Square, Eddington - cycling seems to be permitted hereCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93505Photo #93505Market Square, Eddington - cycling seems to be permitted here.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93503Photo #93503Road closure (7am-7pm) with rising bollards, not yet in use (will they ever work?), at the new Eddington Sainsbury.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
93502Photo #93502There's quite a bit of cycle parking at the new Eddington Sainsbury - unfortunately the entrance is around the corner to the right, and not as shown on the sign to the left of the photo.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
93454Photo #93454New route avoiding Station Square - if only there were dropped kerbs.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93444Photo #93444I hope that someday this junction will be made safer, for her and everyone else.Road environment:
Problem
road
93442Photo #93442'Bus / cycle lane'Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
93441Photo #93441Warren Road looking at the Eastfield link.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93440Photo #93440Warren Road / Eastfield link.Other:
Infrastructure
general
93439Photo #93439Warren Road / Eastfield link has been freshly rebuilt, wider & with reasonable access control in the form of a single central bollard.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93372Photo #93372Sadly the cycle signs in the new #Eddington development in #Cambridge continue the tradition of being confusing. t.co/oLxmdJlfW1Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
93368Photo #93368Nice greenery around the site.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93367Photo #93367Random usage of tactile pads that seems to be thrown in for no apparent reason. Not the worst thing, but yet another maintenance item & potential slip risk.

Behind them are the shared underground bins. Neat system. Stores waste underground & special vehicle comes along and empties them every so often.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93364Photo #93364A father takes his kid home from school on the new cycleway along Eddington Ave.

I believe that this junction does not have the incorrect give-way markings painted on it. It does have extraneous tactile pads, which seem to have been distributed somewhat randomly around the site, as if the contractor did not understand the meaning of the pads.

Note that the other side of the street is currently being used as a 2-way cycleway even though it was designed as a 1-way cycleway. But that is because I am taking the photograph while standing in a car parking layby that currently occupies the space that will someday be a cycleway. But it's not yet built. So the other side of the road is where everyone has to go.
Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93363Photo #93363The contractor disobeyed instructions and painted give-way markings on what was supposed to be a priority cycleway. We don't know when it will be fixed.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93362Photo #93362Opened section of Ridgeway with weirdly shaped bollards, misplaced lamp-posts, and loose gravel on the cycleway.

Naturally nobody wants to cycle on loose gravel so everyone cycles on the tiled side that was supposed to be the footway.

Also note that this configuration of footway and cycleway is swapped from the other side the road. But since there's a massive amount of shared-use in between, I guess it doesn't matter. Just additional unnecessary conflict.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93361Photo #93361Unopened section of Ridgeway with weirdly shaped bollards & loose gravel pathway (supposed to be swept clean eventually).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93360Photo #93360The contractor disobeyed instructions and painted give-way markings on the cycleway to give priority to cars entering a minor car park. In a development that is supposed to be all about walking and cycling priority. Shameful.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93359Photo #93359Tiny shared use pathway along Madingley Road west of Conduit Head Road.

Going to be very interesting when thousands of people are living in NW Cambridge site.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93358Photo #93358A look back north along the horrible new High Cross junction. You can see how the stepped cycleway drops you down into an on-street cycle lane that encourages people to cycle along the left side of left-turning car traffic. Stunningly bad design that passed a 'safety audit'. Goes to show how worthless those are.Road environment:
Problem
road
93357Photo #93357View from Horse Chestnut Ave towards the Ridgeway crossing.Track:
Infrastructure
track
93356Photo #93356Horse Chestnut Ave now has a gate blocking motor vehicle access.Track:
Good practice
track
93355Photo #93355Sadly the good times end & we go back to tar spray and chip all over. And it's not swept, so I don't dare venture onto it. Even a slight nudge with my bike tire & it's covered in pebbles that I have to pick out so they don't penetrate my tire. Sigh.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93354Photo #93354Best part of the Ridgeway I've yet seen. Feels almost Dutch. Red tarmac for the cycleway & confusingly tar spray and chip for the footway (even though tar spray and chip is used elsewhere for the cycleway). The lamp posts are placed outside of the pathway.

If only they had built to this high standard of quality all over the site...
Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93353Photo #93353Suddenly the tar spray and chip Ridgeway gives way to a red machine-laid tarmac Ridgeway. And the tar spray and chip surface is used for the footway instead. I have to wonder why the red tarmac wasn't the choice for the whole Ridgeway cycleway, to keep things consistent?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93352Photo #93352Ridgeway branches. Asphalt is 'interim surfacing' while 'tar spray and chip' is final surfacing on right. This branch of the path has been swept, so loose gravel is actually relatively rare now. It's not as smooth as asphalt but workable. Hard to see what advantages that tar spray & chip has though. There's puddles forming on its surface, so that's not a help.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93351Photo #93351Closer look at some of the loose gravel on the tar spray & chip surface.

Needs to be swept.
Other:
Problem
general
93350Photo #93350Puddles forming on supposedly 'permeable' surface. Hmm.Other:
Problem
general
93349Photo #93349More 'wacky' gates on the Ridgeway. Because the university believes deeply that they cannot do anything nice without also doing something horrible.

The reasoning seems to be that 'cyclists' need to be 'punished'! For their own good! So throw up random barriers that exclude people with disabilities, knock off novice riders & create slip hazards for everyone.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
93348Photo #93348More 'wacky' gates on the Ridgeway. Because the university believes deeply that they cannot do anything nice without also doing something horrible.

The reasoning seems to be that 'cyclists' need to be 'punished'! For their own good! So throw up random barriers that exclude people with disabilities, knock off novice riders & create slip hazards for everyone.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
93347Photo #93347Brand new 'Ridgeway' covered in slippery leaves. This was built back in the early Spring and has sat unused for almost 6 months, fenced off.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93346Photo #93346The 'wacky' gates remain as the site opens. Because the university believes deeply that they cannot do anything nice without also doing something horrible.

The reasoning seems to be that 'cyclists' need to be 'punished'! For their own good! So throw up random barriers that exclude people with disabilities, knock off novice riders & create slip hazards for everyone.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
93329Photo #93329New toucan crossing of SE arm. Thankfully this one is not staggered, for once.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
93328Photo #93328Unsignalised arm of new roundabout scheme. Terrifying as ever.Road environment:
Problem
road
93327Photo #93327A new staggered toucan crossing. Pathetic.Road environment:
Problem
road
93326Photo #93326Road works to build bad new scheme for Addenbrooke's roundabout can't be bothered to provide safe crossings for people walking.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
93325Photo #93325Well-placed bollard at the end of the new connection to Red Cross Lane. Strange & unnecessary but harmless give way markings, I suppose.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
93324Photo #93324Using the Zebra at the new connection to Red Cross Lane.Other:
Good practice
general
93323Photo #93323Entry to new connection to Red Cross Lane (finally).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93322Photo #93322The curious case of the Zebra that has lost its beacons.Other:
Problem
general
93321Photo #93321A car parked in a parking bay marked in the 'bus / cycle lane'. Really.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
93320Photo #93320Trumpington Road scheme ends at the newly painted & slightly widened ASL.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93319Photo #93319Still a fairly intimidating place to cycle, due to sandwiched cycle lane.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93318Photo #93318View of new approach to junction, similar to Hills Rd bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93317Photo #93317New scheme is vast improvement over old situation, even if not perfect. Busy day as kids are back at school again.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93315Photo #93315New scheme is vast improvement over old situation, even if not perfect. Busy day as kids are back at school again.Other:
Infrastructure
general
93314Photo #93314New scheme is vast improvement over old situation, even if not perfect. Busy day as kids are back at school again.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93313Photo #93313Refuge island is overflowing with people walking and cycling across Trumpington Road by New Bit Common. Sadly the brand new scheme did not even try to fix this junction.Road environment:
Problem
road
93312Photo #93312Cars parked on the shared-use pavement with double-yellow lines. Typical.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
93311Photo #93311Bad County! Bad bad bad! They lecture us about 'safety audits' all the time and yet this pile of crud has passed 'safety audit'. What a joke. Encourages people to cycle up the left-hand-side of left-turning traffic. Most people cycling will be headed straight ahead to West Cambridge site. Not even an ASL to plaster the bad situation, not that I recommend ASLs. There's an immense amount of space here, and they could have done all sorts of interesting protected cycle lane designs. Instead they threw down random symbols on the tarmac & called it a day. Shameful. And it is highly likely that someone is going to get seriously injured here, especially as more & more car traffic discovers the new road through Eddington. Absolutely shameful work by both the County & the developers.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93310Photo #93310Bus stop bypass. I could quibble with a few points. There's no Zebra crossing for passengers. The bus stop might be too small, especially when they finally use two-door buses. The lamp post is in a strange spot. But generally speaking this is on the upper end of the scale of infrastructure found here in Eddington.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93309Photo #93309For a simply stepped track, this is fine.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
93308Photo #93308The road by Sainsbury's doesn't have a cycle lane for some reason. I guess they figured it would be a 'bus road' mostly. Except they put the car parking there too, so it's already an unpleasant place to cycle. Anyway, this is where the nicely segregated cycleway does begin, albeit in one of the weirdest ways I've yet seen.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93307Photo #93307Sainsbury's underground car park just off to the left, but for some reason they're still allowing car parking on-street here. Which is just perfectly placed to congest the main bus route through the site, holding up buses while Sainsbury's shoppers get stuck trying to park their cars. So much for the bus 'shortcut'?Road environment:
Problem
road
93306Photo #93306New (not yet open) bus-gate next to Sainsbury's. Intended to allow buses-only with rising bollard. Unfortunately they seem to be allowing parked cars next to it, plus there will have to be bin lorries blocking the southbound gate to service the underground bins, and it looks like that bollard on the right will interfere with buses tracking out of the southbound bus gate.Road environment:
Problem
road
93305Photo #93305Weird entry to new cycleway from High Cross junction on Madingley RoadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93295Photo #93295Location approx as road is new. Bike racks outside the University School. There's loads of bike parking dotted around the site.

When you get further down this section of Eddington Avenue, and towards the entrance to Sainsbury's underground car park, it's less obvious what the pedestrian is supposed to do to cross the road. The plus point is it isn't, as yet, busy. But that could easily change, of course.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
93294Photo #93294Location approx as road is new. Lots of bike parking in Eddington. These are outside the University School.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
93193Photo #93193This junction needs remodelling for cyclingRoad environment:
Problem
road
93192Photo #93192End of Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracksCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93191Photo #93191New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracks - bus stop bypassCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93190Photo #93190New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracks - bus stop bypassCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93189Photo #93189New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracks - forgiving kerbCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93188Photo #93188New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracks - bus stop bypassCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93187Photo #93187New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracks - priority at sideroadsCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93186Photo #93186New Huntingdon Road hybrid cycle tracksCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93185Photo #93185Cycle parking needed hereCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93184Photo #93184Badly-installed cycle parking - basically not usableCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93183Photo #93183Badly-installed cycle parking - basically not usableCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93182Photo #93182Chaotic environment outside the stationRoad environment:
Event
road
93181Photo #93181Rat-running common along hereEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
93180Photo #93180Cycle lane is partially respected by vehicles queueing to turn rightCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93179Photo #93179Unofficial signs appearing ironically complaining about the number of signsGeneral sign/notice:
Event
signs
93172Photo #93172Cycle park under constructionCycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
93171Photo #93171Wagamama bicycleBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
93170Photo #93170Cars being driven onto the pavementEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
93169Photo #93169Bollards being installed at public expense to stop illegal driving on the pavementCar storage:
Good practice
carstorage
93168Photo #93168Crossing at the stationRoad environment:
Good practice
road
93167Photo #93167Terrible junction for cycling still, even after £900,000 of cycle money usedRoad environment:
Problem
road
93166Photo #93166More cycle parking neededCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93165Photo #93165Congestion on Norfolk Street - a hazardous environment caused by the amount of car storageCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
93164Photo #93164Towpath route, unlit (understandably)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93163Photo #93163Car parking on the pavement (illegally driven onto there) is rife on Kingston Street, to the detriment of walkersEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
93162Photo #93162Car parking on the pavement (illegally driven onto there) is rife on Kingston Street, to the detriment of walkersEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
93135Photo #93135Double-stacker cycle racks are not accessible to all users - leaving this trailer insecureCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93134Photo #93134Insecure cycle parking at this new development - not compliant with City Council regulationsCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93133Photo #93133Insecure cycle parking at this new development - not compliant with City Council regulationsCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
93119Photo #93119StileObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
93118Photo #93118Rather narrow route which is best avoided at nightCycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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