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Photo listing : obstructions

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Permeability could be improved here.

Does anyone understand the point of this? It makes it slightly harder for cars to turn left (not currently allowed) but forces cyclists (who can turn left) to move right into a narrow traffic lane. A coned-off cycle lane would be good, if i ... [more]

Dutch-style cycleway, Arbury Road - but shouldn't there be a cycleable connection to the community centre rather than barriers to the left?

Luard Road

Luard Road

New planters in Nightingale Avenue.

1980s LTN facilitated by this simple gate. This is widely supported and there is no movement to remove these. Would be good to replace this with a more accessible bollard.

The Silver Street bus gate is now operational full time in both directions - so Cambridgeshire County Council has closed the left-turn lane on Queen's Road. So cyclists (who are allowed to turn left) are forced into what is now a single nar ... [more]

At last, rat-running through Newtown has been stopped. Much safer now for walking and cycling.

If you want to close a road except to cyclists, it seems rather counter-intuitive to put the concrete blocks right in the cycle lane. Maybe the permanent fixtures will give a clearer message.

Slap bang in the middle of the footway. Reported: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00345511. (But I expect that is ignored as their form is not setup for receiving mis-placed sign reports.)

The driver was happy to stop, but really didn't need to block the cycleway on the new 'Dutch-style' Fendon Road roundabout.

On this busy cycleway a single cattle grid for cyclists is not enough, so two have been installed,one for each direction. The third cattle grid on the right is for wheelchair users (and requires two right-angle turns, presumably to prev ... [more]

Northern side of Cutter Ferry Bridge over the River Cam. It is good to see that there is no bollard in the middle of the path. In the past there was a single bollard in the middle. Since the ramp is less than 3m wide this meant the ga ... [more]

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists. And of course some people are allowed to park their vehicles in it.

Obvious crossing point on Elizabeth Way - but the crossing is just to the left at a much narrower and less important footpath. Move it here!

Dropped kerb needed.

Bad chicane / anti-pedestrian railing forces people into conflicting situation precisely at a blind corner in the path. Really dumb design, forces people to get too close to each other without being able to see each other. Needs to be remov ... [more]

Stepped access at the rear of Churchill Cillege - why?

Cyclists Dismount sign and steps (why?) at the rear entry to Churchill College - there is a stepfree route but it's narrow and awkward.

Car parked in Mandatory Cycle Lane on the Cambridge ring road

Gate to Hobson's Brook path

Pointless barriers on the cycleway from Great Kneighton to Hauxton Road - the road is a quiet dead-end, and could easily give way to this useful cycle route.

Unnecessary barriers on the new cycleway from Hauxton Road to the Novo development at Great Kneighton

Now that Histon Road Recreation Ground has been improved for cycling, it's time this barrier was dealth with.

Poor track to the guided busway stop - dropped kerb needed

Overranking continues despite the Covid-19 lockdown.

Strange - absurdly over-specified cycle stands with this side taken out of use to allow a second car to be squeezed in (as visible on Google satellite).

Temporary access to the Vet School during construction of the Cavendish III Lab - dropped kerb needed

Parking on the footway seems to be part of the plan at this new development in Trumpington.

Gated roads and pedestrian access only from the Trumpington Park & Ride

Stepped access to Trumpington Meadows

Pram handles on the pedestrian side, so anyone with a wheelchair, buggy or indeed pram has to use the cycling side. Dropped kerb also needed.

Off-road cycleway and floating bus stops required - buses can wait quite a while here.

Temporary (one hopes) end of the new Nine Wells path, with no crossing to the shared-use path across the busy main road.

There's a gap of a few metres betwen the end of the footway and the end of the new Nine Wells path which comes across the busy main road from the shared-use path.

There's no traffic during the Covid-19 lockdown, but still, the police should not be leaving cars in the cycle lane.

How long until this becomes a through route to Darwin Green?

Strange that the British Antarctic Survey has nice new covered cycle parking but has done nothing to put in a dropped kerb or remove the barriers to Madingley Road.

Dropped kerb needed for the route to the cycle parking to the north of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Cycle access to the new NIAB offices - closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown? But the car access is open....

I don't think there's any interest in stopping drivers from parking in the cycle lane at Darwin Green.

Is this a barrier to social distancing as well as a bit of fencing that should probably have been removed long ago?

Midsummer Common Community Orchard - stepped exit only at this end.

Dropped kerb needed for this new path to the cycle parking by the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Permissive path only

Junction of track and the Coton Path

I had no idea there was a route around the back of Waitrose (the sign asks people queueing 2 metres apart during the Covid-19 lockdown to keep the right of way clear) - the barriers are pointless as people are clearly taking bikes, trolleys ... [more]

1. Is there enough room either side? Doesn't look like it. 2. This style of bollard looks too urban for this area. 3. Isn't there a better way to indicate that this path is shared use?

Carefully judged to not wholly block either the contraflow cycle lane or the footway.

The new "anti-terror" barriers on Kings Parade. I can't help thinking that they were really motivated by a rather cynical desire to make life more awkward for people cycling through the town. The gap is far too narrow for two way cyclin ... [more]

Chicane

Saying Thank You for supporting the @camcycle campaign to remove the barriers at Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Lots of happy appreciative cyclists 😀 https://t.co/gvhOWyxmT6

I know it's legal to park on the yellow line at weekends, but why is it taken for granted that this means blocking the footway to pedestrians, wheelchair users and people with buggies? Unacceptable.

I thought these dreadful barriers were supposed to have been removed a few days ago? But at least they are now fitted with reflective tape.

The red truck is stopped in the mandatory cycle lane with hazard lights on and no sign of the driver - this is a notorious location for obstructions.

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with delivery vehicles stopping to carry goods through (thanks to Lucinda Price).

Cycling on the footway, as predicted, because the cycle gap in the new King's Parade security barrier can barely cope with traffic in one direction, let alone two (thanks to Lucinda Price).

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with a steady flow of cyclists through the single two-way gap (thanks to Lucinda Price).

The King's Parade security gate is now in use, with cycle markings and other signage in place (but they need to get rid of that white arrow to the right) - thanks to Lucinda Price.

I’m on King’s Parade in Cambridge again for the fourth day running as councillors have again said they are due to close the new anti-terror barrier today. The road is very busy with cyclists at the moment. https://t.co/rtB8bWUk2m

Local Highways Improvement completed (Jan 13, 2020): removal of exclusionary chicane barriers and replacement with safe, rubberised bollard. Ed: Related tweet: https://twitter.com/StephenEglen/status/1217094355841884161?s=20 Previous ... [more]

Counting cycle and motor traffic at the location of a new obstruction on the busway cycleway at the Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke's, Cambridge, UK. I am pictured using the four bank handheld counter which is shown at #112987.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured a 1.2 metre gap here.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK Alan measured this gap at 1.3metres.

King’s Parade, Cambridge, UK

Tight chicane see #113028 [removed 6/2/20 www.facebook.com/CambridgeCyclingCampaign/photos/a.460407210671224/2988751731170080/?type=3&theater ]

Can you see the danger?

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers, narrowing the pavement on King's Parade.

Hideous new (temporary) terrorism barriers on King's Parade. Narrowing the pavement and narrowing the space thousands of bike riders go through daily.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

Temporary version of the new security gate that Cambridge has been forced to install on King's Parade. One very narrow gap for a lot of cyclists when the gate is closed.

How to stop the traffic - a new disabled parking bay opposite an existing loading area.

@CamBioCampus @CUH_NHS @camcitco @CambsCC Do you know who is responsible for this, installed today? Several are going to cite it being anti disability, anti family. Hardly #beyondthebicycle. Looks very 1980s, hardly suitable cc:@camcyc ... [more]

County (re)installed a new bollard in a dangerous location (around a blind corner) where its predecessor was removed a while ago.

Cyclist navigating past new bollard. Due to awkward arrangement of bollards (the sharp curve) most everyone winds up on the right-side of the bollard instead of the left, creating further conflict with people heading north.

...at the last second you may notice the new, dangerously-placed bollard behind the first one. (see https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112471/)

Coming down the Jane Coston Bridge on the south side you see one bollard.... (continues here: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/112472/)

The gap is exactly 1.5 metres between the edge of the barrier and the base of the bollard.

The Sheep's Green cycle bridges were closed for a couple of days for fairly minor maintenance.

Battered railings encroaching further into a narrow shared path. Why exactly are they needed? The next crossing does not have railings.

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

This was already a very tight and awkward gap to negotiate. Knuckle crusher rails were installed last year to punish anybody who didn't get their alignment quite right. This bollard has now been added to make it even more difficult and make ... [more]

Sometimes you just have to give way to bigger traffic Stourbridge Common

Some ancient infra that looks like it's close to collapse in parts. Needs removal as it's no longer compatible with current cycle sizes (cargo bikes can't pass each other here).

This route is used by hundreds of people every day. The estate to the left has maybe a dozen houses. Why is the priority the wrong way round?

Very narrow access. Blocks most cargo bikes on a main school access route (that's the school ahead on the right with a gate access about 100m ahead on THIS PATH).

Missing drop kerb/very high kerb makes cycleway totally inaccessible.

No drop kerb making cycleway to Greenlands totally inaccessible.

Vehicle parked overhanging the cycle parking buildout (which has lost its protective bollard) - making it harder for us to wheel our bikes in and out of the house.

Bollard damaged and lying in a nearby bush. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00311822 Reference: 00311822 Update: a week later I notice it had been repaired with gaffer tape, see #107112. But also on ... [more]

A dead-end footway. Presumably this was intended as a connection with Cherry Hinton Recreation ground at the time this housing estate was built - but for some reason the link was never opened.

Not again... key crossing blocked again for construction.

When vehicles park outside our front door it makes it much harder to get the bikes in and out of our hallway.

Sudden end of cycle route to Cambridge Regional College. How hard would it be to sort this out? There are barriers in the underpass too.

Chinese tourists boarding a coach - blocking a mandatory cycle lane - outside the reopened University Hotel. Is this going to become more common?

Delivery van blocking the mandatory cycle lane.

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