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Photo listing : obstructions (good practice)

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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]

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]

Well-placed bollard at the end of the new connection to Red Cross Lane. Strange & unnecessary but harmless give way markings, I suppose.

Bike racks overflowing at 8pm (compare previous photo #91320).

Decent bollards in the back pathway to Shire Hall

decent bollards

decent bollards

Cycle permeability

Bollars at new entrance placed sensibly, preventing car access

At last, Tesco have discovered it is possible to drive an extra 10m up the road to avoid blocking the cycle lane on East Road

Bollard now installed to enforce restriction, preventing rat-running. Compare #33218.

long road/ CGB

The unusually generous chicane (thanks by the way, don't take it away) at Peter's field.

Recently added self shutting gate at Romsey Rec - a good idea for slowing down bikes onto this park at a blind corner. It is probably a bit of a pain for wheelchair / mobility scooters when approaching from the side where the gate opens ... [more]

A gate designed to deter wide vehicles but accommodate bikes.

Finally, a newly modified cycle gutter on the station platform bridge! Two years and three months or so after the original botched install, (L-shaped rail immediately under handrail) and the subsequent botched attempted remedy (move L-sha ... [more]

Chisholm Trail - section of the Travis Perkins Depot planning application to be safeguarded.

Bateman St mandatory counterflow cycle lane is frequently blocked by workmen's vans, but this one has left space for East-bound cyclists, while still allowing motor vehicles through.

Bateman St mandatory counterflow cycle path NOT blocked by workman working in adjacent house!

Big fold down barrier at the access to Coldham's Common from Barnwell Road cycle path.

Much less severe chicanes than previously (e.g #12089) strike the right balance here.

Very pleasing to see the new bollard painted white after I pointed this out to our hard working cycling officer- even though he thought it was visible enough beforehand.

A useful cut-through and generous chicane.

James with some highly reflective bollards outside the junction of Highsett with Hills Road.

Compared to the horrid situation previously (see #12089) the new arrangements strike a better balance to force slowing down for the junction.

Proof that deliveries and works to this hotel do not need to be done by blocking the Regent Street cycle lane near Pizza Hut.

Much improved bollard arrangement at the start of the path to the Riverside Bridge. The previous pair of bollards forced people entering and leaving the path into each others' way, creating conflict and confusion (see #13896 ). This singl ... [more]

Road closure for Mill Road Winter Fair

They're not called cattle grids for nothing!

Close-up of Cambridge cattle grid (used on cycleways to avoid obstructions), showing exit feature for animals who would otherwise get stuck

Close-up of Cambridge cattle grid (used on cycleways to avoid obstructions), showing exit feature for animals who would otherwise get stuck

2m (6'6") gap implemented.

Example of bollards used to protect a lighting column.

Temporary channel put in place during pavement works - a model of good practice.

Temporary channel put in place during pavement works - a model of good practice.

Removal of guard-railing here is a great improvement at a difficult corner for cyclists: it effectively increases the usable road width by half a metre.

Gate opened in order to allow a car in, further round to the left. This makes getting through this area much easier. Could this be done more often?

Cycle lane protected during temporary works.

Closure point for motor vehicles in the Kite.

Closure point for motor vehicles in the Kite.

Gates found in various locations in Petersfield and Romsey. These closure points are an extremely effective way of making the area very permeable and accessible for cyclists and walkers but stopping rat-running by vehicles. A central bol ... [more]

Gates found in various locations in Petersfield and Romsey. These closure points are an extremely effective way of making the area very permeable and accessible for cyclists and walkers but stopping rat-running by vehicles. A central bol ... [more]

Awkward pram-handles removed after complaints over several years by the Campaign - success! This junction point is now much easier to pass for both cyclists and walkers. Compare with before: #9023

The gap along the path between the two fences of this chicane is 1.5m.

A chicane 1.5 with a depth of 1.5 metres.

The gap along the path between the two fences of this chicane is 1.5metres.

link from Chaucer Rd to Coe Fen (and into Ley's School opposite)

Path from Stourbridge Common to Ditton Walk.

Gate and bridge across vicars brook.

Gate and bridge over Vicar's Brook.

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