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Photo listing : potholes (problem)

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Just one of the potholes dotting Bridge Street which was resurfaced not that long ago. They are all in the middle of the road and more are appearing. (It has been reported.)

Rather than fix this pothole Cambridgeshire Council just painted a double yellow line through it.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

The road is crumbling simultaneously around all the ironwork on Regent St - there's a whole succession of them like this.

Potholes, Fulboooke Road

Large pothole on Selwyn Road, Cambridge

I recently spent ten days cycling the length of Taiwan and saw exactly one patch of bad road surface. Meanwhile in Cambridge all the roads are falling apart - this is the inner ring road, which really isn't safe for cycling in places.

I recently spent ten days cycling the length of Taiwan and saw exactly one patch of bad road surface. Meanwhile in Cambridge all the roads are falling apart - this is the inner ring road, which really isn't safe for cycling in places.

The surface of Coronation St (an important cycle route) is getting worse and worse.

Very nasty cycle trap pothole on Babraham Road.

Repainted, but the surface is still breaking up just where it causes problems for cyclists turning left.

This is one of the worst examples of bodged road repairs I've ever seen - and it seems to be a permanent feature now on NCN route 11.

Subsidence has opened a long crack on this cycleway near the M11. There are temporary signs warning of the uneven surface.

Cambridge's crumbling roads - due to buses braking hard for the stop here.

Cambridge's crumbling roads - due to buses braking hard for the stop here.

Surface dropping away from the M11 bridge at Coton

Surface dropping away from the M11 bridge at Coton

Pothole on Merton St, Cambridge

Pothole on Hardwick St

Tenison Road is crumbling and will presumably continue to do so at least until the CB2 development is finished.

Station Road, Cambridge, is collapsing - and will presumably continue to do so until (if ever) the CB2 redevelopment is done.

Pothole 'repaired' at the Hills Road/Station Road junction

Repairs never seem to last long here.

Collapsing speed cushion outside St Mary's School

Potholes, as everywhere in Cambridge these days.

Cambridge's inner ring road is crumbling.

There's a series of potholes along Selwyn Road, just where contraflow cyclists will hit them if there's a car heading west.

Station Road, Cambridge, is falling apart.

This is the only point where cyclists can cross the sluice without an almighty thump - and it's collapsing!

No specific potholes, but the whole of Coronation Street (an important cycle route from Cambridge station) is in a dreadful state.

No specific potholes, but the whole of Coronation Street (an important cycle route from Cambridge station) is in a dreadful state.

This is pretty nasty - just at a zebra crossing where the road widens to two lines and drivers may be trying to squeeze down to the left of cars turning right.

Cambridge's inner ring road is collapsing - this is a particularly nasty pothole.

Cambridge's inner ring road is collapsing.

Two collapsing trenches

The problem with the condition of the roads in Cambridge at the moment is not just that there are dangerous potholes, but it's simply not possible to ride in a predictably straight line any more, except on a mountain bike.

Grantchester Street is a chain of potholes at the moment.

The sides of the path have been worn or broken so much that the usable tarmac for walking and cycling on has been reduced to a narrow strip.

This shows more clearly the state of the path in #72091 The ice rink is due towards the end of November too.

I've almost given up reporting potholes, the roads are so bad - but maybe I will bother with this one.

The foot/cycle path across Parker's Piece is crumbling badly in some spots.

The road is collapsing and will continue to do so until a) it's properly rebuilt and b) the Cambridge station area development is finished.

Who wouldn't drive to the huge M-S car park when this is walking/cycling alternative?

Horrible trench across the station-bound lane of Hills Road

Badly repaired and falling apart agin.

The whole street needs resurfacing.

Potholes in Newnham Croft

Dangerous pothole, around two edges of utility inspection cover, in middle of busy box-junction.Could unseat cyclist/motorcyclist contributing to injury accident.

More damage on West Road

Three potholes in a row on West Road

Paving collapsing around ironwork.

Getting worse and worse - the collapsing end of Bateman Street

I've been trying to get this trench fixed since December 12 - a real hazard for cyclists turning left into Station Road.

St Paul's Road is usually in terrible condition near Sancton Wood School.

St Paul's Road is usually in terrible condition near Sancton Wood School.

Pothole and exposed ironwork on Pemberton Terrace

Pothole on Pemberton Terrace (just outside the area repaired a couple of years ago).

This hasn't got any better since #56276 was reported (twice, independently by two people.) It was patched a month or so ago but this stretch of St Andrew's Street badly needs resurfacing and has done so for around a year I think. (It may be ... [more]

Busy cut-through for taxis, also falling apart

Typical road damage at a busy Cambridge bus stop

Typical road damage at a busy Cambridge bus stop

Three nasty potholes in a row on West Road

Appallingly bodged repair of pothole

There are lots of potholes in Cambridge at the moment, but this one seems particularly bad, with wires for the traffic light sensors exposed - reported a couple of weeks ago, no action yet.

I seem to recall that there was proposal to re-surface this car park which also serves as the entrance to Grantchester Meadows. Anyone in a buggy, a wheelchair or on a bike (without full suspension) would probably welcome it.

Pothole

The missing post has been marked with a cone for over two months now...

Nasty pothole - one of the posts has been knocked clean out.

This appalling temporary repair to the pedestrian crossing has been in place for several months now. It is a trip hazard for anybody using the crossing. The uneven edge and sunken surface are a real hazard to anybody cycling on the road, pa ... [more]

This appalling temporary repair to the pedestrian crossing has been in place for several months now. It is a trip hazard for anybody using the crossing. The uneven edge and sunken surface are a real hazard to anybody cycling on the road, pa ... [more]

This appalling temporary repair to the pedestrian crossing has been in place for several months now. It is a trip hazard for anybody using the crossing. The uneven edge and sunken surface are a real hazard to anybody cycling on the road, pa ... [more]

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

Recently carried out but shoddily done road resurfacing in Canterbury Street!

This is a follow up photo from http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/49576/ and http://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/49635/ The council have now dumped some asphalt near the pothole at issue. Sadly they still haven't hit the main pr ... [more]

This is a follow up photo from http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/49576/ This shows my tyre going into the space and it being gripped. Riding into this would likely throw the rider off their bike. It's clear that the original issue ... [more]

It's not easy to see from this photo but this looks like it could be pretty dangerous. The bricks at the humps along Bateman Street have been subsiding for quite a while. Recently a gap has appeared at the first one. In the past week tha ... [more]

Road surface breaking up

New potholes just outside the area repaired a year or two ago.

This so-called cycle lane is dangerous and disgraceful.

It'd be nice if they could fix these holes once they've finished with East Road.

Disintegrating road surface mainly around a set of five utility inspection covers – Parkside, Cambridge, adjacent to junction with Clarendon Street. This close-up photo shows dangerously-exposed edge of utility inspection cover. Rel ... [more]

Disintegrating road surface mainly around a set of five utility inspection covers – Parkside, Cambridge, adjacent to junction with Clarendon Street. This view shows how cyclists are forced too near to the kerb by this sequence of hazar ... [more]

Carriageway surface of Elm Street, Cambridge, CB1 1EJ at junction with Jesus Terrace/Clarendon Street. A number of potholes have developed and others are developing through 'crocodile' cracking – mainly – but not wholly – associat ... [more]

Subsiding road surface around utility inspection covers, Tenison Road, Cambridge near junction with Mill Road. This and two linked photos (#48158, #48159) show hazards on/near the line of travel of cyclists on this road leading to Cambri ... [more]

From http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/CMSWebsite/Apps/Highways/TrackProblem.aspx?ref=NM-39033 the current status of this fault is shown as 'completed'. Hmm... As one hole is patched, another opens. The section of carriageway showing ' ... [more]

This would never be acceptable on a major commuter route in the Netherlands, for example!

Pothole and puddle on Grantchester Street

Collapsing carriageway surface and associated utility cover opposite Nº 69 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AW near to junction with Mawson Road. Will be subject to constant pounding/vibration from off-side wheels of most NW-bound (city-bound ... [more]

Collapsing carriageway surface and associated utility cover, Mill Street, Cambridge, CB1 2HP at junction with Mawson Road, CB1 2EA. Street caters for more traffic than might be realised because of adjacent no entry and one-way streets a ... [more]

Pothole in carriageway of Lensfield Road, Cambridge, outside Scott Polar Institute. Pothole will be subject to constant pounding/vibration from near-side wheels of most W-bound vehicles in Lensfield Road. On trajectory of pedal-cycli ... [more]

Collapsing carriageway surface (crocodile cracking) Lensfield Road, Cambridge, near to bus stop lay-by close to junction with Hills Road.

Subsiding road surface around utility inspection cover, opposite 48 Tenison Road, Cambridge. This and two linked photos #48157, #48158) show hazards on/near the line of travel of cyclists on this road leading to Cambridge railway station ... [more]

Subsiding road surface, previously patch-repaired, opposite 18 Tenison Road, Cambridge. This and two linked photos #48157, #48159) show hazards on/near the line of travel of cyclists on this road leading to Cambridge railway station.

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