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Photo listing : potholes (problem)

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Cracked surfacing to cycle path. Coton path bridge across the M11. West sound. This path is a disgrace, it was closed for 2 years in order to re-surface the bridge approach ramps and this is the state of them less than a year later. Easily ... [more]

Cracked surfacing to cycle path. Coton path bridge across the M11. This path is a disgrace, it was closed for 2 years in order to re-surface the bridge approach ramps and this is the state of them less than a year later. Easily wide enough ... [more]

As usual, some potholes meet the criteria for repair and others don't - it'd be far cheaper and easier just to fix the lot rather than waiting for them to get worse. More of the same behind the camera.

Buses and construction trucks turning into Station Road mean that this storm grating is a permanent danger to cyclists.

There's a constant cycle of building and renovation work on Porson Road (NCN route 11) so of course there are huge potholes.

This pothole never goes away, although occasionally it gets patched up - it's pretty bad at the moment.

Pothole on a busy route to Cambridge station

Big pothole at the youth hostel junction, Cambridge

The road was recently closed here for a couple of days (#177601) - but the deathtraps were not touched.

The Station Road-bound lane of Hills Road is getting worse and worse.

Two or three holes on Station Road have been marked in yellow for repair - which is a total insult to all of us who have to tackle the road on anything less than a full-suspension mountain bike.

Two or three holes on Station Road have been marked in yellow for repair - which is a total insult to all of us who have to tackle the road on anything less than a full-suspension mountain bike.

As expected, the bodged repair (#166488) is falling apart.

Sinkhole in the middle of Mill Road outside number 156. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00381396.

The ironwork here has become springy. It is possible to stand on one corner of it and the ground bounces when you push on it with your feet. But when bus goes over it then it emits a very loud clack, see video at #175270. There's already ... [more]

Bad pothole on Tennis Court Road

Dreadful stretch of cycle lane - but as long as there are plans to remodel this part of East Road I don't suppose it'll be fixed.

There's always been a rough surface here (a busy route for cyclists to the West Cambridge site, less so for cars) - but it's really breaking up now. [About twice the size by January 2022]

The three speed cushions at the east end of Bateman St have been replaced by gentler full-width cushions. Did they also repair the potholes caused by drivers braking for the previous cushions? No, of course not.

Dreadful road surface on Mill Road, caused by heavy vehicles accelerating away from the lights - even with Mill Road bridge closed to most motor vehicles. Cambridgeshire County Council say : At this time we do not feel that any action is n ... [more]

Flooding hiding the awful broken-up road surface - an accident waiting to happen.

This pothole has been filled, the ones around the corner on West Road have been marked up but left for later. Joined-up thinking?

This junction and most of Station Road are an absolute disaster - and no-one seems to care.

This pothole never really goes away (see #20469, #80314, #107251) but it's particularly bad at the moment, and the county is ignoring requests for it to be fixed.

This is not a repair. The buses will have that tarmac out in no time, and the pothole to the right has not been touched.

More potholes on West Road (now a bus route) - this one is visible on the satellite image!

Do you think they might fix the pothole? Dream on...

Monster pothole! Others have already reported this one, e.g: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/?id=364491

Terrible piece of footway by Madingley Road

Typical for Cambridgeshire County Council - fix the bare minimum and ignore the rest.

Already reported, but as it's Pothole Watch Week....

Showing the repaired pothole of #162424. The worst of it has been fixed, but it looks to me like they missed a bit with that puddle!

The condition of Hills Road just gets worse and worse at the Station Road junction.

Nasty pothole on Cherry Hinton Road - with an edge just where most cyclists are likely to be riding. Someone else has already reported this at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/?id=358509 Partially repaired a couple of ... [more]

Pothole as reported to https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/?id=00356234

Rocky debris from the pothole is being cast onto the cycleway. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ Reference: 00355079

Square pothole, Glisson Road

Two potholes - but the whole of West Road is in a poor state at the moment. [far worse by March 2021]

Pothole on the Cambridge ring road

Potholes just where cyclists turn into West Road [far worse by March 2021]

Collapsing ironwork, Cambridge

Pothole on the Cambridge inner ring road.

It's a shock coming back from Denmark and the Netherlands to find the appalling state of the roads in Cambridge.

It's a shock coming back from Denmark and the Netherlands to find the appalling state of the roads in Cambridge.

Pothole

One problem with forcing motor vehicles onto one bit of the carriageway is that it needs more maintenance.

Road surface collapsing where heavy vehicles accelerate away from the junction.

Collapsing utility repairs in Cambridge

Potholes on Mill Lane - the Covid-19 lockdown might be a good time to fix a few holes?

Pothole on Histon Rd - the Covid-19 lockdown might be a good time to fix a few holes?

After the path has been "fixed"... still full of water filled potholes

After the path has been "fixed"... still full of water filled potholes

After the path has been "fixed" again... still a crater field

Very dangerous potholes as usual on Station Road. [Fairly slapdash repair by the morning of Monday 16/3/20 - the end of Pothole Watch Week]

The cost of poorly maintained cycling infrastructure... Frame snapped in two at the bottom bracket, from the battering it receives from Newnham's potholes.

Hills Road is falling apart again.

Lensfield Road is always in terrible condition.

I've pretty much given up reporting potholes like these, but maybe I'll try again.

Lensfield Road is falling apart, as usual, with gravel being thrown up.

I've more or less given up reporting potholes in Cambridge, but this one is bad, with loose stones being thrown around. In addition, if a driver knocked someone down on the zebra crossing they'd get away with it, as any competent lawyer wou ... [more]

The Grantchester Meadows path just doesn't get any better. This is the condition after the County Council have allegedly "fixed" it. All it needs is a tarmac path between the end of the surfaced road to the start of the surfaced path. I am ... [more]

The Grantchester Meadows path just doesn't get any better. This is the condition after the County Council have allegedly "fixed" it. All it needs is a tarmac path between the end of the surfaced road to the start of the surfaced path. I am ... [more]

Nasty new pothole next to the repair done in March (#97265) - couldn't they just fix the whole stretch of road?

Collapsing trench and pothole on Hills Road, Cambridge

Potholes on the Cambridge University Library access road.

I reported a pothole here in 2016 (#85820). It's got worse. Much worse.

I reported a pothole here in 2016 (#85820). It's got worse. Much worse.

#ReachRide risk

More flooded potholes on Station Road, Cambridge, not marked up for repair...

This pothole has got much worse in the last day or two (but the whole of Station Road is awful).

Potholes down the middle of Sidgwick Avenue

Cambridge is falling apart.

Cambridge is falling apart.

Station Road is falling apart (again)

Station Road is falling apart (again)

Hills Road is falling apart (and what lane does that taxi driver think he's in anyway?)

Cambridge is falling apart - outside the University Centre

Two patches collapsing on Fen Causeway

More potholes on another important cycling route

Coronation St (an important cycle route) just gets worse and worse.

Nasty pothole on an important cycle route

More potholes on this important cycle route.

Not just potholes, but the 20mph markings have virtually vanished too. Cambridge's roads are in a terrible state.

The surface of Hobson Street is crumbling again.

The surface of Hobson Street is crumbling again (two bad patches in this photo)

There are potholes opening up all along Lensfield Road (part of Cambridge's inner ring road).

There are potholes opening up all along Lensfield Road (part of Cambridge's inner ring road).

There are potholes opening up all along Lensfield Road (part of Cambridge's inner ring road).

There are potholes opening up all along Lensfield Road (part of Cambridge's inner ring road).

Lensfield Road (part of Cambridge's inner ring road) is in a disastrous state.

Hills Road is falling apart,

Hills Road is falling apart.

I'd heard the new surface on Hills Road was falling apart, but didn't think it would be so bad.

I'd heard the new surface on Hills Road was falling apart, but didn't think it would be so bad.

Awful road surface on Kingston St, a busy cycle route.

Station Road will be awful until redevelopment is finished (if ever), but this pothole does need fixing.

Immediately south of where it was rebuilt, Tenison Avenue is now crumbling (like the rest of Cambridge).

Coronation Street is an important cycle route that the county refuses to maintain.

Coronation Street is an important cycle route that the county refuses to maintain.

Coronation Street is an important cycle route that the county refuses to maintain.

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