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Photo listing : road environments (problem)

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Nothing to indicate that cycles are permitted to ride through here - facing motor vehicles leaving the multi-storey car storage facility. See #5183 from sixteen years previously.

This bit of the development only leads to the cycleway and so it appears the speed bump has been specifically put there to slow down cyclists. See #102123.

Hump and wheelbenders First time I've seen these humps, they weren't there at #93924.

Still closed more than a year after a bus crashed into here, see #90792

Sink hole in Mill Road!

Development by Robinson College of student dwellings closed for some reason.

Development by Robinson College of student dwellings closed for some reason.

The priority at the moment is for vehicles coming from either Silver Street or Trumpington Street (to the right) to access the Grand Arcade car park. With the proposed redevelopment of the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, there's an opportunity t ... [more]

Another road in Cambridge falling to bits. This is just one of many potholes in Bridge Street. It's been roughly patched but that hasn't worked.

The old cycle by-pass to the no entry is gone, but where are the Except Cycles plates? There's also quite a bit of unused footway space here that could accommodate street cycle parking.

It's amazing that so much money was spent to supposedly calm motor traffic, yet cyclists have actually lost the right to turm right here. Incidentally, OpenCycleMap and Google Satellite both still show the old layout.

Ridiculous 'Cyclists dismount and use footway' sign. Meanwhile, the works are preparing to narrow the shared-use path in order to create yet another traffic lane! It's like I stepped into a time machine and ended up back in the 20th cent ... [more]

Rollercoaster footways, undulating up and down. They had complete freedom of design and lots of space, and yet they managed to build the footway in the worst possible way!

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport. Note that the car has just blown past a sign reading 'No motorised vehicles except buses'

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

New busway junction that prioritises a tiny amount of motor traffic over walking, cycling and public transport.

This section was resurfaced last May, and while it hasn't deteriorated as fast as Magdalene Street has, it is showing signs of wear sooner than it should. Look closely and it's clear the tarmac is beginning to break up and there's a rut ap ... [more]

Newly constructed Cross City Cycling scheme but the '2.2 metre wide' refuge is considerably narrowed by the poor placement of poles. And seems to be a trash collection point as well (probably due to the wind).

The bus driver did not break the law here. Toucan crossing appears to show 'green man' at the same time that the bus driver receives a green light. In fact the green man is for the crossing parallel to the bus, off to the left of the photo. ... [more]

Brand new crossing, no blocked drain, just piss poor construction https://t.co/Uv2F7AaOGC

More recently the county has painted a left-turn arrow in the left-turn lane, and it looks like they are adding ASLs to the junction. This is still, however, a terribly dangerous junction design because it tells people cycling that they ... [more]

Wonder if this damage is caused by lorries driving over it? It wasn't that long ago this kerb got repaired. See #86449

Cycle symbol in the left lane but no ASL so cyclists going ahead or right are in conflict with left-turning vehicles.

I hope that someday this junction will be made safer, for her and everyone else.

Unsignalised arm of new roundabout scheme. Terrifying as ever.

A new staggered toucan crossing. Pathetic.

Refuge 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.

Sainsbury'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 ... [more]

New (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 ... [more]

A 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 d ... [more]

Only a year and a half old and the surface of this tiger crossing is beginning to wear away. Compare #80074 when it was new. I wonder if there's a more durable surface they could use?

Here cycle path crosses busway. There is no button or pedestrian lights. You have to be careful when adjacent crossing on Milton Road is green, it may not be safe to cross busway.

Cycling not permitted in Downing College, but driving is - institutional anti-cycling views

Arbury Road junction at Milton Road. Lots of schoolchildren need to use this junction, but there is no cycling provision except the unreasonable "take the lane". Naturally, parents and children wait for the pedestrian signal instead, and in ... [more]

Two different approaches to the bad situation at Arbury Road junction on Milton Road.

Cargo-transport by bike on Milton Road, squeezed between the kerb and fast-moving cars and buses.

Poor road surface under Elizabeth Way bridge / along Walnut Tree Ave. Major cycling route along the river. The county has decided that it is 'not bad enough' to do anything about it, according to Highways Reporting.

Unpleasant and dangerous road environment which students and others are expected to tackle

Thoroughly unpleasant public realm on a Saturday afternoon on Mill Road due to the dominance of car traffic. Isn't it about time there was a regular closure?

Thoroughly unpleasant public realm on a Saturday afternoon on Mill Road due to the dominance of car traffic. Isn't it about time there was a regular closure?

Thoroughly unsafe area which could be fixed by getting rid of this unjustifiable car parking. Would make space for a proper segregated cycle track.

Thoroughly unsafe area which could be fixed by getting rid of this unjustifiable car parking. Would make space for a proper segregated cycle track.

Downing College: you can drive but you can't cycle. Ridiculous.

No dropped (flush) kerb in the desire line for cycling to the cycle park

Space for queueing taxis on Station Road should be space for cycling - space here for a proper segregated cycleway

The cycleway just disappears here - need continuity through the junction

Cycleway needed here

Whilst a café culture is good, the extent of intrusion into pedestrian space is perhaps too high here

This area should be blocked to through-traffic, as it is now a heavily-used cycle route to West Cambridge

Another example of how this junction design needs to be revisited. And why the whole of this place stinks of car fumes. The pollution here is so bad it utterly stinks!

Martin with Councillor Robertson observing problems with the new station area layout

Poor new road design

The new cycle paths on Hills Road are great, but until I found myself trying to recommend a route for a 16 year old to get past the massive roundabout at this major entrance to Addenbrooke's I hadn't realised the big gaps in provision. T ... [more]

Complete failure of design - taxi waiting seats are in the wrong place

Poor air quality in this area due to idling taxis - though speaking as a cyclist, they do provide a useful service

A permeable cut-through for cycling should have been provided here - missed opportunity

No cycling to reach the cycle parking

Cycle parking access is via these steps

There's no indication which way cyclists heading through Station Square towards the Busway should go (probably following the small Drop Off sign at this point) - despite promises of a high-quality north-south cycle route.

Funny how illegal parking on the double yellow lines comes and goes here - these may belong to builders (they were there most of the day).

Evidence of the need for cycle parking on these streets.

There's a definite need for cycle parking on Tenison Road but none was provided in the recent half a million pound scheme.

Cycling on the pavement (illegally) because of a feeling of unsafety; however, this is not fair for pedestrians

Child trailer on Gonville Place Why would you want to reduce traffic on a road like this? Gonville Place used to have cycle lanes but they were removed in order to create an additional traffic lane to allow more vehicles to queue at t ... [more]

Ludicrous - 3 lanes to exit this street - should have a wider pavement and cycleway and just one lane

Should be a contraflow [and now it is - ed]

Apparently this is supposedly a cycle-friendly junction, now that £900k of cycle money has been wasted on it

Hazardous new junction, right next to the UK's biggest cycle park

Hazardous new junction, right next to the UK's biggest cycle park

Hazardous new junction, right next to the UK's biggest cycle park

Unfinished road surface, causing a hazardous entrance to the cycle park

Hazardous new junction, right next to the UK's biggest cycle park

Hazardous new junction, right next to the UK's biggest cycle park

Poorly thought-out crossing location

Poorly thought-out crossing location

Poorly thought-out crossing location

Tenison Road - quite unpleasant due to rat-runnning traffic made worse by obstructive parking

On-road cycle track needed, to avoid slowing speed from using the shared-use lower down

Very poor design here - this section of Hills Road is a short stretch without a cycleway, but there is plenty of space for it

Very poor design here - the added bit of pavement should be a cycleway

Poor use of space - the car parking should be a cycleway for safety

This area has a lot of ratrunning by cars and taxis

Poor junction for cycling

Poor junction for cycling

Entrance to Bell School development - poor quality, despite significant activity by the cycling campaign to get a proper entrance

Entrance to Bell School development - poor quality, despite significant activity by the cycling campaign to get a proper entrance

Poor quality construction at the new Bell School development

Poor quality construction at the new Bell School development

Entrance to Bell School development - poor quality, despite significant activity by the cycling campaign to get a proper entrance

Poor junction for cycling

Hostile roundabout at Addenbrooke's - so much for encouraging healthy transport

Awful junction remains by the Marque

St Andrew's Street needs better pedestrian crossing facilities

Potentially misleading green.

See clip at https://youtu.be/NnGkX09AMuw. The paint on this junction is very poor advice for people riding. NEVER go over to the left when going through here. Swinging over to the left will mean: - you lose visibility - you enco ... [more]

Poor location for a delivery bay - reduces visibility to the cycle park entrance

As if we needed more reasons to have separated cycle lanes away from the carriageway in the roundabout.

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