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Photo listing: route signs (problem)

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No clear access to the DNA cycle path, in the top right of the corner, nor is there any signage as to the cycle path’s existence, which is part of NCN 11

Signs at the Jane Coston Bridge state: Route 11 is interrupted between Lode, Wicken and Ely, follow Route 51 to Bottisham. For NCN route 11 to Lode, Wicken and Ely, follow Route 51 to Bottisham.

Misleading sign - you can either go left and then right on the route towards the Newmarket Road roundabout, or right into a school.

I've no idea what this sign is for - there's no public cycle parking on this dead end road, just a bit of fencing.

Route sign to a cycle park that closed last year, but joined-up government doesn't happen any more.

Route signs - including to a cycle park that closed last year, but joined-up government doesn't happen any more.

The cycle park has closed and been demolished, but joined-up government doesn't exist any more.

Hidden racks sign from the cycleway on site right, very poorly placed.

No sign here of a walking or cycling route to Cambridge North.

This is crazy - telling cyclists to turn right across the Cambridge ring road, rather than using the light-controlled crossing at the Mill Road junction.

This is crazy - telling cyclists to turn right across the Cambridge ring road, rather than using the light-controlled crossing at the Mill Road junction.

One arm of this route sign is totally missing.

Of course it's more important to have a statutory lawyer's notice about trespass on the busway than a usable sign for the National Cycle Network.

Cycle route sign well after cyclists need to have turned left - and it's hidden by the Caution - Bollards sign which isn't needed as only qualified bus drivers use this road. The route sign needs moving to where cyclists have to turn left.

Not sure why I'd go to the left to get to Addenbrooke's Hospital when there's a decent direct route just to the right.

I have no idea how someone managed to drive into that route sign, but it needs straightening.

As usual, there's no Except Cyclists plate on the route ahead which leads to central Cambridge.

Bent signpost possibly caused by a passing high sided vehicle such as a van being driven without sufficient attention.

Route marker to NCN route 11 and the busway - not visible from Long Road

The route sign to the busway/NCN route 11 (see #85556) has vanished for some reason.

NCN route 51 signed as route 11 - it may be an alternative route for when the towpath is unavailable.

For some reason the cycle route sign has been moved to a separate pole behind the one it was on (see #31604) and can't be seen clearly now.

The cycle maps in Cambridge's main cycle park are dated 2008. I'm sure it was agreed that City Rangers would post new maps when they were published by the council, but that seems to have fallen through the cracks.

No longer just a footpath - this should be signed as a route from central Trumpington to the busway and Addenbrooke's

You can see why people turn left to the over-size bike parking instead of taking their bikes up the ramp - poor signage, the typical thing of just banning things rather than offering positive guidance.

Sadly the cycle signs in the new #Eddington development in #Cambridge continue the tradition of being confusing.

In fact there's a cycle route to the left as well.

This is the only indication that cyclists should turn left here to reach Addenbrooke's Hospital.

This 'Public footpath' is a link to the busy Busway track towards the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Railway Station. Why is there no sign? It does not even indicate that the path leads to a stop for the Busway.

Cycling in this direction I found myself on the road as directed by an earlier sign, but there's no dropped kerb to get back on the shared use here.

I'm not sure why these signs are here. This isn't on Route 51 or Route 11, and there's nowhere to go at this point except over the bridge or turn back.

I have no idea why these are here. This isn't on Route 51.

I have no idea why these signs have been put here. This isn't on Route 51. There is another set a few yards away, also incorrect.

On the left you can see a walking and cycling route signed. This directs users to turn right into Haymarket Road, which is two-way for all users. (Straight ahead is no entry for all, and is a one-way street). However, the road marking and … [more]

Still up over a month after the event - when will the signs be taken down?

A badly knocked over cycle route sign, next door to stable doors opposite Shire Hall. They're shaped like that so that horses can peer over the top to watch the world go by. Though its a very long time since they have been used for that.

The massively overgrown hedge looks nice around the street sign, but it is eating up most of the footway and also makes it difficult for drivers leaving "Downham's Lane" to see cyclists approaching from the left. See also #57360 with car.

Cyclepath sign only visible from one side.

The blue cycle route sign points down the very busy Barnwell Road rather than down the cycleway.

Which genius thought it was clever to put the signs in the tree rather than the clear space to the left?

Utterly pointless bewildering tiny blue sign with cycle symbol on Chesterton High Street. Good effort with the hanging baskets though!

Cycle route signs that have gone into retirement. They were pretty bloody useless anyway and good riddence to them. If they are replaced at least it should say where they are going and how far it is.

The more important route to the left (to Newnham) should be signposted here.

Weak cycleway signage that has no distance information. The Shelfords Sawston City Centre Hauxton Including distances is a basic cheap easy thing to do and the absence of it shows a lack of care.

Confusing cyclepath signage near Sainsburys.

Cycleway end sign on Milton Road / Highworth Avenue junction. There is no start sign I'm aware of (see #45257 and #45256 ) It isn't clear if cycling towards the camera on this stretch of pavement is permitted either, but the doted lines on … [more]

It's absurd not to mention that there's a cycle link to the cycleway by the guided busway too (guided bus visible at rear).

Stanley Road - with a barely legible sign clinging to a lamppost.

Surely that should read 'No Left Turn except guided buses and cycles' ?

Is this the same Grand Arcade that opened in 2008?

New sign needed - To Cambridge station via traffic-free cycleway

Can you spot the tiny walking and cycling route signs ? The one on the lamppost on the left says 'Rustat Road', and the one on the lamppost on the very right has symbols only.

Note the big uninformative cycle lanes sign contrasting with the smaller detailed and virtually illegible (from the riding position) directional signage.

Could somebody please stop vandalising our cycle route signs!

The West Cambridge site now has a peculiar road lay-out, presumably designed to discourage driving through the site, but which can confuse cyclists - better signage needed!

No exemption sign added yet for the contraflow cycle entrance from Mill Road into Mackenzie Road

The shared-use footway, north side of road, has End signs at every side road crossing. It is poorly maintained and not used by reasonably confident cyclists.

Badly placed End of Cycle Route sign - in fact this is the start of the cycle route alongside the Addenbrookes Access Road, to the left.

There is a badly placed cycle route sign here: i/ It is ambiguous - does it mean go up the ramp and over the bridge, or down the river? ii/ It is obscured by the railings

These sign posts on Jesus Green, by Jesus Lock, are pointing in the wrong directions.

This cycle route sign has had graffiti drawn on it.

The sign in the centre of the image indicates a cycle lane towards Croft Holme Lane. Croft Holme Lane is a rather intimidating stretch of road for cyclists and it has no cycle lane. See also #3120, #16530, #16531. The sign featured as … [more]

Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge. This view shows a hard to see poorly angled cycle-route sign, the purpose of which is not clear.

Signage blocking cyclists' and pedestrian's line of sight of cars coming around the A10/M11 roundabout. Addendum: This is now resolved. See

Confusing and silly signage, which is contradictory and at the same time fairly useless as it gives no directional name. Who knows what the difference between the blue and black signs are?

Cycle track on the southeastern side of Addenbrookes - in theory it ends after less than a hundred metres, still 30-odd metres short of the bike sheds. Obviously cyclists continue riding past the bus shelter.

What's the point of the new blue sign? To tell cyclists they can cycle on the wrong side of the road?

Conflicting signage - does the cycle track end or not?

No access for cyclists to the cycle parking in front of the Grafton centre - surely with a 5mph limit it should be perfectly safe?

No sign at all that there's a cut-through to the Trumpington park and Ride and Waitrose

Elizabeth Road / Milton Road roundbout. Shared use pavement interrupted between Highworth Avenue and Arbury Road. Signs are contradictory.

Sign needing graffiti removal. The sign itself is also rather faded.

NCN51 goes to the Park and Ride site via Tiptree Close on the left here. Give yourself 10 points if you spotted the little blue sign.

End of cycleway restriction sign. The sign basically tells cyclists that they can un-dismount from the "cycle route" around the Grafton Centre.

The left pointing directional sign read "Victoria Rd" but has been 'greyed out' perhaps because the way through is blocked. The sign is actually black but appears white because of the camera's flash.

Tiny directional cycle route signage on Colville Road, Cherry Hinton. Not very informative. July 2008 Street view: … [more]

Crap quality signage to Cherry Hinton or City Centre - no suggestion of how far or how long it will take.

This is supposed to be a cycle route! Here we see the paradox of the chicane. On the left is the cycle route - with its ridiculous chicane, and on the right the pedestrian side - free of the chicane. So which side is easier to ride on? You … [more]

Utterly useless directional signage. Does anyone know what this means!

Utterly useless directional signage. I think this ridiculous diversion of cyclists onto this obstacle course may have been put in before Ditton Walk was closed to through traffic. Wind ten years forward: #54331.

Queen Edith's is behind you, so this sign must have become turned around.

Complicated directional signage - which is more effective at narrowing the footway than doing anything useful. By November 2013 it appears to have gone.

Fairly useless directional signage that swings around on this pole.

Hopeless directional signage on the Cambridge South East cycle route at Hobart Street.

Hard to see directional signage.

Utterly useless directional cycleway signage on Chesterfield Road. The meaning of such blue signs is known only to the designers of such a scheme!

Fairly useless and meaningless directional signage.

Pretty useless directional signage - who knows what this means!

Depressing directional signage in a grim subway.

There's a tiny and useless cycle route sign on that lamp-post. If you can spot it and work out what it means, then you're probably smart enough to know where you're going anyway!

There's a tiny and useless cycle route sign on that lamp-post. If you can spot it and work out what it means, then you're probably smart enough to know where you're going anyway!

Useless directional signage.

Graffiti on this directional signage. [Editor: The top sign explains to motorists how to use the ASL, believed to be an early UK example.]

Unhelpful directional signage.

Tatty confusing directional signage

Tiny and unhelpful 'cycle route' sign.

Very weak cycle route sign points to 'City Centre' - but I think it has been rotated. In the background there are 'No Motor Vehicles' signs with 'Except for access' panels.

Grim directional signage in Arbury.

Pretty useless directional sign - unless you know what it is intended to mean!

Jesus Lock footbridge from Chesterton Road. It's not very clear but the tall post has: ↑ City Centre 🚲 Then beneath that a sign that reads: NO CYCLING CYCLISTS DISMOUNT and for good measure there's another CYCLISTS DISMOUNT sign … [more]

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