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Nonsense! It's a through route for cycles (and why is there a 50-metre gap in the shared-use provision here?)

A full red light northbound, just the normal red man southbound - if it was deliberate, it would presumably mean that cyclists could cross on red southbound, but not northbound.

The usual rubbish from Cambridgeshire Highways - the whole point of a modal filter, by definition, is that the road is not totally closed, only to motor vehicles.

The usual rubbish from Cambridgeshire Highways - the whole point of a modal filter, by definition, is that the road is not totally closed, only to motor vehicles. In any case I think this should read 'Norwich Street Closed' (as it has rever ... [more]

This sign does not appear to be associated with any works and no similar signs are encountered when approaching from the opposite direction.

These signs do not appear to be associated with any works and no similar signs are encountered when approaching from the opposite direction. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk?id=00358333 Thursday 28 Jan: ... [more]

Panton Street, Cambridge Conflicting signage: one way arrows and a sign that shows contraflow cycling.

An upside-down sign which says No Dogs. It previously was an unofficial-looking 20mph sign, see #107294. It has been like this for several months. I think that the glue that was holding the 20mph over-sign in place has given up reveal ... [more]

New sign allowing electric cars in the bus lane on the Elizabeth Way bridge - this is supposed to be a response to Covid-19 and to government funding to boost active travel and public transport.... by slowing buses and putting cyclists at ... [more]

New sign allowing electric cars in the bus lane on the Elizabeth Way bridge - this is supposed to be a response to Covid-19 and to government funding to boost active travel and public transport.... by slowing buses and putting cyclists at ... [more]

New sign allowing electric cars in the bus lane on the Elizabeth Way bridge - this is supposed to be a response to Covid-19 and to government funding to boost active travel and public transport.... by slowing buses and putting cyclists at ... [more]

Of course, the road was only closed to motor vehicles.

Only for cars - an Except Pedestrians and Cycles sign would be useful on this route to Waitrose

The usual nonsense - the signs refer to motor vehicles only.

Misguided sign

Great work - putting 20mph signs where they're always obscured by parked cars.

Cambridge Retail Park Advisory sign suggests that cyclists stick to that narrow lane. "Cyclists use cycle lane only" and there's a 5 mph sign.

The Silver Street bus gate is now operational full time in both directions - so Cambridgeshire County Council has closed the left-turn lane on Queen's Road. So cyclists (who are allowed to turn left) are forced into what is now a single nar ... [more]

Here we go again... the point of the modal filter is that Bateman St is not closed, it is very much open except at one point to motor vehicles - but Cambridgeshire's highways department can't be expected to grasp that.

Cyclists Beware DO NOT UNDERTAKE Sign that tries to place the responsibility for the turning lorries on the cyclists.

A badly placed sign put in the middle of the footway where it will be an obstruction to pedestrians. It could easily have been put against the low wall on the left edge. Reported at: https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/?id=0 ... [more]

A routinely ignored No access sign.

The new 'Dutch-style' Fendon Road roundabout - the yellow-and-black sign should say clearly 'Drivers Give Way etc' and not be off to the left of the cycle and pedestrian sections.

After a week, the contraflow cycle lane through the Histon Road roadworks is still marked as Road Closed. Why does the county council always fail to take cycling seriously?

Cambridgeshire County Council has closed Mill Road at the railway bridge except to buses, cycles and pedestrians - and then puts up these signs which totally ignore buses, cycles and pedestrians.... And it's not a one-off, they did the sam ... [more]

Cambridgeshire County Council has closed Mill Road at the railway bridge except to buses, cycles and pedestrians - and then puts up these signs which totally ignore buses, cycles and pedestrians.... And it's not a one-off, they did the sa ... [more]

Cambridgeshire County Council has closed Mill Road at the railway bridge except to buses, cycles and pedestrians - and then puts up these signs which totally ignore buses, cycles and pedestrians.... And it's not a one-off, they did the sa ... [more]

Awful signage - the street is open. Need to make clear that businesses are open.

Awful signage - the street is open. Need to make clear that businesses are open.

The usual Road Closed sign - but provision has been made for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - this road sign wrongly shows that traffic can't turn in to Warwick Road or Gilbert Road.

There will be roadworks on Histon Road for the next year - as promised there is a contraflow (southbound) cycleway, but all the signs ignore the existence of cyclists.

Shared-Use sign - but at the junction with Shelford Road (where the bus is) there's an End of Cycle Route sign. Typical.

Another pointless sign - there's no reason for the cycleway not to continue to the end of the road.

Another day another stupid Cyclists Dismount sign - some lawyer must think it's logical to reach a cycleway and dismount, but no-one else will.

Strange to install steelwork that's pretty useless except for cycle parking, and then plaster No Cycling stickers on them.

Eddington fantasy

Nonsense sign at the exit from Eddington - there are shared-use routes left and right beside Madingley Road and also on the far side into the university's West Cambridge site.

Bizarre signage where a railing has been removed.

No Entry Except Buses - no mention of bikes at this rising bollard, but thankfully they're using it anyway.

No idea what this sign is doing here - as the painted marking makes clear, this is a shared-use cycle route.

Cyclists Dismount sign - presumably because cars might be moving....

Predictably, there's no indication that Mill Road might be open for cycling - the usually motor vehicle-obsessed thinking.

Cyclists should dismount here, to reach the stands visible in the background - obviously, because that's better than car drivers having to pay attention.

'This cycle rack is to be deliberately left empty' ?

Yet another pointless End of Cycle Route sign where the segregated cycleway switches to shared-use provision.

Non highways compliant signs near a private school.

St Faith’s is a school. If they want to introduce a one-way system they should apply to Cambridgeshire Highway Authority and that will be considered by the democratic process.

Anti ‘gentrification’ poster which shows the fading yarn bombed railings on Mill Road bridge with text overlaid: Make Romsey Shit again but see #102589.

Cycle lanes and centreline need repainting

Very odd to have a Closed to Through Traffic sign at the closed end of a dead-end road - there's access for bikes, but the road isn't closed to them anyway.

No, Cranmer Road is not closed - this is the only access to a dead-end road, and there's plenty of room for bikes and indeed cars too.

Rant at ‘cyclists’ who are ‘blocking’ the ‘entire pavement’ and a request to use racks 300 yards away. The challenge here is to change some of the residents' parking spaces to accommodate cycles.

Rant at ‘cyclists’ who are ‘blocking’ the ‘entire pavement’ and a request to use racks 300 yards away. The challenge here is to change some of the residents' parking spaces to accommodate cycles. See detail of the poster a ... [more]

No Entry Except Buses sign should also read 'and Cycles', of course.

Is this a new sign over-ruling the No Entry marking because the road is now two-way for cycling? Very unclear.

Sign for a cycleway coupled with bonkers sign required by lawyers telling people they've no right to be near the busway. Get rid of it!

No comment.

Yellow signs threatening seizure and extending into the distance, including apparently on the footway.

This should be a through route for cycling (ideally with a link across St Matthew's Piece from York St), if anyone at the city council or Anglia Ruskin University had actually thought about the clousre at the far end.

After bikes being here as long as anyone can remember the new racks nearby #95242 have given this church the opportunity to ban them.

Is it one decade or two since the Kite area was closed to through traffic? And the council still hasn't managed to add an Except Cycles plate to this sign. I do wonder why Cambridge has a reputation for being cycle-friendly.

A plethora of signs in Eddington - whenever pedestrians might cross the cycletrack the signage changes from 'segregated shared use' to 'unsegregated shared use' and then back again. There must be a simpler way - very few people will know or ... [more]

Rutland Cycles have suddenly closed the lockers in the Grand Arcade cycle park.

No visitor would guess that many of these buses actually go to the city centre, leading to unnecessary use of taxis - complete user interface failure

Misleadingly implies bikes not permitted

At least the sign mentions that cycling is allowed, but the road markings are still claiming Bus Only access to Cambridge station.

Timetable for a service that no longer runs.

These "No Entry" signs appeared whilst Wilton Terrace was being demolished and there was restricted access at the other end. However, that's long over and there's plenty of space now. So are these signs still up to dissuade people cycli ... [more]

Should be a cycle left filter here, as there is a cycle lane so merging with traffic is not applicable

Making it hard for cyclists to cover the last few metres to the cycle racks - why?

I take issue with this. Whilst I'd accept that on the side nearest the Market Square room is limited, on the side opposite the bookshop there is plenty of room for bikes and pedestrians. I would hope for a more balanced approach to this. ... [more]

Yet another unnecessary Cyclists Dismount sign - the contraflow cycle lane ends and there's a shared-use sign hidden under the tree ahead before cyclists join the road beyond.

Odd sign, when the left-hand lane is clearly marked as car park access.

Yet another annoying Cyclists Dismount sign. Why not some positive guidance instead?

Clearly no local council officers care about nonsense such as this - Cycleway/End of Cycleway. Which is it?

Does anyone understand why Addenbrooke's are so set against cyclists turning left onto the cycle path to Hills Road? There's even a barrier to block it.

"You're parking up the wrong tree" - well so were the developers of CB1 when they failed to provide adequate visible cycle parking for this area.

UPDATE AT END. New sign asking "Cyclists please dismount". This has been a cycle cut through for the 27 years I've lived here. Note it's a private sign and not official, but this is a private estate. However, when estate planned, was it ... [more]

Appalling signage from the developers of CB2 - No Buses signs that supposedly mean Buses Only, and no mention of cycles although these are quite entitled to reach the front of the station this way.

Silly to retain these lights while the works are going on

Silly to retain these lights while the works are going on

When locking your bike to street furniture first make sure it is firmly fixed to the ground! This dangerously loose post was laid flat and reported to the County Council. https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/?id=00256126

I suspect that the signage on Fison Road is wrong. I'm pretty sure cars should be allowed here.

No Cycling sign on what seems to be new shared-use provision

Contradictory signs!

Downing College is all about cars, with pedestrians and cyclists at the bottom of the hierarchy

This could be a useful route if Downing College was not so anti-cycling.

Ignored unenforced signage.

I appreciate that these were emergency repairs on a burst water main, but it would be helpful if road signs could acknowledge non-motorised forms of transport (to which the road was not blocked).

Signage on the cycle route through Fawcett school not very clear (and it really should be in a school!) and now out of date after recent developments. I do appreciate the desire to avoid putting up new signs and posts, but these two mis ... [more]

No ball games notice and anti-skateboard lugs on the wall top.

Cyclists asked to dismount - but driving permitted

New 'Keep Clear' signs created, but instead the previous hashed box should be reinstated

Prohibited right turn. This has not really been an issue until now as for many years this was a false one way street. Meaning that traffic could not enter from the Trumpington Street end. In 2015 it has become a two way street for cyc ... [more]

No left turn into Fitzwilliam Street. That street is now two way for cycles and so there should be an 'Except cycles' sub panel here. Same sign as 12 years ago: #2568.

Cambridge Assessment seem to think it makes sense for cyclists not to use the main gate to the car park at their new (presumably temporary) offices but to dismount and walk through a narrow alley instead.

Cambridge Assessment seem to think it makes sense for cyclists not to use this huge gap at their new (presumably temporary) offices but to dismount and walk through a narrow alley instead.

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