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Photo listing: obstructions (misc)

The most recent photos are listed first. See also photomap view.

This listing only shows photos within a square radius of 30 kilometres of the centre of Assen.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

A-frame barrier at the junction with South Street.

A-frame barrier where the NCR1 leaves South Street. See #181683 for context.

Bridleway crosses the River Stour with a wide ford.

Parked car protruding into a new cycleway

While the council has cleared most of the route south of Ringley, there are patches where the tractor couldn't reach. So I shovelled this one clear.

Salford Bridges over Irwell . Barriers a little too close together on both sides of bridge.

This bridge now seems to be missing.

Really nice if path could link up with road

Abandoned bike frame across from 52 Northchurch Road

Delivery of linen to nearby hotels regularly blocks the cycleway

Access control barrier on the Crab & Winkle Way. Also visible is some carved artwork by Sustrans Volunteer Ranger Peter Clements who looks after this route.

Pointless barriers, no maintenance, no social safety. On a marked route between Porterfield Road and the Inchinnan Swing Bridge.

Shared pavement and cycle track gets very narrow by lay-by. There is dropped curb on both ends of the lay-by, so it is possible to cycle along the lay-by or in the road a short way.

Door that can be bolted shut, closing off access from the path to the Forth & Clyde Canal. It can also lie open and obstruct the path.

UPDATE 2018 ****Happily the worn surface has been replaced with trailflex It's still tight and challenging for anyone with a mobility aid. Ideally the … [more]

Bollards at entrance to towpath on NCN82. Hazard that requires warnings and conspicuous marking. Similarly, the wood posts and metal signpost require conspicuous marking.The 5mph speed limit signs are in poor condition.

Cycle path to Canterbury. Not helpful...


Is the market mess a problem? Or is this a necessary feature of shared space?



Access control at the Canterbury end of The Escape Route. Barrier improved in #181513.

Compare with #31074 - the 'offending' Cyclists Dismount sign has gone, but that may just because the location of the work has moved and it's easier to divert pedestrians down the other side.

J & I Scaffolding left this dangerous obstruction on the road for 48 hours over 26, 27 and 28th October

Woolton Cycle Route, Liverpool, L25. This police car obstructs an advisory cycle lane. This was not an emergency (I talked to the police officer). There is plenty of parking in side streets, so obstructing the cycle lane was clearly … [more]

on a cycleway. very difficult for a bicycle to pass.

steps on a cycleway. Essen route west.

Barrier to footbridge. Manageable with a standard bike.

Cyclists are met by this chicane on their way to the General Hospital and have to cross the busy Turner Road.

No access to the Busway here yet.

Cars parked blocking the cycle lane in both directions of Gavin Way.

Cars parked blocking the cycle lane in both directions of Gavin Way.

Neighbours do not welcome French coach drivers: "Stationnement interdit sauf riverains". Though they are certainly following the instructions of local language schools to deliver the students at Woodhead Drive. Proposing alternative parking … [more]

Alleyway Location: St. Johns, Ipswich (England, United Kingdom)

All cul de sacs should be permeable on foot and by bike. Make travel by bike easy, painless and quick and there is a greater likelihood that people will cycle rather than driving. Remove all barriers, ensure all crossovers have dropped … [more]

Remove barriers to Pepper Alley to create cycle link into Park Street. NHDC route 2

This path could be converted to shared use, by removing the barriers to cycle access and dropping the kerb to join South Road. It is narrow but visibility is good as the path is straight. Link path to the end of South Close for a better … [more]

This path could be converted to shared use, removing the barriers to cycle access. It is narrow but visibility is good as the path is straight.

This passage becomes unsuitably narrow for shared use ahead. Retain barriers and keep as footpath only.

Temporary channel put in place during pavement works - a model of good practice.

Motorists overtaking cyclists as they turn right out of the Science Park onto Milton Road are often surprised to find this piece of concrete (the near one in the picture) directly in their path. Cyclists should adopt primary lane position … [more]

Lorry obstructs vision at pedestrian crossing, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Stationary with hazard lights on. Foreign registered vehicle.

Taxis parked in MCL near cafe at junction of Mawson Road and Mill Road

Taxis parked in MCL outside cafe at the junction of Mawson Road and Mill Road

Taxis in contraflow MCL outside cafe in Mawson Road

A taxi blocking a mandatory cycle lane during the morning peak. There are safer and legal places to stop in the service road to the left.

Van parked in mandatory cycle lane (and on pavement) in Cherry Hinton High Street. The van obscures a cyclist's view of the segregated on road cycle lane, and is also in a bus stop.

Large van blocking mandatory cycle lane on Newmarket Road, an added hazard is caused because parking is within speed camera capture zone. Will drivers be looking for cyclists or will they be more interested in their speedo because of the … [more]

KE53 HKW (illegally) unloading in Downing St. cycle lane

Extreme lengths seem to have been taken here to stop a wide variety of users of this footpath.

Looking west along cycle way linking Hobart Rd and Montreal Rd, Romsey Town. Fence on left is Coleridge Community College. Brambles and other vegetation is extending into path on right.

The day after 'Revolution' (new name for pub) were supposed to have been read the riot act, this lorry was stopped for some 20min, and the driver laughed.

Chesterton Rd. Taxis, buses and private cars all obstruct the cycle lane on the zebra crossing approach.

This road is an 'Urban Clearway' at peak times. It is also illegal to park HGVs on the pavement. The person responsible for works here was unconcerned.

This builder thought it was OK to park here. Reported to police as incident 279 of today's date

The start of the bridleway across to Girton.

Windsor road traffic calming measures, from Oxford Road approach.

Traffic calming measures on Windsor Road, from Histon Road approach.

Windsor Road traffic calming, approach from Histon Road.

This is officially a cycle path and a very convenient way from Milton Road/Kendal Way to the river Cam (Frank's Lane / Anglers Way, over a green, crossing Fen Rd near the railway bridge). Unfortunately the path is obstructed on both ends.

Don't try this with a trailerbike. There are a total of five of these barriers, plus five 90 degree bends and a 180 degree bend on the "cycle" bridge over the A1 at Tempsford.

A non-trailerbike friendly "anti family" barrier on NCN 51 in Sandy

Wicken Fen entrance. This gate is needed because of the Wild Horses.

Many of the old stiles on Fen Rivers Way along the Cam have been replaced by these gates. (Note that this is officially a footpath only and it's illegal to ride a bike along it.)

Sustrans Route 11

It really is quite difficult to understand why these 'pram arms' are here. They are not preventing cattle moving, nor is it near a road junction. They are just a barrier, which more to the point would be very hard to see at night.

No easy access for cyclists after dark.

Cyclists forced into the path of traffic by this sign. It reads "Coronation Street Closed".


Severe chicane




Chicane on this cycleway

Classic chicane obstruction on this cycleway.

This photo was taken after cycling along the bridleway from Histon. It was a bit rough in places but a lot of it was grass and it was very flat. There were lots of very happy sheep grazing.

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