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Photo listing : obstructions (good practice)

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.

Sometimes there can be terrible obstructions for cyclists on Dutch streets. This is one of the main streets through Assen.

Road works have caused the cycle path to be closed, so as it normal in Dutch practice, half the road has been taken for the exclusive use of cyclists. This results in cyclists being able to continue their journeys unhindered, but motoris ... [more]

It's -4 C this Saturday morning, but the fire brigade have turned up to practice rescuing people from the frozen canal. They have parked their vehicles blocking part of the four metre cycle path, but not all of it, and they are huddled h ... [more]

Let's have children playing hopscotch on the road. To enable this, make hopscotch shapes out of bricks permanently built into the road. Photo from a housing estate in Assen in the Netherlands. The area is a woonerf, so by law cars are no ... [more]

An obstruction on the cycle path... actors putting on a show. This was part of a free to enter "cycling and culture" ride organised by the local council. You can see a video of this here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4gob1PEdGsY

The sign reads "Take Care. Cyclists in the bus lane" Cyclists are never expected to share space with buses in the Netherlands, but in this case the cycle path is being resurfaced so cyclists have to use the bus lane. However, buses were ... [more]

This car may look in the photo as if it's overtaking the cyclists, but it's not. There is no one in the car, which is parked. The driver has chosen to park in such a way that he blocks the road instead of the cycle lane. Assen, Netherlan ... [more]

The cycle path alongside this dual carriageway has had to be removed temporarily. However, you can't inconvenience cyclists like that, so they've closed half the dual carriageway so that cyclists can use it. This is in Assen in the Nethe ... [more]

This cycle path is being resurfaced so one lane of the road has been taken from drivers as a temporary cycle path while works continue. Note that there is also a cycle path on the opposite side of the road, but cyclists are not told to c ... [more]

27th December 2007. It being a bit warmer (5 C) today I decided to go for a ride of around 40 km in the afternoon. This meant riding on a lot of really beautiful paths in the middle of nowhere. I dismounted for the rather large and immob ... [more]

The new cycle path on Vaart ZZ. This replaces what was already a fully segregated path, with a better quality version of the same. It's decently wide (three metres) so not even a "steam" roller on the path (here as part of the works) can bl ... [more]

When service vehicles (this is is for an electricity and gas supply company) need to access areas which are only accessible by bike and footpath they can do so without greatly inconveniencing cyclists too much because the paths were built w ... [more]

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