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[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (northbound), York. The temporary A-board duplicates the high level (too high?) permanent sign on the other side of the road: Priority over oncoming vehicles. It creates an actual pavement width of 8 ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (looking southbound), York. The temporary A-board obstructs the pavement. There is no drop kerb this side for someone in a mobility scooter, wheelchair, a child on a balance bike, someone with wheele ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (looking southbound), York. The temporary A-board is a repetition of the high level (too high?) sign. It restricts the pavement width. Actual width is 100cm but usable width is 100 - (50 + 50) = 0. ( ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Moved bus stop has unsightly temporary barricading which it not doing its job but is creating a substantial trip hazard for people waiting/alighting. Overview of the measures intended to calm ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane (looking southbound), York. Pavement width and quality meets no standards. Other image and links nearby today: #188013.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, looking southbound, York. Actual pavement width 105cm. To get the usable width you subtract 20cm from the kerb side ie 85cm. Motorists speed along here. The pedestrian experience is unpleasant at be ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Duncombe Barracks, Burton Stone Lane, York. Good practice: the hoardings are informative and contribute positively to the streetscape. Context and links: #188025.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Good practice. Details of the hoardings: #188029. Hoardings discussion and links: #165189. Other image and links nearby today: #188013.

[Image taken 27.11.22] St Luke’s (looking northbound), Burton Stone Lane, York. Good practice from St Luke’s (https://stlukesyork.org/) - four benches. This stretch of Burton Stone Lane contrasts with the larger properties but furious s ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, junction with Surtees Street, York. Pothole. Dimension: 44cm x 40cm x 4cm deep. Location and links: #188020.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Burton Stone Lane junction with Surtees Street, York. Pothole. Dimensions: #188021. Other image and links nearby today: #188013.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Filey Terrace (looking southbound), York. Scaffolding on no 6. Closeup of this hazard for all pavement users. The apex is at my height – around 5ft.

[Image taken 27.11.22] Filey Terrace (looking southbound), York. Scaffolding on no 6. Note the light. But – you wouldn’t be expecting a pavement to be completely obstructed. And if you have no or only limited sight? In any case every on ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Filey Terrace (looking northbound), York. Scaffolding on no 6. No ‘padding’ (protection) for pedestrians on the uprights, no contrasting colour on the bars, and cross bracing that completely obstructs the pavement ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Filey Terrace (looking northbound), York. Scaffolding on no 2. Close up – note the ‘padding’. Note the vibrant colour of the padding. Note there is no cross bracing and therefore no obstruction at head height. O ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Filey Terrace, junction with Hudson Street, (looking northbound), York. Scaffolding on no 2. Drop kerb – in the afternoon/evening this corner with its dropped kerb is often parked on. No sight lines. No dropped kerb ... [more]

[Image taken 27.11.22] Tennyson Avenue, York. Obstructed pavements. Other images nearby today: #188014, #188016, #188017, #188018, #188019, #188020, #188021, #188022, #188025, #188029, #188030, #188032, #188033, #188034, #188035, #188036.

[Image taken 23.11.22] Deangate junction with College Street, York. Lancelot has appeared on route 658. Context and links: #187750.

[Image taken 22.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, southbound. Skid hazard from sand from burst sandbag. York. Context: #187860. Other image here today and links: #187859.

[Image taken 22.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York (southbound). Context: #187760. As I cycled south I saw a knot of people including one I recognised as a resident who I had spoken to on Friday. One was a woman. I asked her if her name was the ... [more]

[Image taken 22.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York (looking northbound). ‘Traffic calming’ scheme overview and links: #187753. This driver was parked just ahead of the new 'cycle channel'. If someone on a cycle uses these they are sidelined ... [more]

[Image taken 22.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Wigginton Road, York. Context: #187857. Note that the Iceland driver did not move into the ASL (bike box). Other image today and links: #187856.

[Image taken 22.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Wigginton Road, York. Motor traffic was solid here when I had a meeting at this location this morning: #187856. Drivers were intimidating other motorists. They were driving round motorists who were ind ... [more]

[Image taken 22.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Wigginton Road, York. This is the size and weight of vehicle that will turn into and out of Denning's Yard access if planning is granted for any development (see: #187304 and links). CYC must develop a ... [more]

[Image taken 21.11.22] Tanner Row, York. The driver in the HQ Dental (www.hqdental.co.uk/) van has chosen to park on a contraflow cycle lane. The contraflow is towards the camera. The all-users route is away from the camera. The driver went ... [more]

[Image taken 21.11.22] Tanner Row east of Rougier Street, York. 'John' is colourful. Context: #187750. Other image today: #187829.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Rule 243 of the Highway Code says: DO NOT stop or park: opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space. (www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/waiti ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, close to the junction with Clifton/Bootham, York. The newly replaced bench is perfectly positioned for watching drivers triggering the relocated VAS (see: #187798) moved as part of the works intende ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Damage to the dropped kerb and a considerable camber. As a pedestrian feel I am tipped towards the fast traffic on this busy narrow road. For some people it must be a considerable obstacle and ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Pavement parking/obstruction of pavements continues to increase. I first encountered this instance while walking this (a regular) route last week. There are two motor vehicles on the drive of ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Surface water, fallen barricade. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Activated VAS northbound. Note the leaf litter on the pavement. Wet leaves are slippery and can clog wheels. Leaves in general obscure damage such as holes. Other image today and links: #18778 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. I asked this couple if I could take this photo. They agreed immediately. They are on the pavement on the east side and heading north. They are therefore facing the oncoming traffic. People hea ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Completely obstructed pavement. The traffic calming scheme is supposed to deliver benefits for pedestrians as well as other non motorised users of the route. See obvious effect on pedestrians: ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Debris in the road and exposed metal rods on the splitter island (right). Context: #187761. Other image today and links: #187780

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Usable width 102 - 20 = 82. But I would not want to make contact with the speed cushion either so - 20 = 62cm. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #187792. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #187760. The usable width is 126 – (20 + 20) = 86cm. Other images this piece of infra today: #187793, #187794, and debris from damaged vehicles that hit this splitter island: #18779 ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. People in mobility scooters (on pavement, right) have to battle with pollution, high vehicle speeds, narrow pavements and obstructions: #187759, #187796, #187800. Other image today and links: ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Note the cyclist on the pavement. For a possible explanation see: #187760. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Looking southbound towards the northern set of the measures (intended to calm traffic and improve the non motorised user experience) at either end of the ‘pound’. Context: #187753. Other i ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Northbound carriageway though taken looking southbound. Usable width for people on cycles: 115 - 20 = 95cm. But I would not want to touch the speed cushion so that's a further 20cm to deduct. ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Southbound. Usable width for people on cycles: 119 - 20 = 99cm. But I would not want to touch the speed cushion so that's a further 20cm to deduct. Therefore the usable width is 79cm. Measure ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, close to the junction with Avenue Road/Grosvenor Road, York. New speed cushions drivers simply straddle. Measurements: #187786, #187787. Overview: #187753. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context and links: #187784. I don’t know if it was this driver who activated the VAS. But note the road position of this vehicle. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. There are VAS's (vehicle activated speed signs) at this end of Burton Stone. They have been relocated as part of the traffic calming measures (overview: #187753). They are more often activated ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. [Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Width of southbound carriageway 300 – (20 + 20) = 260cm. Width of northbound carriageway: #187781. Other image today and links: #187780.

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Original island with keep left symbol on bollard. Note it is a replacement. There’s the evidence of damage behind it. The width of the northbound (the image direction is southbound) carriage ... [more]

[Image taken 20.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context: #187753. Just one set of 20mph signs that predate the new (installed week beginning 14.11.22) measures that are intended to reduce the speeding and improve the cycling, mobility scoot ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Context this image: #187760. Context/overview and links for the traffic calming installed week beginning 14.11.22 see: #187753.

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Note the absence of the two wands. (Compare with the intact structure: #187754.) These were at either end of the splitter island but barely visible after dark. They have a reflective covering ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The Aboard is intended to give directions to road users that makes the street safer. But it obstructs the cycle channel. Plus, the sandbag has split creating a further hazard should someone be ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. This junction box (?) reduces the already insufficient width of the pavement still further. You don't walk right alongside structures... More comments on the pavements here: #187758. Context/o ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The interventions in #187753 but looking southbound. The width of the space between the kerb and the cushion is 120cm. The reason for taking this image though was the hedge. It is currently cu ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. Comments on pavement width as per: #187755. Context/overview and links see: #187753.

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. This local resident was happy to pose for a photo. He said he'd already written three emails to CYC about the new layout and would be writing another today. He is not actually moving and his p ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The Aboard is intended to make the road safer. It's pedestrians who need most protection here. 90cm is too narrow. You don't go right up to signs or walls. So the usable space is rather less t ... [more]

[Image taken 18.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, York. The width here does not meet LTN 1/20 requirements. Table 5-3: Additional width at fixed objects Kerbs 61mm to 150mm high 200. So, the actual width of the cycle channel is 130cm. The usable wi ... [more]

[NOTE: Riding Burton Stone Lane southbound at lunchtime on 21.11.22, ie in the opposite direction to the photo in this image, I realised a driver was trying to beat me to the new measures. Motorists will want to get there before me - or any ... [more]

[Image taken 17.11.22] York Explore, Library Square, York. Cosmo. Context and links: #187750

[Image taken 17.11.22] Peasholme Green/The Stonebow, (Hiscox Building/The Black Swan/Hungate development), York. Context and links: #187750. Will Cyril return? He was subjected to a dip on Monday night: https://yorkmix.com/york-rescue-boat- ... [more]

[Image taken 17.11.22] Peasholme Green/The Stonebow, (Hiscox Building/The Black Swan/Hungate development), York. ‘Cyril’ is one of ten nutcrackers in an eponymous trail: www.visityork.org/events/york-nutcracker-trail I have a complete c ... [more]

[Image taken 14.11.22] Foss Islands Path, York. (Near the bridge over the River Foss.) [NOTE: Position approximate. No street view at this location] Context and link: #187716.

[Image taken 14.11.22] Foss Islands Path, York. (Near the bridge over the River Foss.) [NOTE: Position approximate. No street view at this location] Today, a very gloomy, misty day, the expansion gap was completely obscured by leaves. I bru ... [more]

[Image taken 14.11.22] Foss Islands Path, York. (Near the bridge over the River Foss.) [NOTE: Position approximate. No street view at this location] What was a muddy desire line to/from the (high level) Foss Islands Path and the River Foss ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. I’m in favour of community notice boards. But who is this Co-op one aimed at? If the wider community, are people going to find it? And look at the size of the text... Not large enough f ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. The roundtopped Sheffield racks – I think flattopped Sheffields offer more support and more locking surface area – are not well positioned. One is in front of a louvre. Is this intend ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. Sheffields to one side - not visible, not signposted, nowhere near - the new Co-op. Perhaps they support short-stay cycle delivery to the residents? But is this a residents entrance? If s ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. Car parking spaces directly opposite the entrance to the Co-op. Reason for inclusion: #187698. Context and links: #187693.

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. There are racks… up steps. (No drop kerb from the road to get to them.) Nowhere near the Co-op entrance. No signage to help people find them. There’s disabled car parking directly opp ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road, York. Rear of building. The totem trumpets parking but it means car parking. Context and links: #187693.

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Clock Tower Way, Campleshon Road, York. The totem says 'Parking' but it doesn't mean cycle parking. Context and links: #187693.

[Image taken 13.11.22] Clock Tower Way, junction with Campleshon Road, York. Private land notice. Context and links: #187693.

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road junction with Clock Tower Way, view from Joseph Terry Grove, York. Co-op shop. Three cycles no cycle parking. Amazon box. Context and links: #187693.

[Image taken 13.11.22] Co-op, Campleshon Road junction with Clock Tower Way, view from Joseph Terry Grove, York. Part of The Chocolate Works (https://hbd.co.uk/scheme/the-chocolate-works/), the former Terry’s factory site. Co-op (www.coop ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Campleshon Road, junction with Clock Tower Way, York. Further down the road is a set of three speed cushions https://goo.gl/maps/QPTbz9zkpacc9YGT8 On a cycle the spaces enable you to continue without deviation to be a ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.22] Campleshon Road, York. Tier hire e-cycles and e-scooters. Tier overview page: #164663. Other image today and links: #187688.

[Image taken 13.11.22] West Esplanade, York. Note the white vehicle parked parallel to the fence in the background. Other image this issue today and links to context and all other images from today: #187689.

[Image taken 13.11.22] West Esplanade, York. Content this notice: #187234. Context: #185486. Other images this issue today: #187690. Other image today and links: #187688.

[Image taken 13.11.22] West Esplanade, York. Other images here today: #187689, #187690. Other images Campleshon Road today: #187691, #187692. Co-op Campleshon Road: #187693, #187694, #187695, #187696, #187697, #187698, #187699, #187700, #18 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Location of cycle parking in relation to the leisure facility - tenpin (www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/york/bowling/) - I assume they are intended to support. But no sign alerting people there i ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Low key cycle parking provision. I’ve cycled past these a few times without noticing them. I’d like to see ‘Cycle parking’ above them in large type on a large sign. And signposting to cycl ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Sheffield stands. Under cover. Space 'head'/'in front' of the supports (ie between the rack and the wall). Close-ish to the entrance of the bowling alley: tenpin (www.tenpin.co.uk/our-locations/yo ... [more]

[Image taken 11.11.22] Alder Way, New Earswick, entrance/exit Bootham Stray. This woman and her child in a trailer were off to the pool at New Earswick (www.friendsofnewearswickpool.co.uk/). We were off to the cafe (https://newearswickfolkh ... [more]

[Image taken 10.11.22] Burton Stone Lane, junction with Garth Terrace, York. I believe this is the information board for: #187653. The information boards are clear and easy to find. Other image today and links: #187649.

[Image taken 10.11.22] Ratcliffe Street, junction with Haughton Road, York. Context and links: #187653. Other image today and links: #187649.

[NOTE: 21.11.22 This sign - and another at the junction of Haughton Road and Field View - needs now to be removed. The works have finished. I will email to request this.] [UPDATE: At 16.15 this sign was still in this position and obstructin ... [more]

[Image taken 10.11.22] Deangate, York. Flyparked Tier e-cycle. Despite the two lots of cycle parking within a few metres this hire e-cycle has been left on the side of the road. If it fell, it would be a hazard. Tier products overview: #187 ... [more]

[Image taken 10.11.22] Coppergate junction with Nessgate, York. (And the sign in the background indicated by the arrow - Spurriergate junction with Nessgate.) Context and links: #187649.

[Image taken 10.11.22] Station Rise, York. This sign is not facing the traffic. So it is not doing its job. But it is not causing a hazard... Context and links: #187649.

[Image taken 10.11.22] Station Road, York. Compare the visibility of this events sign with this one from 2021: #175806. And consider the effect of putting it on (existing) poles rather than on the pavement (compare with this image also from ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards James Street.) [NOTE: No street view at this location.] You can now see the zebra crossing - and who is using it and what ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards James Street.) [NOTE: No street view at this location.] Foliage has been cut back. This gives route users sight of people ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Motor traffic-free link route between Foss Islands Road and James Street, York. (Looking towards James Street.) The foliage that restricted the usable width of this route has been cut. Context: #183671. Other images th ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. 5.5.4 in LTN 1/20 (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951074/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-1- ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Space requirements for pavement users 'Typical footway widths for people walking' : https://www.sustrans.org.uk/for-professionals/infrastructure/sustrans-tr ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Image this position in other direction: #187626. Usable width 126cm - (50cm + 20cm) = 56cm. [Explanation: #187629.] Context and links: #187621.

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Image this position in the other direction: #187627. Context and links: #187621.

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Step out, wheelchair out, cycle out from here and your back is to any drivers turning into Denning's Yard access by accident or design. And the vehicles may ... [more]

[Image taken 9.11.22] Crichton Avenue/Denning’s Yard Access/Wigginton Road, York. Steep, pronounced camber, a solid wall one one side, a busy road on the other, and just 122cm wide. This location viewed in the other direction: #187625. Co ... [more]

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