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[Image taken 25.2.21] A flooded New Walk, York. See also #164487, #164488

[Image taken 25.2.21] New Walk is on the opposite bank of the River Ouse to Terry Avenue. It was originally suggested as a viable alternative to it for the duration of the Clementhorpe flood defence works. However, the all-weather surface i ... [more]

[Image taken 25.2.21] Terry Avenue, York will not be accessible to people on cycles coming from Skeldergate until, 7 August 2022, or for as long as Clementhorpe flood defence works take. See also #164488, #164489

[Image taken 16.2.21] The cycle route around York, Monks Cross retail park is open to the road on this side. The blocks of paint link with a zebra crossing to the left. Therefore it is clear they comprise a pedestrian crossing. However if p ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a two-way cycle route around the perimeter. At the point pedestrians may be crossing there is tactile paving in the cycle route. There are no pedestrians crossing signs. It is not clea ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a bi-directional cycle route around the perimeter. Pedestrian routes 'trickle' from the car parking areas to the retail outlets and must cross the cycle route. Some pedestrian routes a ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] This pedestrian route leads right through the York, Monks Cross retail park car park. There is a warning sign for pedestrians at the point it crosses the two-way cycle route: Look both ways. It does not specify that it ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] York, Monks Cross retail park has a network of pedestrian and cycle routes around and through the car parking areas. The pedestrian route here seems to me to be very obvious. There is tactile paving on the pavement and ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] Monks Cross, York, retail area has a network of pavements and cycle routes including around the perimeter. However, there are gaps in the continuity. For example there is no drop kerb for pedestrians or people on cycle ... [more]

[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. Depositing the compost at the designated area Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164367, #164368, #164369

[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. Approaching the composting area Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164367, #164368, #164370

[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. The storage container and a view of some of the Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164367, #164369, #164370

[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. Arrival at Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164368, #164369, #164370

[Image taken 23.2.21] We don't have a garden. We don't want to put compostable kitchen waste into landfill though. So we have a composter. When it fills up, we bag up some of the contents and carry it in our cycle trailer from home - this i ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] Flyparked cycles on Micklegate, York. The owners were getting coffees next door. Just one example to illustrate that more cycle parking is needed at this end of the street. See also #164327, #164328

This image from Google Street View shows full Sheffield racks in August 2019. Micklegate is close to the city centre and is home to independent bookshops, cafes... I believe there is a need for more cycle parking - specifically, closer to t ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] On Micklegate, York, a gap in the Sheffields opposite the post office has been marked up with a scooter symbol. E-scooters/hire scooters from Tier.app appeared in this city on 20 October 2020 (https://www.yorkpress.co. ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] York, Wigginton Road. The Do not overtake cyclists sign is now visible but it is very close to the junction. This would seem to limit the chances of drivers seeing it and is too late on this section of Wigginton Road f ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] York, Wigginton Road. Again, the Do not overtake cyclists sign would seem to have limited use being placed among a line of other signs, and therefore obscured. See also: #164311, #164310, #164312, #164313, #164315

[Image taken 18.2.21] York, Wigginton Road. Only at this point do road users have a chance of seeing the Do not overtake cyclists sign. But this location is too late to make a difference. Plus drivers have had so many signs with so many mes ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] York, Wigginton Road. Too many signs. Messages get lost. The Do not overtake cyclists sign is still completely obscured at this point and therefore has no value. See also: #164311, #164310, #164313, #164314, #164315

[Image taken 18.2.21] York: First of a blizzard of signs aimed at road users on Wigginton Road ahead of works at the junction with Crichton Avenue. The road is uphill, the carriageway in each direction is very narrow. It is used by large ve ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] York: Do not overtake cyclists signs are in place at works at the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Roads. I was pleased to see these signs. I believe the first example appeared in the city in 2020. I had ... [more]

[Image is of the document AOD_20_00269-PEDESTRIAN_AND_CYCLIST_DIVERSION-2330317 published on the York planning site on 03 Feb 2021]. It shows the signs required to enable people to find and follow the proposed - not yet agreed (19.2.21) alt ... [more]

[Image taken 18.2.21] Terry Avenue, York. Half-term, during lockdown. A family takes a break while cycling along the motor traffic- (and therefore also noise- and air pollution-) free riverside. They were unaware the route will close to peo ... [more]

[Image taken 16.2.21] The Asda at Monks Cross, York, has Sheffield stands (some under cover) and wheelbenders. The Sheffields are behind the photographer and to the left ie adjacent to the wheelbenders in this image. Staff definitely use th ... [more]

One Sheffield stand has been removed to make way for e-scooters - effectively four cycle spaces have been lost.

[Image taken 5.2.21] How do cyclists using the substantially segregated, red-tarmaced cycle route around the Monks Cross, York retail park cross between the two here? There's space for a parallel crossing on this side of the zebra. Not grea ... [more]

[Image taken 5.2.21] How do cyclists using the cycle route around the Monks Cross, York retail park cross between the two sides here. (On the left out of shot is a line of shops in the direction of the camera starting with a Primark. On the ... [more]

[Image taken 5.2.21] People riding on the Monks Cross, York retail park cycle route have lost the red colouring of the tarmac and now have to rejoin the road. There is no kerb but the angle is such that I feel even with no mobility issues i ... [more]

[Image taken 5.2.21] The Monks Cross, York retail park two-way, substantially segregated cycle route fails here. The route ends but there's no parallel crossing for people to cross to the continuation on the opposite (Primark) side. And if ... [more]

[Image taken 5.2.21] Monks Cross, York retail park has a two-way, red, segregated on three sides, cycle route around it. The cycle facility links all the entrances to the shops. There is also cycle parking at many points along it. This mean ... [more]

[Photo taken 5.2.21] This wooden gate is on the motor traffic-free access between New Lane and the P&R at Monks Cross, York/Vangarde/the leisure centre... and the community stadium. What is its purpose?

[Image taken 5.2.21] During the lockdown in early 2021, people who can get to Monks Cross Park & Ride, York can exercise safely - and in directions almost as far as the eye can see. See also #162549

[Image taken 5.2.21] York, the car parks around Monks Cross Park & Ride offer space to scoot while schools and everywhere except essential shops are closed during the lockdown of early 2021. The surface is smooth tarmac and well drained. In ... [more]

[Photo taken 5.2.21] York ped-walking-cycling route. See details and omissions at #162547

[Photo taken 5.2.21] York motor traffic-free ped-walking-cycling route. No mention of Vangarde on the sign. To get to Vangarde you have to push beyond the park & ride office or follow the unsignposted route on cycle tracks then ride through ... [more]

[Image taken 4.2.21] The outside of the Folk Hall has been landscaped. It looks inviting. There are two areas of seating. The benches at this location are attractive - with wooden elements, have arm rests for people who need to push themsel ... [more]

[Image taken 4.2.21] The Folk Hall (https://newearswickfolkhall.com/about/) is a long, attractive building. Even into 2020, access from the road, for example for people with cycles or using mobility scooters, was poor. It wasn't clear how y ... [more]

[Image taken 4.2.21] The Sheffield racks - installed end 2020 - are the toast rack design with an upstand. The latter means every user has to lift their cycle into and out of the racks. This is not therefore an accessible design. However un ... [more]

[Image taken 4.2.21] The Folk Hall www.jrht.org.uk/about-us/new-earswick-folk-hall in New Earswick is run by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. It has a cafe, library, meeting spaces, post office and rooms for hire. Following refurbishment ... [more]

[Image taken 1.2.21] York, Monks Cross, segregated cycle and pedestrian routes end without a drop kerb despite the family and disabled parking bays opposite. By contrast access from the car park/parking spaces to the shops is kerb free and ... [more]

[Image taken 1.2.21] Walking route with symbol. By contrast the cycle route 'ends'. Though it is also the 'start'. So why the word and not a cycle symbol as elsewhere eg #156848? See also #162104 #162107 #162109

[Image taken 1.2.21] Monks Cross retail park, York. No drop kerb to assist anyone who might need it and despite the disabled parking spaces opposite. See also #162104, #162108, #162109

[Image taken 1.2.21] Monks Cross retail park, York. Pavement ends. No drop kerb for people in wheelchairs, using wheeled walkers, with a wheeled shopping bag. See also #162107 #162108 #162109

[Image taken 27.1.21] A Council officer said it was "a lot of work" to get this link installed retrospectively between two retail parks in Clifton Moor, York. However, signage was limited and did not give information about where the link we ... [more]

[Image taken 27.1.21] York, Clifton Moor retail park near Dunelm furniture and home furnishing outlet. The shared use link on the far side of the crossing looks like a service road to the rear of industrial units. In fact, as the new sign o ... [more]

[Image taken 27.1.21] New sign for a shared use link at York, Clifton Moor. The sign (installed 18.1.21) tells people there is a reason to explore the link route. Therefore the new sign benefits the retail outlets on the sites at both ends ... [more]

Clifton Moor, York [Photo taken 21.9.20] Signage showing it is for pedestrians and cyclists only visible in one direction. No 'attractions' sign. See also #161177, #161178

[Photo taken 21.9.20] The area of Clifton Moor, York, retail park with Dunelm (furniture and homeware outlet) at one end and Tenpin (bowling) at the other is connected to another retail park by a pedestrian-cycling link. At one end the sign ... [more]

[Photo taken 21.9.20] Clifton Moor, York is a residential area, an industrial area, the site of many car sales showrooms, and retail and leisure outlets split across several sites all owned by and managed by different companies. The site w ... [more]

4/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20). To the right of the Art Gallery is a gate. It leads to open space. But you have to know it's there to find it. It doesn't look as if the public is permitted through the gates. It doesn't ... [more]

3/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20). Yet another statue of yet another bloke in 'funny clothes' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Etty) And an oblong tray of fountains which resembles nothing so much as a 'paddling pool ... [more]

2/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20). The Square (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition_Square) is a space that could be - should be - a meeting place for people. A sociable area. Yet any character is defined by vehicles. ... [more]

1/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20). The Square on several routes into the city on foot and by cycle. There's York Art Gallery (https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/) to one side, King's Manor (University of York, https://www. ... [more]

The typical cycle (2020/1) in York I see is equipped for practicality and utilitarian use: panniers or other luggage carrying capacity that remain in situ at all times, ditto at least one child seat. This image is at Lidl, James Street, on ... [more]

Space to the right of the York Community Stadium Leisure Complex. It could be realistically and usefully used for cycle racks for families and people with disabilities. Racks could be a mix of lower and standard height longer Sheffields, sp ... [more]

The frontage of the York Community Stadium Leisure Complex. Insanely limited outdoor seating and inexplicably no cycle parking close to the entrance for families or people with disabilities. See also #157906, #157907, #157908, #157910, #157 ... [more]

The frontage of the new (opened December 2020) York Community Stadium Leisure Complex. There's space for - signed - cycle parking for family groups and disabled/wider than standard cycles to the right of the entrance. See also #157906, #157 ... [more]

Cycle parking already in use despite being far from the entrance to the newly opened (mid-December 2020) York Community Stadium Leisure Complex www.better.org.uk/york-stadium-leisure-complex. There are no wider spaces for families or trikes ... [more]

Cycle parking at the newly opened York Community Stadium Leisure Complex. It's further from the facilities people will be visiting than the car parking. See also #157906, #157907

Car parking - disabled and non - at the new (opened mid-December 2020) York Stadium Leisure Complex (www.better.org.uk/york-stadium-leisure-complex) is closer than the cycle parking. There is no specific cycle parking provision for family g ... [more]

Totem at York Stadium site www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium. The leisure complex includes a pool, climbing facility, public toilets and other facilities https://www.better.org.uk/york-stadium-leisure-complex. The leisure centre opened in th ... [more]

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. The original shared use route was around 2m wide. In November 2020, the Council decided to extend the or ... [more]

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. On 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme bay appeared. The parking bays blocked access to/from the g ... [more]

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. On 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme bay appeared. The bays blocked access to/from the gap in th ... [more]

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. It represents around 70 parking spaces. It enables users of a key route (two schools, the hospital, York ... [more]

Marygate Car Park gained a 'popup' social distancing covid-19 corridor in summer 2020. It is coned off from the remaining parking area. It represents around 70 parking spaces. It enables users of a key route (two schools, the hospital, York ... [more]

Except cycles sign installed mid-December 2020 on Clifford Street, York. As part of the covid-19 distancing measures, Coppergate was closed in the eastbound direction to all traffic except cycles. However, people on Clifford Street riding n ... [more]

Adult and child cycles among the empty Sheffields at York community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium). See also #157154, #157155.

Adult and child cycles among empty racks at the community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium). See also #157154

First ever users of the cycle parking at the community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium)? See also #157155

Fundraising vehicles on the second Saturday before Christmas block the cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846 ... [more]

Fundraising vehicles block cycle route that runs around the perimeter of Monks Cross retail park. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149 ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. Minster Lions fundraising vehicles block the cycle route. This may be one of the vehicles the driver in #157147 gave for believing the cycle track is actually disabled parking. See al ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. The cycle route around the perimeter is also used by pedestrians. The crash barriers were in situ on previous visits with no obvious purpose. See also See also #156553, #156554, #15655 ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. All ages visit and use the cycle route around the perimeter of the site. In the background is a young boy cycling on the route but towards a) crash barriers, then b) a santa ensemble, ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park. This vehicle was parked on the cycle route around the perimeter of the site. It was towing a generator which was in use for heating festive fare in one of the huts just visible to the right in the background. This m ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park two Saturdays before Christmas. This disabled driver blocked the cycle route with the vehicle. The open driver door is preventing a pedestrian from passing. The driver said they thought it was disabled parking. They ... [more]

Monks Cross Retail Park two Saturday's before Christmas. The 'traffic lanes' are very narrow. You can hear them in use. There is a drainage channel alongside the cycle route. The noise of wheels on grille is audible. The driver in this imag ... [more]

Monks Cross additional parking issues... At this location on this and each previous visit there has been at least one motor vehicle encroaching into the already narrow cycle lane. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #1566 ... [more]

Two trolleys left on the perimeter cycle route. The black basket was there on a previous visit - five days before. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846

Monks Cross, cycle parking too narrowly spaced and too close to the car parking such that cycles protrude into the area. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845

Monks Cross additional cycle parking issues... Cycle protrudes into tarmac (parking area), racks are just 79cm apart (between the mid points of the top bars), abandoned trolley. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park. Highly visible cycle route round most of the perimeter of this cluster of outlets. But the racks are just 61cm apart. I haven't even been shopping and my panniers fill the space between the two Sheffields such that ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park 1.12.20. The crash barrier in the background was end on when I approached and had fallen. It was hard to see. I moved it to be upright and hopefully a bit more visible to people cycling on this dedicated route. I cou ... [more]

1.12.20 at Monks Cross retail park two cars parked on cycle lane that runs around much of the perimeter of the site. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626

Monks Cross retail centre the day before the second lockdown ended. Shops such as Boots and takeaways including Greggs were open. There were people on foot and on cycle. A small collection of 'seasonal' huts had appeared in one corner. I th ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park 5.12.20. Heaving due to it being not long till Christmas and the first weekend since the lifting of the second lockdown. Drivers using the cycle route as parking. Just before I took the image there had been three car ... [more]

Monks Cross retail park 5.12.20. Cycle-specific infrastructure. Blocked by: (i) two crash barriers - with no obvious purpose (previously reported but not removed), (ii) a cone that seems to have no reason for being on the route, (ii) pedest ... [more]

This is the view from the other direction of the 'festive'/'seasonal' hazard in the cycle-specific infrastructure at Monks Cross retail park on 5.12.20. See also #156553, #156554, #156556, #156557

Monks Cross retail park is a family destination. The mother in this image had encountered cars parking in the cycle lanes on a visit earlier in the week. (As I had.) See also #156553

Monks Cross retail area has a two-way cycle route around much of the perimeter. On Saturday 5 December 2020 it was blocked by a vehicle with a Santa and music. The only option was to go onto the 'road'. See also #156554, #156555, #156556, # ... [more]

Thanks to persistent work by a local campaigner, the obstruction (see #154442) has been eased by the removal of part of the barrier to the left.

Traffic cones and an e-scooter bay have just appeared to block this access to the new cycle ramps to the Scarborough Bridge in York.

Post-lockdown York - not much space on this riverside route

Classic cylephobic Health and Safety nonsense.

Lovely off-road route into York on NCN route 65 and the Way of the Roses

Route signs on NCN route 65, York

Map of cycle links from York station, on the link to the excellent new Scarborough Bridge (NCN route 65), replacing a narrow bridge with stepped access.

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