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All photos in & around Haxby

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174356Photo #174356[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The poster explains that this installation is to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rowntree Park. It includes this link: www.hippystitch.co.uk/. Other image this subject today: #174355 and links.Other:
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174355Photo #174355[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This cycle-ped-wheelchair route is regularly yarn bombed. Other image (with explanatory poster) see: #174356. Other images nearby today see: #174351 and linksOther:
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174354Photo #174354[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. The cycle with the basket requires more space than this design of rack offers. The second cycle is, therefore, at an angle. Other images here today: #174351 and links.Cycle parking:
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174353Photo #174353[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The cycle with the rack and child seat leaves no space for a second machine on the other side of the rack. However, as is the case when space is factored in when siting cycle parking, the end rack can accommodate more than one cycle secured together/a design that is wider than standard, for example with wide handlebars as here. Other image here today: #174351 and links.Cycle parking:
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174352Photo #174352[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. These two cycles fit/dovetail onto this design of rack as they do not have panniers, baskets, child seats, etc. Other images of this subject today see: #174351 and links.Cycle parking:
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174351Photo #174351[Image taken 21.9.21] Rowntree Park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. Original image/caption see: #168287. I was clearly wrong. People have found these racks and recognised them as cycle parking. I am re-posting as the cycles are 'York'cycles: they are kitted out for utility and/or family use. The design of the racks does not accommodate items such as child seats or baskets. My images from today show this see: #174352, #174353, #174354. Other images nearby today: #174355, #174356. Other images today: #174349 and links.Other:
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174350Photo #174350[Image taken 21.9.21] North Street, junction with Bridge Street and Micklegate, York. An all too frequent sight on this key link route (and elsewhere in the city including: #171447) for people on cycles: a driver is parked on double yellows and obstructs an (advisory) cycle lane. This practice reduces the sightlines for all road users and pedestrians. (Many pedestrians cross on red here.) Other image nearby today: #174349 and links.Enforcement:
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174349Photo #174349[Image taken 21.9.21] North Street, York. The gap visible in: #170012 has gone. There are once again six supports providing 12 cycle parking spaces. However, I felt the gap could have been left and marked for wider cycles or disabled users as the University has: #170171. Other image nearby today: #174350. Other images today: #174351 and linksCycle parking:
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174343Photo #174343[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this exact vantage point.] The cycle crossing leads to... the railings. How is this intended to work? How do pupils on cycles approaching on this side of the road reach the school entrance? Are changes to the layout planned for this side too? Or has the number of potential users been counted and found to be too low? See #174335 and links.Road environment:
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174342Photo #174342[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this exact vantage point.] In contrast to the other side (see: #174339), the only crossing here is for pedestrians, so there are only pedestrian crossing lights. See #174335 and links.Road environment:
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174341Photo #174341[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. Overview of the junction looking northbound. The side entry to/from Joseph Rowntree School is just out of shot on the right-hand side of the image to the right of the traffic light. The coach shows how narrow the lanes are yet despite this and the speed humps still drivers try to move fast - including at the start and end of the school day. See #174335 and links.Road environment:
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174340Photo #174340[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview image at this exact position.] Approach to the simplified/decluttered crossing from a side exit/entry point at Joseph Rowntree School. See #174335 and links.Track:
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174339Photo #174339[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. The previous two crossing lights and activation post on this side of the road have been combined to be a pedestrian crossing on this side of the post in the image and a cycle crossing on the other (but see alignment: #174343). See #174335 and links.Other:
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174338Photo #174338[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. Shared use approach to a second entrance to/from Joseph Rowntree School with new shared use sign on new low level post. See #174335 and links.Cycleway:
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174337Photo #174337[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this exact viewpoint.] Re-marked cycling link to/from this entrance/exit at Joseph Rowntree School. See #174335 and links.Other:
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174336Photo #174336[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. Re-marked, improved (segregated) offroad walking and cycling link leading to Joseph Rowntree School. See #174335 and links.Cycleway:
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174335Photo #174335[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. New markings have appeared on the pavement outside Joseph Rowntree School (www.josephrowntree.co.uk) and changes have been made to the crossing see: #174339. Other images here today: #174336, #174337, #174338, #174339, #174340, #174341, #174342, #174343. Other image near here today see: #174334. Other images today see: #174305 and linksCycleway:
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174334Photo #174334[Image taken 18.9.21] Haxby Road, York. Wands - light segregation. The speed limit is 30mph despite there being a school here (Joseph Rowntree www.josephrowntree.co.uk/). Other images near the school: # and links. Other images today: #174305 and links.Road environment:
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174333Photo #174333[Image taken 20.9.21] West Esplanade, York. People fishing and a white van on the cycle-ped-wheelchair route alongside the river. I've seen this combination closer closer to Clifton Bridge, York. I don't know if the people fishing are anything to do with the van or if the people and/or the van are the same as those I saw before. I alerted a PCSO who said he was cycling in that direction and would have a look. Other images today: #174328 and links.Enforcement:
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174332Photo #174332[Image taken 20.9.21] Esplanade car park, York. Original image (explanation) see: #173232. The metal bollards were blocking a car parking space again today. 1. I’m at a loss to understand: a) why these items are not being stored securely for the duration of the diversion of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge flood scheme, and b) why/how they move around. I am also frustrated by the issue: 2. There is car parking and motor cycle parking here (see: #173664) but no cycle parking (see: #173597). 2. Over the river in Marygate car park, income from car parking spaces was given as the explanation for reducing the width of Railway Walk - the ‘active travel’ route between the car park and the rail line from it’s covid popup width: #157644 to #171942 and #171941. Other images today: #174328 and links.Other:
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174331Photo #174331[Image taken 20.9.21] Butcher Terrace end of the Millennium Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] New sign at Point 1 of the Orbital route (yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html) providing the direction of the Solar System route (www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/york-to-selby) but also alerting people to its existence. I do have a gripe: all active travel signs should have distances so people know if they are doable. Other images today: #174328 and links.Route sign:
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174330Photo #174330[Image taken 20.9.21] Coop, The Stonebow junction with Colliergate, York. Unusable cycle parking at a commercial - shopping! - newbuild. 60cm between supports and no space between the rack and the railings - total depth 74cm. Who does the failure lie with? It's residents who suffer - if the cycle parking is unusable how can people travel actively? And how do we reduce the number of motor vehicles on the roads? And lessen the city's contribution to climate change? People stopping here may have been shopping elsewhere too. So have panniers and/or bags/basket and these be laden. They may have come from or be going to work or education. So have panniers and/or bags/basket and those be loaded. They may be collecting or dropping off children so have a child seat with or without the dependant onboard. Location of this Coop: #174330. Other images today: #174329 and links.Cycle parking:
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174329Photo #174329[Image taken 20.9.21] Coop, The Stonebow junction with Colliergate, York. New outlet (replaced a Heron in the previous building) and new (but reduced) cycle parking. (View of Stonebow from June 2016:
goo.gl/maps/TP7RhjocfdVATuSf7.) Not only are there only fewer racks but the ones that have been put in are unusable unless you leant your cycle at right angles across them. It's 2021 in a city that people associate with cycling. A city whose council declared a climate emergency two years ago. And a world in which climate change is now acknowledged not only to exist but be hurtling out of control. Rack measurements - details see: #174330. Other images today: #174328 and links.
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174328Photo #174328[Image taken 20.9.21] Butcher Terrace end of the Millennium Bridge, York. Rose, a York resident, with stills film crew. The project is the extra and filmed for the City of York Council Active Travel campaign. Other images today: #174329, #174330, #174331, #174332, #174333Other:
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174316Photo #174316[Image taken 18.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The location people secure their cycles to out of necessity, are close to the trolleys (they use the trolley bay railings) and to the entrance to and exit from the outlet. This would be the practical, logical, visible location for Sheffields (spaced to accommodate trailers, cargo cycle, and the wider and longer designs people in this city use - 'York'cycles). Other images here today: #174314 and links.Cycle parking:
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174315Photo #174315[Image taken 18.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. In the absence of cycle parking (the long-standing/default situation here) customers used the trolley bay railings. But the flyparked cycles protrude into the bay and are at risk. Plus, if someone were using the disabled bay immediately to the left you could not get a cycle in and/or it would obstruct the person getting into/out of their vehicle - not least if the person changed mode to using a wheelchair, and/or the cycle and the motor vehicle would be at risk of damage. The cycle provision that has appeared is not fit for purpose see: #174072. Other images here today: #174314 and links.Cycle parking:
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174314Photo #174314[Image taken 18.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. Anyone walking/wheelchairing/scooting/balance biking from the pavements that link this area towards the entrance to the outlet (ie towards the camera) will have their back to traffic entering and moving through the carpark. But there is no pavement to protect them (see also #174072. Other images here today: #174315, #174316. Other images today: #174305 and links.Road environment:
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174313Photo #174313[Image taken 18.9.21] KFC, Clifton Moor retail park, York. The two Sheffields (racks) are close to the restaurant entrance - good practice. See also: #174311, #174312. Other images today: #174305 and links.Cycle parking:
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174312Photo #174312[Image taken 18.9.21] KFC, Clifton Moor retail park, York. Two Sheffields (racks) at this drive-thru. That's four spaces. Is this the provision for staff as well as customers? And are there delivery cyclists? As this is a retail park I believe the racks need to be further apart to accommodate shopping loads, groups of family and friends, cycles with children onboard, longer and wider cycles ('York'cycles) and there need to be more to flag up that cycling is possible, cyclists are welcome... See also: #174311, #174313. Other images today: #174305 and links.Cycle parking:
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174311Photo #174311[Image taken 18.9.21] KFC, Clifton Moor retail park, York. Approach to the drive-thru. Cycle parking visible ahead see: #174312, #174313. Other images today: #174305 and links.Cycle parking:
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174310Photo #174310[Image taken 18.9.21] Burger King, Clifton Moor retail park, York. This drive-thru burned down on 9.7.21 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19429848.burger-king-fire-live-firefighters-clifton-moor-retail-park/). Where did the cycle parking (toastrack, Sheffields) come from? It's undamaged and it's not visible in streetview. It is clearly not fit for purpose - the stands are too close together. Other images today: #174305 and links.Cycle parking:
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174309Photo #174309[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. Good practice: this sign includes cycle parking. See also: #174308 and links.Route sign:
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174308Photo #174308[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. Good practice: this sign includes cycle parking. The clear listing (see also: #174309) shows there is provision here see: #174307. Other images here today: #174305 and links.Route sign:
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174307Photo #174307[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Sheffields (cycle racks) and cycle lockers. Good practice. Other images here today see: #174305 and linksCycle parking:
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174306Photo #174306[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. I used my phone to show the depth of the drop. The drop-off is 7.5cm. A nasty shock for someone on a cycle plus it could cause damage. The problem is not visible from the approach see: #174305.Road environment:
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174305Photo #174305[Image taken 18.9.21] Rawcliffe Park and Ride, Rawcliffe, York. Damaged speed humps. They harbour an invisible (from this side) hazard for cyclists see: #174306. Other images today see: #174307, #174308, #174309, #174310, #174311, #174312, #174313, #174314, #174315, #174316, #174334, #174335, #174336, #174337, #174338, #174339, #174340, #174341, #174342, #174343,Road environment:
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174286Photo #174286[Image taken: 14.9.21 ] LNER Azuma 10.02 from York to London King's Cross. The person who loaded the crates was still there when the cyclist with a cycle reservation arrived. The crate loader moved the crates to accommodate the cycle. The passenger loaded his cycle. The crate personnel reloaded the crates. At the cyclist's destination (Stevenage) no-one appeared to move the crates. The passenger anticipated the problem, moved the crates while the train was moving, took out his bike and then replaced the crates. LNER gave being able to secure the cupboards as a reason for introducing the cupboard-design cycle storage. However, it is often not possible to shut the door and for authorised persons to lock it. The passenger whose cycle is in the cupboard may - as on this occasion - may need the facility not to be locked. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other images this/related issues: #173797. Other images problems with hooks, etc #174286.Other images today: #174287, #174289, #174290, #174291Other:
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174194Photo #174194[Image taken 17.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Another cyclist alerted me to this chap doing a survey on the bridge this week. Great to be asked my opinion of something that is really good. The accessible bridge (see: #169803, #169805 and links) was opened in 2019 but this was the first opportunity due to covid to canvas feedback. Alas you can't do it online without having been issued with a code. Mine was on a postcard given to me by the cheerful surveyor. The 'About us' URL on the card is: www.cyclecityconnect.co.uk/
Other image today: #174192
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174192Photo #174192[Image taken 17.9.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. The foliage has been cut back so the signs are visible (useful) again. The city is busy with visitors so will doubtless be consulted. Previous image: #174131.
Other image today: #174194 also a count at about this location on the other side of the river: #169470
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174191Photo #174191[Image taken 16.9.21] Sainsbury's, Burton Stone Lane, York. Two Sheffields, five cycles. Another rack needed. Plus to lose some onroad car parking spaces to accommodate the longer and wider machines I call 'York'cycles including CYC bikes: #169611, and other designs in use around this city: #173325, #172427, #168486. See view from other side: #174190.Cycle parking:
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174190Photo #174190[Image taken 16.9.21] Sainsbury's, Burton Stone Lane, York. The two Sheffields (racks, 2 parking spaces apiece) are oversubscribed. Today was a typical scene... Looks like four cycles, in fact it's five when viewed from the other side: #174191.Cycle parking:
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174188Photo #174188[Update 17.9.21] The Manager said the board would be relocated to the grass, ie off the footpath. [Image taken 16.9.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace just off Haxby Road, York. The foliage has been cut back (previous situation: #173603 and links) but now an A board has appeared. Getting through the gaps either side of the pole was tight before. The board reduces the width of the access-exit (at this blind entry/exit point) to 90cm and 158cm. But you that's the actual not usable width - someone on a cycle or mobility scooter coming off the roundabout is not approaching at a right angle. Plus with the increase in motor traffic and what also feels like higher speeds, at peak times I am finding it difficult to cross to the midpoint. And that's in the daylight. The speed limits is 30mph for all roads to/from the roundabout: Haxby Road southbound, Haxby Road northbound and Haley’s Terrace. It doesn't feel as if drivers slow down much when entering the roundabout. I feel it has got even more difficult to cross/move around the roundabout on foot, in a wheelchair, with a cycle on the Hayley's Terrace side. If it is difficult now it will be worse when the clocks change - estimating speeds and seeing people crossing will be even more difficult in the dark/bad weather. [The CYC A board policy for the city centre - Yearsley pool is outside the centre - explains why A boards are problematic and suggests alternatives: www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/1218/-a-boards-policy]Obstruction:
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174179Photo #174179[Image taken 16.9.21] Denning's Yard access, Crichton Avenue/Foss Islands Way/WiggintonRoad, York. Sunflowers. Other images here today - COUNT: #174176; the steepness of continuation of the route this cyclist is on: #174177. Other 'blooms' images in York: #167752 and linksOther:
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174177Photo #174177[Image taken 16.9.21] Crichton Avenue, York. Other image here today (COUNT): #174176. The angles of access are tight from Foss Islands Way and the incline steep over the railway. Many people push. This is part of the Orbital. People lose their way at this point as the signage is missing see: #173658.Cycleway:
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174175Photo #174175[Image taken 16.9.21] Denning’s Yard access, York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) A warm, sunny school day morning. I did a COUNT between 07.55 and 08.55.
COUNT RESULT: 345 people including a Baboe (once in each direction), a private e-scooter and two cycles with trailers with children inside.
While I was observing the junction the driver of a white van entered the site, narrowly missing someone crossing from Foss Islands Cycle Route, ditto the driver of a red car which parked just beyond the double yellows. A driver northbound from Wiggington Road did a U turn in the middle of Wiggington Road/Crichton Ave to return down Wigginton Road. Drivers are not going dead slow when they turn into Denning's Yard despite there being no sightlines for anyone whether it's them as they turn in or the people crossing. Having seen what seemed like two horribly close misses I realised I was apprehensive as I crossed, uphill (see: #174177), from my position for this image to reach the shared use path over the railway. Reason for my efforts here: #170962 and count result from June 2021.
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174134Photo #174134[Image taken 13.9. 21] Library Square, York. The man with the Just Eat bag is using the blue badge (disabled) parking while making a food pickup. See: #174133. Other images today: #174131 and linksEnforcement:
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174133Photo #174133[Image taken 13.9.21] Library Square, York. The blue badge space outside the library is used by a food collection driver - see: #174134. Other instances here: #173012, #173302 and related: #173304. Other images today: #174131 and linksEnforcement:
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174132Photo #174132[UPDATE 17.9.21] This cycle has gone. [Image taken 13.9.21] Tanner’s Moat, York. This cycle is missing the front wheel. Presumably stolen. Bikes have also been dumped here or perhaps collected here for removing: #171434. Not reassuring for any cycle owner. Not a good advert for active travel. Other images today: #174131 and linksCycle parking:
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174131Photo #174131[UPDATE: see: #174192] [Image taken 19.9.21] Royal Mail sorting office, Leeman Road/Esplanade, York. NOTE: No streetview at this location. The greenery remains uncut despite it being reported. Original image this issue, this year: #171577 Other images today: #174132, #174133, #174134Route sign:
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174097Photo #174097[Image taken 12.9.21] Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. This driver is not on yellow lines but s/he is limiting the visibility in both directions of people on cycles and on foot. First time I've seen someone here: there is often at least one car to the right of that vehicle. Other image these barriers: #167734. Other images this location: #167346 and links. Other images today: #174070 and links.Road environment:
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174072Photo #174072[Image taken 12.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. The front of this B&Q outlet has had a makeover see: #174070. The disabled car parking remains. It's easy to find (it's on the right as you enter the B&Q retail park), and close to both the entrance and trolley bays. But the pavement stops where the parking
begins (see also: #174314). This means there's no safe access/exit for people on foot, in wheelchairs or for children on balance bikes or pedal cycles who are too young or inexperienced to use the carriageway, between the entrance to the outlet and the extensive network of segregated ped-wheelchair routes in Clifton Moor and Rawcliffe or the flat, accessible links to the rest of the city. How do staff get to/from the site on foot safely at the start of their shift, at the end of it, and during longer breaks?
All those clearly marked disabled car parking bays and no provision for people who use cycles as a mobility aid or who cycle and are less mobile so need more room to get on and off. Where is the understanding that disabled people cycle?
I think the answer is there is no such understanding. There is certainly no provision. These 'wheelbender' racks have appeared. This design has been discredited for decades. They:
- don't support cycles;
- reduce the options for securing a cycle;
- are not accessible for people with mobility issues (you need to lift the cycle in and out);
- cannot be used for bespoke or adapted utility cycles;
- don't work for groups such as families or friends sharing a lock;
- are no good for people with dependants or child or adults they care for onboard who need to be lifted on/off;
- prevent getting the trolleys right up to the cycles (there's no space and grass/mud is difficult or impossible to wheel a trolley on).

And - the most basic consideration given that B&Q is a retail outlet - such racks do not recognise that people have come here to make purchases and will cycle to do so.

These racks do not work for anyone let alone people who have come here to shop... Items may be bulky and heavy. And/or the customer may be doing a big shop of multiple items for a project. This design of rack has no space for panniers, trailers, trikes that are already on the cycle (people in this city use what I call 'York'cycles, for example: #172505, #170277) or which are attached for the purposes of buying items:
#172427, or transporting them: #164539.
Plus grass is not accessible for many people or any age/mobility. It's rough, uneven and turns to mud in/after rain.
The owner of B&Q is Kingfisher www.kingfisher.com/en/index.html The company has a page: 'Responsible Business' www.kingfisher.com/en/responsible-business.ht It says the company has four main responsibilities. The second one listed is 'Planet':
www.kingfisher.com/en/responsible-business/our-priorities/Planet.html
That link says:
We will help tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions from our business, products and supply chains; and will become Forest Positive, creating more forests than we use by 2025.
The website also talks about reducing emissions and cutting energy use in its outlets and distribution centres.
It says it's: "working to improve efficiency and adopt new technologies so we can reduce emissions from our transport and travel, even as our business grows."
It's forgotten about customers and how they arrive. It has forgotten that customers have consciences and ethics and want convenience. it has overlooked giving customers the choice of how to get here - whether on foot or by cycle.
As more people in this city use cycles that are bespoke or retrofitted to be utility designs the number of cargo cycles will increase. Ditto the number of organisations and companies using cargo cycles for their business. Some trades- and craftspeople who use cargo cycles will want to buy work-related items from B&Q. Some customers will use the cargo cycle they use for work for other trips including to DIY outlets.
Kingfisher needs to include these customers in its modelling.
And to provide cycle parking to accommodate them.
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174071Photo #174071[Image taken 12.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. All new frontage tiling. Trolley bays to the left of the entrance (see also: #174070). But what about cycle parking? See: #174072.)Cycle parking:
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174070Photo #174070[Image taken 12.9.21] B&Q, Hurricane Way, Clifton Moor/Rawcliffe, York. Bright shiny new frontage (compare with streetview image from 2018 goo.gl/maps/jHstxhGHCD6Bcoxy8). Trolley bay to the left of the entrance (also to the right see: #174071 - good practice. You can see them, find them.) But what of cycle parking provision? See: #174072 Ditto for pedestrian access issues. Other issues around this area search on 'HurricaneWay' and 'CliftonMoorGate'.Cycle parking:
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174001Photo #174001[Image taken 9.9.21] Tanner Row close to junction with Wellington Row/North Street, York. Yet another driver choosing to block the contraflow cycle lane rather than the with flow carriageway – or find some parking nearby. The vehicle had a York phone number and was for a security company/locksmith. Tanner Row is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme diversion route. More people on cycles are necessarily using it and pedestrians do too. I have sent images of the issue to City of York Council. At the beginning of the week a transport executive said: "Many thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will ask for enforcement to be checked on Tanner Row." I think all parking/loading needs to be removed from Tanner Row and the cycle lane protected with a solid white line or wands as a trial. See also: #173571. Other image today: #173997 and linksRoad environment:
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174000Photo #174000[Image taken 9.9.21] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Other image here: #167030. The cycle parking is accessible - not least as there are no parking spaces blocking it. It can therefore be used by people with mobility issues too, whether using a bespoke or adapted cycle or a mobility scooter as on my visit today. Other images today: #173997 and linksCycle parking:
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173999Photo #173999[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Leftover/abandoned temporary works items create clutter, trip hazards, reduce the already limited space and make a place feel unsafe. This is also a tourist route. Other image today: #173997 and linksObstruction:
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173998Photo #173998[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone. The sandbags remain.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, York [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Leftover/abandoned temporary works items create clutter, trip hazards, and make a place feel unsafe. The sandbags when they split create two further issues: the bags are unsightly and are trip hazards and the sand that spills out is a skid hazard for all types of wheels. And does not remain in situ (see: #173643 and #172872). Other image today: #173997 and linksOther:
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173997Photo #173997[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York at underpass to Railway Walk, Marygate car park and access to Scarborough Bridge. The not-in-use sign and a sign frame – likely from the diversion for the works to connect electricity for the EV charging bays at the far end of the car park (see also: #173861) now have cones added to the rubbish here. Makes the place feel unsafe (uncared for). The cones restrict the width of the already narrow passageway and are trip hazards. It’s also a route tourists/visitors use eg the two people in this image. Not a great advert for the city. Other images today: #173998, #173999, #174000, #174001Obstruction:
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173877Photo #173877[Image taken 8.9.21] Clifton Backies, Sutton Way, York entrance. COUNT. Very hot. All schools now back. Some people are still working from home. RESULT: 16.37-17.37: 129 people. Only one child in a pushchair this time. One (non-Tier) e-scooter. Far more people on cycles than pedestrians in contrast to the previous visit: #173162 likely due to the time of day. Ie it was commuting time not school travel time. Other image today: #173860Other:
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173869Photo #173869[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Railway Walk, York [Note: No streetview at this location.] The already limited route to/through the car park (see: #172826) is further reduced by the barricades. They are part of the EV bay works. All images here today and on 6.9.21 see: #173861 and links.Other:
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173868Photo #173868[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Railway Walk, bottom of St Mary's steps, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] If the barrier-free route to/from the car park, Bootham Terrace, Railway Walk is blocked (see: #173865, #173866, #173867) everyone (wheelchair/mobility scooter users, pedestrians with luggage/buggies and cyclists - two had to uncleat to lift their cycles up as I was taking the image) has to bump up/down this kerb or be excluded from using the route. I also query whether the turning circle is sufficient for people with mobility issues including trike riders to climb the kerb and turn left. On many occasions over the past year the path to the left of the camera position has been blocked. On no occasion has any contractor or CYC employee realised that the kerb is a barrier for many people. The original Scarborough Bridge (around 200m behind the camera position) was replaced with an accessible one. Encountering a kerb at one of the routes it leads to makes a mockery of the project. All images here today and on 6.9.21 see: #173861 and links.Other:
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173867Photo #173867[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Railway Walk, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] Context see: #173865, #173866. Explanation for image: #173868. All images here today and on 6.9.21 see: #173861 and links.Temporary closure:
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closure
173866Photo #173866[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Railway Walk, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The route for all users (not simply pedestrians as the sign says) is blocked. Same issue different location: #173867. The reason this is a problem: #173868. All images here today and on 6.9.21 see: #173861 and links.Obstruction:
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173865Photo #173865[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Bootham Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location]. EV bay works hugely reduce the width of the route for everyone. (It is used by local and touring cyclists, peds, and people in or accompanying wheelchair/mobility scooter users.) The fencing creates a bigger, perhaps a literally insurmountable, problem for some people though... see: #173866, #173867, #173868Obstruction:
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obstructions
173864Photo #173864[Image taken 7.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York. No signs warning of diversions on the other side of the rail line (through the underpass). A sign on the right is not fulfilling its purpose so is effectively flytipped. As is the frame to the left of it. The yellow flyer on the signpost is the notification this route will be closed this week. This week is the first of the autumn term. Many people won't have used it over the school holidays so will not have seen the sign. All images here today and on 6.9.21 see: #173861 and links.Other:
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173863Photo #173863[Image taken 6.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Scarborough Bridge, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location] More diversion signs (this time, though you can't tell, for electricity grid works) and therefore more clutter. See: #173861 for context and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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173862Photo #173862[Image taken 6.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Scarborough Bridge, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location] Diversion signs for works connected to the EV charging bays at the far end of the car park (see: #172718). As the blue signs show, the 'footpath' is a key cycle route, too. The existence of people who cycle (and the benefit to the environment and local businesses) is ignored every time there are works. Yet this city is synonymous with cycling and friends/acquaintances express incredulity when I say it's far from perfect for getting round on two or three wheels and getting ever less so. Issues here today and on 7.9.21 see also: #173861 and linksGeneral sign/notice:
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173861Photo #173861[Image taken 6.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, Scarborough Bridge, Earlsborough Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location] Diversion signs for the works to connect electricity for the EV charging bays at the far end of the car park. Unfortunately there is already a diversion in place here for the Marygate and Museum Gardens Flood Alleviation Scheme. Lots of confused people today. Other images this issue today and 7.8.21 see: #173862, #173863, #173864, #173865, #173866, #173867, #173868, #173869.General sign/notice:
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173860Photo #173860[Image taken 8.9.21] Haxby Road, York at exit from/access to Foss Islands Way. Someone has cut the briars [see: #173640] that came over the hoardings of the Cocoa Works site and created potentially painful hazards for pedestrians. The hoardings are very high. This may be why the briars were left on the pavement. However, they are now a trip hazard and the thorns could puncture tyres of children's cycles or balance bikes. Not a good advert for the developers (safety, maintenance, attention to detail, community awareness/commitment to...) Other image today: #173877.Other:
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173838Photo #173838[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Tools available at: #173837. Other images today: #173825 and linksOther:
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173837Photo #173837[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] A cyclehoop (www.cyclehoop.com/product/pumps-stations/repair-stand/) repair stand with tools. The pump is broken but the tools, though rusty, look as if you could still use them (see: #173834). If you need repairs there is a branch of the York-based chain, Cycle Heaven, in the station (www.cycle-heaven.co.uk/contact-us/cycle-heaven-at-york-railway-station). Other images today: #173825 and linksOther:
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173836Photo #173836[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Caged - secure - cycle parking of the doubleheight/stacked design which many people cannot use (see: #173835.) But I don't think that's the reason it's empty. Are people still working from home for covid-related reasons? Is it because it's the (last week of the) school summer holidays? Other images this subject today: #173830. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173835Photo #173835[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] These racks are in use despite being the doubleheight/stacked ones many people physically can't use, because of the design of their cycle, or on account of the attachments (search on 'York'cycle). Other images this subject today: #173830. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173834Photo #173834[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty. The car parking is full. See also: #173830 and links. Other images today: #173825 and linksOther:
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173833Photo #173833[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty, depressingly the car park is full. See also: #173830 and links. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173832Photo #173832[Ima[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The racks are empty. The car parking is full. See also: #173830, #173833, #173834. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173831Photo #173831[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's a cycle map of York where most people accessing/returning to the cycle parking would find it. Plus: the racks are the Sheffield design, well spaced, undercover, well lit, accessible and they look full. But see #173830. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173830Photo #173830[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Just before lockdown cycle parking at York station seemed to be at capacity. The Sheffields (racks) today looked like they do over Christmas and New Year - sparsely populated. More images this issue today see: #173831, #173832, #173833, #173834, #173835. Other images today: #173825 and linksCycle parking:
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173829Photo #173829[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] See: #173826, #173827 and #173828 for context. Other images today: #173825 and linksRoute sign:
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173828Photo #173828[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] As per: #173827 the capital letters and hatching look as if this is not a permissible route. Yet the cycle parking is behind the white car in the background. There are two small cycle parking direction signs on: #173829 but you can't see them from a distance and there are no others. Other images today: #173825 and linksRoute sign:
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173827Photo #173827[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's no route signage and the hatching with the large 'NO' make it look as if you cannot cycle in this direction. The cycle parking is directly ahead but how do you get there even if you know it exists? Other images today: #173825 and linksRoad environment:
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173826Photo #173826[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] There's no route signage eg exit with road names, and no directions to the cycle parking. There's room on the big white sign for the latter. Other images today: #173825 and linksRoute sign:
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173825Photo #173825[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. Obstructed cycle access and no directions through the car park or to the cycle parking. Other images today: #173826, #173827, #173828, #173829, #173830, #173831, #173832, #173833, #173834, #173835, #173836, #173837, #173838.Obstruction:
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173823Photo #173823[Image taken 3.9.21] York rail station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] To move between platforms there are two tunnels. Pre-covid the white panels were devoid of anything other than directions to the lifts/platforms. They are intimidating spaces. I've suggested to LNER staff that they might be a good project for students at the college. I've got some ideas for making them more attractive, too. I felt it was therefore likely that many people who use these areas would. I also suggested LNER runs a competition for ideas. Nothing came of either. But covid has brought posters to the walls. When these come down could engaging and/or attractive designs go up? Other images today: #173801 and linksOther:
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173819Photo #173819[Image taken 3.9.21] York rail station. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The social distancing sign is not fulfilling its purpose and is a hazard and an eyesore. Given that face coverings are no longer mandatory and the crush on trains and in the toilets means distancing is not possible, this sign can go. More worrying is that the grit remains. All wheels are at risk of skidding so that's wheelchair users; people on cycles, often with dependants or people of all ages who are being cared for, onboard; children on scooters, balance bikes and their first pedalled cycles (see: # 172873), cargo cycles, and all who are new to cycling... Grit gets moved by weather, wheels, paws and feet. It needs to be cleared up as soon as it appears on places people walk, cycle, scoot, wheelchair. I will report it to LNER again. Other images today: #173797 and linksCycleway:
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173814Photo #173814[Image taken 5.9.21] Bootham Stray, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Warm, bright evening, the last day before the start of the new school term for many. How to make the best of it? Go brambling (picking blackberries). How do you get there? By bike. Other York plant-related images see: #167752 and linksOther:
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173798Photo #173798[Image taken 3.9.21] TransPennine Express (TPE) service York-Dewsbury. The cycle carriage on this train design is hooks in a cupboard. I consider this completely discriminatory as it means I cannot travel independently. (See discussion blow.) It was also not possible to shut the door which meant the cycles were at risk. And makes a mockery of announcements about keeping luggage with you at all times/where you can see it. See also: #173797.

Discussion:
With this choice of trains/cycle carriage, TPE has taken away my independence and autonomy. In short: it is directly discriminatory. The Equality Act 2010 www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/sex-discrimination says you must not be discriminated against because:
you are (or are not) a particular sex). I believe TPE is discriminating against women by requiring cycles to be hung up as we are physically different to men. I am also concerned:
- the hooks provision assumes people will be travelling in pairs;
- one traveller will be strong enough and tall enough to lift the cycle of a smaller/less strong companion;
- the pairs will be both male (the hooks exclude women);
- lack of recognition that in same sex partnerships neither person may be male/tall enough/strong enough to lift a cycle onto/off a hook.

The provision of hooks (and no alternatives) makes me 'disabled'. So I had a look at The TPE Accessible Travel Policy
(www.tpexpress.co.uk/~/media/travelling-with-us/assisted-travel/tpexpress-accessible-travel-policy-aug-2020.pdf?la=en)
Valid From: 11/08/2020
The Introduction says:
"We are committed to delivering consistently excellent service, making journeys easy and convenient for all our customers. Our aim is to provide an accessible and welcoming railway for all and we will ensure that your needs as an older or disabled customer are properly considered in all aspects of service delivery. The end goal is enabling you to travel confidently and as independently as possible."
Providing hooks for cycle carriage excludes these groups and others.
Parking: There's no recognition of people with mobility issues arriving by cycle. The 'parking' (in A7.2 Disabled parking) therefore only refers to car parking.
There's "Wheelchair user spaces and priority seat reservations" but no mention of carriage of cycles people use for mobility.
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173797Photo #173797[UPDATE] Reply from TPE 22.9.21 to my complaint see #173854:

Dear [Rebba]
Thank you for your further email and questions with regards to the cycle racks on our Nova 2 trains – our Accessibility and Integration Manager, Natasha Marsay, has forwarded your response to me.
I am sorry to hear you are unhappy with the design of our cycle racks on our Nova 2 services – unfortunately, we are unable to alter this design currently, but we will take your comments into consideration for the future. As you travel mostly between York and Dewsbury, I can confirm that both stations have cycle storage facilities which are free to use, and I wholly recommend that these facilities are taken advantage of.
I’d like to thank you for your feedback with regards to this matter – we really do appreciate suggestions on how we can improve from our customers, as this information is invaluable to us.
Thank you for getting in touch.
Yours sincerely
Kathryn O’Brien
Customer Experience Director

I reject this response. The reason for being on this route was to cycle the Spen Valley Cycleway. So leaving my cycle somewhere is not going to work. Plus, it does not address the issue that the company has purchased a design of trains that cannot be used by most people with cycles. Yet this is public transport so should be accessible. Presumably most (all?)* TPE services are now this design. The website says: "...To deliver this vision, we have invested over £500 Million since 2016 to introduce three brand new fleets of NOVA trains, increasing capacity on our network through 220 new coaches". And, "We are committed to delivering consistently excellent service, making
journeys easy and convenient for all our customers. Our aim is to provide an accessible and welcoming railway for all and we will ensure that your needs as an older or disabled customer are properly considered in all aspects of service delivery. The end goal is enabling you to travel confidently and as independently as possible." However people of all ages and levels of fitness who travel with a cycle are excluded from travelling on trains on routes are operated by TPE. I also don't believe customers should need to research which routes a design of train operates on or *the extent to which an operator uses a specific design of train.
Further, the reply did not address my complaint that the toilet doors are very difficult to open/keep open while you enter and leave the cubicles and are therefore also inaccessible to some people - with the loss of dignity and independence this causes.
TPE has an 'Assisted Travel Service'. I was directed to use this to access help to lift my cycle onto/off the hooks. However, I do not identify as disabled or elderly. I didn't have problems lifting my cycle onto and off their trains when the cycle spaces were in carriages. www.tpexpress.co.uk/travelling-with-us/passenger-assist
[Image taken 3.9.21] TransPennine Express (TPE) service York-Dewsbury. [No Streetview at York rail station.] The cycle carriage on this train design is directly discriminatory. The 'provision' is now hooks in a cupboard. I am female. I was unable to lift my cycle onto or off the hooks. My sisters and most of my female friends would be able to do this. This 6ft male struggled to do so - putting his back at risk of injury and trapping his hand/suffering pain in the process. This issue today see also: #173798. My email to the Chief Executive of TPE is at: #173854. Other images related issues: #174286 and links. Other images today: #173801 and links.
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173762Photo #173762“There have been posts here for probably 600 years.” Low Traffic Neighbourhood, York. t.co/nlDf2kXBNfObstruction:
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173716Photo #173716[Image taken 1.9.21.] York rail station, York. The First Class lounge. Is this still an appropriate use of space? The ticket office is now tiny. The ladies loos just round the corner has queues even though some people are wary of travelling due to covid and some staff are still working from home. The cycle rack removed from outside the former ticket office will not be replaced either there or outside the relocated ticket office. (An LNER employee described it as "clutter" and said it wasn't used much, which was not my experience.) Why is the class structure of society still being enforced? Why are people travelling in one class being cossetted? Users of the lounge can help themselves to drinks and snacks. Yet this is the class of travellers that can afford to pay for these themselves and/or who are on expenses. And what is the opinion of the businesses that sell food and drink on the concourse/platform who lose sales? Other issues at this station see: #173700 and links.Other:
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173702Photo #173702[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. There used to be Sheffields for people visiting the ticket office (see: #165421). However, since spring 2021 it is now a Sainsbury's (see also: #172777). (The racks are now here: #169923). I believe the racks need to go back in, perhaps with a sign 'Short stay: Sainsbury's customers only' so people travelling with their cycles or arriving/departing the station on cycles can shop here. Cyclists are customers too. It's the place to buy your sarnie ahead of your train-assisted ride and a pint of milk and something for tea on your return. As I've done. But perhaps no more. There is now a 'no cycles' sign on the wall to the right of the camera position: #173700 and #173701. (Outside another place people shop.) There is a no cycles sign outside the current ticket office and no cycle racks... Cyclists are rail passengers too.Cycle parking:
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173701Photo #173701[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. Location of 'no cycles' sign in: #173700. See also: #173702.General sign/notice:
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173700Photo #173700[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station. What is the possible reason for this? Location see: #173701. Location where there used to be cycle racks: #173702 (visible in the streetview image).General sign/notice:
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173666Photo #173666[Image taken 31.8.21] Yearsley Pool, York. A mobility scooter fits into the racks. Unlike motorcycles these do not create air or noise pollution or intimidate people on foot or cycles. I was pleased to see this. The pool has a hoist and York is flat. But access to the pool is not easy or safe-feeling: see #173603 and links. Other image here today: #173665. Other images taken today: #173662 and links.Cycle parking:
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173665Photo #173665[Image taken 31.8.21] Yearsley Pool, York. All racks at the pool in one image. Other images another day and local issues see also: #173598 and links. Other image here today: #173666. Other images taken today: #173662 and links.Cycle parking:
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173664Photo #173664[Image taken 31.8.21] Esplanade car park, Memorial Gardens (Leeman Road), York. Adult cycle locked to the railings on the riverside edge of the Gardens. The motorcycle spaces are visible in the midground. There’s car parking behind the camera. But there's no cycle parking despite there being a park behind the railings (right) and a river with walks around 3m to the left. Same cycle here, different day see also: #173597.Cycle parking:
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173663Photo #173663[Image taken 31.8.21] Station Avenue, York. The narrow channel is the Leeman Road cycle contraflow. Context/explanation see: #173662 and links to other images taken today.Road environment:
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173662Photo #173662[Image taken 31.8.21] Station Avenue, York. This crossing is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. An email on Friday confirmed the signage would be checked before the start of the Bank Holiday Weekend. Many signs fell/were moved during the weekend including one by me that had fallen into a cycle facility and was a hazard. They were not back in situ mid-afternoon on Tuesday. This is the all-traffic eye view of the cycle crossing between Leeman Road cycle contraflow (where the people are on the left) and the lane with the black car in it on the right. The cyclist activates it using a push button. There is a facing set of lights just ahead of the vehicle on the right. There is also an audible signal. The reason signs need to be checked at least once daily is the fallen sign on the right. Did the fact it was invisible to ‘all traffic’ contribute to the two drivers in the left-hand lane not stopping as two of us crossed one afternoon this weekend? Ditto the driver who on Monday afternoon approached in the right hand lane - there had been a bus at the stop on the lefthand lane behind the camera position? Other image here today: #173663. Other images today: #173664, #173665, #173666.Road environment:
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173658Photo #173658[Image taken 30.8.21] Crichton Avenue, York. Just off the Foss Islands Way (see: #173657) is this junction. However, there is no sign for the Orbital Route (see: #173656 and links). During the covid-19 lockdown of 2020, and again today, I've encountered people stumped here or near here: trying to find the Orbital... There is a repeater sign on the bridge, at the top of the incline, left in image, but this is not yet on Streetview. I will report it. Other images today: #173639 and links.Route sign:
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173657Photo #173657[Image taken 30.8.21] Crichton Avenue, York entrance to/exit from Foss Islands Way. The signage includes one for the Orbital Route. Context see: #173656 and links.Route sign:
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