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164489Photo #164489[Image taken 25.2.21] A flooded New Walk, York. See also #164487, #164488Obstruction:
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164488Photo #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 is much narrower (unlike Terry Ave, there's no segregated pedestrian option). It's also less interesting, less accessible in places, and regularly floods... See also #164487, #164489Obstruction:
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164487Photo #164487[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, #164489Temporary closure:
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164387Photo #164387[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 pedestrians/people in wheelchairs were moving quickly onto the pedestrian crossing from between the retail buildings on the right, someone on a cycle might struggle to stop. See also #164383, #164384, #164385, #164386Dutch-style cycleway:
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164386Photo #164386[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 clear that pedestrians may be crossing - the blocks of white paint are simply that. They do not conjure up an image of a zebra crossing. The clues from the car park are missing - there is no zebra only hatching. Parked vehicles block views and obscure clues. Plus, as pedestrians can approach from either side, the person on the cycle could be focusing on one side and miss what clues there are. Inexperienced or very young cyclists might not realise the white blocks mean they need to look out for and be prepared to give way to someone crossing. The planters could obscure someone small or someone in a mobility scooter/wheelchair, or a buggy that extends ahead of the person pushing it. Pedestrians may not be aware of the cycle route.
See also #164383, #164384, #164385, #164387
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164385Photo #164385[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 are clearly signed to the cyclist as here. The painted SLOW and the tactile paving advise people on cycles they need to be alert to something here. There are no specific pedestrians crossing signs. When the parking spaces are in use, visual clues in the car park (such as the continuous zebra stripes) are not visible. Likewise, people on foot or in wheelchairs may not be visible behind a parked vehicle. See also #164383, #164384, #164386, #164387Dutch-style cycleway:
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164384Photo #164384[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 is crossing a cycle route at this point.  See also #164383, #164385, #164386, #164387Dutch-style cycleway:
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164383Photo #164383[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 Look Left, Look Right messages painted onto the tarmac. However, at the approach to the two-way cycle track, there are four signs. Too many for someone trying to also keep safe crossing a car parking area and between parking spaces. Only one is intended for pedestrians. None warns of a two-way cycle track between the pedestrian crossing and the pedestrian area in front of the shops. See also #164384, #164385, #164386, #164387Dutch-style cycleway:
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164381Photo #164381[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 cycles who have approached on the ped-cycle link on the opposite of the road, to connect to this crossing (or anywhere else). See also #162108 and #157149Dutch-style cycleway:
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164378Photo #164378Gate to access path through allotments is very difficult to use for bikes. Needs cattle grid and accessible gate.Cycleway:
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164377Photo #164377Shared path ends before useful link to off road route across to university. could be extended to link Kilburn Rd to Hospital Fields junctionTrack:
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164370Photo #164370[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, #164369Other:
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164369Photo #164369[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. Approaching the composting area Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164367, #164368, #164370Other:
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164368Photo #164368[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
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164367Photo #164367[Image taken 23.2.21] York - transporting domestic compost by bike. Arrival at Greenfields Community Garden. See also #164366, #164368, #164369, #164370Other:
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164366Photo #164366[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 image - to Greenfields School & Community Garden, Haxby Road, York en-gb.facebook.com/yorkgreenfields/
The compost area is at the back. We can wheel the cycle and trailer to it. We leave the bags in the designated spot for donations. The Garden's compost expert empties new bags into the enclosures he's built. There is an area for the resulting empty bags. We take two home for next time. From beginning to dig out the compost from our container to dropping it off and returning home is around 90 minutes. The route is a doddle too - Crichton Avenue offroad cycle route which leads to the motor traffic-free Foss Islands greenway. It's just 50m from there along Haxby Road to the cul de sac with the Garden at the end. See also #164367, #164368, #164369, #164370
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164329Photo #164329[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, #164328Cycle parking:
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164328Photo #164328This 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 the junction with George Hudson Street, for example. See also #164327, #164329Cycle parking:
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164327Photo #164327[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 (www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18808900.new-tier-e-scooters-launch-york/)
There are many more on the way:
yorkmix.com/hundreds-more-e-scooters-are-coming-to-york-to-ride-anywhere-within-the-ring-road/
I do not believe the scooters should replace existing cycle parking or be positioned where cycle parking could go.
That York Press article quotes a Tier spokesperson as saying:
"It's [scooter hire] a viable alternative to private car use."
I believe hire scooter bays should replace car parking spaces.
The profile of people who cycle and therefore what they ride is not that of fast, trim, males on cycles without luggage or mudguards. I had thought the gap here had been left or created for family groups or some of the city's wider cycles and/or people with mobility issues.
See also #164328, #164329
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164315Photo #164315[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 for drivers to abide by it. See also: #164310, #164311, #164312, #164313, #164314Roadworks:
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164314Photo #164314[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, #164315Roadworks:
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164313Photo #164313[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 messages, will this one register? See also: #164311, #164310, #164312, #164314, #164315Roadworks:
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164312Photo #164312[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, #164315Roadworks:
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164311Photo #164311[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 vehicles including buses. It's one of the main routes to/from the hospital. It gets congested. Some drivers pass people on cycles to closely and too quickly. See also: #164310, #164312, #164313, #164314, #164315Roadworks:
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164310Photo #164310[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 asked for City of York Council (CYC) to use them at other works. This is because I believe the signs:
- empower people cycling (also mobility scooter users) to ride confidently in the centre of the carriageway;
- legitimise cyclists' presence - to the cyclists themselves and to drivers;
- are an alert to drivers to look out for other vehicles in the carriageway;
- offer a practical piece of advice to drivers (and one they might remember and practice in other situations) to respect other road users choice of transport and position on the carriageway.
However, in an email from October 2014, CYC said it did not and would not use such signs. They also believed contractors would be unlikely to do so either.
A transport planner said:
"Although [the organisations he said he had consulted] thought that there may be occasions when a sign such as the one suggested may be useful they also pointed out the following.
· They are not a standard sign and are not included in either the Department for Transport’s Traffic Signs, Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) or Safety at Roadworks documents. This means that firstly they are not enforceable and secondly that we have no powers to insist that anyone undertaking streetworks uses them.
· Other factors which we would have need to establish include what length of roadwork should they be used over, what do we consider to be a narrow lane width and also what time period would the roadworks need to be taking place over for us to consider their use suitable. This would require the council to adopt a policy and is extra work which isn’t currently being done.
· The signs themselves add to the street clutter which in itself is dangerous to cyclists and pedestrians."
He also said:
"They [CYC staff who oversee street works] also pointed out that because there is no legal obligation to use the signs then the majority of contractors wouldn’t use them and we could do nothing about it."
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164095Photo #164095[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) alternative to Terry Avenue, York during the Clementhorpe flood works. The document shows the complexity of the route. It is an 'alternative' to the linear, junction-free, flat, scenic, sociable, accessible Terry Avenue. The fact 30 new cycle-specific signs are required illustrates some of the reasons this route is not fit for purpose in my view. You also need to cross a major road, make around 4 right turns, exit onto busy roads, gain height, lose height... All documents associated with the Clementhorpe flood works are on the York planning portal planningaccess.york.gov.uk/ reference 19/00570/FUL The first document on the site dates from Thu 21 Mar 2019. Despite the passing of at least two years no safe, accessible route has materialised. See also #164094Road environment:
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164094Photo #164094[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 people on cycles for up to 18 months from (the date keeps changing) March 2021 for flood prevention works to properties at Clementhorpe. The work will be done by the Environment Agency. There will be no lasting benefit (no 'legacy') for Terry Ave users. Terry Ave will continue to flood when river levels are high. See also #164095Other:
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164093Photo #164093[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 the Sheffields (is there no staff cycle parking?). Does this cycle parked on a wheelbender belong to a staff member? I've seen one here before. The bollards do not protect cycles here as they protrude. And that's in addition to only the front wheel being locked to an immovable object. That lock and the second one that goes round the front and rear wheels, and the frame, look flimsy. Perhaps the CCTV camera visible provides the owner with a sense of security...Cycle parking:
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163968Photo #163968One Sheffield stand has been removed to make way for e-scooters - effectively four cycle spaces have been lost.Cycle parking:
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162561Photo #162561[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 great to encounter a puddle here where you have to stop. See also #162557 #162558 #162559 #162560Dutch-style cycleway:
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162560Photo #162560[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 right, the pedestrian crossing leads to a parade of outlets, out of shot, beginning with a Boots. See also #162557 #162558 #162559 # #162561Road environment:
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162559Photo #162559[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 it would be tricky to look behind to see if there is a driver approaching (from around a corner) and exit into the road with confidence. Doing it with more than one other person or if the other person were not an adult who could decide for him/herself when it was safe to proceed would not be easy. There is not much space to wait if you are in a group, say, between the point you exit onto the road and the place pedestrians are crossing the unmarked continuation of the cycle route to/from the zebra crossing. You may also have had to stop (and therefore start from a stationary position) for a second time in a couple of meters. Not easy for everyone. See also #162557 #162558 #162560 #162561Road environment:
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162558Photo #162558[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 you continue ahead you are passing between the pedestrian areas on one side of Boots, Sheffield racks, and the pedestrian crossing. See also #162557 #162559 #162560 #162561Cycleway:
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162557Photo #162557[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 means it is a design that looks great and, in places, it feels great. There are shortcomings with the detail though. For example, what is the plan for people on cycles here? See also #162558 #162559 #162560 #162561Cycleway:
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162551Photo #162551[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?Other:
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162550Photo #162550[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 #162549Other:
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162549Photo #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 the absence of people parking here to shop or attend events at the LNER Stadium or visit the leisure centre, the spaces are being used by people walking dogs, walking with friends, walking on their own listening to music etc... The grandparents of the two girls said they bring the children here most days to scoot. See also #162550Other:
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162548Photo #162548[Photo taken 5.2.21] York ped-walking-cycling route. See details and omissions at #162547Route sign:
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162547Photo #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 the car park ie sharing space with drivers and air pollution. See also #162548Route sign:
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162535Photo #162535[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 themselves up, and are arranged in a sociable formation - in a circle and facing each other. They are close to the library and cycle parking. They are on the other side of the entrance to the cafe so there is no pressure to buy something to be able to sit here. See also #162532 #162533 #162534Cycle parking:
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162534Photo #162534[Image taken 4.2.21] The Folk Hall (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 you got to it. There was no drop kerb. There was no cycle parking. It is now much easier to recognise the entrance when you find it. The slope to the front entry makes it accessible. The cycle parking is close to the entrance and to the slope - critical for people who use their cycle as a mobility aid. See also #162532 #162533 #162535Cycle parking:
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162533Photo #162533[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 unlike the racks at JRHT's Homestead Park, my cycle will straddle these. See also #162532 #162534 #162535Cycle parking:
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162532Photo #162532[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, which continued into 2020, Sheffield racks were installed at the front of the building. (There are also Sheffields on the other side next to the Post Office entrance.) See also #162533 #162534 #162535Cycle parking:
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162109Photo #162109[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 leads to the cycle route that runs round the site - #156554. See also #162104, #162107 #162108,Other:
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162108Photo #162108[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 #162109Other:
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162107Photo #162107[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, #162109Other:
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162104Photo #162104[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 #162109Other:
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161559Photo #161559[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 went. The proactive facilities manager of the site at the Dunelm furnishings end got the new Retail parks sign designed. It was installed January 2021. See also #161177, #161178, #161179, #161553, #161556Route sign:
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161556Photo #161556[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 on the far side [#161553] says, there are reasons to use it.
See also #161177, #161178, #161179, #161553
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161553Photo #161553[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 of the link and their customers as well as residents and visitors to the area.
See also #161177, #161178, #161179, #161556, #161559
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161179Photo #161179Clifton 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, #161178Other:
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161178Photo #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 faced backwards/the oncoming users so people who only used it in the other direction did not know it was shared use. This meant some people pushed their cycles and some pedestrians did not know it was shared with cyclists. More obvious was the fact that was no signage at either end to counteract the appearance of a route that simply lead to the service road/areas. In fact the short stretch of segregated tarmac links communities - New Earswick, Haxby, Clifton Moor, Clifton... As well as increasing the variety of shopping options such that you could spend some hours here. Surely better for the outlets on both sites.

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161177Photo #161177[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 with Tesco at one end and DFS (furniture outlet) at the other was retrospectively connected to the neighbouring site with a short shared use cycle, pedestrian, wheelchair link. However the signage was functional - simply showing the blue ped-cycle signs. There were no destination/attractions signs. You couldn't see beyond the units in either direction. Therefore there was no clue the link might lead to more outlets or leisure options. The same link can also get people to/from home and work - including further retail outlets, to fitness centres, and form part of a leisure route towards the river Ouse (NCN route 65) beyond Rawcliffe Country Park with its play areas and pump tracks www.york.gov.uk/RawcliffeBarCountryPark

See also #161178, #161179
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160862Photo #1608624/4 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 look as if there's anything you'd want down there. This should be a vibrant interactive place - table tennis, attractive seating arranged sociably, you seek out for (sociable) atmosphere among 'ancient' buildings and walls... Instead, it's another (like North Street, York) space that's simply a place you move through or past. It rankles every time I pass.

See also #160828, #160855, #160860
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160860Photo #1608603/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20).

Yet another statue of yet another bloke in 'funny clothes' (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Etty) And an oblong tray of fountains which resembles nothing so much as a 'paddling pool' you can't paddle in, the sides of which aren't high enough or wide enough to provide seating. It's a lost space. A wasted opportunity for the City.

See also #160828, #160855, #160862
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160855Photo #1608552/4 Exhibition Square, York (pic taken 8.12.20).

The Square (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. The hire scooters bays; the parked motor vehicles; the cycle racks; in season, the ice cream van; at other times a popup, advertising events; and all too often people in the ASL can't see past the sightseeing buses into the Square. And people in the Square can't see out of it past them.

See also #160828, #160860, #160862
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160828Photo #1608281/4 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 (www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/) to one side, King's Manor (University of York, www.york.ac.uk/about/campus/landmarks/kings-manor/ ) to another, the city walls on a third and also facing. The fourth side is part of the inner ring road. Two lanes of traffic heading north (Gillygate) and west (Bootham). One lane south. Bus stops on both sides - for bendies, standard length vehicles, and the double deckers of the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (www.yorkcitysightseeing.com/)

See also #160855, #160860, #160862
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157917Photo #157917The 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 22.12.20. Six bikes all showing what I mean. Not a skinny, lightweight, built-for-speed machine among them. This means racks need to be wider spaced than the 1m provided. Increasing numbers of people use longer machines (with cargo or human carrying capacity) so we need space that accommodates these too. The racks here were re-spaced to meet council minimum standards. But they are on a slope. It is difficult to keep a heavy cycle in situ when loading it. Not good at any time and definitely unsafe if the 'load' is human.Cycle parking:
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157913Photo #157913Space 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, spaced to be practical for such visitors. It could be clearly signed as provided for these groups. This could be a useful trial for York. See also #157906, #157907, #157908, #157910, #157911, #157912Cycle parking:
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157912Photo #157912The 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, #157911Destination:
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157911Photo #157911The 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, #157907, #157908, #157910Cycle parking:
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157910Photo #157910Cycle 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/cargo cycles. See also #157906, #157907, #157908Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
157908Photo #157908Cycle 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, #157907Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
157907Photo #157907Car 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 groups or disabled or wider or longer cycles such as trikes. See also #157906, #157908Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
157906Photo #157906Totem at York Stadium site www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium. The leisure complex includes a pool, climbing facility, public toilets and other facilities www.better.org.uk/york-stadium-leisure-complex. The leisure centre opened in the third week of December 2020. On my visit - 22.12.20 - there were no signs telling people on foot, on cycles or in wheelchairs what was onsite, how to get to the attractions or how to move through the site to get to Monks Cross retail centre. I happened across it by accident.Route sign:
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routesigns
157644Photo #157644Marygate 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 original route to 3.4m. The additional 4m of the covid-19 corridor will be returned to car parking. However no mention was made in consultation documents of the route being opened to an e-scooter hire scheme. See also #157640, #157641, #157642, #157643Other:
Infrastructure
general
157643Photo #157643Marygate 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 gap in the fencing to/from the more gentle of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge, and to/from the riverside. Lobbying subsequently got this additional gap - shown with a cone on the post in the centre - created in the fencing. Before the second gap was created all users had to go into the car park area to get round the scooter bays. See also #157640, #157641, #157642Other:
Infrastructure
general
157642Photo #157642Marygate 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 the fencing to/from the more gentle of the two slopes to/from Scarborough Bridge, and to/from the riverside. Lobbying subsequently got a second gap created in the fencing ie to the right of where this image was taken. Before the second gap was created all users - for example this cyclist taking his two children to school - had to go into the car park to get round the scooter bays. See also #157640, #157641Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
157641Photo #157641Marygate 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 St John University, the riverside, the bus interchange, the rail station) to socially distance but also, critically, to keep moving, especially in cold and wet weather. The original shared space was around 2m (for people on cycles and trikes, pedestrians, runners, dog walkers, people who are blind, people in wheelchairs, people with wheeled walkers, people moving in a leisurely manner, people hastening, families moving in groups on foot and on cycles, and with pushchairs, people with wheeled luggage, people with laden cycles, and since 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme). It was intended that people on cycles should use the coned off area. In reality, to enable social distancing, to keep moving in the wet and cold months, and because it is simply more open and attractive, and there is more room for the dog(s) or family members, many people who are not cycling use the coned area. The two cyclists are coming from Scarborough bridge using the steeper slope (with limited/no sightlines). There is a less steep slope behind the camera. There is a gap in the fencing to both slopes. See also #157640.Other:
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157640Photo #157640Marygate 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 St John University, the riverside, the bus interchange, the rail station) to socially distance but also, critically, to keep moving, especially in cold and wet weather. The original shared space was around 2m (for people on cycles and trikes, pedestrians, runners, dog walkers, people who are blind, people in wheelchairs, people with wheeled walkers, people moving in a leisurely manner, people hastening, families moving in groups on foot and on cycles, and with pushchairs, people with wheeled luggage, people with laden cycles, and since 20 October 2020, an E-scooter hire scheme). Despite the cones, some drivers - as here - chose to block the area and the entrance and exit to the corridor for people using the riverside route or the less steep switchback slope to Scarborough Bridge. See also #157641, #157642, #157643, #157644Obstruction:
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obstructions
157639Photo #157639Except 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 north were unable to access it. The council said: "The exemption has been continued until September 2021 in line with the other temporary restrictions for the city centre." While some people may have reservations about making this turn, the alternatives for those who live/work/study etc on this side of the river are more complex. Plus one stretch closes when the riverside floods.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
157156Photo #157156Adult and child cycles among the empty Sheffields at York community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium). See also #157154, #157155.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
157155Photo #157155Adult and child cycles among empty racks at the community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium).
See also #157154
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
157154Photo #157154First ever users of the cycle parking at the community stadium at Vangarde/Monks Cross (www.york.gov.uk/CommunityStadium)?
See also #157155
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
157153Photo #157153Fundraising 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, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149, #157150, #157151, #157152. I'd like to see wands protecting the cycle infrastructure from vehicles along this side.Other:
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general
157152Photo #157152Fundraising 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, #157150, #157151 I'd like to see wands protecting the cycle route from vehicles while still being permeable to people on foot.Obstruction:
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obstructions
157151Photo #157151Monks 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 also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157148, #157149, #157150
Obstruction:
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obstructions
157150Photo #157150Monks 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, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148, #157149,Obstruction:
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obstructions
157149Photo #157149Monks 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, and beyond that c) a vehicle with a generator - all of which are blocking the route. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146, #157147, #157148Obstruction:
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obstructions
157148Photo #157148Monks 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 may be one of the vehicles that led the driver in #157147 to believe the cycle route was actually disabled parking. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847Other:
Infrastructure
general
157147Photo #157147Monks 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 said, I saw the other vehicles and thought it was disabled parking. What are they doing there then? See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847, #157146Obstruction:
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obstructions
157146Photo #157146Monks 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 image was one of several avoiding other motor vehicles by using the cycle route. I'd like to see wands protecting the cycle route. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847Other:
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general
156848Photo #156848Monks 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, #156626, #156627, #156628, #156845, #156846, #156847Obstruction:
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obstructions
156847Photo #156847Two 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
Obstruction:
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obstructions
156846Photo #156846Monks 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, #156845Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
156845Photo #156845Monks 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, #156627, #156628Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
156629Photo #156629Monks 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 I had to push the cycle in. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627, #156628Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
156628Photo #156628Monks 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 couldn't see the need for the two crash barriers or the cone. And they were still there the next weekend creating hazards... See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556, #156557, #156626, #156627Obstruction:
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obstructions
156627Photo #1566271.12.20 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, #156626Obstruction:
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obstructions
156626Photo #156626Monks 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 think the two cars blocking the cycle route likely belonged to people stocking the huts. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556 #156557Obstruction:
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obstructions
156557Photo #156557Monks 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 cars at this location. When I passed (I had to cross a line of motor traffic into the very busy 'carriageway', and back again) there was no-one in the car in the background. See also #156553, #156554, #156555, #156556Other:
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general
156556Photo #156556Monks 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) pedestrians and... (iv) a driver driving onto the route and waiting here. See also #156553, #156554,
#156555
Obstruction:
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obstructions
156555Photo #156555This 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, #156557Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
156554Photo #156554Monks 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 #156553Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
156553Photo #156553Monks 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, #156557Obstruction:
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obstructions
155099Photo #155099Thanks 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.Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
154442Photo #154442Traffic cones and an e-scooter bay have just appeared to block this access to the new cycle ramps to the Scarborough Bridge in York.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
152062Photo #152062LNER need to make their Azumas able to easily take tandem bicycles so disabled people are not discrimintated against when they ride with thier partners. The old trains allowed us to reach cities on your route and we no longer can, bad for tourism!Cycleway:
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cycleways
151786Photo #151786Contraflow cycle route in place but traffic coming other way not expecting it and potential risk at entry and exit of filter on this cornerTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
151419Photo #151419Post-lockdown York - not much space on this riverside routeRoad environment:
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road

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