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All photos in & around Haxby

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177378Photo #177378[Image taken 6.1.22]. Outline of man in winter layers to show his approximate width - 65cm - at the widest point (shoulders). Compare this with the space available at Hob Moor, York, obstructions: #177337. The metal plates are constricting, intimidating and claustrophobic. The barriers restrict access to a historic open space. They prevent active travel for some people and restrict it for others. They make it unattractive for most. The myriad barriers like these around the city discourage people from taking responsibility for their own mental and physical health. Such physical barriers in the urban environment are also barriers to reducing preventable conditions resulting from inactivity and isolation. Other examples of barriers in York see: #173447, #174097.Obstruction:
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177346Photo #177346[Image taken 5.1.22] Spark:York, Piccadilly, York. Context: #177343, #177344, #177345. The bollards are insufficiently far from the kerb to protect someone manoeuvring a cycle in/out of the racks and wheeling it into the road before hopping on and riding away. The cyclist cannot not have his/her back to traffic approaching from behind. Other images today: #177334 and links.Cycle parking:
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177345Photo #177345[Image taken 5.1.22] Spark:York, Piccadilly, York. Context: #177343, #177344, #177346. The racks are well spaced with 1.2m between uprights. However, the racks are too close to the kerb: a standard cycle is 1.8m long (Table 5-1: Size and minimum turning circles of cycles, LTN 1/20, assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951074/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-1-20.pdf). Other images today: #177334 and links.Cycle parking:
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177344Photo #177344[Image taken 5.1.22] Spark:York, Piccadilly, York. There's a bus stop on the opposite side of the road. It looks perhaps too far away to impact on people using the racks here. But it's not just one service that uses the stop. There can be a line of buses. And directly opposite/parallel to the racks. Meaning drivers heading north and wanting to pass the queueing buses pass on the side of the road with the racks on. And very close. Someone manoeuvring a cycle in/out (perhaps with a child or other person they care for onboard, or accompanied by young or less experienced cyclists has an impossible task: look left (towards the camera position) and right (towards the bus stop). I don't consider this a safe place for cycle parking. Other images here today: #177343 and #177345 (measurements), #177346. Other images today: #177334 and links.Cycle parking:
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177343Photo #177343[Image taken 5.1.22] Spark:York, Piccadilly, York. There is a lot of cycle parking around Spark:York (www.sparkyork.org/). These onstreet toastrack Sheffields are the closest. But not the safest. LTN 1/20 (assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951074/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-1-20.pdf) says: “4.2.13 ...Cycle parking should be sited where people using the facilities can feel safe from traffic...” Other images here today: #177344, #177345, #177346. Other images today: #177334 and links.Cycle parking:
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177342Photo #177342[Image taken 5.1.22] Tadcaster Road, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The cattle grid/widest gap is 120cm. There's just 63cm at head/shoulder height. (To put this into context see width of outline of man in winter urban cycling layers: #177378.) Pedestrian in a comparable gap: #177336 (also context and links). Cyclist in a comparable gap: #177337.Obstruction:
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177341Photo #177341[Image taken 5.1.22] Tadcaster Road, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177336. Measurements this location: #177342.Obstruction:
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177340Photo #177340[Image taken 5.1.22] Hob Moor Drive, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177336.Obstruction:
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177339Photo #177339[Image taken 5.1.22] Beverley Court/Hobstone Court, Hob Moor, York. Other image this location: #177338. Context and links: #177336.Obstruction:
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177338Photo #177338[Image taken 5.1.22] Beverley Court/Hobstone Court, Hob Moor, York. Other image this location: #177339. Context and links: #177336.Obstruction:
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177337Photo #177337[Image taken 5.1.22] Green Lane, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177336. Outline of this man in these layers to show how tight the upright metal plates at the top of the A frame are: #177378.Obstruction:
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177336Photo #177336[Image taken 5.1.22] Green Lane, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] A pedestrian walks unobstructed through the barriers on Hob Moor. The two-level metal gulley that impeded passage through the A frame (the aim being to keep out motorcyclists but they prevented access by people with mobility issues and most designs of cycle) were removed in December 2021 after lobbying by York Cycle Campaign. Hob Moor (www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/609/hob-moor-local-nature-reserve) is on the York Orbital (yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html). Other images here today: #177337, #177338, #177339, #177340, #177341, #177342 (measurements). Other images today: #177334 and links.Obstruction:
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177334Photo #177334[Image taken 5.1.22] Bluebird Bakery, Acomb Road, York. On the site of the former Bathstore, this branch of Bluebird Bakery (www.bluebirdbakery.co.uk/locations/acomb/) has easy to find, oversized, racks. It’s spacious inside too. Plus it's on the York Orbital cycle route (yorkshireridings.blogspot.com/p/york-orbital.html). Other images today: #177335, #177336, #177337, #177338, #177339, #177340, #177341, #177342, #177343, #177344, #177345, #177346.Cycle parking:
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177272Photo #177272[Image taken 4.1.21] Tanner's Moat, York. When racks are too close to a solid upright cycles cannot be positioned sufficiently far forward to be stable. When a cycle is unstable, the front wheel turns, as here. Loading a cycle, for example a child into a child seat, is then unsafe as the cycle falls. This rack is a toastrack (uprights/the supports are linked by ground rails) with Sheffield-style supports. Other images today: #177269 and links.Cycle parking:
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177245Photo #177245[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Fencing has been removed and broken/vandalised. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177244Photo #177244[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Fencing panel has been removed/broken/vandalised. Context and links: #177243.Cycleway:
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177243Photo #177243[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Gate has been removed and broken/vandalised. It is on the route that avoids the cattle grid parallel to it. Prior to the two covid years (2020 and 2021) there were cows on this stray. Other image this location: #177244. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177242Photo #177242[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Circular damage. Other image this issue: #177241. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177241Photo #177241[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, York. [NOTE: No streetview this location.] Circular damage. Other image this issue today: #177242. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177240Photo #177240[Image taken 3.1.22] Gap to/from Wigginton Road, Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. A gate has visibly been removed. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177239Photo #177239[Image taken 3.1.22] Gate to/from Wigginton Road, Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Note how new the gate is. It opens towards you. It is often left open: you can see the scrape marks on the tarmac. It seems to get broken/vandalised regularly. Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177238Photo #177238[Image taken 3.1.22] Gate to/from Wigginton Road, Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177237Photo #177237[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177236Photo #177236[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177235Photo #177235[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177234Photo #177234[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177232.Cycleway:
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177232Photo #177232[Image taken 3.1.22] Bootham Stray, Wigginton Road end, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Taken to show what it looks like – how wide and attractive the route is when it’s been cleared of vegetation. Compare with this image: #173814. Note the circular hole in the tarmac - a bollard has been removed. This makes the route much more accessible to bona fide users. Other images this route today: #177234 and onwards. Other images near here today: #177231. Other images today: #177229, #177230.Cycleway:
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177231Photo #177231[Image taken 3.1.22] Entrance to Nestle site, Wigginton Road, York. Clear segregation between peds and cyclists but look at the damaged ramp/tactile paving. This leads to the rural route through Bootham Stray (images from today: #177232, #177234, #177235, #177236, #177237, #177238, #177239, #177240, #177241, #177242, #177243, #177244, #177245). Other images today: #177229, #177230.Cycleway:
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177230Photo #177230[Image taken 3.1.22] Manor Lane, York. The speed cushions are ineffective - they do not reduce motorists' speeds. BUT the effect on people who cycle can be considerable. The cushions have been repaired so extensively there is ‘scar tissue’ at the edges. Riding over the raised area is difficult and uncomfortable on a standard cycle. There is no smooth route to avoid the cushion unless you use the central gap. But many motorists take this as provocation or the person on the cycle ‘taking more than their fair share of the carriageway’ and drive at you/don’t reduce their speed as they approach. Speed cushions present even more hazards for people on trikes. When, as here and at all the other speed cushions in York (see also: #176085, #175740, #175422), there is no flat route to bypass the raised area (or damage), the wheels of the trikes will be at different heights. This would be disconcerting and could be hazardous. This piece of outdated infra is a physical and visible obstacle to cycling and tricycling. It also reduces the attractiveness of active travel. It should be removed. Other images today: #177229 and links.Road environment:
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177156Photo #177156[Image taken 30.7.21] Lendal Bridge, Museum Street/Station Road junction with Rougier Street, York. A common site at this and nearby 'bike boxes'. A local taxi not only over the first ASL but the second too. The damage in the ASL remains - 1.1.22. The dip fills in wet weather and is squirted towards the pavement and onto passing pedestrians by motor vehicle wheels. Reporting the damaged tarmac - or taxi drivers' practice of abusing ASLs - has not resulted in a repair or a change of behaviour. Other images showing damage here: #165154 and links.Pothole:
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177116Photo #177116[Image taken 29.12.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [Note: No Streetview at this location.] Covered cycle parking, Sheffields (cycle racks), close to the entrance of the attraction, with room for a family to share a rack/lock(s) and for an attachment that does not block the thoroughfare. Other image here today: #177115 and links.Cycle parking:
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177115Photo #177115[Image taken 29.12.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace, York. [Note: Streetview shows the nearest road - Haxby Road - with a view towards the racks.] A cheering sight: despite the wet weather a group of four on two full-size cycles, and a smaller (likely child's cycle) plus a second smaller cycle attached to an adult's machine by a Trail-Gator (www.trail-gator.com). This group, in this formation, would not be able to travel by LNER, TPE or any of the other rail companies that require customers with cycles to put them on a hook and limit the space to a cage: #173798. Other images this location at other times: #174782 and links, #173665, #173598 and links, #175855 and links. Other image this location today: #177116. Other image today: #177114 and links.Bicycle:
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177114Photo #177114[Image taken 29.12.21] Library Square, York. A cheering (and intriguing) sight on a wet, windy day when much of the city's cycle lanes and infra was under water. No rack. No basket. But a trailer. Does the cycle get used for commuting perhaps to a destination storage space is limited? Or unsafe? Does the cycle get taken on trains? So when carrying capacity is required the owner simply attaches the trailer? This space is regularly used by longer cycles. It shows there's a need for cycle parking with space for trailers and other attachments. Other positive images today: #177115, #177116. Older image (flooded infra) uploaded today: #177113Bicycle:
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177013Photo #177013[Image taken 23.12.21.] Cycle, ped', wheelchair path between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. [Image taken 23.12.21.] Cycle, ped', wheelchair path between James Street and Foss Islands Road, York. Looking towards FIR. [Note: No street view at this location.] (Marked as Way of the Roses/LCN658 on the OpenStreetMap.) This is not a design, it's damage. I will try to re-re-report it as it is rough and affects all users. Other images here today: #177014, #177015, #177016. Other images today: #177011 and links.Other:
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176976Photo #176976[UPDATE: The leaves here and along the length of Railway Walk and on the yellow hatching at the entry to/exit from the car park were cleared 22.12.21. However the puddle remains as per: #169471.] [Image taken 21.12.21] Steeper of the two slopes between Railway Walk and Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] For a week or so leaves have been an additional hazard at this location. They clog brakes and are a slip, skid and trip hazard. Other places leaves have been a problem: #175434. Previous issues: #173206.Other:
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176957Photo #176957[Image taken 20.12.21] Museum Street (Lendal Bridge), York. Damaged tarmac. Other images here today: #176954 and links.Pothole:
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176956Photo #176956[Image taken 20.12.21] Museum Street (Lendal Bridge), York. Damaged tarmac. Other images here today: #176954 and links.Pothole:
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176955Photo #176955[Image taken 20.12.21] Museum Street (Lendal Bridge), York. Damaged tarmac. Other images here today: #176954 and links.Pothole:
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176954Photo #176954[Image taken 20.12.21] Museum Street (Lendal Bridge), York. Damaged tarmac. Difficult to avoid for all but the most assertive cyclists. One of four images taken today. Other images: #176955, #176956, #176957.Pothole:
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176930Photo #176930[Image taken 19.12.21] Lucombe Way/Hawthorn Terrace/Haxby Road, York. Context: #176929. Note that pedestrians wanting to cross here are forced to wait till drivers have cleared the entry to the mini roundabout. In the fumes. Other images this issue today: #176927 and links.Road environment:
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176929Photo #176929[Image taken 19.12.21] Hawthorn Terrace/Haxby Road, York. This is just one example of the damage on Hawthorn Terrace between its junction with Rowan Avenue and Lucombe Way. The remainder runs practically the length of that route. The cracking is worse than here plus there is a noticeable camber. You don't want to ride in the gutter or be forced 'downhill' into it. People wanting to avoid riding in the damaged area need to use the centre of the lane regardless of whether they have taken cycle training and know this is the place to ride to be seen and try to limit close- and fast-passing. The damage is so extensive I am unable to document it with a stills camera. Other images this issue today: #176927 and links.Pothole:
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176928Photo #176928[Image taken 19.12.21] Lucombe Way/Hawthorn Terrace/Haxby Road, York. Other images this issue today: #176927 and linksPothole:
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176927Photo #176927[UPDATE 22.12.21: Reply from CYC "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." [Image taken 19.12.21] Lucombe Way/Hawthorn Terrace/Haxby Road, York. Other images this issue today: #176928, #176929, #176930.Pothole:
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176868Photo #176868[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with basket and permanent panniers. Set up for utility use. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176867 and linkBicycle:
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176867Photo #176867[Image taken 16.12.21] Library Square, York. A cycle with retrofitted child seat and a basket. Set up for utility use and family travel. Can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176868. Other images: #176760 and linksBicycle:
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176812Photo #176812[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Advisory cycle lane markings? Cycleoutline? White lines? Worn away by motor vehicles passing over them. See Comment (autonomous cars): #176779. Other images here today and links: #176809.Road environment:
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176811Photo #176811[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Context and links: #176809.Road environment:
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176810Photo #176810[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Context and links: #176809.Road environment:
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176809Photo #176809[Image taken 15.12.21] Haxby Road, York. CYC put in a pedestrian crossing close to the roundabout. So close it’s at the blind bend. It pushes motorists into the cycle lane... An appalling piece of design which does not address the issues here but creates new ones. Other images motorists’ road position here: #176810, #176811, and, road markings, what road markings, or cycle symbol: #176812. Other images Haxby Road issues: #176764 and links.Road environment:
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176784Photo #176784[Image taken 14.12.21] Museum Gardens, York. A Zigo - a demountable trike. Other image this cycle: #176783.Bicycle:
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176783Photo #176783[Image taken 14.12.21] Museum Gardens, York. A Zigo (myzigo.com/). It's a trike but… the luggage/child carrier detaches from the frame and can be wheeled independently. The front forks (see: #176784) can be dropped into a wheel to make a standard two-wheeler. The owner said he found it on the internet and is thinking of getting a second one so both parents can use the luggage/cycle carrier. He was very enthusiastic about it – and I could see why. Such flexibility. Other images today: #176778 and links.Bicycle:
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176782Photo #176782[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. [Note: streetview not available at this location.] Another interesting cycle here/near here today. Unusually this cargo cycle is not an e-cycle. I could not see if it was secured to anything. The location (behind the racks) is perhaps because there are limited options for parking such a long machine. Other images here today: #176780 and links. Other images today: #176778 and links.Bicycle:
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176781Photo #176781[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. Other image this cycle (Paris C7 HMB www.gazellebikes.com/en-gb/paris-c7-hmb) see: #176780. One-prong stand. Integral lock. So the cycle does not need the Sheffield rack to support it but it does need something to secure to. The owner was enthusiastic: about the lights, that lock...But you could not take this on an Azuma or other Hitachi train that requires you to upend the cycle and hang it onto a hook: see: #176759, #174286. Other images today: #176778 and links.Bicycle:
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176780Photo #176780[Image taken 14.12.21] Library Square, York. A Paris C7 HMB. This e-cycle is very smart. It has an upright riding position and permanent panniers – so a ‘York’cycle (machine set up for utility use). But it is heavy. The weight of this Gazelle is just under 23kg, excluding the 2kg-plus battery. I also felt less confident I could grasp the down tube at the bottom bracket as I do with mine. So, even without the panniers this cycle exceeds the 25kg LNER says the hooks on its Azumas can cope with. But, the owner of this cycle said it is not designed to be lifted let alone onto its rear wheel and manoeuvred onto/off a hook. (Likely also against the clock and while the train is moving.) Other image this cycle today: #176781. Other interesting cycles here/near here today: #176782, #176783. Other images today: #176778 and links.Bicycle:
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176776Photo #176776[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. When the changes to the roundabout were made the safety for all road users was seemingly not considered. Some drivers can still park here when visiting the Theatre. This image shows the effect on the road width of the parked vehicles when there is a bus at a stop. The corner from the roundabout is completely blind. The parked cars add to the hazards of this route for cyclists. (And therefore reduce the attractiveness of this mode of active travel.) Other images Haxby Road today: #176765 and links.Road environment:
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176775Photo #176775[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. There is no protection for cyclists continuing over the roundabout on Haxby Road. Drivers try to pass cyclists turning right and continuing straight ahead. Cyclists are at risk no matter where they position themselves. Yet this is not a road design from the 80s, 90s, or even the first 20 years of 2000. The layout here was changed to this: goo.gl/maps/843ovA7KwAx3JfGs7 and goo.gl/maps/h2nnfH4VMeaP5KnL7 from this goo.gl/maps/JHCwE9G8SGccFVZa6 in early 2020. See also: #176774. Other images Haxby Road today: #176765 and links.Road environment:
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176774Photo #176774[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. At the point the cycle lane (extended to the roundabout in around February 2020) reaches the roundabout it is still only 130cm. See also #176775 and links.Road environment:
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176773Photo #176773[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Look at the detritus in the advisory cycle lane. It’s just 118cm wide and muddy, leafy and therefore slippery. Look at the crowds on the other side of the road. They are making their way to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre (www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk) for a matinee. Look at the ages (see also: #176774). Yet they have all had to cross the roundabout with its wide carriageways and high speeds. No changes were made to the roundabout that improved the safety of pedestrians, cyclists or wheelchair users when CYC added the crossings in this image and reworked the priorities. Instead it made it more fraught and dangerous for all users. The pedestrian crossing on the other side is round a blind corner and makes the carriageway even more narrow. This increases the dangers for people using the crossing and people on cycles. Other images Haxby Road today: #176765 and links.Road environment:
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176772Photo #176772[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. A further pedestrian refuge opposite another entry/exit from The Cocoa Works. The advisory cycle lane is still 110cm wide but the remainder of the carriageway is now just 3m. Despite this motorists including bus drivers try to pass people on cycles here (and within the other crossing points on this stretch of road), at speed and in all weathers, levels of light and road conditions. Other images Haxby Road today: #176765 and links.Road environment:
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176771Photo #176771[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Man carries a child across this fast, busy route with no protection for example speed reducing measures. Context, location and further links: #176770.Road environment:
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176770Photo #176770[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. This is the view of the narrowing from the other direction in: #176767. Will this be the main/an entrance/exit from The Cocoa Works? Will there be no protection for pedestrians trying to cross here? (3.26m + 110cm of advisory cycle lane) or people on cycles passing this entrance/exit? (See also: #176771). Other images Haxby Road issues today: #176765. Other images today: #176761 and links.Road environment:
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176769Photo #176769[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Foss Islands Path entrance and exit for all users. Straight off/straight into Haxby Road – no sight lines, no protection, no waiting ‘reservoir’. Other images Haxby Road issues today: #176765. Other images today: #176761 and links.Road environment:
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176768Photo #176768[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. A steep, narrow, route from the Foss Islands Path. Used in both directions, at all hours, in all seasons by people on foot and on cycles, it can be slippery with or the edges obscured by leaves and icy. No improvements were made to this access to/exit from Haxby Road when the changes were made at the roundabout end. This is despite the new (Cocoa Works) development just 130m further north. See also: #176761 and links.Road environment:
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176767Photo #176767[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. The blind summit this side of which people exit this road into Foss Islands Path and emerge out of. Does it look benign? It’s not. High speeds, all sizes of motor vehicles – it’s also a bus route, and drivers who still shout, “Get in the cycle lane!” as happened this week. The driver had wound down his window and was trying to force his way into the queue of vehicles ahead of me. Plus, the pinch points mean to be able to turn right at the roundabout behind the camera position I need to get into the lane before I reach the road narrowings or get forced into and stuck in the gutter – blocking any cyclist who is going straight on (Haxby Road continuation). Other images here today: #176765. Other images today: #176761 and links.Road environment:
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176766Photo #176766[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. See: #176765 and links. NOTE: Added 22.12.21. I exited the bike route (on the right in this image) into the road necessarily angled away from the blind summit ready to push off over the cycle lane and into the carriageway. It was not dark - 14.20-ish - though I had on my 'lights and brights'. Likewise the three drivers who came over the rise had their lights on. They blinded me to the person on a cycle to their left in the advisory cycle lane. He was unlit. A further intrinsic hazard of the layout of this road. I did see the cyclist but only just in time.Road environment:
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176765Photo #176765[Image taken 11.12.21] Haxby Road, York. Exit from Foss Islands Path (see: #176764, #176766, #176768) straight into a busy road with a 30mph limit and a blind summit: #176766, #176767. Advisory cycle lane width: 110cm. Rest of carriageway width 3m. But there is a raised kerb which reduces the usable space. Other images here today: #176765, #176767, #176769, #176770, #176771, #176772, #176773, #176774, #176775, #176776.Road environment:
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176764Photo #176764[Image taken 11.12.21] Exit from Foss Islands Path onto Haxby Road, York. The Hoardings of the Cocoa Works development continue to completely block the sight lines. Yet the development claims to have cycling credentials... Other Cocoa Works images today: #176761 and links. Other images Haxby Road today: #176765 and links. Later Haxby Road issues: #176809 and links.Obstruction:
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176763Photo #176763[Image taken 11.12.21] Marketing suite, The Cocoa Works, Haxby Road, York. A pristine branded cargo cycle. Question to the sales rep: Is it used? Answer: No, it’s for marketing. But funds don’t seemingly run to providing a rack for people arriving by cycle. Other image today: #176761 and links.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
176762Photo #176762[Image taken 11.12.21] Marketing suite, The Cocoa Works, Haxby Road, York. No provision for people arriving actively. We are to wait outside. The continued provision for or references to cars reinforce the second class citizen feeling many people have about those who use active travel modes including buses. Other image today: #176761 and links.Other:
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general
176761Photo #176761[Image taken 11.12.21] Marketing site, The Cocoa Works, Haxby Road, York. Designated/formal car parking. No formal cycle provision. The person in the Cocoa Works (www.thecocoa-works.com) sales office said people on cycles could ‘”use the railings”. She said there would be cycle storage. This is confirmed in the brochure www.thecocoa-works.com/images/pdfs/TheCocoaWorks-Brochure-20200909.pdf. But page 8 shows someone on a cycle and says: “Situated on the outskirts of the city centre, The Cocoa Works is a ten-minute cycle ride from the cobbled streets of the Shambles and York Minster, whose spires and towers can be seen soaring above the York skyline.” So why is there no provision at the marketing suite for people who arrive by cycle to view the apartments? Other images there today: #176762, #176763, #176764. Other Cocoa Works images: #173456. Other images today: #176765, #176766, #176767, #176768, #176769, #176770, #176771, #176772, #176773, #176774, #176775, # 176776.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
176760Photo #176760[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A vehicle with a distinctive number plate blocks access to cycle racks and seating in what used to be a ‘people space’. Other images this issue here: #167118, #173012. Other image today: #176759Enforcement:
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enforcement
176759Photo #176759[Image taken 9.12.21] Library Square, York. A classic cycle with retrofitted child seat. Practical around town but can’t be taken on trains with hooks or where the cycle spaces have limited height. Other image today: #176760.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
176678Photo #176678[Image taken 10.12.21] Burton Stone Lane junction with Horner Street, York. The van for works above Mrs Greedy's cafe completely blocks the pavement - the - only - access to/from the - only - zebra crossing between homes and a Sainsbury's local and other shops, and schools. It also totally obstructs the view of anyone - including the many people on cycles - exiting Field View. The red vehicle in the background is likely on the forecourt of a property. Ditto the van on the left. But both hugely limit the space for people and have a massive negative impact on the attractiveness of active travel. And, I imagine, on the quality of the pavement surfaces crossed to get to/from these locations. Council response to: What CYC is doing to reduce residents’ car use, plus images of pavement parking in Field View: #176442. Other images today: #176676, #176677.Other:
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general
176677Photo #176677[Image taken 10.12.21] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. Location is approximate.] Direction of travel cracking. This route is a nature reserve so not artificially lit. Plus it is very well used, further, the width does not meet current standards so passing people (including many with buggies or in wheelchairs/on mobility scooters) can be fraught - not least if you are having to negotiate keeping your cycle tyres out of the surface damage too. Other image here today: #176676. Other image this issue here: #175196. Other image today: #176678.Track:
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track
176676Photo #176676[Image taken 10.12.21] Clifton Backies, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location. Location is approximate.] This local reserve is a critical route for people of all ages (meets the 8-80 criteria) and for all reasons and at many hours - there is a 24/7 workforce for some businesses at Clifton Moor a couple of km away). However it is subject to flooding. I took this image to show the Council's active travel officer the problem and the location. It is also cracking in the direction of travel - see: #176677 - like all of the city's offroad routes. Other images this issue here: #175401. Other image today: #176676.Track:
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track
176471Photo #176471[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane junction with Field View, York. Not one but two vehicles opposite Mrs Greedy's cafe, on the: a) pavement, b) double yellows, c) on the corner, d) obscuring sightlines, and e) often forcing pedestrians to have to walk in the road around them (with their back to the traffic). Other images here today: #176464 and links. Other images on pavement parking in Field View: #176442 and links.Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
176470Photo #176470[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane close to the junction with Field View, York. The very narrow pavements in the other direction along Burton Stone Lane passing Mrs Greedy’s cafe (see: #176445, #176417), the solid lines of parked vehicles on Field View (see: #176445) coupled with the lack of dropped kerbs, mean people in mobility scooters and with buggies cross here. This is despite the lack of alignment of the dropped kerbs, the very limited sight lines, and the lack of light for road users to see people rolling into and over the road here both in summer as this is location is in shade due to trees/parked cars, and in winter due to parked cars and low levels of light. They likely feel there is no other option. Other images here today: #176464 and links.Road environment:
Problem
road
176469Photo #176469[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane between the junction with Field View and Crichton Avenue, York. Note the vehicle parked close to the front of the charity shop opposite the junction with Field View. Note the amount of space the truck takes up. Despite the limits on space for all users, Burton Stone Lane is a key north-south link, has a bus route, and when Gillygate (parallel, on the other side of the rail line) is closed, buses from there, plus the motor traffic, get diverted or find its way to here. Driving speeds are (too) high and 'people' are at best tolerated but really, I think, intentionally intimidated by many drivers. A pro-vehicle bias exists: see: #176418 and #176419. There's also rat-running in the narrow streets between here and the railway. Other images here today: #176464 and links.Road environment:
Problem
road
176468Photo #176468[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane between the junction with Field View and Crichton Avenue, York. There has been a huge increase in onroad parking on Burton Stone Lane in the past couple of years. Covid – especially in 2021 – seems to have made it worse. Note the road position of the driver: well over the (damaged) centre line. This side and the other, and this end of Burton Stone Lane, see a lot of surface water in/after wet weather. Driver speeds and attitudes/ignorance make cycling along here hear-in-mouth in the dark and very unpleasant in the wet and if you combine the two… and factor in motorists overtaking despite there being no sight line ahead… it can be terrifying. Other images here today: #176464 and links.Road environment:
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road
176467Photo #176467[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, approaching Crichton Avenue, York. Three of the roads from which road users turn into Burton Stone Lane, and at speed as apart from the right turn off Crichton Ave, there is no space to wait for the route to become clear. This makes crossing in the direction of the arrow in the cycle lane on a cycle fraught. It is no better for people on foot or in wheelchairs. Crichton Ave is a key commuting, school, leisure and food shopping route for people on cycles, in mobility scooters and on foot as it leads to/from the Foss Islands Path and is part of the Orbital cycle route. It feels as if it's got busier and more difficult to cross due to an increase in vehicles and speeds here this year. Note also the number of cycle signs: clutter and confusion. Other images here today: #176464 and links.Road environment:
Problem
road
176466Photo #176466[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, approaching Crichton Avenue, York. A very skinny lead-in cycle lane. Other images here today: #176464 and links. Surface water here see: #176457Other:
Infrastructure
general
176464Photo #176464[Image taken 29.11.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Illustrating that it’s used by buses, how limited the space for larger vehicles is, the position of the red vehicle cutting the cycle lane and how far back the pedestrian is from the junction and how much someone has to (be able to) look around to see what’s coming from Crichton Ave. The latter is a 30mph which is too fast given the lit and unlit junctions, the zebra crossing, the shops, that it’s lined by houses… The fast speeds mean motorists are not slowing to turn left here. For people on foot and on cycle this makes crossing stressful and hazardous. It means people on cycles, foot and in wheelchairs have their backs to approaching motor traffic for some parts of their journey. The off-road track is part of the Orbital signed cycle route (e2e.bike/e2e-bike/yorkshire-ridings/york-orbital-route-guide/). Other images here today: #176465, #176466, #176467, #176468, #176469, #176470, #176471. Other images today: #176415 and linksRoad environment:
Problem
road
176458Photo #176458[Image taken 5.12.21] Burton Stone Lane, close to junction with Crichton Avenue, York. Context: #176457.Road environment:
Problem
road
176457Photo #176457[UPDATE 23.12.21: CYC knocked this back on 8.12.21 saying: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required." However, each time it rains - as today - the area disappears under water again. I will re-report it. There is no way for people on cycles, foot or wheelchairs to avoid it. ] [Image taken 5.12.21] Burton Stone Lane, close to junction with Crichton Avenue, York. Surface water makes getting to/from the cycle lane uncertain and unattractive. It also negatively impacts on pedestrians and people in wheelchairs using the pavement or the off-road routes. Other image this issue today: #176458. Other images here: #176464 and linksRoad environment:
Problem
road
176453Photo #176453Great that there is a gap for cyclists in this road closure in Ebor Street at long last. Pity the the design does not accomodate the width of the cargo bike or take note of design advice for a 1.5m gap for cyclists in LTN 1/20. @CityofYork @AndyDAgorne @KilbanePete t.co/bIkq0jjgbMOther:
Infrastructure
general
176451Photo #176451[Image taken 1.12.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links. Other images today: #176461, #176462, #176463.Road environment:
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road
176450Photo #176450[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links. (Streetview also illustrates one of the results of pavement parking: two people - one who does not have a choice - are in the road.)Road environment:
Problem
road
176449Photo #176449[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and linksRoad environment:
Problem
road
176448Photo #176448[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking on the other side of the street. This side (close to the junction with Haughton Road) has been patched many times. It has a variety of surfaces and today part of it was icy. The black bin on the right is the salt bin for use by residents in wintery weather. Other images here/about pavement parking (the streetview image shows a person with a buggy with a child in it walking in the road due to the pavements being obstructed): #176442 and linksOther:
Infrastructure
general
176447Photo #176447[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. The pavement narrows considerably here. Images this location about pavement parking: #176442 and linksOther:
Infrastructure
general
176446Photo #176446[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and linksRoad environment:
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road
176445Photo #176445[Image taken 29.11.21] Field View, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Pavement parking on a corner and on double yellows. Context: #176444. Other images this issue: #176442 and linksRoad environment:
Problem
road
176444Photo #176444[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane junction with Field View, York. There are double yellows on the corner. Despite these drivers park here while they eat in the cafe; pick up food from it (and drive away with it, or sit in their vehicle and consume it); or park here while undertaking works nearby. It is rare that the corner is clear like this. When the cafe is open it seems always to have at least one vehicle on it. This means pedestrians (including our neighbours with a wheeled walker, crutch users; wheelchair/mobility scooter users, people with buggies have to walk in the road around the vehicles to reach the pavement in Field View, or are trying to cross over the mouth of Field View but can't see to their left - or be seen by road users approaching the exit from Field View, when trying to cross over the mouth of this street. People on cycles can't see or be seen when trying to turn left into Field View or exit from it. Last week I turned into Field View round one vehicle only to find another driving at me ie on the wrong side of the road to reach the corner. Other images this issue: #176442 and linksObstruction:
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obstructions
176443Photo #176443[Image taken 16.9.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. Other images this issue: #176442 and links.Other:
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general
176442Photo #176442[Image taken 16.9.21] Field View, York. Pavement parking. The Government consulted on pavement parking between 31 August 2020 and 22 November 2020: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking.
In February 2021, I asked ‘what CYC was doing to:
- discourage pavement parking;
- prevent pavement parking;
- educate drivers of the costs of pavement parking.
What action is CYC taking in anticipation of a pavement parking ban?
The response was underwhelming: “We have a whole considerate parking campaign that addresses these issue including moveable characters, leaflets, pledges and these videos we had made www.itravelyork.info/for-schools/considerate-parking-campaigns. Schools can engage in the campaign if they wish. We also have a schools parking promise where parents sign up to behaving responsibly near schools. Both campaigns rely on schools to promote (and keep promoting) to their community for their success. We also work closely with Parking Services.”
Other images this issue (various dates): #176443, #176444, #176445, #176446, #176447, #176448, #176449, #176450, #176451, #176444, #176445, #176446, #176447, #176448, #176449, #176450, #176451
Road environment:
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road
176435Photo #176435[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, close to the junction with Crichton Avenue, York. Location of potholes in: #176434. Other image nearby: #176436 and links.Pothole:
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potholes
176434Photo #176434[UPDATE: 4 weeks later and the hole is larger and deeper. See: #177229.] [UPDATE: My request for this damage to be repaired has been refused. "Thank you for your Water and drainage problem report submitted on 07/12/2021 11:43.
The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."
I do not know what criteria CYC uses to decide it will repair damage people report.
I do not know because I cannot understand the reply from the Highways Asset Manager to a complaint by me that other damage was not repaired: #171156. It is in jargon. It means I - and presumably others - are excluded from engaging with my authority as we cannot understand what it is saying.
The email from 10 November 2021 says:
"In terms of highways management, most UK authorities have moved away from the ‘worst-first’ treatment method, this is mostly down to years of reduced investment nationally, and the increase in climatic impact, which has led to a maintenance backlogs for a number of Local Authorities
Notwithstanding previous levels of investment the current funding levels are not sufficient to keep all our assets in their current condition. Therefore ensuring we get best value out of the available funding is critically important requiring the service to determine at what point intervention is made. All our assets are important, and we have a statutory duty to ensure that the highway is safe. However, we have to work within an overall budget and therefore, during a time of diminishing resources and increasing customer expectations, we need to prioritise investment effectively.
The methodology used to prioritise investment varies between the asset groups ( roads /footpaths/ drainage etc.) but in all cases, the approach to deciding where to spend our money is primarily risk based. Consideration is also given to the extent of the work required, whether or not the existing arrangement is meeting the needs of highway users, the impact on other highway assets and the practicalities of future maintenance.
In addition to the annual condition assessment and repair and renewal process, we carry out frequent safety and reactive inspections."
[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, close to the junction with Crichton Avenue, York. Location this damage: #176435. Other image of nearby damage today: #176436. Other images today: #176415 and links
Pothole:
Problem
potholes
176422Photo #176422[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. [Note: The works signs were removed 29.11.21] Details of the company doing the works, who it is on behalf of and a contact number, though not the duration of works. Context: #176416. Other images today: #176415 and links.Roadworks:
Good practice
roadworks
176421Photo #176421[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. [Note: The works signs were removed 29.11.21] Unattended kit. Could be vandalised, stolen or put to nefarious purpose. Other images here today: #176416. Other images today: #176415 and links.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
176420Photo #176420[Image taken 29.11.21] Burton Stone Lane, York. [Note: The works signs were removed 29.11.21] Just 78cm to pass this sign. This tall, thin person was happy to pose to illustrate how tight the space is... But also, being male, his widest area - his shoulders - are above the clutter. Women are wider below... And then there's shopping bags, children, mobility aides, dogs... Why are the signs on the pavement where they obstruct journeys by pedestrians/people in wheelchairs? Why are they not wholly on the road? Can temporary road signs be fixed to other infra like this street sign #176415 or like the diversion sign in the background of this image: #174817 and so raised above/removed from the pavements and the road? Other images here today: #176416 and linksRoadworks:
Event
roadworks

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