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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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[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 ... [more]

[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 urb ... [more]

[Image taken 5.1.22] Tadcaster Road, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177336. Measurements this location: #177342.

[Image taken 5.1.22] Hob Moor Drive, Hob Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context and links: #177336.

[Image taken 5.1.22] Beverley Court/Hobstone Court, Hob Moor, York. Other image this location: #177338. Context and links: #177336.

[Image taken 5.1.22] Beverley Court/Hobstone Court, Hob Moor, York. Other image this location: #177339. Context and links: #177336.

[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.

[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 ... [more]

[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 ... [more]

[Update: #176362] [Image taken 30.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Reported yesterday, wound with hi-viz tape today. Context and links #176249.

[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] Context: #176249, #176250.

[Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] This hazard is invisible (until you reach it or hit it). Location see: #176249 and #176251.

[UPDATE: See: #176289] [Image taken 29.11.21] Water End junction with Government House Road, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The railing that had been very visible on the left of the path is no longer there. However, there is ... [more]

[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 vehi ... [more]

[Image taken 23.11.21] Monkgate Bar, Goodramgate, York. The cycle lane is obstructed. Again. This issue see also: #175350. This time I've got no clues to identify the employing company or the one s/he is servicing here. Other images today: ... [more]

[Image taken 17.11.21] Leeman Road junction with Station Avenue, York. After use at the Remembrance Day events, crash barriers in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Same issue previous dates: #175797. Ot ... [more]

[UPDATE: This is an AnyVan www.anyvan.com/ (Homesense said: The company that delivers our goods are a third party called AnyVan.) The CEO replied by return to my complaint. He said: "I’ll sort it moving forward."] [Image taken 17.11.21] M ... [more]

[Image taken 13.11.21] [NOTE: streetview shows the previous structures on this site.] LNER Community Stadium leisure/health facilities car park, Huntington, York. This new (completed 2020) site has structures which are not protected from ca ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. A driver compounds the obstruction of the cycle contraflow. Context and links: #175797.

[And again: #175971] [Image taken 12.11.21] Leeman Road, York. Crash barriers ahead of the Remembrance Day events in the cycle contraflow, part of the Wellington Row flood works diversion. Issue compounded: #175798. Same issue in 2018: #175 ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. The yellow temporary sign is the twin of this one: #175640. It is an old-fashioned, outdated concept that should be discontinued. It is aimed at drivers yet it creates a hazard to pedestrians and ... [more]

[Image taken 12.11.21] Station Avenue, York. Friday evening. Thousands of people walk and wheelchair, pull wheeled luggage and push children in buggies along Station Avenue each day. More at the weekends. Yet the pavement is obstructed with ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This driver is obstructing a clearly marked and defined cycle route. Many people with mobility issues come here as the ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] The cycle route around the retail park could not be more clearly marked. Yet when this driver left she/he drove in it ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] Copycat parking? Context see: #175614. When this driver left she/he used the cycle circuit to do so… See: #175619. A ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This is neither a loading nor a parking bay. Context: #175614. All images here today: #175612 and links.

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] The dynamic envelope of someone on a cycle – not a trike, not a ‘York’cycle (see: #175620), not a cycle laden wi ... [more]

[Image taken 8.11.21] Monks Cross retail park, York/Huntington. [NOTE: streetview shows the previous layout of this site] This is NOT a loading bay. Or a parking space. For anyone. Loading bay images see: #175612, #175613. All images here ... [more]

[Image taken 4.11.21] Context and links: #175473.

[Image taken 4.11.21] Context and links: #175473.

Exit from/Entry to Bootham Stray (close to Alder Way), New Earswick/York. Radar key-operated gate. Not closing due to greenery. Other image this issue today: #175486. Other images this location on other dates: #172505, #173447, #175234, #17 ... [more]

[Image taken 4.11.21] Exit from/Entry to Bootham Stray (close to Alder Way), New Earswick/York. Context and links see: #175485. A dog walker asked what I was doing. I said I was seeing how hard I had to push the gate to get it to close. It' ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 6.11.21 a Director for the company emailed me: "I have drawn your complaint to the attention of our drivers and told them not to block cycle lanes in future."] [Image taken 29.10.21] Goodramgate, Monkgate Bar, York. Washing Well ... [more]

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Context see: #175234 and links.

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. Context see: #175234 and links.

[Image taken 24.10.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. If you are coming from York through the attractive, motor traffic-free Bootham Stray in a wheelchair, on a mobility scooter or on a cycle that has more than two wheels you arrive at this ... [more]

[Image taken 22.10.21] Scarborough bridge, York railway station, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] The bollards at several places on the access to/from the more accessible bridge which opened in around February 2019 appeared soon ... [more]

[UPDATE: A CYC officer said: "The barrier near the bollards on Blake Street is put out by the Council Street Scene staff when the bollards are put in place to offer more visibility of the bollards as they have been hit by a vehicle trying t ... [more]

[Update: this sign was moved to: #175202] [Image taken 11.10.21] Sycamore Place, York. Why is this temporary sign and the cone here? As I was taking a photo (for other purposes – see: #174812) someone stopped to ask, "Are you interested i ... [more]

[Image taken 8.10.21] Cygnet Street, York. The gaps need to be 150cm to meet current standards. The arrangement on the left is an example of the (shameful) York barriers. One council officer refers to these as “ankle breakers”. They are ... [more]

[UPDATE: On the afternoon of 9.10.21 these had gone.] [Image taken 7.10.21] Crichton Avenue, junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. The red boxes frame two signs that are not in situ. The one at the back I picked up out of the ped-cycle-whe ... [more]

[UPDATE: Sign still here 23.10.21 see: #175242.] [UPDATE: Sign still here 16.10.21 see: #175051] [UPDATE: Sign still here 17.45 11.10.21] [Image taken 7.10.21] Grosvenor Terrace, York. What diversion? Sign further narrows the inadequate pe ... [more]

[Image taken 4.10.21] Looking towards Marygate carpark/Railway Walk, York. Congestion. No room for wider machines ('York'cycles) or wheelchair/mobility scooters to pass. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. In underpass looking towards Bootham Terrace. Tier e-scooter (see: #164663.) passes over the width measured from the wall on the right to the drainage channel on the left. It's just 184cm wide. O ... [more]

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. The underpass looking towards Marygate car park/Railway Walk is just 184cm wide. Other images here today: #174587 and links

[Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Entrance to underpass. Width 224cm. Other images here today: #174587 and links.

[UPDATE: COUNT. I did a user count here on 7.10.21. Result see: #174657.] [Image taken 4.10.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Looking into the small 'reservoir' area, the only place all users can wait to proceed through the underpass towards Maryg ... [more]

[Image taken 2.10.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Pedestrians wander along and across the two-way cycle track. But sight lines are mostly good so that's less of a concern. But as ... [more]

[UPDATE: Count the bollards here then see: #174600.] [Image taken 29.9.21] Navigation Road, York. Looking towards/into Hungate (see also: #165201). Pedestrian/cycle bridge. The bollards are a source of congestion, obstruction and irritation ... [more]

[Image taken 27.9.21] Route between West Esplanade car park/riverside and Leeman Road, York. This is part of the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme. Puddling on the contra flow cycle lane. Briars at head height. Upstand. Encroac ... [more]

[NOTE: 23.12.21 This issue has not been resolved. The puddle continues to form in/after rain.] [UPDATE: 1.10.21. CYC said it had been trialling bespoke drainage covers over the summer. The contractors will replace the existing items by mid ... [more]

[UPDATE: On 1.10.21 CYC said intervention is planned - bespoke drainage covers - and should be completed within six weeks.] [Image taken 27.9.21] Scarborough Bridge, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The puddling following rain ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Bottom of steep slope from Scarborough Bridge, Railway Walk, Marygate car park, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location.] The foliage has been trimmed to try to improve sight lines. But it's not enough. There's not ... [more]

[Image taken 26.9.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit on this side of the car park to/from Railway Walk is now being made narrower, less safe-attractive feeling by this briar. This route (orig ... [more]

[Update 17.9.21] The Manager said the board would be relocated to the grass, ie off the footpath. [Image taken 16.9.21] Yearsley pool, Haley's Terrace just off Haxby Road, York. The foliage has been cut back (previous situation: #173603 and ... [more]

[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Marygate car park, Railway Walk, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Leftover/abandoned temporary works items create clutter, trip hazards, reduce the already li ... [more]

[Update 11.9.21: The cones and signs have gone.] [Image taken 9.9.21] Bootham Terrace, York at underpass to Railway Walk, Marygate car park and access to Scarborough Bridge. The not-in-use sign and a sign frame – likely from the diversion ... [more]

[Image taken 7.9.21] Marygate car park/Bootham Terrace, York. [Note: No streetview at this location]. EV bay works hugely reduce the width of the route for everyone. (It is used by local and touring cyclists, peds, and people in or accompan ... [more]

[Image taken 1.9.21] York rail station, York. Obstructed cycle access and no directions through the car park or to the cycle parking. Other images today: #173826, #173827, #173828, #173829, #173830, #173831, #173832, #173833, #173834, #1738 ... [more]

[Newer image: #175802] [Image taken 30.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] A bank holiday weekend and the foliage remains (original image: #172737) as do the plants growing in the drainage channels. The ro ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. [Note: No street view on Bootham Stray.] A queue forms as Andy manoeuvres himself back onto his handcycle. The difficulties are exacerbated by this taking pla ... [more]

[Added note: Andy has pointed out to me you could get all the way - expending effort and, perhaps using up an individual's limited supply of energy - to these barriers with no obstructions or warning the exit ahead is blocked. Only to not b ... [more]

[Image taken 25.8.21] Entrance/exit Bootham Stray, Alder Way, New Earswick, York. York is flat and its city centre is accessible to many people with mobility issues. It was named one of the best cities in Britain to live: www.yorkpress.co.u ... [more]

[Image taken 21.8.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [Note: streetview shows the previous layout of this site.] Drivers parking or picking up (food orders or humans) on the perimeter cycle route is a constant issue. Pedestrians use it perha ... [more]

[Update see: #173274] [Image taken 14.8.21] Esplanade car park, York. Each car parking space is worth around £13.50 for up to five hours according to the charges board (www.york.gov.uk/directory-record/404/esplanade-car-park). Galling beca ... [more]

[Later image: #173642] [Image taken 13.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No streetview at this location.] The buddleia now (previous image: #172737) reduces the available width of the more gentle of the two slopes between Railway Walk/M ... [more]

[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. Context see: #172871. All images today: #172861 and links.

[Update: JN Bentley contractors righted this very soon after it was reported.] [Image taken 6.8.21] West Esplanade, York. This is part of the wheelchair/pedestrian/cycle diversion route for the Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge Flood Scheme ... [more]

[Update: see #172826] [Image taken 4.8.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The only exit on this side of the car park to/from Railway Walk (schools, Bootham, train station) is blocked. Other image today: #1 ... [more]

[Image taken 29.7.21] Tanner Row, York. Tier e-cycles and e-scooters continue to block access to the information totem and the Sheffield (cycle parking) stands. There were three scooters and two cycles parked outside the relocated bays. All ... [more]

[Update: see: #172826] [Image taken 27.7.21] Marygate car park, York. (Note: no streetview at this location.) The only exit/entrance between the car park and the cycle-ped-wheelchair link passing it is blocked. The route through the car par ... [more]

[Image taken 25.7.21] Alder Way, New Earswick, York. This is the 'accessible' entry to/exit from Bootham Stray. This is a short, rural, quiet, flat, well surfaced greenway. It is a critical link between New Earswick (Haxby/Huntington) and Y ... [more]

[Image taken 22.7.21] Marygate car park. (No streetview at this location.) Behind this one of the two original barricades (see: #169993) the gap in the fencing has been replaced. Therefore there is now just one entry/exit on this side. The ... [more]

[Image taken 21.7.21] Monks Cross, Huntington, York. See context in: #172391.

[Image taken 20.7.21] Station Avenue, York. View from the cycle contraflow from Leeman Road partly obscured by the temporary infra put in the aid cyclists’ safety – the signs warning of the crossing and the light intended to hold road u ... [more]

[Image taken 15.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] See context: #172061 and links.

[Image taken 11.7.21] Leeman Road, York cycle contraflow. Cone obstructing the pavement. This is part of the Wellington Row Esplanade live diversion for the flood gates under Lendal Bridge. It is also the signposted route for wheelchair use ... [more]

[Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] This frond is now 120cm wide – thus reducing the width of the cycle-ped-wheelchair route to 200cm. It is also just 120cm tall. Uncontrolled growth is ... [more]

[Additional images: #172061 and #172063.] [Image taken 11.7.21] Marygate car park, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Between the end of the car just visible on the left and the foliage is an exit/entrance for cyclists-peds-whee ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The badly parked hire scooters and cycles - see: #171438 prevented this cargo cycle rider from using the racks. The knock-on effect was more clutter, more hazards and an even less attractive space. Oth ... [more]

[Update see: #172110, #172114] [Image taken 6.7.21] Tanner Row, York. The Tier hire e-scooters and e-bikes were blocking access to both sides of the information totem. They were blocking access to the cycle parking from the paved area - dir ... [more]

[Image taken 6.7.21] Marygate carpark, York. A car park needs exits for the people who have arrived in a motor vehicle and have got out of it to do whatever it was they came to the car park to do. Exits/entrances need to be visible. They ne ... [more]

[Update: see: #172826] [Image taken 4.7.21] Marygate car park, York. Since the bam Nuttall hoardings/compound for works at Marygate/Museum Gardens (see: #169467) went up in May 2021, there’s only one pedestrian entrance/exit on this side ... [more]

[Update: see #171910 - from 12.7.21] [Update: On 7.7.21 at around 16.30 the gate was still as per the image.] (There was also another issue with access - see: #171490.) On 6.7.21 I visited with the new active travel officer. He said the gat ... [more]

Update 1.7.21. Signs and work area had gone. [Image taken 29.6.21] Bootham Terrace, York. Sign obstructing already very narrow pavement (plus a second one beyond the blue car). It is not doing its job. It is redundant. It is a hazard. See a ... [more]

[Image taken 28.6.21] Foss Islands Path entry/exit across Denning’s Yard access, York (between the junction of Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road.) City of York Council/Sustrans installed these bollards in 2016 – confusingly at the time ... [more]

[Image taken 23.6.21] Heworth Green (A1036) close to junction with Eboracum Way, York. The growth at the base of this tree causes 'fluffy ankles'. The growth reduces the width of the already inadequate, non-complaint advisory cycle lane to ... [more]

[Update: The hedge was trimmed on 14.7.21] [Image taken 23.6.21] Field View junction with Tennyson Avenue, York. This uncut hedge means pedestrians, including neighbours with wheeled walkers, and some very young children, can't use the pave ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Monkgate, York. Cyclists must dismount but staff in cars (also patients/visitors in taxis) can drive into the site and park. And this is a health facility. Part of the NHS. The message given by the signs and the decisi ... [more]

[Image taken 21.6.21] Tanner's Moat junction with Rougier Street, York. The crossing is a key route to/from the city walls, they rail station, hotels. It is massively oversubscribed (see: #166024). The pedestrian in a green top and black tr ... [more]

[Update: 21.6.21 see: #170529] [Image taken 19.6.21] Crichton Avenue/Burton Stone Lane, York. Two barricades (marked CYC - City of York Council), a sign and a cone. Redundant. Unsightly. Obstructions. Potential hazards. And can be reused so ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Every year the critical active travel route for residents and visitors (it links schools, uni, the hospital, tourist accommodation, the river, and the rail station over Scarborough Bridge) is m ... [more]

[Image taken 18.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap intended to be an exit/entrance remains unprotected so drivers continue to park in it. Other images today see: #170372 and links

[Image taken 14.6.21] Leeman Road junction with Station Avenue, York. Two fallen signs. Plus the push button device to activate the temporary toucan has been turned such that someone in this contraflow cycle lane cannot reach it. When I rep ... [more]

[Newer image - gap 65cm see: #170252] [Image taken 14.6.21] Marygate car park, York. Untrimmed growth reduces the available space and makes active travel a less inviting option. A child and an adult could not pass through here in protective ... [more]

[Image taken 13.6.21] Marygate car park, York. This driver was blocking the entrance/exit here. As I approached to take a photo a woman hopped over the fencing close to the hoardings as someone did yesterday (see: #170083). The exits are no ... [more]

Update: The crash barrier had gone on 19.6.21. The sign remains. [Image taken 12.6.21] Rougier Street, York. The crash barrier is on part of the diversion for wheelchair users and pedestrians during flood works. However the Environment Agen ... [more]

[Update 15.6.21. These had gone today.] [Image taken 12.6.21] Tanner Row, York. Cones not doing their job and therefore creating an obstruction and a hazard. This street is designated the diversion for people on cycles and wheelchairs while ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. With no obvious entrance/exit and the nearest 'sometimes' gap blocked (see: #170083) this chap with child stepped over. Not everyone can. And people with kit (cycles, pushchairs, or wheelchairs ... [more]

[Image taken 12.6.21] Marygate car park, York. The gap between the car park and the route to/from Bootham and schools in one direction and Scarborough Bridge/rail station in the other was blocked again. You can see someone climbing over the ... [more]

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