Things tagged 'obstruction'

124 issues found for 'obstruction':

  • Traffic calming controls don’t leave room for cargo trikes in cycle lanes

    Created by Robert Watson // 1 thread

    Grange Road has extremely narrow cycle lanes for most of its length, which include traffic calming bollards forcing traffic down to a single lane. While this design does slow traffic, the narrow space for the cycle lane means that trikes have to slow almost to a stop to pass safely -- or in some cases may not fit at all. This forces trikes out into the single centre lane, where cars may not properly give way, and also are the sites of speed bumps and significant potholes. If the lanes were about 20-30cm wider, then trikes could pass without a problem. This issue affects all of the bollards on both sides of Grange Road for its full length, but I’ve highlighted a particularly problematic one since I had to pick a spot.

    (In general, the cycle lanes on Grange Road are too narrow for cargo trikes forcing them out into traffic lanes anyway, but it’s the brick bases to the bollards that cause a particular problem.)

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  • East Road wands block roundabout

    Created by PHG // 1 thread

    The new wands on East road force cyclists on to the pavement, rather than the roundabout, where East road meets Newmarket roundabout. Why should cyclists be blocked from using Newmarket roundabout, which is the easiest way to access the bus lane on Elizabeth Way bridge.

    Pulling out of the wands early is dangerous and annoying. more annoying is when you forget and have to stop, or go onto the pavement and round to use the ramp.

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  • Access route to the Beehive Centre to be blocked by gate

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The City Council is about to install a gate on Thursday 26th November 2015 which will basically block the access to the Beehive Centre, forcing cyclists onto a narrow pavement gap.


    The city council has written to residents living nearby to inform them of this; there has been no consultation or, as far as I'm aware, consultation with any organisation.


    The reason is to stop commuter parking on what is termed a 'private road' round the back of the houses; I am not convinced it is a private road. However, this is particularly galling since the same Councillor Blencowe mentioned in the letter also wrote to residents to state that they are not proceeding with a residents' parking zone, i.e. that commuter parking will continue to be permitted.

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  • Unlit post hazard

    Created by Tim Steele // 0 threads

    Where the path splits there is a marker post that is completely invisible at night. It should be fitted with reflective material or removed.

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  • [fixed] Ditton Meadows / Ditton Walk path blocked by fallen tree

    Anon // 0 threads

    The path / cut-through between Ditton Meadows and Ditton Walk (next to Ronald Rolph Court) is currently blocked by a fallen tree.

    It's possible to squeeze under it with a standard bicycle if you're agile.

    Looks like someone attempted to block the path with red/white tape at the southern entrance, but it's all come down of course. I didn't see any warning at the northern entrance.

    There's a report on the County Council site (387287), but it's marked as 'closed' on the 21st Feb. Tree was still there on 22nd.

    [later:] It was gone by 15 March (probably long before).

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  • Concealed cycle path

    Created by Steph Potter // 0 threads

    This is a junction of a suburban road and a gravelled shared pedestrian/cycle route through Fish Pond Woods.  Unfortunately, the dropped kerb to turn from the road onto the path does not line up with the path and there are no double yellow lines to prevent people from parking immediately blocking the path. Once on the path, the path is too narrow and poorly gravelled that it is difficult to try to stop or swerve if meeting a pedestrian or oncoming cyclist. 

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  • Bar Hill Cycleway

    Created by davidsecher@gmail.com // 1 thread

    This is probably an old issue, but I only discovered this cycleway on Sunday.  I very nearly had a bad accident cycling through the pinch point (pram arms) at the Dry Drayton end of the Bar Hill Cycleway.  There are many photos on Cycle Street's photomap (e.g. 26327) that illustrate the invisibility in the shade of the metal arms.  No signage or reflective tape to warn of the hazard.  For me, this is MUCH more dangerous than the A14 bridges. (I have signed the petition and attended the Highways meeting.)  Similar obstruction towards Bar Hill too, but by then I knew to walk the bike through!

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  • Meander Mews/Rouse Way shared path stumps

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    Thanks to planning hiccups in the 90s and 00s, there is a missing section of the path between Rouse Way and Meander Mews that prevents it from being used as an alternative for walkers and cyclists to Cowdray Avenue, or as part of leisure routes, e.g. a riverside loop.

    Photograph: John Collett, Colchester Civic Society

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  • Leytonstone Road - parking on footway and in cycle lane

    rskedgell // 0 threads

    The section of Leytonstone Road E15 between number 165 and Cherry Tree Road had a single yellow line waiting restrictions, loading restriction kerb markings and bollards until 2017-18 when the road was resurfaced. A new advisory cycle lane was introduced, but the yellow lines and kerb markings were not reinstated, although I can find no evidence that the traffic order has been revoked. Footway parking has since become a serious problem here, both narrowing the available width of the footway and obstructing the cycle lane. The single yellow line and kerb markings need to be reinstated. As CEOs seem unable to enforce the footway parking, consideration should also be given to converting the cycle lane to a mandatory lane, which would enable CCTV to be used to issue PCNs by post from 22 June 2020 (there is a Newham CCTV camera at the corner of Leytonstone Road and Gurney Road).

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  • Barrier put up in Bourne Ct. shared use path

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    This developer [1] has put up this barrier in a shared use path important to local cyclists (c.f. the Campaign's original objections), apparently following complaints that the path was being used as a “cut through” by motor cyclists.

    Clearly, this constitutes a real problem for cyclists and wheelchair users.

    [1] https://www.colchester.gov.uk/planning-app-details/?id=05884dda-af82-e911-a988-000d3ab9df39#ValidationSummaryEntityFormView

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  • No Entry at Clay Farm Centre

    Created by Eleanor Blair // 1 thread

    Bus gate at Clay Farm Centre is marked with a "no entry except buses" sign - this route it used by many bikes, and should probably be changed. I'd rather not go through no-entry signs, but I do at the moment as it's the only sensible route by bike from Trumpington Park Primary to Lime Avenue.

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  • New barrier on Addenbrookes busway bridge

    Created by Finlay KM // 1 thread

    A new set of barriers has appeared on the hospital side of the usway bridge at Addenbrookes.
    Creates the usual set of problems for cargo bikes and less confident bike users, with the added bonus of being on a steep hill that ices up regularly, and right next to a busway with a record of squishing people who fall onto it.

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  • Cycle track obstruction Byng Place

    Created by George Coulouris // 1 thread

    We have recently received several reports about obstructions on the eastbound cycle track on Tavistock Place by food stalls. I'd like to collect some images and see how persistent the problem is before reporting to the Council.

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  • Wintr Fair bins on cycle path

    Created by Amelie K // 0 threads

    Extra blue and black bins have been put along Gonville Place, near where the cyclist counter used to be. They narrow the cycle lane in real, and effectively. Their location generally is poorly thought through (if at all). They are clearly intended for visitors to the winter fun fair on Prkers Piece, who will be on foot, but to use the bins they need to cross the cycle lane.

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  • Tea wagon opposite Cambridge North station - dangerous obstruction

    Created by David Green // 1 thread

    I cycle commute to the Science Park every day, riding Northbound on new cycle path past Cambridge North station. Over the past few weeks I've noticed a mobile tea wagon set up on the grass beside the new cycle/foot path directly opposite the station. I have no idea whether this has been sanctioned by the station authorities, or is just a trader using his initiative.

    I'm concerned that the position of this mobile wagon is making my commute less safe:

    - location obscures the view for cyclists as they ride towards the station. Location is on a curve in the path and it obstructs the otherwise clear view in both directions for cyclists, obstructing the view of cycle traffic approaching from opposite direction.

    - location restricts the path width, particularly when pedestrians are buying refreshment. There are a couple of 'bar stools' set up and the wagon itself encourages pedestrians to cross the a busy cycle path.

    - the fold-up roof of the wagon protrudes out over the path. It is a thin flat roof hard to see even in daylight. (As mornings get darker it will be invisible.). Tall cyclists, or any cyclists standing up on the pedals, could easily collide with this roof. There is a danger of serious injury/decapitation.

    Last week I stopped and politely mentioned these matters to the owner. I have asked him to instead set up in the wide lay-by 50 m further up the path but he has not moved yet.

    The roadway has double yellow lines. I believe this means that Please note that yellow lines apply from the centre of the road to the edge of the highway. This means that you cannot park on the pavement or verge either.

    Does the CCyC have any contacts at Cambridge North station who we can take this up with on safety grounds? If not, how can we get this waggon moved? It is only a matter of time that a Science Park cycle commuter has a serious accident here.

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  • Green Road Roundabout

    Created by Hazel Dawe // 1 thread

    Cyclists crossing London Road from South to North at the Green Road roundabout are faced with an extremely tight ninety degree turn into a very narrow space because a signpost is blocking the middle of what should be a cycle lane. This sharp turn onto a narrow space is virtually impossible to negotiate without stopping cycling and using your foot to push your bike. It is also very difficult to align the bike to cross the next lane in the extremely narrow space available. it is impossible with a cargo bike.

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  • parked cars blocking access to cycle lane

    Created by Mia // 0 threads

    cars (particularly cars with blue badges) like to park here two abreast blocking access to cycle lane to cyclists and electric wheelchair users too forcing them to go on to the pavement (if they can) or a long detour

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  • Cars parked outside Bodrum takeaway on cycle path & double yellow lines

    Anon // 1 thread

    Cars, which appear to be delivery vehicles, are near-permanently parked outside the Bodrum takeaway on Bootham in the evenings, despite the fact that they are doing so on double yellow lines, on an advisory cycle path, and close to other junctions. This forces cyclists to swerve around these cars, and much closer to incoming traffic in the other lane on Bootham.

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