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Construction of new cycleway along Oxford Road, Manchester

Whitworth Park, Manchester - clearly not set up for cycling

The University of Manchester's Whitworth Museum won the Museum of the Year award for its extension but still only has minimal cycle parking a long way from the entrance

Cycle route along Oxford Road and sign to bike shop

Construction of new cycle route along Oxford Road

The cycle route crosses Oxford Road at the lights here

Route through the University of Manchester campus

Road closure on the University of Manchester campus - a proper cycleway would be helpful

Route through the Manchester University campus

Pedestrianisation and cycle parking at the University of Manchester - but a through cycle route would be helpful

No idea where the cycle lane is.

Manchester Oxford Road New cycle parking some being used by motorcycles. When use increases enforcement will be required to deter motorcycles. see also #80529

Manchester Oxford Road outside Wetherspoons Paramount. Newly installed cycle parking being used already. space for 14 bicycles. see also #80530

Withington Spath Road Filtered permeability with blue signs works well.

Birley Campus Pump

@GMcycling why doesn't this bike lane continue straight? I have to look behind me to see if cars are turning.

Start of contraflow cycle lane from Chester Road

Cycle lane around car parking

Cycle route on the far side of the River Orwell

Plenty of scope for a cycle route along the River Irwell!

Woden's Footbridge (open to cyclists) across the Irwell

Cycle route under the railway

No cycling on the Bridgewater Canal towpath - it's true, there's very tight access to the ramp on the right.

It would have been so much better to put in a ramped bridge here.

No cycling here on the Bridgewater Canal towpath

No cycling here on the Bridgewater Canal towpath

No Cycling here on the Bridgewater Canal towpath

Cycle bridge on the Bridgewater Canal towpath

Rough section of towpath - definitely marked as a cycle route

Rail and cycle bridges over the Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester

Rail and cycle bridges over the Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester

Rail and cycle bridges over the Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester

Cycleway over lifting bridge, Deansgate, Manchester

Stepped access only to this bridge across the Old Basin, Deansgate, Manchester

Cycle route under the Bridgewater Viaduct, Deansgate, Manchester

Bridges over the Old Basin, Deansgate, Manchester

Ramped access to the towpath, Deansgate, Manchester

Cycle stands (occupied by a scooter) and giant bike at Deansgate station, Manchester

Who will end up as a bus sandwich? Portland Street cycle lanes are worse than nothing Link to their blog post: ... [more]

UPDATE 27/07/16 see #83086 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road Hulme Manchester. UPDATE 1 Dec 31 2015 Had a reply from TfGM who stated "We are curren ... [more]

Just five cycle parking stands at Manchester Victoria station, on platform 3, inside the ticket barrier area. Maybe there are more stands elsewhere, but the number of locks on the railings suggests that there should be more provided in the ... [more]

Bikes locked to railings at Victoria Metrolink, but no obvious provision of any cycle parking stands.

A newly installed painted cycle lane on Corporation Street, which has then been made narrower. More details of the cycle infrastructure along this street can be found at ... [more]

Cycleway crosses 4-track tramway with just a forest of signs and a 'Give Way' triangle. No flashing amber tram crossing signals like elsewhere in the city centre, despite the complex and potentially confusing arrangement. The central refuge ... [more]

Bizarre routing of cyclists on Long Millgate between tramway crossing and link road to Corporation Street. The second cycle route sign appears to be sending cyclists up a one-way street the wrong way! This could have been designed far bette ... [more]

Looking along Long Millgate from the cycle track crossing the tramway. The right turn ban at the mini-roundabout should exempt cycles since the road that way is buses, taxis and cycles only, unless the ban exists due to the unusually close ... [more]

'No Through Road except cycles' on Long Millgate leading to cycle track crossing the tramway.

A mix of pedestrian and cycle route signs, obscuring each other, while the motoring sign stands tall, clear and unobstructed.

Cycle parking on Dantzic Street.

The Dantzic Street cycleway studs lead users to the carriageway, but for how long is it two-way? The base of the bollard that has been removed could be a trip hazard for pedestrians.

The Dantzic Street cycleway studs to the south of Miller Street align with the toucan crossing, unlike across the other side (see #72825).

The studs on the Dantzic Street cycleway don't align with the toucan crossing across Miller Street, and the street furniture does not help guide users to the crossing either.

Cycleway across paved pedestrian area marked only by studs.

Staggered toucan crossing across Cheetham Hill Road at Trinity Way junction, but nothing obvious on either side that permits cycling on the footway.

The intermittent Cheetham Hill Road cycle lane starts up again.

Sign obscured by lamppost.

Painted cycle lane that disappears at the next junction.

Painted cycle lane for vehicular cyclists. Who will be encouraged to take up cycling by this?

Plenty of cycle parking at the Cheetham Primary Care Centre, but no infrastructure on Cheetham Hill Road to encourage its use.

A narrow path between Smedley Lane and Boyle Street, signed as a line-segregated foot/cycle path, and without a dropped kerb at the end.

If you're walking to the city centre, you'd be quicker heading to the left.

No Through Road leading to Hendham Vale and NCN60.

Concrete strip and broken fence across path at road crossing.

Path diverges from road but is impassable due to fallen tree.

Pointless piece of cycle track to bypass minor road junction.

Closed off road leading down steep hill to Hendham Vale.

Steep section of road closed off to motor traffic with bollards at #72771 and #72773.

Bollards closing off old road at Hendham Vale, retaining cycle and walking access through to Kingsbridge Road.

Barrier with gaps at each side on Hendham Vale

Unswept path at Hendham Vale

Manchester Charlotte Street outside Sustrans offices cycle parking is full as are the lampposts and signposts. Needs more cycle parking. Google picture confirms cycle parking is full. Good to see a contraflow has recently been installed her ... [more]

Street closed by bollards on the north side of Manchester Cathedral

Shared-use riverside route past Manchester Cathedral

Cycle route and roadworks by Manchester Cathedral

Cycle route and roadworks by Manchester Cathedral (the half-timbered building is the Cathedral on the Street - where the satellite images still show an active road)

No Cycling, alas, in this newly streeetscaped area.

Motor traffic being replaced by trams

Cycle route north of Manchester Cathedral

Cut-through by the River Irwell in Manchester

Cycle parking at the People's History Museum

Cycle parking at the People's History Museum

map showing walking and cycling routes along the Irwell in Salford

No Entry except trams and cycles, straight ahead into Exchange Square. The painted cycle lane appears to encourage cyclists to risk left hooks rather than cycling closer to the tramlines. The road-width decreases suddenly just behind the ... [more]

No Left Turn except cycles, near Exchange Square (see also #72729).

Cycle parking at Manchester Oxford Road station

More cycle parking needed at Manchester Oxford Road station

Footpath by the Rochdale Canal

Limited cycle parking at the St Peter's Square Metrolink stop, Manchester

Green stripe leading to the Manchester Cycle Hub

Cycle Hub at City Tower, Manchester

Cycle route crossing the Manchester Metrolink tram lines.

A bike on a trailer towed by a bike, beside the Manchester Metrolink tram lines

No cycle phase on this crossing of the Manchester Metrolink tram lines.

Cyclist on the Manchester Metrolink tram lines

Footbridge to Manchester Piccadilly station

Cycle route by the Metrolink tram lines by Manchester Piccadilly station

Cycle lights on this crossing over the Manchester Metrolink tram lines.

Why the Cyclists Dismount sign when it's a normal public highway and there's a cycle phase on the crossing?

Cycle signage at Piccadilly station

Parking for rail staff around the back of Piccadilly station

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