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Photo listing : obstructions

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Lots of pavement parking particularly at weekends

Overgrown cyclepath alongside the road.

Badly overgrown cycle path alongside this busy road.

Despite my complaint in 2020 Manchester City Council still have not maintained this underpass.

An utterly pointless series of barriers rendered useless by the desire line to the left. Stop installing this rubbish. If antisocial motorcycle use is an issue, that is for the police to deal with. And if the police don't have the reso ... [more]

Staircase gutters too close to railings, so you cannot wheel a bicycle up or down.

Very poor finish on the cycle gutter (which cannot be used anyway)

Bicycles do not fit in the sole lift provided on the north side of this bridge. This bridge likely infringes the Equality Act 2010.

The blocked-off ramp down to the tunnel beneath the main road.

Blocked off entrance to the tunnel beneath the main road.

The wear on the left shows that many people choose to ignore this annoying chicane, which also serves as a point at which to mug users.

The barriers have been replaced with something less stupid, but it's unbelievable in this day and age that Sustrans, a walking and cycling charity, feel this is at all appropriate. WE DO NOT WANT BARRIERS TO ACTIVE TRAVEL.

The ludicrous barrier to the ramp onto the Fallowfield Loop. This discriminatory obstacle should be removed, immediately.

More pointless barriers.

A "mountain of stinking waste" at least 10ft (3m) high has blocked a major cycling route in Greater Manchester. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-49047042 https://twitter.com/_Jimc/status/1152127305436844033 https:// ... [more]

Manchester Wythenshawe twitter.com/Samvironment/status/1148339368509288450 . One wonders why all that money was spent on creating a level crossing and not allowing it to be used . Cyclists will ride on pavement after using dropped kerbs to ... [more]

Manchester Wythenshawe https://twitter.com/Samvironment/status/1148339368509288450 . One wonders why all that money was spent on creating a level crossing and not allowing it to be used . Cyclists will ride on pavement after using dropped ... [more]

Didsbury Manchester Corrections @BBCNWT - road space NOT parking space; Vehicle tax NOT road tax https://twitter.com/DJLewisUK/status/1093222881448873984 LAs can do something to stop pavement parking @livingstreets @MayorofGM @DJLewisUK @R ... [more]

@oisinshare @firststreetmcr https://t.co/hus6z4ZZft Ed: We're told it will be moved soon: https://twitter.com/firststreetmcr/status/1064815558196191233

UPDATE Jan 2019 - Looks like these bins have been elocated !! Manchester Metropolitan University Bonsall Street Hulme Manchester a cycle junction is impeded and made unsafe by 2 large bins and 2 small bins belonging to MMU @ManMetUni @Green ... [more]

UPDATE June 2020 https://twitter.com/OurTurnMoss/status/1269235529406713857 https://safestreetstrafford.commonplace.is/comments/5edbd5a633f71e655bd3aeba/ and email saferstreets@manchester.gov.uk @OurTurnMoss currently talking with local c ... [more]

I have reinstated MY photo of this location . Not sure why MY photos keep being removed . NB They are my photos and NOT google's A new high kerb is placed on cycle lane an obstacle for contraflow cycles https://www.cyclestreets.net/locatio ... [more]

Sackville St Manchester UPDATE The University have replied "Although this area is marked following the completion of GEIC building, it is ambiguous for cyclists at the moment we admit. We are currently working on changes to the paths aroun ... [more]

A rare photograph of a family of wild Sheffield Stands.

Cross Street approaching John Dalton St and Princess St. traffic signals do not detect cycle approach . A novice cyclist would cycle between the rail and the kerb - it is not certain whether there is a detection loop here, to pick any cyc ... [more]

Manchester Chorlton St Werburgh's Tram Station. Barriers before crossing tram line. Not great and worse still they are pointed at the top corners. Compare with the other side of the crossing rounded corners. #99646 https://twitter.com/Cyc ... [more]

Manchester Chorlton St Werburgh's Tram Station. . Barriers before crossing tram line. Not great but at least they are rounded at the top corners. Compre with the other side of the crossing and the rib breaking sharp corners #99647 https:/ ... [more]

Chorlton Brook bridge a couple struggled to get their bikes over the horse-steps. They were on a 2 week holiday with camping equipment, one heavily loaded bike, one loaded bike with trailer; so it was difficult to get the former through kis ... [more]

Restrictive chicane barriers on NCN60, alongside GMPolice's Claytonbrook site.

Multiple obstacles on NCN60 in Gorton, Manchester. Various ways through, each with a different level of risk.

Closed road alongside the railway viaduct at the University of Manchester - what a shame it's closed to cycling

Closed road alongside the railway viaduct at the University of Manchester - what a shame it's closed to cycling

A perfect place to park at the University of Manchester (the sign is a bit odd - presumably the footway is still the footway and the cycleway is on the carriageway)

A perfect place to park at the University of Manchester

Concrete strip and broken fence across path at road crossing.

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

Barrier with gaps at each side on Hendham Vale

A very poor entrance to the Hendham Vale path next to Queen's Park.

A chicane barrier each side of the gate in Queen's Park, but with the cycle route heading for the Hendham Vale path to the right, why exit the park here at all? See also #72646.

A gate at the entrance to Queen's Park, with gaps at either side for cycling and walking. However, the red sign says "No Unauthorised Vehicles" without saying if cycles are allowed. The rising bollards behind the gate appear to be a bit ... [more]

#space4parking on the footway by MMU's new Birley Fields development. Note the man in the white van carrying a fire extinguisher was genuinely loading but had to stop in the carriageway as all the loading bays were parked in. Also note the ... [more]

Mid-path barrier on the Fallowfield Loop, near St Werburgh's Road Metrolink Station

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.

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

Mersey Path TPT South Manchester in Didsbury. If you do decide to restrict cycle flow by placing barriers please make the barrier ends rounded. Picture on the left shows rounded corners on the access barrier but NOT on the railing end. The ... [more]

This is supposed to be a cycle lane, not an obstacle course @MikeKaneMP , lunatics and asylum springs to mind ! http://t.co/LK59Raj36M

Manchester NCN60 and NCN62 Chorlton/Sale border near Jackson's Boat Pub. A set of steps is to be removed and replaced with a ramp suitable for cycles. Jackson's Bridge will be closed from 19th to 21st Feb and 18th to 20th March for upgradin ... [more]

Palatine Road South Manchester approaching Lapwing Lane. Reported by @billypilgrimage Signs are placed on the MANDATORY cycle lane.

Palatine Road South Manchester approaching Lapwing Lane. Reported by @billypilgrimage Signs are placed on the already narrow cycle lane.

'How to restrict access to a cycle path' by RX51PXF. It was here for several hours, and there was plenty of space nearby if they wanted to be more considerate. Maybe the driver believed they had a 'right' to obstruct the pavement and droppe ... [more]

Obstacles to trailers

Pinch point; there is a space left to the left where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

Pinch point; there is a space left to the right where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

CTC/Cyclenation workshop

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