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Bicycle-shaped cycle parking and track pump outside Halfords. There are also some Cyclehoops attached to the wall.

Puddle across the width of the riverside shared use pathway, part of National Cycle Network Route 51.

The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71971, #71972).

The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71971, #71973).

The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71972, #71973).

The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71971, #71972, #71973).

Knitted covers on these Sheffield stands.

New double yellow lines and a nice big shared-use sign on this stretch of NCN Route 1, off Cowdray Avenue. (It was previously being used as a car park -- see #60192.)

Eight Sheffield cycle stands were removed* from the High Street (see #17765) at the end of March, 2015, to make way for Colchester Market, which would be moving there, Fri - Sun. No alternative provision was planned at that time, and still ... [more]

Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street. See also #65992.

You needn't have a quality bike but if you cherish what you ride use a decent lock and mind where you lock it. Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street. See also #65993.

Bikes locked to railings at the bottom of Sheergate Steps suggesting a need for more cycle stands in the area.

West Quay is not part of the National Cycle Network!

Short section of mandatory cycle lane leading to Creffield Medical Centre.

The Wivenhoe Trail: a lovely route but an awful path.

Width, safety, and comfort dramatically reduced by Essex County Council's insistence that the parapets are protected by obstructive, unnecessary means. Take to the left of the concrete bollards (when the sign for motorists isn't in place ... [more]

Width, safety, and comfort dramatically reduced by Essex County Council's insistence that the parapets are protected by obstructive, unnecessary means. See also #62514.

Priorities are evident at this new development.

Finally, the return of cycle parking to Colchester Town station.

This drop kerb, leading to a puddle, is barely wide enough for a pram, making a mockery of the markings. The insufficient width makes approach to it a much tighter angle than should be necessary, and should there be another path user there, ... [more]

Homebase, Toll Gate, Colchester. Has good cycle parking in size, unfortunately they block it with shop displays or is cluttered up with uncollected trolleys. Complaints havent made a difference too. Another example: http://cycle.st/p5227 ... [more]

Homebase, Toll Gate, Colchester. Has good cycle parking in size, unfortunately they block it with shop displays or is cluttered up with uncollected trolleys. Complaints havent made a difference too. Another example: http://cycle.st/p5227 ... [more]

Cycle Parking, Sainsbury at Priory Walk, Colchester. Good amount for the size of the store.

Other view of cycle lane on Turner Road, can clearly see Buses parking over it than wait for a clear spot at the bus spot.

Aldi, has some good Cycle parking. Only issue I have is that you have to walk across the entrance/exit of car park & the cars do turn into the car park too quick.

The Range, Cowdray Ave. The only cycle parking constantly blocked by their shop displays they use 2 parking bays for. Despite no. of complaints nothing gets done.

Turner road approach to roundabout, cycle lane just stops at traffic lights & no ASL to help go right at roundabout. Also Bus stop on left & buses can cut across in front of cyclist entering &/or leaving it.

Cycle parking at St Johns Church hall, the Ipswich Road entrance.

Spot the cycle racks at The Range! There are two Sheffield stands amongst the plants -- see #35729.

On a cold, wet, and windy day a great number of cyclists turned out for the Colchester Cycle Champions weekly LEAP ride to greet and cycle with CTC CEO Gordon Seabright.

It is approaching two years since the Colchester Town station cycle parking was removed (see #22196). It was at the time made a priority of Cycle Colchester, though no solution ever materialised, and notices stating 'No parking of cycles ... [more]

Cycle parking at the new Magistrates Court. It is right by the entrance, but poorly sited (see also #36477).

Cycle parking at the new Magistrates Court. It is right by the entrance, but spacing could be better (see also #36478)

Two trees have been set in the middle of the Wivenhoe Trail (Sustrans Route 51), at Hythe Quay, seriously hindering cyclists passage of this well-used and liked traffic free route.

Nice wide shared-use pavement giving good permeability between St Leonard's Road and the new housing estate of Lenz Close and Peache Road.

Cycling is now permitted in Lower Castle Park, so long as cyclists stay between the green lines. The cycling prohibited signs have been relocated (see #36150), and new painted signs layed.

Awkward drop kerb and badly maintained ramp from Cowdray Ave cycle path onto the adjacent side road.

There is a new ASL beyond the bus, here on St Johns Street in town centre. The issue however, is the cycle lane leading to it on the left. There is simply not enough space for it, whether the bus is in the middle of the lane or not. Cycl ... [more]

How to ruin a perfectly good cycle path? Cover it in gravel. The sweeping bends always felt like an attempt to thwart speeding down this hill, but covered in gravel no-one is going to be travelling at any speed for fear of coming off the ... [more]

Access from Ypres Road to the Garrison Route. It appears that either the path has been laid too far over or the dropkerbs are misaligned. The non-reflective bollard should be ripped out, and the gravel replaced with good ol' tarmac (as t ... [more]

Two new cycle racks at The Range. If you didn't know they were there, you probably wouldn't find them as they're out of sight tucked away behind the built-out entrance.

There's no doubting it's 'End of Route' -- there's a fence in the way!

At the same time bike symbols finally graced this bit of cycle lane (see also #35716) in Crouch St, so did what appears to be a parking or loading bay. This bay explains why the drop kerb is so much wider than the narrow "elephant feet" cro ... [more]

This cycle lane on Crouch St had been awaiting symbols since its creation sometime ago. They are now in place, along with unwelcome symbols in the shape of a parking/loading bay (see #35717). If vans or cars are to be parked in this narr ... [more]

Bike symbol on Crouch St indicating desire line into the underpass has been moved (see #34314). Not sure why the bike isn't facing the traffic... The safest approach, and the only one with clear vision of both the pavement and underpass ... [more]

Little bike symbols in the gutter (see #34312) along Crouch St have been burned off and replaced by some larger ones, in the centre of the lane. At this point the symbols were suggesting a desire line that would bring cyclists into confl ... [more]

Little bike symbols in the gutter (see #34309) along Crouch St have been burned off and replaced by some larger ones, in the centre of the lane.

The beginning and end of it. This is a short section of cycle path (shared use) leading from the Essex Yeomanry Way toucan, to the junction with Tollgate Drive. Look by the brick wall on the left and you'll see the 'End of Route' sign, a ... [more]

Cycle path into Sainsbury's from Essex Yeomanry Way.

Cycle path at the rear of Sainsbury's.

Shopping trolleys littered around and between the uncovered cycle parking at Sainsbury's.

The grit bin and ash tray are still obstructing cycle racks and have been since the store opened (see #27339).

Shared use paths either side of the this new road between the A133 and the University of Essex. The left side follows the trajectory of the old Boundary Road, while the right side leads to the new A133 crossing and onto Greenstead.

Shared use pathway alongside new slip road from the A133 to Essex University's Knowledge Gateway.

Unsigned, rubbish cycle parking at the Wilson Marriage Centre.

New 'Cyclists proceed with caution' pavement "sign" at the end of the Crouch Street East cycle lane. There is a lot to take in at this junction, and nothing bar this "sign" to aid the cyclist, or prompt them as to where hazards may be: ... [more]

Construction of a shared use pathway between the Riverside Quarter and East Street has some way to go yet.

The shared use pathway between the Riverside Quarter and East Street will be wide and well-lit.

A shared use pathway will link the Riverside Quarter development to East Street.

This will be the access from Cowdray Avenue to a shared use pathway between the Riverside Quarter and East Street.

New chicane at the entrance to the Garrison network. Still nothing to stop motorists parking in the bay directly in front of it (see #28885).

Visibility has been improved on this section of riverside pathway (NCN Route 51) since several obstructive barriers have been removed and vegetation been cut back. It would be improved still further if all the barriers were removed.

Bollards have been added to the large drop kerbed section of pathway alongside Circular Road North. One is actually on the cycle path, and none are reflective in any way.

New cycle "crossing" in Crouch St. Still no symbols in the path to the right, but with all the illegal parking it's probably been hard to find a time when it's clear...

New shared use pathway alongside the A133 which connects Salary Brook (#34305) to the new junction with the University Boundary Rd.

New pathway (see also #34305) from Salary Brook leading up to a new shared use path alongside the A133 (see #34306), which leads to a new at level junction with the University Boundary Rd. This should save a great deal of students from c ... [more]

New pathway (see also #34305) from Salary Brook leading up to a new shared use path alongside the A133 (see #34306), which leads to a new at level junction with the University Boundary Rd. This should save a great deal of students from c ... [more]

Either side of this boardwalk has been repaved, at level (see #20796). Why wasn't it removed, and paved as well?

Repaved section of the Salary Brook/University route, but only as far as the boardwalk (see #34303).

As part of 'Highway Improvements' to Crouch St, two of the Sheffield stands (see #28878) have been relocated further along. They are far too close to the kerb and together, meaning they won't be able to accomodate the four bikes they should ... [more]

As part of 'Highway Improvements' to Crouch St, two of the Sheffield stands (see #28878) have been relocated further along, on the other side of the road.

Seven Sheffield stands at the new Firstsite building. Note there is just 500mm between each stand.

As part of 'Highway Improvements' to Crouch St, half the cycle parking (see #28878) has been relocated approximately 60 metres away, here on Head Street.

The covers are finally off the "new" crossing of Layer Road.

Months after the new Crouch St cycle lane was installed it is being ripped up for alterations after a petition from local traders.

Crouch Street traders have started a petition against the controversial cycle path. This is a poster displayed in a number of shop windows.

The new cycle path between Bilsdale Close and Ipswich Road (see #33430) has a barrier preventing cyclists from joining/leaving it. Should a cyclist want to connect to St Johns Close (where the bollards are, across the road) they must dismou ... [more]

New cycle path between Bilsdale Close and Ipswich Road. See also #33431.

These guard rails leave nowhere for a cyclist to go should there be an incident on the road.

The CTC Cycle Champions weekly market stall has proved to be a great success, providing information and give aways as well as free bike checks by Cycle Tech Colchester.

The surface of the High Woods Route (forming part of National Cycle Network Route 1) is breaking up already, less than two years since its launch. Cycle Colchester's pledge to provide "first class cycling routes" seems a little empty now ... [more]

The surface of the High Woods Route (forming part of National Cycle Network Route 1) is breaking up already, less than two years since its launch. Cycle Colchester's pledge to provide "first class cycling routes" seems a little empty now ... [more]

The surface of the High Woods Route is breaking up already, less than two years since its launch. Cycle Colchester's pledge to provide "first class cycling routes" seems a little empty now. See also #33414 and #33415.

Cyclists and pedestrians having to make way for motor vehicles on what should be a segregated facility... Not sure this was Cycle Colchester's idea of 'Share the Space', but this is the reality when Kings Meadow is opened up for use as a ... [more]

Remove the dreadful chicane, add a drop kerb, and this is a perfectly good link between Old Heath Road and Littlebury Gardens.

Cycle parking at Parsons Heath Medical Practice.

Covered cycle parking at Mill Road Surgery.

Bollards are one thing but low wooden posts without reflection on one side and signs jutting out are quite another. At the new Riverside Quarter development.

Shared use path at the new Riverside Quarter.

The path between Clarendon Way and Cowdray Avenue now forms part of a cycle route, but chicanes remain (see also #30947), and no drop kerb has been added to enable access, nor any road markings to ward off motorists parking directly in fron ... [more]

Two awkward chicanes remain on the path between Clarendon Way and Cowdray Avenue despite it now forming part of a cycling route. This one in particular seems wholly unnecessary since there is another metres away (see #30950), and the other ... [more]

The path between Cowdray Avenue and Clarendon Way has been relayed, an awkward chicane removed, and the restriction on cycling lifted (although it is unsigned but marked on the latest Cycle Colchester town map).

The new path between Westway and Essex Hall Road is very pleasant if a little steep in places.

Construction of the new pathway between Westway and Essex Hall Road, and eventually North Station.

The new pathway between Westway and Essex Hall Road has been opened up somewhat prematurely.

Bridge and signage on the new shared use path between Westway and Essex Hall Road, and eventually North Station.

New shared use pathway between Westway and Essex Hall Road, and eventually North Station.

The pathway's between Harwich Road and Lime Avenue have been widened (see #20809) and 'Share the Space' bollard installed (missing its sticker). It still suffers from the access being at a bus stop, which may be why no drop kerb has been in ... [more]

One of two paths between Lime Avenue and Harwich Road that has been widened (see also #30913) and 'Share the Space' bollard installed (missing its sticker).

One of two paths between Lime Avenue and Harwich Road to have been widened (see #20790 and #30914) and 'Share the Space' bollard installed.

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