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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.)

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

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.

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.

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.

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]

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]

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]

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.

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

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone to find the new section of cycle lane on St. Johns Street obstructed! See #29978 for perspective.

New shared use pathway on Goojerat Rd.

A new path underconstruction on Berechurch Rd alongside two pre-existing ones.

Short bit of mandatory cycle lane directing cyclists onto the shared use path, at The Crescent.

Cycle lane alongside Butt Road.

What will be a shared-use path between Westway and a new development in Essex Hall Rd. It could go further however and form a link with North Station (see #30424).

New drop kerb and something resembling a stretch of cycle lane, on Southway. Cycling is now permitted on this pavement, somewhat controversially.

Cycle Colchester's final flurry: paint a few cycle symbols on the pavement and we've got a cycle route... or not. Part of a series of changes to this area without any forethought. See: #29975, #29977, and #29978.

A silly strip of 'cycle lane' inside a parking bay, at an awkward angle, and leading nowhere (either way-- see #29977). See #29979 for where it is intended to lead (in this direction), even though the symbol is facing only one way...

A silly strip of 'cycle lane' inside a parking bay, at an awkward angle, and leading nowhere (either way-- see #29978). Part of Cycle Colchester's final flurry.

The section of cycle path on East St. has been remarked. Nothing has been done however to address the flooding that occurs everytime it rains.

Cycle lane entry/exit into a parking bay (see also #28884) at the Garrison. This bad practice can also be seen at Leisure World (see #20567).

Cycle lane entry/exit into a parking bay (see also #28885) at the Garrison. This bad practice can also be seen at Leisure World (see #20567).

Ambiguous new road markings in Port Lane. Are cyclists being encouraged onto the pavement or to turn left? The path doesn't last long before a brick wall ends it abruptly.

Shared-use path between George Williams Way and Magdalen Street.

Pedestrian entrance to the new Sainsbury's. It should also be the cyclists entrance since it is the most direct route, and closest to some of the cycle parking. The plans depict a pedestrian crossing in the road at this point, and a drop ... [more]

Hawkins Wharf leads to a pleasant riverside walk (see #27333), Hythe Quay, and currently Colne Causeway.

Once the Hawkins Wharf development is finished, the riverside walk will be a pleasant cycle way.

The new 'Topsail Footbridge' between Hythe Quay and Hawkins Wharf is now open. It is a shared-use brdige, however the ugly and tight chicane inhibits cyclists access to it. No drop kerb has been added to the pavement, again making it diffic ... [more]

Cut-through between Norman Way and its lay-by (leading to the Shrub End Road crossing, see #27321). Useful for those cycling to/from The Commons. Either side of the bollard is rather narrow, and there seems no reason for it to be. The ov ... [more]

Widened shared path on Boadicea Way. Note the crossing (see #27324) in the background with 'Cyclists Dismount' signs.

Dreaded 'Cyclists Dismount' signs appear at a crossing point on Boadicea Way.

Deciding where to put segregation line on widened pathway on Boadicea Way.

New widened, shared pathway on Boadicea Way, lacking a formal crossing point.

New section of cycle lane, between the Shrub End Road crossing and Norman Way lay-by.

Start of a shared path alongside Berechurch Hall Road, leading to Town Centre and Friday Woods.

Lucy Lane North is a dead-end for motorists, but cyclists and pedestrians can continue to Lucy Lane South, the other side of the A12, via an underpass (see #27203 and #27204).

Lucy Lane South is a dead-end for motorists, but cyclists and pedestrians can continue to Lucy Lane North, the other side of the A12, via an underpass (see #27203 and #27204).

Disappointing there will be no link between Berechurch Road and the Garrison Route at this point.

The new path connecting Ypres Road to the Garrison network is open but awaiting the top layer. Not clear yet what is happening to the other path.

The path across King George Field has been resurfaced, and new bollards with Cycle Colchester's 'Share the Space' campaign stickers installed. Note the space to the left of the path, and tree to the right. Given that, why was the route s ... [more]

New bollards with Cycle Colchester's 'Share the Space' campaign stickers along this path across King George Field.

This could be a useful cut-through between Broadlands Way (thus the High Woods route and NCN Route 1) and Ipswich Road, but cycling is prohibited, and the chicanes make it awkward.

This could be a useful cut-through between Ipswich Road and Broadlands Way (connecting to the High Woods route and NCN Route 1), but cycling is prohibited, and the chicanes make it awkward.

Nettles intrude the shared-use path between Cowdray Avenue and Havering Close (part of NCN Route 1), reducing its useable width.

No doubt that sign used to say 'Cyclists Dismount' and the marking on the pavement, 'END'. The path was also probably somewhat wider than it is today.

Link between Spring Lane and Cymbeline Way.

Prominent bicycles and little feet mark the way into Stanway Primary. On the other side of the gates is sheltered cycle parking.

Construction of new cycleway connecting the Garrison route to Ypres Road and further along, Circular Road South.

The long-awaited toucan crossing of Layer Road, linking the Boadicea Way cycle lane and Garrison route is taking shape.

Adding the top layer at the new Layer Road toucan crossing.

Video cycling along The Commons. In this short clip, no less than twelve vehicles are legally parked in the 'cycle lane'.

The shared-use path alongside Petrolea Close is blocked while the path is dug up (see #25666).

The Petrolea Close cycle lane is blocked while it is dug up.

The shared-use path alongside Petrolea Close is blocked while the path is dug up (see #25666).

Construction of the long-awaited crossing of Layer Road, connecting the Boadicea Way cycle path and the Garrison Route has begun. As part of the works the bus stop is being relocated.

The shared-use path along Boadicea Way has finally been widened along its length (see #22587). The top layer will be added once the crossing is ready (see #25452).

Work has begun on the long-awaited crossing of Layer Road, connecting the cycle path along Boadicea Way and the Garrison Route.

New cycle path under construction connecting Berechurch Road to the Garrison Route.

New cycle path under construction connecting Circular Road South and the Garrison Route.

New cycle path under construction formally connecting Ypres Road to the Garrison Route.

New cycle path under construction connecting Ypres Road and the Garrison Route to Berechurch Road.

Layer Road is easily wide enough to accomodate a segregated cycle lane on both sides of the road.

Layer Road is easily wide enough to accomodate a segregated cycle lane on both sides of the road.

The cycle lane is temporarily closed. The 'Cyclists Dismount' sign is enormous! There is no need for the barriers between the road and the footpath (it's quite common for paths to be directly beside a road!), they are obstructing visibil ... [more]

The cycle lane is temporarily closed. The 'Cyclists Dismount' sign is enormous! There is no need for the barriers between the road and the footpath (it's quite common for paths to be directly beside a road!), they are obstructing visibil ... [more]

The cycle lane alongside Butt Road ends abruptly, throwing cyclists into two lanes of traffic.

New road markings to indicate NCN Route 51 continues along the pavement.

The entrance to High Woods Country Park at Broadlands Way ('Southern Slopes') has had a dramatic makeover (see #22597).

There were barriers along this stretch of Napier Road to stop cars parking in it and blocking the cycle lane (see #19165), but they have been removed and it is now being used as a temporary bus stop while Mersea Road (northbound) is closed.

Distillery Lane isn't suitable for road bikes.

Cycle lane from Colne Causeway to King Edward Quay.

Cycle lane alongside Colne Causeway.

Cycle lane alongside Colne Causeway.

It isn't clear why this apparently mandatory cycle lane appears on Hawthorn Avenue, or why it directs cyclists to the pavement here.

Cycle lane alongside Axial Way.

Cycle lane alongside Severalls Lane (part of NCN Route 1). There's one on the other side of the road, too (see #21958).

Cycle lane alongside Severalls Lane (part of NCN Route 1). There's one on the other side of the road, too (see #21959).

The cycle lane alongside Severalls Lane (part of NCN Route 1) has good segregation.

The cycle lane alongside Severalls Lane has good segregation.

Cycle lane between Monkwick Avenue, and Monkwick Junior School.

New markings on this useful route between Winstree Road and NCN Route 1. (See #21433 for how it looked before.)

New markings on this useful route between Winstree Road and NCN Route 1.

New route sign for Town Centre on North Station Road, and a cycle lane which starts one side of the bridge, and ends the other leaving cyclists to merge back into traffic.

Amazingly pedestrians and cyclists have priority over motor vehicles here. Probably because the road only leads to an overflow carpark that is rarely used and therefore doesn't affect traffic flow.

Entry/exit to the cycle lane is rendered useless by the parking bays, outside Tenpin.

Apt warning sign to motorists of cyclists presence on Church Lane given the gradient and corner. The road to the left, and continuing straight on is part of NCN Route 1; Church Lane is also the route between Lexden and Prettygate (The Commo ... [more]

Short section of "cycle lane" within a bus lane at the bottom of Mile End Road.

Cycle lane between Harvard Court and Kinlett Close.

Cycle lane between Kinlett Close and Harvard Court.

Cycle lane leading to High Woods Country Park. Cycling is allowed through here, but there is no easy way to gain access to it.

Cycle lane alongside Enville Way.

Shared path leading to the Garrison Sports Ground and thereafter nowhere!

Advisory cycle lane on North Station Road.

From Napier Road onto Mersea Road the crossing is cyclable, but the route lasts just metres either side of it (finishing at the end of white railings).

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