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NCN1 on one of the lit paths crossing the park.

Bollards in the NCN1 path.

NCN1 path down the side of the bowling alley.

Cycle path alongside Petrolea Close opposite retail park

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

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.

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]

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.

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

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]

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.

Shared use pathway following the trajectory of the old Boundary Road, with the new A133 junction in the background.

Shared use pathway following the trajectory of the old Boundary Road.

Shared use pathway alongside the remodelled Boundary Road.

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

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

New route sign and drop kerb for access to Sallary Brook from Sherbourne Road.

The path between Sallary Brook and Avon Way is marked as a direct line on the latest Cycle Colchester town map... the reality is somewhat different: pick the wrong fork and you will be met with steps. See also #30909 and #30910.

The path between Sallary Brook and Avon Way is marked as a direct line on the latest Cycle Colchester town map... the reality is somewhat different. See also #30909 and #30911.

The path between Sallary Brook and Avon Way is marked as a direct line on the latest Cycle Colchester town map... the reality is somewhat different. See also #30910 and #30911.

The cycle path alongside Circular Road North has had drop kerbs added to it and a large vehicle-sized section paved beyond it, dissecting the path. According to the contractors this is not a road but an emergency access. It is frustrating t ... [more]

The cycle path alongside Circular Road North has had drop kerbs added to it and a large vehicle-sized section paved beyond it, dissecting the path. According to the contractors this is not a road but an emergency access. It is frustrating t ... [more]

The cycle path alongside Circular Road North has had drop kerbs added to it and a large vehicle-sized section paved beyond it, dissecting the path. According to the contractors this is not a road but an emergency access. See also #30898 and ... [more]

The footpath between St. Johns Road and St. Cyrus Road is marked on the latest Cycle Colchester map as being a cycle route, yet there there is a series of awkward chicanes to negotiate. See also #30895.

The footpath between St. Cyrus Road and St. Johns Road is marked on the latest Cycle Colchester map as being a cycle route, yet there there is a series of awkward chicanes (this one is particuarly tight) to negotiate. See also #30896.

This footpath off St. Cyrus Road is marked on the latest Cycle Colchester map as being a cycle route, yet there is no drop kerb, and an awkward chicane to negotiate before continuing across the road. See also #30893.

This footpath off St. Cyrus Road is marked on the latest Cycle Colchester map as being a cycle route, yet there is no drop kerb, and an awkward chicane to negotiate. See also #30894.

This footpath off Chalfont Road is marked on the latest Cycle Colchester map as being a cycle route, yet there is no drop kerb, nor markings on the road to stop cars parking here and blocking access.

Pathway leading to the riverside walk by Hawkins Wharf, and Hythe Quay.

There is no barrier between the pathway and the river, making this section of the riverside walk a hazard at present. It's unclear whether the path will continue up to Colne Causeway or not -- it would make connecting to the Wivenhoe Trail ... [more]

Useful cut-through between Lucy Close and London Road; just lacking dropped kerb.

Useful cut-through between London Road and Lucy Close.

When the new Sainsbury's opens, this will likely be the most convenient route in for cyclists from London Road. It is strictly a footpath, and has some awkward 90 degree corners (see #27176) but it is the most direct entry to the store (and ... [more]

If this is the extent of cycle parking (8 Sheffield stands) at the new 140,000 sq ft Sainsbury's, then it is pittance, especially since there are some 845 car parking spaces. Also note the 90 degree turns in the path which will likely be ... [more]

Cycling isn't permitted on this useful and wide path from Philip Morant School, Rembrandt Way, which forks off into three different directions.

Track/path leading to Irvine Road.

One of two unnecessary chicanes (see #26414) on the footpath beside Irvine Road Allotment.

The first of two unnecessary chicanes (see #26415) on the footpath beside Irvine Road Allotment.

Pathway linking Peace Road and London Road though cycling is prohibited (see #26348).

Cycling is prohibited along this path linking London Road and Peace Road.

A most obstructive and unnecessarily complex "gate" has finally been removed from NCN Route 51. Just a shame the route cannot continue traffic-free instead of joining the road at Haddon Park.

The excellent new pathway from Southern Slopes through High Woods Country Park is still under construction.

Excellent new pathway from Southern Slopes through High Woods Country Park.

New pathway through High Woods Country Park splits here; Route 1 continues to the right, through the tunnel (#22598) to Broadlands Way.

Excellent new pathway from Southern Slopes through High Woods Country Park.

Cyclists are left with a narrow drop kerb at 90 degrees to the path to avoid the barriers on Boundary Road.

Widened cycle path from the University access road down to Boundary Road. The shingle surface makes cycling this twisty slope a dangerous experience. Note it has been topped up with stones at the top.

Widened cycle track leading up to the University from Boundary Road. This shingle is a dreadful surface to cycle on, especially on a twisty slope (see #22593).

Not all of the path alongside Boadicea Way has been widened and no effort has been made to make it look neat.

As with Avon Way (see #20867) and Circular Road North (see #22583), this nice wide shared pathway alongside Boadicea Way lacks priority over side roads.

Nice wide shared pathway alongside Boadicea Way.

There is no indication at either end of the newly widened shared pathway alongside Circular Road North that it isn't finished yet. At this point the entire path is blocked.

The widened shared pathway alongside Circular Road North isn't quite finished (note the lack of drop kerbs and obstruction in the distance (see #22584)). The Council still insist on using 'Cyclists Dismount' signs despite pleas to the cy ... [more]

Nicely widened shared pathway alongside Circular Road North.

Shared use pathway alongside United Way.

New widened pathway between Monkwick Avenue and the Garrison network of paths. There needs to be a route sign here.

New Shared Pathway sign at beginning of Alyssum Walk, off St. Andrews Avenue. Notice the patches of tar where railings and bollards once stood (see #20786). It's just a shame the drop kerb hasn't been extended to the full width of the pa ... [more]

New route sign for Town Centre and Shared Pathway sign, at entrance to Alyssum Walk. If this is the intended route (see #21917) for Greenstead Centre, then there should be a sign for it here. Notice the four patches of tar where railings ... [more]

Cycle path between Chalfont Road and Ipswich Road. The sign is graffitied so much it is illegible.

What better way to mark a new development than with a new 'End of Route' sign, on Cowdray Avenue. Cyclists waiting at the bicycle crossing (see #21802) will be blocking this pavement. The road has been resurfaced to beyond the 4x4 in the ... [more]

The pathway into the new estate off Cowdray Avenue will be one of shared use.

Greenstead has a good network of wide pathways making it possible to navigate traffic-free, if only there were route signs.

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