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All photos in & around Colchester

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88661Photo #88661A short section of cycle lane isn't enough for a parent to allow her kids to cycle on the road, after cycling along the riverside path.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88660Photo #88660Modal filtering at Middleborough by means of a contraflow bus lane.Road environment:
Good practice
road
88659Photo #88659Cycle lanes, a weight restriction and a box junction on the bridge over the River Colne.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88658Photo #88658NCN1 forks right here, but only indicated by stickers on the lamppost. The path ahead leads towards the main railway station, so could be widened to match the NCN1 path.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88657Photo #88657NCN1 on one of the lit paths crossing the park.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88656Photo #88656Middle Mill Weir and some cycle parking stands.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
88655Photo #88655Information on where cycling is and is not allowed in Castle Park.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88654Photo #88654Dos and Don'ts in Castle Park.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
88653Photo #88653The exit from Castle Park onto NCN1 at Middle Mill, and straight ahead the continuing riverside walkway.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
88652Photo #88652"Share the Space" in Castle Park.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
88651Photo #88651A person cycling through Castle Park.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
88650Photo #88650Cycling is now allowed on the main path through Castle Park, but not on any other path therein.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88506Photo #88506Route sign for lit route to town centre. The path over the bridge is lit, but not the route through Castle Park or the riverside walk.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88505Photo #88505A nice new replacement bridge over the River Colne, but the signs obscure visibility of each other. Also on a round pole, rather than the square poles used elsewhere locally.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88504Photo #88504A nice replacement bridge over the River Colne, but a pity about the tactiles being the wrong type. The sign reads "Please give way to pedestrians on bridge".Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88503Photo #88503I didn't appreciate it at the time, but this is the junction of NCN1 and NCN51. The sign seems to have lost an arm since #27125 was taken.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88502Photo #88502A priority crossing for NCN1 over the road to the overflow carpark, but the alignment could be better.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88501Photo #88501An internal car park road yields to the cycle path, and is closed off with bollards when not in use.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88500Photo #88500Bollards in the NCN1 path.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
88499Photo #88499NCN1 path down the side of the bowling alley.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88498Photo #88498The cycle track adjacent to Cowdray Avenue, with counter.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88497Photo #88497Another view of the road crossing in #88496 on route to the railway station, with NCN1 signage for route via Colchester town centre via a crossing across Cowdray Avenue.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88496Photo #88496A minor sideroad crossing on the Cowdray Avenue cycle track. I don't think the Dutch would do it like this!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88463Photo #88463A bit messy, but the footbridge across Turner Road from #88392 comes down here, and cycling across it is allowed.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88462Photo #88462I think this is actually the end of a cycle route, at Colchester (mainline) railway station.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88461Photo #88461Shared-use footways on Turner Road outside Colchester station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88460Photo #88460Quiet on a Sunday morning, but plenty of room for motoring under the Turner Road railway bridge in Colchester. The lane the cyclist is in is a bus lane.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88459Photo #88459Just some of the cycle parking at Colchester (mainline) station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
88458Photo #88458A 'Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway' sign in order to cross a road to get to the next piece of shared-use footway.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
88457Photo #88457A shared-use footway through a bus stop near Colchester station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88456Photo #88456An 'End of Route' sign marks the end of this cycle route, but another route starts on the footway across the road. It can't be related to this one, can it?Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88416Photo #88416A narrow line-segregated cycleway alongside the Westway. I wonder if the designer thinks it is possible to pass someone coming the other way without crossing the white line. But no-one is likely to get into trouble for doing so.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88415Photo #88415Poor sightlines at uncontrolled road crossing from narrow line-segregated cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88414Photo #88414The direct route to Colchester town centre has traffic restrictions so the sign for car drivers points towards the Westway, unlike the sign for cyclists.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
88413Photo #88413Traffic restrictions on residential North Station Road, to try and move through car traffic onto the Westway.Road environment:
Good practice
road
88412Photo #88412A cycle lane suddenly appears on North Station Road, approaching another roundabout, just when cyclists need to be positioning themselves further to the right unless they happen to be turning left.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88411Photo #88411Traffic restrictions to try and move through car traffic onto the Westway instead of North Station Road.Road environment:
Good practice
road
88410Photo #88410A shared-use footway around the Albert Roundabout, but what happens around the corner? Does the lack of an 'End of Route' sign imply it continues, or should cyclists go back onto the road?Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88409Photo #88409A shared-use footway around the Albert Roundabout, with toucan crossings across some arms. But the path in the foreground is just a footway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88408Photo #88408A wide 40mph A-road but no room for a dedicated cycleway on this side. Just a shared footway on the opposite side.Road environment:
Problem
road
88407Photo #88407Jumping between footway and carriageway cycling at each roundabout, but with no obvious thought given to the transition.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88398Photo #88398Just a sticker on a lamppost for directions. Proper signage should be used, especially for on-road routes where cyclists may have to make a turn decision with an impatient car driver trying to get past.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88397Photo #88397An arrow sticker has been added since #21167Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88396Photo #88396So I guess anyone seeing the state of the track ahead will be on the lookout for evidence that the cycle route does turn here, but still the sticker on the fencepost behind the mesh is not nearly adequate signage. The whole corner could be tidied up considerably, and the land aquired to eliminate the double-back.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
88395Photo #88395An attempt has been made to brighten up this narrow passageway under the railway, but no-one has come back to keep it in good order.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88394Photo #88394A route sign for the route to the right on a square post, but only stickers for the route straight ahead through the tunnel.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88393Photo #88393Cycle path alongside Petrolea Close opposite retail parkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88392Photo #88392Barriers for the sake of it, and it looks like people cut around the side.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88391Photo #88391The white line appears to suggest the cycle route crosses the road, but the shared use provision continues straight ahead.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88373Photo #88373A pink tricycle being used to advertise boat trips from West Mersea.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
88371Photo #88371Cycle parking at the sports and community centre in West Mersea.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
85244Photo #85244Sunken drain southbound between Great Tey & Marks Tey. Reported to the council.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
72531Photo #72531Compacted gravel (although top surface is still rather loose) has been added atop the resurfaced section of shared-use pathway through High Woods Country Park.

See also #70739.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
72160Photo #72160Bicycle-shaped cycle parking and track pump outside Halfords. There are also some Cyclehoops attached to the wall.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
72146Photo #72146Puddle across the width of the riverside shared use pathway, part of National Cycle Network Route 51.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71973Photo #71973The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71971, #71972).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71972Photo #71972The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71971, #71973).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71971Photo #71971The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71970, #71972, #71973).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71970Photo #71970The shared use cycle path between Bergholt Road Allotments and North Station is badly broken up (see also #71971, #71972, #71973).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71183Photo #71183Knitted covers on these Sheffield stands.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
70739Photo #70739Some of the shared use pathway through High Woods Country Park has been resurfaced (see #65169 prior to resurfacing). Unclear if it's going to remain as it is or have a gravel coating applied to be in keeping with original path, or when the remainder of the path will be resurfaced.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
68115Photo #68115New 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.)
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
67200Photo #67200Eight 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 (July, 2015) there is nothing in place in that area.

The application (www.planning.colchester.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Application%20Form-2056629.pdf), in November, 2014, made no reference to cycle parking. See the full case file here: www.planning.colchester.gov.uk/WAM/findCaseFile.do.

An ideal solution, for Mon - Thurs at least, would be a Cyclehoop Car Bike Port (www.cyclehoop.com/product/bike-racks-and-cycle-stands/car-bike-port/), or Car Bike Port Lite.

* Announcement since removed: www.colchester.gov.uk/article/15667/Getting-to-Colchester-Market-by-Bike
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
65993Photo #65993Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street.

See also #65992.
Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
65992Photo #65992You 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.
Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
65707Photo #65707Bikes locked to railings at the bottom of Sheergate Steps suggesting a need for more cycle stands in the area.Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
65647Photo #65647West Quay is not part of the National Cycle Network!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
65525Photo #65525Layer Marney Tower, main entrance, tea room down the hill round the back.Destination:
Misc
destinations
65524Photo #65524No Entry signage on NCN1, no contraflow apparent for cyclists.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
65523Photo #65523NCN1 directs you to a No Entry road which currently has roadworks.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
65522Photo #65522NCN1 Offroad section, compacted soil surfaceTrack:
Infrastructure
track
65521Photo #65521Potholes filled with bricksPothole:
Infrastructure
potholes
65520Photo #65520NCN1 taking you offroad on approach to Tiptree. Passable on a roadbike, take care with potholes and loose surfaceTrack:
Infrastructure
track
65169Photo #65169BEWARE.

This section of cycleway and footpath is cracked and uneven.

Take care.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
64947Photo #64947Bike & Go at Colchester North Station.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
64727Photo #64727Save This Crossing and Save a Life

"Essex County Council are planning to remove this crossing. This is to make cars and lorries go faster.

"By doing so it will endanger the lives of pedestrians and cyclists. No detaills of definite alternatives have emerged. You can expect therefore to have to cross this road without assistance at your own risk or make a long detour."


Picture #64726 shows the crossing.
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
64726Photo #64726This crossing is planned to be removed by Rodney Bass and Essex County council, and moved some 200 metres further away from the roundabout (on right).

"t is proposed to remove the existing crossing on Colne Bank Avenue, to the west of its junction with Westway, to reduce the perceived impediment to roads users exiting Colne Bank Roundabout, thereby preventing the blockage to the roundabout. It is noted that this will have an impact on a key pedestrian and cycle route. To mitigate this it is proposed to provide a second route
utilising the Sheepen Road subway.

It is also proposed to provide an alternative crossing point on Colne BankAvenue in the vicinity of Sheepen Road. A temporary 40mph speed limit will be introduced in conjunction with the pedestrian crossing."

See Essex Highways TRO: www.essexhighways.org/Uploads/TRAF4741_StatementofReasons.pdf
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
63087Photo #63087A bike now part of the river bank.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
63028Photo #63028Short section of mandatory cycle lane leading to Creffield Medical Centre.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
62584Photo #62584The Wivenhoe Trail: a lovely route but an awful path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
62515Photo #62515Width, 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) and you'll soon run out of pathway (see #62513)!
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
62513Photo #62513Width, safety, and comfort dramatically reduced by Essex County Council's insistence that the parapets are protected by obstructive, unnecessary means.

See also #62514.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
61612Photo #61612Wivenhoe stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
60195Photo #60195One of many things wrong with Crouch street NCN route in Colchester.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
60194Photo #60194Hilly Fields has some new cycle friendly access & despite the hill climb it is possible to get shopping through it easily & trailer tooOther:
Good practice
general
60193Photo #60193ASDA has some of the best cycle parking in ColchesterOther:
Good practice
general
60192Photo #60192A shared path that the Colchester Council allows pavement parking as done nothing to stop it or ticketed anyone after complaints made.

Update: improved in 2015 see #68115.
Other:
Problem
general
60191Photo #60191Cycle parking at McDonalds drive-thru as not allowed to be served like you can in a car. Its only for their customers so rest of Tollgate cant use it.Other:
Problem
general
60190Photo #60190its the only cycle parking available at Tollgate, but now hidden away to those cycling through when they built Costa in front of it & was months before I even knew it was there when I moved into the area & wouldnt use it as kids play on it.Other:
Problem
general
60189Photo #60189Homebase, another store that uses its Cycle parking for promotional goods, store trolleys etc. no room to park bikeOther:
Problem
general
60188Photo #60188A small Sainsburys in Town, but has a very good set of Cycle racks for its size & locationOther:
Good practice
general
60187Photo #60187Aldi has some good cycle parking even if poorly located so you have to walk across incoming & outgoing traffic to the car park.Other:
Good practice
general
60186Photo #60186Cycle path throws you onto a busy road at North station & onto a mandatory cycle lane that drivers do not stay out of. Not to say the confusing shared path signs for the bridge.Other:
Problem
general
60185Photo #60185Cycle path throws you onto a busy road at North station & onto a mandatory cycle lane that drivers do not stay out of. Not to say the confusing shared path signs for the bridge.Other:
Problem
general
60184Photo #60184A section of the NCN or is it? Lines are so faded & isnt shown on maps & the bollards make it a nightmare to get through away way whether its with a bike or wheelchair.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
60183Photo #60183The Range has 2 cycle racks, but normally unavailable to use due to seasonal promotions covering or blocking them all year round.Other:
Problem
general
60010Photo #60010Priorities are evident at this new development.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59238Photo #59238Finally, the return of cycle parking to Colchester Town station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
58987Photo #58987This 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, conflict might ensue.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
58295Photo #58295Cycle lane ends abruptly in a hedge at 403 Mill Lane, a the Julian Ave bus stop, Colchester CO4.

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Other:
Problem
general

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