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Photo listing : cycle parking (problem)

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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]

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]

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.

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]

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

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)

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).

Unsigned, rubbish cycle parking at the Wilson Marriage Centre.

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]

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

Don't expect to be able to park your bike on Culver St West on market day (see also #28886). The council still (see #28699) insist on putting the stalls directly in front of a row of Sheffield stands, which incidentally it just spent mon ... [more]

Don't expect to be able to park your bike on Culver St West on market day (see also #28887). The council still (see #28699) insist on putting the stalls directly in front of a row of Sheffield stands, which incidentally it just spent mon ... [more]

The Co-Op on Peartree Road lacks any formal cycle parking.

All but a few of the Sheffield stands on Culver St. West are being obstructed by market stalls. This is a regular occurance and has been brought up a number of times, but the council seem unwilling to deal with this problem. If only Colc ... [more]

Cycle parking together with the smoking area at Essex County Hospital.

Dreadful cycle parking at Essex County Hospital.

Market stall renders a Sheffield stand useless, on Culver St. West.

Ten new Sheffield stands on Culver St. West, replacing 11 (see #17766). On this occasion only 18 bikes can be locked against these (rather than the intended 20) as a market stall is obstructing one of the stands (see #28698). This is an ... [more]

Four new Sheffield stands replacing what was once upon a time 5 (see #17780), outside Castle Park. The unnecessary bollards obstruct one of the stands.

Grit bin rendering one of eight Sheffield stands outside Sainsbury's useless.

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]

Eight of the fourteen Sheffield stands at Leisure World have been reallocated (see #17813) to motorcycles.

Bikes are often locked to these railings on Head Street.

Gala Bingo on Osborne Street may be below a multi-storey car park, but some people would rather cycle. Bikes are regularly locked to these railings.

There are always bikes locked to these railings on St John's Street.

Cycle parking beside Matalan, Sheepen Road. It is the "wheel bender" variety and tucked away around a corner.

Cycle parking beside JJB, Sheepen Road.

"Wheel bender" cycle parking in the middle of Sheepen Road Retail Park.

Still no provision for bicycles at the Colchester Town station. It is more than five months since the sheffield stands were ripped out. See #17778, #22196, #22605, #22606, and #22626.

Showing the inadequacy of the Crouch St. "improvement scheme". Had the four Sheffield stands (see #18049) been replaced (and increased) outside Tesco, all of these bikes would be locked to something.

Since the removal of Sheffield stands and secure lockers (see #17778 and #22606) at Colchester Town station, cyclists are left to use railings. The notice on the railing states: "Private property No parking of cycles"

The remnants of Sheffield stands (see #17778 and #22196) at Colchester Town station can be seen through hoarding (see #22605) for the new Magistrates Court. Temporary/"semi-permanent" cycle parking yet to be installed. Until then cyclist ... [more]

The hoarding for the new Magistrates Court has now enveloped the area where cycle parking at Colchester Town station once was (see #17778 and #22196). The remnants are visible through the gap (see #22606). Temporary/"semi-permanent" cycl ... [more]

Six new (see #18047 for the original two) ugly "historical" cycle racks on the island between Lexden Road and Crouch Street. There was no consultation with Colchester Cycling Campaign over the location or type of cycle parking. The Crouc ... [more]

Convenient cycle parking has been halved as a result of the farcical scheme to "improve" Crouch Street. These two new grotesque "historical" cycle racks replace four Sheffield stands that once stood outside the entrance to Tesco (see #18 ... [more]

The secure cycle lockers have been removed from Colchester Town station, and the Sheffield's are cordoned off, with notices attached, reading: "Due to construction works the bike racks will no longer be in use as of April 22nd 2010. P ... [more]

After the controversial removal of mature trees in Crouch Street, the pavement has been completely resurfaced. Not only have some of the trees gone, but the cycle parking has now vanished. In the place of four Sheffield stands are three bol ... [more]

Showing how insecure the parking is at Highwoods Tesco. This was brought to Tesco's attention by way of a complaint form well over a month ago. See also #18060.

Inadequate cycle parking at the new Waitrose store.

Bicycles locked against the railings outside The Octagon demonstrate a lack of parking facilities. There is nothing in this area and plenty of space to provide racks.

Bike locked against railings with notice asking for it not to be. Outside Middleborough car park. See also #18098.

Inadequate cycle parking at Colchester Zoo.

There is no cycle parking facility at University Quay Cafe. This is a popular cafe for cyclists as it is part of Route 51, and at the end of the Wivenhoe Trail.

Inadequate covered cycle parking at Highwoods Tesco; there is plenty of space here for more cycle parking facilities. One of the racks isn't even bolted to the ground -- see #19512.

Bicycles locked against railings at North Station.

Cycle parking on Long Wyre Street. This facility does not meet ANY of the Department for Transport's space recommendations in its 'Manual for Streets'.

Cycle parking on Museum Street.

Nonexistent cycle parking on North Hill.

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