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Photo listing : cycleways

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NCN1 on one of the lit paths crossing the park.

Cycling is now allowed on the main path through Castle Park, but not on any other path therein.

A 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".

A priority crossing for NCN1 over the road to the overflow carpark, but the alignment could be better.

NCN1 path down the side of the bowling alley.

The cycle track adjacent to Cowdray Avenue, with counter.

A minor sideroad crossing on the Cowdray Avenue cycle track. I don't think the Dutch would do it like this!

An 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.

Cycle path alongside Petrolea Close opposite retail park

The white line appears to suggest the cycle route crosses the road, but the shared use provision continues straight ahead.

Shared-use footways on Turner Road outside Colchester station.

A shared-use footway through a bus stop near Colchester station.

A 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.

Poor sightlines at uncontrolled road crossing from narrow line-segregated cycleway.

Compacted 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.

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).

Some 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 ... [more]

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.)

BEWARE. This section of cycleway and footpath is cracked and uneven. Take care.

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

A 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.

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]

Hilly fields access point from Sussex Road end. Barriers havent been changed like the other end as shown in http://cycle.st/p52279 Nice if they did this one too.

Hilly Fields Access point from Sheepen Road end. Barriers have been changed & now easier to get through tho still a struggle with the uphill climb. Shame they didnt do other end as shown in http://cycle.st/p52280

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.

Super crap road surface on a cycleway

2013-01-12 20.04.01-2 Location: , Colchester (England, United Kingdom) A cycle tunnel and separate pedestrian tunnel in Colchester which reduces conflict between pedestrians and cyclists. I wonder if lots of pedestrians go through the ... [more]

Old bridge still open to cycles and pedestrians

NCN route 51 passing beneath the Colchester Town branch

NCN route 51 running though allotments

Bike lanes over weak bridge entering Colchester.

The cycleway seems to just end at the road.

Cycle bridge from Colchester North station.

End of cycle bridge at Colchester North station.

Cycle bridge from Colchester North station

Shared-use path changes to segregated at the roundabout south of Colchester North station

Awfully maintained and signed shared-use path into Colchester - this is the first sign that cycling is allowed, with nothing at the start of this path.

Route 51, through the Moors, is seriously overgrown, restricting visibility and width of the path.

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.

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]

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]

"Elephant feet" crossing where Shrub End Sports Ground dissects the Boadicea Way shared-use path.

"Elephant feet" crossing where Esso exit dissects Ipswich Rd.

"Elephant feet" crossing where Esso entrance dissects Ipswich Rd.

"Elephant feet" crossing where Friars Close dissects the Ipswich Rd shared-use path. Strange how it doesn't encompass the whole pathway.

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

"Elephant feet" crossing where Alefounder Close dissects the Avon Way shared-use pathway.

"Elephant feet" crossing where Bennett Close dissects the Avon Way shared-use pathway.

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]

"Elephant feet" crossing of Crouch St (see also #35712). Note the tight angle of approach into the underpass (which still carries prohibition sign). An adult may well be seen before it is too late, but a dog, child, pram, or even a mobil ... [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 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 the remodelled Boundary Road.

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

Toucan crossing of the new slip road off the A133 to Essex University's Knowledge Gateway.

New toucan crossing of the A133, forming a link between Essex University and Greenstead.

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).

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.

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).

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

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]

There's no reason why this pathway between Littlebury Gardens and Old Heath Road shouldn't be accessible to cyclists (see also #31069).

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

Useful link between Parsons Heath and Bromley Road. Access off Parsons Heath by the Parsons Heath Medical Practice.

A nice green link between Bromley Road and Parsons Heath.

Useful link between Bromley Road and Parsons Heath. Access off Bromley Road by the Bromley Road Dental 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 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).

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 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]

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

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