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Photo listing : cycleways (infrastructure)

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This listing only shows photos within Colchester.
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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.

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

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.

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.

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

Priorities are evident at this new development.

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

Old bridge still open to cycles and pedestrians

NCN route 51 passing beneath the Colchester Town branch

NCN route 51 running though allotments

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

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.

"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 Alefounder Close dissects the Avon Way shared-use pathway.

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

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.

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 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]

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.

New cycle path between Bilsdale Close and Ipswich Road. See also #33431.

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.

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).

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

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 crossing of Northern Approach has been upgraded to a Toucan.

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. 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.

Temporary repair of a broken bollard on Boadicea Way. See also #30708.

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]

New shared use pathway on Goojerat Rd.

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

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]

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

Cycle lane alongside Butt Road.

This folly links North Station (on the right) and Essex Hall Road, and with some work could provide a much improved route for South/West bound cyclists.

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 'Share the Space' bollard at the entrance to the Southway underpass.

There was a really awkward chicane here until it was thankfully removed, but after resurfacing a new one has been installed.

The height of Balkerne Hill footbridge has been increased. Hopefully this will make cycling legally possible.

The new Layer Rd. toucan crossing has been installed, but not yet operational. Once it is, crossing this busy road will be much improved.

Footpath under construction between The Moors, Route 51 and Brook St.

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

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

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

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

The new 'Topsail Footbridge' from Hawkins Wharf.

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.

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).

Colourful and well-lit A12 underpass, linking Lucy Lane North and South.

Colourful and well-lit A12 underpass, linking Lucy Lane North and South.

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).

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]

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.

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