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Photo listing (infrastructure)

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This listing only shows photos within Colchester.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

A pink tricycle being used to advertise boat trips from West Mersea.

A 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.

Cycle lanes, a weight restriction and a box junction on the bridge over the River Colne.

NCN1 on one of the lit paths crossing the park.

Middle Mill Weir and some cycle parking stands.

Information on where cycling is and is not allowed in Castle Park.

Dos and Don'ts in Castle Park.

The exit from Castle Park onto NCN1 at Middle Mill, and straight ahead the continuing riverside walkway.

"Share the Space" in Castle Park.

A person cycling through Castle Park.

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

Route 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.

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.

An internal car park road yields to the cycle path, and is closed off with bollards when not in use.

Bollards in the NCN1 path.

NCN1 path down the side of the bowling alley.

The cycle track adjacent to Cowdray Avenue, with counter.

An arrow sticker has been added since #21167

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.

A route sign for the route to the right on a square post, but only stickers for the route straight ahead through the tunnel.

Cycle path alongside Petrolea Close opposite retail park

A bit messy, but the footbridge across Turner Road from #88392 comes down here, and cycling across it is allowed.

I think this is actually the end of a cycle route, at Colchester (mainline) railway station.

Shared-use footways on Turner Road outside Colchester station.

Quiet 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.

A 'Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway' sign in order to cross a road to get to the next piece of shared-use footway.

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

An '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?

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.

A 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.

A 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?

A shared-use footway around the Albert Roundabout, with toucan crossings across some arms. But the path in the foreground is just a footway.

Jumping between footway and carriageway cycling at each roundabout, but with no obvious thought given to the transition.

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.

West Quay is not part of the National Cycle Network!

NCN1 Offroad section, compacted soil surface

Potholes filled with bricks

NCN1 taking you offroad on approach to Tiptree. Passable on a roadbike, take care with potholes and loose surface

Bike & Go at Colchester North Station.

This 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 it ... [more]

Save 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 al ... [more]

Short section of mandatory cycle lane leading to Creffield Medical Centre.

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

Wivenhoe station

Priorities are evident at this new development.

Finally, the return of cycle parking to Colchester Town station.

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

Aldi, has some good Cycle parking. Only issue I have is that you have to walk across the entrance/exit of car park & the cars do turn into the car park too quick.

Cycle parking at the new FirstSite gallery in Colchester.

Cycle parking at the new FirstSite gallery in Colchester.

NCN route 51 sign at end of bridge now closed except to cyclists and pedestrians.

Buses, bikes, motorbikes and taxis only allowed over the Hythe station level crossing; NCN route 51 turns right, along with all other traffic

Old bridge still open to cycles and pedestrians

NCN route 51 passing beneath the Colchester Town branch

NCN route 51 running though allotments

Start of riverside route to Hythe (NCN route 51)

There's some cycle parking (and a lot of disabled car parking) by this gate to Colchester's Castle Park, and none at the next gate to the east.

No cycling (and no dogs) in the upper part of Colchester's Castle Park, fair enough, but it'd be good to have eg an east-west route along the line of the Roman Wall.

No cycling in Castle Park, Colchester

Cycle parking on Colchester's High Street

Cycle bridge from Colchester North station.

End of cycle bridge at Colchester North station.

Cycle bridge from Colchester North station

Double-deck cycle racks at Colchester North station.

Notice by Colchester station cycle racks.

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

Route across Cymbeline Meadows country park - open to wheelchairs, but no mention of cycling.

Pedestrian route around roundabout entering Colchester from the A12 - needs improving for cyclists.

Pedestrian route around roundabout entering Colchester from the A12 - needs improving for cyclists

Tandem trike parked at Millrace Garden Centre.

Cycle parking at St Johns Church hall, the Ipswich Road entrance.

Hopefully tongue-in-cheek! CAUTION Sound horn when leaving beware of soporific pedestrians and lunatic cyclists

Nice wide shared-use pavement giving good permeability between St Leonard's Road and the new housing estate of Lenz Close and Peache Road.

New 'Share the Space' signs by the Lower Castle Park shared-use path. It seems expense has been spared here, which was not the case in Crouch St, where elaborate paving slabs have been installed (see #36140 and #36141).

Cycling prohibited signs have been relocated from the entrance to Lower Castle Park to paths off from the green lines that indicate where it is permissible to cycle.

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.

One set of many ASL's (at end of High St) that have appeared across Colchester recently.

Fancy paving slabs on Crouch St. Eight bike symbols and one pedestrian priority, in the foreground. For close up see #31640 and #31641.

Fancy paving slab on Crouch St.

Fancy paving slab with bike symbol on Crouch St.

Two new cycle racks at The Range. If you didn't know they were there, you probably wouldn't find them as they're out of sight tucked away behind the built-out entrance.

"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 of St Johns Green.

"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.

"Elephant feet" crossing where Laing Rd dissects the Avon Way shared-use pathway.

Small bike symbols in the gutter on Crouch St have been burned off and replaced with large symbols in a much more prominent part of the road.

"Elephant feet" crossing of Crouch Street (see also #35713)... An "elaborate" contra-flow: two road crossings, watching for people coming out of shops, cars exiting blind driveways, dogs tied to railings... all to preserve free car parki ... [more]

Little bike symbols in the gutter along Crouch St have been burned off and replaced by some larger ones, in the centre of the lane.

Little bike symbols in the gutter (see #34309) along Crouch St have been burned off and replaced by some larger ones, in the centre of the lane.

Cycle Colchester installed a sign here (see #27145) but it has since been removed (or fallen/forced over) and not been replaced... nor has the tree that was there before!

Toucan crossing of Essex Yeomanry Way, part of a short section of cycle way leading to/from Sainsbury's.

Cycle path into Sainsbury's from Essex Yeomanry Way.

Cycle path at the rear of Sainsbury's.

Pedestrian access to 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.

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