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Photo listing : road environments

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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.

Modal filtering at Middleborough by means of a contraflow bus lane.

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

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

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.

Traffic restrictions on residential North Station Road, to try and move through car traffic onto the Westway.

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.

Traffic restrictions to try and move through car traffic onto the Westway instead of North Station 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.

A wide 40mph A-road but no room for a dedicated cycleway on this side. Just a shared footway on the opposite side.

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

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]

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

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

Pedestrian route around roundabout entering Colchester from the A12 - needs improving for cyclists. The path goes to the left - cyclists towards the town centre have to turn right on the road.

Whitehall Close could be a useful short cut, and save cyclists having to negotiate Whitehall Road, but as it is, it is a pain. Note the desire line of pedestrians (and possibly cyclists) using the crossing point to the right.

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

There is a new ASL beyond the bus, here on St Johns Street in town centre. The issue however, is the cycle lane leading to it on the left. There is simply not enough space for it, whether the bus is in the middle of the lane or not. Cycl ... [more]

Was it really necessary to install 8 [dark] bollards here? Just look at the spacing! And why such a little gap in the build out?

ASL with leading cycle lane encouraging cyclists to go down the inside of waiting traffic at a left only turn. See also #35731.

New ASL's have been springing up all over town centre. Some are just a box without a leading cycle lane, however this one on the High St does have a cycle lane, on the inside of a left only turn. Cycling down the inside here is not to be ... [more]

"Elephant feet" crossing of St Johns Green.

"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 (see #34312) along Crouch St have been burned off and replaced by some larger ones, in the centre of the lane. At this point the symbols were suggesting a desire line that would bring cyclists into confl ... [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.

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

Pedestrian access to Sainsbury's.

New A133 junction with Essex University's Knowledge Gateway, seen here from the accompanying shared use path.

New 'Cyclists proceed with caution' pavement "sign" at the end of the Crouch Street East cycle lane. There is a lot to take in at this junction, and nothing bar this "sign" to aid the cyclist, or prompt them as to where hazards may be: ... [more]

A large bike symbol in the middle of the lane, as used on St Johns Street (see #29969), would be far more appropriate than a small one as is the case here on Crouch St. With parking bays on the right leaving only a limited space, cyclist ... [more]

Small bike symbol on Crouch St suggesting cyclists make a sweep right across the road into the underpass. For cyclists to make this right turn, they should previously have been in a far more dominant, central road position and not make the ... [more]

Small bike symbols on Crouch St, suggesting a desire line for cyclists, and to motorists, where they should be riding. For cyclists to make a right turn into the underpass as is suggested (see #34314) they should be in a far more dominan ... [more]

New cycle "crossing" in Crouch St. Still no symbols in the path to the right, but with all the illegal parking it's probably been hard to find a time when it's clear...

The new junction of the A133 and the University Boundary Rd is still some way off completion. This is the crossing that cyclists and pedestrians will be encouraged to use between the University and Greenstead.

The junction of Creffield Rd and Maldon Rd is crying out for a cyclists exemption from the No Entry.

The covers are finally off the "new" crossing of Layer Road.

These guard rails leave nowhere for a cyclist to go should there be an incident on the road.

No permeability between Ipswich Road and St. Johns Close.

Kerbing on St. Johns Street has been removed and replaced with temporary bollards in preparation for the Tour Series criterium on June 2.

Cycle symbols have been added to the access road alongside Norman Way.

New ASL and traffic lights on Drury Rd.

New tactile road surface on Crouch St. This won't slow anyone down as it is barely noticeable by bike, let alone a car, or even a lorry.

Lots of cycle symbols have appeared around the town centre of Colchester. This is Priory Street.

Lots of cycle symbols have appeared around the town centre of Colchester. This is St. Johns Street.

Lots of cycle symbols have appeared around the town centre of Colchester. This is Vineyard St.

As part of the controversial Crouch Street scheme (see http://bit.ly/hRU4ah) two build-outs have been created with the intention of slowing traffic coming into this one-way street from the busy and relatively fast Maldon Road roundabout. ... [more]

New ASL on Shrub End Road.

New ASL on Maldon Road.

New ASL on Norman Way.

New ASL on Boadicea Way.

Permeability where Beche Road meets Old Heath Road.

Layer Road is easily wide enough to accomodate a segregated cycle lane on both sides of the road.

Layer Road is easily wide enough to accomodate a segregated cycle lane on both sides of the road.

Hawkins Road is a wholly unsuitable road to be part of the National Cycle Network.

Distillery Lane is signed as private, but pedestrians and cyclists use it as a direct and traffic-free route between Old Heath Road and Haven Road.

Distillery Lane isn't suitable for road bikes.

Distillery Lane is signed as private, but pedestrians and cyclists use it as a direct and traffic-free route to Old Heath Road, from Haven Road.

Toucan crossing on Layer Road. Neither side to the right has any route to continue along though, except a short pathway leading to Catherine Hunt Way (see #21332).

If the student makes it across (see #20799) the busy, 50mph A133 dual carriageway above the flooded underpass (see #20797 and #20798) they have then to negogiate the railings and the boggy slope (see #20801) down to the Salary Brook shared ... [more]

The result of flooding in the A133 underpass (see #20797 and #20798) is that students will "chance their luck" crossing the busy 50 mph dual carriageway.

The road joining Mason Road has the benefit of Keep Clear road markings, but cyclists and pedestrians don't even have that, let alone a signalled crossing (see #19513).

Priority is given to the pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Bradford Drive, with give way signs and markings alerting motorists.

Rather than use St. Andrew's Avenue, motorists will use Greenstead Road to get from Hythe to town centre. Speeding is commonplace despite this stretch of parked cars either side of the road. Most cyclists will use the pavement, finding the ... [more]

Traffic-calming measure makes it dangerous for cyclists on Layer Road.

The view across River Colne towards Colchester, from the Wivenhoe Trail.

With industry and Hamblion Transport based along Hawkins Road, it can be quite daunting.

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