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Photo listing : route signs

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NCN1 forks right here, but only indicated by stickers on the lamppost. The path ahead leads towards the main railway station, so could be widened to match the NCN1 path.

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

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 new replacement bridge over the River Colne, but the signs obscure visibility of each other. Also on a round pole, rather than the square poles used elsewhere locally.

I didn't appreciate it at the time, but this is the junction of NCN1 and NCN51. The sign seems to have lost an arm since #27125 was taken.

Another view of the road crossing in #88496 on route to the railway station, with NCN1 signage for route via Colchester town centre via a crossing across Cowdray Avenue.

Just a sticker on a lamppost for directions. Proper signage should be used, especially for on-road routes where cyclists may have to make a turn decision with an impatient car driver trying to get past.

An arrow sticker has been added since #21167

So I guess anyone seeing the state of the track ahead will be on the lookout for evidence that the cycle route does turn here, but still the sticker on the fencepost behind the mesh is not nearly adequate signage. The whole corner could be ... [more]

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

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.

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?

The direct route to Colchester town centre has traffic restrictions so the sign for car drivers points towards the Westway, unlike the sign for cyclists.

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?

NCN1 just south of Colchester

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

Start of riverside route to Hythe (NCN route 51)

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!

New route sign for Ipswich Road and Leisure centre (it's actually Leisure World).

This route sign for Town centre has been relocated (see #21400) without any thought as to which way the arrow is pointing. Town centre is in fact to the right, not left.

New route sign outside the police station on the shared Southway path.

New route sign on Boadicea Way.

Sideways route signs at a junction in High Woods Country Park.

New route sign on Hakewill Way, for the Country Park, North Station, and Town Centre. No mention of the General Hospital though.

New route sign for local destinations, on Vineyard St.

New route sign painted onto the path on the corner of Hunters Ridge and Chinook, for Country Park, North Station, and Town Centre.

New route sign painted onto the path in Tally Ho, for Business Park and Community Stadium.

New route sign for local destinations Lexden and Stanway, on the High St.

New route signs and a 'Share the Space' bollard by the Southway underpass.

New route signs on Queen St.

New route sign on the now shared-use Southway pavement.

New route signs on St Johns Street.

New route sign on East Hill.

New route sign on the corner of Crouch Street and Head Street. Local destinations only; no mention of next key places on the National Cycle Network (Witham and Ipswich Route 1, Harwich Route 51).

New route sign in High Woods Country Park. Shame it is in the style of others in the park (see #20045) and the Garrison (see #21932), that require the ability to read sideways.

New route sign on the corner of Boadicea Way and Layer Road. No mention of town centre on the sign, and no sign of a toucan crossing on Layer Road (see #26298).

Route sign for Town Centre and the University. They are actually in opposite directions! The university is to the left here.

New route sign for Stanway and NCN Route 1 on Gryme's Dyke.

New route sign for Stanway and NCN Route 1 near Gryme's Dyke.

Abandoned Sustrans National Cycle Network route sign.

At this point turn left for town, do not follow the road!

New route sign in Haddon Park. From this angle it isn't possible to read what the direction "arm" says.

New route sign on Ipswich Road.

Route sign on the corner of Chapel Road and New Farm Road. Clearly legible from this direction, but from the other, impossible (see #27183).

There is a route sign on the corner of Chapel Road and New Farm Road (see #27184), but from this direction it is impossible to read it. One would expect to be able to, having arrived here following a route sign at the beginning of Villa Roa ... [more]

The new route sign on Chapel Road is located too far away from the adjacent Villa Road to be legible.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Lexden Road.

New route sign on Norman Way. Currently one "arm" blocks view of the other (from opposite direction).

New route sign on NCN Route 1, by Lexden Park.

New multi-directional route sign on Prettygate Road. It is completely obscured by the hedge from one side of the road, and reliant on the owner to keep it trimmed back. One of the "arms" is staggered but more need to be for them not to c ... [more]

A new route sign has been installed on Church Lane (see #27156). So poor is its placement however, that it cannot be seen from one side, even when in the middle road. The sign it replaces suffered from exactly the same problem (see #17827).

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, at least from this side of Church Lane. From the other it is completely obscured by the hedge (see #27158), just as the sign this one replaces was (see #17827).

New route sign on Straight Road. Okay from this direction, but from the other, the white sign pointing the same way attached to the lampost obscures it.

New route sign on Heath Road.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Church Lane.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on New Farm Road. From the path next to it, it is entirely obscured by poor placement (see #27149).

From the path across King George Field, the route sign on New Farm Road is completely obscured by a tree.

New route sign on Collingwood Road. Naturally one "arm" blocks the other.

New route sign on Collingwood Road.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Clairmont Road.

New route sign at Hythe Quay.

Ridiculous new multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Ipswich Road.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Ipswich Road.

New route sign on Ipswich Road.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, in Broadlands Way.

New route sign in Broadlands Way. This being the only angle one can read both "arms".

New route sign on Cowdray Avenue.

New route sign at East Bay.

New multi-directional route signs whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Cowdray Avenue.

New multi-directional route sign whereby one "arm" blocks view of another, on Sportsway.

As predicted, the route sign on Thornton Drive is obscured due to poor placement. It is just about visible through the tree on the left, half-way up the lamp post (see #20654).

Route sign for NCN Route 51, but it is pointing in the wrong direction. It should be directing cyclists along Hythe Station Road (where the photo was taken). Note also no cycling in the alley leading to the A133 underpass.

New route sign for Town centre and the University. This continues the trend of sideways facing signs (see #17794 and #20883). How long must we wait for the Council to realise, that cyclists face the way they are heading, just as motorist ... [more]

Route sign for the University in Swan Close.

New route sign for the University in Swan Close. Seems like a curious angle, but suppose it's clear enough.

New route sign for the University at the end of Elmstead Road. It is safer and more direct for cyclists to join Elmstead Road at this point rather than just off the roundabout as the sign is encouraging. There should be a route sign on t ... [more]

New route sign on Greenstead Road for Hythe Station and the University. No mention of Town centre or Greenstead. Note also the lack of crossing here, very close to a cyclist fatality (see #18961).

Poorly sited new route sign with wrong directions, by St. Andrews Avenue. See also #22207.

There ought to be a route sign in the vicinity, but not here, and not with Greenstead centre and Town centre together pointing in the same direction. Greenstead is to the right, but town centre is actually to the left. Hythe station should ... [more]

Absolutely useless route sign for Maypole Green and Friday Woods, at Abbey Gates. See #22197 for better perspective.

New route sign for Maypole Green and Friday Wood at Abbey Gates. The Garrison is missing and it is positioned too far from St John's Street to be useful. If it looks like there is a sign on the back of it, your eyes are not playing trick ... [more]

Route sign for the Community Stadium at exit of Colchester North station.

Route 13 sign on King Coel Road, pointing to New Farm Road.

Route 13 sign on Halstead Road.

If the signing is ambiguous, be in no doubt this is the END (see #21974). On Severalls Lane (part of NCN Route 1).

New route sign for Town centre, alongside one of the View Finder Trail pictures, on the corner of Kings Meadow.

New route sign for Hythe station and University, on Hawthorn Avenue.

New route sign on the Salary Brook path, for University, Longridge, Greenstead centre, Hythe station, and Town centre.

Route signs around the Garrison have had new timed signs and "finials" attached to their stem. Why does the Council think it's okay for cyclists to crane their head to one side to read a sign?

New route signs for Maypole Green, Friday Wood, and Town centre, on Flagstaff Road. No mention of the Garrison. OK from this direction, but if approaching from Abbey Field, these signs are of no use.

New route sign for Maypole Green and Friday Woods at entrance to the Southway subway. It's missing the Garrison.

New route signs for the Garrison, Maypole Green, Friday Woods, and Town centre, on Circular Road South. Abbey Field to the right.

New route signs for the Garrison, Maypole Green, Friday Woods around Abbey Field, and Town centre under the subway. Hard to see from Circular Road North, Flagstaff Road, and Circular Road East.

New route sign for Greenstead Centre, and pre-existing North Station one, on St. Andrews Avenue. There needs to be a Town Centre route sign facing Alyssum Walk.

New route sign for Greenstead Centre, on Alyssum Walk. The most direct route to the centre is actually to the right, using Clarkia Walk (#20863), Dahlia Walk (#20864), and Gorse Walk (#20865, #20866).

Route sign on the back of #21917. This shouldn't be here as it is pointing to the way cyclists have just come. (If they really want to go back to the centre, they should actually go left here!) It should be a Town Centre route sign, cont ... [more]

New route sign for Town Centre on the corner of Hickory Avenue.

New route signs for Longridge, Salary Brook, Greenstead, Hythe Station, and the University, on Bromley Road.

Route sign for Longridge on Bromley Road.

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