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Photo listing: route signs (problem)

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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.

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.

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]

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

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).

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

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

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

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 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 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 motorists … [more]

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 the … [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 tricks. … [more]

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 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.

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, … [more]

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 for University* on Bromley Road, opposite The Beehive. It is also the start of the Salary Brook path and should be signed as such. There should also be a drop kerb here. * Showing the same journey time as an on-road route sign … [more]

Cycle path between Chalfont Road and Ipswich Road. The sign is graffitied so much it is illegible.

New route sign for Hythe Station, on the corner of Greenstead Road. No mention of Town centre, Greenstead, or the University.

There should be a final route sign for the Town Centre on George Street, rather than just the temporary NCN sticker, which is hard to spot.

No route signs on Mason Road for Leisure World or Town Centre.

No route signs for Leisure World or Town Centre on approach to Mason Road.

No route sign for the Hospital from the South (there is from the North, see #19253)

Various route signs on East Street, by the toucan crossing. Town centre is actually less than half a mile straight on, rather than a mile and a half to the right. And if cyclists follow the alternative route to Leisure World, they won't see … [more]

Route signs, with the new High Woods route marker on top, facing houses, thus completely useless to approaching cyclists.

Route signs, with new High Woods route marker on top, for Country Park, Business Park, and Community Stadium. But what is to the right? Leisure World and Town Centre.

This is the other side of Turner Road, over the bridge as seen in #19398: Route sign to the Country Park and Business Park with High Woods route marker on top. Note the Community Stadium has been dropped after a hundred metres or so, and … [more]

The view from Thornton Drive toward the entrance to the new High Woods route, but without signs no-one will know. The signs inside the entrance, facing houses (see #17794) need to be rellocated.

End of Route sign at St. Mary's Fields. Part of a quiet route into town.

This is not the town centre, but it is the end of its route. See #19737 for the route sign.

This is not the Institute (it's the building on the right in the background), but it is the end of the Institute route. See #19737 for the route sign.

North Station route sign on Forest Road, partially covered by tree but regardless, it is pointing the wrong way.

Route signs for the station and Lexden. From this direction, cyclists would have been following signs to Town Centre, St. Helena, and The Institute, which no longer feature.

Good cycle route signs are spoiled by placement... they are on the exit of pedestrians tunnel rather than the cyclists!

Graffitied commemorative Route 51 sign.

Obscured Route 1 signs on Church Lane (opposite Beech Hill).

Not clearly signed at all, this section on Hythe Quay forms part of Route 51.

Various route signs on approach to new Highwoods Country Park pathway. These are facing houses, whereas they should be facing the road, directing people to and from the Country Park.

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