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Tiny gap - difficult for handle bars or pregnant pedestrians UPDATE 2018: The gate has been removed.

Awkward barrier forces cyclists to dismount and walk through a puddle.

Four Sheffield Stands

Steps on the Sankey Valley Greenway

Steps on the Sankey Valley cycle route

Steps on bridge taking Sankey Way greenway across the canal. A route sign would be a good idea here as it is not obvious that this is meant to be a cycle route.

Shared use pavement. No adaption whatsoever other than the blue sign to make it usable by cyclists.

Toucan crossing. Good response time on pressing the button. Wide gently angled stagger on central reservation.

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Cyclists dismount to cross the motorway bridge.

Narow, poor quality tarmac path. Unfortunately no connection to Birchwood Bolulevard - just a high fence.

Underpass under Birchwood Way. Wide, smooth and no steep ramps or barriers.

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Wheelbender cycle stands at Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Centre.

Pyramid - 6 sheffield stands - mounted too close to the wall.

slotted gulley cover could trap cycle wheels at this crossing

Incorrect use of corduroy paving to denote a segregated-shared-use path.

a collection of avoidable obstructions at the entrance to Sankey Valley Park

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Multi-stage crossing with tight staggered cattle pens on the islands. Very awkward and time consuming.

Dual carriageway widens out to 4 lanes with a dedicated LH filter lane. Cyclists heading straight ahead need to filter into lane 2 - very intimidating.

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Toucan crossing with a sharp fenced zig-zag at the central reservation

toucan crossing

shared-use bus stop

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Cyclists following this fidldy segregated-shared-use path need to make a sharp turn across the exit of the roundabout.

Unprotected crossing of exit/entry arms of a high speed roundabout.

Two-way shared-use cycleway switches from one side of Whittle Avenue to the other - necessitating a delay to cross at the toucan crossing.

Illegal parking obstructing the bus lane

Illegally parking in the cycle lane.

20mph limit and bus lanes on approach to Chappleford.

Shared use pavement conversion with no protection across entry and exit arms of a roundabout.

Excessive use of railings represent a crush hazard - particularly on the inside of curves

Toucan crossing set so far back from the desire line for pedestrians that the council have resorted to excesive railings #85715. These are a danger to cyclists using the carriageway.

Very difficult barrier to pass

Fiddly shared use pavement conversion with no protection across exit/entry slip roads at a large fast roundabout.

Utterly pointless, short, narrow, green, advisory cycle lane

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cycle path yields priority to a minor road crossing.

Wide, smooth, lit cycleway

Cycle Entrance - leads to large cycle park #85705

Large secure cycle park at Barrowhall primary school.

Easily avoided chicane barriers

Fiddly pavement conversion offers no protection across exit and entry arms of a large fast roundabout.

Wrong sort of tactile paving used to segregate shared-use path. The corduroy can grab cycle wheels and cause a fall - especially as it is at a slight angle to the direction of travel. It is much safer to ride on the pedestrian side.

Pavement conversion to shared use. No protection across exit/entry arms of the roundabout.

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First sign says Birchwwod to Sankey Cycle Route. Second sign says End of Cycle Route

Route sign on Birchwwod to Sankey Way - but which way is it to Birchwood?

route signs at western end of Warrington Strategic Route 1 and Birchwood to Sankey Way.

Route Signs: Birchwood to Sankey Way appears to head south down Lingley Green Avenue, cross the road, then return north on the other side.

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chicane barriers

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Whittle Brook Greenway. There is a tarmac path under the leaves

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chicane barrier - reasonably navigable

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'A' frame barrier

metal barriers

Route sign - Route to Phillips Drive is across a narrow bridge and barrier #85683

Whittle Brook Greeenway - lit, 3m wide, smooth tarmac

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Metal Barrier

Whittle Brook Greenway - 3m wide, lit, smooth tarmac

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Route crossing Whittle Avenue under the railway bridge - an alternative to the signed route via the toucan crossing #85674.

toucan crossing

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Wide, smooth, lit cycleway. A shame about the poor links to the residential streets.

Chicane barriers with excessive overlap.

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Route sign

shared-use bus shelter

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Warrington Strategic Cycle Route 1 gives way to a minor residential cul-de-sac

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Route sign

Route sign - but no destination.

Route sign - where to?

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Route sign on Warrington Strategic Cycle Route 1 - but where to?

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Warrington Strategeic Cycle Route 1 goes under Cromwell Avenue via a bridge

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Warrington Strategic Route 1 follows this narrow muddy path into Sankey Valley Park.

Wooden barrier partially obstrucing the exit from Sankey Valley Park on Warrington Strategic Cycle Route 1.

Sankey Way

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Narrow 'A' frame barrier obstructing the Sankey Valley Park greenway.

Sankey Valley Park greenway. A fairly narrow tarmac surface, but OK for light useage.

Kissing gate

Rather pointltless kissing gate - easily avoided

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Bridges across Sankey Brook and St Helens Canal.

Metal barriers obstructing access to Warrington Strategic Cycle Route 1 across Sankey Valley Park

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