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Illustrates the anti-cycling policies of Warrington Council. Cycleway is only provided with crossings on the entrance arms of the roundabout - NOT the exits. This means that cyclists face the added danger and delay of having to make extr ... [more]

Cycleway comes to an end with no dropped kerb to rejoin the carriageway. You would have though it might have occurred to the planners to provide a legally useable cycle crossing at this point rather than routing cyclists to a pedestrian onl ... [more]

Cycleway heading north from the Birchwood Way roundabout does not provide a dropped kerb for cyclists to continue along Crab Lane. Instead the cycleway turns left along Fearnhead Lane where is simply stops #113995 (again with no dropped ker ... [more]

This road west to Spike Island is in terrible condition, which is a real shame as it could be a good link to Runcorn.

A serious drainage problem exists here. The water when pictured was almost a foot deep.

A problem many will be familiar with - overgrowth blocking the light from a streetlight. These things are often forgotten about by councils because they don't really affect motorists, but dark paths at night is a serious safety concern for ... [more]

This bridge could be part of the generally ok cycle routes in this area, but it needs a more gradual slope so the steps can be deleted. This is also a barrier to disabled travel.

No disabled access here, just a locked gate and a very narrow A-Frame.

Amazingly pointless and stupid barriers blocking access to a useful cycle route to Hollins Green. Who is this supposed to benefit?

While not a cycleway (oddly it ends a few metres east of this location), this hedge has been allowed to completely block the footway, which is about three paving slabs wide. Now, not even one paving slab can be walked on. Despite repeated ... [more]

bus shelter in the middle of the cycleway

"A frame" barrier #84328 can now be avoided on the Transpennine Trail (NCN 62) UPDATE July 2019: The gate has been locked again

Kissing Gate

Kissing gate on path along Woolston flood defences. The wide circular gap is just big enough to wheel a bike through, but still not a good idea.

Pointless obstructions. Most of the users here are on the cycle route, so why do they have to give way to the odd rare bus using the adjoining road?

Touring family from Germany gets stuck once they reach Warrington Borough Council's barriers :-( They made it to Liverpool with the help of locals however after visiting Ireland they used a van rather than the Trans-Pennine Trail to get ... [more]

Signed cycle route from Woolston arrives in central Warrington here (see the sign in the background #83868). The new junction arrangement fails to allow for cyclists to turn right here heading towards Central Station.

Strange give way markings. Cyclists using the contraflow bus lane coming towards the photograph have to yield to cars emerging from the car park. UPDATE - June 2018: The give way markings have now been removed.

Recently constructed junction on one of Warrington's signed cycle routes. Unfortunately, cyclists do not seem to have been considered in the design. It is not possible to ride the line of the route (towards Hall Street #84869) and there is ... [more]

#84603 NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as other ... [more]

TPT NCN62 #83863 NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well ... [more]

NCN62 TPT see #83862 The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as ot ... [more]

Illegally parked car protects cyclists from getting their wheels caught on the wrong type of corduroy paving #83711

A horrible pinch point on the brow of a hill as the A50 Knutsford Road leaves Warrington and traffic accelerates to the national speed limit. A pathetic attempt has been made at a cycle bypass, but it just throws you unextepectedly back int ... [more]

Tran Pennine Trail goes through a large muddy puddle through the bridge under the A56. UPDATE 2018 - this section now has a tarmac surface - though not particularly smooth.

Dangerous Give Way markings for Springbrook Road are set forward into the road, obstructing cyclists heading for the cycle lane.

potholed track

Road surface is very potholed

Cycle Route sign in small print and set well back from the junction is unreadable on most approaches. These sort of finger posts are fine on cycle paths but not much use at large road junctions.

Chicane barrier

Warrington Borough Council had money to spare after constructing the Birchwood to Sankey Way cycle route so could afford to splash out on this heavy duty kissing gate to make the route unuseble.

Chicane barriers

Route sign pointing to the Birchwood to Sankey route eastbound - a sign showing the westbound route is needed. Destination information would also be helful.

Fiddle pavement conversion results in absurdly short stretches of shared use and completely unprotected crossing of the entry and exit arms of the roundabout.

Pavement conversion has an uprotected crossing of the busy exit and entry arms of a high speed roundabout

Chicane Barrier

Chicane barriers

Chicane barriers

Chicane barriers

Chicane Barrier - this used to be a good route until the council decided to "upgrade" it by adding obstacles.

A route sign is needed to show where this cycle path goes to - rather than a misleading "End of Cycle Route" sign

Chicane Barrier - easily avoided by riding on the mud

Chicane Barrier - better than the kissing gate that used to be here,

Chicane Barrier

Chicane

What is really needed here are route signs showing the destinations for the cyclepaths connecting with Birchwood to Sankey Way, rather than misleading "End of Route" signs.

Chicane - easily avoidable in dry weather

Chicane - easily avoided in dry weather

Chicane Barrier

When constructing the path through Sankey Valley Park "End of Route" signs have been sited at all junctions - even where these are cycle paths. A Route sign to Cresford Close would be more useful here.

Chicane barrier - most avoid it by riding round on the mud

Chicane barrier - easily avoided in dry weather

Chicane

Cyclists Dismount

Two A frames. These may be an easier alternative to avoid the even tighter barrier #87385

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.

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.

Cyclists dismount to cross the motorway bridge.

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.

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.

shared-use bus stop

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.

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

cycle path yields priority to a minor road crossing.

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.

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

'A' frame barrier

metal barriers

barrier

Metal Barrier

Chicane barriers with excessive overlap.

shared-use bus shelter

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

Route sign - but no destination.

Route sign - where to?

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

Warrington Strategic Route 1 follows this narrow muddy path into Sankey Valley Park. UPDATE 2020: The path now has a wide tarmac surface.

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

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

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