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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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This listing only shows photos within Warrington.
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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]

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

shared-use bus shelter

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

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

narrow cluttered pavement converted to shared use.

Cycleway directed to use pedestrian crossing illegally

toucan crossing - cyclists held at red even when crossing traffic is stopped - even when you press the button you are forced to wait throgh a compete sequence of the lights.

Toucan crossing with long cattle-penned stagger. The lights do not show green for cyclists when the crossing traffic is held at red. Even if you press the button at this point the light doesnt turn green - you will have to wait for a comple ... [more]

Dangerously thin cycle lane

Narrow rough surface on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)

roots pushing up the surface of Black Bear Park greenway

cycle route from Woolston to Birchwood Station. Narrow rough tarmac surface is being encroached by vegetation

narrow poor-quality tarmac surface

cycle path veers across the exit slip road from the M6. No protection at all on the crossing and very poor inter-visibility.

Cycle path peters out as it heads toward the entry sliproad for the M6

Cycle path yields priority to entance to pub car park.

long fenced dog-leg between two unprotectected crossings of multi-lane carriageways.

Exit from cycleway onto Legh Street seems reasonably well engineered - except for the drain cover with slots that could catch a cycle wheel.

Loose gravel surface - not ideal for cycling

Junction where Warrington Waters Greenway meets Kingsway (A50). No sign or dropped kerb.

The Black Bear Park Greenway is narrow and poorly surfaced at the northeastern end near to Kingsway.

End of Black Bear Park Greenway wherew it meets Kingsway (A50). Directon sign, but no dropped kerb.

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) crosses a busy A road at an acute angle with poor visibility and no protection whatsoever.

Muddy section of the Trans Penine Trail - during dry weather.

Extremely muddy section of the TransPennine Trail (NCN62). Photo was taken during dry weather.

Steps do not make ideal conditions for a signed cycle route.

Poorly surfaced track with muddy patches.

Tans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) is narrow, poorly surfaced and tends to form large puddles in this stretch (photo shot after a dry spell in summer).

This is the national cycle nework - not a BMX track!

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) follows an indirect, narrow & poorly surfaced diversion round the sewage works.

Very narrow, fenced and overgrown cyclepath

Dangerously narrow cycle lanes obstructed by parked cars

Cycle track running along main road yields priority to a minor road junction.

Black post in the middle of the cycle route

Blind junctions between private drives and narowed cycleway running immediately adjacent to the hedge. Near miss witnessed here.

Poor visibility between cycleway and private drive due to a tree blocking the sightline. There are a number of driveway crossings with similarly poor visibility on the section between #83744 and #83746

Cycleway narrows and passes imedieatly adjecent to the wall approaching a driveway creating a blind corner.

Cycleway alongside A56 gives way to country lane

Country lane has marked priority over cyclepath alongside A road.

Minor road has priority over main cycle route.

Cycle path alongside A56 yields priority to a small lane.

There is no stage at the traffic lights for cyclists where the cycle path crosses Runcorn Road. The direct line is obstructed by a fence. Cyclists need to follow the narrow pavement before turning sharply to make an unprotected crossing. Th ... [more]

cycle lane (#83711) runs into a kerb

Strange curved 2-way on-carriageway cycle lane takes the Mid Mersey Cycle Path round a bus stop against the flow of the A56 dual carriageway. The wrong sort of textured paving is a hazard to cyclists and misleading to visually impaired peop ... [more]

For some reason, a cycle path crosses the dual carriagway without any signal protection - rather than use the traffic lights 10m to the west.

Indistinct markings where Mid Mersey Cycle Path crosses the exit from the garden centre

Vegetation growing across what is already a narrow cycle-path

Cycle path alongside the A56 main road yields priority to a small country lane. Visibilty is not helped by the growth of vegetation across the path.

Vegetation encroaching what was already a sub-standard shared-use pavement. Width is particularly important here as the hill makes for high speeds.

Cyclists heading west to join the Mid Mersey cycle path need to filter right to cross the A56 dual carriageway with no protection, then make a sharp left hand turn onto the shared use pavement.

Dangerously narrow half-width cycle lane on Chester Road (A5060).

Cycle path goes through a bus stop

Cycle path goes though a bus shelter

Cycle lane / parking bay combo

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