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All photos in & around Birchwood

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164258Photo #164258Dark, muddy path is not cycle friendlyCycleway:
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cycleways
164256Photo #164256Unnecessary cycle lane on pavement at road junctionCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
164255Photo #164255The car parking even extends underneath this block of flatsCar storage:
Problem
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164254Photo #164254Are these homes designed for cars or for humans?Car storage:
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carstorage
164253Photo #164253The 'local centre' is mainly just a giant supermarket with an even bigger car park. This is not walk or cycle friendly.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
164252Photo #164252Well-built bus stop (although lacking information)Other:
Infrastructure
general
164251Photo #164251Local pub is dwarfed by its car parkCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
164250Photo #164250Traffic calming hump with cycle bypassRoad environment:
Good practice
road
164249Photo #164249There is so much car parking provision along this street that it looks more like a linear car park.Car storage:
Problem
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164248Photo #164248Poor and confusing information at bus stopOther:
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general
164247Photo #164247Bus map difficult to readOther:
Infrastructure
general
161673Photo #161673Trans Pennine Trail - off road ends here ?? www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161671Photo #161671Trans Pennine Trail - off road ends here www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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cycleways
161670Photo #161670Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161668Photo #161668Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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cycleways
161667Photo #161667Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161666Photo #161666Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161665Photo #161665Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161664Photo #161664Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161663Photo #161663Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161662Photo #161662Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161653Photo #161653Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161652Photo #161652Slow traffic for Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161651Photo #161651Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161650Photo #161650Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161648Photo #161648Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161647Photo #161647Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161646Photo #161646Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161645Photo #161645Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161644Photo #161644Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
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161230Photo #161230Approach to the traffic free section of Academy Way
Cycle symbols encourage cyclists to adopt a sensible road position to avoid left hooks.
Road environment:
Good practice
road
161229Photo #161229The signs can't all be correct!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
161228Photo #161228Bicycles only westbound on Academy WayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
161224Photo #161224End of cycleway - with textured paving to stop people continuing on the pavement. But, no dropped kerb for cyclists to get onto the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161216Photo #161216Cycleway ends leaving cyclists on the wrong side of the street. Where are cyclists supposed to go?Cycleway:
Problem
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161206Photo #161206What on earth is the point of converting this 8 metre stretch of pavement to shared use?Cycleway:
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157283Photo #157283The A57 from Peel Green (and further East) to the boundary with Warrington is a decent cycle path, one suitable for all users.
It comes to an abrupt end at Hollins Green and from there to Woolston, it is 50mph and narrow. I wince every time I see a cyclist tailgated by a heavy goods vehicle.
A decent width pavement upgrade is a minimum requirement between Hollins Green and Woolston, but a mixed use path would be even better.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
155496Photo #155496Bollards with reflective strips replace the tight chicane barriers that were there before #84832Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
155491Photo #155491Detail of edge of cycleway. Wooden edging pegged into the top of a very steep bank. It is OK at the moment, but doesn't look like it was built to last.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
155484Photo #155484Woolson New Cut greenway. New tarmac surface, but not really wide enough.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
155478Photo #155478Woolson New Cut greenwayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
155475Photo #155475This cycleway meets another cycleway at a T junction - so why the "END OF CYCLE ROUTE" sign and incorrect tactile paving?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
155474Photo #155474Brand new road with no constraints of space - so why is the cycleway design so dangerous that cyclists are told to get off?Cycleway:
Problem
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154783Photo #154783Total shit at the arse end of the car park. Do better @asda and maybe our towns wouldn't be so clogged with motor vehicles. This is a town centre store in the middle of Warrington FFS. t.co/AUHLNFNlCb

See also #84872.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
153964Photo #153964Dangerous road to cross between cycle routes - needs a crossing for pedestrians and cyclistsCycleway:
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cycleways
151271Photo #151271Signage neededCycleway:
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151270Photo #151270Signage neededCycleway:
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150153Photo #150153A-frames and narrow paths exclude use of bike trailers, electric mobility scooters, and non-standard bikes (often used by the most vulnerable road users). At best this prevents use of quiet routes, at worse it forces these users onto neighbouring 50mph roads and a dual carriageway.Cycleway:
Problem
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147596Photo #147596Provision on the roundabout needed for cyclists. When heading north cyclists are forced into the middle lane as the left turn is for the motorway.Cycleway:
Problem
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146141Photo #146141An array of endless chicanes, all of which are easily bypassed...unless you're in a wheelchair, mobility scooter etc.Cycleway:
Problem
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144947Photo #144947This hump (perhaps 2 feet high) of earth and tree roots is all that prevents easy access between the nearby housing estate and the route to Hollins Green.Obstruction:
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obstructions
144945Photo #144945This hump (perhaps 2 feet high) of earth and tree roots is all that prevents easy access between the nearby housing estate and the route to Hollins Green.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
144624Photo #144624Footpath is too narrow, users forced onto the road to pass each other including at a blind. No space for prams.Track:
Problem
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142754Photo #142754Busy road with parked cars and no provision for safe sysling for main route into/out of townCycleway:
Problem
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142749Photo #142749Rushgreen road narrow past sainsbury's, lots of close passes in this area.Cycleway:
Problem
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141482Photo #141482More pointless barriers. Cyclists aren't stupid. If there's a risk of conflict, put SLOW on the surface, as we do on the roads. Don't put these unforgiving barriers in.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
141187Photo #141187The link between Academy Way and Hall Street is not easy for cyclists, especially if trying to maintain distancing. The pavement/road crossing need to be widenedCycleway:
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141185Photo #141185A ramp would be better than steps for cyclistsCycleway:
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141184Photo #141184A ramp would be better than steps for cyclistsCycleway:
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141183Photo #141183Path widening would help cyclists stay safe away from the roadCycleway:
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141182Photo #141182A foot/cycle path across this field would provide a useful linkCycleway:
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141181Photo #141181This is a signed cycle route to Vine Crescent, but the path & bridge need upgradingCycleway:
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141180Photo #141180Upgrading this footbridge would open up a useful cycle routeCycleway:
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141179Photo #141179The cycle links here are clumsy - some dropped kerbs and paint would help.Cycleway:
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141178Photo #141178The cycle path links are clumsy here - a bit of paint and a couple of dropped kerbs would help.Cycleway:
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141175Photo #141175Is there a way to get pedestrians/cyclists under the road here, rather than using the crossing? It would help keep everyone moving and improve safety.Cycleway:
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141173Photo #141173This section of the TPT needs widening and surfacingCycleway:
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141172Photo #141172A dropped kerb and wider pathway here needed to make this cycle route credibleCycleway:
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141171Photo #141171(Big ticket item!) Replacing this footbridge cycleway would open up a link between Latchford and town centre, avoiding busy road junctionsCycleway:
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141170Photo #141170MIssing link in pavement/cycleway. necessitates crossing road twice.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140433Photo #140433Remove the parked cars from the pavementTrack:
Problem
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140428Photo #140428The exit of the pop-up cycle lane on Bold Street is obstructed by barriers. See: www.cyclestreets.net/location/140387/Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140394Photo #140394Last stretch of Black Bear Park greenway finally gets a tarmac surface. Unfortunately the anti-cycle barrier is #84821 wasn't removed while they were at it.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
140393Photo #140393Black Bear park now surfaced - addresses the step. The ramp up to Kingsway could still do to be wider.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
140392Photo #140392Sankey Street closed to cars to enable footway widening.Road environment:
Good practice
road
140390Photo #140390Cones are now less cluttered and there is a more substantial barrier. However, the cycle lane is still unnecessarily narrow and blocked at the far end: #140387Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140389Photo #140389Entrance to covid-19 pop-up cycle lane blocked by cones and a sign.

UPDATE NOV 2020: Covid cycle lane removed.
Obstruction:
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obstructions
140387Photo #140387Pop-up cycle lane on Bold Street now has more substantial barriers ... obstructing the exit onto Wilson Patten StreetObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
139548Photo #139548The temporary crossing is welcome, but the pedestrian signal heads are facing the wrong way!Track:
Problem
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139539Photo #139539Cattle pen removed from central island to give more space to pedestrians as a resonse to the covid pandemic. Unfortunately the cycle is still very long so queues of pedestrians still build up.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
139538Photo #139538Carriageway reallocated to create wider footway with temporary bus boarding platform as a response to the covid pandemic.Road environment:
Good practice
road
139537Photo #139537Parking spaces taken out to widen the footway as a response to the covid pandemic. I'm not sure why they didn't take the whole width of the parking bay - or indeed some of the carriageway, which is very wide at this point.

UPDATE November 2020: Parking spaces have been restored, forcing pedestrians back onto the narrow footway ... at the height of the second wave of the pandemic!
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
139535Photo #139535Temporary covid footway widening.Road environment:
Good practice
road
139534Photo #139534Temporary pedestrian crossing as a response to the covid pandemic. Unfortunately the pedestrian signal heads are facing the wrong way! It shows just how much road space is available.

Update 2nd July: Pedestrian signal heads now facing the correct direction.

Update 20th July: It has now been removed - presumably staying in place just long enough to qualify for the emergency funding.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
138130Photo #138130The whole of London Road (A49) here has wide verges but no cycle path.Cycleway:
Problem
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138129Photo #138129This road has been made one way so cars can now speed in one direction. There is plenty of room for a cycle way and pavement rather than the traffic calming measures that have forced pedestrians into the middle of the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
138125Photo #138125A large verge but no pavement or cycle way. There are a stream of big coaches and wagons that make this area dangerous.Cycleway:
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137957Photo #137957Pedestrianise Stockton Heath High Street.Temporary closure:
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closure
137727Photo #137727Covid-19 funding used to fund a very short stretch of this long needed improvement of this stretch of cycleway #52592 - (they didn't get as far as #84321)
You would have thought that they would have cleared the vegetation while they were at it (photo taken a couple of weeks after the work finished!)
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
137725Photo #137725Covid-19 road closure on Academy Way leaves a gap for cyclists. (if a bit on the tight side)

UPDATE JAN 2021:
This arrangement has now been made permanent #161230
Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
137723Photo #137723Someone forgot to include cyclists on the the covid-19 road closure sign.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
137722Photo #137722Cyclists exempt from the covid-19 road closure on Winwick Street. Unfortunately the sign at the other end doesnt mention cyclists #137723Temporary closure:
Good practice
closure
137717Photo #137717Covid-19 road closure of Barbauld Street. This creates an opportunity to create a cycle route from Warrington Town centre to the south via Arpley Road (in the distance #137710 ) avoiding the Bridge Foot Giratory. A crossing of Wilson Patten Street is needed.Temporary closure:
Infrastructure
closure
137710Photo #137710Opportunity to create a cycle route into the town centre from Arpley Road to the recently closed stretch of Barbauld Street (in the distance #137717 ). Just needs a short stretch of cycle path from here to a toucan crossing of Wilson Patten Street (A5061).Other:
Infrastructure
general
137111Photo #137111More space for pedestrians is needed on Stockton Heath High Street. This is a well used street with people needing to queue outside shops. The pavements are narrow (very narrow in places) and there are long delays at the pedestrian crossing. The carriageway is mostly very wide and there is space allocated for on street parking so there is plenty of potential to reallocate space for wider pavements.
Simply putting stickers on a narrow pavement to tell pedestrians to "Maintain the Gap" without providing the space to make this possible is not an adequate response. See:
www.cyclestreets.net/location/137023/
And the one-way pedestrian system is frankly absurd. Keeping to the left on a wide pavement would be sensible, when the other direction is on the other side of the A49 it is simply impractaclke. Are pedestrians walking from East Avenue to the High Street really expected to walk all the way up to the crossing at London Bridge and back along the other side of the road? See:
www.cyclestreets.net/location/137041/

Measures that are needed:
1. Take as much space as possible from the carriageway by narrowing the traffic lanes to the absolute minimum and remove all on street parking on the A49 London Road between the Bridgewater Canal and the Ship Canal and on the A56 Walton Road from Victoria Square to Whitefield Road. Use this to widen the pavements.
2. Introduce a 20mph speed limit on the A49 and A56 so that pedestrians can cross where they need to rather than have to wait at the crossings.
3. Minimize the signal delays at the crossings to reduce the build up of queues - or better still convert them to zebra crossings.
4. Provide more crossings. These are most needed where the path from the car park reaches the London Road just south of the Church and in the vicinity of East Avenue.
5. Move the south bound bus stops to a place where the pavement can be made wider:
www.cyclestreets.net/location/137034/
6. Remove the railings where they restrict the pavement width at Victory Square:
www.cyclestreets.net/location/137019/
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137041Photo #137041The road is wide enough for marked parking bays so plenty of room to widen the pavement, but what does Warrington Council do? Make the pavements one way! What are you supposed to do if you want to get to the high street? Walk all the way up to the crossing at the London Bridge and all the way back on the other side of the A49.

UPDATE 25th JUNE: New temporary pedestrian crossing installed hee: #139534
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Problem
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137034Photo #137034Pavement so narrow that the sides of the bus shelter had to be removed - yet the council put signs up telling pedestrians to "Maintain the Gap". How?

UPDATE 25th June: Carriageway space has been reallocated to widen the bus stop: #139538
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Problem
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137023Photo #137023The high street is very wide and even has space for parking bays, yet the best Warrington Borough Council can come up with as a response to the pandemic is stickers telling pedestrians to maintain their distance on the narrow pavement left over.

UPDATE 25th June: The parking bays have now been reallocated to pedestrians: #139537
Road environment:
Problem
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137021Photo #137021What is needed is wider pavements - not signs telling pedestrians to mind the gap on a pavement that is obviously too narrow. The road is very wide here.

UPDATE 25th June: barriers have been installed to widen the footway: #139535
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Problem
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137019Photo #137019Just putting stickers down to tell pedestrians to "Maintain the Gap" when the pavement squeezes between a building and railings is rather missing the point.Road environment:
Problem
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