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All photos in & around Birchwood

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176319Photo #176319This really should be a ramp. These steps limit access by disabled people.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176318Photo #176318Awkward entrance to this bridge, with an unnecessary bollard. And the bridge's surface is very slippery, with numerous flaws that create trip hazards.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174695Photo #174695The new bus gate on Scotland Road is welcome - shame about the priority on the exit.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
174694Photo #174694Scotland Road bus gateRoad environment:
Good practice
road
174693Photo #174693New bus gate on Scotland RoadRoad environment:
Good practice
road
174692Photo #174692New "high quality" cycle route crosses the two lane entry for Brian Bevan Island. No priority. No protection.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174691Photo #174691Shared use pavement goes through a bus shelter. (A "High quality cycle route" according to Warrington Council.) I thought they were not supposed to install this sort of rubbish any more. Not only that, but the dangerous half-width cycle lane has been left on the carriageway giving cyclists the worst of both worlds.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
167720Photo #167720Half width contraflow cycle laneCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
167660Photo #167660The Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) now has a barrier-free tarmac surface between Knutsford Road and London Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167655Photo #167655View of the cantilever bridge crossing the Manchester Ship Canal from the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167646Photo #167646cyclist with ladderBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
167645Photo #167645Poorly designed link from the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) to Archer Avenue. A narrow cycleway leads to the pavement behind parked cars with no dropped kerb or means to access the carriageway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
167642Photo #167642A rare example of an access control barrier that is actually wide enough to ride through. Why it is there at all is another question as access to this stretch of the Transpennine Trail is open at other points.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167637Photo #167637Poorly designed access to the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) from Westbrook Avenue. A narrow path leads from the pavement behind parked cars with no dropped kerb or means of getting from the carriageway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
167636Photo #167636Poorly designed access to the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) from Clarke Avenue. A narrow path leads from the pavement behind parked cars with no dropped kerb or means of getting from the carriageway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
167635Photo #167635New tarmac surface on the Trans Pennine Trail.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167633Photo #167633Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) has now been widened
and surfaced between the London Road and Knutsford Road.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167298Photo #167298Cyclists offered a choice of difficult obstacles to negotiate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
167297Photo #167297What bright spark came up with the idea that a kissing gate is just what a cycle route needs?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
165562Photo #165562The awkward gate #87385
is now unlocked and permanently open
Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
165561Photo #165561How not to design the end of a cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165560Photo #165560Cycleway diverts round the corner them makes a sharp 90 degree turn to cross the side road without priority.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165559Photo #165559No way to turn off from the newly constructed shared pavement into Tan House lane.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165558Photo #165558Motor free road - the bypass to the gate could be better.Road environment:
Good practice
road
165557Photo #165557Cycleway crosses arm of roundabout with no priority.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165556Photo #165556Left hand filter lanes are awful for cyclists heading straight on as you need to negotiate into the middle of the road. This one is particularly gratuitous since hardly any traffic heading ion this direction will take that turn. The reverse manoeuvre (turning right from Slutchers Lane) is prohibited - though that wold be a useful way for cyclists to reach the town centre.Road environment:
Problem
road
165188Photo #165188parking in front of homesCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
165187Photo #165187Parking in front of and underneath flatsCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
164258Photo #164258Dark, muddy path is not cycle friendlyCycleway:
Problem
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
carstorage
164254Photo #164254Are these homes designed for cars or for humans?Car storage:
Problem
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
carstorage
164248Photo #164248Poor and confusing information at bus stopOther:
Problem
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:
Problem
cycleways
161670Photo #161670Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161668Photo #161668Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161667Photo #161667Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161666Photo #161666Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161665Photo #161665Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161664Photo #161664Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161663Photo #161663Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161662Photo #161662Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161653Photo #161653Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161652Photo #161652Slow traffic for Trans Pennine Trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161651Photo #161651Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161650Photo #161650Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161648Photo #161648Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161647Photo #161647Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161646Photo #161646Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161645Photo #161645Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
161644Photo #161644Trans pennine trail - www.transpenninetrail.org.ukCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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
cycleways
161206Photo #161206What on earth is the point of converting this 8 metre stretch of pavement to shared use?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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
cycleways
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:
Problem
cycleways
151271Photo #151271Signage neededCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
151270Photo #151270Signage neededCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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
cycleways
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
cycleways
146141Photo #146141An array of endless chicanes, all of which are easily bypassed...unless you're in a wheelchair, mobility scooter etc.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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:
Problem
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
track
142754Photo #142754Busy road with parked cars and no provision for safe sysling for main route into/out of townCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
142749Photo #142749Rushgreen road narrow past sainsbury's, lots of close passes in this area.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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:
Problem
cycleways
141185Photo #141185A ramp would be better than steps for cyclistsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141184Photo #141184A ramp would be better than steps for cyclistsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141183Photo #141183Path widening would help cyclists stay safe away from the roadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141182Photo #141182A foot/cycle path across this field would provide a useful linkCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141181Photo #141181This is a signed cycle route to Vine Crescent, but the path & bridge need upgradingCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141180Photo #141180Upgrading this footbridge would open up a useful cycle routeCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141179Photo #141179The cycle links here are clumsy - some dropped kerbs and paint would help.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141178Photo #141178The cycle path links are clumsy here - a bit of paint and a couple of dropped kerbs would help.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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:
Problem
cycleways
141173Photo #141173This section of the TPT needs widening and surfacingCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141172Photo #141172A dropped kerb and wider pathway here needed to make this cycle route credibleCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141171Photo #141171(Big ticket item!) Replacing this footbridge cycleway would open up a link between Latchford and town centre, avoiding busy road junctionsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141170Photo #141170MIssing link in pavement/cycleway. necessitates crossing road twice.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
140433Photo #140433Remove the parked cars from the pavementTrack:
Problem
track
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

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