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All photos in & around Birchwood

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153964Photo #153964Dangerous road to cross between cycle routes - needs a crossing for pedestrians and cyclistsCycleway:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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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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:
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144624Photo #144624Footpath is too narrow, users forced onto the road to pass each other including at a blind. No space for prams.Track:
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142754Photo #142754Busy road with parked cars and no provision for safe sysling for main route into/out of townCycleway:
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142749Photo #142749Rushgreen road narrow past sainsbury's, lots of close passes in this area.Cycleway:
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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:
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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:
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140433Photo #140433Remove the parked cars from the pavementTrack:
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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:
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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:
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140393Photo #140393Black Bear park now surfaced - addresses the step. The ramp up to Kingsway could still do to be wider.Cycleway:
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140392Photo #140392Sankey Street closed to cars to enable footway widening.Road environment:
Good practice
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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:
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140389Photo #140389Entrance to covid-19 pop-up cycle lane blocked by cones and a sign.Obstruction:
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140387Photo #140387Pop-up cycle lane on Bold Street now has more substantial barriers ... obstructing the exit onto Wilson Patten StreetObstruction:
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139548Photo #139548The temporary crossing is welcome, but the pedestrian signal heads are facing the wrong way!Track:
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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:
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139538Photo #139538Carriageway reallocated to create wider footway with temporary bus boarding platform as a response to the covid pandemic.Road environment:
Good practice
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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.Road environment:
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139535Photo #139535Temporary covid footway widening.Road environment:
Good practice
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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.
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138130Photo #138130The whole of London Road (A49) here has wide verges but no cycle path.Cycleway:
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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:
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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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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!)
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137725Photo #137725Covid-19 road closure on Academy Way leaves a gap for cyclists. (if a bit on the tight side)Temporary closure:
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137723Photo #137723Someone forgot to include cyclists on the the covid-19 road closure sign.Temporary closure:
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137722Photo #137722Cyclists exempt from the covid-19 road closure on Winwick Street. Unfortunately the sign at the other end doesnt mention cyclists #137723Temporary closure:
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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:
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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:
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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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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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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
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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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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:
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136311Photo #136311A crossing here would enable cyclists and pedestrians to get to the town centre from the south (via Arply Rd & Barbould St) avoiding Bridge Foot.Cycleway:
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136037Photo #136037Terrace streets where houses have no front yards could do with temp painted guidelines to steer PEDs away from houses front doors.Track:
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135253Photo #135253Confusing sign that says cycle path which is a footpath that cuts across bus stop and a extremely narrow pinch point to a pedestrian crossingCycleway:
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135251Photo #135251Confusing sign that says cycle path which is a footpath that cuts across bus stop and a extremely narrow pinch point to a pedestrian crossingCycleway:
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134810Photo #134810Contraflow cycle lane would be useful on the northern part of Bold StreetCycleway:
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134799Photo #134799Multiple crossings with long delays in tight "cattle pens". This junction needs to work much better for pedestrians.Track:
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134796Photo #134796Pavements not wide enough to share with cyclists during the pandemic. Cyclists need to ride on the road.Track:
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134635Photo #134635Potential to covert traffic lanes on Manchester Road to create pop-up cycle lanes as the New Cut path is too narrow to use safely during the pandemic.Cycleway:
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134628Photo #134628Sankey way shared pavement is too narrow for safe social distancing. This needs to be returned to exclusive pedestrian use for the duration of the pandemic. Potential to convert one lane in each direction of the dual carriageway to a pop-up cycle lane.Track:
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134600Photo #134600This stretch of pavement is much too narrow for shared use during normal times - social distancing is impossible. It needs to be returned to exclusive pedestrian use and cyclists ride on the carriageway. One lane of the eastbound carriageway could be converted to a pop-up cycle lane as is already the case westbound.Track:
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134563Photo #134563Shared use pavements on Winwick Road are too narrow for safe social distancing. These need to be returned to exclusive pedestrian use with cyclists riding on the carriageway. Potential to convert one lane in each direction of the dual carriageway to a pop-up cycleway..Track:
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134551Photo #134551The New Cut path is too narrow for cyclists and pedestrians to share while maintaining 2m social distancing, The path should revert to exclusive pedestrian use for the duration of the pandemic.Track:
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134531Photo #134531Cars regularly parking on double yellow lines and in the cycle lane.Cycleway:
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134374Photo #134374Narrow footway often overgrown with no space to pass users, other than walking or cycling on the grass verge beside fast traffic. Need to widen footway surface to kerbline to continue Salford's shared facility from the east.Cycleway:
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133931Photo #133931Road is so narrow that when cars meet head on one side must drive on to the pavement. Introduce a priority system for one direction.Track:
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133864Photo #133864The pavement on the ship canal side of the road should be widened and signed as the cycle path. Pedestrians encouraged to use the other side of the road. This would provide link between two disconnected sections of the trans pennine trail.Cycleway:
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133601Photo #133601Modal filter outside the Parr HallRoad environment:
Good practice
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133599Photo #133599Good that cyclists are exempted from pop-up covid left turn ban at the end of Winmarleigh Street, but it is a real squeeze to get into the cycle lane past the sign at elbow height. It's not as if the road is narrow.Cycleway:
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133586Photo #133586Cyclists exempt from the covid-19 turning restriction on Winmarleigh St. A shame the implementation at the junction is so poor #133599General sign/notice:
Good practice
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133584Photo #133584A forest of cones makes the southern end of the Bold Street pop-up contraflow cycle lane a bit of an obstacle course.

UPDATE 27th June: It gets worse. Now there are more substantial barriers blocking the exit of the cycle lane: #140387
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133581Photo #133581Cycle bypass to the road closure on Academy Way. A bit of a squeeze past the sign.Temporary closure:
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133577Photo #133577Pop-up contraflow cycle lane on Bold Street - mostly occupied by cones.Cycleway:
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133574Photo #133574cones obstructing the eastern end of the St Austins Lane pop-up cycle lane.Why?Cycleway:
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133570Photo #133570pop-up contraflow cycle lane on St Austins Lane. While the idea is good the implementation is dreadful. Until yesterday the road was taking 2-way motor traffic, so why on earth does the cycle lane have to be so narrow with signs further constricting the entrance?

UPDATE 29th June: and it gets worse! now there is a cone to protect the sign further obstructing the entrance to the cyle lane: #140389
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133101Photo #133101Half-width covid-19 pop-up cycle lane on the Kingsway bridge. It is only 1.2m between the fence and the cones so much too narrow to ride comfortably. Heading in the other direction it makes it very difficult for cyclists to turn right onto Sandy Lane which they need to do to reach the Black Bear cycleway.

UPDATE July 20th: Good News - The cycle lane has been removed.
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130773Photo #130773Chester road is not well marked for speed limits and is dangerous for cycling. It needs a cycle way heading east out of stockton heath somewhere towards grappenhallCycleway:
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130771Photo #130771Pavement too narrowTrack:
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130057Photo #130057One way system should be introduced. Busy area with schools/leisure centre currently causing safety issues for schoolchildren crossing roadTemporary closure:
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130054Photo #130054Pedestrianise this whole are to improve social distancing and create a cafe culture destinationTemporary closure:
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130053Photo #130053One way system, road is fast and narrow, path is extremely narrow and could be widenedTemporary closure:
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130050Photo #130050Level crossing for pedestrians and cyclists required. This is a dangerous crossing for families and a visabilty is restricted for all users. traffic must be slowed and level surface to act as a speed bump and allow safe crossing for allTrack:
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130045Photo #130045Segregated cycle lane much needed, paint does nothing to stop traffic entering itCycleway:
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130041Photo #130041The whole area could be pedestrianised to encourage use of outdoor space and social distancing. Acees only to walking/cycling and acees for deliveries onlyTemporary closure:
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130037Photo #130037This area could easily be pedestrianised with access only for deliveries.Temporary closure:
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130032Photo #13003220mph speed limit around the school and village. This stretch is often used as a race track and road and path is particularly narrow with blind cornersTemporary closure:
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130029Photo #130029Contraflow mandatory cycle lane for children to get to school. this would really improve access for the community of Westy to utilise facilities in Victoria park and get into warrington town centreCycleway:
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130028Photo #130028My child is now forced to cycle on two busyt A roads since this new one way system has been introduced. This needs a mandatory cycleway going from knutsford road to chester road.Cycleway:
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130025Photo #13002520mph speed limit needs to be introduced. Insane that this lane is still national speed limit. it's crowded with dog walkers and cyclists and has many blind bends.Temporary closure:
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130021Photo #130021Crossing needed for pedestrians and cyclists. speed should be reduced as well. This is a crossing where schoolchildren, commuters use leisure cyclists use to get to school or shopsTrack:
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130018Photo #130018Dangerous crossing for families using TPT.Track:
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128247Photo #128247Unsurfaced section under trees, gets extremely muddyCycleway:
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122962Photo #122962Substandard footway width. Pedestrians forced into road to pass each other. Insufficient width for wheelchair or pushchair.Track:
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122756Photo #122756Cycle lanes from faraday st just stopCycleway:
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122754Photo #122754Fast roundabout with no provision for cyclists or pedestrians to cross safely.Cycleway:
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