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Photo listing : obstructions (infrastructure)

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This listing only shows photos within Birchwood.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

A frame barrier across tarmac path serves no purpose whatsoever as it is easily bypassed by the rough path to the right.

Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp. The one positive is that they are a great improv ... [more]

chicane barrier

Failed attempt to obstruct the path

Barrier - easily avoided

Bollard and canal bridge

a collection of avoidable obstructions at the entrance to Sankey Valley Park

Easily avoided chicane barriers

chicane barriers

chicane barrier - reasonably navigable

Wooden barrier partially obstrucing the exit from Sankey Valley Park on Warrington Strategic Cycle Route 1. UPDATE 2020: The wooden barrier has gone - only to be replaced by two metal barriers in a chicane arrangement.

Kissing gate

Rather pointltless kissing gate - easily avoided

barrier - easy to bypass

Chicane barriers

White posts with reflective strips - serve no useful purpose

chicane barrier

Chicane barrier

Chicane barriers with wide enough gap to ride through

Chicane barriers - well spaced

White bollards

Chicane barriers at the foot of the steep decent. Slow down cyclists, but are wide enough spaced to ride through. Reflective markings are needed.

Kissing gate replaced by an 'A' frame barrier. UPDATE 2018: The kissing gate has now been replace by chicanes.

'A' Frame barrier

'A' frame barrier. Unusually, actually wide enough to fit the handlebars through. Plus a CYCLISTS DISMOUNT sign.

Trans-Pennine Trail (NCN62) heads through the narrow chicane barrier on the right. The alternative path to the left is slightly better surfaced, wider and free from obstruction.

Reasonably passable chicane barrier

'A' frame obstructing access from Loushers Lane to the Black Bear Park cycle path can be avoided by using the small path to the left. UPDATE 2020: vegetation has now been cleared rendering the barrier even more pointless than it was befo ... [more]

'A' frame

'A' frame barrier

'A' frame barrier

'A' frame can be avoided by a little path to the left

This used to be a difficult barrier, but has been replaced with an 'A' frame, which can be avoided by riding through the open gate.

Stop, Look, Listen - level crossing with sprung gates leading to NCN 62

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