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No idea how I've managed to miss this for so many years - CTC Headquarters winged wheel, Helston

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. Closeup of dropped kerb in: #199620. Other image here today and links: #199615.

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location.] The dropped kerb and route to/from it on the northern side of the site entrance is under water. The s ... [more]

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location.] Even the tactile paving in the centre of the junction is submerging. Other image here today and links ... [more]

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location.] Site entrance/exit. The pavement is damaged, filthy and stops at a temporary sign standing on rubble. ... [more]

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. [NOTE: No street view at this exact location.] Other image here today and links: #199615.

[Image taken 7.12.23] Wigginton Road junction with entrance to/exit from Cocoa Works, York. The dropped kerb at the southern end of NMU route through this junction is invisible. The junction is under water to a depth of perhaps at least fou ... [more]

[Image taken 7.12.23] Burton Stone Lane junction with Bootham/Clifton, York. Other image today and links: #199613.

[Image taken 7.12.23] Grosvenor Terrace, junction with Grosvenor Road, looking into Scarborough Terrace, York. Context: #195252. Other images today: #199614, #199615, #199616, #199617, #199618, #199620, #199621.

Entrepreneurial Hinckley sign in the town centre highlighting that this was the place where The Hansom Cab was designed and built, and is the current home of Triumph motorcycles. Hinckley Fair is mentioned in Henry IV: http://www.hin ... [more]

Police commandeer bike to pursue suspect across Becket's Park, Northampton: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-67629952 Screen grab shows the bollard that forced the policeman out of his patrol vehicle before commandeering the bike.

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane over entrance to Burton Court, York. Context and links: #199609.

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane over the entrance to Burton Court, York. I have tripped and stumbled crossing here in the direction of the camera many times… after dark. Further, this corner collects water. But the lighting here i ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane, opposite forked entrance to/exit from Lumley Road, York. One exit from Lumley Road (see image of unobstructed ‘fork’ #199544) is blocked leaving only the ‘in’ lane for all users. It was very ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane looking south towards the junction with Lumley Road, York. Filthy, wet pavement. Churned up verge. The route is so narrow someone has to step off the paving to let others pass. Burton Stone Lane is a ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane looking south towards the junction with Lumley Road, York. Filthy, muddy, sticky, uneven pavements. Plus the resident of the property ahead has not clipped the hedge. This massively reduces the usable ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane. York. The fencing from the works has recently been moved - 4.12.23? - to include the grass verge in the works area. It now substantially limits the usable width of the pavement. And that's before you ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane (looking south along the pavement opposite Duncombe Square construction site), York. Leaves have been a lasting hazard on advisory cycle lanes, such as alongside Bootham, and on pavements – includin ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane (looking south along the pavement opposite Duncombe Square construction site), York. There is too little lighting here after dark despite this being a key pedestrian desire line. The mud has made it h ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Burton Stone Lane. York. For the past week this pavement has been very slippery due to mud. Two days ago I was heading south along Burton Stone Lane. It was daylight and I was able to see that most of the pavement alon ... [more]

[Image taken 6.12.23] Looking towards the junction with Horner Street, Burton Stone Lane. York. Other image here today and links: #199597.

[Image taken 6.12.23] Close to Sainsbury’s, Burton Stone Lane. York. Ice: unavoidable if you use the crossing. Ice: difficult to see and avoid if you use the pavement. Other image here today and links: #199597.

[Image taken 6.12.23] Horner Street junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. The persistent puddling on the pedestrian buildout - aimed at enabling people who need a dropped kerb to cross - and on the pavement, has turned to ice. I will recha ... [more]

The Hansom Cab was developed on this site, which is now a depressing shopping arcade. http://www.hinckleypastpresent.org/hansomcab.html

The High Street in Much Wenlock is a car storage area.

The Ivanhoe Line, which one day may reopen to passengers. Footbridge adjacent to Ratby Lane road bridge is visible in the distance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanhoe_line https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-634277 ... [more]

Advance warning that the crossing of the Ivanhoe Line in Leicester Forest East is not suitable for bikes.

Crossing of the Ivanhoe Line in Leicester Forest East - not suitable for bikes.

Crossing of the Ivanhoe Line in Leicester Forest East - not suitable for bikes.

[Image taken 4.12.23] Deangate, York. The posters have been relocated. Now people who want to read them will be in less danger from road users including large lorries delivering to/from the gate in the hoardings facing the camera and will c ... [more]

[Image taken 4.12.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Explanation for the closures on Burton Stone Lane – see: #199226 - in the Winter 2023 issue of Grapevine (‘A local magazine for the parish of St Luke the Evangelist [https://stlukesyork.org ... [more]

[Image taken 30.11.23] Pizza Time, Burton Stone Lane, junction with Garth Terrace, York. Detail of damage in: #199580. Other image today: #199579.

[Image taken 30.11.23] Pizza Time, Burton Stone Lane, junction with Garth Terrace, York. Damaged, uneven paving – closeup see: #199581. Pavement clutter. Other image today: #199579.

[Image taken 30.11.23] Pizza Time, Burton Stone Lane, York. On 29.11.23, I saw the deepest area of tarmac damage had been repaired. I don’t know who did it. I’ll email everyone I asked to get it mended, with this image and with thanks. ... [more]

[Image taken 29.11.23] Burton Stone Lane, looking into Grosvenor Road, York. Context: #199553.

Footways on both sides of Church Street shut at the same time with pedestrians told to divert via Torness Street (to the left) and Byres Road. Well reader, not all of them were doing as they were told!

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The 12 most recently modified photos

[Image taken 14.10.23] Crichton Avenue junction with Burton Stone Lane, York. Temporary route sign: Access only up to Grosvenor Road No through route. Yet another very specific sign, and one that differs in working from the others related t ... [more]

[Image taken 14.10.23] Burton Stone Lane, York. Other image here today and links: #198604.

CYC response from 29 August 2023: “Thank you for your enquiry with regards to the gullies at the entrance/exit to the Cocoa Works off Wigginton Road. I have forwarded this matter onto our Drainage Team who have investigated this area fu ... [more]

[UPDATE 7.12.23 Repaired see: #199613.] [UPDATE: Knocked back. CYC reply on 26.6.23: "The current status of your report is: closed. The problem has been inspected and no follow up work is required."] [Image taken 19.6.23] Grosvenor Terra ... [more]

[UPDATE: CYC reply from 2.8.23 "Our Inspector has visited and concluded that there are no safety defects that breach investigatory levels requiring further work. The ponding is minor and on block paving where joints are permeable meaning th ... [more]

[Image from 6.12.23 with ice: #199597.] [Image from 19.6.23 and CYC response: #195243] [Image taken 22.4.23] Burton Stone Lane junction with Horner Street, York. Puddles on pavement and pedestrian crossing buildout. I'm challenging t ... [more]

Wasn’t much rain yesterday, a runner and I awaiting at a slightly flooded Keyhole Bridge for passage into Poole Park. One of the DfT Active Travel priority experimental measures for ⁦@BCPCouncil⁩ area https://t.co/0OKip75uPV Janu ... [more]

Graffiti on the bridge surface reads: HANDS OFF MILL ROAD and there are 👋 symbols. Reaction to proposals to restrict traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2020/06/camcycle-supports-covid-19 ... [more]

[UPDATE 4.12.23: The information panels have been relocated: #199590.] [Image taken 19.9.23] Centre of Excellence for Heritage Craft Skills and Estate Management, Deangate, York. Hoardings have a massive impact on the public realm. This ... [more]

[Image taken 15.11.23] Lumley Road, junction with Burton Stone Lane (looking north-east), York. The churned up grass shows wheel tracks. Could a two-way cycle-mobility scooter lane have been kept open? With the eastern side pavement closed, ... [more]

[Image taken 10.11.23] Burton Stone Lane just south of the junction with Shipton Street, York. This road is closing again. The reasons include installing a speed table - see item in parish newsletter: #199582. The closure was also report ... [more]

[UPDATE Substantive repair 30.11.23: #199579.] [UPDATE Image from 21.11.23: #199367.] [Image from 27.9.23 with measurements: #197913.] [Image taken 7.8.23: #196508] [Image taken after rain 19.6.23: #195241] [UPDATE: #193871] [UPDATE: ... [more]

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  • Icon 199589 Crossing should be raised to ensure motor vehicles slow to allow residents to cross
  • Icon 199588 Motorists routinely use this private road for turning in the village. Narrow the road so that it's impossible to turn here
  • Icon 199587 This crossing should be raised to meet pavement height in order to prioritise pedestrians and deter drivers using it to turn around
  • Icon 199586 Village used as rat run, should be one way coming up through the village
  • Icon 199585 No reason for cars to come through here other than rat running
  • Icon 199584 No cycling or walking infrastructure
  • Icon 199583 Insufficient pavement width and cars parking on pavement mean moving through the village often difficult
  • Icon 199578 Sign needed here to point to Gatwick Airport. The path to the west looks like the correct route, which it isn't.
  • Icon 199577 Junction needs a cycle route off the busy road eg left hand pocket with separate traffic light phase to reach Russells Crescent.
  • Icon 199576 Signs needed to make the entrance to the subway more obvous when travelling south along route 21
  • Icon 199575 Resign route 21 to use the new pavement cycle path.
  • Icon 199574 Ressign national route 21 to use the cycle path under the railway not the road.

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