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A chicane barrier each side of the gate in Queen's Park, but with the cycle route heading for the Hendham Vale path to the right, why exit the park here at all? See also #72646.

A gate at the entrance to Queen's Park, with gaps at either side for cycling and walking. However, the red sign says "No Unauthorised Vehicles" without saying if cycles are allowed. The rising bollards behind the gate appear to be a bit ... [more]

I'm sure this could have been implemented better. Bear in mind anyone approaching this on the road will be cycling at speed, possibly being followed by a bus (or some other large vehicle) in the bus lane.

A single-stage toucan crossing across Rochdale Road dual carriageway, connecting the shared-use footway of NCN60 to the entrance to Queen's Park. This is about the best feature of NCN60 in this area, which is generally baffling in its extra ... [more]

A city-bound cycle lane on Rochdale Road. Although not continuous, it has its uses for passing queuing traffic.

A limited amount of cycle parking outside the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Cycles allowed to make right turn outside Oxford Road station into Whitworth Street West (and thus access Oxford Street), when other vehicles restricted to left turn only.

Some cycle parking stands outside of Oxford Road station.

A cycle parking store at Oxford Road station in Manchester. The two-way cycle lane along the front is not so good, but can easily be ignored.

@OfficialTfGM @ManCityCouncil How do you legally continue to ride towards Deansgate from here? https://t.co/sLmLMkxyhN

Rarely 10 spaces available for cycles as these stands get used by motorcycles too.

#space4parking on the footway by MMU's new Birley Fields development. Note the man in the white van carrying a fire extinguisher was genuinely loading but had to stop in the carriageway as all the loading bays were parked in. Also note the ... [more]

Manchester UHSM aka Wythenshawe Hospital encourages people to cycle there. http://www.uhsm.nhs.uk/pages/cycletouhsm.aspx

From: http://madcyclelanesofmanchester.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/new-victoria-station-tram-crossing-todd.html

Mid-path barrier on the Fallowfield Loop, near St Werburgh's Road Metrolink Station

Shared path along Simonsway Route 85

Poor shared-use route to Manchester Airport

Shared-use route over Manchester Airport station

No bikes (except folders) on the Manchester Metrolink tram system

Cycle track beside the newest Metrolink tram line at Robinswood Road station

Convertible space in a Class 323 local train from Manchester Airport

Obstructed shared-use path over Manchester Airport station

Poor shared-use route to Manchester Airport

Poor shared-use route to Manchester Airport

Poor shared-use provision at Manchester Airport

Hi @NisaLocally, why are your delivery vehicles always blocking the cycle lane on this busy stretch of road? http://t.co/N2ZRcHsiUs

parking on pavement situation outside #Levenshulme High School #errwoodroad What about pedestrians? Cc @ChrispLOL http://t.co/qHTdEX4uA8

Mersey Path TPT South Manchester in Didsbury. If you do decide to restrict cycle flow by placing barriers please make the barrier ends rounded. Picture on the left shows rounded corners on the access barrier but NOT on the railing end. The ... [more]

This is supposed to be a cycle lane, not an obstacle course @MikeKaneMP , lunatics and asylum springs to mind ! http://t.co/LK59Raj36M

A good shared space at Mcr University has now been turned into this - including cycling on the right!

Coffee Cranks here and All over Manchester https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeCranksCooperative https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/499489845363093504 Mon - Fri 10 -4pm PFBH.org.uk http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Food-and-Drink/Co ... [more]

Sandbar120 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL If you know any cycle friendly pubs/cafes let us know on twitter with #cyclinn @GMcycling and Also if you know of any cycle friendly cafes/pubs or bars in and around Manchester, please email Sarah ... [more]

Narrow kerbed cycle lane in the door zone of marked parking bays on the pavement. If you manage to swerve to avoid a door opening in your path then kerb will ensure you fall over. Lethal.

Protected cycle lane next to a 30mph dual carriageway in Manchester near British Cycling's National Cycle Centre. This side road is for an event car park, quiet at times, very busy at others. Crossing the side road has two options: (1 ... [more]

Manchester NCN60 and NCN62 Chorlton/Sale border near Jackson's Boat Pub. A set of steps is to be removed and replaced with a ramp suitable for cycles. Jackson's Bridge will be closed from 19th to 21st Feb and 18th to 20th March for upgradin ... [more]

UPDATE SEE PHOTOS https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/436551689860964352 Manchester NCN60 and NCN62 Chorlton/Sale border near Jackson's Boat Pub. A set of steps is to be removed and replaced with a ramp suitable for cycles. Jackson' ... [more]

Manchester Victoria Station Vehicle completely blocking this cycle route for at least 3 hours How's my driving 0808 1682494 reg YR61 MWA. Notice also British Transport Police @ChiefBTP vehicle parked on pavement and NOT booking this vehicle ... [more]

Manchester Castlfield desire line to bridge requires proper surfacing to encourage more use

Manchester Cornbrook Access off Dawson Street to Potato Wharf near Bridgewater Canal and River Medlock

Manchester Cornbrook - Access off Dawson Street to Potato Wharf near Bridgewater Canal and River Medlock

Manchester Cornbrook Access to Bridgewater Canal off Dawson Street

Manchester Cornbrook Narrow Access to Bridgewater Canal off Hulme Hall Road

Manchester Victoria Station Cycleway across tram lines and on to Chethams school of music. Road works here with temporary traffic lights with no thought whatsoever for the stranded cyclists here !

Cycle parking

Manchester Cycle Hub cycle parking.

Contraflow

Rare use of a Stop sign in the UK.

Bike in a pink window.

Sign to deter bike thieves. See #58239.

Cycle parking is removed (see Google image of how it looked before) to make way for commercial activities. Cycle infrastructure does generate business though. https://twitter.com/cbruntlett/status/367312232511582209/photo/1 Planning obligat ... [more]

Palatine Road South Manchester approaching Lapwing Lane. Reported by @billypilgrimage Signs are placed on the MANDATORY cycle lane.

Palatine Road South Manchester approaching Lapwing Lane. Reported by @billypilgrimage Signs are placed on the already narrow cycle lane.

#AskGMP disrespect of mandatory cycle lanes by police.

UPDATE4 A few neighbours have reported attempted muggings on Hulme Street (by the Mancunian way crossing) over the last few weeks. Please stay safe if you are in the area after dark! https://twitter.com/redbricksonline/status/105760833704 ... [more]

UPdate Aug 18th 2016 going to – Horseshoe Ringley via the NCN6 and Irwell Sculpture Trail Gladstone statue in Albert Square MCR. Meeting point for the GMCC social rides once a month usually the penultimate Thursday but see the www.gmcc.or ... [more]

Hanover Street in Manchester ee also #48787 and #48788

Impossible one way street in Manchester. Useful 2 way route for cyclists see also #48790 and #48787 This is quite near the coop HQ

New route for cyclists down Dantzic Street passed the new Coop building and across the main Inner Circular Route and Miller street see also #48790 and #48788

Right at the top of heaton park

Apparently this photo of a Police officer parking across double yellow lines while nipping into a local supermarket went viral, from... http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-have-been-warned-not-to-pa ... [more]

This is an internal view of the Koffee Lock Cycle Cafe - the tables are recycled old pallets from Murry's Mill which once where used to support bales of cotton. The artwork pictures are internal shots of Murray's Mill taken by Garry Lomas ... [more]

Manchester - Cotton Street Ancoats http://www.koffeelock.com/ A new facility for cycle parking. The sign is in need of changing to reflect the low risk of cycling and encourage this activity. Suggested rewording of this paragraph "Cycling i ... [more]

UPDATE June 2013 the Fallowfield Loop has at last been liberated at the eastern end as the route through the Bellway estate at Fairfield has been opened up properly! Many thanks to all those who contacted Bellway, Tameside MBC and Counci ... [more]

New bridge over the River Irwell (view looking NW). This route over into Salford and cross the lights at Chapel Street is quicker than the road as the lights are on red for the road traffic for soooo long. see also #46078 Part of a route fr ... [more]

Manchester University covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads ONLY. Shelters for bikes are located throughout the Oxford Road campus

Manchester University has plenty of uncovered cycle parking for the students. Covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads

Manchester University has plenty of uncovered cycle parking for the students. Covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads

Manchester University has plenty of uncovered cycle parking for the students. Covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads

Manchester University has plenty of uncovered cycle parking for the students. Covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads

Manchester University has plenty of uncovered cycle parking for the students. Covered parking is available for the staff and Post Grads

Manchester Greenheys Lane on route to the University. Signs that distract the person on a bike. No idea why (or how). From Newcastle Cycling ‏@NewCycling To @GMcycling "there's only ever one". Classic

3 inverted U bars beside a ticket office. There are two more bars a few meters apart. They are inside the precinct, so it's pretty nice, but at least these three are placed too near to the wall :S

Contraflow cycle lane but a bit close to the parked cars. Very confusing give way at the end of the cycle lane Would have been better to extend the cycle lane without the kink in it and without the give way. Suggest extend facility beyond t ... [more]

Manchester near Castlefield. Closure of tow path on Bridgewater Canal from Hulme Hall road to Cornbrook Road. No diversion signs or plan submitted by Peel This is the route I took to divert http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course ... [more]

UPDATE THIS SECTION IS CLOSED OFF AGAIN from July31 2015 this diversion avoids the steps tinyurl.com/qhz3taa Manchester near Castlefield. Closure of tow path on Bridgewater Canal from Hulme Hall road to Cornbrook Road. No diversion signs or ... [more]

UPDATE3 EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AT http://www.tfgm.com/buspriority/Pages/Oxford-Road-corridor.aspx The image shows that cyclists approaching from Grosvenor Street and some other directions do not have sight of the red/green status on the push bu ... [more]

UPDATE It is signed that Deansgate is closed to motor traffic (except for access) and yet there is a 4 lane dual carriageway that accesses from here. UPDATE the lane directions have been changed yet again but still NO Advanced Stop Line ... [more]

Fairfield Street entrance, railings, Network Rail there are 0 cycle stands 27/03/12 at 1600 hrs 17 bikes parked 04/05/12 at 1130 hrs 16 bikes parked. More parking is required at Piccadilly Station and better signs to locations. parking at ... [more]

Fairfield Street entrance, stands, Network Rail there are 5 cycle stands 27/03/12 at 1600 hrs 12 bikes parked 04/05/12 at 1130 hrs 10 bikes parked. More parking is required at Piccadilly Station and better signs to locations. parking at th ... [more]

Top of station approach, Network Rail there are 8 cycle stands 27/03/12 at 1600 hrs 19 bikes parked 04/05/12 at 1130 hrs 20 bikes parked. More parking is required at Piccadilly Station and better signs to locations. parking at the Station ... [more]

Mind bogglingly incompetent installation by St Modwens

Pop-Up Bike Corporation Street Parking and coffee, bike repairs and good company If you know any cycle friendly pubs/cafes let us know on twitter with #cyclinn @GMcycling and Also if you know of any cycle friendly cafes/pubs or bars in and ... [more]

Barlow Moor Road. Rationalising street furniture. The cycle stands double to prevent illegal pavement driving. Taken outside Moor Allerton Preparatory School in Didsbury, and in between the bollards outside the school are located Sheffield ... [more]

And Another Appalling installation of cycle stands, one of many by Manchester Council in Wythenshawe civic centre, they haven't got a clue!

Another Appalling installation of cycle stands, one of many by Manchester Council in Wythenshawe civic centre, why not use the hardstanding on the right?

Another Appalling installation of cycle stands, one of many by Manchester Council in Wythenshawe civic centre, millimetres away from the fence

Appalling installation of cycle stands, one of many by Manchester Council in Wythenshawe civic centre

Just Before The Whitworth Gallery Manchester

A two way cycle route on the left, and a one way bus lane on the right. Buses enter this lane at speed from a 40mph dual carriageway. Cyclists heading towards the camera are supposed to ride near the white line, close to and unsegregated fr ... [more]

'How to restrict access to a cycle path' by RX51PXF. It was here for several hours, and there was plenty of space nearby if they wanted to be more considerate. Maybe the driver believed they had a 'right' to obstruct the pavement and droppe ... [more]

Nice use of LED lights in the dotted white line for the advisory cycle lane. Can't understand why this advisory feature is only part time from 7am to 7pm - does anyone know if this is unique and/or legal ?

The Friends Meeting House does provide cycle parking stands on the far left of this picture. Unfortunately they are in a dark unfrequented area, and the limited natural surveillance is restricted further by the large 'advertising' board. Th ... [more]

Obstacles to trailers

Bicycle Doctor, Rusholme, Manchester

Cycle parking - just away from the Manchester Piccadilly's station entrance. See #24101

Sheffield-style cycle parking in the middle of Manchester.

The Dorothy Bohm photography exhibition included this photo of cycle parking at Piccadilly station.

The Rochdale Canal towpath

Rochdale Canal towpath and NCN 66

There was no obvious explanation of why this cycling sculpture is here.

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