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Deansgate intersection - see the cycle sculpture on the left.

Winter in Alexandra Park, Manchester Location: Whalley Range, Manchester (England, United Kingdom) Panorama of a wintery day.

I Bike Manchester Location: Fallowfield, Manchester (England, United Kingdom) ibikemcr.org.uk

Wilmslow Road Location: Fallowfield, Manchester (England, United Kingdom) By Owens Park.

Alexandra Park Road Bridge Location: Whalley Range, Manchester (England, United Kingdom) Fallowfield Loop cycle path.

When someone asked me what are the advantages of the Bickerton over the Brompton, I said "the 1970s and the 1980s".

This gate was provided after a successful campaign by parents to provide a useful rear entrance to the school. It is only unlocked at certain times, but means that children can arrive at the school along the cycle route rather than via the ... [more]

Here's another example of no entry except cycles. I'm not sure of the exact location but its near the Fallowfield Loop railway line in Manchester.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Cycle lane within bus lane. Note the way the bus lane red marking has only been added just either side of the line, thereby avoiding issues about streetscape appearance.

Hybrid cycle lane - cycle lane continues across junction, maintaining priority over sideroads.

Parking bay provided on other side of hybrid cycle lane. (Potential dooring zone issue but the cycle lane is wide.)

End of hybrid cycle lane - merges back to road height gracefully.

Merge from hybrid cycle lane back onto the road (in distance). Not quite clear why it needs to narrow.

Merge onto slightly raised hybrid cycle lane

Merge of cycle lane at crossing.

Detail of slightly raised hybrid cycle lane continued from photo #17223. Seems to use a solid white line, so presumably is formally a MCL, as well as no park signs (not that space for unloading would be useful in this location).

See previous pictures #17222 and #17223. This is the continuation of the cycle lane. Notice how much road space has been given to non-car transport.

Interesting but apparently controversial road layout, where a bus zone on the left half of the road takes up most of the space, and all other traffic, including cycles goes to the right. Cyclists have a choice whether to go through the b ... [more]

Interesting but apparently controversial road layout, where a bus zone on the left half of the road takes up most of the space, and all other traffic, including cycles goes to the right. Cyclists have a choice whether to go through the b ... [more]

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Close up of detail of this particular solution. The raised height may not be the best solution for this kind of provision.

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Merges back onto the road height, maintaining priority over sideroads (unlike pavement-style provision).

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic. Merges back onto the road height, maintaining priority over sideroads (unlike pavement-style provision).

Hybrid cycle lane - on-road but some protection from the traffic.

Well intentioned but useless cycle parking. The picture demonstrates how insecure this is. Totally unsuitable for leaving bikes overnight in what is a new residential development.

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge, Manchester

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Artistic response to B of the Bang

Panel discussion at the CTC/Cyclenation conference, May 2009.

Excellent and rousing speech by Koy Thompson to the CTC/Cyclenation conference, May 2009.

Olly Glover giving his talk to the assembled CTC/Cyclenation conference.

Simon playing his own instrument outside the Royal Northern College of Music

Simon playing his own instrument outside the Royal Northern College of Music

Tram lines, Manchester

Cycle parking in Manchester city centre

St Mark's Square, Manchester

Another convert to the Bickerton Classic

Motorist parked in a hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Hybrid cycle lane, Manchester

Cycle lane across a junction

On-road cycle lane

Toucan crossing

Contraflow at a toucan crossing. Road marking could be improved slightly to put the arrow further to the right in this picture.

Contraflow leading to a toucan crossing

Bridge into a housing estate with underpass

Road near crossing

NCN route, segregated section near a supermarket

NCN route, segregated section near a supermarket

NCN route

NCN route

NCN route going under a bridge

NCN route

Cycleway join to housing area

New entrance to enable schoolchildren to cycle safety

Historical bridge on NCN route

Historical bridge on NCN route

NCN route

New canal infrastructure at the reservoir

Cycle signage to Gorton

Pinch point; there is a space left to the left where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

This sign should really read 'Cyclists give way to walkers'

Canal path

Canal path

Well intentioned but useless cycle parking. The picture demonstrates how insecure this is. Totally unsuitable for leaving bikes overnight in what is a new residential development.

Pinch point; there is a space left to the right where a removable gate could be put back in place if motorbikes create problems.

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

Segregated cycleway across a busy bridge

The two white lines on this path show the wheelchair rest area, where the slope is evened out for a metre or two.

Cycle parking at the entrance to Manchester City Football Club

B of the Bang sculpture, being decommissioned

Approaching the B of the Bang sculpture

Cycle parking at the stadium

Cycle parking at the stadium

Exit from stadium

Entrance to stadium

BMX area

Canal route in Manchester

Canal route in Manchester

Pleasant route through the New Islington development, Manchester

Building in New Islington, Manchester

Advert for New Islington, Manchester, in a Shared Space area

Shared Space area in Manchester

On-road cycling in Manchester

Cycle lane separated from the main traffic lane by hashing

Cycle lane separated from the main traffic lane by hashing

Entrance to a 20mph from a main road (in distance)

Contraflow cycleway

Cycle parking at the Friends' Meeting House, Manchester

Message stating that a bike has sadly been stolen from this cage.

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