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113743Photo #113743Email from Wythenshawe NHS Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Estates & Facilities Directorate and PALS I am delighted to say that we have now installed hoops in this area – please see an update from the manager below.
thank you ...... for highlighting the gap.

For further detail, here is a picture of the hoops which have been installed (and are already in use).

Thank you so much for highlighting this matter to us.
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113366Photo #113366This dark, unlit, narrow and filthy passageway with bollards at each end is on the Fallowfield Loop diversion. Would you use this at night?General sign/notice:
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113365Photo #113365Welcome to the Fallowfield Diversion route. Would you use this unlit and muddy underpass at night?General sign/notice:
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113364Photo #113364The wear on the left shows that many people choose to ignore this annoying chicane, which also serves as a point at which to mug users.Obstruction:
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113323Photo #113323The barriers have been replaced with something less stupid, but it's unbelievable in this day and age that Sustrans, a walking and cycling charity, feel this is at all appropriate. WE DO NOT WANT BARRIERS TO ACTIVE TRAVEL.Obstruction:
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113307Photo #113307This side road crossing used to be quite good, but it's since been repainted incorrectly.. t.co/aHZYYVTJckCycleway:
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113118Photo #113118Cycle parking facilities at the MetrolinkCycle parking:
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112913Photo #112913Manchester trams and cycle parking.Cycle parking:
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112912Photo #112912Stainless Steel racks at AncoatsCycle parking:
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112911Photo #112911ASL Ancoats, ManchesterRoad environment:
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112910Photo #112910Manchester PiccadillyRoad environment:
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112909Photo #112909Manchester Piccadilly on a Saturday morning.Cycle parking:
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112679Photo #112679This is part of the diversion from the Fallowfield Loop while the bridge is being replaced, but the lack of dropped kerbs makes it inaccessible by bicycle or wheelchair.Cycleway:
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112678Photo #112678More pointless barriers.Obstruction:
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112677Photo #112677Extremely low headroom on this former canal tunnel makes cycling here a risky prospect.General sign/notice:
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112676Photo #112676The ludicrous barrier to the ramp onto the Fallowfield Loop. This discriminatory obstacle should be removed, immediately.Obstruction:
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112539Photo #112539Hasty Lane: A solitary bollard (thank God it isn't a chicane) protects this overgrown and slippery ramp down to the tunnel beneath the motorway.Cycleway:
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112538Photo #112538Hasty Lane: Once in the tunnel, however, the surface is much improved. This could be a valuable route if it were better taken care of.Cycleway:
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112537Photo #112537A lack of maintenance has left this ramp in a disgusting and possibly dangerous condition. Reported.Cycleway:
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112438Photo #112438Towpath diversion signs on the Ashton Canal.Route sign:
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112437Photo #112437'No Cycling', 'Slow' and 'Beware of Pedestrians' at a cluttered corner on the Ashton Canal. Not built for cycling, so important that the road network is adapted instead.Track:
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112436Photo #112436Arrows and sharrows on Store Street.Road environment:
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112435Photo #112435Opened by the Secretary of State for the Environment, but not a public right of way over the bridge.General sign/notice:
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112434Photo #112434'No Cycling', 'Slow' and 'Beware of Pedestrians' at a blind corner on the Ashton Canal path. Not really built for cycling.Track:
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112433Photo #112433Path and tramway crossing at the end of Baird Street, with building work going on to the left.Track:
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112427Photo #112427A separated left turn lane at Store Street.Road environment:
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112426Photo #112426A cycle track leading to Piccadilly station, but not for left turns into Ducie Street.Road environment:
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112425Photo #112425Cycle parking stands outside Piccadilly tram stop.Cycle parking:
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112424Photo #112424Cycle parking stands outside Manchester Piccadilly station.Cycle parking:
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112423Photo #112423Brompton bike hire outside Manchester Piccadilly station.Bike share:
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112422Photo #112422Contraflow cycling on London Road.Road environment:
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112421Photo #112421A jug-handle cycle lane to approach the tram tracks crossing in Aytoun Street at a better angle.Road environment:
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112411Photo #112411A painted cycle lane in Portland Street.Road environment:
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112410Photo #112410Cycle lane and separate bus lane on London Road.Road environment:
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111510Photo #111510Manchester Hulme. On Stretford Road the road has recently been resurfaced and cycle lane lines painted in the door zone ! Oh dear. See also #111509 and #111508Other:
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111509Photo #111509Manchester Hulme. On Stretford Road the road has recently been resurfaced and cycle lane lines painted in the door zone ! Oh dear. See also #111508 and #111510Other:
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111508Photo #111508Manchester Hulme. On Stretford Road the road has recently been resurfaced and cycle lane lines painted in the door zone ! Oh dear. See also #111509 and #111510Other:
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111507Photo #111507UPDATE 6/11/19 ref: P19/4196 from MFT Taking your concern on-board we will therefore seek to identify a suitable location closer to the Nightingale Centre where Sheffield Hoops can be installed. UPDATE 22/10 Email to pals@mft.nhs.uk ...... amazed to find out there is no cycle parking near to this new building despite the 100+ car parking places.

I was able to park my bike to the railings of the mobile unit. However I think you will agree this is far from satisfactory.

Can you confirm who is responsible for the site management of this centre ?

Would you consider providing cycle stands near to the entrance and/or on the redundant car spaces next to the mobile unit ?........
Manchester Wythenshawe Hospital new Nightingdale Centre dealing with and preventing Breast Cancer .
Health Promotion bunting in the waiting area. If only they would put words into action and allow sustainable journeys to the centre. Despite many miles cycled for this Breast Cancer charity .breastcancernow.org/get-involved/sports-adventure/charity-bike-rides see also #111488 #111490 #111489
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111491Photo #111491Manchester route to Wythenshae Hospital . No Entry sign needs #exceptcycles signGeneral sign/notice:
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111490Photo #111490Manchester Wythenshawe Hospital new Nightingdale Centre dealing with and preventing Breast Cancer .
This space could be utilised for cycle parking. The bollards could be replaced with stands.
The nearest parking is a long walk on the other side of the main road near the main hospital. Whereas there is a 100 + car parking places (probably the cause of the significant congestion on Southmoor Rd. Despite many miles cycled for this Breast Cancer .breastcancernow.org/get-involved/sports-adventure/charity-bike-rides see also #111488 #111489 #111507
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111489Photo #111489UPDATE 6/11/19 ref: P19/4196 from MFT Taking your concern on-board we will therefore seek to identify a suitable location closer to the Nightingale Centre where Sheffield Hoops can be installed. UPDATE 22/10 Email to pals@mft.nhs.uk ...... amazed to find out there is no cycle parking near to this new building despite the 100+ car parking places.

I was able to park my bike to the railings of the mobile unit. However I think you will agree this is far from satisfactory.

Can you confirm who is responsible for the site management of this centre ?

Would you consider providing cycle stands near to the entrance and/or on the redundant car spaces next to the mobile unit ?........
Manchester Wythenshawe Hospital new Nightingdale Centre dealing with and preventing Breast Cancer .
The only feasible nearby parking is to lock to these railings. Suggest the redundant parking spaces can be used for cycle parking (demountable if needed to allow manoeuvring of the unit )
The nearest official parking is a long walk on the other side of the main road near the main hospital. Whereas there is a 100 + car parking places (probably the cause of the significant congestion on Southmoor Rd. Despite many miles cycled for this Breast Cancer .breastcancernow.org/get-involved/sports-adventure/charity-bike-rides see also #111488 #111490 #111507
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111488Photo #111488UPDATE 6/3/20 Email from Wythenshawe NHS Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Estates & Facilities Directorate and PALS I am delighted to say that we have now installed hoops in this area – please see an update from the manager below.
thank you ...... for highlighting the gap.

For further detail, here is a picture of the hoops which have been installed (and are already in use). #113743

Thank you so much for highlighting this matter to us.

UPDATE 6/11/19 ref: P19/4196 from MFT Taking your concern on-board we will therefore seek to identify a suitable location closer to the Nightingale Centre where Sheffield Hoops can be installed. UPDATE 22/10 Email to pals@mft.nhs.uk ...... amazed to find out there is no cycle parking near to this new building despite the 100+ car parking places.

I was able to park my bike to the railings of the mobile unit. However I think you will agree this is far from satisfactory.

Can you confirm who is responsible for the site management of this centre ?

Would you consider providing cycle stands near to the entrance and/or on the redundant car spaces next to the mobile unit ?........


Manchester Wythenshawe Hospital new Nightingdale Centre dealing with and preventing Breast Cancer . The nearest parking is a long walk on the other side of the main road near the main hospital. Whereas there is a 100 + car parking places (probably the cause of the significant congestion on Southmoor Rd. Despite many miles cycled for this Breast Cancer .breastcancernow.org/get-involved/sports-adventure/charity-bike-rides see also #111490 #111489 #111507
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109842Photo #109842Special walk-and-text lanes have been provided in Spinningingfields, Manchester - for one day only, it's actually a marketing stunt.Other:
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109188Photo #109188The cycleway here is narrow and the surface poor, but this isn't such a bad thing - go too fast here and you risk a head-on collision with another cyclist. I think the overgrowth needs cutting back though.Cycleway:
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109177Photo #109177Manchester Wythenshawe twitter.com/Samvironment/status/1148339368509288450 . One wonders why all that money was spent on creating a level crossing and not allowing it to be used . Cyclists will ride on pavement after using dropped kerbs to driveways and at junctions. No wonder people are asking that cycles are allowed on trams. They should be allowed free for both rider and cycle to compensate for this bad design.Obstruction:
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106985Photo #106985New cycle control for the crossing. Buttons are better than induction loops, which can sometimes fail to register the presence of a bicycle.Dutch-style cycleway:
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105552Photo #105552Didsbury Manchester Corrections @BBCNWT - road space NOT parking space; Vehicle tax NOT road tax twitter.com/DJLewisUK/status/1093222881448873984 LAs can do something to stop pavement parking @livingstreets @MayorofGM @DJLewisUK @RKilpatrickMCR @Chris_Boardman @gmcycling www.livingstreets.org.uk/policy-and-resources/our-policy/pavement-parking
The vehicle was registered after 20th May 1978 and therefore should have an MOT and it DOES NOT ! twitter.com/DJLewisUK/status/1093222881448873984
twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1093407207146835968
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105497Photo #105497Timperley Brooks Drive . The horse stile remains unused. Wouldn't it be better to make the bollard spacing wide enough for the biggest horse but narrow enough to prevent motor car access . Horse riders are using the space between the bollards. Obviously a lot better than the original kissing gate locked gate and horse stile. But it could be whole lot better and welcoming to adapted cycles.Other:
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105370Photo #105370An interesting way to mark a cycle lane but the end result is that it's almost invisible to everyone, and completely invisible to those pedestrians with poor eyesight.Cycleway:
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105369Photo #105369If the steps and this path were replaced by a ramp, this public right of way might form a useful link between Collyhurst and Strangeways.

There are 76 steps up to the bridge, and more steps on the opposite bank. It is not cycleable, although it is possible to walk a bike up there.
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105368Photo #105368A good way to make a point about how much space parked cars take from the highway.Cycle parking:
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105178Photo #105178This cycle crossing is also perfectly placed for pedestrians, which invites conflict. It might be better to widen it significantly and remove all road markings - let people decide what they want to do.Dutch-style cycleway:
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105176Photo #105176Several potentially serious issues here. The first is the requirement to give way to trams approaching over your shoulder, with little warning that this is about to happen. The second is the angle of the rails as they cross the road - this is difficult for any cyclist to navigate. As well as trying to cross those rails, on that angle, you have to contend with vehicles also wishing to use the same lane, as can be seen in the final picture.

A better solution would be to divert all cyclists down Todd St (left in the first image), and then right, along Long Millgate, where a controlled cycle crossing already exists. Cyclists could then rejoin the main road a little further north, avoiding a great deal of conflict.
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104393Photo #104393Central Manchester . A short 50 yard section of Southmill Street has been made 1 way . Surely this is wide enough to allow 2 way cycling and a safer quiter route to Albert Sq.Other:
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103717Photo #103717Another triumph for the all-powerful cycle lobby. Look at how much space they have managed to get away from the poor subjugated motorist. t.co/trskT70z6rCar storage:
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103581Photo #103581@oisinshare @firststreetmcr t.co/hus6z4ZZft

Ed: We're told it will be moved soon: twitter.com/firststreetmcr/status/1064815558196191233
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102960Photo #102960UPDATE Jan 2019 - Looks like these bins have been elocated !! Manchester Metropolitan University Bonsall Street Hulme Manchester a cycle junction is impeded and made unsafe by 2 large bins and 2 small bins belonging to MMU @ManMetUni @GreenMMU @MMUEnvironment @VeoliaUK . Can these bins be located a little further along the path so they are well away from the critical and dangerous position at the junction ? twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1055771979775700992 twitter.com/MMUEnvironment/status/1055830672596787200 Bins can be seen on google image as well tinyurl.com/yd3wujbfObstruction:
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102955Photo #102955RNCM Manchester lots of cycle parking in use by musicians . On the left is double decked parking popular because it's under cover (it's MCR ). Lots of on street parking in use as well.Cycle parking:
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102954Photo #102954Manchester Nell Lane nice cut through for cyclists and pedestriansOther:
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102953Photo #102953Manchester Optegra token parking some distance from the front door . Stands are too close together if they are to be used properlyCycle parking:
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102220Photo #102220Fallowfield Loop Tunnel near Sainsburys see also #102221? and #102051
This is a great opportunity . To reopen the tunnel under Sainsbury's and reopen the approaches to provide a continuous cycleway to avoid all the problems as described in adjacent comments. This would be a big ticket and show that Manchester means business. madcyclelanesofmanchester.blogspot.com/2011/04/fallowfield-loop-sainsburys-tunnel.html Camapigns have been running for decades to reopen this tunnel originally the reopening was objected to by GMPolice . NB this line is NOT a mistake it's where the cycleway should be routed .
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102051Photo #102051UPDATE see also #102221? and #102220 + tweet twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1037001921964503040 Comment has appeared mappinggm.org.uk/beelines/ It's the comment covering the dis of 'Dismantled Railway' next to Sherwood Street
There is a tunnel under here which if reopened would solve lots of the problems here. I have added a comment on the mappinggm.org.uk/ which should appear on the map in the next few days . Other comments show that not many people know about this tunnel madcyclelanesofmanchester.blogspot.com/2011/04/fallowfield-loop-sainsburys-tunnel.html
I understand the tunnel has been filled in with a solid foam, I believe, to stop people sleeping there.

I also understand the tunnel was given the thumbs down by the civilian dept to Manchester Police that comments on architectural issues.
There is a ‘dog leg’ in the way the path was routed under Wilmslow Road that they said created a blind spot in which undesirables could hide in and accost cyclists.

Lobbyists for the Loop tried approaching Sainsbury’s to ask if they would consider providing lighting, CCTV, maybe even locking it at night - all things are negotiable - but at that time, ~2001, these ideas would not register. The cycling scene has changed in 20 to 30 years.

There is in fact some provision built in. If you go down the ramp by the side of Sainsbury’s there’s a curious break in the island in the middle of the road, and if you look back and lift yourself to look over the brick wall you can see where the cycle track was intended to emerge from under the other side of Wilmslow Road. If you are travelling there with any people crossing that section please make a slight detour to show them - to keep the idea alive, at least.

I understand the issue was raised at Cycle Forums, time after time. At one, the councillor (who was supportive but knew the reality) ruled that it would not be discussed again.

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Interestingly a new councillor, who later became Mayor, (got deselected in May), got in touch when he discovered the tunnel. He ran into the brick wall.

Another idea is to route the FLoop around the far side of the Carpark at Sainsbury’s, avoiding conflict with the cars coming and going.

As the years rolled by, some of us think that the Fallowfield Loop was the one thing that pump primed a local sea change in the cycle culture - of the council. The original leaflets that got done called it the Fallowfield Loop, and the subsequent editions rechristened the leaflet as ‘The Manchester Cycleway’. Thanks to council engineers who are still around. Things like decent parking stands started appearing in a few places. It all coincided with the National Cycle Strategy and support from a new breed of councillors and town hall staff.

If it was happening now, I’m sure Sainsbury’s would have had to made a top notch tunnel, in consultation with users, before they got planning permission, from the more cycling conscious council that exists now.
The present junction is a dog’s breakfast, a headache for all the engineers who are tasked with creating a junction at the busy Wilmslow Road level.
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102048Photo #102048Rusholme Heald Place Simply add bollards! www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/photos/good-cycling-facility-of-the-week/good-cycling-facility-of-the-week-30th-august-2018 However the cycle images should toward the middle of the road to avoid clashing with pavement build out twitter.com/GBCycleEmbassy/status/1035079373752283136 Good Cycling Facility of the Week: 30th August 2018Other:
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102027Photo #102027Manchester Union pub bees facade and cycle parkingCycle parking:
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102025Photo #102025Manchester St Anns Sq outside Rapha bike shop and cafe. 2 planter bike parking provided by MCC council. I wonder what will be planted here ?Cycle parking:
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102024Photo #102024Manchester Rochdale Canal bridge over canal at lock gate positionTrack:
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101864Photo #101864Hulme Manchester a wide path is compromised by the lack of a dropped kerb here.Other:
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101863Photo #101863Hulme Manchester new cycle parking here helps to deter car parking on the pavement see #72087Cycle parking:
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101862Photo #101862Hulme Manchester new cycle parking here helps to deter car parking on the pavement see #72087Cycle parking:
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101796Photo #101796Chorlton Health Centre Cycleparking and hard standing recently installed near entrance needs sign to inform. May be next step is covered cycle parking .Cycle parking:
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101577Photo #101577Water street near Victoria and Albert Hotel funky drawbridge is quite fun though, when you cycle over it, it tips! But it no longer leads anywhere. twitter.com/SalfordMH/status/1028034123611418627 Hopefully this bridge will lead to somewhere when the long awaited replacement to Princes Bridge is opened (it's complete for use by cyclists but is waiting construction and development work to start and complete by 2020 at earliest) #11938 #87848 . The SFA (Strategic Regeneration Framework ) hopefully includes the opening up of both sides of the River Irwell as green linear spacesOther:
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101431Photo #101431Chorlton/Streford Border on Hawthorn Lane . At least one of these barriers could be removed and still stop motor cars from using.Obstruction:
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101423Photo #101423Manchester Velodrome. Artwork by British Cycling Staff inside the main concourse.
Cycle Sport and Cyclers on one painting
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101315Photo #101315The traffic lights at this junction do not detect cycles approaching from Chelsfield Grove onto Maudeth Rd West - reported to GMUTC. Also when the pedestrian lights are green to cross Mauldeth Rd West this would be an ideal and safe opportunity for cycles to be allowed to cross from Chelsfield Grove onto Mauldeth Rd WCongestion:
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101192Photo #101192Sackville St Manchester UPDATE The University have replied "Although this area is marked following the completion of GEIC building, it is ambiguous for cyclists at the moment we admit. We are currently working on changes to the paths around this route", After extensive construction work at the University - A new high kerb is placed on the cycle lane an obstacle for contraflow cycles heading South onto the off road section
www.cyclestreets.net/location/81043/ @OfficialUoM Sackville St @GMcycling #YCMIU #AWTH @Chris_Boardman @UoMsust
Suggest that a stop line is placed well back from the junction so that the cycle lane can be widened here repainted and realigned to join the off road bit. At the same time the whole of this kerb should be dropped in case a cyclist needs to avoid a stray pedestrian or inattentive driver.
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101191Photo #101191I have reinstated MY photo of this location . Not sure why MY photos keep being removed . NB They are my photos and NOT google's
A new high kerb is placed on cycle lane an obstacle for contraflow cycles www.cyclestreets.net/location/81043/ @OfficialUoM Sackville St @GMcycling #YCMIU #AWTH @Chris_Boardman @UoMsust
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100882Photo #100882Manchester Oxford RoadCycleway:
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100881Photo #100881Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100880Photo #100880Manchester Oxford RoadCycleway:
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100879Photo #100879Manchester Oxford RoadCycleway:
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100874Photo #100874Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100873Photo #100873Manchester Oxford Road cyclewayCycleway:
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100872Photo #100872Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100871Photo #100871Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100870Photo #100870Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100869Photo #100869Manchester Oxford Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100868Photo #100868Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100867Photo #100867Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100866Photo #100866Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100865Photo #100865Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100863Photo #100863Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100862Photo #100862Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100861Photo #100861Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100860Photo #100860Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100859Photo #100859Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100858Photo #100858Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100857Photo #100857Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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