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87805Photo #87805Yet more rumble strips to control cyclists speed as they ride behind the bus shelter that obstructs the view of pedestrians crossing the next speed bump #87806..Dutch-style cycleway:
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87806Photo #87806Yet another speed bump and more painted signs warning pedestrians to look.Dutch-style cycleway:
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74538Photo #74538Woden's Footbridge (open to cyclists) across the IrwellCycleway:
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80528Photo #80528Withington Spath Road Filtered permeability with blue signs works well.Other:
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83624Photo #83624Withington Fire station has a pump for public use see also #83623 and #80016Destination:
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72646Photo #72646With signs for NCN60 on the Hendham Vale path visible in the background, why not create a new path across this grass? See also #72645.Route sign:
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19404Photo #19404Winter in Alexandra Park, Manchester

Location: Whalley Range, Manchester (England, United Kingdom)

Panorama of a wintery day.
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100841Photo #100841Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100842Photo #100842Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100843Photo #100843Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100844Photo #100844Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100845Photo #100845Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100846Photo #100846Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100847Photo #100847Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100848Photo #100848Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100849Photo #100849Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100850Photo #100850Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100851Photo #100851Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100852Photo #100852Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100853Photo #100853Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100854Photo #100854Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100855Photo #100855Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100856Photo #100856Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100857Photo #100857Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100858Photo #100858Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100859Photo #100859Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100860Photo #100860Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100861Photo #100861Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100862Photo #100862Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100863Photo #100863Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100865Photo #100865Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100866Photo #100866Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100867Photo #100867Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100868Photo #100868Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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100870Photo #100870Wilmslow Road segregated cyclewayCycleway:
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19402Photo #19402Wilmslow Road

Location: Fallowfield, Manchester (England, United Kingdom)

By Owens Park.
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117047Photo #117047Wilbraham Rd needs cycleways in both directions from Junction with High Lane to at least Egerton Rd North. Plenty of room to install this.Cycleway:
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120660Photo #120660Wider pavement to enable social distancing as pedestrians forced into road with cars at presentTrack:
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147149Photo #147149Wider better cycle pathTrack:
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120856Photo #120856Wider around the bus stops. Hard to pass when bus stop full of waiting people.Track:
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139482Photo #139482Widen footpath between Waterside and Kingsway to allow shared use.Cycleway:
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141165Photo #141165Wide straight residential road speeding traffic potential for segregated cycleways for safer cyclingCycleway:
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89962Photo #89962Wide angle mirror allows drivers waiting at the lights to see approaching cyclists.Road environment:
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128432Photo #128432Wibraham RdCycleway:
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72707Photo #72707Why the Cyclists Dismount sign when it's a normal public highway and there's a cycle phase on the crossing?General sign/notice:
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74268Photo #74268Who will end up as a bus sandwich? Portland Street cycle lanes are worse than nothing t.co/5IO2F2Kpjc t.co/gm3PukzOwC

Link to their blog post:
madcyclelanesofmanchester.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/the-cycle-route-into-bus-sandwich.html
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81025Photo #81025Whitworth Park, Manchester - clearly not set up for cyclingOther:
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11946Photo #11946Whitworth Park, ManchesterCycleway:
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11947Photo #11947Whitworth Park, ManchesterCycleway:
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11952Photo #11952Whitworth Park, ManchesterCycleway:
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11949Photo #11949Whitworth Park and Art Gallery, ManchesterCycleway:
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120620Photo #120620When using the fallowfield loop it's broken up that this weird stretch. Junctions aren't clear and get really messy for cyclists and pedestrians.Cycleway:
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17297Photo #17297When someone asked me what are the advantages of the Bickerton over the Brompton, I said "the 1970s and the 1980s".Bicycle:
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81188Photo #81188Wheelchair user heading to the bus stop in one of the new cycleways in Rusholme's "curry mile" - build it and they will come! (But it looked like the bus-stop should have a higher kerb to enable level access to the bus)Dutch-style cycleway:
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123232Photo #123232What are you meant to do here? How to you continuously travel from here into the city centre? The crossing is unclear?Cycleway:
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174399Photo #174399Whalley Range Manchester . UPDATE NOV 2021 It's bee upgraded to a cargobike hire stand as seen here #175992 also on Brantingham Rd. Seemingly random place for cycle parking. I suppose it prevents pavement car parking here . Maybe it'll be used in the new bike hire scheme to be launched this Autumn. news.tfgm.com/resources/kocku-gnyh8-qycki-q74es-3v5hp @berylbikesCycle parking:
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17163Photo #17163Well 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.Cycle parking:
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17216Photo #17216Well 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.Cycle parking:
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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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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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142562Photo #142562Wands or ideally full segregation needed here to prevent buses and veering into cycle lane.Cycleway:
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91306Photo #91306waiting for photoOther:
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116841Photo #116841Visibility at junction severely restricted for all road users, particularly dangerous for cyclists along the cycleway. Solution: Remove the parking bays in front of the fire station and in front of the Turnpike pub.Cycleway:
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17127Photo #17127View from the bridgeRoad environment:
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127781Photo #127781Very wide road here encourages drivers to speed, reduce the width of the road and create a mandatory cycle lane inside between the parked cars and the pavement.Cycleway:
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139112Photo #139112Very very busy most of the time especially during rush hour. At regular intervals along the A57 between the Denton roundabout and the city centre there are pinch points where two lanes are crammed into a road that is barely wide enough. That means cyclists are stuck amongst the cars with nowhere to go. The heavy traffic leads to aggressive impatient driving which puts cyclists at risk.Cycleway:
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166574Photo #166574Very poor finish on the cycle gutter (which cannot be used anyway)Obstruction:
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138421Photo #138421Very norrow pavement with cars parked on half of it. Please, stop cars parking on the pavement, as there is not enough space for pedestrians to walk. Busy route between shops, post office, bakery, farmacistTrack:
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138422Photo #138422Very narrow pavement with cars partially parked on the pavement reducing the walking space for pedestrians. Busy walking route to the post office.Track:
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138427Photo #138427Very narrow pavement which is shared between pedestrians and people waiting at the bus stop. Very busy route during school run for children of secondary school. Pavement needs widening into the road space.Track:
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117647Photo #117647Very confusing what cyclists should do here - dedicated lane neededCycleway:
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89953Photo #89953Van obstructs cycleway while waiting to turn onto the the road The planter supposedly "protecting" the cycleway obstructs the view from the proper give way position.Dutch-style cycleway:
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117651Photo #117651Use the edge of Alexandra park for dedicated cycle lane away from carsCycleway:
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117650Photo #117650Use the cemetery and hough end for a dedicated off road cyclewayCycleway:
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135677Photo #135677Use George Street as a cycle only road. Its been shut in various places , so no one will miss itCycleway:
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51922Photo #51922UPDATE4
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! twitter.com/redbricksonline/status/1057608337045553152

UPDATE 3 : Photo - A group of Manchester Cyclists visit and place flowers (on the replaced ghost bike) on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims memorial day 15/11/2015. The road has been narrowed and the 30 mph sign is displayed but will this be enough ? UPDATE 2 : Memorial to Jaye Bloomfield killed at Mancunian Way junction destroyed after car smashes into it !!! www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/memorial-cyclist-killed-mancunian-way-7837485 UPDATE 1 Death driver escapes jail: Cyclist killed on pedestrian crossing after 30mph sign ‘incorrectly placed’ www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/040669239-death-driver-escapes-jail-cyclist-killed-pedestrian-crossing-after-30mph-sign- Sad: Collision involving female cyclist and motor car www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/cyclist-dies-after-collision-car-5582392 . Collisions are a common occurrence at this location. Poor design with angles and road width that encourages high speed.
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44208Photo #44208UPDATE3 EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AT 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 button control.

UPDATE2: If anyone feels inclined to post details (like me) of anything on bus priority please TAG with buspriority - you don't need a photo just mark where it is on the map. If you want to let us know who you are contact@gmcc.org.uk subject buspriority or @GMcyclecampaign #buspriority also if you want to @officialTfGM

UPDATE: The Greater Manchester Bus Priority Package Consultation has been
launched. The main objective of the scheme is to “enable more people to
enjoy faster, more punctual and more reliable bus services from a wider
area across Greater Manchester to and from Manchester and through the
heart of the city centre” but also to “improve local links for
pedestrian and cyclists.” Full details at: www.tfgm.com/buspriority


The consultation is in two stages:

Stage 1: Roads parallel to Oxford Road/Wilmslow Road
From 3 Sept – 3 Oct 2012 (only one month window!)

Stage 2: Oxford Road
Consultation in 2013 (date to be announced)

At this Stage 1 you may wish to give a personal opinion online or at
a series of public events in the next four weeks. Log on: www.tfgm.com/buspriority
The extension of 20 mph limits is welcomed but these
should cover all residential streets in the area – and throughout the
city/conurbation. 20’s Plenty Where People Live.


ORIGINAL REPORT:
Upper Brook Street Toucan on Route to Manchester University Campus. The central reservation is too small for pedestrians AND cyclists. Although the image does not show any users at other occasions there is cyclist/pedestrian conflict because of the narrowness of the crossing particularly at the central refuge. The offset crossing presents an obstruction. It is MUCH BETTER than old facility though (see Google image below) where crossing was NOT allowed forcing people to cross over 2 or 3 busy roads. The crossing is in the area covered by a bus priority package www.tfgm.com/buspriority/routes/Pages/oxford-road.aspx . May be the crossing will be improved under that scheme. The lower image shows land that appears to be between uses may be part of that can be used to straighten the cycle path. Already the railings have been removed (see google image for before status)
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44687Photo #44687UPDATE 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 plan submitted by Peel

This is the route I took to divert bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx but this uses some steep steps. I thought about thumbing a lift from a passing narrow boat. see #44690 #44691 and #44692

The web site posted does not have any help or info www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk

Closure is for 2 months from 20 August but see #44689
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56840Photo #56840UPDATE SEE PHOTOS 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's Bridge will be closed from 19th to 21st Feb and 18th to 20th March for upgrading.

advanced warnings required (as well as diversionary information) as it is a lengthy detour !!!!!!

victorchamberlain.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/jacksons-boat-footbridge.html

Would be good for Trafford to improve their side as well ( a very steep cobbled ramp )approach to this major NCN access).

Also for Manchester Council to improve the acces on NCN60 on to Hardy Lane

#56947 #56950
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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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111510Photo #111510UPDATE June 2020 Opportunity to provide pop up cycle lanes come on @ManCityCouncil !! Manchester Hulme. Needs protected cycle lane on this route to match up with Trafford's protected lane . 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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101431Photo #101431UPDATE June 2020 twitter.com/OurTurnMoss/status/1269235529406713857 safestreetstrafford.commonplace.is/comments/5edbd5a633f71e655bd3aeba/ and email saferstreets@manchester.gov.uk @OurTurnMoss currently talking with local councillors to remove a barrier at entrance to a traffic free active travel path. Path is part of network. Barrier is to stop motorbikes but there's 10 other entrances they can use. Wrong to prevent adaptive bikes using this path! Chorlton/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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47125Photo #47125UPDATE 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 Councillors etc about this issue.Bellway Homes (Keepers Chase) new devlpmnt.

Disgraceful treatment of an existng cycle route
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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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86496Photo #86496UPDATE have reported this by telephoning 0161 872 5050 log number 1752 19th Dec 2016 which took over 12 mins (11 mins waiting) Withington Manchester Mauldeth Road West near Princess Parkway Obstructed and blocked shared footway. 2 driver's idea of sharing.www.gmp.police.uk/live/Nhoodv3.nsf/section.html? This is a persistent problem here readform&s=8935FE8F18B2F33980257F68003622FF
Best practice to report: 0161 872 5050 (or 101 but may not be included in mobile phone or land line minutes) www.pedestriansafety.org.uk/best_practice_footway_parking.html twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/810823691013656576
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51336Photo #51336UPdate 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.org.uk web siteDestination:
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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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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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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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73032Photo #73032UPDATE 27/07/16 see #83086 report of removed bike lights at crossing from Asda Princess road twitter.com/technicalfault/status/758040342050512896 Hulme Manchester. UPDATE 1 Dec 31 2015 Had a reply from TfGM who stated "We are currently reviewing the operation of the junction and considering the options to improve the situation for cyclists at the junction. We will need approval from Manchester City Council before being able to proceed. Sorry I can’t give any timescales and anything more definite"
In the meantime a cyclist at the halfway position heading west toward the Universities may proceed if the pedestrian light is showing 'green man' for the same section of road (despite the cycle signal showing red - take note @GMPolice @GMPMossAndHulme ). twitter.com/GMcycling/status/682631210623975425

ORIGINAL REPORT 29 Dec 2015:
.The furthest red light is bonkers - there is a green man AND green light for motor vehicles so absolutely no reason for this red light for cyclists completing their crossing of the junction - confusing and dangerous !!!! Greater Manchester Police's Operation Considerate would penalise RLJ cyclists for a failed traffic light system. The lights are on green for vehicles going forward and there is a filter lane for left-turning vehicles (see Google image) so dubious reason for the nearer red lights for cyclists and pedestrians. (Oncoming right-turning vehicles should give way as they do for the motor vehicles and elephant footprints emphasise). This arrangement discourages most cyclists from using the protected cycle lane - by not using the lane the cyclists has priority (over oncoming R turners) also if you look closely the cycle lane channel (next to the first red light for cyclists) has accumulated mud and debris and has not been cleared for ages.
HISTORY:
THE GREEN LIGHT FOR CYCLISTS WAS SHOWN THE SAME AS THAT FOR THE GREEN GO PHASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES BUT VEHICLES TURNING RIGHT DID NOT YIELD TO CYCLISTS GOING STRAIGHT ON - SO INSTEAD OF REINFORCING THE OBLIGATION OF DRIVERS TO GIVE WAY TO CYCLISTS, RIDERS ARE FORCED TO STOP HERE AND EVEN (BIZARRELY) STOP AT THE HALFWAY POINT - A CLASSIC CASE OF BIAS TOWARD BAD DRIVER BEHAVIOR.
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39171Photo #39171UPDATE 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 (ASL) !!!! Very confusing as itb is very difficult to see the lane arrows on the road at congested times. Now the middle lane is left or straight on! Again no warning of change of layout (red sign with white lettering). Recent changes to road layout with no warning! 2 lanes of traffic turn Left whereas most cyclists want to go straight on
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72769Photo #72769Unswept path at Hendham ValeCycleway:
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17124Photo #17124Unpacking the Bickerton Classic!Bicycle:
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94863Photo #94863Unfortunately inward-opening doors pose a threat to cyclists in this tunnel.Cycleway:
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142563Photo #142563Unclear to some drivers that this is a cycle lane. Line paint doesn't do the job - needs to be saferCycleway:
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59946Photo #59946Trove 1032 Stockport Rd, Manchester M19 3WX 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 sarah.roe@sustrans.org.uk or Karen volunteers-nw@sustrans.org.uk know.Destination:
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159518Photo #159518Trial filter installation as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
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159513Photo #159513Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
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159514Photo #159514Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
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159515Photo #159515Trial filter as part of a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Levenshulme.Road environment:
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