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164709Photo #164709Priorities now changed on the covid popup cycle lane in Runcorn - it wouldn't do to have proper traffic give way to mere cyclists.Cycleway:
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164708Photo #164708Convoluted kink on the covid popup cycleway.Cycleway:
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164707Photo #164707Give way markings have appeared on the absurdly narrow 2-way covid popup cycleway.Cycleway:
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164706Photo #164706OK, so it is a good thing that Halton Council have allowed cyclists to use the Runcorn busway. But, why on earth construct this special speed bump for cyclists to ride though the queuing passengers rather than just simply keep to the virtually traffic free carriageway.
[Being at a hospital, I suspect it's a boarding platform for less able passengers, rather than a speed ramp. Ed.]
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164705Photo #164705A short narrow cycle facility featuring assorted barriers and cones, give way markings at each end and a right angle turn. What on earth were the designers thinking about?Cycleway:
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164704Photo #164704Give Way markings have appeared on the covid popup lane in RuncornCycleway:
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164622Photo #164622Two Cyclists Dismount signs connected by an awkward barrier.Cycleway:
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164620Photo #164620Signs for both segregated and unsegregated shared use; they can't both be correct!General sign/notice:
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164619Photo #164619cycleway degenerates into a shared use pavement once you are over the bridge.Cycleway:
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164617Photo #164617Cycleway over the recently reopened Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes.Cycleway:
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164615Photo #164615Carrageway reallocated to create a cycleway across the bridge, while pedestrians use the old narrow footway. I'm not sure what the "End of Route" sign is about.Cycleway:
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164614Photo #164614I think this means they want us to ride on the pavement.General sign/notice:
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164613Photo #164613The Bridge has finally reopened. After a gap of over three years you can now legally ride from Runcorn to Widnes - and bicycles don't have to pay the toll.Road environment:
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156806Photo #156806What bright spark thought it would be remotely sensible to force cyclists to perform a tight swerve on a narrow tow-path, inches away from the edge of the canal.Obstruction:
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156317Photo #156317Cycleway is needed along Birchfield Road, Highfield Road, Liverpool Road for the kids to be able to cycle to school. It's currently not safe to do so and congestion is bad in the area around school opening and closing.Cycleway:
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154237Photo #154237The cycle pathway comes to an abrupt stop forcing cyclists to join the main road for 100 metres and then rejoin the pathway - this is for pedestrians as well. It's very dangerous especially in the winter.Cycleway:
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151890Photo #151890The new cycle path is great, from Clifton Road, Mormon church, to the M56 roundabouts, heading to Frodsham. However at this point, the path becomes narrow, muddy. Potholed and overgrown. It would be nice to see this cycle path carry on to towards the swing bridge. Thanks.Cycleway:
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151516Photo #151516The pavement coming out of Campsey Ash on the left hand side of the road stops and turns to a grassed area. You have to cross over the road and walk up to New Barnet before you can cross back over past the grassed area. Incredibly unsafe area to cross the road as drivers do not stick to the 20 mile an hour speed limit and coming speeding round the blind bend. I have a 5 month old and 3 year old and it's very dangerous trying to cross.Track:
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151152Photo #151152It is good that cycling is now permitted on the busway. But, why is it limited to daylighht hours only ? This will make it much less useful in the winter months. And why just this one busway?Cycleway:
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151148Photo #151148cyclists can ride on the busway as far as the roundabout, but no further.
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151147Photo #151147Cyclists can ride on the busway this far but no further.
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151146Photo #151146Runcorn busway. cyclists now allowed to use this stretch during daylight hours - but only as far as the roundabout where all other exits are prohibited for cyclists: #151147 , #151148 Presumably cyclists are expected to turn round and come back again!General sign/notice:
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151144Photo #151144Runcorn busway - virtually traffic free roads which make for an ideal cycling environment. Unfortunately cyclists are prohibited from most of them, but as a response to the pandemic cyclists are allowed to ride along this stretch, but only during the hours of daylight.Road environment:
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151143Photo #151143Cyclists allowed to use part of the Runcorn busway part of the time.General sign/notice:
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151142Photo #151142Sign advising motorists to give way when crossing the popup cycle lane.

UPDATE March 2021: Priorities have now been reversed #164709
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151141Photo #151141Covid 19 popup cycle lane - How do you get into it?Cycleway:
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151140Photo #151140Popup cycle lane - rather narrow for a 2-way use.Cycleway:
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151139Photo #151139Covid 19 popup cycleway route signRoute sign:
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151138Photo #151138The good news: As a response to the pandemic cyclists now allowed to ride on this Runcorn busway.
The bad news: but only a small part of the network and only during the daylight - which is going to make it less useful now that the days are getting shorter.
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151137Photo #151137Cyclists Dismount sign illustrates just how poor the new cycleway design is. Totally unnecessary since the adjacent busway only takes 4 buses per hour - if only cyclists were allowed to use it.General sign/notice:
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150644Photo #150644Fiddlers Ferry Road has ample space via the grass verge to incorporate a cycle path. The road at present is highly dangerous to cyclists, cars find it difficult to pass a cyclist safely.Cycleway:
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150587Photo #150587Narrow shared use pavement passes through a bus shelterCycleway:
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150577Photo #150577Dropped kerb needed on link between Runcorn Loop Cycleway and disused busway.Cycleway:
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150370Photo #150370Path is too narrow for under the railway bridge, had too many close encounters with vehicles coming too close to the curbCycleway:
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150166Photo #150166Cars drive at speed up and down the road to park for the pub and cut through the area. Could we make this access only to cars and motorbikes but could encourage cycling as cars wouldn't be driving at speed.Temporary closure:
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150154Photo #150154Contraflow cycle lane on to Waterloo bridge to link Bridgewater Canal with Station Quarter development and Picow Farm Road employment areas. Limit vehicular traffic over Waterloo Bridge to buses and cycles; vehicles will be able to use the route via new roundabout to access Greenway road and station car park from High Street.Cycleway:
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150152Photo #150152Regent Road and Cooper Street is used as a rat run, particularly for couriers and delivery drivers. Van drivers regularly speed down the road between double parked cars with complete disregard for anyone else, or their vehicle's suspension as they totally ignore the speed limit and traffic calming measures.Temporary closure:
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150150Photo #150150Junction from town centre to West Bank, Silver Jubilee Bridge for Runcorn, employment areas and TPT. The lights crossing Ashley Way when travelling along Victoria Road do not recognise bikes: you end up waiting for vehicular traffic.Cycleway:
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150052Photo #150052Busy road, with plenty of scope for additional cycle lanes to be built for commuters to use between residential areas and industrial areas.Cycleway:
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149952Photo #149952Overhanging vegetation at eye height needs cutting back, paved surface narrow and encroached by grassCycleway:
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149844Photo #149844Cycling along this route has become increasingly dangerous on the road. Due to the narrow road and on road parking. Can the extra pavement on Shakespeare road side be split in to a two way cycle lane? This would just need marking.Cycleway:
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149843Photo #149843A cycleway from deacon road (starting at Albert road) through Leigh avenue and Liverpool road finishing at Hugh Green Train station would be great for local residents travelling to the town centre and commuters from outside of the town. This would really improve safety for cyclists on these busy roads and stop cyclists from using the foot paths along the route due lack of safety on the road. This route really needs attention and I hope the council consider this proposal greatly. Thank you.Cycleway:
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149359Photo #149359Busy road, there is room for a cyclewayCycleway:
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149317Photo #149317There's already an existing route from Wiggs Island all the way to Warrington that then links with the Trans Pennine Trail but the path at Wiggs Island and next to Moore Nature Reserve is in very poor condition with many pot holes making it dangerous to use. All the paths need is resurfacing.Cycleway:
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149163Photo #149163We have a brilliant path and cycle way from Mill Lane to a nature reserve called "The Dream". It is heavily used and enjoyed by the community even more so throughout this lockdown period.The problem with it is the approach which is very dangerous as Derby Road is 50 mph speed limit, unfortunately cars travel a lot faster than this. And also the path is on the west side of Mill Lane so you have to cross two very busy roundabouts and a junction coming off a dual carriageway with no pedestrian crossing in place so with a four year old and a 6 year old I have to judge the traffic then I have to cross as fast and as safely as I can which is not easy as it a very busy junction. I feel a good idea to reduce the safety risks would be to put a pedestrian crossing in place on Derby Road to a path which then follows the perimeter of farmland all the way around Derby Road to Mill Lane to where the path starts. Reducing the need to cross junctions and roads numerous times, it would make this journey so much safer as it would also make the journey for children living on the RIvendell estate a lot safer to the local schools.Thanks Paul JacksonTrack:
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146090Photo #146090Add cone/kerb/stick separated cycle pathCycleway:
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146089Photo #146089Improve crossings from Norland Lane cycle route to Prescot to B5419 South towards Widnes town centreCycleway:
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146057Photo #146057Victoria Road needs a protected cycle lane. It is a wide road but with heavy HGV traffic. Key cycle route linking Widnes to Runcorn via old bridge.Cycleway:
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144511Photo #144511Traffic lights from Clifton Road towards Moughland Lane do not recognise cyclists. Choice is to wait for a car to trigger the lights or go through on red. Both unsafe.Cycleway:
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141317Photo #141317It seems that someone is annoyed that cyclists are avoiding the stupid barriers placed here.Obstruction:
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135685Photo #135685Cycling should be permitted on the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Narrow footway on the old bridge makes it unsafe to use during the pandemic.Cycleway:
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135260Photo #135260Unlit path. Dangerous in dark to avoid pedestrians with dark clothing and loose dogsCycleway:
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135139Photo #135139Underpass leads to nowhere.Cycleway:
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134815Photo #134815The walkway on the bridge is very narrow. The full width of the bridge needs to be opened urgently.Cycleway:
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134572Photo #134572Useless shared path. Too narrowCycleway:
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134561Photo #134561Cycle path ends without any alternative route other than crossing a busy main roadCycleway:
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134554Photo #134554Dangerous crossing. Very narrow path with limited view crossing across a busy industrial estate junctionCycleway:
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134122Photo #134122Dangerous camber on path. Deadly when icy or wet leaves. present, leading to a fast decent with a blind bend at bottomCycleway:
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134089Photo #134089Extremely dangerous crossing for cyclists and pedestrians. Road changed to a sweeping bend for traffic going left, , Causing a fast blind bend just before cyclists and pedestrian crossingCycleway:
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133127Photo #133127This section of Derby Road is currently dangerous for cyclists. The new Housing Estates and the Aldi superstore have increased traffic joining and leaving the road at new junctions. This section is currently undergoing drainage works so the addition of an on road cycleway on restoration of the carriageway would be a welcome, simple and virtually cost free addition.Cycleway:
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133119Photo #133119Reinstatement of the on road cycleway with proper lines and sign age. This is an important link between Widnes and the newly built housing estates off Paige Lane and the TransPennine Trail which links to Warrington and Liverpool.Cycleway:
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133113Photo #133113Cycle / pedestrian entrance to Cronton College site. Currently cycle lanes to the roundabout are good but then vanish just where the traffic is the worst during commuter times.Cycleway:
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133110Photo #133110On road cycle way the full length of Birchfield Road to link the Norlands Lane route to the existing Birchfield road cycle lanesCycleway:
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133106Photo #133106On road cycleway in BOTH directions needed. Road is wide and cars drive faster than speed limit and often too close to cyclists.Cycleway:
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132137Photo #132137There is no cycle lane and the speed limit here is 50mph, though cars go much quicker than that. Recently the wide road has had chevrons put in the middle. This restricts the lanes dramatically leaving cyclists in more danger. There is no pavement on one side of the road which would also be ideal for a cycle way.Cycleway:
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132135Photo #132135The council used the new Bridge money in 2017/18 to improve this road. It ended up the same as it was with no cycle lane. The chance was there to put one in and they catered for only carsCycleway:
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132067Photo #132067The length of Peelhouse Lane needs a protected cycle way or shared cycle/pedestrian path. It is a through road with lots of traffic that goes faster than is safe, lots of junctions, and a few irritable and aggressive home owners who seem to dislike bikes on principle whether on the road or the path! It's also a key route into and out of town for lots of housing with young families, has a primary school on it and is a good through route to the college at the top of town.Cycleway:
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131216Photo #131216On-road cycle lane ends hereCycleway:
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131214Photo #131214On-road cycle path ends hereCycleway:
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113810Photo #113810Although not yet complete the new road layout and protected cycleway is looking very good.Dutch-style cycleway:
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113809Photo #113809An interesting little underpass. Bollards to keep cars out.Cycleway:
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113287Photo #113287New asphalt surface approaching the Mersey Gateway bridge, before you cross the canal.Dutch-style cycleway:
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113286Photo #113286New asphalt surface beneath the Mersey Gateway bridge. Unfortunately the asphalt is ONLY beneath the bridge, the rest is compacted.Dutch-style cycleway:
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113285Photo #113285New asphalt surface beneath the Mersey Gateway bridge. Unfortunately the asphalt is ONLY beneath the bridge, the rest is compacted.Dutch-style cycleway:
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110404Photo #110404Bollards prevent motor access through the decks - while not hindering cyclists.Road environment:
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110403Photo #110403TWO years on and there is still no way to cycle from Runcorn to Widnes during weekdays.Work has overrun on the old bridge and cycling is prohibited on the new one - #103166

Update 2021: the bridge has finally reopened #164613 so you can now legally cycle from Runcorn to Widnes
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110402Photo #110402The tarmac finishes hereCycleway:
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110401Photo #110401Sign directs the Bridgewater Way onto the right hand fork - which leads to some steps #88334. It is far more sensible to keep to the newly tarmacked towpath.Route sign:
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110400Photo #110400surface transition #54455 now fixed, with a tarmac surface under the bridgeOther:
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110399Photo #110399Surface transition has been improved since #85012Cycleway:
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110398Photo #110398Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
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110397Photo #110397New surface on Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
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110396Photo #110396Bridgewater Way (RCN 82) now with tarmac surfaceCycleway:
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110395Photo #110395Bridgewater Way (RCN 82)Cycleway:
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110394Photo #110394New tarmac surface on Bridgewater Way. Not as smooth as it should be but a great improvement of the muddy towpath. #88161Cycleway:
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109694Photo #109694It's annoying but not surprising that a multi-million pound high-level bridge can be built across an estuary in only 3 years, but a simple cycle lane takes even longer. Cyclists have to take a diversion around busy roads to bypass this closure. Not acceptable.Obstruction:
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105896Photo #105896This photo, looking south toward the bridge, gives an idea of how much space is being taken away from the carriageway and given to cyclists. The bridge is currently only open on weekends - on weekdays you must use a free bus service to cross the Mersey.Cycleway:
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105895Photo #105895New shared crossing facility on the north side of the Silver Jubilee Bridge. When the road is opened, this will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road and continue on toward Ditton Road in safety. The path on the right takes you to Hutchinson St, which was blocked off when I took this photo.Cycleway:
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103370Photo #103370cyclewayCycleway:
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103369Photo #103369Wide smooth tarmac cyclway - could do with direct access to the Heath school.Cycleway:
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103368Photo #103368cyclewayCycleway:
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103367Photo #103367Tiny Sustrans sign directs you to a left turn ahead - if you notice it!Route sign:
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103366Photo #103366Path that sign #103365 point to - I'm not sure it is meant to be a cycleway.Track:
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103365Photo #103365Route sign - points down a narrow mud path down an earth bank #103366Route sign:
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103364Photo #103364Sustrans route sign on link from NCN 5 to NCN 562 in Runcorn - blink and you'd miss it. Also the direction is for route 562 not 62.Route sign:
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103363Photo #103363Council vehicle sweeping leaves from the Runcorn Loop cyclewayOther:
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103248Photo #103248cycle bridge crossing the expressway slip roadCycleway:
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103247Photo #103247Cycleway alongside Weston Point Expressway.Cycleway:
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103246Photo #103246cycleway threading its way through a major junction on the Weston Point Expressway (A557). The zig-zag ramp heads up to the bridge on the right.Cycleway:
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103245Photo #103245route signRoute sign:
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