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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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TWO 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

It'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 clo ... [more]

awkward access control barrier

tight chicane


No dropped kerb at cycleway access point

overgrown bollard starting to obstruct cycleway

cycleway junction with Halton Brow via a high kerb.

chicane barrier

No dropped kerb at cycleway access point

Unnecessary chicane barrier. The cycleway is crossing the busway here so no need to prevent motor access.


substantial barriers on a slope

Kissing gate is a pain in the neck.

awkward chicane barriers

chicane barrier with added bollard

Awkward Chicane barriers

barriers where the cycleway crosses Tower Lane. Concentrating on navigating the chicane distracts cyclists from watching for traffic.

Awkward chicane barrier - if very decorative.



Kissing gate obstructs access to the cycleway through Runcorn Locks

Dropped kerb is far from flush

Chicane barriers on the steep, poorly surfaced ramp to the bridge at Watersmeeting on the Bridgewater Way cycle route (RCN82)

Barrier across disused busway

One of many metal barriers placed across the Mid-Mersey cycle path. These are a serious hazard at night as they have no reflective warnings.

Fence across cycle path. Avoidable by riding on the grass verge.

One of many barriers across this cycle path can be avoided by cycling on the grass verge.

Barriers across cycle path. Most tend to avoid it by riding on the narrow grass verge between the path and the road,

Fences placed across a newly constructed cycle path - There is also a bus shelter slap bang in the middle of the path a short distance away.

A big flight of stairs on the Trans Pennine Trail at Ditton Brook!

A big flight of stairs on the Trans Pennine Trail at Ditton Brook!

A link to NCN562 from Roehampton Drive, with kerb to bump up

Minor road crossing on path

For some reason the footbridge only goes over some of the roads and ends in a flight of steps down to an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the last one. Lots of hassle for people with buggies and prams on the way to the shopping centr ... [more]

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