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All photos in & around Durham

Showing items 1 to 80 from total of 80 items. Ordered by photo # descending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
108084Photo #108084The ‘Ride’Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
101924Photo #101924Cyclists heading along ncn 7 on the track-bed of the old railway line that carried iron ore up these hills to the erstwhile Consett Iron Works. The line is famously steep around here, so these heavy trains were quite a spectacle in the days of steam.Other:
Infrastructure
general
96382Photo #96382Also Durham council are replacing the dropped curb alongside along the A167 cyclepath and smoothing them. Nice but a bit like glittering a turd. Sure there's better things the money could be spent on t.co/BsjvKX4qqTCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
96381Photo #96381Newly surfaced link path in Pity Me from road to shared path beside A167. What does Durham council do. Bung up a no cycling sign of course. #slowclap t.co/GLbxO65cLmGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
91609Photo #91609Crossing the Tees at Whorlton on NCN route 165Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
71203Photo #71203Broken cycle parking stand.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
71202Photo #71202Cycle route rejoins carriageway (although there is no signage to indicate this, just a painted lane indicating to leave the carriageway in the other direction), having just crossed to this side of the road at #71201.Road environment:
Problem
road
71201Photo #71201Cycle route crosses to the right-hand side of the road, only to go onto the carriageway under the viaduct. A complete nonsense!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71200Photo #71200Traffic island hopping cycle route that ends up joining the carriageway of the road on the right anyway. However, the road on the right is signed as 'No Entry except buses'.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71199Photo #71199Route signs for cycle route avoiding the main road, rather than providing for cycles on the main road.

Route 70 is shown in brackets here, unlike #71197, which is meant to mean this isn't route 70 but leads there, in both directions.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71198Photo #71198A damaged cycle parking stand in Durham.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
71197Photo #71197Route sign directs cyclists onto road signed as 'No Entry except buses'.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71161Photo #71161This young lad waited for ages before crossing on red during a gap in traffic. I did likewise just afterwards.Road environment:
Problem
road
71160Photo #71160It is easier to return to the carriageway at this driveway dropped kerb rather than the location specially designed for this purpose (see #71159). Also, the original implementation of this cycle provision included a 'Give Way' triangle at each driveway, now blacked out.

The toucan crossing only has a call box on one side (toucans are meant to have one to each side of the crossing point), and since it has a nearside signal, it is facing away from on-coming cyclists.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71159Photo #71159Footway cycling provision ends abruptly at sharp corner to return onto carriageway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71158Photo #71158Blacked-out shared-use footway cycle markings approaching roundabout (see also #71157). The carriageway has recently been widened at this point.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71157Photo #71157Blacked-out cycle path markings on the footway around the signalised roundabout. So is it still available for cycle use? There are no signs here to say it is.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71156Photo #71156Despite the risks, a cyclist chooses the road through the signalised roundabout in preference to the island-hopping shared-use footway route around it.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71155Photo #71155A bus stop on the shared-use footway into Chester-le-Street.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71154Photo #71154A kissing gate on the Wolsingham Wheelchair Walk, attached to which is a sign reading "Footpath only, No Cycling".Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
71153Photo #71153No Cycling on the Wolsingham Wheelchair Walk alongside the River WearGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
71073Photo #71073Interesting sign on the way to the Locomotion museum. This road does not appear to be available for general motor traffic use.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
71072Photo #71072A cycle path (most of the way) to the station. Other end at #71071.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
71071Photo #71071Confusion! Why no cycling between these two signs?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
71070Photo #71070Sign on square pole.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
71069Photo #71069Cycle parking outside Locomotion.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
71011Photo #71011A shop stand in use as cycle parking at Beamish museum.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
70971Photo #70971Cycleworld/CLS in Chester-le-StreetBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
70970Photo #70970A toucan crossing across North Burns, and the entrance to the bus station on South Burns, and just visible the end of the marketplace in between.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
70969Photo #70969Restrictions on through traffic on Front Street described as "Pedestrian Zone", even though it is a busy bus route!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
70968Photo #70968What appears to be a speed hump for pedestrians.Track:
Infrastructure
track
70967Photo #70967Traffic calming by pinch-point and restrictions on through traffic in Front Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
66144Photo #66144Poor cycle road crossingCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
66023Photo #66023Route signs for NCN route 7 (Walney to Wear)Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66022Photo #66022Route through the former station at LartingtonOther:
Infrastructure
general
66021Photo #66021Paved bridlewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
66020Photo #66020NCN 70 route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66019Photo #66019Steps and missing bridge on the former railway west of Barnard CastleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66018Photo #66018Walkers on the former railway west of Barnard CastleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66017Photo #66017Steps to path on former railway west of Barnard CastleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66015Photo #66015The former railway bridge, Barnard Castle - used by the National Cycle Network, but not much use for touring bikes without rampsObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
66014Photo #66014Cycleable path west from the former railway bridge, Barnard CastleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66013Photo #66013NCN route 70 using the former railway bridge (not suitable for actual cycling) at Barnard CastleRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66012Photo #66012Paved bridleway towards Barnard CastleCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
66011Photo #66011Former railway bridge, Barnard Castle - only really wide enough to be a footpathOther:
Problem
general
66010Photo #66010The old railway bridge, Barnard Castle - ramps required for cycling.Other:
Problem
general
66008Photo #66008Footpath on former railway west from Barnard Castle - this could easily be upgraded to be a cycle route.Other:
Infrastructure
general
66007Photo #66007Route up past Barnard castleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66006Photo #66006Scattered cycle stands (and P sign) on Galgate, Barnard CastleCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
66005Photo #66005View from Barnard Castle to the railway bridge, now a footpathOther:
Infrastructure
general
66004Photo #66004Route past the actual Barnard Castle - No (motor?) Vehicles Beyond This PointGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
66003Photo #66003It's unusual to see Sustrans and Hovis Byway signs sharing the same plateRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66002Photo #66002NCN route 165 follows this alley off the main road through Barnard CastleRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66001Photo #66001Route around the church, Barnard CastleOther:
Infrastructure
general
66000Photo #66000NCN route 165 follows this alley off the main road through Barnard CastleRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
65999Photo #65999NCN route 165 follows this alley off the main road through Barnard CastleRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
65998Photo #65998NCN route 165 follows this alley off the main road through Barnard CastleCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
65997Photo #65997Not a lot of cycle parking on the main road through Barnard CastleCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
65996Photo #65996To find the cycle parking at the Bowes Museum you have to go right around and start heading towards the exit.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
56040Photo #56040Near Cowsley on the c2cOther:
Misc
general
44989Photo #44989A1300 John Reid road. Only specific cycling provision is across the bus exit, not the busy dual carriageway!Road environment:
Problem
road
44117Photo #44117None of these routes show up on the route planner.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
43677Photo #43677Bridge to the Pennine Way at Low Force, Teesdale - pedestrians onlyGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
37196Photo #37196Waskerley Way

Lydgett's Junction, Waskerley Way.
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
37195Photo #37195Terris Novalis Sculpture – a stainless steel theodolite and an engineer’s level by Tony Cragg – Turner prize winning works outside Consett celebrating local industryDestination:
Good practice
destinations
36506Photo #36506Weardale

Location: , Daddry Shield (England, United Kingdom)
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
33684Photo #33684Spitfire Cycles bike shopBike shop:
Misc
bikeshops
33403Photo #33403Approaching Sunderland on the C2CCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
33401Photo #33401Only 27 miles to goRoute sign:
Misc
routesigns
33400Photo #33400The Hownsgill Viaduct across the valleyCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
33399Photo #33399On the Waskerley WayCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
33398Photo #33398The start of the Waskerley Way, cyclepath follows an old railway line down from the Pennines towards SunderlandCycleway:
Misc
cycleways
33397Photo #33397Park Station Cycleway ServicesGeneral sign/notice:
Misc
signs
33396Photo #33396In the Pennines, on the C2C routeRoad environment:
Misc
road
33395Photo #33395Advert for the Rookhope Inn, welcoming cyclistsGeneral sign/notice:
Misc
signs
30012Photo #30012National Cycle Route is strange but well signed.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
30011Photo #30011Market PlaceDestination:
Problem
destinations
28767Photo #28767Durham University are adding several cycle parking shelters. But they are moving rows of stands against the CLC building that were already over-crowded.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
28766Photo #28766"This area is for pedal cycle parking only."Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
11445Photo #11445Consett &Sunderland Railway Cycle Path over Front Street, Pelton, Co. DurhamCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways

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