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Urmston cycle parking for 6 replaces original stands for 4 bikes. Not as fancy but space for more bikes. See #100394 . Nearby parking See also #44101

The cycle crossings in this area are poorly maintained. This one doesn't drain properly, there's a big pile of mud which is a potential slip hazard for cyclists turning right.

Worthington Park Sale Trafford . Could this gate off Cheltenham Drive be locked partially open ? ike the gate at Longford Park . This would allow free flow of walking wheelchairs mobility scooters and cycling traffic . See #101653 @worthpar ... [more]

Sale Sports Club Trafford . New buildling has covered cycle parking . Room for 10 bikes

Stretford Longford Park Cycle parking by the disc golf course see also #101723 room for 10 bikes

Stretford Longford Park Cycle parking well used by families compare to 2 years previous #101723

Dog excrement has been bagged and hung up on a sign post at head level on the approach to the footbridge on the North side of the River Mersey. The excrement will be festering inside the bag waiting for someone to accidentally break the bag ... [more]

Timperley. link St George's Crescent and Arderne Road . A useful link connecting Timperley . This image shows the lack of a surfaced path along a desire line and onto the access point See also #150642 . Bizarrely half of this path is smooth ... [more]

Timperley. link St George's Crescent and Arderne Road . A useful link connecting Timperley . This image shows the lack of a surfaced path along a desire line and onto the access point See also #150643 .

Timperley. Stoney Bridge well named . A useful link connecting Timperley . This image shows the lack of a surfaced path along a desire line See also #150639 and #150637 . Peds on the left and the very narrow gap on the Right for cyclists

Timperley. Stoney Bridge path. A useful link connecting Timperley . This image shows the lack of a surfaced path along a desire line. The useful bridge is shown on this image #150637

Timperley. Stoney Bridge well named . A useful link connecting Timperley . The next image shows the lack of a surfaced path along a desire line #150639

Urmston in Trafford near Manchester Chassen Road mini roundabout junction with Flixton Road widens for cycle to rejoin but is blocked forcing cycles into path of following motors

A bodge job by Highways England. Please beware of this dangerous surface, which has been reported twice.

Manor Ave Sale Reported 25/2/2020 ref 1607656 over 0.1m in depth a bicycle tyre width about .3m long. The pothole is invisible and dangerous to bicycle riders when there's a puddle here and the pothole is just where a cyclists may cycle Nor ... [more]

UPDATE SEPT 2020 IT'S NOW CLEAR https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1304465736455331840 Stretford near Manchester . The cycle lane is completely blocked by low branches that need cutting back. Reported again to Trafford Request ID:179 ... [more]

Sale Trafford Greater Manchester . Typical street https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1285234035317506048

Partington Warburton Lane Greater Manchester Disappointing to see that discriminatory A-frame/K-frame barriers are still proposed for a new route in Partington https://twitter.com/BikeWalkScoot/status/1286378073785589760/photo/1 . Should ... [more]

Broadheath Altrincham . There used to be pop up cycle lanes in Timperley and then a pop up cycle lane here was to be set up until a few motorists complained. Now it's pop up driving and parking instead !

Stretford Manchester . Cycle lane used for parking . It's also a bus stop ! Enforcement required.

Hale Trafford - Obstructing barriers 2 sets . At both ends of the path.

Hale Trafford - Obstructing barriers. At both ends of the path.

A56 Stretford Manchester - Drivers can get out of the way of emergency vehicles when safe . Cyclists will slow or stop for you to enter cycle way #safestreetstrafford #safestreetssavelives demo by @onetrafford https://twitter.com/Cyclins ... [more]

Pop up Cycle lane used by lorry for parking. See also https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1273530830535737345 after complaints from motorists they could not get out of the way of emergency vehicles A MYTH ! Pop up lanes use by pickup ... [more]

The pop up lane disappears completely passing the North bound lay by whereas on the South bound the pop up lane is continued. No idea why the discrepancy. The lay by on the N side is not even used !

Sale, Trafford - Park Ave warning signs but the road narrows sign is on a pavement and is leaving less than the legally required minimum of 1m. Coupled with the pavement on the other side of the road being CLOSED ! AND during Covid19 emerg ... [more]

Hale in Trafford Brooks drive . Looks to be a path here that has been well used. Not shown on RoW map .

Ashton on Mersey, Sale, Trafford. A new sign for pedestrians going to the school but the warning sign for motorists is obscured.

Urmston outside Bargain Booze next to trio bin 2 stands for 4 bikes

Flixton - kerbs need dropping on both the main Flixton Road and the minor Flixton Road also path needs widening. Would avoid a nasty junction (Flixton Rd and Irlam Rd)

Stretford pop up cycle lanes. The signs need twice as many sand bags or they get blown over . I picked up about 30 signs on the popup cycle lanes on the A56 in Stretford and Sale on both sides of the road. They'd blown over in the wind . Ea ... [more]

Urmston near Manchester - new cycle parking outside TBT Fitness (was RS McColl, see #107399). Just a little bit too close to the shop. 4 stands for 8 bikes.

Urmston - Cycle parking outside optician. This parking is in the wrong place. Just lke a driver wanting to park as close as possible to their home, a rider wants to see their bike when they shop or when waiting for a take away meal. As can ... [more]

Trafford Brooks Drive public right of way has a sign with no legal authority (looks professionally installed) fencing. Blocks what would otherwise be an ideal quiet route linking Hale Barns. Why on earth would you allow cars here but not pe ... [more]

Trafford Brooks Drive public right of way has been blocked off by very high (looks professionally installed) fencing. Blocks what would otherwise be an ideal quiet route linking Hale Barns. https://safestreetstrafford.commonplace.is/commen ... [more]

Timperley Trafford . Obstruction impedes access for disabled, triple prams etc. and cyclists.

Sale Trafford temporary pop up cycle lane. These help not just cyclists but walkers and people waiting at the bus stop. If the cycle lane wasn't there lorries and cars driving through the large puddles would drench the people on the pavemen ... [more]

This is where Bike Friday used to start from way back in 2008. Might consider starting from here again now there are pop up lanes on the A56 . Starting point in recent years has been the Tram stop bus stop also in Stretford #86813

To continue riding on the A56 covid-19 pop-up cycleway from here you need to head right (where it is blocked by the two blue arrows) across the path of motor traffic heading straight on up Barton Road. An accident waiting to happen.

The A56 gains 10m of pop-up cycle lane

Sign saying nothing at all blocks the half-width cycle lane on the A56 in Trafford.

Sign as part of the pop-up covid-19 cycle lane on the A56 in Trafford. Why?

Covid-19 pop-up cycle lane on the A56 through Trafford. Busy high-speed slip road for the M60 motorway crosses the cycle lane. To motorists this just appears to be coned off road works. For a video showing how dangerous this is see: #http ... [more]

Covid-19 pop-up cycle lane on the A56 in Sale. Too many high speed crossings .

Altrincham. A short missing link for a route from the Bridgewater canal .

Altrincham. Path from Timperley to Altrincham has barriers that need removing

Partington. A path under the busy Manchester Road. Path surafce and access paths need improving with gentle sloped ramps.

Sale nr Manchester route from Priory Gardens a Kissing Gate. There is a locked gate here preventing access Simple solution is to toremove the gate to allow free flow of active travel. This would be a fantastic route to avoid A56 from Sale ... [more]

Sale nr Manchester Priory Gardens . There is a locked gate here preventing access Simple solution is to lock one of the large access gates in a semi open position to allow free flow of active travel. This would be a fantastic route to avoid ... [more]

Sale nr Manchester Priory Gardens . There is a locked gate here preventing accessSimple solution is to lock one of the large access gates in a semi open position to allow free flow of active travel. This would be a fantastic route to avoid ... [more]

Bridgewater Way Expressway Old Trafford Manchester. Temporary Cycle lanes on most direct route to City Centre. Probably saves 15 to 20 mins on journey from Stretford Mall using the canal route.

Manchester. Trafford Green Lane in Sale. Road works to close road outside Petrol Station. Actually works quite well as a modal filter . Cycles and pedestrians can get through and cars can access Petrol .

Sale near Manchester link betwen Chester Ave and Riley Close. Over restricted with complex barriers. Remove horizontal bars.

UPDATE 22/5/20 REPORTED TO TRAFFORD 1684070 Your service request regarding A problem with road signs, bollards and other street furniture has been updated. "Unfortunately it is taking us longer than we expected to deal with your enquiry. We ... [more]

Cycle parking placed in a lonely corner well away from the main entrance.

Sale Moor near Manchester . The motor traffic goes round this bend so fast during covid19 that these cones are being destroyed.

Ashton on Mersey Trafford nr Manchester view from footbridge with steps. United Utilities sewage works. Those covers over the treatment beds are they solar panels as well ? Should /could they be ?

Sale Moor . Great to see no waiting signs being placed in the very wide road during Covid19 emergency . Was this @electricityNW or @traffordcouncil see also #15339 https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1253687403316994048

Sale Moor . Great to see no waiting signs being placed in the very wide road during Covid19 emergency . Was this @electricityNW or @traffordcouncil see also #15340 https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1253687403316994048

URmston Manchester m41 . A well used path especially during the Covic19 emergency and after recent improvements to paths and removal of hard barriers

Urmston Davyhulme m41. Approach to roundabout has a cycle lane in a completely useless place. 95% of cycle lanes in Trafford are used for car parking

Urmston manchester . Davyhulme roundabout cycle lane in door zone. Requires a complete redesign but not like 7ways #115118

Urmston Manchester M41 .The end of the cycleway is abrupt throwing cyclists into path of following vehicles and cyclists who stay on road. An extended kerb would protect and/or a soft bollard or wand to warn would help.

Urmston Manchester M41 . Drivers just don't think and drive on the cycleway to park. Bollards required to restrict access.

Urmston Manchester M41 . Drivers just don't think and drive on the cycleway to park. Bollards required to restrict access.

Urmston/Strstford a cycle route is compromised because of debris including broken glass. If the cycle surface were raised to same level as pavement this may maintenance ad help to disperse debris. At present all debris ends in the cycle lan ... [more]

Urmston/stretford M41 A segregated cycle way is compromised because the adjacent pedestrian path is completely blocked by cars parked

Stretford Mancheser M32 a segregated cycle lane is obstructed at the beginning. Also the road markings showing the start of the cycle lane have faded. Bollards required to deter.

Stretford Manchester 7 ways roundabout The recently redesigned Sevenways roundabout has some improvements (!) Even during the Covid19 lockdown very few road users pay any attention to the road markings

Altrincham Trafford near Manchester. Except Cycles sign needed here .

Broadheath Trafford near Manchester. It appears someone has decided this barrier is too much in the current emergency #viralkindness. The rationalised barriers prevents motor cars passing but allows cycles pushchairs and wheelchairs through ... [more]

Sale West to Broadheath Thanks to @OneTrafford for mowing the grass on 2 desire lines to an unofficial Sinderland brook bridge. Was it @onetrafford ? @TraffordCouncil @stmarysrob Can @SBResidentsWA14 consider doing the same on the other si ... [more]

Wharfeside Trafford Manchester . New Tram stop has cycle parking for 10 bikes at Wharfesdie Tram stop on the Metrolink line between Dumplington (Trafford Centre ) and Manchester

Unfortunately a lot of engineering would be required to fix this flooding. The road isn't normally like this but it should remain usable 24/7 to be a viable route.

This track is badly flooded and covered with tree roots. Not recommended for cycling.

Trolleys from @marksandspencer @bmstores @Quality_Save @LoveWilko and #farmfoods obstructing the busy path here. https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/new?longitude=-2.322799&latitude=53.425842 https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/1985688

This popular walking and cycling route, which serves as an alternate route to the very busy main road, is dark and uninviting at night. There are streetlamps that do not appear to be the council's responsibility, and every one is dead. ... [more]

Sale Moor near Manchester Moor Nook Park (unnamed on Trafford map) on footpath the path is flooded more than 6" deep at 3 locations. The access to the playground is blocked because the flooding is on both sides of the access gate. Reported ... [more]

Serious drainage problems exist on the TPT. The surface is in terrible condition, having not been maintained for years. It needs replacing with a sealed surface and someone needs to install proper drains that work. If this were a road ... [more]

Urmston Active Neighbourhood event advertising sign 23 JAN 2020 https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/events/2019/Urmston-Active-Neighbourhood.aspx

Urmston Trafford Venue for Cycling and Walking "Have your Say" event (due 23rd Jan 7pm to 9pm ) does NOT have any cycle parking. Has 2 very large car parks with traffic mini roundabout ! May be temp cycle parking can be provided say crowd ... [more]

UPDATE JUNE 2020 THOS HAS NOW BEEN CUT BACK A LITTLE BIT SO IT'S SAFE FOR NOW Trafford Stretford: Request ID:1532454 15/12/19 Overhanging on Kickety Brook path are obstructing the path at a dangerous eye level. At at least 3 locations to t ... [more]

Welcome distraction from politics this morning. This is a new piece of infrastructure. This is a pile of shit. https://t.co/H6b5izZ7od

Sale near Manchester The Brigidiar Pub a Holts brewery has no cycle parking.

Ashton on Mersey Sale Greater Manchester . Ashton park has no dedicated cycle parking . These bikes have been parked to posts and gates . The bikes belong to party political canvassers for the 2019 General Election who are proving the point ... [more]

Sheffield stand Cycle parking at Poppies dentist - Hopefully Dentist will install Sheffield stand(s) with signs in at the front as well overlooked by the waiting room window. See #35129 from 2011 Ed: They look too close to the wall.

Sale West Trafford near Manchester There are plans for a beeNetwork routes through the estate mappinggm.org.uk/bee-network/ the final routes are far from clear. There are plans to vastly improve the Sale West Estate way." www.irwellvalley ... [more]

Ashton on Mersey: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 Existing post needs Destination signs

Ashton on Mersey: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 Destination sign resuired here on wall . The couple going for a walk here, dog off lead, looking at phone (how does that help mental health during CV ) . Had to do emergen ... [more]

Ashton on Mersey: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 Existing post. Needs Destination sign required on post.

Ashton on Mersey : Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 Existing sign .

Ashton on Mersey: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 post needs locating here with destination signs . Large NO Motorcycling sign required as well.

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 The surface here has been upgraded the post has been removed but not replaced needs putting back in same location . The old Google image by Tom Jeffs see below shows the old sign .

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 Existing sign .

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 . Destination sign required on post.

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 new post needed with destination signs required on post.

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019 post needs relocating from dangerous location . Destination sign required on post.

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019. Destination sign required on post and No Motorcycling sign (large)

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019. Destination sign required on post.

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