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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

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.

Urmston: Ashton on Mersey to Urmston route sign survey 2019. Destination signs required on telephone poles

Motoring filter that should be modified to allow easy passage of bicycles.

Short pedestrian area that could use a more appropriate design to allow cycling.

A serious lack of attention from the council has resulted in this useful path becoming hugely overgrown. It is almost at the point of being impassible.

Manchester Urmston. Trafford General Hospital . This cycle parking near the entrance is hidden and not signosted. Not easy to notice (needs signs) . The nearby covered cycle parking is often full.

Manchester Urmston. Trafford General Hospital . The covered cycle parking near the entrance is very full. More cycle parking is nearby but not easy to notice (needs signs) .

Overgrowth being cut back along this popular walking and cycling route.

The only purpose this junction has is to allow high speed left turns. It's duplicated by the left turn at the junction a little further east. Crossing this junction as a pedestrian can be difficult, especially given the speed of traffic h ... [more]

Stretford Road Old Trafford Greater Manchester. DPD .This DPD driver did not care if I reported him for reversing into my path and blocking a segregated cycle lane https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1182951049654685697

Urmston Eden Sq car Park has some bike stands . It's not clear whether they are to be used for motorbikes or cycles . The lack of clarity may be why some people have decided to stack trolleys here. Some signage to state the purpose of the ... [more]

This has to be the world's simplest upgrade. Building a cycle route through here, across Braemar Avenue and then over the railway would provide direct, almost entirely traffic-free access to the schools and leisure centre at the end of Bow ... [more]

You cannot expect people to be "more active" to improve their health when the very tracks you want them to use are in this condition. This entire route needs a sealed surface and proper drainage.

There is more than enough space here to install dropped kerbs and enable a quick and easy cycling link between these two roads.

There is more than enough space here to install dropped kerbs and enable a quick and easy cycling link between these two roads.

This short alley between two streets could easily be upgraded to provide a viable cycling link. It is slightly on the narrow side but isn't long enough for anyone to get any kind of speed up.

This short footpath is actually reasonably wide once the overgrowth is removed, and might provide a useful link if upgraded.

This short alley between two streets could easily be upgraded to provide a viable cycling link. It is slightly on the narrow side but isn't long enough for anyone to get any kind of speed up.

This short alley between two streets could easily be upgraded to provide a viable cycling link. It is slightly on the narrow side but isn't long enough for anyone to get any kind of speed up.

This footpath by the hospital is quite wide enough to accommodate cycling, but it's currently not allowed by this sign. Cutting back the overgrowth, improving the surface and building a proper entrance at either end would enable this route ... [more]

The problem here isn't inappropriate use of the cycle shelter. It's the fact that that's the only use for it, because the road environment doesn't invite pupils to cycle to school and back. This is a good illustration of why we need to ... [more]

In case anyone is tempted to cycle along this footpath - don't!

In case anyone is tempted to cycle along this footpath - don't!

In case anyone is tempted to cycle along this footpath - don't!

Altrincham Hospital. Do the NHS really believe they are encouraging active travel ? There is space for 1 or 2 cycle stands here in basement and near entrance. See #104466 and #111042 See also #111023 #111043

Altrincham Hospital. Do the NHS really believe they are encouraging active travel ? There is space for 1 or 2 cycle stands here in basement and near entrance. See #104466 and #111042 See also #111044 #111023

Altrincham Hospital. Do the NHS really believe they are encouraging active travel ? 14 Cycle stands 'stand' empty. Cycle parking for 28 bicycles that can't be used for visitors for spurious H&S reasons . See #104466 and #111042 See also # ... [more]

Altrincham Hospital. Do the NHS (Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust )really believe they are encouraging active travel ? Their case ref P19/3267 states that the barriers to the cycle parking are not operated by cycles - I can say th ... [more]

Chester Road Household Waste Recycling Centre . Stretford near Manchester. A pavement is completely blocked by a guard rail and overhanging vegetation forcing people to use the access road used by cars and HGVs. Reported to Trafford via ht ... [more]

This is not wide enough! My handlebars just fit, but no room for me as well. Not good enough for access to the cycleway.

Test photo that should be replaced. I can rotate it but not replace it :(

UPDATE See photo at #109143 (no idea how to insert photo after creating a placeholder) UPDATE Easy win Stop theTrans Pennine Trail car park at Atlantic Street is being used for Industrial Estate parking. The car park is owned by National Tr ... [more]

Altrincham, Bemrose Avenue to divert past the one way on Weldon Road . Recently changed to a one way street. This si a well used route by cyclists to avoid the A56 by using John Leigh Park . Now cyclists use the footpath to avoid the one w ... [more]

Altrincham, Place Road overgrown large roundabout used to divert past Weldon Road . Recently changed to a one way street. This is a well used route by cyclists to avoid the A56 by using John Leigh Park . Now cyclists use the footpath to avo ... [more]

Altrincham, Lawrence Road onto Place Road a filter has been opened wide enough for cars. This at least avoids a U-turn on Lawrence Road to divert past the one way on Weldon Road . Recently changed to a one way street. This is a well used ro ... [more]

Altrincham, Weldon Road . Recently changed to a one way street. This is a well used route by cyclists to avoid the A56 by using John Leigh Park . Now cyclists use the footpath to avoid the one way going down hill quite fast or take a divers ... [more]

Altrincham, Weldon Road . Recently changed to a one way street. This is a well used route by cyclists to avoid the A56 by using John Leigh Park . Now cyclists use the footpath to avoid the one way going down hill quite fast or take a divers ... [more]

Altrincham, Weldon Road . UPDATE 5/10/19 Reported to Trafford that many car drivers drive here the wrong way down this road. Probably needs a "Change of Layout" sign to warn. Recently changed to a one way street. This is a well used route b ... [more]

Access onto canal towpath is blocked now due to overgrown vegetation. This was left as a promised legacy from the path improvements scheme . The path was left as an alternative to a more expensive but more direct access from the Watersmeet ... [more]

Barrier too narrow for my handlebars. That is the Lands End to John O'Groats map on my map holder.

Signpost access to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Walkers and cyclists can cross the river Bollin at the bottom of the lane. I will let one of the horse riders comment if they can get over.

A frame not wide enough! please replace with bollards.

This is where the surfaced section ends. You can turn and go beside the wood or through the wood onto the transPennine trail.

It won't be long before the TPT here is completely invisible.

This is only really a useable path for people on mountain bikes but at least it's now accessible (it used to be blocked off). This stick-out bit of fence seems pointless though.

Link from Davenport Lane Altrincham, to Bridgewater Way resurfaced May 2019.

No cycle access, No disabled access. Access for rangers vehicles (locked). Horse traps and pedestrian access. How unsatisfactory is that for a gate on a cycleway.

Bridgewater Way looking towards Seamons Road Bridge

Link from Seamons Road Bridge down to Bridgewater Way resurfaced May 2019. Push button not yet moved so no way anyone disabled can come up the ramp and push the button to go over the bridge.

The recently redesigned Sevenways roundabout has some minor improvements for pedestrians, but on the road it's a very different matter. Very few road users pay any attention to the road markings and choose to move straight over them, leadi ... [more]

The surface is much improved at this point but the gravel is to be taken with care...

A much improved surface here, albeit gravel. Care is to be taken cycling here as the front wheel may step out unexpectedly.

These staggered bollards are a much better solution than the gate that previously occupied this position, but the gravel surface combined with the steep slope makes passing through them a dangerous prospect. The new gravel surface should b ... [more]

Traffic chaos outside Wellacre school. Many children ride their bikes to and from this school, and lots more would like to join them, but for scenes like this. The road should be closed to through traffic and a clearway should be implemen ... [more]

Urmston access link to TPT near River Mersey . The gap between bollards is only 1.05 metres and the distance measured diagonally is less than 1.2 metres measured at right angles it's even less at 1.05 metres. The reflective strips on the bo ... [more]

There is a conflict between horse riders and other path users as both a likely to use the unstepped gap . Far better to remove the A frame access There is little evidence that the horse stiles are being used at all .

Filtered road for Mopeds cyclists and mobility scooters is blocked by untaxed no MOT Mercedes. Reported to police and DfT https://forms.dft.gov.uk/report-an-untaxed-vehicle/ UPDATE According to advice this may be an abandoned vehicle (SMASH ... [more]

Urmston near Manchester - a string of new cycle parking outside parade of shops. . 6 stands for 12 bikes

Urmston near Manchester - new cycle parking outside RS McColl. Just a little bit too close to the shop. 4 stands for 8 bikes

Manchester Trafford Sale Jackson's Boat Pub access road has new low level street lighting. Protected by tubes that can double as parking. https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1112302227660648449

Flixton Library Manchester Trafford . The library has unsatisfactory wheel grabber parking rather than the recommended Sheffield stands

Brand new sealed surface on this path which forms part of a new route between Ashton upon Mersey and Urmston. This is an excellent upgrade.

New cycle crossing at West Point. The lights are controlled by a button (out of frame). This enables a completely safe crossing of this risky junction.

It's difficult to use a cycle lane when blocked by a huge truck. The crew was apparently cleaning drains, but had no answer when I asked them why they chose to block the cycleway and not park on the road (which has space to overtake).

Pedestrian/cycling tunnel underneath the Parkway.

This useful cycleway is unfortunately badly overgrown.

Timperley nr Manchester . A cycle lane and a segregated cycle lane are discontinued just when it's needed the most . At the junction the rider is expected to rejoin the road largely unseen and in danger of being left hooked or head on colli ... [more]

Manchester Trafford Sale. Sidmouth Road. Residents build a barrier to motor traffic. Tracks show drivers taking illegally to the pavement . If a real filtered barrier was built it would need to exclude pavement driving as well .

An issue with this junction is that parked vehicles block the view of anyone cycling in the lane. This is a particular problem for people driving from Henrietta Street to East Union St. The road layout means that their view of any cyclist ... [more]

Stretford, Gorse Hill @lidluk cycle parking originally showed a cycle shelter with 7 stands https://publicaccess.trafford.gov.uk/online-applications/files/26728023B64EF932FD1ACE7D34DD3723/pdf/95655_CND_18-CYCLE_STORAGE_LAYOUT1-559503.pdf @ ... [more]

Parking on the pavement can be very dangerous https://twitter.com/dashcamnetwork/status/1082573580561498113 . No excusing the actions of the driver of the Black diesel Corsa but the vans parked on the pavement obstruct the view. No excusing ... [more]

Altrincham Hospital. Do the NHS really believe they are encouraging active travel ? UPDATE 25/9/19 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have reversed there earlier statement. They are now saying that cyclists cannot use the cycle ... [more]

Very poor surface throughout this track.

Dunham Massey Trafford @nationaltrust Hall Queues along this road to access the @NT_NorthWest park here . Action can be taken to reduce this demand see also #104219 queues on the road to the car park to the @nationaltrust Hall here @NT_N ... [more]

Little Bollington Dunham Massey Footbridge crossing from Trafford to East Cheshire see also #83857 and #104220 . On a busy day this bridge has large queues as only one direction at a time is possible. This crossing is not fit for purpose a ... [more]

Broadheath Altrincham nr MCR . Would be a nice direct route with a dropped kerb . Even better with 3 dropped kerbs for each path.

Manchester in Trafford. Sale M33 . Even with a narrow footpath motors will drive and park on pavement and directly underneath a @irwellvalley CCTV camera as well. A pedestrian wheelchair dropped kerb obstructed as well.

Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.

Under several inches of overgrowth a hard surface exists here. This would seem to be a footway that has not been maintained. If restored it might be a useful route along this dangerous section of road.

One of the consequences of installing barriers like this is severe degradation of the surface. I'd prefer the barrier to be removed completely, but a simple solution is a couple of bags of gravel.

As on the south side of the railway, barriers here encourage the growth of weeds that eventually make the path too narrow to be shared. The barriers should be removed, the overgrowth eliminated, and the path restored to the full width of t ... [more]

A good surface on this railway bridge. This route is very popular with pedestrians and cyclists, despite the barriers on either side.

A barrier encourages the growth of weeds on this approach to a walking/cycling bridge over the railway. These should be removed and replaced with a simple, single bollard.

The TPT in typically fine form.

Extremely poor surface on this road, with very deep potholes and poor lighting.

Redesigning this junction to prioritise walking and cycling would help create a quiet alternative to the A56 Manchester Road.

Visit the new Krypton Factor studios in Dunham to find a series of fiendishly difficult barriers to cycling.

An upgraded surface here (camera right, looking northwest), would enable a safe means of crossing the motorway and getting to the Bridgewater Circle.

Potential for a continuous route here, enabling cycling on quiet roads between Carrington and Woodsend. Two footways required, with a central cycleway. There is enough space for this.

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