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Photo listing : obstructions

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This listing only shows photos within Edinburgh.
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Cycle lanes aren’t real lanes.

Same as it ever was

. @south_team why the barriers? Needed lot of heavy lifting among the rubbish, cut finger. Path behind Morrison Gilmerton Rd. Reply from South Team: Barriers erected at request of public to deter motor bikes etc. ... [more]

A contractors' access turning circle surrounded in barriers, while passengers, including those with bikes, restricted to narrow walkways on the entrance ramps (see also #67002). The priorities sign is wrong too.

Chicanes at the bottom of the path leading into Craigmillar Castle Park. They are quite narrow and difficult to negotiate as they are at the bottom of a fairly steep section of the path.

Chicanes, another set a bit further down in background of the image. A little bit too narrow, you can wiggle through on a normal bike but tandems and trailers are blocked.

Chicanes at beginning of path between Forkenford and Kings Haugh, in good state but a bit narrow, not recommended for trailers or tandems although the path is wide enough for maneuvring.

The cycle lane on Wester Hailes Road is partially obstructed by vegetation. The surface is also somewhat rough.

A gate with a sliding locking bar across the newly surfaced path into the Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park.

On the left an asphalt path, on the right the dirt path through the Moredun Wood from Gilmerton Road.

A typical Edinburgh barrier at the end of a path through to another street.

Opening gate at entrance to Moredun Wood, Ellen's Glen and the Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park, which leads to a woodland trail that is useable on a bike, but you wouldn't come through here on the way back from the supermarket!

The gate at the end of this path past Craigmillar Castle

Gate with gap on former railway line, approaching toucan crossing across Duddingston Road West

The sightlines under the bridges are so poor that speed humps and a chicane barrier have been provided on the already narrow Union Canal towpath.

No need for a ramp to connect the cycle path to the tramway crossing and toucan crossing?

Definitely no need for a ramp then?

Chicanes on the path

Narrow entrance gate into Craigmillar Castle Park

Boillard plus chicanes (in bad state) with fairly narrow gap, overgrown and usually full of rubbish.

More cabinets (see #60679) on approach to toucan crossing and tramway level crossing.

Telecoms cabinets, one with a door hanging open, in the middle of the shared-use footway on South Gyle Broadway. It's hard to work out what the white line trapezium is for, other than to come to the conclusion that it was meant to have ... [more]

Barrier across access to path to Edinburgh Park station, with dropped kerb and narrow gap at side. This will be busy with commuters at peak times, unlike this weekend view.

Gate at entrance into school grounds from Ravelston Woods. It was open when I arrived.

Barrier at entrance to path

The railway now forces riders on to Standingstane Road (down to left, immediate foreground). It is possible to avoid it using this pretty but unsurfaced path. It brings you to some steps with a wheeling trough (see nearby photo).

The railway now forces riders on to Standingstane Road. It is possible to avoid it using these steps. Note the facility for wheeling the bike up on the left

Barriers to cycling on the otherwise good new cycleway alongside the Edinburgh Tram route through Sighthill. Electrical boxes placed in the middle of the cycle part of the shared use footway, and barriers hemming you in at the toucan crossi ... [more]

Why? There has been a cycle path here for about 20 years, but for no apparent reason this bollard has suddenly appeared on it. It is a hazard to people turning left off the road onto the path as it is hidden by the old police box (now pa ... [more]

Barriers at Roseburn Path on-ramp at Ravelston Dykes. There are also some nasty tree-roots on the ramp. Cycling is prohibited on the path on the left which leads to a residential street.

A nice bit of cycle lane, rendered completely useless by having taxis's overfilling the taxi rank parked on the lane and blocking the other lane.

Open gutter and barriers on path out of Telfer Subway

Entrance to Traquair Alley, which leads to Balgreen cycle path, obstructed by chicane railings and car parking

More barriers on Ladiebridge path, but cyclists simply go around these

The Ladiebridge path is narrow enough without chicane barriers

Narrow shared-use footway alongside A8, with lamppost in the middle

Narrow shared-use footway alongside A8, complete with bus shelter

Another obstructive bus shelter on A8 cyclepath into Edinburgh

Cramped conditions on the A8 cyclepath at bus stop

Nice bridge at Newbridge Roundabout spoilt by bollards, right-angled corners and a Cyclists Dismount sign

Road closure with no facilities for cyclists (other than as parking)

A really useful short cut, except when the council is blocking the exit/entrance by parking on a red line.

Warning - low pipe Location: Dalmeny (Scotland, United Kingdom)

NCN1 the innocent cycle path. A chicane with a generous gap.

Poor quality access onto this cycle route. A cycle tour of Edinburgh at the CycleNation / CTC conference, November 2010.

A cycle tour of Edinburgh at the CycleNation / CTC conference, November 2010.

J & I Scaffolding left this dangerous obstruction on the road for 48 hours over 26, 27 and 28th October

Dangerous scaffolding by Corstorphine Roofing

Closed for tram works - closed for longer at Russell Road

New path 'coming soon'

Blackford Hill paths - more suitable for walkers than cyclists.

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