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Sale Trafford. dropped kerb is welcome but it's not sure what the real reason for the making of the small dropped kerb.

Very poor quality cycle parking at Asda in Trafford Park

Staircase down from School Lane to the TPT. There is an opportunity here to use the unused woodland to the west/left, to create a flat access track directly to School Lane. This would enable much easier access for all.

Of course the road has no mud, but the narrow bypass for pedestrians and horses (the disabled are excluded) is full of mud.

Desire line on the grass verge showing demand for a short section of pavement up to the TPT access point.

Ludicrous, pointless stupid barrier on a staircase.

These barriers are to slow cyclists down near the bar. They're far too tight and a better solution might be to use sinusoidal speed humps.

Main Entrance to John Leigh Park. At last the access has been improved. Previous access was a locked gate requiring stepping up the kerb across the pavement and through 1 of 2 pedestrian access'. The one on the left required stepping over m ... [more]

Road resurfaced here end of April 2021 to a really high standard. The path is just soil ! There is NO path on the other side . Reported to Trafford : Carrington Lane West bound and West of junction with Banky Lane. Road has been resurfaced ... [more]

Urmson Church Road - St Michael's Church . Planter cycle parking

Planters, funded under the first EATF scheme, have replaced the old inaccessible barriers here. A new surface has also been laid where necessary. The result is that you can cycle straight through here without delay, as can disabled peop ... [more]

Trafford Park near Media City. The vegetation obstructing the walkway has started to be cleared. This is the best bit but still there is soil and debris that has not been cleared near the back of pavement to beyond the lamppost line. plants ... [more]

Stretford Town Hall Trafford . Cycle lane lines and green are being repainted. They are being painted exactly the same sub standard width . Should be 2 metres minimum especially on this national cycle route 55 and as there is plenty of spac ... [more]

The Life Centre, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP . Cycle parking located undercover in car park area for 20 bicycles but partially blocked by equipment. There is a ground floor window that overlooks the parking area. Life Centre is used for ... [more]

Out today talking bollards, 198 to be precise within a half mile stretch. No wonder it was in excess of £40k.

Surprise, surprise. You’d think the long line of new cycle posts outside each house on Lostock Rd would be a clue that motorists shouldn’t obstruct the path, but as usual, no. Is there a plan B?

UPDATE *** Dec 2020 These stands are starting to be used more and not just by people on bikes.**** Aldi cycle parking 7 stands enough for 14 bikes. The previous location of the Aldi had only a few cycle places AND not maintained ( #91816 ... [more]

poorly design merge onto a half width cycle lane Cyclists have to look over their shoulder while negotiating ladder paving then jink tightly right then left.

shared use bus shelter

Pedestrian / cycle lift bridge

Trafford Wharf

Cycleway signalled crossing

Large hatched extension to the central island has made a huge improvement here. Traffic speed are now much lower. This could be further improved by installing a proper cobbled runoff zone on the hatched area to discourage drivers from cutti ... [more]

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

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