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25416Photo #25416Winchester Court building needs secure bike parking. They removed the old bike parking stand for no reason and now the space sits empty.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
92500Photo #92500Whilst this cycle parking attached to a lamppost is fun and attractive, it indicates political failure to allocate proper space for cycle parkingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
13995Photo #13995Well-used Sheffield stands at Kensington library.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
39932Photo #39932Warwick Road badly needs a workover as the cars are very aggressive about cyclists. But an easy solution to the neighbourhood would be making at least the far end of Longridge road (marked) two way for bike and many of the other one way roads between the two big roads two way for bikes. Now the only way I can legally bike to my house is several blocks on Warwick.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
39948Photo #39948Very simple idea ..from 7 until 9 am there is a bus/cycle lane all the way from shepherds bush to Lancaster gate.
Then cyclists can go into the park. Cars will be congested but soon either stop or go up onto the flyover or use other transport. The propensity to consume..more roads,more cars. I am one of the funders behind h2bikerun to help cyclists.
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dutchcycleways
46942Photo #46942Upper Phillimore Gardens should have an W.-bound cycling contraflow to allow us to proceed to Holland Park from Holland StreetDutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
96922Photo #96922Two-way cycleway on NCN route 4 past roadworks.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
34604Photo #34604Two bike stands by the scarsdale tavern would be fantastic.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
80509Photo #80509Trellick TowerDestination:
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destinations
40789Photo #40789Traffic turning left onto Sloane Square from Sloane St rarely respects the right of way of riders already on the squareDutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
66655Photo #66655Toucan crossingOther:
Infrastructure
general
90546Photo #90546Too great a risk of theft / damage not to have a shed. Flats have no space for cycle storage around the areaCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
43606Photo #43606This junction would benefit from an ASL on the east bound section. In the morning, cyclists bunch up at the front of the queue when they inevitably hit the red lights.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
41857Photo #41857This junction is very difficult for cyclists. There isn't enough room coming south-bound from Chelsea Bridge Road to get to the front of traffic, and turning right from Chelsea Bridge is also a struggle.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
30664Photo #30664This gate is now pinned ajar to let cyclists through, but why is there a big sign on the left asking them to dismount?Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
53318Photo #53318This gate at the entrance to Imperial College is permanently affixed ajar to allow bikes.

Disappointing though to discover Well's Way is now a one way route through the college with no cycling exception.

Named after HG Wells I bet he'd be horrified.... www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/hgwells/
Other:
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general
56541Photo #56541They wouldn't need this extra sign if there was any normal cycle parking in the neighbourhood - bizarre omission from the new Exhibition Road layout.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
40819Photo #40819There's a toucan crossing here but coming southbound you can't get to it as Cromwell Crescent is one way northbound only. Needs 2 way cycling in that street.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
25557Photo #25557There only appear to be a couple of bike stands in the entire park (not incl. Boris bike parking) which means you have to take it everywhere with you in the park.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
74683Photo #74683There is not enough space infront of the Town Hall and no parking by the Sports Centre.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
40089Photo #40089There is a width restriction on Albert Bridge which is enforced by a narrowing of the road at the entrance to the bridge to stop any oversized vehicles from entering the bridge. However it also means the road is too narrow for a car and bicycle to pass simultaneously with the bicycle usually getting squeezed off the road. Additionally the extra time required for drivers to negotiate the narrow entrance to the bridge causes a back up of traffic spilling over the junction at the north side. I would like to see advance stop lines for cyclists at the junction on the north side of Albert Bridge with a "head start" green signal for cyclists coming from Oakley Street and some kind of escape route onto the pavement at the entrance to the southbound side of Albert bridge.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
25604Photo #25604There are so few bike stands outside South Kensington station after the reorganised street layout, there are bikes attached to all the street furniture around the area. Particularly around Harrington Road. Far more stands are needed.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
28638Photo #28638There are not enough bike racks outside South Kensington.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
36473Photo #36473There are hundreds of students living on this block, and only a few racks which are always full overnight. People have had to lock their bike through mine to get a spot then I can't use it!Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
84209Photo #84209There are currently 5 stands but they are nearly always full. The space is big enough for at least another three stands which would help local residents and shoppers.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
65215Photo #65215There are currently 5 bike stands here but it is a very busy location outside waitrose. This photo was taken at 9am and is full with 10 bikes. It is s very large open area of pavement that has more space available for more bike racks.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
37415Photo #37415There are bikes regularly anchored to lamp posts outside this doctors surgery and the bus stop in this area. Some secure bike parking would look much better and be very much appreciated.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
39252Photo #39252There are about 20 racks here but 550 students! Also some of the racks are not protected from cars and have been damaged along with my bike. There should be bollards so people damage their cars not the bikes!Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
44245Photo #44245the whole of Kensington High street is a nightmare for cyclists, no room at all for them most times of the day, there's no convenient back route parallel to the street.terrible left filter at Earls Court Rd making it v dangerous to anyone on 2 wheels.. A safe route out west is sorely needed .Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
22367Photo #22367The underpasses have been closed at the Shepherds Bush roundabout (new cycle route to the left).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
96920Photo #96920The sign shows a contraflow cycle lane, but in fact it's a two-way lane (and NCN route 4).General sign/notice:
Event
signs
41783Photo #41783The section of Holland Park Avenue between Shepherds bush roundabout and Portland road is dangerous (as already noted in the mark on Portland Road). There is an excellent contra-flow cycle route on Ladbroke Road though which avoids all the problems between Portland Road and Kensington Park Road. This route should be signed properly from the main road so cyclists know it is there as many continue on the dangerous Holland Park Avenue.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
35902Photo #35902The Science Museum to the left, the V&A to the right - new 'shared space' on Exhibition Road - reduced to one lane each way here, with parking for cycles and residents' cars.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
41117Photo #41117The road narrows just here but there are cars turning left and going straight on. I always end up in a bike sandwich trying to going straight ahead up the much wider Queen's Gate and keeping clear of all the parked cars there.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
39751Photo #39751The road from Sheppards Bush to Notting Hill is a very dangerous road with very little safety considerations given to cyclists by other road users and TFL.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
30663Photo #30663The popularity of this island cycle parking area indicates to me that there are not enough cycle racks provided by the nearby Imperial College on its campus.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
87300Photo #87300The only parking is at the corner of Cromwell Rd and the stands are almost always full - especially in school term time. Location type is a mix of public, red route and school.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
56540Photo #56540The new layout on Exhibition Road - Barclays Bike stations, lots of car parking, but virtually nothing for normal bikes to lock on to.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
40105Photo #40105The Kings Road should be the perfect cycling destination. Nice shops, nice road, nice speed. But the ability to park causes dangerous bottle necks and puts cyclists at risk of doors flying open. Take away the parking and put in a (BUS FREE) cycle laneDutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
41368Photo #41368The Kings Road Beaufort Street junction is orientated to favour traffic over pedestrians. It is a busy shopping and pedestrian area. The crossings for pedestrians have not been raised to encourage traffic to slow down and there is only a push button facility on the east side of the junction on all the other crossings you have to guess when it is safe to cross.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
12608Photo #12608The inadequate parking at Earl's Court (see photos #10387 and #10388) has been replaced by slightly more but even more inadequate wheel-bender racks.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
46940Photo #46940The Crown Estate deliberately blocks York Passage with a half closed gate and large planters the W. end and in the middle, together with 'cyclists dismount' signs. This is an important entrance into Kensington Gardens and should have all these impediments removed to allow cyclists and pedestrians sufficient room. Otherwise cyclists have to risk their lives on Kensington High Street.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
30654Photo #30654The bikes parked here demonstrate a clear need for some on-street cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
40395Photo #40395The area from Hammersmith to kensington is not particularly joined up. THis is a particularly busy route and cycle route is very convaluted. Cycle routes disappear and it seems crazy that you cannot cycle through parts of the parks.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
91596Photo #91596Studio Walk, Kensington Gardens - now a busy commuter routeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
51049Photo #51049Strangely obstructive arrangement with a cycle route just beyondObstruction:
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obstructions
27473Photo #27473standsCycle parking:
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cycleparking
27474Photo #27474standsCycle parking:
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cycleparking
27475Photo #27475standsCycle parking:
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cycleparking
27476Photo #27476standsCycle parking:
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cycleparking
98978Photo #98978Southern end of the Holland Walk cyclewayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
12610Photo #12610Smokers get better facilities than cyclists at Earls Court.Other:
Infrastructure
general
40535Photo #40535Sloane Square is a racetrack, not suitable for not so confident cyclists - links up cycling routes.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
96918Photo #96918Shared-use signs on NCN route 4 - perhaps it's a new Toucan crossing?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93978Photo #93978Shared Space that works, because there isn't through-traffic in this sectionRoad environment:
Good practice
road
92495Photo #92495Shared space that doesn’t work, because there is through trafficRoad environment:
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road
92497Photo #92497Shared space that doesn’t work, because there is through trafficRoad environment:
Problem
road
92491Photo #92491Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through trafficRoad environment:
Good practice
road
92492Photo #92492Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through trafficRoad environment:
Good practice
road
92493Photo #92493Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through trafficRoad environment:
Good practice
road
92494Photo #92494Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through trafficRoad environment:
Good practice
road
55761Photo #55761Shared space scheme under construction, Exhibition Road: good quality constructionRoad environment:
Good practice
road
55759Photo #55759Shared space scheme under construction, Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Good practice
road
55760Photo #55760Shared space schemeRoad environment:
Good practice
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55762Photo #55762Shared space schemeRoad environment:
Good practice
road
61794Photo #61794Shared space in Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Good practice
road
61795Photo #61795Shared space in Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Good practice
road
61798Photo #61798Shared space in Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Good practice
road
61799Photo #61799Shared space in Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
93975Photo #93975Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-trafficRoad environment:
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road
93976Photo #93976Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-trafficRoad environment:
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93977Photo #93977Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-trafficRoad environment:
Problem
road
86946Photo #86946Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through routeRoad environment:
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86947Photo #86947Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through routeRoad environment:
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road
86948Photo #86948Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through routeRoad environment:
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road
91598Photo #91598Security gate at Kensington Palace - now a busy commuter routeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
84338Photo #84338Screenshot of a broadcaster's incident of being assaulted by a driver on the streets of Kensington near the Town Hall.

www.facebook.com/The-Jeremy-Vine-1691455784407633/
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Event
road
40858Photo #40858Royal Hospital Road and Pimlico Road - these roads are dangerous as they are narrow and often used by busses driving into or coming from Victoria Station.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
102592Photo #102592Route signs for cyclists continuing from Holland Walk on the A402.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
22360Photo #22360Route down the east side of Holland Park (usually).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
96915Photo #96915Road works on NCN route 4Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
22364Photo #22364Road closure and crossing over the Earls Court one-way system.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
96913Photo #96913Right-turn lane on NCN route 4Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
83492Photo #83492Retail high street/residential area with lots of cyclists, would be useful to have a secure parking shelterCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
46941Photo #46941RBKC has been promising a cyclists' contraflow on Holland Street heading E. to Upper Phillimore Gardens. Let's have it installed as the natural extension to that already existing further E. in Holland Street.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
30657Photo #30657Rather a complex cycleway arrangement here, and some good cycle parking.

Cyclists wanting to come straight on to here, from the road opposite, have to make their way right over to their right, cross in the narrow section, and return to the left side of the road here.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16513Photo #16513Raised crossing, giving pedestrians apparent priority (but probably not priority in the legal sense) outside Sloane Square tube.Road environment:
Good practice
road
30653Photo #30653Quite a long cycle bypass lane.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
106253Photo #106253Quietway markings have appeared on Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
40914Photo #40914Portobello Road junction with tavistock road W11 - there used to be loads of bike racks here, but K+C have 'improved' this area - and removed almost all the bike racks! Very indequate provision now.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
59347Photo #59347Popular student area, nowhere for bikes!Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
91599Photo #91599pointless No Cyclng signs on what is now a busy commuter route parallel to Kensington High StreetCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
91600Photo #91600pointless No Cyclng signs on what is now a busy commuter route parallel to Kensington High StreetCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25456Photo #25456Please Boris. I know the resident committees can be fearsome, but some locals (and I'm very local) actually do want some improvements to this area.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
31636Photo #31636Penny farthing and other frontwheel drive bike at the Science Museum in London.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
93173Photo #93173Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science MuseumRoad environment:
Good practice
road
93174Photo #93174Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science MuseumRoad environment:
Good practice
road
93175Photo #93175Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science MuseumRoad environment:
Good practice
road
66654Photo #66654Pedestrian / cycle subwayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
25656Photo #25656outside the tube station the existing stands are alwways full. There is lots of available space for more cycle parking.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking

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