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55754Photo #55754Bike-related exhibits at the Science MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
55753Photo #55753Bike-related exhibits at the Science MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
55752Photo #55752Bike-related exhibits at the Science MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
55751Photo #55751Bike-related exhibits at the Science MuseumBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
53323Photo #53323Exhibition Road shared space - or van parking?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
53321Photo #53321Exhibition Road's shared space.Road environment:
Good practice
road
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:
Good practice
general
53313Photo #53313Boris bikes on Queensgate.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
53309Photo #53309Cycle parking at the corner of Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
53308Photo #53308Good to see some proper cycle parking outside these residences.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
53307Photo #53307Motorcycle parking - with anchors embedded in the ground like those in #38892.Other:
Good practice
general
53306Photo #53306Kenway Road - useful pedestrian route towards Earls Court.Road environment:
Good practice
road
53305Photo #53305Longridge Road contraflow cycle lane.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
53304Photo #53304Longridge Road.

Great to see a contraflow cycle lane here - but it could easily have been wider rather than being a car door lane.

The general cycling environment here near Warwick Road and Cromwell Road is very hostile.
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Infrastructure
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51050Photo #51050Holland Park cycle trackCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
51049Photo #51049Strangely obstructive arrangement with a cycle route just beyondObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
49768Photo #49768@BlockedPavement what's your view on trees? This is top end of Portland Road, Holland Park, London. t.co/bI1l6Fo8XlOther:
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48703Photo #48703Not enough parking at Earl's CourtCycle parking:
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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
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:
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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:
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45559Photo #45559Just E-Bikes
318 Portobello Road. W10 5RU.
Tel: 0208 960 98 48

www.justebikes.co.uk

New Electric Bike Shop on Portobello Road.
Stocking quality European electric bikes like Sparta and Koga. Come and test them out.
Bike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
45334Photo #45334Cycle Hire-Barclays Bikes in Kensington, LondonCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
45333Photo #45333Cycle Hire in Holland Park,LondonCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
44351Photo #44351At least 50 racks outside Holland Park tube.Cycle parking:
Problem
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:
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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:
Problem
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42681Photo #42681Holland park roundabout is busy, aggressive and has a big bump in the road at the lights coming from the shepherds bush side.Dutch-style cycleway:
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42224Photo #42224I always find getting through King's Rd a challenging task. The route for a cyclist is too narrow. As this road is mostly jammed the cars tend to push the cyclists towards the pavement (not enough space to get through). This is the reason I tend to avoid this road and use side roads.
Maybe if the cylist lines were a bit wider this could solve the problem.
Thank you.
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42109Photo #42109I found in map my area Holland Av is a major problem for cyclists as mentioned in map, it's true I can not cycle on the road there is no space for cyclists, council should make space on the pavement for cyclists because too wide pavement which not many people walk down.Dutch-style cycleway:
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42072Photo #42072Heavy traffic and no room for cyclistsDutch-style cycleway:
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42021Photo #42021Cyclists are encouraged to cycle through the park and then along Holland Street - but at the junction of Holland Street must turn left or right rather than carrying straight on towards Holland Park. It might be difficult to arrange safely but it would be great if the Duchess of Bedford's Walk could have a cycling contra flow.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41972Photo #41972Left turn only filter light into Earls Court road leaves non turning cyclists stranded in the middle of the road.
Junction needs remodelling (with rest of KHS) to be more cycle friendly
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41865Photo #41865If you're lucky and traffic is not heavy, it's great cycling from Nothing Hill Gate to Shepherds Bush roundabout on Holland Park Av. However, when traffic is dense, it is simply impossible to get through traffic on a bike. As someone mentioned, the pavements are ridiculously wide but absolutely no space for bikes on the road. I was recently stopped by a policeman who suggested I walk all the way down to the roundabout when I pointed out that there was no way I could get through the traffic without putting myself at serious risk. Whilst I was having the discussion with him and tried to convince him that a fine was out of order, there were about 10 cyclists passing us on the pavement. He eventually gave up realising that the situation was completely ridiculous. Let's see what the olympic lanes bring....Dutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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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:
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41742Photo #41742Dangerous exit from cycle route across Ken Gardens rightinto Ken High Street across busy traffic lanes. Vehicles often illegally parked ( no loading at any time) outside Hotel)Dutch-style cycleway:
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41740Photo #41740Exit from park turning right dangerous across contra flow motor traffic.
Left turn then right into Palace gate has similar problems due to light filters
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41727Photo #41727Despite a colleague being killed here 2 years ago nothing has been done re illegal parking by cars and lorries. No ASL enforcement
Cars turning often turning across cyclists at several junctions along high street
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41477Photo #41477After heading south on Hortensia Road, when trying to turn right onto King's Road it is pretty difficult unless you walk across the zebra crossing - there's just too much traffic. I often end up in the middle of the road.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41373Photo #41373How the hell do you legally get onto the cycle lane here if you're coming from the south?Dutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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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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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:
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cycleparking
40894Photo #40894I see many eastbound cyclists turning into the park at this entrance as I exit to head for Notting Hill. There is absolutely no safe way for them to to do this if the traffic is not stopped at the lights. Many of them make heart stopping dashes across several lanes of traffic and haven't got time to negotiate the exiting cyclists and pedestrians from the park. I have seen a pedestrian hit by a cyclist here and had many close calls myself as I turn on to the road.Dutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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40820Photo #40820Crossing Cheyne Walk at Battersea Bridge is treacherous for cyclists and pedestrians alike. Cycle lanes along embankment and leading into Kings Road needed for safe access to local schools & shopsDutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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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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40784Photo #40784Junction of Walmer Road and Hippodrome Place.
A completely blind corner close to park, nursery school and primary school. A typical cycling route crosses the blind exit from Hippodrome Place through bollards to head from Walmer Road towards Pottery Lane. Avondale Park has been upgraded into a wonderful and very popular children's playground, so children are at risk at all three exits from the park. Cars can come flying down Hippodrome Place, and the council has long wanted to make this area "more porous", so many of these little roads are turning into rat runs. Drivers cut down from Ladbroke Grove to St. Ann's Road (the other side of Henry Dickens Court) via Mary Place, Sirdar Road and Wilsham Street to reach the big Shepherds Bush roundabout at the foot of the West Cross Route and the huge new Westfield Mall. Someone's child will be killed here.
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40536Photo #40536No cycling provision along Sloane Steet in both directions despite many cyclists using it to access Hyde Park.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40535Photo #40535Sloane Square is a racetrack, not suitable for not so confident cyclists - links up cycling routes.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40440Photo #40440Cyclists are highly exposed travelling West-East on the Hollard Park/Shepherd's Bush roundabout. Going East-West the bike lanes are broken up and not timed with the lights, and blend into the sidewalk in front of the Shepherd's Bush cinema, creating a hazard for cyclists and pedestrians alike. This roundabout is the only really dangerous part of a cycle route all the way from Uxbridge to Marble Arch (through Iron Bridge also needs sorting).Dutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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dutchcycleways
40324Photo #40324Neville Terrace. It is almost impossible to turn right into Fulham road coming out of Neville Terrace. Cars are aggressive to bikes here and so many cars turn it is dangerous for bikes.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
40272Photo #40272Holland Park Ave.
This is a 2-lane road that seriously needs a bike or bus lane. It is a very highly-used cycle route but whenever traffic gets a bit bad (especially westbound in the evening rush hour) the two lanes are so tightly packed, often at a standstill, that you can't cycle past. This means cycles ride out in the middle (wrong direction side) of the road or on the pavement.
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40250Photo #40250High Street Kensington is one segment of the Great Western Road which is exceptionally difficult and dangerous for cyclists. It has numerous bus stops, traffic lights, is extremely congested virtually at all times.
Yet just yards away there is a parallel route, part of it going through Phillimore Walk. What makes is largely useless for cyclists is a segment near the former Commonwealth Institute, which blocks the route at forces cyclists back under the wheels of trucks.
As this area now undergoes redevelopment, this would represent a golden opportunity to create an un-broken cycle lane going all the way from Olympia bridge to Trafalgar Square (via existing lanes in Hyde Park and beyond). This would be a major contribution to safety on the East-West cycling direction.
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40246Photo #40246Albert Bridge has been refurbished, but width restrictions at the north end and lack of cycle markings mean that of the three bridges in this area (Battersea, Albert, Chelsea), none provide a safe and easy crossing for bikes at peak times. My proposal would be an overhaul of all three bridges, making Albert a main cycle crossing, and having a bike lane on the wide pedestrian part of Chelsea.Dutch-style cycleway:
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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:
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dutchcycleways
40093Photo #40093On this massive highway the cyclists are supposed to cycle next to the cars. This is life-threatening. Even me, usually a daredevil when it comes to cycling next to automobilists, am scared to cycle here despite my many years of experience. No wonder cyclists use the pedestrian paths instead. We could do with some cycle lanes here.Dutch-style cycleway:
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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
40031Photo #40031Off Kensington High St, identify a route going east-west, so that you do not have to do battle with crammed traffic, from the entrance to Holland Park in the west to Kensington Church Street in the east, along Kensington High Street. It's a great pity more thought wasn't put in cycle path provision when Kensington High Street was remodelled in recent times. We turned off into Phillimore Gardens, but Phillimore Walk is one-way, the wrong way! Surely a route could be identified that would take one to the Palace Avenue entrance to Kensington Gardens and the safety, beauty, peace and serenity of cycling throught the Royal Parks.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
40028Photo #40028Off Kensington High St, identify a route going east-west, so that you do not have to do battle with crammed traffic, from the entrance to Holland Park in the west to Kensington Church Street in the east, along Kensington High Street. It's a great pity more thought wasn't put in cycle path provision when Kensington High Street was remodelled in recent times. We turned off into Phillimore Gardens, but Phillimore Walk is one-way, the wrong way! Surely a route could be identified that would take one to the Palace Avenue entrance to Kensington Gardens and the safety, beauty, peace and serenity of cycling throught the Royal Parks.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
40006Photo #40006It's the bridge crossings that still scare me out of my wits. There must be something we could do?Dutch-style cycleway:
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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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39938Photo #39938Notting Hill Gate, from the Shepherds Bush roundabout to the peak and beyond at Clanrincade Gardens, is a truly horrid road. The pavements are insanely wide, but bicycles are not allowed on them. Instead, when going uphill (east) we must run the gauntlet of two lanes inhabited by buses, taxis, cabs and delivery vans pulling in and out, turning at busy junctions (often across us) and being generally bad-tempered in the face of all that other traffic pulling in and out and trying to turn at busy junctions. Going downhill is only slightly easier because the speed the descent gives us makes it easier to take the lane.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
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:
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dutchcycleways
39815Photo #39815on every road that has a bus/cycle lane. the buses leave the roads in a terrible condition and make it another obstacle to avoid when cycling!
a superhighway route that goes out to the west would be nice, maybe along highstreet kensington to ealing via hammersmith would be useful to a lot of people!
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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:
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39254Photo #39254Dangerous railings for the taxis to crush bikes against when they are trying to park, and no way to get across to the zebra crossing from the bike parking along a bit, all solved by removing the rails and putting more bike stands!Cycle parking:
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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
39189Photo #39189Incredible lack of cycle parking near the Science Museum despite the remodelling of the street. Not everyone will arrive by borisbike.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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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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35907Photo #35907Imperial College - bikes on every pole, parking for residents' cars.Cycle parking:
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35906Photo #35906Imperial College - parking for residents' cars, not bikesCycle parking:
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cycleparking
35905Photo #35905Bus stop on new 'shared space' on Exhibition Road - actually a fairly clear roadway to the east and pedestrian space to the west.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
35904Photo #35904Bus stop on new 'shared space' on Exhibition Road - actually a fairly clear roadway to the east and pedestrian space to the west.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
35903Photo #35903New 'shared space' and Boris-bike station on Exhibition Road.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
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
35901Photo #35901New 'shared space' on Exhibition Road - reduced to one lane each way here, with parking for cycles and diplomatic cars.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
35900Photo #35900New 'shared space' on Exhibition Road - reduced to one lane each way here, with parking for cycles and diplomatic cars.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
35899Photo #35899New shared-space (effectively virtual pedestrianisation at this point) at the south end of Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
35898Photo #35898New pedestrianisation and Boris-bike station at South Ken tube stationCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
35897Photo #35897New pedestrianisation and Boris-bike station at South Ken tube stationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
35896Photo #35896New pedestrianisation and cycle parking at South Ken tube stationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
34604Photo #34604Two bike stands by the scarsdale tavern would be fantastic.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
34063Photo #34063No bike parking at all when visiting the science museum!Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
31636Photo #31636Penny farthing and other frontwheel drive bike at the Science Museum in London.Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
30684Photo #3068410Cycle parking:
Problem
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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
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:
Problem
cycleparking
30662Photo #30662Central island jam-packed with bikes.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
30661Photo #30661Cobbled Astwood MewsRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
30660Photo #30660Contra-flow cycle lane - bit too near to parked cars.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30659Photo #30659Cyclist crossing a box junction on a busy one-way red route.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
30658Photo #30658Cyclists wanting to go straight on here I think have to follow the cycleway on the right - but it is rather confusing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
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
30656Photo #30656Contraflow cycle laneRoad environment:
Infrastructure
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30655Photo #30655Contraflow cycle lane.Road environment:
Good practice
road

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