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M shaped racks at Crewe railway station.

Knutsford

A poignant tribute to 48-year-old Darren Maironis, of Tyldesley, who died at this junction in summer 2021.

New crossings of the motorway slip roads. This is better than the previous uncontrolled crossings, but unfortunately the wait times are very long and do not appear to consider if the slip road has any cars on it.

New wider shared footway around Tabley Interchange.

New, much wider shared footway around Tabley Interchange. A big improvement on what used to be here.

New crossing of the A556. While this certainly improves safety on the previous method of crossing (which was legally dodgy and not safe), the long wait times do not help.

This formerly horrible unpaved track has been upgraded. There's still an unpaved section south of here to Hermitage Lane but this upgrade makes life much, much easier.

Bit bumpy but otherwise fine.

New path from the Middlewood Way to a new housing estate. Bit bumpy but otherwise fine.

This nuisance bridge is difficult for almost all users to cross. Difficult with a bicycle. Impossible with a tricycle or wheelchair. It's inaccessible, with steps on either side. People cannot pass by eachother, leading to long queues o ... [more]

Nantwich , Churchyardside

Swine Market, Nantwich

Pepper Street in Nantwich which was founded on a brine stream.

Tatton Park Cheshire . Plenty of diesel generators used by vendors right next to this playground see #170929 generating lots of noise and air pollution (particularly injurious to young children's health)It's right next to a children's play ... [more]

A very large and spacious children's playground does not allow cycles (ridden or walked). No account of cycles that are used as a mobility aid see also #170929 and #170933 . Lots of equipment out of bounds or in disrepair (for months). Inci ... [more]

A very large and spacious children's playground does not allow cycles (ridden or walked). No account of cycles that are used as a mobility aid such as this one which could be classified as a pram. Incidentally there were plenty of diesel ge ... [more]

This apparently hand-made kerb will seriously hurt or kill somebody trying to cross it, especially while turning. There are dropped kerbs nearby but people unfamiliar with the area will expect to turn normally into the road.

Continuous footway = good. Ridiculous kerb transition at the junction = dangerous. This will seriously hurt somebody turning across it.

Two-lane crossing at a roundabout exit for the new link road. This is not good enough - it should be a single lane, and the speeds should be significantly lower. This is dangerous.

Cycleway on the new link road

The new link road from the Giantswood Lane bridge

Temporary traffic calming on Broad Walk

Really? Pavements are for pedestrians,wheelchairs,buggies, park with consideration to others. #HereForYou #RoadSafety https://t.co/R90CxGw0Kr From an: Official @cheshirepolice twitter account. Noticed from this tweet which points out ... [more]

Cycle paths enable more activities than just cycling.

Mere near Knutsford. There used to be a bridge here. Mainly for wildlife but also a right of way. It was damaged years ago by a lorry then demolished immediately and never replaced.

I agree with this sign - lots of motorists speed around these roads and some are impatient over this bridge.

Purple sign for cycle and bridleway https://t.co/TG8ixiOPlt

A new combined pedestrian and cycling zebra crossing is provided here.

Another loss of priority to a road used by very few vehicles. The cycle lane should continue straight across here, and cars be forced to give way.

A new ramp down to the new cycle track alongside the A555. This is a good surface and is well signposted.

A new section of cycle path alongside the A555. The surface is high quality and it's quite wide (there's a big deep ditch to the right that restricts it).

I'm not sure what the legal status of this route is but you can open the gate to reach the quieter service road. This is a useful shortcut if you're headed west, toward Lymn.

The paint to the left shows where the old "cycle path" began, leaving the carriageway. The footpath on the right is in terrible condition and does not improve the further north one walks.

This crossing is unsignalled and traffic speeds are high. Great care needs to be taken crossing road.

This gate needs to be replaced, preferably removed, so people can walk and cycle without obstruction.

A nice wide cycleway here.

This gate could be improved but fits a standard bicycle easily.

Yarwoodhead Lane forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham. There is almost no traffic whatsoever on this road.

The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.

The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.

High quality shared cycle path alongside the new bypass. It is a little on the narrow side but there aren't that many pedestrians or cyclists here.

Two junctions with light traffic that force cyclists to cede priority. Why is this the case? There is enough space to make motorists wait for pedestrians and cyclists to cross. The result is unnecessary conflict. It's worth noting that ... [more]

Here priority is taken away from the cycle track and given over to a road that sees little to no traffic. This is pointless and dangerous - motorists should be expected to wait for cyclists before crossing the cycleway. The signage is con ... [more]

Dashed lines across the carriageway might help here, but give way markings are needed before the tactile paving so cyclists aren't tempted to wander into the carriageway. The surface here is loose, the turns are tight, this could lead to p ... [more]

Priority taken away from the cycle path and given to a petrol station that is closed, and a hotel that sees low traffic levels. Both these are entrances to private property. Priority should remain with the cycle path.

Priority given over to a side road that serves only one property. This is utterly pointless in a location that sees very low level of traffic. Priority should be given to walking and cycling here.

Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70) route sign

Road closure signs on the Cheshire Cycleway (regional route 70). The road is still passable on foot or by bike. See #103379 & #103378 A better diversion route for cyclists wishing to avoid this is north via Budworth Heath Lane #www.cyclest ... [more]

Road closed due to badger activity. It is still passable on foot or bicycle.

Well surfaced canal towpath, sometimes a bit narrow when busy with walkers

Jodrell Bank 11 mph speed limit Ed: Hmmm, the only eleven related astronomy number I can think of is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity which from Earth is 11 km/s. That would be a minimum speed limit sign, no ?

Recent roadworks here have exposed just how much of the footway is covered in overgrowth. It gets worse the further south you go, so you're walking/cycling alongside HGVs doing 50mph only inches from you. It's very scary. Cheshire East C ... [more]

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

Macclesfield

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

A steep cobbled street in Macclesfield called Back Wallgate.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, ends rather abruptly at this supermarket exit.

The Middlewood Way from Macclesfield to Marple leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. There's a series of loop ramps here that chicane up to the bridge.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, here a switchback ramp to change levels as the old railway here has been built on.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, going here over the viaduct in Bollington.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost saying here that Macclesfield is 3 miles and Marple 7.

Access to the Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route is on the right down some steps.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost that here says 5 miles either to Marple or Macclesfield.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

This farmer seems to think the cycle lane is his personal farm vehicle parking space.

An utterly pointless set of cycle barriers on an entirely segregated cycle lane. Nobody would dream of putting car-sized barriers on a junction on a road, so why put these on a cycle lane? The thinking escapes me, whoever thinks these are ... [more]

Improved lighting in the cycling/pedestrian tunnel beneath Manchester Airport.

Old Hall Lane pedestrian/cycle/equestrian underpass access ramp.

Yet more anti-social parking on the new cycling infrastructure.

Another section of cleared footway, while not a cycle lane this allows people to cycle between Linnards Lane and the [heavily overgrown] cycle crossing just past Ascot Drive. The footway narrows somewhat at the bridge, so users must be car ... [more]

This footway has recently been cleared of overgrowth and, while not a legal cycle lane, is a very useful means of cycling between Linnards Lane and Plumley Moor Road without using the carriageway (which is quite dangerous).

Wide smooth tarmac cycleway passes under the new A556 road via a well lit underpass. There are steps for horse riders to dismount.

This road used to be the A566 - a nasty 4-lane road that acted as a motorway junction between the M6 & M566. Now a new road has been constructed the old road has been downgraded to a 30 mph country lane making for ideal cycling conditions.

Cycleway along old route of the A556 takes a long detour and yields priority to cross the side road.

Cycleway alongside former route of A556 yields priority at a side road

Staggered crossing via an incredibly thin central island. I think the Chreshire Cycleway (RCN 70) is supposed to cross here now that the traffic lights at Bucklow Hill have gone - though there are no route signs.

cycleway yields priority at side road crossing.

Cycleway loses priority at a side road crossing. There really is no excuse at this location as the cycleway used to be part of the A556 carriageway - so the give way markings had to be deliberately moved.

Cycleway crosses, then re-crosses the old alignment of the A566

Diagonal road crossing - no priority to cycleway.

Cycleway alongside former route of the A556 detours up side road then makes a sharp right-angle turn to cross the road without priority.

Brand new cycleway alongside the old route of the A556 surfaced with loose chippings.

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