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All photos in & around Alsager

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108266Photo #108266High quality route from old A556 to Trafford
See also other routes Highways England are considering linking old A556 to Trafford traffordcycleforum.uk/info/maps/a556-to-altrincham-options/
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108258Photo #108258Little Bollington Dunham Traffic Free route will all weather surface past the NT farms shops and Café’s: Lavendar Farm tea shop, Ice Cream Farm, Red House Farm. Maybe there are more! www.plotaroute.com/route/807786 See also #104219Other:
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108256Photo #108256Dunham/Bowdon missing bridge across River Bollin would provide opportunity for A556-Altrincham Link www.plotaroute.com/route/551036Other:
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108255Photo #108255Bowdon Roundabout to Altrincham (May not be NT)
www.plotaroute.com/route/551128
See also other routes Highways England are considering linking old A556 to Trafford traffordcycleforum.uk/info/maps/a556-to-altrincham-options/
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108254Photo #108254Cycle access from Bowdon Roundabout to Cherry tree lane. (May not be NT) www.plotaroute.com/route/807776
Bowdon Rounda bout to Altrincham (May not be NT) see also #108253
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108252Photo #108252Big Ticket item
Family Cycle route: car park to Brick Kiln lane, follow river to Bowdon Roundabout, new track on route of A56, then in through Farm Walk, follow wall on south side back to car park.
www.plotaroute.com/route/807767
Longer cycle loop: as above but continue parallel to A56 as far as Charcoal Road, make pavement south side of Charcoal road shared use all way down to car park access. Note need to extend pavement to traffic lights so we don’t need to cross Charcoal Road.
www.plotaroute.com/route/807773 see also #108253
Cycle access from Bowdon Roundabout to Cherry tree lane. (May not be NT) www.plotaroute.com/route/807776
Bowdon Rounda bout to Altrincham (May not be NT) www.plotaroute.com/route/551128 see also #108254
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105223Photo #105223Purple sign for cycle and bridleway t.co/TG8ixiOPltRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
104881Photo #104881A new combined pedestrian and cycling zebra crossing is provided here.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104221Photo #104221Another 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.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104181Photo #104181A new ramp down to the new cycle track alongside the A555. This is a good surface and is well signposted.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104180Photo #104180A 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).Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104133Photo #104133I'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.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
104132Photo #104132The 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.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
104131Photo #104131This crossing is unsignalled and traffic speeds are high. Great care needs to be taken crossing road.Other:
Problem
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104130Photo #104130This gate needs to be replaced, preferably removed, so people can walk and cycle without obstruction.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
104129Photo #104129A nice wide cycleway here.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
104128Photo #104128This gate could be improved but fits a standard bicycle easily.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
104126Photo #104126Yarwoodhead 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.
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104125Photo #104125The 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.Cycleway:
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104124Photo #104124The 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.Cycleway:
Misc
cycleways
104111Photo #104111High 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.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
104106Photo #104106Two 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 before this junction was modified, the cycle track formed part of the carriageway - and the side roads gave way to that carriageway. But now that motorists cannot use it, they get priority over it?Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104105Photo #104105Here 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 confusing - cyclists give way to motorists giving way? Who goes first?Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104104Photo #104104Dashed 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 people slipping.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104103Photo #104103Priority 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.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
104102Photo #104102Priority 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.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
103381Photo #103381Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70) route signRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103380Photo #103380Road 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.cyclestreets.net/journey/63837782/ - #www.cyclestreets.net/journey/63837790/
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signs
103379Photo #103379Road closed due to badger activity. It is still passable on foot or bicycle.Roadworks:
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roadworks
101642Photo #101642Well surfaced canal towpath, sometimes a bit narrow when busy with walkersCycleway:
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98507Photo #98507Jodrell Bank 11 mph speed limit

Ed: Hmmm, the only eleven related astronomy number I can think of is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity which from Earth is 11 km/s.
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Infrastructure
signs
97729Photo #97729Recent 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 Council fixed the footway near Linnards Lane, so perhaps they can also fix this?Obstruction:
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obstructions
97664Photo #97664Macclesfield pedestrian zone.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
97663Photo #97663Macclesfield pedestrian zone.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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97662Photo #97662MacclesfieldRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
97661Photo #97661Macclesfield pedestrian zone.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
97660Photo #97660A steep cobbled street in Macclesfield called Back Wallgate.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
97659Photo #97659The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97658Photo #97658The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97657Photo #97657The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, ends rather abruptly at this supermarket exit.Road environment:
Problem
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97656Photo #97656The Middlewood Way from Macclesfield to Marple leisure route.Road environment:
Problem
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97655Photo #97655The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97654Photo #97654The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97653Photo #97653The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97652Photo #97652The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97651Photo #97651The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97650Photo #97650The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97649Photo #97649The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97648Photo #97648The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97647Photo #97647The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. There's a series of loop ramps here that chicane up to the bridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97646Photo #97646The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97645Photo #97645The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, here a switchback ramp to change levels as the old railway here has been built on.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
97644Photo #97644The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97643Photo #97643The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, going here over the viaduct in Bollington.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97642Photo #97642The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The wheel segment is a milepost saying here that Macclesfield is 3 miles and Marple 7.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97641Photo #97641Access to the Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route is on the right down some steps.Road environment:
Good practice
road
97640Photo #97640The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97639Photo #97639The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost that here says 5 miles either to Marple or Macclesfield.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
97638Photo #97638The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97637Photo #97637The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
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97636Photo #97636The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
95090Photo #95090This farmer seems to think the cycle lane is his personal farm vehicle parking space.Obstruction:
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obstructions
95043Photo #95043An 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 necessary is out of his mind. What are they for, if not to frustrate and annoy cyclists who wish to use a dedicated facility?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
94862Photo #94862Improved lighting in the cycling/pedestrian tunnel beneath Manchester Airport.Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
94588Photo #94588Old Hall Lane pedestrian/cycle/equestrian underpass access ramp.Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
94580Photo #94580Yet more anti-social parking on the new cycling infrastructure.Obstruction:
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obstructions
94579Photo #94579Another 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 careful.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
94578Photo #94578This 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).Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
94547Photo #94547Wide smooth tarmac cycleway passes under the new A556 road via a well lit underpass. There are steps for horse riders to dismount.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
94546Photo #94546This 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.Road environment:
Good practice
road
94545Photo #94545Cycleway along old route of the A556 takes a long detour and yields priority to cross the side road.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
94544Photo #94544Cycleway alongside former route of A556 yields priority at a side roadDutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
94543Photo #94543Staggered 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:
Problem
cycleways
94542Photo #94542cycleway yields priority at side road crossing.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
94541Photo #94541Cycleway 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.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
94540Photo #94540Cycleway crosses, then re-crosses the old alignment of the A566Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
94539Photo #94539Diagonal road crossing - no priority to cycleway.Dutch-style cycleway:
Infrastructure
dutchcycleways
94538Photo #94538Cycleway alongside former route of the A556 detours up side road then makes a sharp right-angle turn to cross the road without priority.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
94537Photo #94537Brand new cycleway alongside the old route of the A556 surfaced with loose chippings.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
91290Photo #91290Knutsford cycle parking in the shape of penny Farthing. Knutsford has Penny Farthing racesCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
91289Photo #91289Knutsford - cycle parking corner of King St and Hillside road
Could do with signage to say what it is.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
91288Photo #91288UPDATE 14 Oct 2017 #a556 #b5569 See #94537 and #94538 It's disappointing that Highways England do not know how to build a country road that prioritises vulnerable road users (on a road that is parallel to a new road that definitively prioritises drivers) Drivers are already encroaching on pavement and cycle track they would not have dared to park here before on A556. twitter.com/tom_a_jeffs/status/919247573453606912 Cheshire East Rostherne near Tatton Park. An alternative and quicker route.Cycling route is via the recently constructed bridge over the new A556 road at Millington Lane and the Bollin footbridge at the Swan with two Nicks and takes only 22 mins.

www.cyclestreets.net/journey/57959832

This new route is 10 mins quicker than the route recommended before the new road construction.
twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/889470891691839490
NB There are signs saying the bridge/road will be shut from 31 July for 2 weeks.
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Problem
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84609Photo #84609Spot the cycleway sign!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
84608Photo #84608Route sign for the Cheshire Cycleway (RR70). Sign is missing for eastbound cyclists turning right off West Lane onto Peacock Lane.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
83857Photo #83857Narrow footbridge over the River Bollin south of Dunham Massey. Just about negotiable with a bike.Other:
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83855Photo #83855Bicycle park at Tatton ParkCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
83853Photo #83853Free entry for bicycles to Tatton Park. A very nice place to ride.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
83851Photo #83851Cheshire Cycleway sign.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
83848Photo #83848Chishire Cycleway sign - easy to miss due to being hidden in a hedge.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
83844Photo #83844Cheshire Cycleway sign. Very small and difficult to spot at such a large junction. No destinations shown.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
72961Photo #72961Ashley near Greater Manchester, The Greyhound, Cow Lane, Altrincham WA15 0QR If you know any cycle friendly pubs/cafes let us know on twitter with #cyclinn @GMcycling and Also if you know of any cycle friendly cafes/pubs or bars in and around Manchester, please email Sarah sarah.roe@sustrans.org.uk or Karen volunteers-nw@sustrans.org.uk know. The Greyhound provides cycle parking for customers, it's attached to the pub sign post. Located near NCN 70 next to the Ashely Rail station - MCR to Chester railway . Space for 4 bikes next to the outdoor area and viewed from inside the pub. Cycle parking signs will help. Signs from/to NCN would help JW Lees pubCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
67610Photo #67610Covered cycle parking at Sandbach stationCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
66159Photo #66159While a right turn option is signed, the traffic islands make turning right awkward, as if the designers had thought only a left turn would be allowed.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
66158Photo #66158A short section of contraflow cycle lane near the station.Road environment:
Good practice
road
66157Photo #66157The last half mile of the cycle route to the town centre is to be walked!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
66156Photo #66156Is it me or does this cycle lane get narrower before giving up?Road environment:
Problem
road
66155Photo #66155Directional signage on the Gresty GreenwayRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
66154Photo #66154One of two pumps and workstands within Crewe railway station. These are located near the main platform level bike parking areas.Other:
Good practice
general
63074Photo #63074Alsager
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Staffordshire University, Leek Road
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Infrastructure
routesigns
63067Photo #63067Linley Road, Alsager
to
Staffordshire University, Leek Road
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