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All photos in & around Hinckley

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177607Photo #177607This road is a nightmare for drivers and riders in the busy part of the day. If more people cycled Boston wouldn’t be such a bottle neck. If there is a traffic jam here you ride on the path, but the path is far to narrow to cater for riders and walkers. There also no footpath on the other side.Cycleway:
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cycleways
177563Photo #177563This road is a nightmare for drivers and riders in the busy part of the day. If more people cycled Boston wouldn’t be such a bottle neck. If there is a traffic jam here you ride on the path, but the path is far too narrow to cater for riders and walkers. There is also no footpath on the other side.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
177562Photo #177562I work down Skirbeck Road and I live on Riverside near Sluicebridge. The most direct route is through the town centre, which is ok if I’m going to work as you can go through the town centre. But when I’m coming home from work (Skirbeck Road > Sluice bridge) there is no available direct route and it’s not safe to ride on John Adam’s Way. Therefore I have to cycle on the path through the town centre and ride towards traffic.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
177282Photo #177282Faded cycle marking on Queens Road, Hinckley.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
177281Photo #177281Covered cycle parking at a new development, Hinckley.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
177280Photo #177280Clarence Road, Hinckley.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
177279Photo #177279Clarence Road, Hinckley.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
177278Photo #177278Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177277Photo #177277Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177276Photo #177276Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
177275Photo #177275Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
177274Photo #177274Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
177273Photo #177273Poor access to the shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
177271Photo #177271Hinckley Railway Station is cheered up with planters and a gardened embankment by volunteers sponsored by local businesses.

hinckleystation.org.uk/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
177270Photo #177270Hinckley Railway Station is cheered up with planters and a gardened embankment by volunteers sponsored by local businesses.

hinckleystation.org.uk/
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
175544Photo #175544Covered cycle parking outside ALDI in Hinckley.Other:
Good practice
general
174117Photo #174117Electric vehicles charging point in Hinckley.Car storage:
Infrastructure
carstorage
174116Photo #174116Bridge Road, BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174115Photo #174115BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174114Photo #174114BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174113Photo #174113BurbageTrack:
Infrastructure
track
174112Photo #174112BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174111Photo #174111BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174110Photo #174110BurbageRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174109Photo #174109This narrow footpath appears to be lit.Track:
Good practice
track
174108Photo #174108Cyclist skirting the stupid chicane on Banky Meadows.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174107Photo #174107Pinch point on Sapcote Road, Burbage.Road environment:
Problem
road
174106Photo #174106Side road off Burbage Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
174105Photo #174105Ridiculous chicane at the Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
174104Photo #174104The Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174103Photo #174103The Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174102Photo #174102The Outwoods, Burbage near Hinckley.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174101Photo #174101Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
174100Photo #174100Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
174099Photo #174099A public footpath skirts the edge of Hinckley Golf Club.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174098Photo #174098New development connection to public footpath by Hinckley Golf course.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174096Photo #174096New development seemingly designed with on footway motor vehicle storage.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
174095Photo #174095Footpath connection off the new development.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174094Photo #174094New development on an edge of Hinckley.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174093Photo #174093Lack of a dropped kerb suggests that this is a footpath not a cycleway.Track:
Infrastructure
track
174092Photo #174092This housing development appears to have been built with cycling access, but it’s usually gated off when I go by. Signs claim that it’s private.Road environment:
Problem
road
174091Photo #174091Roundabout sponsored by an independent firm of funeral directors.Road environment:
Problem
road
174090Photo #174090Roundabout sponsored by an independent firm of funeral directors.Road environment:
Problem
road
174089Photo #174089New Street, Earl ShiltonRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
174088Photo #174088Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174087Photo #174087Almey’s Lane, High Street, Earl Shilton.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
174086Photo #174086Almey’s Lane, Earl Shilton. Three of them died at the battle of Waterloo.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
174084Photo #174084Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174083Photo #174083Welcome to Earl Shilton, please drive carefully.
Then there’s a mini roundabout and cyclists are directed onto the footway.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
174082Photo #174082Pinch pointRoad environment:
Problem
road
174081Photo #174081Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174080Photo #174080Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174079Photo #174079Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174078Photo #174078Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
174077Photo #174077Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174076Photo #174076Dreadful footway shared use cycling scheme in Earl Shilton. At best the highway authority is trying to do something, but putting cyclists and pedestrians into conflict is not the answer.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
174075Photo #174075Cycle Lane appears and disappears at a junction.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
174074Photo #174074View of south Leicestershire from a gap in the houses at Barwell.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
173630Photo #173630Shortcut, No Cycling sign, no dropped kerb.Track:
Infrastructure
track
173627Photo #173627Faded cycle symbol on the road, perhaps suggesting this is a cycle route.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173625Photo #173625Although these signs carry a negative, their main message to me is that a shortcut exists.Track:
Infrastructure
track
173615Photo #173615ShortcutTrack:
Infrastructure
track
173614Photo #173614Barwell footpathTrack:
Infrastructure
track
173613Photo #173613Highfields Road one way, Hinckley.Road environment:
Problem
road
173612Photo #173612Car litter.Road environment:
Problem
road
173611Photo #173611Reserved for my bikes!Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
173610Photo #173610A little bit of filtered permeability with the recent housing development. There's a bollard and a dropped kerb.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173556Photo #173556Normandy Way, a shared use cycleway at an edge of Hinckley.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173555Photo #173555Normandy Way, a shared use cycleway at an edge of Hinckley.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173554Photo #173554Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173553Photo #173553Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173552Photo #173552Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173551Photo #173551I snook through the car park to get past this temporary closure.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
173550Photo #173550Hinckley, home of the pinch-point.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
173471Photo #173471There’s a wooden channel on the side of these steps to help wheel bikes from Coventry Road down to the Ashby Canal towpath.Track:
Good practice
track
173470Photo #173470Coventry Road footway shared use path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173469Photo #173469Coventry Road footway shared use path.

The shared use comes to an unceremonious halt here and you have to cross over the busy road to continue.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173468Photo #173468Coventry Road footway shared use path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
165810Photo #165810This is an extremely busy road into Desford, with HGVs and buses driving at speed around often blind corners. There is not even a pavement in many places, yet it’s a key part of many students’ commute to a large secondary school. It’s an accident waiting to happen - a wide cycle lane (or one nearby providing access to Desford) would prevent this.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
165545Photo #165545There is currently no path that continues around the park and in particular path access to the playground. This means that pushchairs have to be pushed over muddy and wet grass in order to reach the playground. This has resulted in a very muddy area at the entrance. While around the park some pathway exists, it would be lovely to be able to push a pushchair all around the park and enjoy nature, instead of having to walk on the roads continuously, where I am constantly having to cross over to distance from people. Green spaces are going to waste because of this lack of accessibility for parents, grandparents and young children.Track:
Problem
track
165543Photo #165543Rugby Road is very busy and the path narrow. Lorries and traffic are so close to pedestrians and waiting to cross the road I have to turn the pushchair sideways as there isn’t enough room on the path. Further up the road, houses have blocked the path further with hedges hanging over the path, making even less room. It’s a horrible path to walk on and feels so scary with the traffic right next to you.Track:
Problem
track
161676Photo #161676There's a bridleway from here that ends about half a mile away towards Thornton. Pave/gravel it and extend it to Thornton so kids from Bagworth can get to school by bike in Thornton and South Charnwood.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
156803Photo #156803A narrow footpath encircles Stamford Memorial Park which many children and families used to cycle around safely (learning to ride bikes, safe leisure activity away from roads etc.). However, cyclists have now been banned from using the pathway as it is deemed undesirable for some of the pedestrians that use this path also. If the path could be widened and split between pedestrian and cyclist use then this would encourage more people to get out and learn to cycle and grow their confidence before being having to do this on roadways (which is unsafe and in many cases just stops people ever getting out on their bike in the first place).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
154567Photo #154567Lots of cyclists and walkers go from Groby to Newton Linford and vice versa. We really need the road widening to make a cycle path one side and a pavement for walkers the other side.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
154533Photo #154533Many people walk between Carlton and Market Bosworth on a regular basis. There is no footpath or pavement just mud and long grass for around 700m. Cars travel past at 60 - 70mph and pedestrians are blasted by the speed and often have to jump aside if two cars pass together. Please consider a paved or gravel section here. Thank youTrack:
Problem
track
154381Photo #154381This footpath is used a lot by workers cutting through to Sketchley Meadows industrial estate and needs upgrading especially around the stiles and gateways which become boggy in wet weather meaning it is impassable, resulting in people taking the car instead.Track:
Problem
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154275Photo #154275Need to widen path to improve safety and add cycle laneTrack:
Problem
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154274Photo #154274Improvement to bridleway to make safe for cyclingCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
154273Photo #154273The pavement needs widening needing reduced car parking and pedestrian priorityTrack:
Problem
track
154056Photo #154056The pavement from the end of Hinckley to the start of Barwell village is extremely narrow and when walkers and cyclists are using it there is no space to walk or cycle at a safe distance from the person you are passing. There is a huge grass verge between the path and Ashby Road which could be used to widen the path as well as make a cycle lane. The path from the Ashby Road crossroads into Barwell village on Hinckley Road desperately needs widening, this would require taking away the hedge boundary of the farmland? This is a necessity even without Covid for the safety of the public who use this route for walking, running and cycling, and could encourage more people outdoors and improve public health and well being.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
153698Photo #153698There is no footpath, residents with children, walkers and cyclists from Earl Shilton going to woodland trust wood on other side of Clickers Way or to Watery Gate are forced to walk on road or rough grass verge. Very dangerous cars at 50 mph before reaching 30mph zone on Thurlaston Lane.Track:
Problem
track
153654Photo #153654The pavement from the end of Hinckley to the start of Barwell village is extremely narrow and when walkers and cyclists are using it there is no space to walk or cycle at a safe distance from the person you are passing. There is a huge grass verge between the path and Ashby Road which could be used to widen the path as well as make a cycle lane. The path from the Ashby Road crossroads into Barwell village on Hinckley Road desperately needs widening, this would require taking away the hedge boundary of the farmland? This is a necessity even without Covid for the safety of the public who use this route for walking, running and cycling, and could encourage more people outdoors and improve public health and well being.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
153627Photo #153627The pavement from Bowling Green Road junction with Leicester Road and then all along Leicester Road to the school is too narrow. As it serves two schools who encourage cycle and scooter usage but is also very narrow commuting times are hectic and and dangerous. The area is congested with cars and a cycle lane would enable driving, cycling and walking safely.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
153397Photo #153397The footpath on the A50 north, from Wallace Drive to Field Head is not blessed with many pedestrians I encourage that it includes a cycle track - to keep cyclists of the very busy roadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
153396Photo #153396Leicester road traveling between Sacheverell Way and Marston Drive, (northbound) the road is single width. reduce by white markings, cyclists can avoid the outer lane by riding on the white chevrons but are forced in 3 places because of kerb incursions, ( 2 at Marston Drive junction) into the vehicle lane. The suggestion is that cycle lanes are installed through the 3 kerb incursions to prevent cyclists and vehicles being forced togetherCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
152707Photo #152707Cycle path to nowhere. This section needs to join up to the Dodwells junction which also has a path to nowhere. Well used route, check where the grass has worn away due to pedestrian / cycle traffic.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
152706Photo #152706Not wide enough to allow 2 bikes or even 1 bike and a pedestrian. Barriers need moving, there should be enough space.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
150209Photo #150209Pedestrian crossing is dangerous. High speed traffic. Add in crossing signals.Track:
Problem
track
150207Photo #150207This would be a good roundabout to add in a Dutch Style to give pedestrians and cyclists priority over traffic. The roundabout is a huge size and with some improving a dutch style would work here.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
150206Photo #150206No pedestrian/bicycle crossing signals. It is really dangerous crossing here. You cant see the car signals and you dont know who is going when or where. This junction is a fatal incident waiting to happen.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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