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Rat running

The new CYCLOPS junction at Bolton Trinity Street. This has made navigating this junction much safer. Unfortunately there are no sensors to detect the presence of bicycles, and users have to press a button to cross/turn. This is … [more]

The new cycle lanes along Chorley New Road, ending prematurely at Beaumont Road. This is a major junction and cyclists should be given protection here. Ed (simon) these lanes are being used for motor vehicle storage, see: … [more]

Rapid cycleway prioritisation route runs along A666 this is a 50mph road off M61 where cycling is banned. Parallel Manchester Rd B6536 would be much better

Vegetation needs cutting back to clear pavement on East Side of road.

No or very narrow pavement. Overgrown shrubs need cutting back.

Road constantly floods right across the road. Cars speed through splashing pedestrians. Floods after even a short spell of rain. Difficult to avoid getting splashed when walking after it has rained due to the large amount of traffic using … [more]

This road urgently needs traffic calming or a filter as it's being used as a rat run. It's a 20mph zone, but there are drivers regularly exceeding this. At least one every 20-30 minutes is doing 2-3x the limit. This is unacceptable on a … [more]

Implement a one way walking system - use left hand pavement. Pavements not wide enough to keep the required distance appart

Pavement too narrow for safe distancing - widen walking area. Perhaps alternating single-file traffic?

Narrow pavements do not allow for safe distancing combined with queuing for shops. Perhaps a one way system on the pavements - wal on the left hand side of the road?

Overgrown and overhanging trees

There’s no room for cyclists on this road towards Harwood and it’s a very busy 2 lane road in parts. The pavement is to narrow foe cyclists and pedestrians.

A proper segregated cycle path should run along main roads from The crown roundabout to Bolton to encourage safe active transport on this constantly busy route which cannot manage currently capacity for cars

Cycleway (in both directions) blocked by parked cars

Watch your tyres! Kids are always hanging around under here, which explains the broken glass everywhere and litter all over the cutting.

I'm hoping this gate prompts the removal of the barrier beyond, but Bolton have a love for barriers of all kinds so I wouldn't be surprised if both remained. They are both completely unnecessary and stupid. Ed: also both are likely to be … [more]

The irony of this sign is that behind me, when I took it, were several giant fairground rides blocking about half the width of the pedestrianised street. What's the objection to people scooting along? How short-sighted of Bolton Council.

New cycleway across Cutacre Country Park. Loose gravel surface so be careful when turning.

This cycleway is fast becoming unusable due to water damage. A sealed surface here would have ensured that the path remained in perfect condition. Why skimp on such things if you're just going to have to repair them later?

This cycleway is quickly being eroded by water. This is why we should use sealed surfaces on cycle routes - not gravel.

In the photograph I'm on the cycle path looking north. To continue I have to turn and cross the road, then turn again. Why can't the cycle path simply run across on a diagonal line to cross at the same point, with simple markings to alert … [more]

This lane is inadequate as motorists regularly encroach on it as they round the corner. A simple bollard on the corner would solve this immediately.

More pointless anti-cycling furniture

Perhaps someone at the council has a business making these barriers?

Yet more stupid obstructions on this route. Why are they here? Why not use bollards of the type seen behind the kissing gate?

More ridiculous obstructions along this otherwise good cycle route.

This is an official access to the Middlebrook Valley Way, signposted as a cycle route from Chorley New Road and Armadale Road.

Proper cycle parking needed at Bolton Morrisson's - not just a few wheel-benders.

Route from shopping centre to Bolton train/bus interchange - not much improvement needed to make this a decent cycle route.

Cycle parking needed at Bolton Art Gallery, Library and Museum

Route from the pedestrian shopping area of Bolton to the bus/rail interchange - surely there's room for a cycle track on the left.

Cycle/pedestrian crossing needed for this route beside the railway north from Bolton station.

Major path through Leverhulme Park. Other sections closer to Long Lane have been renovated with smooth asphalt recently, all shared use so not best practice, but wide enough (about 4 metres) that it doesn't cause many problems. Though this … [more]

Watch out for the poorly signed barrier at the Lostock Arms. Don't approach at speed. You are able to pass around it on the left hand side, from the bridge end.

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