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Really enjoying the Chapel Street East consultation complete with VR bike! #BeeNetwork #TeamSalford https://t.co/HRN8t1uNWc

Salford Manchester Media City Bike repair station

The canal may be dry and derelict here but there's a useful surface that can be used all year round.

Nicely lit and surfaced underpass

New ramp from the A6 to the Linnyshaw Loopline. No barriers!

New access point for the Linnyshaw Loopline. I believe this is only the first step in improving the A6 corridor for cycling.

This small gate is all that stops people accessing a potential very quiet route from the A580, through the cemetery to the A6, beyond which they can get onto the Linnyshaw Loopline.

This bridge could form part of a useful quick link between the estates on either side, if only it had a good surface. The surface on the approach roads also needs significant work.

Zero maintenance here has caused the path to become completely overgrown.

I'm not sure why the path is laid out this way but why can't we just cycle in a straight line, rather than have to weave through these obstructions?

An unreasonable layout here, probably due to the large gates. The path should be straight across, to avoid making these awkward turns.

Extremely narrow footway here is a safety issue, two cyclists cannot pass easily. Also, the low sun at evening time flickers through the fencing, which is a huge distraction.

Murals on the former line of the railway near Irlam Station.

Cycle barrier. Rounded shape enables a normal bike to be wheeled through, but it would be difficult with a tandem or trailer.

Cycle Barrier. not quite as inconvenient as it looks.

Route Sign

Irlam & Cadishead Cycleway - Waypoint 222 - Boathouse Irlam: #https://irlamandcadishead.net/locations/cycling/

Hulmes Ferry #http://www.hulmesferry.uk/. Crosses Manchester Ship Canal between Irlam and Flixton. Carries bicycles free of charge. Irlam & Cadishead Cycleway - Waypoint 227-228 #https://irlamandcadishead.net/locations/cycling/

Mural on Irlam Station

Irlam & Cadishead Cycleway - Waypoint 200 - Irlam Station: #https://irlamandcadishead.net/locations/cycling/ (Formerly Chat Moss Cycleway: #94308) Presumably the network will eventually include 199 other waypoints.

Information sign for the cycle hub #102902

Irlam station cycle hub. Secure parking in a locked enclosure for members of the hub. Contact TfGM: #https://www.tfgm.com/cycling #102903 Also, two sheffield stands for occasional use.

Mural on railway bridge at Irlam Station

Cycle Logos in the middle of the lane encourage cyclists to adopt a prominant road position through Cadishead.

Mural depicting Cadishead Viaduct. There are proposals to bring this into uses as a cycleway across the Manchester Ship Canal

Cycle logo in the middle of the lane encourages cyclists to take the lane through the pinch point

Mural on unoccupied house

Bridge over Glaze Brook providing a route from Cadishead to Glazebrook and on to Birchwood. Irlam & Cadishead Cycleway - Waypoints 214-215 #https://irlamandcadishead.net/locations/cycling/

Irlam A57 two bus stops and an informal crossing but no pedestrian warning sign on motorist approach on fast road. Workers ( see #101918 ) can be seen waiting to risk running across road . @GB_logistics

Irlam A57 two bus stops and an informal crossing but no pedestrian warning sign on motorist approach on fast road. Workers can be seen waiting to risk running across road . @GB_logistics see #101918

A dropped kerb needs to be clearly marked at both sides of this junction see #101915

A dropped kerb needs to be clearly marked at both sides of this junction see #101916

A very bad crossing point for walkers . The shared footway ends at this junction and you are faced with a very dangerous crossing or walking up a very narrow path. Walkers are expected to take a long route round - there are NO facilities fo ... [more]

Barton Airport @city_airport A very bad crossing point for walkers . The shared footway ends at this junction and you are faced with a very dangerous crossing. Walkers are expected to take a long route round - there are NO facilities for cy ... [more]

Barton Airport @city_airport A very bad crossing point for walkers . The shared footway ends at this junction and you are faced with a very dangerous crossing.see #101883 and #101914

Salford Eccles a shared footway rather than a dedicated cycleway which could have taken the route of the closed road

Salford Eccles - what's happening here ? Are they trying to green the road so it goes wild ?

Salford Eccles the road is closed here an opportunity to route a decent cycle path is missed.

Salford and Trafford border leading to the Salford reds stadium . A full light controlled crossing here

Salford Patricroft filtered by pass would be better if filter was in the middle of the road so less likley cars will block

Salford Swinton Civic Centre a path ends without a dropped kerb

Salford Swinton Civic Centre covered cycle parking in need of some TLC The design is not as practicable or as aesthetic as those at Trafford Town Hall #72121

Salford Swinton Civic Centre short stay parking

Salford Swinton Civic Centre

Salford Swinton Civic Centre seated miner

Salford Swinton Civic Centre the person with a walking stick #101866now encounters a narrow path blocked by a flag pole. It's a;right for the mayor who can block the walking path even more . The main entrance is not here . It's further roun ... [more]

Salford Swinton Civic Centre a person with a walking stick is approaching a kerb and the end of the path so being forced to cross the road without a dropped kerb and taking a much longer route.

Swinton Salford a desire line path needs to be made official routing the path a way from the cars . The desire line can be seen by the tyre marks of a bike and a person with a dog is on it.

Mandley Park, Salford - a dropped kerb here would encourage cyclists to use the quiet filtered route via Mandley Park and George St South

New, much improved surface on the Tyldesley Loopline.

Irlam Hollywood star statues on Royal Arms entrance My photo

Irlam Rixtonleys Drive Townsgate Way -Short cut Route for pedestrians LOOK HOW OPEN AND INVITING ON GOOGLE IMAGE .....LOOK AT IT NOW It looks even worse from the other side hedges on BOTH sides almost completely hidden. It's dark and narro ... [more]

Irlam Station TfGM cycle Hub The map shows the Chat Moss Cycleway see alos #94307 www.cyclestreets.net/location/94307 https://www.facebook.com/IrlamAndCadisheadCommunity/photos/pb.403296773033402.-2207520000.1490844301./1614520768577657/?ty ... [more]

Irlam Station TfGM cycle Hub The map shows the Chat Moss Cycleway see alos #94308 www.cyclestreets.net/location/94308

Irlam and Cadishead College front entrance good location 11-19 Community Comprehensive

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image. See also #94304 www.cyclestreets.net/location/94304/

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image see also #94305

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image Drivers "if you must park not on footway" #94297

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image

Irlam new high street environment. Outside off licence Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image Drivers "if you must park not on footway" #94297

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image

Irlam new high street environment. Cycle parking evenly spread along 20 mph high street. See google image Drivers "if you must park not on footway" #94297

Irlam Station approach road. This should be the norm for all roads and streets." If you do park, not on footway ".

Path between Wallness Lane and Hough Lane Bridge blocked by fallen hedge

The improvements to Tyldesley Loopline are almost complete

Eccles in Salford. Posting a sign does not make it secure cycle parking. Morrison's have attempted to convert motor cycle parking to cycle parking but have forgotton the stands (very poor). Only space for one bike attached to the post. Cycl ... [more]

Salford Broadway Needs wider pavement to get passed bus stop. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

Salford Joule Close connecting Broadway to Eccles New Road. Recommended cycle route does not have dropped kerb Required just where that mini is parked. This cycle route is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram ... [more]

A glimpse of the new foot/cycle bridge (viewed from the Trinity Way wide cycle bridge) replacing the old Princes bridge #11938 next to the new unique shaped Ordsall Curve/Chord Bridge #OrdsallChord . The bridge is a lot lower so a lot less ... [more]

Salford near Media City Ohio Ave . Priority over motor traffic here. Although paint is a little faded. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

Salford near Media City Michigan Ave . Priority over motor traffic here. Although paint is a little faded. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

Eccles Salford a useful route and link for cyclists if there were dropped kerbs see also #8422 #44199

Salford S Langwothy Rd pavement obliterated by creeping veg forcing pedestrians to migrate into path of cyclists. Exacerbated by temporary sign blocking bike path.

5 NEW SIGNS REQUIRED TO DIVERT CYCLISTS SAFELY - Salford - Adelphi St. Adelphi Wharf Apartments NCN route 6 David Ashley Construction and Fortis Developments have blocked the path and only one diversion sign is in place from Aldephi St dire ... [more]

Salford - Adelphi St. Adelphi Wharf Apartments NCN route 6 David Ashley Construction and Fortis Developments have blocked the path and only one diversion sign is in place from Aldephi St direction. A minimum of 6 diversion signs are needed ... [more]

Salford - Adelphi St. Adelphi Wharf Apartments NCN route 6 David Ashley Construction and Fortis Developments have blocked the path and only one diversion sign is in place from Aldephi St direction. A minimum of 6 diversion signs are needed ... [more]

Fitzwarren Street has been traffic calmed but they've missed the dropped kerb at the end of Willow Ford close. Someone has tried to fix this.

Eccles is very shy @SalfordCouncil Overhanging vegetation. also the footpath is being blocked forcing people to walk in the cycle lane. Also reported on Fixmystreet https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/870693

Irlam in Greater Manchester spaceforcycling Road is very potholed here

Eccles Salford Verdun Road OTT barriers on access to NCN 82 One ro 2 barriers is enough to prevent cars from entering and a bigger gap between for larger prams and bicycles. City West Housing please remove at least 2 barriers. Land belongs ... [more]

UPDATE 20/6/2016 To be legal the line needs to be continuous but Armadillos need to placed touching the line, ideally in the car lane or the cycle lane; this would increase the usable width by at least 10% and 20% if in car lane. ***Salford ... [more]

Tesco delivery by Eddie Stobart - HGV stopped in general carriageway despite there being enough empty parking bays just a few meters away.

Waste of paint! Dangerous in the wet

Not really infrastructure is it kids?!

Upgraded NCN55 in Roe Green (the lower NCN on the map) By April 2016 - Cyclists going towards Walkden or Ellenbrook from Worsley will have a much better path here. http://www.salford.gov.uk/tyldesleyloopline.htm Also a 4.5 metre wide path h ... [more]

Newly streetscaped area west of Manchester Cathedral

The Calatrava Bridge over the Irwell from Salford to Manchester - a red surface but supposedly only a footbridge

The Calatrava Bridge over the Irwell from Salford to Manchester - a red surface but supposedly only a footbridge

The Calatrava Bridge over the Irwell from Salford to Manchester

Footpath by the River Orwell, Salford

Bridge over the River Irwell, Salford

Footbridge over the River Orwell

Tesco truck double-parked and causing a lot of congestion

Tesco truck double-parked and causing a lot of congestion

Plenty of space for some cycle stands at the newly tarted-up Salford Central station

UPDATE June 2017 In Edinburgh A student’s death is reported on tram lines http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/protest-over-cycle-risks-after-student-s-death-on-tram-lines-1-4466915 https://twitter.com/sallyhinch/status/8 ... [more]

Salford Greater Manchester legitimate cycling is compromised by illegal sign. EVEN IF YOU DID DISMOUNT THE FOOTPATH AKA WALKWAY IS CLOSED !!!!! Please allow cyclists to ride and car drivers to get out and push ! To avoid the choice of cycli ... [more]

New cycle map for Salford is not as good as the old. More street names are shown however - The new map fails to show any accesses to NCN55 see also #67718 . TfGM show bus stops on their bus maps but do not show access to cycle routes. This ... [more]

New cycle map for Salford is not as good as the old. The new map fails to show any accesses to NCN55 . Fro close up see #67719 TfGM show bus stops on their bus maps but do not show access to cycle routes. This is akin to producing maps of t ... [more]

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