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Who was it collecting the different ways to do ped zones with cycle access? A unique variation in Lancaster?

The City Loop cycleway crosses the stepped path between the Castle and the Maritime Museum.

The elevated cycleway approaching the Millenium Bridge in Lancaster.

The promenade at Morecambe is shared-use, with the occasional reminder sign.

A sign and information board for the Way of the Roses, and one of several groups of cycle parking stands along the seafront in Morecambe.

Cycle lanes leading onto the roundabout in the centre of Morecambe.

A roundabout with cycle lanes on it.

Just a sign to warn motorists of cycle path users crossing Hilmore Way. No zebra crossing.

No zebra crossing for getting across busy Hilmore Way.

Routes NCN 69 and 700 crossing Central Drive via a raised zebra crossing with Cyclists Dismount signs.

A wide shared-use promenade at Morecambe.

Road closure exempting cycles at Lancaster station.

Direct access to the City Loop cycle route from Lancaster station.

Cycle parking on the Stone Jetty at Morecambe.

Cycle parking on Morecambe promenade.

Worn out painted cycle lane only visible by its colour, leading from Water St to the Toucan Crossing across Cable St to Chapel St. Google Streetview shows that those signs have been facing the wrong way for over 2 years!

I'm not sure if the marking is to indicate that this should be used by cyclists going in this direction onto Water St, because it is so worn out, but otherwise this is a cycle lane for getting to the toucan crossing across Cable St behind t ... [more]

Warning of the two-way cycle lane crossing the exit from Butterfield St onto Chapel St.

The crossing from Chapel St to Water St, across Cable St, is not exactly up to Dutch standards!

Two-way cycle lane on Chapel St, approaching junction across Cable St. The narrow footway leads to people walking in the cycle lane.

Two-way cycle lane in Chapel St, without segregation from the main carriageway. The footway is quite narrow here and pedestrians were walking in the cycle lane.

Two-way cycletrack from Chapel St around the corner to North Road, and narrow footway.

Two-way cycle track towards the riverside, via North Road, Chapel St and Water St.

Contraflow cycle lane in North Road.

Time limited Cyclists Dismount sign in Cheapside, along with damaged Pedestrian Zone signage, and some cycle parking.

Contraflow cycle lane interrupted by loading bay outside pub.

With-flow and contraflow painted cycle lanes in Church Street, with access to the Stonewell toucan crossing across the footway to the left.

Narrow shared-use footway to access toucan crossing on Stonewell.

Toucan crossing across Stonewell.

Cobbled Moor Lane with cycle parking on traffic island, and access to a toucan crossing across Stonewell via a shared-use footway on the right.

Line-segregated path between Long Marsh Lane and the riverside. I think I'd be crossing the line rather than trying to pass someone coming the other way in such a narrow space.

The Edge Cycleworks in Chapel Street.

Directions at the end of the Millennium Bridge. The City Loop cycle route is on top of the viaduct, accessed from the other leg of the bridge.

Signage for the City Loop next to the railway bridge on Long Marsh Lane.

The City Loop signage coming from Lancaster station.

The cycle route cuts through a car park, with an S-shaped paint path where a straight one would fit.

Contraflow cycle lane on Phoenix Street, and shared footway connection on Parliament St to toucan crossing across towards the riverside. The contraflow lane will be encroached by any motor vehicle passing vehicles parked in the marked parki ... [more]

Smalleys cycle shop.

The turning circle at the end of Water Street has a cycle lane painted around it! The access to the riverside path (in #87599) can be seen (centre). The Sainsbury car park also exits onto the turning circle (at right).

Exit to Water Street. The turning circle has a cycle lane painted around it! (See also #87600)

NCN69 alongside the River Lune.

Path towards Lancaster, needing swept of decaying leaf mess in several locations.

NCN69 path to Morecambe and the A589. I think the sign for NCN6 could be positioned closer to the toucan crossing.

Shared-use footway alongside A589.

Exit from park to toucan crossing across A589 leading to NCN69 path on riverside.

No Cycling on the footway approaching a toucan crossing and shared-use path in park, or on the road including a bus lane signed for cycling? See also #87520.

One assumes that this dropped kerb and dilapidated road marking is so cyclists can leave the carriageway and use the toucan crossing ahead to cross to NCN69 path, but what the heck is that No Cycling sign all about? Does it apply to the roa ... [more]

Riverside cycleway towards Caton.

Entrance to underpass, with barriers at each end.

Not the prettiest of underpasses, and narrow with a corner at one end.

NCN69 turns right here to go down a ramp into the underpass beneath the road to the left. See also #87503 & #87504. The City Loop cycle route continues straight ahead on the shared footway.

Ramp up to main road before going back down to an underpass (see #87502).

Cycle parking at supermarket next to riverside NCN route.

No Cycling on this staircase! The stairs lead to a footbridge attached to the side of the railway bridge high above the river. Probably as quick to cycle to the Millenium Bridge now than to lug a bike up and down these stairs.

A bit of a blind corner, but widened enough to take the turn away from the stonework.

Riverside path to the west of the rail bridge.

Cycle parking outside the maritime museum entrance.

Riverside path (and flood defence gate), and a couple of stands.

End of the Church St contraflow cycle lane, and a toucan crossing across the A6.

Cycle marking on the A6.

Cycle parking stands outside Lancaster bus station, next to the smoking area.

Cycle parking stands next to Lancaster Castle and Priory.

Cyclists Dismount 10am-5pm, and at other times? No Entry applies all the time. Maybe not the intention.

Two-way cycling in the partially pedestrianised Church St in Lancaster.

Cycle parking and lockers in a car park next to the bus stances.

Cycle parking and hire bikes at Morecambe station, although the hire bikes seem to be taking over the passenger cycle parking too.

Even on these single coach trains, the entrance door leading to the bike stowage location is indicated externally.

Location signed for loading bikes onto Virgin Trains.

One of several cycle parking locations around Lancaster station, and with lockers available.

Sensible advice without being patronising, in Lancaster railway station. Not far to go to get to the cycle parking.

Credit to Costain, and/or the designers of the Link Road works, for this excellent path diversion round the work site. I was expecting a narrow, obstructed, bumpy diversion, and therefore very surprised when this wide, well-surfaced, lit r ... [more]

A pointless bit of cycle diversion onto and off the path. As you can see from the photo, there is a toucan crossing, cyclists are it seems expected to use that all the way across, then make their way back into traffic off the shared-use ... [more]

The only excuse for this path is that there is an excellent off-road path running parallel not far from the road. For people accessing properties on the road though, or those crossing it to get to the path, the road itself is extremely bus ... [more]

Both good and bad in one place. Bus stops in shared paths are rarely a good thing, especially when this narrow. Making the best of a bad situation though, I have never seen a barrier like this before, which stops the stop users from sudde ... [more]

During the construction of a new road bridge over the Lune the Lune Cycle Path (part of the Sustrans Way of the Roses) had to be diverted. I was expecting a botch-up but we got this convenient well constructed diversion which will be in use ... [more]

Eric Morecambe Statue on Morecambe Promenade, one of the main tourist attractions in Morecambe. Cycling permitted on Morecambe Promenade

On-road cycle lanes to assist cyclists from the Lancaster-Morecambe Greenway to Morecambe Promenade. Part of NCN Route 69

Toucan Crossing from Morecambe Promenade to shared-use path enabling cyclists to head south on NCN Route 69.

Road is too narrow to continue existing cycle lane on China Street. Large cycle logo advises drivers to beware of cyclists and encourages cyclists to take the primary position.

Parking at Lancaster Maritime Museum (former Customs House)

cycleway on former rail viaduct at Crook o'Lune.

Junction actually on the Lancaster Millennium Bridge, and view down the Lune.

Lancaster Millennium Bridge

The Greenway from Lancaster to Morecambe by the River Lune.

The Greenway, on the former Lancaster-Morecambe railway.

Start of The Greenway on the old railway from Morecambe to Lancaster.

Remarkably long space for cycles at the crossing over the railway in Morecambe - fine for tandems, though not trikes or trailers.

Start of The Greenway on the old railway from Morecambe to Lancaster

Morecambe promenade, very popular with local cyclists, with the Lake District in the background.

Lancaster Millennium Bridge

Sign outside Lancaster station

University of Cumbria Vélocampus scheme leaflet - £35 a year gives students the use of a Trek town bike (with mudguards, despite the illustrations).

The Millennium Bridge, Lancaster, linking the former railway routes along the Lune Valley (to Lancaster station, ahead) and to Morecambe (right).

The Millennium Bridge, Lancaster, linking the former railway routes along the Lune Valley (to Lancaster station, ahead) and to Morecambe (right).

Cyclists on the riverside path rejoin the road here; on the right are steps to the pedestrian bridge (alongside the West Coast Main Line railway) across the Lune.

Signage on the River Lune Millennium Path on the outskirts of Lancaster

Signs on the River Lune Millennium Path leaving the Conder Green car park (the speed humps are pretty low and smooth!).

Signs at Conder Green on the former railway to Glasson Dock

It's not signposted, but Belle Vue Terrace, to the left, is a useful route for cyclists towards Lancaster University.

Cycle route on the Lancaster Canal towpath.

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