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Traffic queuing across cycle crossings (connection to and from Clarence Road connecting with #39709 and #39710)

Pedestrian crossing also has cycle markings, in addition to #39709

Cycle traffic lights and crossing to NCN 3 on Cattle Market Road (leading from #39711)

View on Penn Street into Lower Castle Street. No idea where the diversion is to. Mid-road cycle track allows cyclists from Castlemead (on left) to proceed along Broad Weir (on right).

Temple Gate - NCN 3. Interesting cycle facility at the traffic signals there.

Cyclists and a jogger using the bridge in #12698

Cycle parking at The Pump House pub

Right turn lane provided for cyclists

Nearside signals don't always face direction pedestrians and cyclists are coming from, so need to stop and look round to see if they are red or green

Toucan crossings across three carriageways

Cycle Shack, on NCN 4

Barriers at the end of the riverside path, where NCN 3 joins Cattle Market Road

Feeder Road access point on NCN 3

No sign on post, but sign stuck to path

No Through Road except cycles, leading to cycle track across College Green.

No space wasted in Bristol! This central reservation is a shared-use footway/cycleway, part of NCN 3.

More well used cycle parking

"Shared space" at The Dings, looking very much like a car park

Barriers at the end of the bendy bridge - the sign reads "Cyclists are advised to dismount for their own safety".

Well used cycle parking

Two-way segregated cycle track up to College Green

Cycle track across College Green

Road crossing next to Castle Park in Bristol city centre

Poor quality shared use footway on edge of Bristol city centre. Traffic light is for crossing seen in #39709 [Now much improved, see #86319]

End of segregated cycle track (see #39297), becoming advisory cycle lane at bus stop

Segregated cycle track alongside Temple Way (see also #39298)

Vandalised sign saying Steps/Ramp

NCN 3 does a U-turn onto ramp down to riverside here, so barriers are particularly obstructive at this location

Cyclists Dismount sign at pedestrian crossing, and NCN 3 route signs

Cyclists Dismount sign at pedestrian crossing

Cycle way crosses dual carriageway at ordinary pedestrian crossing rather than toucan

Road crossing with limited visibility of on-coming traffic. If coming from the cinema, probably better to go through the car park to end up on opposite side of roundabout.

Contraflow cycle lane on road with 20mph speed limit

Cycle parking stands at Bristol harbour, but more needed (see #39243)

Lots of bikes locked to railing, more cycle parking stands needed

Bridge at Bristol Harbour

Railing (with white stripes - see #47279) that makes cycling through here somewhat awkward

More cycle parking

Well used cycle parking

Pedestrian precinct where cycling is permitted

Bus gate and contraflow cycle lane

Contraflow mandatory cycle lane, with sign explaining the concept for motorists

Contraflow advisory cycle lane, with sign explaining the concept for motorists

Sturdy wheelgrabber cycle parking stands in Bristol city centre

Totterdown Pedestrian and cycle sign pointing out the route to Totterdown in Bristol.

Bristol University Location: West End, Bristol (England, United Kingdom) Wills Memorial Building, part of the University of Bristol.

Bristol Bike Polo Tournament Sat 11 Jun 2011. 3-2-1 polo! Oxford bike polo joins Cardiff and Bristol for a friendly tournament.

Bristol Harbourside Location: Clifton Wood, Bristol (England, United Kingdom) Bristol Harbourside

Bike at Avonmouth station

Cyclist about to get on a train at Sea Mills station

Christmas Steps

Bearpit Location: St. James, Bristol (England, United Kingdom) Bearpit on the opening of the new Bearpit Outdoor Gallery

Eastville leisure space

Under the M32 Location: Bristol (England, United Kingdom)

River Street is a "shared space"

Cycle route follows Wellington Road alongside River Frome

Path through Riverside Park, alongside River Frome

Path away from roundabout underpasses

Narrow underpass under roundabout at motorway junction

The Concorde Way takes a right turn from Mina Road onto roundabout paths at this motorway junction

This on-road section of Concorde Way goes through this tunnel on Mina Road

Concorde Way cycle path alongside railway line. This section of path has LED catseyes.

With a little work this awkward and steeply graded junction arrangement on the Concorde Way could maybe be eased

Toucan crossing across Muller Road, with widened footways with dropped kerbs at the ends for cyclists continuing along main road.

Newly built Brook Bridge on Concorde Way cycle route. See

Cycles all over the place!

Tight squeeze through road closure on city boundary

National Cycle Network map next to Millenium Square in Bristol

A choice of routes on St Philips Causeway: on left cycle path goes to retail park and Feeder Road, main road goes across canal and railway to points further north

Route sign on path past retail park and cinema

Contraflow cycle lane in cinema car park, leading from cycle parking towards exit road, which in turn leads to NCN 3 River Avon Trail

Road under narrow railway bridge shut off to motor vehicles but pedestrians and cyclists still allowed through

River Avon Trail

"No skateboarding, rollerblading or cycling in this area"

Overflowing cycle parking at Bristol Temple Meads

Shelter for viewing Seabank Power Station from (perhaps)

Cycleway turns right under railway bridge, with track continuing straight on.

More circumvented access barriers

Access barriers

Underpass beneath M49 motorway

Bridge over M5 motorway

Route sign for Portway cycleway. Pity that the pole obstructs the cycleway itself, forcing cyclists into the passenger-side doorzone of cars parked in the adjacent layby.

Bikeshop in Temple Gate

Man with a van and a tripod obstructing A4 Portway cycleway

The A4 Portway cycleway doesn't go through the tunnel like the road does

Warning of a Give Way ahead, very rare on a cycle path!

Cycle lane and Advance Stop Line on Portway

Cycle and footway on Avonmouth Bridge, alongside M5 motorway

Former sign at path junction

The path along River Avon at this point has a lumpy tarmac surface, but this gives way to a narrow dirt track at the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Signs at north end of Harbour Railway bridge

NCN 41 goes through a car park before crossing the Harbour Railway bridge

The route to take to avoid the Chocolate Block path (see #38829)

The "Chocolate Block Path", so called due to the cycle-unfriendly surface, at its junction with path to the M-Shed museum.

The roadway over Prince's Bridge has been divided into two two-way sections, one for motor vehicles controlled by traffic signals, the other for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cobbled section of cycle path through Castle Park

Contaflow cycle lane on Tower Hill

Warning lights and electronic "Slow Down" sign approaching school crossing on Bristol-Bath railway path

Each junction on this section of the Bristol-Bath railway path has the streetname on the surface of the path. This is the Alcove Road off-ramp, leading to Fishponds Road.

Entrance to Bristol Temple Meads station from Friary, with Cyclists Dismount sign. (See also #38809)

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