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41916Photo #41916Cars always too fast (some way above the speed limit), giving no space to cyclists in a rush to get to the end of the road quickly to beat the traffic and get on the A3.
Shared pavement often used by repair vehicles and quite dangerous to be on at speed while passing prams and kids going to school, while avoiding oncoming riders in the other direction.
Poor road surface and very impractical going towards Richmond Park if you do use the shared pavement.
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41893Photo #41893The right turn from Plough Road to Plough Terrace is a cycle route, but it's very difficult to turn right here on a busy road and a steep hill. Some traffice calming or lights would help.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41786Photo #41786Turning right onto Elspeth Road from Lavender Hill can be particularly nerve-wracking. If you do not have a car behind you turning right also (protecting you) then you can often have two lanes of traffic either side of you going in opposite directions (with little safe space) whilst you wait to turn right. Despite being opposite a police station I have taken to jumping the red lights when it is 'pedestrian only' (very carefully) to ensure my safety.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41717Photo #41717The southbound junction on Putney Bridge. If you use the bus lane and you want to turn right onto the Lower Richmond Road, you have to risk life and limb crossing the southbound traffic lanes. Either that or you have to cycle in the narrow gap between two lanes of traffic risking cars and vans shifting from west to southbound without checking for cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41672Photo #41672This road is a real thorough-fare, with traffic racing down the quiet residential street as a short cut.

It could be improved with speed humps or similar.

Thank you!
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41482Photo #41482Path closed off due to the Batter Power Station. Would be great if this was restored in advance of the redevelopment to provide permenant cycling infrastructure along riverfront.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41479Photo #41479There is a cycle and bus lane leading from Garratt Lane to Ram Street (across Wandsworth High Street). The difficulty is getting into this lane when heading north up Garratt Lane - the bus and cycle lane is on the right hand side of the traffic and getting into it from the left hand side often feels dangerous.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41478Photo #41478Wandsworth gyratory - it is particularly bike unfriendly and attempting to use the mix of roads and cycle lanes on the pavement is confusing and at times dangerous. The layout is unclear and I have been hit by cars twice in 2012 as well as been intimidated by motorists (horns blaring, revving at lights, cutting up when 'turning right') making this a particularly unsafe junction.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41469Photo #41469Heading south down Garratt Lane and wanting to turn right onto Summerley Street (to get onto the cycleway alongside the River Wandle) is very difficult due to volume of traffic and having to get across traffic queueing at the lights in the north-bound direction.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41462Photo #41462Parked cars, aggressive drivers, buses and traffic calming make cycling this key route very dangerousDutch-style cycleway:
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41366Photo #41366car speed along putney brige road is fast, with tight passing places as cars refuse to wait until oncoming traffic has ceasedDutch-style cycleway:
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41329Photo #41329The road is often busy with traffic travelling to Tooting, single lanes in each direction. Cycling lane will benefit so that the traffic that builds up to avoid cyclist by drivers who does not find a gap between the oncoming lane.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41274Photo #41274No cycling facilites on this popular/well used route through PutneyDutch-style cycleway:
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41272Photo #41272No cycling facilites on this popular/well used route through PutneyDutch-style cycleway:
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41269Photo #41269Parked cars along this popular route make cycling more dangerous here than it should beDutch-style cycleway:
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41267Photo #41267Parked cars along this popular route make cycling more dangerous here than it should beDutch-style cycleway:
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41265Photo #41265Parked cars make this route which I believe is part of CS8 useless, blue paint means nothing.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41224Photo #41224Putney Bridge approach and exit routes are definitely anti-Dutch. Southbound turning right onto Lower Richmond Road requires crossing lanes of traffic. Turning left from Lower Richmond Road onto the bridge should be one lane for bikes and one lane for cars. Northbound turning right onto New Kings Road also requires either taking the right hand lane or crossing across traffic. Lower Richmond Road could also do with bike lanes along its length.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41203Photo #41203No cycling provision for cyclists wishing to use the road to avoid the dangerous cycle path off-road despite the space available.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41131Photo #41131Junction is very difficult for cyclists, poor visibility and often difficult to get to advance stop lines for other traffic.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41116Photo #41116Chelsea bridge - cycling across it and the subsequent junction are dangerous. The cycle lane places cyclists on the left side of left turning cars and trucks with concrete to the left of those cyclists. Amazingly there is sufficient room on the segregated walkways on either side of the bridge which could be made into cycle lanes. Dutch style cycle only traffic lights at the northern end of the bridge would make it far safer.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41051Photo #41051Exclusivity on CS7 and indeed across all cycle lanes in London needs greater emphasis. Cars do not adhere to stripped lane separators and some lanes don't have then at all. The result is dangerous filtering, overcrowding of all vehicles and the squeeze of cyclists to the bare outskirts of the road. Southbound CS7 is particularly bad at any time of a weekday afternoon/evening. My own personal gripe is the allowance of parked cars in lanes. The threat of 'dooring' and the constant need to negotiate the resultant chicanes in and out of lanes creates a myriad of opportunities for death; it truly beggars belief that this is still considered allowable.

Amsterdam has "created" cycle lane space by either removing parking places along red routes or even making some roads one way. We're one of the industrial and commercial capitals of the world. This system, infrastructure and pace of development is frankly abhorrent.
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41023Photo #41023On 1st May i was knocked off my bike by a van turning right from Northcote Rd into Battersea Rise. I was travelling from st Johns Rd straight across to Northcote Rd. I was knocked unconcious, suffering a fractured skull, a brain hemorage, and a host of cuts a bruises. I travel this route daily (Mon to Fri) and at least once per week a vehicle almost hits me in exactly as described above. I was very lucky not to be killed (i was wearing a cycle helmet), and it won't be long before someone is. The junction is a death trap for cyclists trying to head South from St Johns road - the stop line is way too far back, the advanced stop line for cyclists has been removed, the lights stay green for seconds, there are no give way road markings for vehicles heading North out of Northcote Rd and wanting to turn right - i could go on.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41004Photo #41004Intimidating three lane road when approaching Putney Bridge. If turning right to go down the high street, the lane is too narrow, so have to filter using the wrong lane to get to ASL. Bad parking leads to congestion, increasing exposure to oncoming traffic. Pedestrians frequently confused by direction of crossing at the junction.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40997Photo #40997There are four lanes of fast traffic which lead into this junction alone. Pedestrians attempt to cross this portion of the High Street without using the crossings from South Thames College too.
Adding ASL's would help at points around the one way system, as would a dedicated bus / cycle lane to Buckhold Road.
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40961Photo #40961Poor provision for cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40960Photo #40960Poor provision for cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40959Photo #40959Poor provision for cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40808Photo #40808CS 8 goes from the kerb to the third lane across two busy speeding lanes and on a blind corner. Only attempt this if you can cycle at at least thirty MPH to keep up with the trafficDutch-style cycleway:
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40775Photo #40775The cycle lane through Tooting Common is badly marked and poorly separated (increasingly so) from the adjacent footpath. Signage is contradictory (cyclists are instructed to dismount at crossings where the signals invite them to cross), and some key traffic lights are in the wrong place and unhelpful (e.g. the pelican - not toucan - crossing at the Streatham end of Bedford Hill).Dutch-style cycleway:
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40738Photo #40738Wandsworth Gyratory. Staggered traffic lights would be useful all around the area. Due to lost of lane changing.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40721Photo #40721This is a really dangerous junction for cyclists and despite numerous accidents over the year, a number of which I believe have been fatal, nothing has ever been done to significantly improve safety around it.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40718Photo #40718At great expense Clapham Junction station has developed a new exit, yet there is no pedestrian crossing outside the station, meaning those wishing to cross St John's hill to the Peabody Estate and the areas beyond must walk several hundred yards down the hill to the next pedestrian crossing, and then back up again. Or many just cut across this very busy road.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40698Photo #40698Merton Road is quite grim for cycling down, particularly at the junctions - left only traffic lights mean that you have to park yourself in the middle of the road if you want to go straight on, and cars whiz by quite fast.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40684Photo #40684Nightingale lane - fairly frequently used by commuters, as well as parents and children attending the local schools. There used to be speed bumps for traffic calming - these have been replaced with extensions to the pavement into the carriageway. These don't have cycle paths cut through them and consequently, cycle traffic is forced into the narrower street which is frankly dangerous when cars and goods vehicles are struggling to negotiate the narrowed carriagewayDutch-style cycleway:
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40681Photo #40681I work in central London by the BT tower , but whenever I cycle home I grit my teeth when I get to Putney Bridge and the approach roads - it's by far the worst part of my commute. Heavy traffic with terrible pollution, and a general sense of grimness pervade. Could be revolutionised by a Go Dutch approach!Dutch-style cycleway:
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40632Photo #40632The high amount of traffic moving fast in both
directions most of the day makes turning right
out of Lytton Grove dangerous.
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40605Photo #40605There are always cars parked in the cycle super highway along this stretch of road, a road which a lot of cars speed down and it used by a lot of buses which makes it dangerous when pulling out into the road. What's the point in the cycle lane if you can park in them??Dutch-style cycleway:
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40539Photo #40539Lack of space for cycling provision due to space given other to motor vehicle parkingDutch-style cycleway:
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40538Photo #40538No cycling provision along this minor road which links up the thames path, despite ample room.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40534Photo #40534The off-road cycle path is totally unsuitable for cyclists travelling towards London on the road due to the gradient of hill.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40517Photo #40517Narrow section of road where cyclists using this road are forced to ride in the middle of the road to avoid being hit/forced off the road by impaitent drivers going towards the A3.

Steep up hill and still no cycle paths - either on road or segregated on this key route.
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40516Photo #40516This road in both directions has no cycling infrastructure whatsoever despite being a key route for local cyclists - there is 2 wide lanes for vehicles - if you have to go in this direction, you are forced to take the left hand lane to stay safe, when there is space to put in a shared path or off-road path for inexperienced cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40415Photo #40415The Wandsworth gyratory is crying out for the Go Dutch treatment. I ride through from the Wandle Trail/NCN20 onto the Thames Path. It's a dangerous race track and one of the worst examples of outdated and unpleasant urban design that should have been transformed years ago into a place for people, not cars. With the addition of the link to CS8 there's an opportunity for this to be "cycling hub" and a civilised and pleasant place to boot.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40348Photo #40348Fast flowing multi-lane traffic to navigate in order to join CS8. A classic old gyratory system that is completely un-cycle friendly.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40259Photo #40259Between Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec Underground Stations - Despite being on the cycle superhighway route, this stretch of road is particularly hazardous. Many pedestrians step out in to the road without looking, cars edge forward and block the cycle lane frequently and traffic heading up the road often cuts in to the cycle lane without checking for cyclists first. Not a stretch for the inexperienced.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40254Photo #40254Nine elms lane is a favourite amongst petrolheads for speeding. Being long, relatively wide and with limited traffic, as well as ongoing some major building changes, it would be an ideal candidate to Go-Dutch now: a dedicated cycle lane running all along would pin this location as a landmark cycle friendly development in London.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40243Photo #40243Clapham Junction. This is such a dangerous set of roads where the hight streets eats the junction road. Pedestrian crossings are inadequate and cycling is just a nightmare. There needs to be better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists arriving / leaving the station.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40201Photo #40201I would nominate the Tooting High Street and the Upper Tooting Road until Tooting Bec tube station. This is an extremely busy road. It is part of the super highway route but with tons of parked cars and pedestrians that often jay walk to cross the road without looking. I use it often and find it the most stressful route to my cycle journey into London. I have to been extremely careful not to knock anyone over and avoid cars that often cut into the cycle lane when trying to bypass cars turning right.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40194Photo #40194Thames Path - this needs to be uninterrupted, for example it deviates onto the road round a building on Lonbard Road, meaning that when headed westbound you need to dismount your bike and push it along the pavement before re-joining the path after the (derelict?) building.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40193Photo #40193I need to get from the Thames Path to King George's Park and the one way system means there is no easy way to do this without a huge diversion or getting of my bike and walking the wrong way up one-way roads. The one way system needs changing or at least adding a cycle lane in the opposite direction.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40188Photo #40188Wandsworth Gyratory is a nightmare for any cycle traffic doing anythig other than a left turn. Particular improvement could be lmade by allowing cycles heading South over Wandsworth Bridge to exit right onto Smugglers Way before having to enter into the roundabout. The many new homes being built around Pleasant point would also be served by such a development: Smugglers way lending itself ideally as a cycle and pedestrian route which avoids the Gyratory.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40157Photo #40157Full of parked cars either side of the road make cycling on this quiet road difficult when it should be a pleasure. Also illegally parking on double yellow lines is common here.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40156Photo #40156This road is very hostile to cycle on, with multiple pedestrian crossing islands (needed) but they encourage aggressive behaviour from drivers who are rat running.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40117Photo #40117THis is the most hilarious of many funny mistakes on the cycle superhighway scheme. The cycle lane disappears in the middle of the Wandswirth gyratory, then miraculously appears two lanes over to take cyclists into old york road. How the hell is a cyclist supposed to cross two lanes of heavy traffic?Dutch-style cycleway:
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40113Photo #40113It beggars belief that they tried to put a superhighway here.
The 'cycle path' off towards smugglers way is insane - utterly mad. It cuts across several lanes of traffic. It isn't signposted. It doesn't have a traffic filter. It is the worst bit of cycling design I have ever seen.
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40106Photo #40106The Boris Superhighway CS7 is treacherous between Balham and Clapham North on a narrow stretch of road packed with cars, buses, trucks and motorbikes (who skip the traffic jams by zooming up the bike CS7). There are wide pavements that could make way for bike lanes... Why not?!Dutch-style cycleway:
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40085Photo #40085too car dominatedDutch-style cycleway:
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40068Photo #40068The area around the Wandsworth one-way system is dangerous and confusing. My friend was hit by a lorry here recently. Some of it has bike lanes on the pavement and bike crossings at the lights. These should be extended.Dutch-style cycleway:
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40021Photo #40021plans for making the Wandsworth gyratory return to 2-way have been around for ages but very rarely include anything to make cycling better or safer. Go Dutch principles should be made mandatory before any traffic system plan is even started.Dutch-style cycleway:
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39946Photo #39946I should like to encourage Boris Johnson to deliver the Go Dutch scheme for Vauxhall. I cycle through it every day and find it very scary.Dutch-style cycleway:
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39813Photo #39813Right here there is a cycle path which finishes facing the wrong way down a one way street. So i can cycle from Balham to Putney on a cycle route but not back again on the same route. Its facing the wrong way down a one way street! WTF.Dutch-style cycleway:
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39811Photo #39811Need to go under Putney bridge at south end.
Also design for Parliament Sq should include bus stops. Take part of south side of square for stops especially for tourists
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39736Photo #39736Wandsworth council have been trying to use section 106 funding to remove the gyratory for years. A "Go Dutch" makeover would assist in the re-generation and the section 106 funds could help support further local urban realm improvements.Dutch-style cycleway:
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39733Photo #39733Wandsworth gyratory; It's lethal for cycling.

One-way system should be abolished, and replaced with calmer, Dutch-style infrastructure, more suitable for cycling.

This would also have the beneficial effect of making the area as a whole more human-friendly, and less of a race-track for HGVs.
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39726Photo #39726Make Wandsworth High Street a community rather than motorwayDutch-style cycleway:
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34095Photo #34095Cycle parking needed around entrance to St Georges ParkCycle parking:
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33188Photo #33188New racks at Clapham junctionCycle parking:
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31134Photo #31134There is inadequate bike parking at Clapham Junction. I would be much more likely to use the shops here if there was decent parking, instead of having to use the railings.Cycle parking:
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30641Photo #30641Block paved road.Road environment:
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30640Photo #30640Road closure - with narrow permeability for bikes.Obstruction:
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30639Photo #30639Closure for wide vehicles here - but permeability for bikes and people.Road environment:
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30638Photo #30638Hotham RoadRoad environment:
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30630Photo #30630Pavement cycleway rejoins the main carriageway at a signal controlled junction.Cycleway:
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30629Photo #30629Pavement at a cycleway.Cycleway:
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30628Photo #30628Pavement cycleway at a side road.Cycleway:
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30627Photo #30627Pavement cycleway meets a side road - and there's a ramped table.Cycleway:
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30626Photo #30626Pavement cycleway meets a mini-roundabout.Cycleway:
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30625Photo #30625NCN4 Passes a tennis centreCycleway:
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30624Photo #30624Pavement Cycleway - NCN4Cycleway:
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30623Photo #30623Thames Cycle Route - NCN4Cycleway:
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30622Photo #30622I haven't ever previously seen signs that actually say "Don't Cycle on the pavement" - in this case using a NO CYCLING sign - but with an extra line through it.
A little further up the road, the pavement has been converted to permit pavement cycling.
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30113Photo #30113Other:
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30112Photo #30112Water in Wandsworth CommonOther:
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28040Photo #28040Shared use cycleway alongside the A3 very narrow here where it crosses a stream.Cycleway:
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28039Photo #28039Cycleway alongside the A3Cycleway:
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28038Photo #28038Squeezing past a bus stop on this shared use cycleway. Sometimes queuers seem remarkably resistant to stepping out of the way.Cycleway:
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28037Photo #28037Cycle racks outside a supermarket on the A3Cycle parking:
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28036Photo #28036An unexpected supermarket and some cycle racksCycle parking:
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28035Photo #28035Slow for passing the supermarket ahead.General sign/notice:
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28018Photo #28018Cycleway alongside A3 crossing a petrol station exitCycleway:
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28017Photo #28017Cycleway alongside the A3Cycleway:
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28016Photo #28016Cycleway alongside the A3Cycleway:
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28015Photo #28015Cycle way alongside Kingston RoadCycleway:
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28014Photo #28014Wimbledon CommonCycleway:
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27762Photo #27762There are shops and restaurants here, but the nearest bike stands are three or four in the petrol station on the main roadCycle parking:
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27289Photo #27289New closure of side road (modal filter).Cycleway:
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27275Photo #27275There a quite a lot of 'wheel benders' at Lidl but nothing so you can make sure the bike is secure when you do your shoppingCycle parking:
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27106Photo #27106No bike parking outside local Sainsbury, used by many cyclists. Just 2-3 racks would do. ThanksCycle parking:
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