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Gallery: Fighting Obesity

A series of photographs showing how the urban environment encourages obesity.

This gallery was created on Monday, 19th March 2007

Dangerous cycle lane due to parked cars who might open their doors.

Cars obstructing the MCL on East Road (near roundabout) force bicycles onto the pavement (illegal, could cost £35 on the spot) as cars invade MCL.

Drivers treating walkers as second-class citizens, as is usual here in Downing Place.

Drivers treating walkers as second-class citizens, as is usual here in Downing Place.

Driver of Brandon Tool Hire vehicle VU55 WPL deciding that his needs are more important than the legal ability of cycles and walkers to use their space. Enforcement is needed here, right under a CCTV camera no less.

"Roadworks at the top of the cycle ramp coming out of the Elizabeth Way / Newmarket Rd roundabout underpass going onto Elizabeth Way itself on the left hand side (by CRC)." "The alternative route to the left side of Elizabeth Way involves ... [more]

CAUTION! Very poor cycle-lane road surface opposite busy T-junction.

Negotiating the severe chicane Sorted in 2019, see: #111990.

A superb example of why underpasses are hated, and such a bad solution to crossing a road. Thes obstructions are some of the most severe and hostile for both pedestrians and cyclists in Cambridge. Update March 2020: Fifteen years later t ... [more]

"Think Access"

Surface broken up across the full width of this cycle lane in Bateman street. Cyclists have to leave the lane or suffer a jarring, spoke busting ride.

Vehicle J835EHD, of Sheppard's Removals & Storage, parked illegally and totally inconsiderately in the cycle lane, creating much danger, just before 10am on 14th November 2006. Note the cyclist about to face an oncoming bus, and the bloc ... [more]

A knock-on effect of delivery vehicles waiting to enter the Grand Arcade is that other traffic then drives along the mandatory contraflow cycle lane. Proper marshalling of traffic, both delivery vehicles and their consequences, is needed to ... [more]

Pavement parking forces someone with a pushchair into the street.

Van, from Hilary's Wholesale Cambridge, illegally and dangerously obstructing the contraflow cycle lane, choosing to deliver to the Pembroke College kitchens by stopping directly outside, rather than stopping in an adjacent side-road or usi ... [more]

This is sadly typical of the congestion found in Trinity Street around 9am. Pedestrians and cyclists on their way to work and lectures struggle to squeeze by.

This motorist thinks that this pavement in central Cambridge is a perfectly suitable parking place.

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