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Cycling in Birkenhead

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We had it. We lost it.

Simon’s Bridge

A protected cycleway has been added to Fender Lane, on each side. This is excellent. The bus stop is good too, the layby has been kept but pushed outward by the new cycle lane, which cedes priority to crossing pedestrians. Wirral Counc ... [more]

A story in three parts

Bidston Moss nature reserve Pride Park CH43 7RF.

Cycleforce, Royden Road Wirral CH49 4NB. 07756 154 082 Collection/drop-off or drop-in mechanic.

Cycleforce, Royden Road Wirral CH49 4NB. 07756 154 082 Collection/drop-off or drop-in mechanic.

Cycleforce, Royden Road Wirral CH49 4NB. 07756 154 082 Collection/drop-off or drop-in mechanic.

Cycleforce, Royden Road Wirral CH49 4NB. 07756 154 082 Collection/drop-off or drop-in mechanic.

New protected cycleway on New Chester Road. I prefer wands, but this is a little bit better than paint.

"Now, brother! Be quick! If we set off now we can reach the other side by Easter!" (Not sure this is the right location - but this is an area where the footway has been reduced - making the crossing much more diff ... [more]

Can't be good to feel like a mug for following official cycle route signs. This is part of the Wirral Circular trail in West Kirby. For me it's irritating, those with mobility issues or nonstandard cycles are simply excluded. We can do bett ... [more]

An old but excellent piece of cycling infrastructure, with bus bypasses.

An old but excellent piece of cycling infrastructure, with bus bypasses. Streetview shows it there in 2009, further research shows it was built around the turn of the century.

Way, way way too much sand on this section of the sea wall. It is impossible to cycle through.

West Kirby path Chris Boardman writes about failure of major political parties to commit to supporting cycling:

The cycle "facility" has been recently installed. It is a cycle path which runs parallel to a straight road which has national speed limits. Cyclists travelling in a South-Westerly direction have to cross the carriageway at both ends to get ... [more]

Signage on the waterfront path at Woodside Ferry Terminal

Signage at Woodside Ferry Terminal

Signage on the Wirral Circular Trail, on a shared-use footway with fairly elderly paving slabs. On the left a Mersey Tunnel entrance, where walking and cycling is not allowed.

The opposite side of the horrendous Rock Ferry Bypass crossing on the Wirral Circular Trail (see #53837). No dropped kerb, poor sightlines, no assistance in crossing the bypass itself.

A horrendous road crossing of the Rock Ferry Bypass next to a roundabout. A lorry driver stopped short in the inside lane to let me cross, but car drivers in the outside lane didn't do likewise.

Route sign on approach to junction, and clearly visible, unlike #53835

Sign only visible from one direction, in the other direction it is hidden by a tree

Tree root damage on path

Path beneath bridge under main road, an old railway path, and a rather weary looking barrier.

Sign for Port Sunlight station

Having successfully given way at the works entrance on #53818, cyclists are then told to dismount to cross the road, via a caged central island.

Give Way at works entrance

Signage to Eastham Country Park. The route straight on is the rougher, more steeply graded riverside path.

The barrier dividing the car park from the path in Eastham Country Park has a small gap near the end to allow people through

Traffic calming by chicane in Eastham

Cycleway next to seafront footway

Covered cycle parking at the ferry terminal

Separate signage for the cycling and walking path and horse-riding path, at Wirral Country Park

A barrier across the cycle path at Cubbins Green. However, a good point is the parallel segregated horse-riding path across the fence from the cycle path.

Wirral Circular Trail railway path section approaching West Kirby

A narrow gap to squeeze through to access cycle path from Sandy Lane

It looks like more effort has been put into the grass than the path

The least-worst bit of the Sandy Lane cycle path access

One cycle parking stand unuseable without shifting the Biffa Bin, the other fully occupied with starkly contrasting bikes!

Apart from a short section at each end where you need to cross the sandy beach, this path is rideable on most bikes

This bit of the Wirral Circular Trail is meant for pedestrians only

Pedestrian, cycle and horse signage in Meols

Concrete seafront path

Path along coast next to beach

Messy, signs obscuring each other, counter will only count those that don't take shortcut, all poorly thought out

Cycleway above walkway (see also #52963)

Proper cycle parking needed outside station, and plenty space across road

Lack of exemption for cycles at road closure

Bollards and dropped kerbs allowing easy cycle access across Hamilton Square

No vehicles in pedestrian precinct, including no cycling, even when goods vehicles are allowed in for loading.

Cycling in Port Sunlight

Sturdy barriers

This way to the cycle route

The cycle route takes a detour to run on top of the sea wall

Potential for conflict between cyclists and telescope users

A short bit of sand to cross between two sections of concrete cycle track

Transition at the end of King's Parade

Marked cycleway along King's Parade

Fort Perch

Marine Promenade, New Brighton

A short break in the cycle track at Egremont

Seacombe Promenade, with marked cycleway

Seacombe Promenade, with 'No Motor Vehicles' signs

Route through ferry terminal car park

The waterfront at Birkenhead

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign approaching a road junction on the Wirral Circular Trail

"No unauthorised vehicles - Ground unsafe" "No unauthorised persons" Does the Wirral Circular Trail sign authorise cycles and people to pass these other signs?

Cyclists must have good eyesight compared to drivers!

"No bikes is bad!" - Hope for the future on the Wirral.

Not just cycles are banned, but all cyclists! Everyone that has ever ridden a bike is not welcome here!

Bike stands in Hoylake, Wirral

Bike stands in Hoylake, Wirral

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