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Cycling in Leicester

Leicester has some active cycling groups:

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Wide shared use cycleway - not at all pleasant being alongside this busy dual carriageway.

NCN6 Great Central Way Leicester

Marlow Road

NCN6 Great Central Way Leicester

NCN6 Great Central Way Leicester

NCN6 Great Central Way Leicester

NCN6 Great Central Way

NCN6 Great Central Way, Leicester

Granby Street - cycle lane sort of peters out here but cycling is permitted beyond - linking through to Leicester railway station.

Contraflow at Highcross Street, Leicester

Considerate cyclists permitted consider the contrasting language with: Careful drivers welcome (at entrances to villages)

Awkward, over-designed cycle parking at Leicester station; sheffield stands would have worked fine

Roxanne de Beaux presenting a group's views at the Space for Cycling Workshop, Leicester, organised by Cycling UK

Jonathan Fingland presenting the Cyclenation CEAT audit tool at the Space for Cycling Workshop, Leicester, organised by Cycling UK

Robin Lovelace presenting the Propensity to Cycle Tool at the Space for Cycling Workshop, Leicester, organised by Cycling UK

Tom Guha at the Space for Cycling Workshop, Leicester, organised by Cycling UK

Pedestrianised area, Leicester

Pedestrianised area, Leicester

Contraflow, Leicester

Contraflow, Leicester

Footway continues across sideroad, giving clearer priority - good practice

Leicester Ebike Centre

Contraflow, Leicester

Contraflow, Leicester

Carlton Reid speaking at the Cycle City Leicester conference on 'Bikelash'

Public realm in Leicester arguably lacking a little in character

Public realm in Leicester arguably lacking a little in character

Contraflow

Cycle City Leicester conference delegates

Electric bikes event at the Cycle City Leicester conference

Shared-use in Leicester, but plenty of space for segregated infrastructure that does not intrude into pedestrian space

Leicester has a bus stop bypass https://t.co/98BKUC2lIF

@WeAreCyclingUk/@CyclenationUK workshop day in pushing #SpaceForCycling forward. First mention of Cyclescape :)

Cycle racks on Granby Street, Leicester

Cycle racks on Belvoir Street, Leicester

Belvoir Street, Leicester

Belvoir Street, Leicester

New Walk - a route much valued by pedestrians.

Weird sign - announcing a 'Safe Route Zone' whatever that may be.

Works are underway to build a segregated cycle track - which starts immediately beyond this bus stop.

Under construction - a cycleway on Welford Road

Under construction - a cycleway on Welford Road

Under construction - a cycleway on Welford Road

Oxford Street, Leicester

Grange Lane

Sir Robert Peel pub, Jarrom Street, Leicester

Traffic calming on Jarrom Street, Leicester

Two one-way traffic lanes and one very narrow contra-flow cycle lane in Havelock Street, Leicester.

Covered cycle parking

Shared-use footway. There's a Leicester City scarf attached to the Statue of Liberty's upheld arm. (It's a couple of days after Leicester City won the 2016 premiership football trophy.)

NCN6 Great Central Way, Leicester - the route of a former railway line.

Shared use footway on Upperton Road, Leicester

NCN 6 crosses Upperton Road, Leicester at a toucan crossing.

Shared use on Upperton Road

Upperton Road - unsatisfactory shared-use and a toucan crossing.

Kerbside racks on Briton Street, Leicester

Bede Park

De Montfort University Surgery - racks near to the main entrance.

De Montfort University - these closures to motor traffic create a campus feel.

Queen's building at De Montfort University

De Montfort University

De Montfort University - the closures to motor traffic really create a campus feel.

Bike lockers and racks near the school of art at De Montfort University

De Montfort University The roads here retain their appearance prior to being closed to motor traffic. To be fully open to pedestrians it needs some Cyclescaping :-)

De Montfort University

Cycleway along Southgates, Leicester

De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Newarke Street, Leicester

Newarke Street, Leicester

Side road off Newarke Street, Leicester

Side road off Newarke Street, Leicester Closed off to motor vehicles.

Newarke Street, Leicester This is a route between De Montfort University and the city centre.

Newarke Street, Leicester This is a route from the city centre to De Montfort University.

Newarke Street, Leicester from a bus.

Great to see this welcome for cyclists at Leicester City's King Power Stadium. But there doesn't seem to be many spaces for bikes, only about 20.

Racks at Leicester City's King Power Stadium. The leaflet promotes Leicester Critical Mass. https://www.facebook.com/leicester.criticalmass

Aylestone Road, Leicester

Market Street, Leicester

Racks alongside the edge of the footway - preventing motor vehicle storage.

Contraflow junction, Briton Street, Leicester

Bede Park, Leicester

Cycle parking at Leicester City football club King Power Stadium.

Bikes follow the Leicester City open top bus in celebration of them reaching the FA cup final in 1948-49 season.

Market Street in Leicester

Blue Streak and Thor at National Space Centre, Leicester Location: Leicester (England, United Kingdom)

Great news for #Leicester cyclists. Lobbying by @LeicesterCCG closes the Marble St/Newarke St cycle track junction https://t.co/FLffQjgPlw See also #64126.

Cycle parking near the Thomas Cook building in Leicester. http://www.storyofleicester.info/cityheritage/peopleofleicester/thomascook/

Tree branch down on a cycle track alongside the dual carriageway on Melton Road, Leicester.

After being on shared use paths cyclists are invited to join the (dual) carriageway here.

Paving map of Leicester's Cultural Quarter http://cqart.leicester.gov.uk

Guildhall Lane

A multi-storey motor vehicle storage facility in Leicester.

Cycle parking at Leicester station.

Granby Street in Leicester. Over recent years cycle lanes have been added and the footway widened.

This could be Leicester's first segregated bike lane protected by bollards. King Richards Rd.

The Newarke St cycle track has a different surface at a different level to the pedestrian path. It also has bikes painted all over it. Despite that, somebody decided to spend money on 7 bollards to reinforce the point. And put them in th ... [more]

This is a one way road crossing a pedestrian path and a two way segregated cycle track to join a busy one way road. There is not enough visibility here for drivers to look to their R properly without driving over the pedestrian path and ont ... [more]

N of Belgrave Circle isn't too clever. Mostly built in 2014, this stretch features shared space where cyclists have to give way four times in under 150m. Must maintain traffic flow. And add some parking.

Painted bike lanes on the wrong side of the carriageway regularly encroached upon by buses. Not a pleasant place to be.

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