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Photo #169573

[Image taken 22.5.21] Marygate car park, York. The cones have been moved. They no longer protect that space where the white car is from being parked on: see #169488. They also now reduce the space for people to pass through and are an obstruction. Approach from shared-use path: #169574. People cycle through the car park to avoid the congested area at the bottom of the steep slope [#169284] but some cyclists, mobility scooter and wheelchair users, and people with pushchairs, wheeled luggage arrive by car and set out from here. Likewise, parents with young children move in 'protective formation' - hand in hand. The space here is insufficiently wide for cycles and therefore also for other modes:
In Cycle Infrastructure and Design see
5.2 Dynamic kinetic envelope of the user
5.2.1 A cyclist in motion moves laterally to maintain balance, especially at lower speeds. A typical cyclist is
about 0.8m wide at the shoulder (or handlebar) and needs at least 0.2m for balance to keep a straight line when in motion at over 7mph. This gives a typical space profile of around 1.0m for a moving cyclist on a standard bicycle (dynamic kinetic envelope), as shown in Figure 5.1. Tricycles, quadricycles and cycle trailers typically have an axle width of 0.8m (wider for passenger carrying rickshaws) and while they do not wobble to maintain balance they still require adequate clearance to fixed and moving objects.
5.4 Dimensions and types of cycle
Cycle trailers and tricycles are usually about 0.8m wide, but adapted cycles can be up to 1.2m wide.

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