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Photo of the day archive: our favourite photo each day

Here you can browse the archive of our Photo of the day, shown on the front page each day and Tweeted to our followers each day.

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The chosen photo is always selected from those taken on the same month and date as the current day.

You can also browse all the photos taken on any particular day.

Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 2,962 items. Ordered by date descending.

Photo of the day on Photo Year taken Caption (by us, not the user) Categorisation
18th Feb 2019Photo #3563918th Feb 2012Filtered permeability, soon to be upgraded with a crossing across the main road.Other:
Misc
general
17th Feb 2019Photo #5765517th Feb 2014Chirk aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Feb 2019Photo #7425016th Feb 2016Bike pump by London cycle route 3 at Waterloo EastCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15th Feb 2019Photo #4898215th Feb 2013Cycle track between Punta del Diablo and the new bus terminalCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Feb 2019Photo #8768814th Feb 2017This temporary sign is meant to be in place for 3 years.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
13th Feb 2019Photo #9197513th Feb 2014Poor quality cycle parking ignored in favour of railings.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
12th Feb 2019Photo #2845712th Feb 2011Access to the Barmouth rail/cycle bridgeGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
11th Feb 2019Photo #10207311th Feb 2016A ramp up to one of the bridges on the Shimanami Kaido toll road, JapanCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
10th Feb 2019Photo #5756110th Feb 2014Early morning motor traffic at a standstillCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
9th Feb 2019Photo #646389th Feb 2015Wooden bike, DelftBicycle:
Event
bicycles
8th Feb 2019Photo #282278th Feb 2011The unpaved path towards Babraham, clearly used by cyclists and since paved.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
7th Feb 2019Photo #646217th Feb 2015Filtered permeability in Dan HaagCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Feb 2019Photo #566316th Feb 2014Freshly installed cycle racks, just hours to install, plus years of campaigning!Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
5th Feb 2019Photo #960645th Feb 2018A cycleway with some room for improvement, Milton KeynesCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
4th Feb 2019Photo #642854th Feb 2015Relocating cycle stands at Cambridge station.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
3rd Feb 2019Photo #959983rd Feb 2018Experimental cycle route by Wellington Barracks, LondonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Feb 2019Photo #478252nd Feb 2013One side is for pedestrians, one for cyclists - but who knows which?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
1st Feb 2019Photo #985791st Feb 2017Very obvious cycle space on this Taiwanese train.Other:
Good practice
general
31st Jan 2019Photo #3007931st Jan 2009The old A82 road near Firkin Point, now part of the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Jan 2019Photo #2807530th Jan 2011A driver overtakes in a race to get to the pinch point first.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29th Jan 2019Photo #5649829th Jan 2014Covered secure cycle parking at the University's West Cambridge siteCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
28th Jan 2019Photo #8749128th Jan 2017No Cycling on this staircase!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
27th Jan 2019Photo #6414227th Jan 2015Knitted bike in the Cafe Derailleur, Wangaratta.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
26th Jan 2019Photo #6413226th Jan 2015Solid white line, double yellows, green paint, armadillos and a parked carCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
25th Jan 2019Photo #9856025th Jan 2017It's clear that these Taiwanese squid fishermen cycle to work.Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
24th Jan 2019Photo #5646924th Jan 2014Everyday cycling in Wheeler Street, CambridgeRoad environment:
Good practice
road
23rd Jan 2019Photo #9655723rd Jan 2018Cycle safety poster at bike-sharing station, BostonGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
22nd Jan 2019Photo #9112822nd Jan 2017Happy off-road cyclists outside Dadaosheng Gate, TaipeiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
21st Jan 2019Photo #8735021st Jan 2017Camcycle stall near Chesterton co-operative.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
20th Jan 2019Photo #9022120th Jan 2017The cycle route along the flood defences and riverside park, TaipeiCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
19th Jan 2019Photo #8941819th Jan 2017The Taipei rush hour - incredible swarms of scooters - and one brave cyclist.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th Jan 2019Photo #9399318th Jan 2015Cycle route at Ordnance Survey site, outside SouthamptonCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17th Jan 2019Photo #9564117th Jan 2018Cycle provision on the free Tacoma Link streetcar.Other:
Good practice
general
16th Jan 2019Photo #6371816th Jan 2015Canal towpath (NCN route 81) near Sandwell and Dudley station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Jan 2019Photo #8879415th Jan 2017Bike lane, in theory, Georgetown, PenangCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Jan 2019Photo #9626514th Jan 2018Cycling at the University of British ColumbiaCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
13th Jan 2019Photo #8799013th Jan 2017Gaudy trishaw waiting for tourists in Melaka (Malacca, Malaysia)Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
12th Jan 2019Photo #6334412th Jan 2015A van blocking contraflow lane, forcing cyclists into path of oncoming traffic.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
11th Jan 2019Photo #8716111th Jan 2017Double-deck cycle parking at Khatib MTR station, SingaporeCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Jan 2019Photo #5631610th Jan 2014Cycle parking at Shepperton stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
9th Jan 2019Photo #956889th Jan 2018Rainbow crossing on new two-way segregated cycleway, Pandora Ave, Victoria BCCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
8th Jan 2019Photo #915628th Jan 2017Cycle path gives way to a litter binObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
7th Jan 2019Photo #833177th Jan 2016Cycling alongside the A27, between Shoreham and LancingCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
6th Jan 2019Photo #469786th Jan 2013Signs on round pole pointing in the wrong directions on Park RoadRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
5th Jan 2019Photo #559285th Jan 2014Designed area outside terminal at Christchurch Airport for re-assembling bikes.Other:
Good practice
general
4th Jan 2019Photo #632244th Jan 2015It is very disappointing to see wheelbenders installed in a new development.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
3rd Jan 2019Photo #201263rd Jan 2010A nice ride in the middle of the Dutch countryside when the temperature is -6 CCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
2nd Jan 2019Photo #278932nd Jan 2011'One Less Car' - a cyclist on a one-way street in ChristchurchRoad environment:
Event
road
1st Jan 2019Photo #1017791st Jan 2018Bicycle beside Belfast Lough looking over to Clarendon Dock and City QuaysCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31st Dec 2018Photo #9544231st Dec 2017Someone's enjoying the new cycleway along field edges near the B1102 quite a bitCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Dec 2018Photo #7312330th Dec 2015Dutch style bicycle advertising bike bells outside a toy shop in Oldenburg.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
29th Dec 2018Photo #3525129th Dec 2011The worst kind of cycle parking, concrete wheel benders, outside a nursery.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
28th Dec 2018Photo #9538328th Dec 2017Cycle route in need of repair!Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
27th Dec 2018Photo #7310127th Dec 2015Riding the Sauerland cycle route, Reininghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26th Dec 2018Photo #9535626th Dec 2017A forest of bollards. Good luck trying to get your bike through here!Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
25th Dec 2018Photo #8719225th Dec 2016Golf Cart and Bike Lane in Honokai Hale, Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
24th Dec 2018Photo #9534224th Dec 2017Hire bikes in Milton KeynesBicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
23rd Dec 2018Photo #7297323rd Dec 2015This transition could have been implemented so much better!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
22nd Dec 2018Photo #4301922nd Dec 2011Ride contraflow with the trams in PragueOther:
Problem
general
21st Dec 2018Photo #6305921st Dec 2014Highbury Station Road now repurposed for bike parking near the station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20th Dec 2018Photo #8001820th Dec 2015Old Tram Road is well paved, but is spoilt by being left unswept.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
19th Dec 2018Photo #2008319th Dec 2009Which way to warmer weather?Route sign:
Event
routesigns
18th Dec 2018Photo #8649518th Dec 2016Narrow Street contraflowRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
17th Dec 2018Photo #5505417th Dec 2013Cycling past the Centre Nautique du Rhône, LyonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
16th Dec 2018Photo #3678316th Dec 2011Traffic-free zone around market, Temuco, ChileCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
15th Dec 2018Photo #7289315th Dec 2015At the top of the multi storey cycle park near Amsterdam Centraal Station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
14th Dec 2018Photo #8647114th Dec 2016A newly laid surface on the Union Canal towpath - no more mud!Track:
Infrastructure
track
13th Dec 2018Photo #6390613th Dec 2014A barely usable cycle stand - stuck between a building and a hedgeCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
12th Dec 2018Photo #3676812th Dec 2011Two-way cycle lane, Bellavista, Santiago, ChileCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
11th Dec 2018Photo #8641511th Dec 2016Cycle stands at the start of the Cam towpath (and a rowing coach)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
10th Dec 2018Photo #6256110th Dec 2012Street life in KathmanduRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
9th Dec 2018Photo #863219th Dec 2016Cornwall Road quietway closed to motor traffic.Road environment:
Good practice
road
8th Dec 2018Photo #546978th Dec 2013A barrier hazard on approach to a cattle grid on the Marston cycle path, Oxford.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
7th Dec 2018Photo #638197th Dec 2014Convenient cycle parking present outside supermarket in Greenford.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
6th Dec 2018Photo #952736th Dec 2017Home Zone and bike hangar in Camden, LondonGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
5th Dec 2018Photo #952515th Dec 2017It turns out bolting parking stands to block paving isn't very secure. Who knew?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
4th Dec 2018Photo #952464th Dec 2017Poor drainage and lack of maintenance has filled this path with mud and water.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
3rd Dec 2018Photo #466063rd Dec 2012A little bit of snow on NCN75 isn't deterring some!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
2nd Dec 2018Photo #728122nd Dec 2015Painted cycle lane for vehicular cyclists. Who'd take up cycling on seeing this?Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
1st Dec 2018Photo #349401st Dec 2011A typical cycleway in VilniusCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30th Nov 2018Photo #3629930th Nov 2011Cycle route through linear park between two busy carriageways in Santiago.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29th Nov 2018Photo #9198229th Nov 2013Heavy cycle flows along Silver Street, CambridgeBicycle:
Event
bicycles
28th Nov 2018Photo #6281728th Nov 2014Two A-frames across NCN1 path, while it's clear to the left.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
27th Nov 2018Photo #7253727th Nov 2015Advance green mini-lights on CS6.Dutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
26th Nov 2018Photo #5412126th Nov 2013Signage at Addenbrooke's is getting ever more idiosyncratic and non-standardGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
25th Nov 2018Photo #7252725th Nov 2015Paving map of Leicester's Cultural QuarterCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
24th Nov 2018Photo #9511024th Nov 2017There are quite a lot of these signs along the Edinburgh tramwayGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
23rd Nov 2018Photo #5516223rd Nov 2013A narrow cycle track on Twickenham BridgeCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
22nd Nov 2018Photo #4661222nd Nov 2012Cycle parking inside the ticket barriers at Exeter St David's stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
21st Nov 2018Photo #9507921st Nov 2017The Cut in New Malden.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20th Nov 2018Photo #6345520th Nov 2014Demand exceeding supply at Northfields station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
19th Nov 2018Photo #8597819th Nov 2016Rotherhithe tunnel - a very unpleasant environment for active travel.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
18th Nov 2018Photo #8611018th Nov 2016Apparently cyclists can't be trusted to cycle down this ramp.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
17th Nov 2018Photo #9504317th Nov 2017An utterly pointless set of cycle barriers on an entirely segregated cycle lane.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
16th Nov 2018Photo #9503916th Nov 2017Bike racks in good use including by a couple of Ofo bikes.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
15th Nov 2018Photo #1960415th Nov 2009The Big Track, Nottingham - height restrictionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
14th Nov 2018Photo #6259514th Nov 2014St Anna Pedestrian/Cycle Tunnel in Antwerp runs under the River Scheldt.Other:
Infrastructure
general
13th Nov 2018Photo #3468313th Nov 2011Filtered permeability near Finsbury ParkCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
12th Nov 2018Photo #3468112th Nov 2011Right-turn cycle lane to join shared-use footway - but look out for that chain!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
11th Nov 2018Photo #8587311th Nov 2016Cambridge Castle Hill JunctionRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road

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