Don't know how long it's been like this but today I found the bike/pedestrian crossing on the Fallowfield Loop at Sainsbury's is currently closed.
I could find no explanation for the closure,
And no alternative route was signposted. Not good.
Also a little further to the east, work has started on repairing the Lattice Bridge at the Loop entrance to Highfield country park.
Unfortunately this means that, even on a Sunday afternoon with no work taking place, the path is being used for vehicle parking.
However, the good news is that this means that two of the dreadful barriers have been opened.
Diversion notice and map from photos by Cos Harnasz.
Friends of the Fallowfield Loop