Guest photos page 4!
Cyclotron writes: Here are a couple front and back photos
of a very inappropriately placed cycle lane sign,
considering that cyclists do move forward
and may crash into things that are placed directly in the middle of the lane.
Bexley Road, Erith
David Miller writes: It would appear that the authorities have to reach
a targeted length
of cycle lanes per year, regardless of whether they are useful,
or even joined together in any way.
This example is another 20m to the Leighton Buzzard target.
The lane commences at a width of 50mm on a corner,
widening to full width over a length of 20m then it just stops,
before or after one has to ride on the pavement,
or stay on the road keeping ones eyes open,
which is where we were before the lane was provided,
so what is the point of the lane?
I have also seen examples of cycle path stupidity
where a path is provided on a busy main road, but when the road narrows,
ie the very point at which cyclists need protection,
the path just merges into the kerb leaving the cyclist with nowhere to go and cars, etc
moving into his pathway.
It is obvious that the people preparing the routes have never ridden a cycle on them;
they should cycle over each route before putting plans into practice.
On a badly pot-holed road in Leighton Buzzard
I offered the council the use of my cycle to experience the dangerous conditions,
but the offer was ignored.
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