Friday, 1 April 2011

More barriers

Spotted on the cycle path outside Jaguar Whitley.

I suppose the justification for these barriers is that they will slow cyclists approaching the road - to make sure that they give way to motorists.  Three points:
  1. There's an upward gradient on cycle path as it approaches the road, so cyclists will slow anyway
  2. Most cyclists will surely avoid the barriers by cycling on the pedestrian path
  3. If this were the Netherlands, the motorists would be expected to give way to the cyclists
At least the distance between the barriers is the minimum recommended, rather than considerably less (see previous post dated 14 November 2010).