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).

2 comments:

  1. Just horrid, I never use that stretch!

    Fortunately, attitudes are starting to change - see new path between Burlington Road - Mercer Avenue.

    The challenge now is to get an understanding that these barricades are a serious blockage to all kinds of utility cycling, and no doubt a contravention of the Equality Act 2010.

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  2. Well the barriers weren't on the path when it was first constructed. Some clown in the council had them erected later on.

    So steps forward can be followed by steps back.

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