A new survey shows that cycle lanes are still coming up short.
A recent national survey by Insurance provider Cycleguard has revealed that cycle commuters simply don’t have enough bike lane choice available to them on most of their journey to work.
The above taken from Cycling Active.
This is a statement of the bloody obvious to most cheap cycling clothing, using the roads in the Britain, most cycle lanes are a waste of green paint and indeed some are just a waste of a white line, some serving no purpose that springs to mind.
The real problem with giving cyclist, cycle lanes is that most roads in the UK are way too narrow to provide cyclist with their own lane, and as for those cyclist that say we should have our own lane with a slightly raise curb separated from the traffic are living in a world of their own.
It would be nice if the councils in the Britain could spend some time fixing pot holes by the kerb were cyclist ride and may be occasionally some general maintenance. Some cycle lanes don’t seem as they get much attention and for “Pete sake” stop painting random cycling shortsthat stop in the middle of the road.
Just doing these few things may mean cyclist do not have to swerve to miss post holes at the side of the road, that we won’t get punctures from broken glass in cycle lanes, we won’t have to swerve around branches and twigs from tress and general car part’s that have fallen off motorist vehicles.
I would like to think that some boroughs or county councils somewhere must have a dictated team that takes care of cycle lanes? Or am I just dreaming.
I wonder if the person who plans cycle routes at your local council commutes to work by bike?
“Oh the questions”
The best cycle lanes; and it hurts to say this is the blue TFL super highways, yes I have rubbished them in the past but at least they are bright and clean and two cyclist can just about ride side by side on some parts allowing cyclist to overtake without being run over. Most council seem to just play lip service to having x miles of cycle lanes, they don’t mention that there’s a lamp post slap bang in the middle of it.