Fantastic Cycle Lane Design!

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by thomas, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
  2. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I'm wondering if it further reinforces the idea that it is ok to drive in a cycle lane.

    I know it's got broken lines and I would like to think that it would start to encourage the perception that cyclists can be 6-8 feet from the kerb without getting tooted, but I doubt many who don't ride bikes will see it as such.
     
  3. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Excellent work. Only error is they probably should have claimed 6 inches to a foot of the lane to the right and given it to the centre lane.
     
  4. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    All it needs now is a concrete divider, hehe.
     
  5. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    It is great - I have ridden on similar in Europe - THe dotted line says its is OK to drive in the cycle lane when there are no cyclists but if you want to overtake the cyclist this is where you have to be
     
  6. just jim

    just jim Guest

    Look at that generous overtake though! If only that lady had stayed away from the gutter.
     
  7. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk

    As it's an advisory lane only, not a mandatory lane, it's acceptable for a motorist to drive in the lane. Of course the usual rabid rantings of ignorant petrolheads are burgeoning in the Wail comments section...
     
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    That one looks pretty sensible to me, but I agree - move the centre line over to the right another foot or so.

    Take a look at these two short cycle paths on opposite sides of the A646 near Cornholme, Lancashire.

    There is a children's play area opposite the houses and a pedestrian refuge in the centre of the road to help parents and kids get over to it. This effectively makes the road pretty narrow so vehicles might have had to slow down for a few seconds when they came up behind cyclists there. What could be done about this unacceptable delay? Get the useless gits off the road for a few yards, of course. The fact that they would then have to reenter the traffic flow 30 yards further on doesn't present any potential hazard of course because cyclists, having yielded to the traffic, can now wait as long as necessary to get back onto the road again...

    (Since that photo was taken, markings have been added to the lay-by to show that a cycle path goes through it.)
     
  10. Looks like a daft idea to me leaving that space for cars. Why have they left any part of it at all for cars? Why do drivers think they should be allowed on the roads, when they don't pay road tax?

    When they pay road tax, then they can use the road!
     
  11. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    LOL.
     
  12. chap

    chap Senior Member

    Location:
    London, GB
    Now that's a cycle superhighway!
     
  13. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    Liked this one ...

    Two normal coloured tarmacs went into the pub for a drink. As they were ordering a red tarmac came to the bar.

    One of the normal tarmacs said to the other "Watch him, he's a cyclepath".
     
  14. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    I strongly advise a brush and a tin of dark grey paint, and paint that silly line right out again. Motorists need to know how much room to give a cyclist when overtaking, on every road, not just on a road with a bit of artwork painted on. If you're a good driver you can overtake a cyclist on any road provided that it's safe to do so.

    That's one of the eternal problems with cycle lanes. They aren't everywhere and if used too indulgently, a novice cyclist suddenly confronted with a road without one may feel intimidated.

    The version of that one which I heard a while ago, was a bit longer ;):
     
  15. OP
    OP
    thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
    I don't get it :smile:
     
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