Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by gasinayr, 29 Sep 2016.
Ripping it up seems like a sensible proposition, along with all the other half baked cycle "facilities" across the UK..
It does appear to be an unusually crap design.
I don't know how much those bollards cost to buy and fit but a lot more than a white line on the floor I would think. I don't like those blocks on the floor and the coloured surface either. They are not necessary.
I wonder if there is such a thing as making car drivers too aware of cyclists.
Their eyes must be drawn to it constantly,making it a danger instead of safe.
I'm thick. At least today I am. I genuinely cannot fathom the purpose of the bollards.
Handy reminder every 10 yards that you are on a cycle path because the blue isn't enough of a clue? Stop cyclists recklessly crossing into the opposite 'carriageway' for ludicrously dangerous overtakes?
Nope, still don't get it.
Maybe the bollards are to stop people parking !?
I did wonder about that, but it's painted blue, has a white centreline and those concrete bumps between it and the cars. I know car drivers can be ar$es, but is that really necessary? I suppose it must be. But you'd still think they could maybe put them between the road and the cycleway to the same end? Ah well, I can only conclude that, as you say, anti-parking seems most likely.
A further thought then occurs as to why so insubstantial? (they look like plastic anchored on cat's eyes, but i suppose could be full of concrete, hard to tell). To allow emergency services to blue and two it down there if the road is blocked with traffic using bollards as skittles as they go? They are quite substantial enough to have you off your bike in a jiffy, but not enough to stop a determined car or van. Ah well.
Theres a couple of bollards like that on a path near me , I will give them a kick the next time I go by
I always wondered what @Mad Doug Biker looked like
The word @rse springs to mind, I stopped the video the moment he opened his mouth!
.... I'd use that ergo properly!
More bollards needed I think
Maybe that's the bollard installation van?
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