New cycle lane in Ayr

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by gasinayr, 29 Sep 2016.

Tags:
  1. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

  2. EnPassant

    EnPassant Remember Remember some date in November Member

    Location:
    Gloucester
    :banghead:
     
    Eddy likes this.
  3. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    400bhp and Eddy like this.
  4. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    I thought that myself , I wonder where the reporter stays ?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
  6. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    No sign of bollards on the CS 3 just cars driving down it and parking on it.Plus joggers.:banghead:
     
  7. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Although this cycle lane might not have been designed well (like most cycle lanes in this country) it appears that the objection primarily comes from motorists who are not happy that taxpayers money has been spent on a cycling 'facility' - this is just another arm of the 'we hate cyclists' motoring group

    If you want to see a significant improvement in cycle infrastructure and a change in the attitude of motorists I'd recommend moving to another country becasue it isn't going to happen in the UK in this lifetime!
     
    NickNick, cubey and MarquisMatsugae like this.
  8. OP
    OP
    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    It is not the motorists that are complaining about this lane. It is the householders that can't get access to their houses or visiting friends park outside them
    Also the main cemetery is on this road, for large funerals cars overflow onto the road. There has been no problem with this until now, but now the whole road gets blocked. Even a bus stopping causes a tailback.
    Work started ripping it up yesterday.
     
  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    I find that hard to believe. Can you show an example, perhaps via Google's street view?
     
  10. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    I followed a few of the links for this story and there were several 'motorists' complaining - the articles didn't state whether they were local residents or not. I also find it hard to believe that driveways to houses were blocked
     
    NickNick likes this.
  11. OP
    OP
    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    The driveways were not blocked as such. Bollards were fitted on cycle lane at either side of driveway blocking any parking at houses and cars from drives had to reverse right out onto main road. Not good on a busy A road
     
  12. OP
    OP
    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
  13. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!

    Ah, okay. Reversing out of a driveway isn't clever and I'm guessing they did that even before the bollards went in. The loss of on road parking for visitors is tough luck, free parking outside your house doesn't come as standard with a car.

    From what I can tell, the road was a single carriageway, two lanes, one each direction and had a painted cycle lane either side. Now, the cycle lane is a segregated two-way lane on one side of the road. All that's changed is the cycle lane is now out of bounds to cars. Road capacity is no different, it's still two lanes, one each direction.

    It appears what's irked the locals is loss of the ability to abuse the old painted lanes.
     
    NickNick likes this.
  14. OP
    OP
    gasinayr

    gasinayr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ayr Scotland
    These clowns are in action again, The grass verge just outside the village of Coylton is too narrow for a cycle lane so they have bought a slice of land for an undisclosed sum from the land owner. More wasted money!
     
  15. toffee

    toffee Über Member

    Why is that a waste?
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice