World’s Shortest Cycle Lane?
There’ve been a couple of posts in the last few days about short, stupid, pointless cycle lanes - Bike Hugger has one, and so does Slate V (seen on the excellent Bicycle Diaries). The trouble is that both of these examples were from the USA, and as we know, everything’s bigger in America. The thing is though, in this contest, it’s smallness that wins. So that means that the UK now has a chance to be a world leader in two bike-related things:
- Indoor track cycling (woo woo wooo!)
- Stoopid, pointless, badly-designed bike lanes.
To prove it, I took a ride out yesterday to Gateshead, to record one of my favourites:
It’s at the point that I start acting like I’m in the Four Yourshiremen Sketch:
Bike Hugger: “Where I come from, the bike lanes are only 34 seconds from end to end.”
Karl: “34 seconds? Luxury! Our bike lanes are only 10m long, which at an up-hill speed of just over 12 mph, means you can cycle their whole length in just 2 1/2 seconds.”
Can you come up with a stoopider bike lane than this? Post your comments here - extra points for staying in character with a Yorkshire accent!
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 03/31/2008
- Time: 03:05:19
- Total Time: 2:15:00.00
- Distance: 30 miles
- Average Speed: 13.33 mph