World’s Shortest Cycle Lane: A Clear Winner
It turns out that here in the UK we really are world class. After seeing my short bike lane film, DaveP suggested on quickrelease.TV that I look up the Warrington Cycle Campaign’s pages. They have a feature called Cycle Facility of the Month, pouring ridicule on the daft things our town planners do to ‘help’ cyclists.
So my claim of a 10m cycle lane being pretty stoopid wasn’t really news to these people - they even feature a cycle lane that’s ONE METRE long:
It’s situated in Leeds, which is only about 80 miles down the road. So at least the council there is doing its best to uphold the pride of the North of England. I’ve just checked the location on Google maps, and you can just about make out that this essential safe cycling feature is still in place - 3 1/2 years after it’s folly was first pointed out.
I’m left (for once) speechless. Except that in the spirit of blegging . . . I’d like to say that the book published by the Warrington Cycle Campaign, “Crap Cycle Lanes”, looks like a real winner and absolute must-have material for anyone involved in planning cycling facilities. At only £4.99 its a genuine bargain, and a gift that would please any cyclist. If anyone from the Warrington Cycle Campaign would like me to wax lyrical about their book in future posts, please feel free to send me a ‘review’ copy.