Friday, April 04, 2008

When Good Cycle Paths Turn Bad!

Here's an example of a bad cycle path. It looks like they've been waiting for the 'Pole Removal Division' for about a year now.

Note other pole in background.

And bad examples of entry points. A step up from the road.

And what are you supposed to do at this junction if you want to go straight on?

Lots more signs, poles and lamps.

Ok, so maybe they're just reflecting the fact that a lot of kids and adults (illegally) cycle on the footpaths. But seeing as there's a legal obligation on cyclists to use the cycle path/ lane if provided, any cyclists who doesn't use this is breaking the law.

enjoy it!


(thanks to Bruce)


Blogger ChuckCork said...

I'd be more worried about the bumping up and down kerbs at every junction while trying to avoid running into vehicles whose drivers will not expect to see you, and doing so at every junction.

If this is expected to improve cycling in Cork it will do the exact opposite.

I cycle on the road and will continue to do so to avoid any such dangerous rubbish as this.

1:54 PM  
Blogger DaithiG said...

Why does the cycling lane and lighting on the Carrigrohane Rd suddenly end as you head west at the Orchards Rd junction? It's like the funding just stopped or something? Also, cycling east on that road is an even more unnerving experience until you get to the same junction.

3:07 AM  
Blogger corkdave said...

I wonder how many of the Council officials test-cycle these routes, or any roads for that matter? Most of the hazards on the roads are easy and cheap to repair, but if they stay in their cars they will remain oblivious to them.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Cian said...

As far as I know, mandatory use does not apply to lanes marked with the shared space signs. A lane must have cycle track signs and marking for mandatory use to kick in.

Also please join and post the photos up on the
Documenting Irish Cycle Lanes group:

6:25 AM  

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