Why do not cyclists use the cycle lane provided? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/DMXwvzT4yg
– Geoff (@geoffallard) February 28, 2022
It’s been dubbed the ‘Danny MacAskill special edition bike lane’ … an opportunity to practice your jumps and tricks on the way to work …
Today’s ‘why cyclists do not use the cycle lane’ comes from an unspecified, secret location where anyone looking to stay off the road will have to dodge a sneakily well-camouflaged … hmmm, what would you call them? A utility box, perhaps?
Someone speculated this particular ingenious infra idea is in Walthamstow, with another saying that would make sense as Waltham Forest Council, “have a policy of putting in the lanes before street furniture is moved rather than waiting for it all to be shifted before starting as I remember.
“It gives them some leverage with the utilities I guess.” Now we might be getting somewhere (just not in that bike lane, as things stand). Either way, it was a really nice touch to paint the bicycle as close as is physically possible behind the obstacle.
In the meantime you better get practicing your bunny-hopping …
Presuming the box will soon be kicked out, attention turned to the end of the lane which appears to quite abruptly chuck cyclists back into the road …
I presume the utility box will be moved when it’s finished, but I’m not happy with that re-entry arrangement. Lurch suddenly back into the traffic unprotected.
– Is this a bike lane? (@IsItABikeLane) March 1, 2022
I’m more scared of the “rejoin the carriageway” bit than the jump obstacle
– Neil Gatenby (@wadoNeil) February 28, 2022
So how will it look when it ” finished ‘?
Apparently the lane ain’t finished yet and the box will be moved. After that it will be perfect. pic.twitter.com/IRJZZx73Xe
– Shipp_Helm (@Don_Shipp) February 28, 2022
That’s the special “Danny McCaskill” edition cycle Lane !!
– Angus Thomson (@theAngusT) February 28, 2022