Sunday, 1 November 2009

A very British cycle lane

At the end of a long street in a gyratory system, the carriageway suddenly blossoms with a very British cycle lane. Five metres of perfunctory markings, leading to a segregated contraflow lane. And just look what’s in that segregated lane! Yes, it's G4S again.

Also note the signing. Two numbered cycle routes are indicated, but where they go to and how many miles are involved in getting there is not identified. Or you could turn left and use the contraflow lane. Where that goes is equally enigmatic. Because cyclists and cycling aren’t important, and it’s not worth wasting money on them. Somewhere in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, but don’t ask me where. I was lost.