Thursday, 3 March 2011

Cycle lane obstructed by ‘cycle lane closed’ sign

London is still in the dark ages as far as cycling is concerned. Today, cycling west on the A503, on a section of road where drivers blatantly flout the 30 mph limit, I came across this.

The National Grid (gas) have dug up the centre of the carriageway, forcing larger vehicles into the cycle lane. So what would be appropriate for this situation, bearing in mind that the cycle lane itself is unaffected? Signs reading ROAD NARROWS – SLOW - GIVE WAY TO CYCLISTS and SLOW – CYCLISTS HAVE PRIORITY. Something along those lines.

Instead of which we get the usual stupidity. A ‘Cycle lane closed’ sign dumped thoughtlessly in the cycle lane, forcing cyclists out into the path of speeding drivers.