Wednesday 20 April 2011

a cycle path in York

Cyclists must stay to the right of the continuous white line.

This beautifully designed, well lit, and well and maintained cycle path can be found in York, Britain’s second cycling nirvana after Cambridge. It has been specially created for those cyclists too afraid to use the roundabout at the north end of Monkgate.

(Below) As you rejoin the road please take care not to collide with the litter bin, approaching traffic, or pedestrians who cross at this point.

(Below) As you can see, Monkgate itself is far too narrow for segregated cycle paths on the Dutch model. It just couldn't be done. So there's no point in demanding the impossible.