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Friday, June 09, 2006

A spoke in your wheel


Cycle path where cyclists have to get off and walk
By Paul Stokes
(Filed: 09/06/2006)

Users of a new £100,000 cycle path are being warned to dismount because part of it is too narrow.
North Yorkshire county council used money from a Government fund to encourage environmental transport to refurbish the scenic route near to where Captain Cook embarked on his voyages.
Workers spent two months resurfacing the footpath to encourage cyclists to use it as well as pedestrians. But weeks after its completion, signs have been put up along a 200-yard stretch asking riders to dismount for safety reasons.
Daily Telegraph

6 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

But walking your bike takes up more room on the path, since you have to walk next to it.

2:27 PM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

That's not good?

6:52 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Yes, that's true, Sarkasmo - even LESS room for a pedestrian to squeeze past the other way.
And what's more, it doesn't make any allowance for people with silly walks!

3:33 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Well, Gazza, can you think of a better way to spend the ratepayers money?
Oh, wait, don't tell me - taxi only lanes no buses or cars or cyclists! :)

3:34 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

I ride a bike myself,in Sefton their is loads of bike lane's but......the one's along the side of the railway line's....they dont get tendered,bramels and thorns,you look like Freddy Krougher when you get the end?

5:58 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

I used to cycle round the local waterworks when I was on a fitness jag, and the hazard there was loose gravel which could send you flying, and an enormous gang of mugger mosquitoes just waiting to pounce!

1:40 AM  

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