Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Cycle lanes are obviously "a good thing", generally making cycling more pleasant and safer. Unfortunately there are now moves afoot (see here) to make it compulsory to use one, when it's there. This is very much a bad thing as far as I am concerned, mostly because it fosters the attitude that cycle lanes are the *only* place for cyclists and encourages the already prevelant attitude that roads are for cars and we are somehow intruding on *their* space.
On top of that they are not always well maintained, kept free of parked cars and often integrate back into the road at rather dangerous spots.
Sign the petition here if you agree (thanks to the Crap Cycle Lanes of Croydon blog for the pic.