@PhilDAS agree it could be much better, plus these segregated lanes Ealing Council have created are SO bumpy! No potholes as such, but they undulate a huge amount so you get bumped around as you ride. The road is so much smoother. Wonder if it's anything to do with the narrow width/equipment they use to roll/flatten them?
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I've pondered attempting to start a 'Smooth' campaign.
The term contractors used by Councils to compact the wearing course on bike lanes and shared bike lanes have one-man Wacker Plates with a very small footprint,
ideal for patch repairs, but totaly inadequate for the 1.2/2.4m wide bike lanes.
The current generation of bike lanes are dreadful to ride along as all the (near-) corrugations
lead to an unsettling journey that is more tiring due to all the minor inclines.
No Council would accept this non-level surface for a carriageway/road.
Why do cyclists have to accept a surface that is not fit for purpose?
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