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  • http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/­11901.aspx?lid=switcher

    They have added a few more artist impressions to the site and some more info on the completion dates of each route.
    Still looks like it is just the same kind of cycle lanes we have now, but painted blue.
    I don't really understand how it can take (in their estimation) up to 2015 to get some of the routes sorted.....

  • good to see,
    it takes so long because every metre of changed designation has to be wrangled over by 20 people in different offices. Then every metre of changed designation has to be safety audited by 20 people in different offices.Then every metre of surfacing, ground work on kerbs, dropped kerbs has to be arranged, scheduled for work, then every metre has to be installed on the ground,
    then every fucker has to say how much they liked it before.

  • I don't get it. They look like the same old shit cycle lanes we've got already, but slightly more blue, which I guess was Boris' suggestion.

    Looking through these pictures just gives me the impression that it will reinforce drivers thinking bikes should only ever be within two foot of the kerb, or - even worse - on the pavement.

    Image seven is a great example of an accident waiting to happen. Dozy moo with the push chair wanders onto the bit of blue pavement while yakking on the phone, cyclist heading towards her has to take evasive action, crashing into the cyclist heading in the opposite direction and knocking them off the kerb and head on into a bus. Fucking marvelous.

  • Says that they will be at least 1.5 meters wide which is a fair bit better than the current ones isn't it?
    Though I really doubt they will actually end up being that wide....

  • That looks f******g shit

  • +1, fucking shit!

  • I have to say I am not too impressed. No offence meant. I like that the city is doing anything at all ... but... they're already proven that the wide cycle lane gets used by cars as a parking space

    I agree that it does reinforce the view that the cyclist belongs in the gutter. Legally we're allowed the whole lane. Having recently revisited the highway code and written a cycle marshal guide I now know that this is fact, not something that is only true in North America or that I made up in my PRO BIKE BRAIN.
    I worry about the misconception cycle lanes give to new cyclists and non-cyclist road users.

  • Says that they will be at least 1.5 meters wide which is a fair bit better than the current ones isn't it?
    Though I really doubt they will actually end up being that wide....

    It takes a special type of genius to commission artist's impressions which look considerably shitter than what they might be intending.

    Maybe they're lowering our expectations so that the reality is better than we could ever have imagined? It could even end up being a nicer shade of blue.

  • Yep. Middle of the road is the best place to be

  • +1 Mike

  • But if it helps make people feel safe and it reduces accidents, then it can only be a good thing. I guess

  • good to see,
    it takes so long because every metre of changed designation has to be wrangled over by 20 people in different offices. Then every metre of changed designation has to be safety audited by 20 people in different offices.Then every metre of surfacing, ground work on kerbs, dropped kerbs has to be arranged, scheduled for work, then every metre has to be installed on the ground,
    then every fucker has to say how much they liked it before.

    Yep. Middle management. Loads of useless fuckers arguing over every point to make themselves feel valued and worthwhile.

  • +1, don't like it all, I can already hear the beeping and ignorant drivers ranting about 'getting back on the blue'. If they really want to make people feel safer, and outline clear routes into the city, then just paint the entire road blue and be done with it.

  • The person who did the colliers wood one, obviously never cycles down the high st.
    There is a mini cab firm on the left hand side and always a fair amount of cars parked up - traffic is always tight down that road and the best place to ride..is in the middle.

    I can see a lot of 'get back in the fucking blue lane' comments from some drivers..well I'm sorry you fucktard but it's my road too.

    What a crock of shite.

  • If it makes you feel any better, the only cycle lane on the IoM stretches the length of Douglas promenade and its on the pavement.

  • I think everyone is being a bit over critical about this. Most of us cycle down the road at near 20mph in the middle of the road with the cars but new cyclist do need these lanes. Surley they will encourage alot more new cyclist to cycle to work and the like and when they're readythey will leave the blue lanes for the road. Just because you don't need it doesn't mean it's not a good idea.

  • I have to say I am not too impressed. No offence meant. I like that the city is doing anything at all ... but... they're already proven that the wide cycle lane gets used by cars as a parking space

    I agree that it does reinforce the view that the cyclist belongs in the gutter. Legally we're allowed the whole lane. Having recently revisited the highway code and written a cycle marshal guide I now know that this is fact, not something that is only true in North America or that I made up in my PRO BIKE BRAIN.
    I worry about the misconception cycle lanes give to new cyclists and non-cyclist road users.

    Well said, me too.

  • Whoever made this shit-awful illustration needs a stern talking to.

  • reality check


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  • You've hit the nail on the head there Ade, ridiculous!

    Who the fuck do they think they're kidding? They're painting cycle lanes blue, that's it! Absurd and insulting. London's infrastructure is a fucked up palimpsest that won't suddenly generate extra room out of thin air so this was inevitable I suppose, but at least be honest about it. Shared space FTW.

  • +1 for the use of the word 'palimpsest'! I like it

  • They're painting cycle lanes blue, that's it!

    At a cost of £22m for two pilot superhighways.

    16.How much will Cycle Superhighways cost?

    The estimated cost of delivering the two pilot Cycle Superhighways routes is £22m. The work on the first two routes will help TfL determine in detail the scope and cost of the Cycle Superhighways. TfL will test new interventions on the pilot routes, and monitor their effectiveness. This will determine the future cost of the whole programme.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/C­ycling/Cycle-superhighways-questions-and­-answers.pdf

    Time to get into the blue paint business...

  • I don't get it. They look like the same old shit cycle lanes we've got already, but slightly more blue, which I guess was Boris' suggestion.

    exactly, it's just superficial, it's only a pathetic cycling lane.

    this is what a cycle superhighway should look like, but in copenhagen, it's just a 'bike lane';

  • This really is another blow for cycling. It's not the way to change attitudes for the better. Yet more ugly, confusing, distracting, gaudy, chaotic signage for road users to contend with. I'm fairly certain this wasn't what Ken had in mind.

  • But if it helps make people feel safe and it *increase* accidents, then it can only be a bad thing. I guess

    fixed.

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