Went past at 08:30 this morning. The rider flat-out in the cycle lane. Both Police and Ambulance in attendance. Bike had forks cleanly snapped off so assume he’s gone into a car turning in/out of the road?
The set-back give way markings on Hamilton Road are pretty worn so will speak to council about getting these repainted to make it more obvious to drivers they need to keep the segregated cycle lane clear.
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Why do they just dump cyclists into the road to fend for themselves at that junction? They could at least have continued the red paint so it's clear to drivers that they're crossing a cycle lane when turning in or out
@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?
I deal with that fucking path a fair bit (less so now I don't commute). Cunt drivers turn in and out of that without acknowledging the path in the slightest. Same goes for the one just further east. You really have to pay attention because it's almost guaranteed drivers will roll over you. More often than not I just stay in the road because that's where they (might) be looking and dive onto the path up towards the bus stop where it means you can skip a traffic light.
@hippy Completely agree!
@mespilus Worried that a "smooth" campaign would mean the Council would make it even worse!
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