Now I like to ride a bike as much as the next person, but I’m getting more than a little cheesed off with some of the goings-on around here.
I fully realise that I am leaving myself open to a torrent of abuse from the cycling community but here goes …
- Why have the powers-that-be decided that there should be cycling lanes on roads when there are already dedicated tracks parallel to the road?Take, for example, what has happened to the south-bound lanes of Streeton drive at Weston. On an already busy road, with a dedicated parallel cycling track, someone has taken the decision to remove a full lane of motorist trafic and convert it to a cycling lane. I’ve tried, but I can’t think of any logical reason for this. What gives?
- How can cyclists possibly expect cars to stop for them on pedestrian crossings when they are not travelling at pedestrian speed?As an example, when dropping my son off at school, I turn left off Athlon Drive [heading north] on to Beasly street at Melrose High School. On too many occasions there have been cyclists riding in the same direction that leave the cycle path and scoot across the pedestrian crossing in front of me. With barely a look they expect motorists to know they are coming and be able to stop. I’m really surprised that there aren’t more accidents on that intersection.
Has anyone else noticed anything simliar?