I was summonsed this noon to the opening of stages 1 and 2 of the Civic Cycle Loop.
So with all the good will in the world I left the official ceremony to try out the new paths.
The above video I think speaks for itself. I solemnly swear I did not stage any of the difficulties encountered.
Most troublesome is the one way nature of paths on the side of the road. For most cyclists it’s going to be quicker and easier to stay bouncing between the footpaths and the road. Especially as turning right from these paths across both roads and the opposed cycle path takes a very long time.
I’ll leave it for keen eyed viewers to note what’s involved.