Heading Northwest along
is a cycle lane that's got a split personality...
It gets off to a start in the most useful of places, a bus stop, just after the road crosses the Rochdale Canal.
At this point it is definitely an advisory on-road cycle lane, but it then vanishes to fit in a pedestrian crossing...
it resumes as a cycle lane,
but then swerves onto the pavement for just a few meters
before forcing the cyclist out into the path of the moving traffic at the lights.
Then after the junction it is back onto the pavement for an obstacle course round the poles,
a dangerous squeeze between a sign and the oncoming buses,
and a dubious side road crossing,
more squeezing between the traffic and the poles,
before the next set of lights
where the route just disappears!
Nasty piece of work this, if it isn't dangerous, then that's because no sane cyclist would mount the pavement to use it.
View Larger Map