Saturday 2 July 2011

Cycle Barriers - who benefits?

Given the useless nature of most barriers on cycle routes, one begins to wonder who makes money out of this crap?

A closer inspection of the barriers can give a clue to the answer - the motor industry!!!

Is there any hope?

1 comment:

  1. It's not a motor industry conspiracy, y'know... just a company seeing an opportunity to make and sell goods.

    I used to work for a company called IAE - Industrial Agricultural Engineers - and they make products similar to this, as part of a wide portfolio of fencing and access control products.
    They're designed to prevent MOTOR cycles (which are not as nimble) from passing through- seriously, preventing non-standard cycles is not the issue here.
    I happen to know that several of the design staff at IAE are committed cyclists and wouldn't allow a cycle-unfriendly product to be made. But, local authorities and landowners (who purchase and install these things) have different plans... :-(