Sunday, 4 March 2012

87 pages of tokenism called "Cycling Issues in Manchester"

Which of these two cycle facilities is correct?



Answer, neither - both are examples of Manchester City Council's tokenism and bad design for cycling. Both are examples of public money being wasted.

The one on the right is one of the most dangerous cycle facilities in central Manchester, and almost all cyclists ignore it and cycle on the road.

And yet they are featured on page 12 in the latest 87 page document from Manchester City Council, entitled "Cycling Issues in Manchester" which will be discussed at the Manchester City Council Communities and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee at 2pm on Tuesday 6th March.

Lets just say that the City Council needs to stop wasting money on sports events and start getting real about getting people out of their cars and onto bikes in the city. Discussing ways of forcing bikes onto pavements will just make matters worse.

Hat tip to the LYB email for this one.

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