Remember all the hype about how wonderful Camden's new cycle infrastructure was? No, then here are a few reminders....
Camden Cyclists - "Royal College Street has Space for Cycling"
Cycling Weekly - "Segregated cycle lanes using planters and armadillos could spread across Britain"
London Evening Standard - "Rubber blocks and plant boxes keep motorists and bikes apart in new Camden cycle scheme"
Though doubts were raised from the beginning...
Camden New Journal - "Armadillos a failure"
Cycling Weekly - "Camden defends use of cycle lane segregation"
The Alternative Department for Transport - "Armadillos: The Emperor’s New Infrastructure"
Well this cheap plastic infrastructure" continues to degrade and, just as in Salford, it is a complete failure at keeping vehicles out, as these images testify..
Award winning segregation-lite, coming to a borough near you. RCS NW1, been there for about a week now. pic.twitter.com/I7Iqi4DOQN
— Anthony H (@Adh1907) March 11, 2014
Armadillo testing on RCS NW1 this morning. Handy to pull into, that award winning bike lane. pic.twitter.com/l2n4cTmebn
— Anthony H (@Adh1907) March 12, 2014
.@AlternativeDfT @GBCycleEmbassy whereas on RCS NW1, cyclists can experience award winning planters. Today. pic.twitter.com/Y7aI81gM0T
— Anthony H (@Adh1907) May 21, 2014
RCS NW1, over the armadillos this a.m., northbound track. pic.twitter.com/kGZAup074J
— Anthony H (@Adh1907) June 5, 2014
@AlternativeDfT @citycyclists this intrigues me, planter moved 6ft south, traffic going north? pic.twitter.com/G0Gr2i6Wpw
— Anthony H (@Adh1907) June 11, 2014
So, with Salford Council having gone very quiet about Armadillos, following their "consultation" on the matter, we can but hope that TfGM and Manchester City Council do not waste money on this crap.
Er, well except that they already have plans to do just that....