Monday 22 June 2020

Liverpool Street Popup Cycle Crap

There has been plenty of bullshit around popup cycle facilities in this area.

However, the reality on the ground is pretty dreadful.

Even before I got to Liverpool Street today, this shit blocked the cycle track.

Like many of the dreadful private hire drivers in the area this one has registered their vehicle as a private hire in Wolverhampton...

Mind you once I reached Liverpool Street, a local post person blocked the cycle lane with their van.

After that was the proof, if needed, that temporary cycle facilities, are just that, temporary.

Easily damaged, in this case it looks like a motor vehicle had hit the plastic barriers and blocked the cycle lane.

Salford council clearly couldn't care less about this facility. It is shit. There has been no effort to repair the dreadful road surface.

This is just not good enough!

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Boycott Ridelow Manchester

This is so utterly disgusting.

From the Independent:-

A British businessman has been slammed on Twitter after applying to trademark the expressions "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe".

Georgios Demetriou made applications on 6 June to trademark the phrases associated with the vast protest movement following the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month.

Georgios Demetriou is the founder of License to Thrill — which has operated the online bicycle store Ridelow in Manchester since May 2000.

Saturday 6 June 2020

Oxford Road Cycle Track Closure

A whole section of the Oxford Road cycle track, southbound from Charles Street to Brancaster Road has been closed overnight.

It seems that the building work on the old BBC site has been given permission to take over the whole of the pavement and the cycle track.

So the only safe way to cycle along here is to take the centre of the lane to prevent unsafe overtaking.

My bet is they will now simply use the extra space to park vans & cars...

So much for, so called, popup cycle lanes and new infrastructure.