Wednesday, March 11, 2009

That doesn't make any sense! #3

Apparently Aberdeen City Council has decided to place an importance on cycle lanes. In theory, this is a great idea. Cars need to keep out of the cycle lanes in order to make it safer for cyclists. However, it seems that whoever decided to add cycle lanes to this road needs to have their brain cleaned...

Yes, they have taken what is already a very narrow road, and dedicated half of it to bikes. Leaving half for cars. But the car half is only about 3 feet wide for most of the road, which requires the cars to drive in the cycle lane anyway.

That doesn't make any sense! Cycle lanes only work if the road is wide enough for both cars and bikes to exist on it at the same time! I feel like whoever was in charge of this project threw darts at a map on the wall to choose roads in order to meet their annual cycle lane quota. It's completely pointless, and just a big waste of red road paint.


Cathy said...

That is so funny!

david said...

The cycle lanes used to be only half the size, it was only recently that the council decided to spend what little money they have on doubling their size.