Thursday, April 16, 2009
This is an example of an excellent bicycle path along the waterfront ... notice how the cycle path goes around the obstacle ... very chic!
Alternatively, this is an example where the painter of the little blue lines has lost concentration for a moment (or the sense they should have been born with) and failed to account for the obstacle, thus creating a cycle lane that is 30cm (12 inches) wide. This has to be the narrowest cycle lane anywhere ... not chic!
I have to admit that this made me 'lol' as I had recently watched a video where the town planner of Copenhagen, Niels Tørsløv, gave the standard width of cycle paths in his city as over 2 meters. I believe the standard width of our standard cycle paths is around 1m, and evidence suggests that we have an acceptable minimum of 30cm!