Friday, August 4
I wonder what’s happened with the cycle lane at the junction of Barrows Rating lane and Abbey Rd. at about three yards long it’s either shrunk in the wash or we seem to have one of the shortest cycle lanes in the country. I wonder how much of our money has been wasted on these underused roads to nowhere. The longest cycle route on Abbey Rd has lost most of its green non slip coating and cyclists tell me it is dangerous in wet weather, looks like we have been ripped off by dodgy contractors. Let’s face it what’s the point of spending huge sums of money on these lanes and still allowing cars to park on them no wonder most of our local cyclists ride on the pavement. Then we have Greengate St where they do the opposite, with many thousands of pounds spent on a shared lane on the pavement cyclists choose to ignore it and risk their necks when drivers try to squeeze past them where the road has been narrowed to make room for the cycle lane.