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Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Psamathe » 4 Mar 2014, 10:29am

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/04/cycling-paths-in-your-city-share-your-pictures

What are the pleasures of cycling in your city? And what difficulties and risks do you encounter when you ride your bike? We want to see what cycling infrastructure is like in cities all over the world


Somebody posted a link to a fantastic site showing the totally mad cycle paths in the UK - but I've never been able to find it again. But people must have some classic photos to add to the Guardian album and embarrass those responsible for UK cycling infrastructure.

(And I am nothing to do with the Guardian just I noticed their request).

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Mar 2014, 10:50am

warrington cycle facility of the month
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Psamathe » 4 Mar 2014, 10:52am



[XAP]Bob wrote:warrington cycle facility of the month


Excellent. Many thanks.

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby 661-Pete » 4 Mar 2014, 3:40pm

Shouldn't someone realise that cycling's not only about cities? I live in a town of nearly 30,000 inhabitants: it's not classed as a city, but I do plenty of cycling in it. And it has the odd 'facility', most of them 'farcilities'... Should I submit some piccies to the Graun?
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Revolution » 4 Mar 2014, 9:39pm

warrington cycle facility of the month

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/index.htm
Do please check out September 2007 - it had me in stitches :lol:

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby reohn2 » 4 Mar 2014, 9:57pm

Revolution wrote:
warrington cycle facility of the month

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/index.htm
Do please check out September 2007 - it had me in stitches :lol:


It had me in tears,as do most other facility of the month photos on their site :?
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby iviehoff » 5 Mar 2014, 8:33am

Revolution wrote:
warrington cycle facility of the month

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/index.htm
Do please check out September 2007 - it had me in stitches :lol:

Sadly if you go to Galway in Ireland you will encounter cycle lanes which proceed in that fashion for much longer distances, and which moreover it is compulsory for the cyclist to use. Whilst British cycle lane arrangements can be poor, there are some places where they can be even poorer.
http://www.dublincycling.ie/node/507

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby 661-Pete » 5 Mar 2014, 8:19pm

Revolution wrote:
warrington cycle facility of the month

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/index.htm
Do please check out September 2007 - it had me in stitches :lol:

Actually, the September 2007 picture isn't quite as it seems: it was taken through a very long-focus lens and hence the distances between the signs are grossly foreshortened. That's not to say that the sequence isn't utterly idiotic though. I believe the signs have since been taken down or modified...

Having said that, I could point to an equally asinine collection of signs in Haywards Heath, in connection with the new by-pass ("You've got to build by-passes", as Prosser so aptly put it). Trouble is, to get the entire ridiculous collection in one frame, I'd need a fish-eye lens, and I don't have such a thing.
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Pete Owens » 6 Mar 2014, 2:01am

iviehoff wrote:
Revolution wrote:
warrington cycle facility of the month

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/index.htm
Do please check out September 2007 - it had me in stitches :lol:

Sadly if you go to Galway in Ireland you will encounter cycle lanes which proceed in that fashion for much longer distances, and which moreover it is compulsory for the cyclist to use. Whilst British cycle lane arrangements can be poor, there are some places where they can be even poorer.
http://www.dublincycling.ie/node/507


Indeed, Galway was featured in 2010:
http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.u ... er2010.htm

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Ayesha » 6 Mar 2014, 8:02am

I can supply plenty of photographs of idiotic, crazy and downright stupid cycle lanes, but unfortunately, they are not in a city.

They are mostly in towns, villages and hamlets. The Guardian don't want these.

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Mar 2014, 9:42am

Ayesha wrote:I can supply plenty of photographs of idiotic, crazy and downright stupid cycle lanes, but unfortunately, they are not in a city.

They are mostly in towns, villages and hamlets. The Guardian don't want these.

My thoughts exactly (as I said earlier). The Grauniad has developed a distinctly 'townie' bias in recent years. Not all dwellers in the sticks are diehard reactionary tories!
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Ayesha » 7 Mar 2014, 7:40am

Calling hamlets like Upper Snodsbury a ‘city’ is an American thing which Garmin use extensively. The media, when it comes to any subject, attempt to talk in the language of the subject.
IMO, the reporter at The Guardian has or has access to a Garmin and thinks all cyclists call country hamlets a ‘city’ like Garmin do.

If this is true, the media don't know us.

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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Mar 2014, 11:07am

This particular journo doesn't seem to have much in the way of cycling 'credentials' anyway. Where's Peter Walker when we need him?
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Re: Guardian After City cycle Paths Photos

Postby Psamathe » 24 Apr 2014, 11:20am

They [the Guardian] have posted the results of their request.

Not as good as the Warrington one. I like the last one (Brussels Cyclo Guerilla); more because of what they are doing.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/bike-blog/2014/apr/24/cycle-path-fails-world-bike-lanes-guardian-readers

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