skrx wrote:The reasoning for the signs is simple, someone new to cycling may be put off by the thought of having to riding 3 miles but not if they thought t would take 20 minutes. If Sustrans are putting up signs with timing they will be limited to their off road routes on which it should be possible to obtain fairly reliable timings.
No, the mileage is unambiguous and common to all users, times and purposes.
New cyclists may
be daunted by reading that they have three miles to go, but surely most of them will be reassured by a glance at their bike computer - if youve done two already then three aint so bad, now, is it? etc. etc.
What will be demoralising is to find out that they have taken half an hour to cover a journey that is supposed
to take ten minutes. To be honest, that would bother me too after a while - you know how it is - been trying for a month, cant get it below twelve minutes, I'm useless...
Trying to retain enough fitness to grow old disgracefully...