Are these the worst bike paths ever?
Bike lanes, dedicated bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure are appearing more and more in Canada and around the world, but all is not perfect. In fact, many of them are far from it.
Riding on a dedicated bike path creates a barrier between cars and bikes, and increases safety tenfold. But to keep the rider safe, they have to do their job. Some don’t. At all.
There are times when you see examples of cycle lanes or bike lanes that make you think, “who could possibly give this the green light?”
Example of shitty cycling infrastructure #5,427,439 pic.twitter.com/nsCDdhP7zT
— TK421 (@TK421VELO) October 22, 2022
How could anyone think that was a good idea?
What are the worst bike paths you’ve ever seen? And yes, we want photos and locations. pic.twitter.com/CkQw09TRVL
— Momentum Mag (@MomentumMag) October 27, 2022
Of course, not all bike paths and tracks are bad. But some certainly are.
🤼♂️🚗🚙 “Petant la xerrada amb el cotxe APARCAT en ple CB, o altres ways de passer la tarda a #SantCugat“.
— Defensem el CB Stcugat (@DCBStcugat) October 25, 2022
Imagine having to navigate this nightmare.
“El diseño y la ejecución de los carriles bici en Paiporta lo llevan a cabo técnicos municipales o empresas especializadas de máximas solvencia que tienen en cuenta todos lo criterios legales y técnicos requeridos” pic.twitter.com/xQUc8LFYtO
— Carles ᎷᏗᏒí 🇪🇺 (@CarlesTT) October 18, 2022
How does this little segment in Cork, Ireland help anyone ride, at all?
Is the shortest cycle route in the world in Cork? Here is the little beauty. About. 12 feet long. pic.twitter.com/GgXKDcIiuA
— YᗩY ᖴOᖇ ᗷIᑕYᑕᒪEᔕ 🚲 (@byjoeb) October 22, 2022
Here is a puzzle in Germany.
Das ist übrigens der verheißungsvolle Beginn des Radweg in der Oranienstraße. 🤭 pic.twitter.com/tGcSzHpHMB
— Silke Gut. Ja. (@paulinepauline) April 4, 2022
It looks fun.
Yes, and elsewhere in Sheffield this is apparently the main cycle route towards the station. pic.twitter.com/bGvtPnCzwO
— Dr. Neil Cross (@TheOtherDrX) October 22, 2022
Hopefully, with more and more pressure on governments to create adequate cycling infrastructure, there are fewer and fewer examples of these brutal cycle tracks and paths.