These three photos come from a city in Canada. The same one I featured previously. They show a new cycle facility to create a link for cyclists.
Cyclists have been squashed between the existing sidewalk and a fence. Things such as seats at a bus stop are right on the "cycle path".
At this point the unfortunate cyclist is put into just about the worst possible point at the entrance to a property.
Unfortunately there was "no room" for a wide cycle path alongside this four lane road.
Of course, if you were to measure the width of the road you would soon come to the conclusion that there was plenty of room if it was possible to re-allocate just some of the space given over to motorised traffic.
The junction here is at the end of this cycle path. After bunny jumping the seat, cyclists are left to work out what to do next.
It is unfortunately extremely common for many countries to produce infrastructure like this.
It doesn't work to increase cycling levels by a significant extent because it's very obviously second rate.
Cyclists need directness, safety and to have a pleasant journey. They don't need an obstacle course.
Stop making excuses !
I previously covered this "too narrow" claim with an example in Cambridge.
Beauty vs Function
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