You’re cycling along near Freeport in Talke, and you come to some traffic-calming measures. Great! They’ll slow down the traffic! Then you realise that there is something not quite right about their design:
Can you spot the mistake?
Of course, if you corrected it and put in a cut-through for bikes, you could well get this situation:
I have to confess that the second picture made me wonder whether the lack of a cycle cut-through in the first one was a deliberate way of creating more car-parking in the ‘sheltered’ area!
I wonder whether the planners who work on traffic-calming ever read cycling blogs? It should be a prerequisite for the job, along with one of David Hembrow’s fact-finding tours in the Netherlands.