Two good reasons to build cycle lanes and go cycling


Cycle lane protected from road offers solution to congestion and a safe place to cycle. No wonder it is popular with cyclists

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The road over Iffley Bridge

3 Responses to Two good reasons to build cycle lanes and go cycling

  1. Matt August 17, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    Hi Tejvan,

    Even though it’s great that it’s separated from the road, I always find that cycle path in the top picture a bit perplexing. As shown in your pictures, people go in both directions and not always in one lane or the other, so you have to dodge people going the wrong way. It would be better if they brought the blocks in a bit and made it one lane, then segregated the lane on the other side of the road. Not meaning to rant, I just don’t think that cycle infrastructure is a ‘good’ example, despite being better than most.

    Don’t get me started on the london road cycle lanes in headington… ;D


    • tejvan August 17, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      I think one advantage of that cycle lane is that you can get from the river cycle path to a school off Iffley road without having to cross Donnington Bridge road. Perhaps that was their thinking.

      • Matt August 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

        You’re correct for people leaving meadow lane and going to the tow path, but from the river to the school is what I would say is the correct direction anyway. Going south, if they don’t go to the tow path and continue then they have to cross anyway, or cycle on the wrong side against the traffic when the blocks run out.

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