Lethal Superhighway Design

Gaz545 – who also blogs at Croydon Cyclist – has recently posted this excellent video, showing a particularly poorly thought-through section of ‘Superhighway’.

Notice how the blue paint encourages cyclists to progress down the side of vehicles, at a point where the lane narrows, and a pavement build-out encroaches from the left. It’s potentially lethal.

The dashed line bordering the ‘Superhighway’ disappears at the danger point, so the people who designed this ‘facility’ are obviously aware that there is a problem here – unfortunately, simply removing that dashed line is a totally superficial and inadequate ‘solution’ to a serious accident risk.

Not good enough.

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