Crap Cycle Paths in Rochdale – An update!
Posted by Alan P on September 21, 2012
Up in the distance you can see a plethora of blue shared space signs.
But I have no idea when the path might re-open or even why it is closed. Next time I’m in the area, I think I will lift my bike over the fence and find out why it’s closed – it’s not as if the closure sign had any helpful information.
I did pass a few other bicycle shaped objects along the open sections of the route so there is clearly a bit of demand. However just around the corner on the ‘Ashfield Lane’ loop, there were more anti-cycling gates – two within 200 metres. Given my bike won’t fit through without getting off I probably wouldn’t use this for regular commuting if I still lived in the area, too much faff. (Much easier to drive anyway!)
Would this encourage you to cycle to work, school or the shops?
Perhaps I am getting cynical in my old age, but I can’t help wondering if the designer of these paths is a regular user or even a bicycle user.