Member19 February 2009 at 9:00 pm
Cycle paths throughout our Borough, or your Borough……..
What’s your opinion of them?
Good, well planned routes, removing you from the traffic, both clean and well maintained……………. 😕 😕
A badly planned path, causing you to stop at every junction and driveway, peppered with peole walking 4 abreast with extendable dog leads and covered in broken glass, bisecting run down housing estates at every oppurtunity. 😯 😯
Do they just add too much distance to your route, know what I mean?
Do you use them, dare you not use them
Member19 February 2009 at 9:32 pm
I use the cycle path out of Ingleby into Preston Farm. On the whole it is OK, the odd broken bottle occasionally but nothing too bad. It’s a much better option than the road. It can be a pita when I return home on a night though especially in the summer with people wandering about. Don’t get me started on dog walkers and kids listening to ipods!!
Once I get to Preston Farm I hop on to the road as it is just stop start due to the number of side roads.
Member19 February 2009 at 9:35 pm
well i dont use cycle paths at all
even those ones on roads
as there full of pot holes and sharocrap that gets swepped on them by cars…
Member19 February 2009 at 10:35 pm
No cycle paths around here.
However, there are a few off-road parking lanes, broken glass dumping lanes, dustbin lanes and old carpet lanes.
Strangely enough, they all seem to be classed as cycle paths! 😕
Never use them!!
Member20 February 2009 at 7:53 pm
Unfortunately, my opinion of them is pretty poor.
My 2 main gripes:
1) They increase journey time significantly because they take a longer route to get from A to B than merely following the road, and the ride is very stop/start due to the number of junctions/driveways that you are forced to stop at which you wouldn’t have to if you were on the road.
2) The majority of paths in this area seem at several points to weave their way through what can only be described as “sink” estates, and I don’t mean to be offensive to the good people that live on them, but I have been threathened with death by 5 year olds like feral animals, whose command of vulgarity stunned even me, of the Queens Own. 😳 😳 😳
Now you imagine, people not as savvy as me, on expensive bikes who may stop and remonstrate with such folk………… 🙄 🙄
Not a pretty outcome………..
Member21 February 2009 at 11:14 am
death by 5 year olds like feral animals
Ah, the proverbial ‘Psychopath on a cycle path’. 😉 😀
Member21 February 2009 at 2:28 pm
i use the ingleby cycle paths, quite regular, along with the paths sides of the tees towards the transporter,with and without my kids and i find them very good however like hugo i find people with ipods and dogs, walking in the cycle lane infuriating does any body know the law regarding pedestrians in cycle lanes?