Ugly roadworks

When the council (or whoever) do roadworks and have to block off lanes or roads, they tend to think about where traffic will go instead. Not for cyclists. No, you can just get off and walk. Or veer into traffic with not much warning. Almost seems like nobody who put these cones and signs up has ever ridden a bike.

Police, Camera, Action!

Those of you who have been following our ongoing campaign to develop better relations with the police and to improve their handling of incidents, will know I recently met with West Yorkshire’s Head of Road Policing, Chief Inspector Mark Bownass. You can read about this meeting here, and also the earlier discussion with the Police Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, that led to this meeting.

Wait a minute...

That looks like a half-decent cycle lane! Resonably wide, painted over the side road mouths and with a buffer zone to make it feel more comfortable!

Yep, that's cos it's not in Leeds. This is central Lancaster.