I don't deny that they exist (I've seen them on the promenade in New Brighton), but I think they are the exception rather than the rule. I'll photo some where you have to give way to side roads on the Taff Trail if you want.
when every cyclist says that cycle path son pavements are not practical, why do so many no cycleists seem to tihnk there is an easy way round? Buying a hybrid and using a bell wont help you, theres still crubs, and you sitll have to watch for traffic, fact is if i want to cruise at 20mph well if im going on the pavement i have to half my average speed.
Why is it that cyclists won't travel on a pavement cycle path because they get inconvenienced by slower pedestrians, but its completely acceptable to inconvenience car drivers by driving on the road? I don't quite understand that attitude. A cyclist is allowed to travel at their maximum speed, but a car may not travel at the speed limit?
ie why don't bikes fly and not get in anyone's way?
So some cyclists dont cycle on well made cycle paths? No [I can avoid the filter, I think I am clever]. Some car drivers dont indicate at junction. Some people dont say thank you at supermarkets. Some people rape little children. So whats that got to do with the cyclists that do obey the rules?
I usually use cycle paths where possible but don't have a problem with cyclists on the road - it only takes a bit of patience and higher levels of observations for a few seconds. However, in Manchester, on Oxford road going out of Manchester, just after Manc Vic, there is a cycle path that requires you to come off the main road, cut across the road using like a lay-by, ride through hundreds of students in a sort of shopping precinct area, cross over a busy side road and the Manchester Museum or whatever it is and then go through a park with more potholes than I care to remember. All this for about 150m of road! I time it once, just cycling on the road normally took me one third of the time compared with faffing about with all that! After you have used the path you then have to cross back over and rejoin the normal road through Rusholme.
Well done whoever thought that that was a useful idea. I bet it cost 10k+ to do it and few people use it as it's counter-productive.
'I have been fined for excessive speeding on my bike on a cycle lane, was doing 35mph on the cycle lane in a 30 limit for the road'.
How did you know you were speeding? I dont use a speedo so how could i be fined for travelling too fast when i dont know the speed?