Council blasted for ‘pointless’ cycle lane

A council has been criticised for introducing the UK’s “most pointless cycle lane”.


Nottinghamshire County Council have installed the 10-foot lane on a roundabout in the town of Stapleford but it only takes a couple of seconds to ride, which has prompted many locals to suggest that the lane is a waste of time and money.

Simon Lafferty, who cycles through the town on his way to work, said: “It has got to be the most pointless cycle lane in the UK. You’re on it for two seconds, if that, and then there’s no continuation of it anywhere nearby.

“I thought cycle lanes were supposed to make travel safer but what’s the point of one where you’re back among traffic on the main road before you can blink?

“I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. That lane is doing nothing to encourage people to get on their bikes.

“I obviously welcome cycle lanes as long as it’s done properly. But this is just comical really and a crazy waste of taxpayers’ cash.”


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