22 Ridiculous London Cycle Lanes That Hate Cyclists

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Most of London is badly designed for cycling, but these bike routes stand out as being utterly horrible to ride. Or just plain ridiculous.

1. If you cycle in London, you’ll know the capital’s bike lanes can leave a lot to be desired.

aviewoflondon @sw19cam

Yesterday's Cycle Superhighway Canal…and….

4. In London, bike lanes can also double has a handy parking space for cars.

Mark Treasure @AsEasyAsRiding

Why 'segregation-lite' should only really be a temporary step towards 'segregation proper' pic by @Adh1907

8. When those designers aren’t actively putting things in your way, that is.

Two Wheels Good blog @TwoWheelsGoodUK

Embarrassing cycle infrastructure @BikemindedRBKC Could you sort this out please? https://t.co/J7dyVXxknk

10. They give with one hand, and take away with the other.

Hackney Cyclist @Hackneycyclist

It's like they've actually tried to make cycling in the Olympic Park as shit as possible

17. Some designers seem to think blue paint will magically keep cyclists safe.

Some designers seem to think blue paint will magically keep cyclists safe.

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Like this paint at Aldgate.

18. Sometimes they won’t even shell out for the blue stuff. This one’s under a taxi.

Sometimes they won't even shell out for the blue stuff. This one's under a taxi.

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19. It often feels like the people designing these things have never ridden a bike before.

Schr཭inger's Cat @AlternativeDfT

Cycle route, UK-style. I'd say this has been well and truly cycle-proofed:

21. Some lanes are so baffling you need an instruction booklet to make sense of them.

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