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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stevenage giant cycle lane creates pedestrian confusion [BBC]


Cycle lane over Fairlands Way in StevenageThe lane markings are forcing pedestrians to keep to the small walkways, resident Neil Brinkworth said
A new cycle lane that dominates a bridge in Hertfordshire is causing confusion for pedestrians who are staying on the narrow edges.
The bridge over Fairlands Way, Stevenage, was resurfaced by the county council's highways unit last month.
Resident Neil Brinkworth said he was "astonished" at the council's work, saying "it's crazy watching everybody blindly obeying the lanes".
The council said the new lines met "current codes and standards".
Mr Brinkworth, who crosses the bridge two to three times a week, said: "It's making everybody go down the edge of the bridge.

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