Reckon the cycle lanes near you are bad? Have a look at these stunners. One path in Kent wants you to slalom around traffic bollards, another in Swindon thinks the best way to filter into the road is over a parked car, and in Poole, Dorset you probably want a swim after all that cycling.
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They’ve been pulled together for a new book called Crapper Cycle Lanes, which is being produced in association with the Warrington Cycle Campaign. This group campaigns for better infrastructure in their local town, and ten years ago they put out a book called 'Crap Cycle Lanes'.
For this edition, readers will find the practicality, difficulty and danger levels of 50 offending cycle paths rated, and a sentence is recommended for the offending council, ranging from a ‘Caution' through to an ‘ASBO,’ and up to ‘Regime Change’ for the worst councils. Ouch.
Crapper Cycle Lanes costs £7.99 (international pricing unavailable) and is published by Eye Books. It’s available from Amazon and all good bookshops. The photos above were collected for the book by the Warrington Cycle Campaign.