What’s Wrong With These Pictures? Bicylce Lane Blockages

I’ve been frustrated on a number of occasions when I approach construction zones on my bicycle. The necessary warning signs are often placed unnecessarily in the bicycle lane. This forces me to merge with motor vehicle traffic in already constricted circumstances. A better solution might be to put the signs on the grassy boulevard that is usually not used for travelling. Here’s a random sample of some of my photo collection from the past year.

Esquimalt Road at Harbour Road, April 18, 2012

Esquimalt Road at Harbour Road, April 18, 2012.

Craigflower Road near Pine Street, April 19, 2012

Craigflower Road near Pine Street, April 19, 2012. This was a particularly confusing section of road for both cyclists and motorists, because several bike lanes had been painted on, gradually worn off and been replaced as the road, boulevards and sidewalks had been reconstructed after water main installation.

Gorge Road at Dysart Road, May 1, 2013

Gorge Road at Dysart Road, May 1, 2013

Burnside Road near Tillicum Centre Parking Lot Entrance, May 3, 2013

Burnside Road near Tillicum Centre Parking Lot Entrance, May 3, 2013. A few moments after I took this photo, a runner came towards me, weaved through the warning pilons to use the sidewalk, and then tripped on the curb while trying to make her way around the “Construction” sign in the foreground. She didn’t appear to be hurt, but this demonstrates the danger to pedestrians of this kind of set-up.

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2 Responses to What’s Wrong With These Pictures? Bicylce Lane Blockages

  1. gjdavis2013 says:

    The people placing the signs aren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree. There should be a course…

  2. Good for you taking pictures. This sort of thing drives me mad.

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