Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wednesday 26/08

Cooler today, but still a lovely morning for a ride in.

A word about the construction work in progress to build the T3 tram route around Paris

While this may (or may not) be a good idea, the work is being carried out with no regard whatsoever for the urban cyclist. Minimal or incorrect roadsigns, cycle lanes which are no longer accessible or usable, cycle tracks which end in a set of stairs ! ridiculous diverted routes..these are just some of the nuisances we have to put up with for the tram rider of tomorrow.

And finally an article from the Parisian which dispels some of the myths about cycling and safety.

1 comment:

Gavin said...

I'm not able to comment on the trams from a cyclists' perspective, but trams everywhere have their dangers. I was almost ploughed down in Prague one year, and thought the trams in Manchester were a potential hazard - a google search shows at least two accidental deaths by Manchester trams.
I very rarely need, or take the Paris tramline, but I do see it in a positive light. I'm sure the Parisian drivers are of greater concerns to cyclists - at least a tram is fixed to a track.