Wednesday 6 August 2008

Traffic Calming bicycles

Here are the two range rovers of Montpelier, using the other side of the only bit of Montpelier where there is room for them.

The black one is parked on a double yellow line and half way onto the pavement. Normally this would be considered somewhat naughty, but here they are forcing bikes to zig-zag across the bike only cross, and so approach Picton street at a safer speed and angle, as these bikes are doing.

That's why residents cars are such a valuable contribution to the city: our cars provide traffic calming that the city lacks. Who knows how fast these bikes would hit a busy street were it not for this selfless contribution?

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