Euan wrote: jvb wrote: Euan wrote:
Off road two-way cycle paths stink. They are an absolute abomination.
I think they are worth trying, for reasons already stated.
If built like in the diagram above, they are a recipe for disaster.
If built like in the photo below, they can succeed. Note the absence of give-way markings on the road.
I have no evidence, just this quote from fietsberaad.nl:
"In order to draw the attention of traffic in the side streets to the two-way bike path, extra markings have been provided. In addition to axial markings, arrow and bicycle markings have been deployed. No placement of signs has occurred. Since these adjustments no accidents have occurred. It is hard to judge whether this is due to the adjustments. From 1998 (in the old situation) no accidents have been recorded anyhow."
And my own experience on these bicycle paths.
I agree that two way paths are not preferred, I am just showing an example of one that is built properly as opposed to the one in the diagram.