Road to nowhere…

This post on Grant’s Bike Blog shows the new bike tunnel(ization) that the EU paid for through Vitkov, which will be a nice token gesture if it’s ever actually opened, but Prague is still light years from being a bike friendly city. Instead, we get Mayor Bem posing without his training wheels in front of an essentially wasteful project and the typical Svejkitude when it comes to actual infrastructure improvement. On the way to pick up lunch today, I noticed the new intersection down at the far end of the Holesovice railway station (the intersection of Vrbenskeho and Partyzanska). Sparking new roads with actual reflective paint, brilliant new red and white handrails just waiting for “Sex Party” stickers, formidable curbs… all blocking the designated cycle route. The red bike lanes are painted onto the street, running right into a 12 inch high curb and pedestrian guard rail on both sides of the crossing. Really brilliant, Honza, thanks! Pictures of this new stupidity will follow as soon as I can get out there with my camera. Maybe we ought to get our hacksaws out and fix the problem grassroots style…


2 Responses to “Road to nowhere…”

  1. 1 Rob May 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Svejkitude! Great one.

  2. 2 Dula June 1, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Yes, I ride through that place really often, that “cycle path” paint is just a waste of money.. like in other parts of Prague as well..

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