It would be hard to make this up

From the Daily Telegraph:

Users of a new £100,000 cycle path are being warned to dismount because part of it is too narrow.

North Yorkshire county council used money from a Government fund to encourage environmental transport to refurbish the scenic route near to where Captain Cook embarked on his voyages.

Workers spent two months resurfacing the footpath to encourage cyclists to use it as well as pedestrians. But weeks after its completion, signs have been put up along a 200-yard stretch asking riders to dismount for safety reasons.

I still live in a dream world where polititians will finally realise that bike lanes and paths are not the answer. Done properly they are prohibitively expensive to install and maintain. Done badly they are dangerous and impractical. The safest best place for cyclists is on the road.

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