Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shortcut blocked

The shortest bicycle path between Den Haag and Leiden (along the train tracks) is open.

Construction appears to be finished and there is now a nice wide and smooth path for most of the distance... but they also installed a barrier to keep cyclists from taking a common shortcut.



Why did they put up a fence instead of building a path where people wanted it?



Some of the other construction strategems showed an impatience/anger with cyclists, so is this the end result? Is it private property?

From above with google earth- the angle for turning is very tight... that's why people don't like to do it.




But don't worry, at least they didn't alter or remove the local art.

4 comments:

  1. Not familiar with the exact situation there but Google Maps suggests that we are talking private property here, so yes, keeping cyclists out of your backyard isn't all that uncommon. I have the same situation here, 200 meters from home, where cyclists used to cut through the tip of a garden at the end of a very short cul-de-sac. This has now firmly been fenced off. How far is 200 meters on a bicycle? Lazy bastards :-).

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  2. Very OT: Combat gnomes
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8701814/Pictures-of-the-day-15-August-2011.html?image=2

    :-)

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  3. Ha ha! Not so OT, really. Thanks :)

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  4. Wow that is a small drawing of a weenie.

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