Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

February 9, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Right-hand man: Roche dedicated to putting Porte into Tour de France yellow; Sexism and abuse in women’s cycling: A dozen pros share their experiences, anonymously; British Cycling review report delayed over legalities; Keagan Girdlestone competes in first race since crash; Meeusen feeling left out by Team, Nys; Bruyneel responds to 60 Minutes report on motor doping; New Energy Tour set to replace World Ports Classic; Speed bumps placed in cycle lane to ‘protect’ cyclists; Cancellara’s final Flanders bike sells for €16,100; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour teaser; WeLeaf:The first 4,000 kilometers; When dodgy former Olympic doctors have to find a new gig.

Speed bumps placed in cycle lane to ‘protect’ cyclists

by CyclingTips

In a possible case of the best intentions going awry, a local council near Paris installed speed bumps in cycle lanes, frustrating cyclists trying to use the lanes.

The speed bumps, each 10 centimetres high, were installed to discourage motorists who would use the lane to get around stopped buses. In on incident a cyclist was struck by a driver on the cycle path.

“At a public meeting last year, the deputy mayor talked about setting up small studs but not such speed bumps. This condemns the cycle path,” local resident Madame Leteignier said.

As an unintended outcome, cyclists are now likely to ride on the walking path to avoid the bumps, posing a danger to pedestrians.

“It’s really weird,” a local cyclist said. “We can’t ride along [the lane] on the bike, so we’re forced to ride in the way of pedestrians, or otherwise on the road.”

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