il padrone wrote:The pseudo-bike lanes* have been there for over 20 years AFAIK, long before the splitter islands were installed. Yes, they were visual narrowing devices to slow traffic speeds (50kmh residential road), but the stupid thing is all the road crap, leaves, pine-needles, branches, pine-cones etc. gathers in the bike lane. Street sweepers cannot get in there so the bike-lane conditions become hazardous. I mostly ride just to the right of the white line. Now with the traffic tables it makes the road ride a bumpy one, and at one of the narrowing points, the bike lane is restricted to <120cm, just after a bend, with close roadside bushes
* even today I don't think there is a bike sign on a pole (legal requirement), just a bike logo on the lane.
It's not a logo, it's the chalk outline of a deceased bicycle. It is meant as a warning.