“Cyclists not using bike lanes”: Twitter
Laura Laker August 29 2016
Transport for London says the Daily Mail’s story, showing cyclists bypassing a set of cycle traffic lights, was inaccurate and “one-sided”, while cyclists on Twitter react brilliantly…
An article posted by the Daily Mail showing cyclists passing a short stretch of bike lane at a set of lights was inaccurate and “one-sided”, according to Transport for London as the route is not actually a cycle superhighway, and is not yet finished.
The article, which showed people bypassing the 5m filter lane onto Parliament Square, suggested the images were evidence Boris Johnson’s £50m cycle superhighway programme was a waste of money.
Meanwhile, annoyed this snippet ignores the fact at peak times some 1,200 people per hour are using the actual Cycle Superhighway routes, including families with young children, cyclists on Twitter reacted with brilliant irony, by posting pictures of other infrastructure that is sometimes not used, including roads, and tube trains after hours.
Families flock to London’s Cycle Superhighways