Jack SextyApril 26 2018
The alleged lack of infrastructure for cycling and pedestrians in Bristol has led one presumably fed up cyclist to set up a Twitter account highlighting the issue.
Like oil and water, cyclists and pedestrians shouldn’t mix, both punished to favour car centric culture. Bristol’s cycling infrastructure is the result of bad planning, illogically disjointed schemes designed purely for show rather than practicality. #bristol (link is external) #shitfrastructure (link is external)
— Bristol Shit Cycling Infrastructure (@shitfrastructur) April 17, 2018 (link is external)
Bristol Shit Cycling Infrastructure, with the Twitter handle @shitfrastructure, has been posting frequent photos and retweeting others to show examples of badly planned cycle lanes and motorists blocking the paths. The account admin describes the page as “a showcase of terribly shit cycling & pedestrian infrastructure (abused by motorists) in the city of Bristol, once (allegedly) the UK cycling capital.”
New public realm in the centre next to the cenotaph. Pedestrians on the cycle path that is not clearly marked. Cyclist pushed onto pedestrian area. A complete failure. #bristol (link is external) #shitfrastructure (link is external) pic.twitter.com/uYghEhO09z (link is external)
— Bristol Shit Cycling Infrastructure (@shitfrastructur) April 19, 2018 (link is external)
Another day another lorry parked in the cycle lanes on Baldwin Street. 8.45 this morning. pic.twitter.com/sB6bx6tkR5 (link is external)
— Chris Percival (@sprintstar) April 24, 2018 (link is external)
Numerous posts show vehicles, often delivery vans, blocking access for cyclists and pedestrians, such as the example on Baldwin Street above. And another post (below) shows that the council’s solution was to place a concrete block on the Baldwin Street cycle path in question to deter lorries parking on it, leading to further Twitter derision.