This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 61.
A barrier on Newmarket Road near the Quy roundabout, designed to prevent motorists from driving into a ditch, presents a series of very dangerous sharp edges to the NCN51 cycle path behind it. Unlike drivers, cyclists are not protected from sharp edges by a cage of steel, and yet we find ourselves on the dangerous side of the barrier.
This problem has been apparent for some time now, and although a member of the Campaign specifically reported it to the Council nearly a month ago, no action has been taken.
The second photo shows the solution used in Kingston. The posts themselves are still a danger, so a continuous barrier like the one on the motorist’s side would be an improvement over plastic caps. What a shame that our councils don’t think we’re even worth the cheap way of hiding these sharp edges.