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Worcestershire County Council slammed for ‘wasting’ £10,000 on dangerous 500ft-long cycle lane


Council chiefs have been slammed for ‘wasting’ more than £10,000 of taxpayers’ cash on a 150m-long cycle lane which is littered with obstacles. 

The bike route in Worcester has been blasted by cyclists who are forced to zig-zag around numerous hazards.

Riders have to negotiate a lamppost, a tree, bins and a speed camera right through the centre of the cycle lane next to a busy main road.

It has now emerged Worcestershire County Council spent £9,195 on the lane, including £5,000 painting white lines and installing bollards. 

The cycle lane on New Road in Worcester has multiple obstacles through it including a speed camera right through the centre of the lane... with a carefully painted white line around it

The cycle lane on New Road in Worcester has multiple obstacles through it including a speed camera right through the centre of the lane… with a carefully painted white line around it

Despite attempting to encourage travellers to ditch their cars, the council have not made it easy for cyclists, who have to dodge a number of obstacles along the way into the city centre

Despite attempting to encourage travellers to ditch their cars, the council have not made it easy for cyclists, who have to dodge a number of obstacles along the way into the city centre

A further £3,000 of taxpayers’ cash was spent closing part of New Road for…



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