Three cheers for the Royal Parks — they’ve created a cyclist diversion route while ‘roadworks’ go ahead


Someone at the Royal Parks deserves a pat on the back. Instead of sticking up a sign saying "CYCLISTS DISMOUNT" — as most are wont to do when construction works affect a cycle path — a diversion route for cyclists has been put in place while work goes ahead on the main cycle route through Hyde Park. I found the diversion well signposted and easy to follow — and I didn't even have to get off my bike to negotiate any unfamiliar terrain.

If only more organisations would take the Royal Park's lead and treat cyclists, especially those who commute on a regular basis, with as much respect as they treat motorists. You'd never see a sign on a major arterial route telling motorists to GET OUT OF YOUR CAR — which effectively means abandon your vehicle because you can't possibly get through here right now — because of roadworks, would you? And yet that's usually what us cyclists have to contend with…


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