Norwich cycling path branded "meme for inept design"

A cycle path in Norwich has been described as “a meme for inept design” and “a national laughing stock.”

The cycle path includes cobblestones and tree pits which narrow the space for cyclists to less than 45cm (18ins) at points.

"This is in a very high profile place and has the potential to become a defining meme for inept design," said Richard Bearman, a spokesperson for Norwich Cycling Campaign.

"Spending thousands of pounds of public money on unusable facilities will make the city council and our fine city a national laughing stock."

This is in a very high profile place and has the potential to become a defining meme for inept design.

The track, which is yet to be completed, is part of £2.6m upgrade programme with the majority of the funding being provided by central government.

"Comments are being passed on a scheme which is still under construction," said a spokesperson for Transport for Norwich.

"The trees are at the edge of an extended pavement which will be levelled off providing a much wider area for cycling and the designs which were consulted on widely have passed all necessary safety checks."

(image: Norwich Cycling Campaign)

Community comments

Latest News

Recycled plastic and rattan used for sustainable furniture

Posted 06.12.2019 by Dan Robinson

Danish designers Mater have unveiled their latest sustainable furniture

New York takes steps to combat climate control

Posted 03.12.2019 by Dan Robinson

The City of New York have introduced a bill to examine the sustainability of buildings

Air Co unveil world's first carbon-negative vodka

Posted 22.11.2019 by Dan Robinson

carbon-negative vodka

The world's first carbon-negative vodka has been developed

CloseClose