On your bike! Council opens cycle lane just 4m long

The 4 metre cycle lane in Chesterfield. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
The 4 metre cycle lane in Chesterfield. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A COUNCIL was under fire today after unveiling a new bike lane just four metres long.

The cycle lane was painted in Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, earlier this month and was immediately attacked by the town’s cycling community.

Bike commuter Will Jones, 22, said: “It makes the council a laughing stock really. Why on earth would anybody need a cycle lane so short? It’s stupid.”

Cyclist Lisa Jennings, 36, said: “It’s an embarrassment to the town. There are so many dangerous roads which really do need a cycle lane, but don’t.

“So to paint this pathetic little lane is just an insult to cyclist who are forced to use genuinely dangerous roads which still don’t have a cycle lane.

“The council needs to get its priorities straight.”

The council has yet to comment.