I totally miss-reas that. I read it as dismount and then use (as in ride on) the footpath.
That really does my head in, its happened a few times near my work (not the way I cycle in thankfully). I mean as if your going to walk, don't see them asking car drivers or motorcyclists to push their vehicle round the works.
That made me laugh the idea of car drivers trying to push their cars round!The sign really annoys me as car drivers will see it and then assume we shouldn't be there!Needless to say I didn't dismount and walk when I rode that way the other day!
Good points - yes, surely that kind of sign is misleading? There's still one lane in use, which road users should be sharing. The Highway Code (just googled it, never read it before!) no 63 states "Use of cycle lanes is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills, but they can make your journey safer." So if the lane is out of use, we are still allowed to share the rest of the road with them?? And rule 288 on roadworks: "take extra care near cyclists and motorcyclists as they are vulnerable to skidding on grit, mud or other debris at road works."Ooh, I've gone off on one! Would be interested in clarification.
Good on you.I'd've gone one further and nicked the sign and stuck it on the back of my back and wrote a big swear across it.
There's roadworks like that near me Trio. It's pathetic. There's clearly enough room for you to move along safely. Big fat cats in their suits have their tuppence-worth for those signs to go up. There's just no need whatsoever!
Yeah I saw that one the other day - as I rode passed :-) Should just be a "cycle lane suspended" sign, as you say some numpty will think it means bikes aren't allowed on that section of road at all.