I my last post I gave a few thoughts on the “Quality Bike Corridor” in Edinburgh, but I forgot to add any images. So here are a few, just count the number of parked cars…
Note the way the cycle lane takes cyclists around the outside of the parked cars and down the left side of queuing traffic which may turn left at the lights. There is no way this can be considered to be best practice.
Note that only two of the motor vehicles shown above are parked legally, the one in the first picture and the yellow car.
The Quality Bike Corridor (QBiC) does have a 20mph speed limit along only a short section:
It is worth noting that at the northern end of the 20 mph zone stops short of an existing accident black sport, so not the best place to encourage drivers to accelerate.
Yet the roads with the highest rates of Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) are not given 20mph speed limits:
From ITO road casualties UK.