Hadley: “The worst anti-cycling barrier I’ve ever seen”

Hadley: “The worst anti-cycling barrier I’ve ever seen”

Phil Jones was cycling through Telford on National Cycle Route 81 when he came across this barrier on the Hadley bridge.

“Those sharp corners are about at eye height on a road bike and approached around a bend on a down slope.”

The unmarked barriers were likened by one commeter as ‘Something from Omaha Beach’

The barriers force cyclists to dismount before carrying on their journey.

Pics courtesy: Phil Jones & Segey Brin/Larry Page.


17 thoughts on “Hadley: “The worst anti-cycling barrier I’ve ever seen”

  • August 26, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    hang on, doesnt that make them a great anti-cycling barrier? he hated them, and had to get off his bike! job done.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    also, I’ve biked across that bridge many times, you can get through them without dismounting a piece of piss. sounds like he a. doesnt know how to ride properly, and B, doesn’t understand the point of an anti-cycling barrier.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    if barriers like these are to slow a cyclist down while in relatively safety, fair enough. but these are a death trap. and for a council that’s trying to promote cycling in general, this isn’t helping one bit. letter to the council me thinks.. before some’s seriously hurt because of them..

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    The idea of them is you have to slow down to protect pedestrians so job done

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    I think there are signs asking cyclists to dismount before going over the footbridge. If I’m right then he shouldn’t be riding there anyway

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    I thought these were to stop neanderthals thrashing round on uninsured untaxed illegal scooters and quads etc?..

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    As if any cyclists use the bridge, you all just ride 2 or 3 wide down the road and piss everyone off I thought

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Those barriers have been there for years they’re there to prevent cyclist from cycling across the bridge and endangering pedestrians that are using it

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    • August 29, 2019 at 11:23 am
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      He should wear a helmet when walking through the barrier

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  • August 28, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    STiLl DOesNT pRoMo… Aaaah shut up. Ride on the road or walk over the bridge.

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  • November 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    Good luck getting through that with a kiddy trailer or disability bike, and it must be difficult with a wheelchair as well. It can’t be compliant with accessibility requirements at all, surely?

    I don’t see the point of barriers like that at all. Far more dangerous use of vehicles happens on the road but we don’t litter roads with giant metal barriers that make it dangerous, difficult or impossible to get past.

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