Crap Cycling & Walking in Manchester

I have recently been reading the blog Crap Cycling & Walking in Waltham Forest, now on my blogroll.  It has made me realise how much I have been conditioned to accept the relentless prioritising of motorised traffic and traffic flow above all else, even human life.  I am beginning to see how often I am marginalised and inconvenienced by this both on and off the bike everyday.  In honour of this eye-opening blog, and for your enjoyment I have decided to photograph some inconsiderate road users:

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Inconsiderate and illegal parking on double yellow lines and over dropped kerb on Ackers Street, next to the Stopford Building of the University of Manchester.

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Inconsiderate and illegal parking of a motorised scooter on the pavement in the bike parking facilities at Spinningfields, off of Deansgate.

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Yet more inconsiderate and illegal motorcycle parking in the same bike parking facilities.

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And finally yet more of the same, this time at the oddly placed bike parking facilities outside of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Aytoun Street building.  I also saw, but did not have chance to photograph a police car doing an illegal left turn at the end of Aytoun Street onto Portland Street, blowing through a pedestrian crossing on green.  Inspiring behaviour from those who are meant to protect us from being killed by others doing such manoeuvres.

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2 thoughts on “Crap Cycling & Walking in Manchester

  1. What I like about the Waltham blog is that it uses great doses of sarcasm & wit, but underneath is a great fat layer of truth – quoting yerself, "…how much I have been conditioned to accept the relentless prioritising of motorised traffic and traffic flow above all else, even human life.It's good to laugh in the face of what is a pretty baaad situation – lets just hope by raising some awareness it gets better ;>)

  2. Thats the idea. I do worry a bit about putting off prospective cyclists with this kind of post, but someone with the power to make things better may stumble upon this sort of post too, making it worth increasing awareness of that which is crap.

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