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glasgow, cycling infrastructure, rant 

One thing that annoys me about the bike lane coverage in Glasgow is that vehicles can use "shared bicycle lanes" (aka bicycle lanes with dashed lines, see picture) for loading/unloading. This is not at all welcoming to newer cyclists, and should not be marked as a bicycle lane.

For the record, since people will mention this, I'm not saying that the truck shouldn't be able to unload. I'm saying that this is not a bicycle lane. This does not count as cycling infrastructure. The council should either do it properly, or not do it all.

This half-way nonsense is just going to deter potential cyclists who will see a "bicycle lane" on their map, but then try to use it, be forced out into traffic in an intersection, and swear off cycling as it's scary and dangerous.

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