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“Successful” cycle scheme prompts mirth by baffled cyclists

"Successful" cycle scheme prompts mirth by baffled cyclists

Twitter erupts in mirth and confusion as engineering company brands cycle route entirely blocked by barrier "successful"… Twitter can be a harsh proving ground for any company – not least for all things cycling – the Niceway Code being a recent example.

So when AG Wilson Engineering posted a picture of what it called another “successful” greenway in Northern Ireland, with a barrier entirely blocking it, the results were, perhaps, predictable.

Perplexed cyclists jumped in to ask how to use the path, which is blocked by a long metal gate, with a chicane barrier to one side.

The company tweeted: “AG Wilson successfully delivered another greenway project in Railway park Dungannon”.

Many questioned how the greenway constituted a success given the apparent access issues, and say the large barrier and chicane combination make the route inaccessible for those on non-standard bikes including disability bikes, cargo bikes, tandems and tagalongs.

Some wondered who the scheme was actually designed for, and whether there had been a mistake. It is unclear if AG Wilson is responsible for the gate itself.There was sarcasm aplenty.Before people started to get creative with possible solutions, including developing Danny Mackaskill-level stunt skills.Something some brave souls suggested they’d try it out, with […]

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