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 […]