Chorlton cycle lane driving people mad... because it's 'wonky'
People in Chorlton have been driven wild by a 'wonky' cycle lane. It was completed as part of a huge £13.4m roads project.
The newly-finished cycle way, on Barlow Moor Road, has been ridiculed on social media after a picture was posted showing dividing lines finished unevenly along the busy road.
The works form as part of the Manchester to Chorlton Cycle Way, a series of major road works commissioned by Manchester council to fit the area into the city-region's Bee Network.
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The scheme is made up of more than 1,800 miles of routes encouraging safe cycling and walking, as well as 400 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes. However, the newly completed cycle lane has been dubbed 'a waste of money' and a product of 'dreadful workmanship'.
Locals have already spoken out about the disruption the work has caused, with the construction causing major traffic congestion and frustrated business owners expressing concern about a reduction in footfall.
Last December, eatery Mary and Archie, on Manchester Road, said they had seen a 'significant drop' in trade amid the ongoing works.
They wrote: "We ask our lovely customers and followers to please not be put off by the mess of the roads/pavements. We are still accessible and ready to welcome as usual. We have understandably noticed a significant drop in trade while this has been going on and are grateful to all those that are still visiting."
Manchester City Council previously said they 'entirely appreciated' how 'stressful major infrastructure works are' and that the works were on course to be completed by the end of this year following a few set backs.
Reacting to the cycle lane on Barlow Moor Road, one person