A reader spotted this cycle track measuring in at 940mm wide to the white line. Is this Ireland’s narrowest off-road cycle track?
The narrow cycle track is on a regional road alongside a new residential development on the outskirts of Macroom, Co Cork. It’s in the outbound direction only, towards the town’s new bypass and the countryside beyond it.
And what exactly is the point of it? It starts in foreground of the image below and ends in the background with a yield symbol?
For a cycle track level with the footpath, it strangely has bollards protecting it:
As it ends, it narrows in even further:
It ends with high walls which block visibility at this entrance to new housing estate:
It’s not clear if people cycling are expected to jump out onto the road here or cycle along the footpath to the very set back pedestrian crossing point (marked with yellow arrows(“):
You can look at it in all if its wonder on Google Street View.