You’ve probably noticed that the white paint road markings around the town have been renewed over recent months. This includes at least some cycle lane markings.
But there is an exception. You may remember that, years ago, the paving slabs outside the Premier Inn were removed during some excavation work. When they were replaced, they weren’t put back in exactly the same order. As they had a cycle lane painted across them before the work started, the final result looked like a child’s puzzle; the sort of toy where small tiles have to be moved around to unjumble a picture.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the recent repainting exercise seems to have baulked at the challenge of making sense of the scrambled markings; they’re still there, with no new paint, so we can laugh at the county council’s poor performance.