Leeds Cycle Superhighway Greenlit

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I'm taking it at face value the money is being spent appropriately.

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would the millions of pounds being spent on these cycleways be better used to fill all the pot holes sunken trenches and grates.to benefit all road users and the 99.9% of cyclists who dont use these routes?

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This sign caught my eye today (May 26 2016). It is at the Kirkgate/New Market Street junction and is presumably to do with the cycle highway that is being built. Despite passing the site fairly often I have never noticed the sign before but I have now found that it is seen on the current Google Street View (dated 2016) so it may have been up some time, but I thought I would still mention it. The first photo shows the sign and its location and the second photo is a close-up of the sign.

It was not until I downloaded the second photo that I saw the "Has No Scrap Value" wording on the back of the other sign (on its front it states the same directions). I assume the wording does not refer to the cycle highway ;).
Cycle highway sign (?) on  Kirkgate/New Market Street (taken May 26 2016).
Cycle highway sign (?) on Kirkgate/New Market Street (taken May 26 2016).
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Cycle highway sign (?) at Kirkgate/New Market Street (taken May 26 2016).
Cycle highway sign (?) at Kirkgate/New Market Street (taken May 26 2016).
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driving on elland by pass there is a cyclist on the road despite a dedicated cycle lane built at great expense?????

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Not as perverse as the cyclists I regularly encounter riding on the footway (illegally) where there is a new cycle track available.

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never under estimate the stupidity of some people!

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I think the Cycle Superhighway was a total complete waste of money and caused massive hold ups to everyone during the building. Only very rarely have I seen a cyclist actually using it and many still use the road or footpath. It would have been much cheaper to have given every cyclist in Leeds a free bus pass.

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..and the bit they recently completed outside ASDA York Road is now being dug completely back up again, to lay pipes - you really couldn't make it up. I have though, yet to see any cyclist actually using any of it so probably no great inconvenience.

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Ive never seen a cyclist using it....
Come on Leeds United!

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The 'Bradford Southern entrance' part of this cycleway sign on Water Lane being so near to the 'Leeds Station Southern Entrance' amused me when I spotted it on December 19 2017. I did not follow the direction indicated but I assume it will lead to the path by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal that is near by. These are 2 photos that I took of the sign.
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