‘It’s wide enough for a fat cat to waddle down and get tired before reaching the end’: Bungling contractors paint cycle lane onto road… and it’s only 30 feet long
- Bungling contractors were reinstating a road surface in Kensal Rise, London
- The area had been dug up for emergency work on underground services
- The green cycle lane has two yellow lines through it and is 30 feet long
- Brent Council admitted its contractors made a mistake when painting the road
Passers-by were left bemused after spotting a new cycle lane in a street – because it was just 30-feet long.
The very short new addition – mistakenly painted on by Brent Council contractors – has been mocked for its bizarre placing and size.
Damiano di Cere tweeted a picture of the strange sighting in north west London, saying the ‘fantastic new cycle lane’ was ‘wide enough for a fat cat to waddle down it and get tired before reaching the end’.
Bungling workers have marked out a 30-foot cycle lane on a busy road in north west London
The cycle lane was installed on Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise during resurfacing works
A bicycle is able to traverse the entire cycle lane in a matter of seconds
He said: ‘Fantastic new cycle lane on Chamberlayne Road leading up to Kensal Rise.
‘It’s well connected (to the pavement) and wide (enough for a fat cat to waddle down it and get tired before reaching the end).’
The average length of an adult bicycle is 62 inches – about a fifth of the entire cycle lane.
Brent council said it was mistakenly painted on by contractors who have been working to restore and update the gas mains along the road.
A spokesman described it as a ‘genuine mistake.’
They added: ‘The utility contractor working in that area has incorrectly marked and incorrectly curtailed the cycle lane and we have asked them to rectify this as soon as possible.’
Brent Council admitted their contractor made a mistake when reinstating the road
Brent Council confirmed the contractor will return it to its normal state