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Tilikum, a Metaphor

Subscriber Post by ahpook on November 10th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Just follow the arrow... BOOM.

I stopped and captured this the other night on my way home. To me it just encapsulates everything wrong with the new facilities in one potent metaphor. As Paul Souders said, “assume the bike facilities are steering you AWAY from a good path”.

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You’d think that plain old common sense would have dictated SOME other approach to signage (and barrier placement). But no.

El Biciclero
El Biciclero

Upside-down, backwards, and into a post. Perfect.

El Biciclero
El Biciclero

…put a couple of stumpy bollards on either side of the existing one, and that’s what it feels like sometimes.


Those bike stencils feature an up/down arrow on both sides, right down the middle of the path. So, if you’re riding a bike, make sure you ride exactly in the middle at all times, even if it means smacking head-first into someone riding a bike in the other direction.


Please tweet this image trimet, commissioner novick, and pbot.