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Commuter hits out at 'dangerous' bike lane that lets vans drive towards cyclists

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A cyclist has slammed the council for ‘installing unsafe infrastructure’ and says a Deansgate delivery bay leads to vans driving head on towards bikes in their protected lane.

Dominic Parry commutes on his bike to the city centre from Prestwich. His route takes him through Deansgate, which has undergone a radical transformation since the Covid-19 pandemic, with segregated bike lanes being installed.

Initially, these lanes were protected by plastic barriers, but since June ‘interim’ measures have been fixed in place , with more permanent bollards installed.

However, as this bike lane provides access for a delivery bay and is only wide enough for vans to drive up, Mr Parry says cyclists have nowhere to go. READ MORE : Former teacher, 35, died after going to A&E twenty eight times in six months “It’s dangerous, it’s more dangerous than not having the barriers there,” the 47-year-old 3D construction modeller told the Manchester Evening News . “There could be a van parked in the delivery bay that tries to set off and it’s coming straight towards you.

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