This week something great happened. A gob somewhere said something and a bunch of gobs elsewhere did stuff as a result. Action happened! And Bike Gob hopes that it will have added to the growing shouts that things have to get better.
On Monday, Helmet 'Cam'paigner Magnatom mused on twitter "Hmm. I think we need a 'Glasgow Cycle Infrastructure Day'. One day when everyone takes videos, photos etc of crap Glasgow lanes. Hmm....." Other gobs said yeah, Bike Gob said let's do it, Magnatom said Thursday, Bike Gob said do a hashtag, Magnatom said he'd write a blog, and on Thursday, gobs all around Glasgow fecking well did it. A massive picture of the pitfalls of our award winning cycling infrastructure was created for us to prove to the power gobs that they need to pull their fingers out before that cycling award they seem so proud of can be deserved.
Bike Gob has a recap of the day's evidence gathered for you here and will illustrate it in the form of a three of a kind bingo game inspired by the response to this:
So, pull up your chairs, lend us Ethels Ear, and watch for a prize bunch of monkeys on the tree - unlucky for some (in the council) - it's time for Bike Gob's, #glasgowcycleinfraday Bingo.
Snakes Alive - Obstacle Course - BINGO!
Often Been Kissed - No Maintenence - BINGO!
God's In Heaven - Cycle Here - BINGO!
Jump and Jive - Door Zone - BINGO!
Rise and Shine - Lack of Signs - BINGO!
Duck and Dive - Potholes - BINGO!
Droopy Drawers - No Infrastructure - BINGO!
Down on Your Knees - Untreated Ice - BINGO!
Two Fat Ladies - No Space - BINGO!
Up to Tricks - Lane Parking - BINGO!
Goodness Me - Debris - BINGO!
End of the Line - Poor Design - BINGO!
Bingo's all round. Hopefully following this, next year we will find it much harder to find examples. PLEASE MAKE THAT YOUR MISSION COUNCIL GOBS! But in the mean time, here is a picture of that annoying thistle Clyde with Glasgow's Cycling Award on Glasgow's "Paris-Roubaix section" to keep you angrily spurred into action.