It's always good to make the best use of your shared spaces. So if you've got a nice pedestrian bridge that's nice and wide, why not PUT A BLOODY GREAT BIG FENCE ACROSS ONE END SO EVERYONE HAS TO GET THROUGH A THREE FOOT GAP?
Honestly, what is the point of this? There were bollards there to stop cars anyway, it won't stop the motorbikes that cut through (which aren't a danger because they always seem to be careful and the path is the width of a road) and it'll just make conflicts where before there were none.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. It's enough to make me want to fire up the angle grinder and dig out the hacksaw.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.