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Bristol's poor cycling infrastructure now has its own Twitter account

The anonymous "Bristol S**t Cycling Infrastructure' Twitter page has been sharing photographic evidence of poor cycling provisions and abuse of cycle lanes by motor vehicles from around the city ...

The alleged lack of infrastructure for cycling and pedestrians in Bristol has led one presumably fed up cyclist to set up a Twitter account highlighting the issue.    

Bristol Shit Cycling Infrastructure, with the Twitter handle @shitfrastructure, has been posting frequent photos and retweeting others to show examples of badly planned cycle lanes and motorists blocking the paths. The account admin describes the page as "a showcase of terribly shit cycling & pedestrian infrastructure (abused by motorists) in the city of Bristol, once (allegedly) the UK cycling capital." 


Numerous posts show vehicles, often delivery vans, blocking access for cyclists and pedestrians, such as the example on Baldwin Street above. And another post (below) shows that the council's solution was to place a concrete block on the Baldwin Street cycle path in question to deter lorries parking on it, leading to further Twitter derision. 

The page didn't go unnoticed on's forum, and it's just the latest in a line of numerous social media pages, blogs and even books dedicated to poor cycling infrastructure around the UK; one of the best examples being the long-running website Warrington Cycle Campaign, which has been posting monthly examples of bad bike lanes nationwide since 2001. 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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