Given the fuss that has been made this week over ripping up streets to build separated bike lanes, I thought I'd show why in some locations, cars need to be separated from bikes by a concrete island - and not just a bit of green paint.
The idiot in the 4WD went round the roundabout too fast and went right into the bike lane. If there had been a cyclist there, they would have been toast. We cyclists don't want separate bike lanes because we are road hogs - we need them because a certain percentage of motorists are absolute numbskulls and are out to kill us. Not deliberately, just through sheer stupidity, arrogance, aggression and inattention. Still, it doesn't matter what is going through the motorists thick skull when their front bumper goes through your ribcage - the outcome is the same.