I’m not against cars, but why do they get all the funding and attention at the expense of everyone else? Not only do they take up most of the space allocated from travelling on but if you want to walk on the car it you are not allowed to until someone paints a stripy white line for you to cross on. Cars don’t need that when they want to venture onto the footpath. And if you’re on a bike, your rightful place is skirting along next to the gutter. I don’t reckon we need to look much further for proof that the street planners who preceded us were thinking mostly about cars rather than other forms of transport than these things:
Anyone who has ridden a skinny wheeled road bike through the streets of Wellington must grimace in empathetic pain when they see one of those things.