“Moordstrookje”

Would you believe it? The people of Flanders have a word for those cycle lanes that appeared around Cardiff during those heady Enfys days.

“Moordstrookje” is the affectionate Dutch word used to describe those slivers of cycle lane at the edge of a busy street.

Moordstrookje – literally ‘murder lane’ – refers to a bicycle lane that runs right alongside a busy street of traffic. This is the case with most bicycle lanes in urban areas.

via Flanders’ Word of the Year is moordstrookje | Flanders Today

This is one for our old post about why we don’t use the infrastructure we are given…

…because across the North Sea they are actually referred to as murder lanes. What with these and the Advanced Stop Lines shaped like lorry blind spots, it’s hard not to feel as though we’re being stitched up.

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