Malta’s cycling community took a critical jab at the new Mgarr bypass bike lanes which were recently unveiled.
The bypass still requires more work and is not fully complete, but lane segregation for bike lanes was not included for the finished areas. NGO Rota.mt posted to Facebook, expressing its disappointment with the new renovation.
‘This road was already poorly designed and has seen a number of car accidents over the years, including head on collisions, injured people and even fatalities.’
‘Instead of investing in traffic calming measures or road dieting, Infrastructure Malta is encouraging people to over-speed with the concrete crash barriers as “safety insurance”, while disregarding all needs of bicycle users and pedestrians.’
The post by the NGO compared the road before its redesign, ‘how it could have been if Infrastructure Malta were really concerned about the safety of ALL users’ and ‘today’s outcome.’
‘We are faced with a road that simply encourages driving above all else, rendering other modes of transport unsafe.’