Cycling facilities

by

We had to ride on a bad road this morning – narrow, two-lanes, heavy traffic including trucks, no shoulder and a metre-deep culvert. Only 8 kms but too long. We had a longer similar stretch into Krakow but that stretch had a ridable shoulder. These have been exceptions to quiet roads and tracks.

We met a friendly and helpful bike shop proprietor, Martin Kostka of Bicykle Kostka, Stefanikova 38, Spisska Bela 059 01 – all a passing cyclist might need.

This afternoon we enjoyed 10 kms of dedicated bike track with smooth, hotmix pavement and no cracks – please take note SA Department of Transport.

Prague has few cyclists, few facilities and medieval pave. Apparently a recent pro-cycling campaign has stalled following the death of its director (cycling fatality). We found Prague quite good for cycling but had to take care with all the tram tracks.

Krakow has lots of excellent veloways, dedicated lanes and contra-flow lanes. Quite a few cyclists too.

One Response to “Cycling facilities”

  1. Kel Says:

    Hey Ian, please forgive me, I stole your photo. http://www.supper.co.nz/6/post/2013/09/bicykle-kostka.html
    Is this okay? I also wanted to blog about Martin’s excellent we shop.

    Cheers Kel

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: