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‘Green paint no substitute for safe infrastructure’ – BAG slams ‘substandard’ bike lanes

The Bycycle Advocacy Group has slammed the recently painted cycling lanes at a junction on tal-Balal Road, San Gwann, saying that the facilities are "unsafe" and "substandard."

"Green paint is not a substitute for cycling infrastructure, especially in such a busy junction. Apart from the confusion to car drivers, such design will increase the danger to people travelling on bicycles," the group said in a Facebook post.

"Such paint is also slippery, thus rendering these lanes useless in wet conditions and causing unnecessary accidents which can be fatal. It will also fade with time and use."

BAG urged Infrastructure Malta and Transport Malta to provide cyclists with safe and direct access on our roads before accidents begin to occur.

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