You live at point A and want to travel to point B.
Point A is 18 miles from Point B.
What is the sum total of a return trip?
A) 36 miles
B) 51 miles
Answer A is correct if you drive a car.
Answer B is correct if you ride a bike and follow a Sustrans route.
I rode along route 1 through Beverley to Kingston Upon Hull, but gave up south of Beverley when the route turned west and I still wanted to go south. I actually humoured the route for a mile or so, but when it turned north back towards Beverley at one point, I U turned and found my own way - albeit with more traffic.
Sustrans means sustainable transport doesn't it?
Wouldn't it be better for cyclists to be given the shortest route, and make cars go the long way round?
Is it me, or does it fly in the face of the whole ethos of sustainable transport, by deliberately making a cyclist's journey longer? (in this case almost 50%)