Is this the UK’s smallest cycle lane?

A university may have installed one of the UK’s smallest cycle lanes.

At just 32-feet in length, the safety measure makes for an interesting sight on Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus.

One eagle-eyed Twitter user posted the picture shown below:

Poole Borough Council replied to this tweet, stating that the lane had been implemented for “less confident cyclists”.

The Twitter exchange has sparked a wider debate on the site about spending on cycling infrastructure in the area.

However, some users saw the funnier side:

A Bournemouth University spokesman said: “The cycle route here is designed as a stopping point for less confident cyclists, so they are able to dismount before crossing the road.

We hope this, as a part of the extension of Gillett Road, will be a real asset to the community and improve transport routes in the area.”

The image below outlines the proposed cycle route:

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