Cyclepathology / by Dan

A lot of architectures of control / design with intent examples are trying to enforce what I've termed 'access, use or occupation based on user characteristics'. Not all designs are especially successful at achieving that target behaviour: users will not always be persuaded, or will find ways to avoid being coerced. Mud, footpath, cycles and kissing gate

Bicycles can churn up the surface of footpaths...

Mud, footpath, cycles and kissing gate

...You can put up signs to tell cyclists not to do it...

Mud, footpath, cycles and kissing gate

...or you can put in gates (kissing gates as they're known in the UK) to try to stop them (along with livestock)...

Mud, footpath, cycles and kissing gate

...but it doesn't mean anyone will take any notice!