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Not long ago, we staked out a bold new goal for We Love Cycling magazine: to collect as many of the worst cycle lanes across the globe as we could and gather them in the biggest gallery of its kind. And thus, the Worst Cycle Lane in the World Gallery was born! It’s been driven purely by user submissions. Here’s our selection of the ‘best’ entries from Poland!

The last two years saw an unsurprising boom in bicycle sales and usage all over the world and Poland has been no different. This increase often goes hand in hand with demands for infrastructure changes. In 2020, the National Road Fund pledged whooping 541.3 million euros towards the Safe Road Infrastructure Programme for 2021-2024 to improve the state of road and cycling networks across Poland. Furthermore, the Polish capital, Warsaw, now boasts about 530 km of bike lanes and more than 250 bicycle parking facilities after decades of lobbying and local incentives. Hopefully, these investments and urban planning projects will make short work of the nightmare scenarios you can browse in the gallery below.

1. What a nice ride

Polish cycle lane
Małkowice

2. Now that’s confusing

Poznan cycle lane
Poznań

3. Busy lane

Poland cycle lane
Warsaw

4. Better safe than sorry

Trzebnica cycle lane
Trzebnica

5. Lumpy

Łódź cycle lane
Łódź

6. Crooked lane

Wrocław
Wrocław

7. A little roundabout

Augustow cycle lane
Augustów

8. You shall not pass

Kolsko cycle lane
Kolsko

9. Cute

Cycle lane Warsaw
Warsaw

10. And we’re done here

Warsaw cycle lane
Warsaw