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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 Czechia!

If there’s one thing that experienced a boom in these challenging past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s cycling. Czechia is no different as urban cycling massively increased and cities and municipalities are accelerating the construction of bike lanes. It has been proven and tested that cycling is very attractive to people if the infrastructure is of high quality. Prague, the Czech capital, took notice of this as the city pledged to invest 14 million euros towards cycle paths and other features and solutions in the spring of 2021. With a 38% increase of people on bikes just between 2019 and 2020 alone, the city is listening to the needs of its inhabitants and is on a great path to reap the benefits of cycling as a form of transport. Let’s see where the country in the heart of Europe can do better in the gallery below, though.

1. Which way today?

Cycle lane
Prague

2. Bumpy road

Cycle lane in Czechia
Těšetice

3. What a journey

Cycle lane
Czechia

4. Eerie Lane

Czechia cycle lane
Stará Ves nad Ondřejnicí

5. Confusing

Cycle lane Czechia
Nymburk

6. That’s enough for today

Cycle lane
Prague

7. Slalom your way home

Cycle lane in Budejovice
České Budějovice

8. Ouch

Cycle lane in Most
Most