Haringey Council has recently confirmed that a set of twisted bike stands outside Turnpike Lane station had been installed as a 'playful art installation' – but local residents aren't buying it.
Twitter user Keep Haringey Tidy reckons the racks were simply a botched job, but when a complaint was made to the council about them, they responded by saying they were re-designed to be public art.
Remember those bike racks outside Turnpike Lane which were installed wrong? Apparently it's art, now, so that's ok 😂 pic.twitter.com/3N3yRsTT2K— Keep Haringey Tidy (@CleanUpHaringey) January 6, 2016
Cue a slew of disgruntled tweets:
@CleanUpHaringey Lets all start labelling all of our mistakes at "art"instead of fixing them. ;-)— Melting Snowy (@SnowyPanthera) January 6, 2016
Haringey Council doesn't really see what all the fuss is about, and says it's still flying the flag for cycling. A spokesman even told the Tottenham & Wood Green Independent: 'This playful art installation comes in addition to a number of new bike stands and better cycling facilities to Haringey, and we remain committed to further cycling improvements to encourage more local people to get on their bikes.' Yep. Playful art installation. Sure.
In happier cycling news, Boris Bikes are getting laser lights.