Strava Segment -Doh !

Silly Old Hector
Silly Old Hector Posts: 573
edited November 2012 in Road general
Strava informed me I was xxth/yyth on a new segment created by someone else at the weekend. The segment goes across a couple of junctions with traffic lights (which I stopped at).

Is this normal or stupid behaviour to create a segment with traffic lights :?
All the gear, but no idea...

Comments

  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    There are loads of ridiculous segments. Traffic lights and busy junctions are quite common. You can flag them to Strava as dangerous if you want to. I think this results in the segment still existing but no league tables are shown.
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  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    One of the segments by me was across a major roundabout. Seemed a bit pointless.
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    strava segments across any lights or roundabouts, or give way are just asking for trouble and stupid
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  • alihisgreat
    alihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Strava informed me I was xxth/yyth on a new segment created by someone else at the weekend. The segment goes across a couple of junctions with traffic lights (which I stopped at).

    Is this normal or stupid behaviour to create a segment with traffic lights :?

    you can flag it as a dangerous segment if you feel strongly about it.
  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    its Strava - just take a breath and realise its just a website.... :roll:
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  • There's a big dual carriageway in Sheffield that goes from the town centre to the 'burbs.

    It must have close to a million traffic lights on it and is one of the busiest roads in the city but someone has created a time trial segment for it.

    Now THAT'S some serious red light jumping.
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