From my observations since the restrictions of the old road have been put in place, it is seldom used by bicycles.
My concern is, there might be that one bicyclist on the road, and it then it becomes an accident scene.
From what I see daily, most bicyclist ride on the main road. Sometimes two or three abreast. They can create their own hazard by doing so. They are peddling at a much lower speed then the 80km posted (seldom does anyone go 80km).
When it's time for the bike practices, I might see more on the old road, but it appears the bikers what to practice on the road they will race. Which is the main road.
It is my position that having this bike lane on the old road has created more of a hazard, then has provided safety for the cyclist.
Got to say, I am mighty pissed that my post which is exactly what I posted here, was deleted because someone complained that it was "inappropriate". What's INAPPROPRIATE is not making people aware that they can be fined, or worse, cause an accident with a bike.
The reason for me even posting it in the first place, is because many of the people on that site are newbies...What an EVIL, STUPID person who had it deleted.