Riding home from work last night through Cardiff it struck me how many of these things there are now. Also how damn bright they are!!
There seems to be one on every bus stop plus one of the giant ones on most junctions too. The amount of light they chuck out is ridiculous. I had another cyclist about 100m in front of me and despite him being well lit with two rear lights, a helmet blinky and reflective jacket he just disappeared from view as he cycled in front of the bus stop ones. Cars were doing a bit of a disappearing act too for a split second.
Surely this cannot be safe? A big, moving picture distraction in the middle of a busy interchange that is so bright to drown out the street lights has got to be a safety issue surely? Anyone else notice these things taking over the place?