Sunday, 2 December 2007
The lost footway of Vallentin Road
Vallentin Road, E17, at the Wood Street end. There used to be a perfectly adequate footway along this street on the railway line side. But over the years the embankment has gradually bulged out and collapsed, completely obstructing the pavement. It is the responsibility of the London Borough of Waltham Forest to pursue this obstruction with Network Rail and get them to properly buttress the embankment and restore the footway.
Fat chance. None of the transport planners in this Borough walks anywhere, and no one in authority cares about either obstruction of the fooway or obstruction of a cycle lane.
Below: a close up of the problem.