Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Pavements are for...

Well, not pedestrians, obviously. Pavements, like cycle stands, have innumerable uses.

Forest Road at the junction with King Edward Road E17. Let’s remind Bob Belam, cabinet member for the environment, that before he comes up with a grand climate change strategy he could start by addressing a few of the very basic things that deter walking and cycling.

So, Bob, here it is yet again. Transport for London’s Walking Plan for London requires local authorities to

Carry out regular inspections of the highway to remove temporary obstructions to the footway e.g. advertising boards and display goods.

The Council’s own Green Charter asserts

We will improve the street environment for pedestrians by ensuring the provision of unobstructed and well protected footways.

And this crap Council does neither.