Friday, 8 May 2009

Advertising the Council's indifference to walking and cycling

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.

Both documents are completely worthless and bear no relation at all to the real world. This advertising board on Hoe Street at the junction with St Mary Road E17 achieves the unusual feat of being both in a dual-direction cycle lane and on the footway. Even worse, this board redundantly punctuates a plural.