Saturday, 28 November 2009

The age of stupid (contractors)

They obstruct cycle lanes and pavements in the stupidest ways possible. But no one cares. When did you ever read about this problem in the press or see it on TV? That's because cycling and walking aren't important to the people who manage our streets and our society.

(Above) High Road Leytonstone.

(Below) Contractors working on Newgate Street EC1 (close to the back of the Old Bailey) had blocked off the cycle lane yesterday, even though it was plain they could have left it open, together with a corridor for pedestrians, without risking the health and safety of anyone. So cyclists were forced out into the stream of traffic, and pedestrians chose to walk in the road rather than make a detour down a side street.