Monday, 28 December 2009
Absurd Bob Belam
That's Bob with the beard in the middle, holding up a lovely Council 'DRIVE LESS!' bag. Which is a bit rich coming from a man who allowed pavement parking on Browns Road E17 which goes below national recommended minimum footway widths for footway users with a mobility handicap. You know, wheelchair users, people like that. People who the local Lib Dems have no interest in, preferring to suck up to car owners.
Bob is notorious for thinking the squalid streets of Waltham Forest are getting cleaner all the time, and he's also the man who thinks the Council's shambolic response to snow and and ice was a magnificent triumph. As usual, Bob is on a different planet to the rest of us.
Bob is also hopeless at preventing the regular obstruction of cycle stands by local traders and at replacing the disappearing cycle stands of Waltham Forest.
Here's a statistic for Bob and his acolytes. Try applying its logic to crap Waltham Forest, where cycle parking is laughably inadequate, and the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems are fixated only on meeting the perceived needs of motorists.
Amsterdam has 550,000 parking spots reserved for bikes and only 180,000 parking spots dedicated to cars.