Saturday, 27 March 2010
My photograph shows the cyclists-and-pedestrians-only route which runs from Morland Road E17 to Essex Road, under the railway bridge. Someone has methodically used white paint to blot out all the signs on both sides of the bridge forbidding use of this route by cars and motorcyclists. Cars are physically prevented by bollards but motorcyclists can get through without any problems.
Whoever would want to do such a thing? Who could possibly benefit? Only a motorcyclist. Because a biker caught using this route could now claim that there was no valid signing, and on this basis any prosecution would fail. This is certainly not casual vandalism but a deliberate and comprehensive erasure of road signing.