Monday, 1 March 2010

Hazardous cycling on Hoe Street

This tilted manhole cover is a hazard to all road users but particularly to those on two wheels. The cover is made up four triangular segments and this segment keeps appearing in the tilted position, with one corner forming a point some two to three inches high, with the other corner dipping down. My guess is that it does this after a lorry or a bus has driven over it. But it only ever seems to happen to this particular triangular section. And it's been going on like this for a long time. It gets repaired and is OK for a while, then it happens again. Dangerous.

Hoe Street, at the entrance to the cycle lane into Cairo Road E17.