Sunday 30 May 2010

The cycle route to Redbridge

Double-yellow ‘no waiting at any time’ parking restrictions ensure that this two-way cycle route is kept clear of traffic at all times. St Mary Road E17.

Except that it isn’t and the parking attendants never seem to reach this location, where illegal and obstructive parking is commonplace, and where pedestrians prefer to walk in the direct ramped cycle lane rather than use the steps or use the ramp for pedestrians, which takes them on an inconvenient diversion along Hoe Street. The white van and the red car were both parked, with their engines switched off, and no one with them.