Thursday, 20 September 2007

Walking can be electrifying

The London Borough of Waltham Forest - where walking down the street holds out the possibility of being a truly electrifying experience.

On Church Hill E17, across the road from the school, a cowboy electrician has thoughtfully left a loop of what is evidently live electrical wiring protruding from the footway. How ironic that it's just two metres from the studs designed to help blind pedestrians who use the zebra crossing. It's not only the sort of thing that someone could easily trip over but also holds the potential to give someone a surprise injection of voltage. And note how beautifully camouflaged it is to blend in with its surroundings.

The state of local footways - what you might call shocking.