Saturday, 29 March 2008

Traffic calming

This traffic calming outside a school on Hainault Road E11 has two flaws, from a cyclist's point of view.

The cut-through for cyclists is not protected by 'no waiting' restrictions, which means that the entrance and exit will inevitably end up being quite lawfully obstructed by parked cars (as happens every day on Harrow Road).

Secondly, this road, like most others, is lined by parked cars. It would make more sense to have the cut-through in the middle of the chicane (about where the tree is), not by the kerb. Putting it by the kerb is the kind of fantasy planning which results from traffic schemes which bear no relation to the real world.