Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Where better to put a protruding roadworks sign than here, where the cycle lane is lethally narrow?

Forest Road yesterday, near the junction with Farnborough Avenue.

Two suggestions for making cycling in London safer.

(i) Get rid of all cycle lanes which are less than two metres wide. Because cycle lanes as narrow as this are a dangerous menace.

(ii) Fine contractors who put signs wholly or partly in cycle lanes, or who obstruct pavements with them. Most of these signs are unnecessary since they simply state the bleedin' obvious, and any driver who doesn't notice roadworks up ahead on a long straight road isn't paying attention and isn't fit to drive.