Tuesday, 28 July 2009

A prize-winning cycle lane

The yellow line on the right marks the centre of the cycle lane, probably no more than one metre wide, which at this point consists of a large water-filled pothole and gravel scattered for several yards.

This is on Selborne Road E17, approaching Hoe Street, just after the entrance/exit to Walthamstow bus station, yesterday. The road here is narrow; larger vehicles such as buses can't avoid going into the pothole and splattering the pavement.

So give the Council a prize!

Waltham Forest was declared the winner for its innovative and extensive cycling facilities, which includes [sic] a 40-mile network of cycle lanes and quiet routes in the Borough.

The Council regards cycling as an important mode of transport and almost all main roads in the borough now have cycle lanes.