Tuesday 30 November 2010

Would you like some ice with your cycle lane?

Forest Road (A503) westbound, yesterday. The narrow cycle lane has ice in it all the way from the junction with Greenleaf Road to Wolsey Avenue. The advisory speed sign outside the adjacent police station helpfully gives you the speed of drivers who are flouting the 30 mph speed limit. Or it would do if it hadn’t been broken for weeks.

Mr Grumpy passed this way before me, commenting The source of water wasn't obvious, it looked as if it came from some hardy soul cleaning their car in an adjacent street.

No, no, Mr Grumpy! The water is bubbling up from beneath the road surface and has been for days. This is yet another case of Australian ice.