Saturday 26 February 2011

Waltham Forest: pedestrian areas are for buses

A while back I saw a Youth Bus parked in the Town Square, Walthamstow. It was completely empty apart from one adult. I had no idea what a Youth Bus was but I did notice that it was parked there with its engine throbbing, spewing out exhaust fumes across the piazza. It was still in this condition when I passed by an hour later.

And now here’s the back story.

Another regular visitor, all the way from Hackney, is this double-decker bus (environmentally friendly?), which brings opportunities, among other things, for Waltham Forest children to enjoy drawing, gluing, printing and crafts like model and mask making. It is not at all obvious who is paying the bill for this pavement-parked service.