Tuesday 26 April 2011

Olympic cycle path hot dog horror

Waltham Forest Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Clyde Loakes, said: "The Corporation of London owns the land on which the Log Cabin sits.

"The Council has repeatedly asked the Corporation to release land, so the proposed new cycle path and footway can be diverted around the cabin to protect the livelihood of the Cabin owner and allow his business to remain open.

"Unfortunately, the Corporation have categorically refused to allow this to happen during more than six months of negotiation.

"The Council has now reluctantly been forced to consider de-designating the land the cabin stands on to allow the cycle path and footway to be built.

"We really hope the Corporation will reconsider."

He added that Whipps Cross Road is a congested route and needs 'significant' improvements to allow it to cope with the thousands of extra pedestrians, cyclists and drivers who are expected to use it during the Olympics.

It’s interesting to learn that an unaccountable body like the Corporation of London is totally opposed to cycle paths on its land. A genuine ‘cycling prime minister’ would soon legislate to put a stop to crap like that. Obviously Cameron won’t, because only a delusional fantasist like a CEO of the London Cycling Campaign would ever have believed him to be a cycling-friendly politician.

As for the notion that thousands of pedestrians and cyclists will be pouring down  a crap 'shared use' path along Whipps Cross Road to the Olympics – this is a further indication that Cllr Clyde Loakes inhabits a fantasy world entirely detached from everyday reality.