It was only a little after 7 oclock in the morning but a white van man council
contractor was doing something to the keep left bollards in
Abbey Road. When I returned no more than 15 minutes later it was lit up and he
had moved on to the bollards near Elstree Gardens. Its closest
neighbour however was still dark; how could it be otherwise when the
supply cable is still poking out of the ground unconnected? One day Bexley
council will get its act together, but not one suspects while it is run by the
imbecile Tories who are in charge at the moment.
I was speaking yesterday with the Transport Research Laboratory man who helped me demolish Andrew Bashfords juvenile arguments in favour of giving priority to a very small number of cyclists at the expense of pedestrian and vehicle safety in Abbey Road. I admitted with some trepidation that I had labelled him a clown on this blog expecting to get some mild reprimand for over-stepping the mark. Well they (council road planners) pretty much all are came the reply and he told me about the 20 m.p.h. zone installed near to where he lives. Because only one side of the road is residential and the other side is rural, the council didnt want the signs to be an eyesore. So they made all the 20 signs green and not the regulation red, thereby rendering the whole zone unenforceable. So when Bashford has wrecked Bexley and got the well deserved elbow, there are places where even he might be welcomed.