you read the Woolwich Road or
Penhill Road reports you will see
that Bexley council witters on about protecting pedestrians crossing roads which
is all very laudable except that their incompetence leads to unforeseen
consequences - consequences that their meagre intelligence cant
predict anyway. In Abbey Road their attempts to do the same is
pedestrian injury because the central refuges bring them to within inches of
traffic that can only just squeeze by on what carriageway remains after they
spent half a million pounds of our money on turning a previously safe road into
an accident black spot.
But implementing stupid plans is not enough for Bexley council, they have to implement them badly. Here is the scene in Abbey Road three months after the contractor supposedly finished the job. Unlit pedestrian refuges. So much for Bexleys vacuous claims to be making things safer for pedestrians. The first of the photographs is at the junction with Carrill Way where there isnt even an electricity supply and the second by Fossington Road where the danger is compounded by the fact that the nearby street light hasnt worked all year. Your caring listening council! What a joke; theyd rather risk your life than get off their fat arses.