I suppose it was inevitable once councillor Craske had signed away half a
million pounds on the basis of five sentences of
ill-researched advice from
Andrew Bashford that the environment would be despoiled by yet more street
clutter in Abbey Road. At the point shown six cycling signs have been installed
today within the space of 30 metres, and thats just on one side of the road.
Councillor Davey, never forget, said on 7th May this year The idea is that the
pavement will be split into a cycle track and a pedestrian track, so the
cyclists (I have never seen any in this road) will not have to go on the road.
So the vice-Chairman of the Transport Scrutiny Sub-Committee stands idly by while your
money goes down the drain even though the number of cyclists is so small that he
has never seen any. Is he mad, incompetent or corrupt?
Serious injuries to pedestrians causing permanent disabilities and brain damage
have occurred elsewhere due to schemes like this but Bexley council doesnt
care. Note how it has put up the signs sanctioning cycling on the pavement before
it has put the promised dividing lines on the footway proving once again Bexley
councils total lack of commonsense and contempt for residents safety.
I noted glass across the carriageway again while taking this photograph. Has the
crazy redesign claimed another victim?