Re: Contractors Render Royal College Street Cycle Track Unusable
Andrea Casalotti <andrea@...>
Thank you for providing some entertainment, Gerry.
This is just the self-serving, self-interested sort of comment that oneSelf-interested? I hardly ever cycle there. (Disclosure: it is my brother's
regular route). I am concerned for those people who, attracted by the new
cycle lane, now have to cycle against the flow of a fast one-way street.
Some members of the CCC, such as Mr Casalotti may not have heard ofGerry, you know very well that I am familiar with the Boulevard scheme.
It so happens that, rightly or wrongly,That is exactly what we are trying to determine. Who has given them the
right temporarily to close a cycle lane?
Gabriels have blocked theIt doesn't seem that these conversation are very fruitful.
But really there is something serious amiss here. If Gabriel need to close
the cycle lane (and judging from the photographs, it seems that they do need
the space) than one of the road lanes needs to be converted to temporary
I am quite sure that if Gabriels had been able to do itIf this is the case, then the Council is clearly and seriously at fault for
not providing a temporary cycle lane (which incidentally does not mean going
around the block: there is plenty of road space right next to the cycle
I don't understand how you got this idea that I am not in favour of
Boulevard. As everyone knows I strongly believe that pedestrians' needs
should come before cyclists' needs
and if it wasMy comments clearly implied that I presumed it is the contractors who were
acting improperly. Your statement is almost an admission that it is the
Council who has a case to answer.
Goodwill isIt seems that the silly season is all year round in Camden:
From squandering tax-payers money awarding courier work to higher-bidder
Parcelfarce to u-turning in Covent Garden, because a couple of street
closures inconvenience some taxi drivers.
Maybe the CCC can consider the selfishness of his attitude at it meeting.Hey, I am talking about sharing.
It is quite simple: there are three lanes, one of which is a two way cycle
lane. Work needs to be carried out that necessitates the closure of the
cycle lane. Put a few plastic bollards and convert one of the car lanes into
cycle lanes. So we all share the available road space. Easy.
Doesn't sound selfish to me.
But maybe I am guilty because I have not been brainwashed by the motor lobby
in believing that the convenience of motorists is more important than the
safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
All the best,
It reminds me of the residents of my ward who live next door to Hampstead