Tuesday 4 August 2009 10.06am
it's very flattering, Possel, that you were thinking of me as you posted that.
However, I am not at all fussed what they do they with St Thomas' Street (well as long as they leave the old bit of Guy's and surrounds alone). It is probably best that it is closed because it is one of the most dangerous roads I can think of. I have a big problem with the HUGE potholes that exist along it - especially in between McDonald's
and Stainer Street
. Perhaps somewhat foolishly, I still ride up here on my bike in the mornings (even though it is closed to traffic going towards BHS) and the potholes are very dangerous. It is possible to get ‘caught' inside them and in the rain it is very precarious - almost like you're waiting to fall off. Given that those lorries are spending all day cleaning the road and there are lots of builders there anyway, perhaps the people building the Shard might like to resurface the road to make it safe.
On a related note, I hit a pedestrian as I was cycling along St Thomas's Street a couple of years back - she was too busy guzzling her bottle of Lucozade to look before walking out into the road - and I went straight into her. That's another story though…