Friday 26 March 2010 9.39pm
, which runs between SBR and Great Guildford Street
is a tiny little road, mainly used by cars using the car wash and occasionally as short cut by those in the know. There is never a lot of traffic in that part of Great Guilldford Street either, and that lulls you into a false sense of security. Well, it did me any way as I was looking for safer alternatives to cycling on Southwark Street
and SBR. A few weeks I was coming from the left when a white van came out of America Street
, turning right into GGS (not allowed) with the driver only looking for traffic coming from the left. He didn't even brake, and missed me by a whisker. The driver saw me, and in all fairness, he apologised. Mistakes happen, and I hope it taught him a lesson. Now that all the scaffolding has gone, more and faster traffic comes through America Street
. I always stop there now, although I have right of way. Yesterday this proved a lifesaver, as a taxi came shooting out, turning left into GGS. The driver never saw me. Today, a private car did the same thing, although the driver looked but far too late, and again had I not paid attention, something could have happened. It is only a matter of time before something will. It's not just cyclists that are at risk, it's any traffic.