Tuesday 10 July 2012 11.27pm
They don't have to block the whole pavement when they wait for a bus. I've seen people nearly hit by cars going into the road because the brain-dead outside The Kings Arms leave no pavement clear.
Some do though. I'd say I walk past crowds at bus-stops more often than I do crowds outside pubs at the moment (maybe to do with the weather).
I know what you mean about the Kings Arms, and it is especially bad as it it right where the road (and pavement) narrows, so there is even less room for manoeuvre. The other one I notice is the pub by Flat Iron Square
(forget the name), where people spill out in to the end of the cycle lane quite often in the evening.
But it is one of life's little pleasures standing outside a pub on a sunny day, beer in hand. Obviously some consideration should be shown, particularly where space is so limited, but I'm sure an immovable bollard is more of a concern that a tipsy pub-goer who can at least be moved out of the way.