Saturday 8 August 2015 10.45am
I've just had a look at Globe Street
. The work is still unfinished. Road markings are incomplete and at present there are effectively no
traffic signs. From the south there are as yet no 'no entry' or 'cycles only' signs. At the north end there is one 'no entry' sign, a relic of the old layout, but it's so positioned as to be pretty well invisible to west-bound traffic on Great Dover Street
- and there's not even a 'no left turn' sign on the traffic lights.
So the Mercedes driver, if stopped, might claim that unless something is visibly prohibited it must be presumed to be perfectly legal - and put in a claim against the Council for damage to his suspension from being forced to mount the kerb.
Obviously temporary signs should have been put up, but shall we wait until the project is complete before discussing whether it's an improvement or not?
I don't know what can be done about motorbikes - wherever there's room for a bicycle (and remember this 'Quietway' is designed to be accessible for all shapes and sizes of bicycle/tricycle and all levels of cycling ability) a determined motorcyclist can probably get through - particularly when delivering pizza.