Tuesday 1 February 2005 5.34pm
I saw that, Siduhe. I was also puzzled by the hand-operated traffic control sign that they were using.
They'd blocked off one lane of traffic (at the end of Long Lane
, from where it passes the print shop up to the Dover Castle), and so had made a contraflow that went over the pedestrian crossing.
To me (a pedestrian that day, all bristly and fresh from a lovely trim at Forte's), that meant that there were three groups of road users all trying to go across the pedestrian crossing: cars going towards the Dover Castle; cars going towards TBR down Long Lane
, and pedestrians.
However, as the roadworks boys were only using a red/green, Stop/Go sign to control the traffic (i.e. there was no way that, using that sign, they could get both directions of traffic to stop at the same time to allow pedestrians to cross) it was a bit hit and miss for any of us not in cars.
...if you press it, they will come.