Tuesday 14 August 2007 7.41pm
About the original post: the cycle lane in the New Kent Road
from what I can see is only useful if you are coming from the road through the Heygate (I forget the name of the road, the one that joins the NKR at the Crown and Anchor
pub). I do not cycle along that route, but if I were coming from the Old Kent Road
, I would not use that cycle lane, it is in a poor position and as far as I can remember involves first crossing the pavement near a junction, then coming back into the New Kent Road
at another junction further up. It is just too risky.
I cannot say that cyclists are perfect nor can I say that I am perfect but I have noticed this summer that everybody, cyclists, drivers, taxis, buses are not being careful and it will lead to more accidents. Those with the most to lose are cyclists though, so please do not do stupid things like try to injure them or put them under pressure as it is not worth it over a matter of a dozen seconds added to your journey time.