Lead wrote:Guy's street wrote:Zoe wrote:I have asked the council before and they don't remove leaves, however the leaves all end up in the bike lane on New Kent Road and it's really quite hard to navigate without a hybrid/mountain bike. It bugs me that the path next to it is totally free of leaves, how do they all end up in the bike lane, it's an amazing feat of gravity.
Not really that amazing when you think about it - the camber of the road combined with the air streams created by the traffic would naturally blow them out to the side of the road where they get trapped against the curb.
But yes, annoying that pavements seem to be cleared a couple of times a week while cycle lanes are left. I suppose they need to send one of those street-sweeping vans down there.
I think Zoe was talking about the pavement rather than the roads - While the fellas were out there on New Kent Road today, they were blowing the leaves off the walking part of the pavement into the cycle lane. Street-sweeping van on the pavement, not sure that would ever happen.
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