An early morning commuter navigates the obstacle course en-route
to Abbey Wood railway station.
For two months in excess of 30 trip hazards of more than an
inch high could be found in a 120 metre section of Abbey Road.
Through the security screen of the Lesnes Abbey footbridge a
469 bus is seen straddling the centre line as it negotiates the double chicane. The parking area
to the right has not yet been marked as shown on the councils plan and even with only one
car there it is a hazard and the scene
of an accident.
After the long straight section from Belvedere a new hazard
introduced by the ever-considerate bonkers Bexley council.
Bonkers again! Buses stopping here have already caused unnecessary tail backs.
Note the flashing 30 sign as traffic is not slowed by the recent road narrowing. Ignoring the
detail of the T.R.L. reports is likely to make the promised speed reductions elusive.
And in case you think Bexleys incompetence is a one off,
heres the next bus stop along the road. I dont like the look of that 20 foot
brick wall either. I thought Bexleys priority was to make cyclists safe. Lets
hope they wear brick proof hard hats while pedalling along the footpath.
There is no longer room to safely pass a bus. Safety of motorists, pedestrians
and bus passengers all sacrificed to the benefit of cycling.
Councillor Davey, Vice-Chairman of Bexleys Traffic Scrutiny Sub-Committee said on 7th May
2005 I have never seen any in this road.