Post Tagged with: "Roads"

  • Your walking lane

    Your walking lane

    Overflow February 9, 2012 9:00 am 1 comment

    You don’t often see a pedestrian lane like this. Not sure what I think about this.

     
  • Video: Speed Camera Man – nice

    Video: Speed Camera Man – nice

    Video February 3, 2012 6:43 pm no comments

    From the Guardian we have this delightfully surreal Speed Camera Man;

     
  • Good on Godfrey’s of Islington

    Good on Godfrey’s of Islington

    Overflow January 29, 2012 3:17 pm no comments

    Godfrey’s butchers in Islington consistently put out warning to drivers of the super  sized puddle (flood) outside their shop so pedestrians don’t get splashed. If the council wont do anything about it a little community action can always help. Good on them! Click pictures to enlarge.

     
  • For a Better Archway

    For a Better Archway

    Voices January 12, 2012 3:18 pm 1 comment

    Kate Calvert of the Better Archway Forum explains what they are doing to improve their community. The Better Archway Forum is a community group started in 2006 in response to a plan to rebuild Archway, funded by a large supermarket. The masterplanners on the job were definitely not the A […]

     
  • Chemical spill on York Way

    Chemical spill on York Way

    Overflow November 24, 2011 3:53 pm no comments

    As we right the York Way area near Kings Cross has been blocked off  due  to a chemical spill (or according to some a lorry laden with acid). The spill is causing some delays as well as causing curious journos to hang to of the Guardian building’s windows (Kings Place) […]

     
  • Mayor orders safety review of HGVs

    Mayor orders safety review of HGVs

    News November 22, 2011 10:37 pm no comments

    The BBC reports the very welcome news that the Mayor has ordered a safety review of HGVs in London. Heavy vehicles are responsible for a disproportionate number of cyclist deaths and campaigners have argued for reform of road layouts and vehicle design that should include protection bars or “side skirts” that prevent […]

     
  • Islington says “Twenty’s plenty”

    Islington says “Twenty’s plenty”

    Overflow November 19, 2011 4:06 pm no comments

    The Islington Tribune reports that Islington Borough Council has gone for a twenty mile an hour speed limit on every road controlled by the local authority (ie this excludes the larger TfL roads). This is fantastic news that road safety campaigners across London will be delighted by. Green Party activist […]

     
  • A city of bars and railings

    A city of bars and railings

    Culture November 19, 2011 2:15 pm no comments

    As Transport for London seem to be ripping down every spare railing in London (presumably to help in the war effort) it seemed fitting to reprint this piece by Jim Jepps on who owns the land (this article first appeared in the Morning Star) Britain has a long history of […]

     
  • Consultation on “improvements” to Bank area

    Overflow November 18, 2011 11:28 pm no comments

    The Corporation of the City of London are requesting contributions to their consultation on improvements to the roads in the Bank area. The deadline to contribute is, as always, pretty tight: the 28th November, but if you don’t have time for a full-scale fully indexed report they also have a […]

     
  • Stuck with pollution in London?

    Overflow November 18, 2011 11:21 pm no comments

    The BBC reports that “For the past few months a fleet of specially adapted gritting lorries has been spraying adhesive on some of London’s pollution hotspots in the middle of the night.” The idea is that a fleet of special vehicles spray the road with a pollution trapping glue keeping […]