The previous post today makes a valid point. I have some video footage that I'll share one day.
It has, though, reminded me about the consultation for Sussex Place (or St Agnes Gateway - as the Highways Department call it).
Here you can take a look at the recent 'improvements' to this junction.
I made representations to the Council regarding certain urban design aspects of the scheme (there were none), but I missed the obvious...
The plan clearly sets out the key changes to the roads. It shows where pavements are to be narrowed, and bus stops moved etc. What it doesn't show is the removal of existing cycle lanes. Lower Ashley Road used to have one. So, I think, did Ashley Road on the approach to Sussex Place. Because they weren't shown as being removed on the plan I didn't object to their removal. Which I regret every time I cycle this route and have to sit behind the cars and lorries (I don't do pavements, no matter what the Evening Post may say).
Cunning stunt by the Highways Department of the Cycling City.