Wednesday 26 September 2012

The plebs of Stokes Croft

The shocking thing about plebgate is not that a Tory MP called the police plebs, but that the police failed to arrest him while shouting "you are a pleb" -because irrespective of what school he went to, he was on a bicycle and should know his place.

We are also shocked by the many such plebs cycling round Stokes Croft this morning.
Whole families going down the road itself.

At the base of nine tree hill, families pulling over to buy their children baked snacks & sandwiches, while others use the new contraflow to get onto the croft itself.

Looking up the hill, a row of pedestrians, many dismounted cyclists on account of the 20% gradient.

One such dismounted cyclist was on the phone, even while a small child was on the back of the bicycle.

Where are the police when you need them?

1 comment:

Quercus said...

Top photo...

Induction loops in the road. They read vehicles, but are mostly indifferent to cycles. In some places in Bristol the lights will never change for a stationary cyclist, until a bus or car comes along. Which is why, sometimes, cyclists run red lights.