Tuesday 5 August 2008

Pavements are for vans

This is the junction of Happy Lane and Ashley Down road. Happy Lane is a little bike - and foot-path that connects up to Sefton Park school; it is so busy with kids in the morning that you can't cycle down it between 8:30 and 9 am. To increase safety for pedestrians, at the end of the lane, the pavement has been widened.

This is to provide visibility for pedestrians crossing the road, and presumably make it easier for bikes and cars to avoid hitting each other when the bikes go onto the road.

As an additional benefit, it provides parking for two or more cars.

These vehicles can park on the pavement, knowing that no passing bus will clip their wing mirrors. It's like private parking for the residents. {van: G2UNT; car: P610SEU}

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