Today we can report it is almost as bad just up the road in Cheltenham Road, outside the proposed Tescos.
Normally both the cycle lane, and the pavement would be full of cars at this time of day, but only pavement hugging cyclists can be seen.
Hopefully this is not an indication of a double dip recession. No, hopefully this is just a hiatus before Tescos opens and reinvigorates the proper use of the cycle lane and pavement for our cars and vans.
After all, with a Tescos comes a "hole in the wall", which will be really useful when the Stokes Croft Post Office is not open.