Saturday 17 July 2010

Problems in Stokes Croft

Can anyone see what is wrong with this photograph of Stoke's Croft on a weekday morning?

Exactly. Nobody is parked on the bike lane. Despite the post office advertising zero commission currency exchange in big signs right by the road- and the pound to euro rate being so excellent, nobody is shopping there. The furniture shop's van is round the corner, and all is quiet, all the way back to Jamaica street. Two cyclists are actually using the path.

We think this is dangerous as it will lull them into an unrealistic complacency. It is like doing your driving test in Stoke Bishop on a Sunday afternoon, rather than, say, along Gloucester road at 8:30 on a weekday morning. It also hints of problems with the local economy.

We need sponsors for this stretch of bike lane!

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