Looking at the Woolwich Road junction with the Blackwall tunnel approach overpass on google street view the other day, I was reminded of a cyclist who was killed at this junction almost a year ago. This is what I saw:
So what have the highway people done in the year since Adrianna's death to improve cycle safety? I went along to see this weekend.
And how is the ASL line faring?
The blue car rolls up beyond the stop line with the lights still on red, perhaps taking its cue from the lorry already in the ASL and edging forward to get a better view of traffic approaching from the right. Or perhaps it's so the car can get away from the lights in front of the lorry (both are heading for Greenwich). Or perhaps because of inattention, deliberate disregard or ignorance. Or any combination of these.
In the space of a few minutes I watched how traffic approached the ASL. I ended up with so many pictures of infringements that it would take too long for me to upload all the photos. So, just a handful.
The did not see/did not know driver - note it's a left-hand drive vehicle so if you spot a beer can, it's actually in the passenger's hand not the driver's.
I think a picture is emerging...
Deptford Jack in the Green
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