As I received numerous emails and phones calls expressing concern for public safety after posting Insane Council Of The Year I thought I’d better take a closer look at the any additional safety risks.
- It is a general rule that motorists do not cross a solid white line. As such cyclists can feel safe inside a white line.
- Let us consider a cyclist and a motorist coming from Pocklington Town Centre and arriving at the car park at the same time. Neither can see each other due to the bushes. At the point they see each other the cyclist is turning, the car is undertaking an emergency stop and they have a serious collision. What is happening around this scene of carnage? The car park entrance is next to a busy school entrance and a zebra crossing. At school arriving/departing time it is the busiest part of Pocklington.
- The post at the “end” of the cycle path does not have any reflectors on and there is no light on the post. This MUST be addressed immediately.
Email To ERYC
—– Original Message —–
From: Andy Strangeway
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 7:31 AM
Subject: Complaint – Cycle Lane in West Green Car Park, Pocklington – Part 2
Given the seriousness of the situation could someone please explain why ERYC did not contact me yesterday?
Further to the forwarded email could I please refer you all to Part 2? https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/insane-council-of-the-year-part-2/ Please add “observations” to my complaint.
I am at a loss how any council can be so devoid of such basic common sense. Will we be seeing heads roll?
I look forward to hearing from you.