Monday, 5 March 2012

A few photos from the past couple of days

 Churchyard Row and other local streets  get totally parked up by the motor vehicles of those attending the Metropolitan Tabernacle at Elephant & Castle on Sundays, despite the incredibly good public transport service to the Tabernacle and the provision of a cycling superhighway (above only as it appears on Sundays). The Metropolitan Tabernacle doesn't mention cycling on its website.

 The London Cycling Campaign is running a 'Go Dutch' campaign running up to the Mayoral elections. It's good to see a cheese maker is spreading the word. If you haven't yet signed the LCC petition please do so now.

 There are frequent pedestrian and cyclist protests on the Euston Road by Kings Cross Station, pushing TfL to make the area less dominated by motor traffic. This morning, during the rush-hour, there was a counter-strike with 'Crossing not in use' signs placed over the pedestrian signal push button controls. The pedestrians realised the light phases were working perfectly well and ignored the attempts to get them to drive instead of walking.

 Above is a route in Barnet that was designed by the kind of absolute bastards who try to force people with wheelchairs, push-chairs or bicycles to use their cars instead of a convenient path. Please join the fight back  by taking part in the Great Divide Ride on Sunday 25th March.

Finally, a word of advice from personal experience. Before taking part in a ride on major roads back and forth over the North Circular Road check your tyres aren't falling to pieces. Gulp!

2 comments:

Jonathan Hunt said...

I think you'll find that the bad street parking behind the tabernacle largely relates to a large church which meets in the leisure centre at the same time on a Sunday morning.

The Tab has quite a lot of access to off road parking on Sundays, whereas the other church does not. The Tabernacle also has internal secure parking for bikes. I used to use it all the time when I was a kennington cyclist!

Charlie Holland said...

Thanks for the comment - I hadn't realised the leisure centre was used for services too.