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New Speed Cushions are a Total FARCE and cause Motorist V Cyclist conflict

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 18:30, Tuesday 10 March 2020

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich 6 minutes later

When you see Highways installations such as this, I think it is reasonable to question the Judgement/Competency of the person(s) responsible.

When there are no parked cars adjacent to these new speed cushions, there is plenty of room for motorists to bypass the cushions, between the cushion and kerb. I even witnessed a 7.5 tonne lorry bypass the cushion recently.

When there are parked vehicles adjacent to the cushions, Ambulances and Buses are required to ride with one set of wheels over the cushion.

The installation of these speed cushions has now created a conflict between cyclists and motorists. Where there are no parked vehicles, many motorists are bypassing the cushions, using the same road space as cyclists. The cushions also make it more difficult for responsible motorists to overtake cyclists safely.

This installation is a departure from the London Cyling Design Standards, and a departure from common sense!!

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  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 21:31, Tuesday 10 March 2020

  • Friday evening, 2 photos:

    Line of traffic bypassing speed cushions heading North.

    Two way traffic bypassing speed cushions.

    Posted anonymously at 09:33, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • Photos taken Wednesday evening 11 March 2020.

    All vehicles now driving at 30mph close to the kerb

    Posted anonymously at 10:45, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:31, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • ADDITIONAL OBSERVATION:

    The traffic bypassing the cushions is passing close to the kerbline just before the approach to the bus stop.

    The road is gently curving right at this location.

    It is foreseeable that a inattentive/distracted driver could veer into the kerb and strike it with the NS front wheel. The probable outcome of such an incident would be the vehicle mounting the footway, just where pedestrians may be waiting for a bus.

    Posted anonymously at 12:34, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:31, Saturday 14 March 2020

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:30, Saturday 4 April 2020

  • I now cycle in the centre of the roadway on a frequent basis due to a parked vehicle adjacent to one of the cushions!!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:34, Wednesday 8 April 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Picture 2020-04-08 of cycling in centre of road due to parked vehicle blocking left hand side.

    Second picture: another vehicle bypassing the cushion.

    Posted anonymously at 09:59, Wednesday 8 April 2020

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:30, Wednesday 8 April 2020

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Wednesday 29 April 2020

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