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TOPIC: Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood: More details

Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood: More details 03 Jan 2019 21:36 #4333

What I felt in both cases (but see my final paragraph), having cycled by and paused to take a good look, was that a driver had swung into The Mall on the assumption that the carriageway would be clear, and didn't have time to brake or change course significantly. And if this was the case presumably both drivers were willing to assume that no pedestrians would be crossing The Mall just out of their sight when driving up Fox Lane or entering from Cannon Hill; The Mall junction is particularly hard to see around when going North until you are on it.

With that in mind I put this behaviour in the category of driver sense of entitlement which is all too common in terms of speed and a general expectation that everything will be done for them, or pedestrians will be the ones taking care. Hopefully a lesson will have been learned.

One strange thing about these two happenings is that there is no visible sign of collision except that the planter had moved in the direction you would expect if it was a collision. I've therefore wondered if they'd been deliberately moved, but if so the mover was a very powerful person.

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Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood: More details 03 Jan 2019 22:17 #4334

I thought that they are being moved by the council to try out different positions in the roads to see the effects they have?

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Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood: More details 04 Jan 2019 10:03 #4335

Their position is skewed which looks more like impact (or deliberate interference) rather than the Council testing a different configuration.

I think, but could be wrong, that what the Council is talking about is moving them backwards or forwards and more or less into the carriageway.

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Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood: More details 04 Jan 2019 17:27 #4336

Took a bike ride down The Mall this morning and both planters were back in position. On my return home an hour or so later positions for more planters were marked out notably on Ulleswater Road which is an access to my home.

Watching cars entering streets with planters to see how drivers are coping I was struck by their caution; for the time being at least the planters are doing their job. But of course once past the entrance, and with a long sightline the speed may be different.

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