Councils remove 'hazardous' low level cycle lane dividers
"Dear Enfield Council
Yesterday (10.5.17) afternoon I witnessed for myself someone tripping over these excrescences. The elderly man, who I adjudge was the grandfather of the two small children that he had just collected from the school in Highfield Rd., was attempting to cross Green Lanes with the children in hand from the filling station towards Sainsburys when he tripped and fell. The hapless man was left sprawled face down in the traffic lane with the two small children standing helpless in the traffic lane beside him"
The latest of a string of emails to LBE councillors and officers, about people tripping over the new concrete cycle lane kerbs and orcas/armadillos - the plastic dividers), which now litter the road all the way to Enfield.
Now watch this short video (ignore the typos) show just how dangers orcas or armadillos are to pedestrians.
Most of the accidents reported in our area seem to be to elderly people. One women has fractured a leg, leaving her on crutches and housebound; an unknown number have been taken to hospital.
The London Ambulance Service is quoted in the Local Transport Today (LTT) that
"light segregation can and does create trip hazards on public roads – and increases casualties
to a point where various schemes have been taken out in London and other areas of the UK."
SO WHY IS ENFIELD COUNCIL STILL PUTTING THEM IN?
Councils are taking these 'orcas' out - so why is Enfield Council putting them in?