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Joined 16-06-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 06 July, 2005 - 10:19 pm:   

Does anyone know what is the point of the metal bell-shaped lump on the pavement at the end of David's Road?

It's purpose in life seems to be to cause maximum damage to any car that narrowly misjudges the left turn onto the South Circular. Not a difficult thing to do when you're concentrating on the traffic at the busy junction to your right.

If this stump is there as a traffic calming measure then at least make it visible (i.e. 2ft taller). If its there as a decoration then please remove it - its dangerous.
Joined 05-04-2003
Posted on Thursday, 07 July, 2005 - 08:59 pm:   

We have been looking for some assistance on this one for some time - but the council does not want to listen. People speed along this road on a daily basis and invariably the wrong way along the one way road. I see that a car has been smashed across from the ambulance station. Councillors please take note before we have a fatality.
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Thursday, 07 July, 2005 - 11:19 pm:   

I had assumed it is there to prevent trucks mounting the pavement, by cutting the corner.

I used to live on Davids Rd and accidents on the Manor Mount/Davids corner were common whenever the road was greasy or icey. You just can't help some drivers...
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 07 July, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   

The pavement is for pedestrians.
The road is for cars.
Joined 16-06-2005
Posted on Friday, 08 July, 2005 - 08:33 pm:   

Quite happy for vehicles not to go on the pavement. And I accept the need for a measure on that corner to see that it doesn't happen.

What I won't accept is that the best way to do this is to have some caste iron bulge poking its way out of the pavement. Look when you next come down Davids Rd, and tell me that that thing is in the natural line of site. No - its below the level of the rest of the road, and its not in line with the rest of the road. Nobody can see it until their almost on top of it.

Roz, I would like to see the council adopt similar solutions to some I've seen in Tower Hamlets recently. Only a really bad driver could have an accident there.

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