Discussion in 'Commuting' started by User, 18 Jan 2008.
they'll have borrowed that tarmac from somewhere else on your route
hmm, I've just reported the assault course that is Eversholt Street to Camden Council
They'll 'look at the report' within 10 days
LOL @ tynan
That's a fast turnaround Mr.P. I'd be tempted to send them another email saying thanks for fixing it so quick.
Good to hear some encouraging news about your council instead of the normal moans when councils disregard complaints!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've had similarly quick repairs. Better yet, I've had the North Yorkshire highways surveyor telephone me to talk about holes before he gets them fixed.
Don't forget to register the pothole at fillthathole and make a point of mentioning that fact to the council, emphasing their legal responsibility to fill the hole now that they are aware of it.
I did that for a really dangerous pothole near here. It was on a very fast downhill, on the racing line and the slope of the road was such that you couldn't see it until you were right upon it. I reported it after my mate hit it on his MTB. Its big knobbly tyres made the bike tough enough to survive the impact but it would have destroyed a roadbike wheel with catastrophic consequences for the rider...
I soon got a reply email from the council. Tellingly - they had forgotten to delete the messages from within the various council departments so I could see exactly what the reactions were as my message was forwarded from one person to another up the food chain! It went something like this: "Fred - here's another bloody pothole complaint" to "John - get someone to have a look at this when you can" to "Pete - this pothole sounds like a bad one and the guy has sent a copy to a third party so we will be up s**t creek if someone gets hurt now" to "Mick - go and fix this pothole - NOW!!!"
Within 24 hours I had an email from 'Mick'. He gave me an OS grid reference for the pothole and forwarded a photograph of his repair. He asked me to confirm that this was the one that I'd reported. Result! The repair job was done properly. I've checked it a couple of times, and it is still sound, unlike a lot of botched repairs that fail again once a few HGVs have driven over them.
This was posted by PaulMC over on Singletrackworld earlier on today as they are having a similar discussion, and I thought you guys might like to have a read.
Can one compliain about the bank or ripple that is created by near constant truck & bus traffic?
It happens when the weight of the vehicles compresses the road surface pushing the excess ashphalt into a mound or seam that runs parallel with the gutter and can be deadly to the point of forcing you out into traffic.
Is there a name for this?
Quite common especially on the inside lane of motorways.
Thats the b*gg*r.
(Not to be confused with real tramlines, like there are in Croydon, which when wet, are deadly to cyclists.)
I also had an excellent pothole result. I reported two yesterday afternoon about 2ish. By 10am this morning they were filled in.
Well done to Derbyshire CC.
I only had 'squishing' in my head, hence I asked what the general name for it was LOL!
I reported a potholed road to fillthathole once, and lo and behold, a couple of days later I cycled past a council guy marking out potholes on that road.
I couldn't resist and went up to him and said, are you from 'fill that hole? That was *me* that reported those!!!!'
He didn't seem overwhelmed by my enthusiasm, and asked if I'd care to point out to him the stated 'hundreds all over the road' that I complained about.
I told him I was late for swimming, which was the first lie that came into my head
i always keep meaning to report east bank road 'cos there's an awful one along there, but i only ever cycle along it one way and it's on the other side, so my inclination is low, i.e. only enough to 'see if they actually bother' and to see if i can make somebody do some work that they wouldn't have done otherwise.
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