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Hazard - Byng Place WC1

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Bromptonaut, 29 Nov 2007.

  1. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    Anyone else travelling in the Gordon Sq area noticed/reported the traffic count machine placed approx on S side of Byng Place approx 20m east of Malet St?

    It's one of those devices that relies on cables stretched accross the road. In this case they cross the kerb and then descend at 45 degrees to meet the road surface about 18inches out. You'd need to be nearer the side than I habitually ride but it could easily have you off.

    Reported it to Camden on Monday and by today they'd responded by wrapping red/white/blue tape round the offending section. Not good enough and I'll be back on them tomorrow!!
     
  2. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Despite the fact it's a bit slow, I normally use the cycle path on the north side so I hadn't noticed it. I'll try to remember to keep an eye out on Monday morning when I next pass. I wonder if it might be worth me taking the road on that section actually - I could capture it on my bikecam.
     
  3. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    The cycle path on Byng Place is more dangerous than any hazard.
     
  4. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I could swear PrettyBoyTim's eyes are following me around the room.
     
  5. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    You wish! :biggrin:
     
  6. OP
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    Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    My passage this morning just happened to co incide with presence of two Camden street wardens. They radioed in to report it resulting in the application of more red/white/blue tape!!!

    It's still a hazard in the dark or if concealed by a vehicle until the last minute.

    Keep hoping a kerbing HGV will knock it out!!!
     
  7. OP
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    Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    Gone overnight. Wish I'd played a part but suspect the count was complete.