30 April 2010

Sub-standard: Those cycle-lane-blockers in full

It's a holiday weekend, so it's time for some pictures of badly parked vans.

This one we spotted the other day blocking a contraflow in Lancaster, an otherwise good cycling town with some pleasant traffic-free and on-road routes, a lovely canalside pub called the Water Witch, and the most helpful tourist information I've found in ages.

And this one was snapped a couple of days ago on Baylis Road, by Lambeth North station. It's delivering the Evening Standard, with its campaign to make London's streets better for cyclists.

Yesterday's edition reported that cyclists could hold the balance of power in the forthcoming election. Which is a nice thought but unlikely, as most of us can't even hold a lane without being hooted by one of their delivery vans.

And yet again, the number plate is remarkably appropriate. (It's quite a collection now. See also 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.)

1 comment:

  1. Very good! I saw this on my local cycling group's site - I thought it was an April fool at first (though they were a few days late!)