Out of the blue: Cycle Superhighways' night manoeuvres
Ah: so that's how they do it - under cover of darkness. En route home last night, about 10.30pm, I saw the contractors for the Superficial Cycleways swilling out the blue paint and gravelly stuff just outside Kennington tube station for CS7.
The two things that surprise you are: a) the smell: a pervasive resin sweetness, like dripping-ripe pears; b) how fast these guys work - they don't muck about.
So, overnight, like a silent fall of cobalt snow, Kennington Park Road now has its own stretch of Superficial Cycleway, out of a tin. Like spray-on blue tan, it's that easy!