|Isn't it lovely? photo by chdot|
So, five years for a drop kerb, on a route that sees hundreds of cyclists everyday.
Maybe. If only anti-cyclist infrastructure didn't get installed on a whim, and usually badly. Why is that a dropped kerb takes 5 years, while chicanes can be put up in weeks after a single complaint? The dropped kerb itself may be minor, but it captures the inequities of urban governance regarding active travel as does the city's repeated inability to install chicanes properly.
Coincidentally, it was pointed out to me earlier today that the Active Travel Action plan includes this action:
Set up a process for reporting missing dropped kerbs/identifying priority new dropped kerbs by the end of 2011, and then implement the highest priority ones.
Going about this in an ad-hoc way is clearly a waste of campaigners and council time, as well as inequitable to areas with less shouty campaigners.
Do you have some kerbs you'd like dropped in less than 5 years? Let's make a list.