What with the success of British cyclists at the recent London 2012 Olympics more and more people will begin to get on their bikes. But is there a need to tear up an existing pathway and cause a lot of disruption to put in speed bumps in case cyclists go too fast. The
St. Albans council thought this project was
the best way to waste tax payer’s money and failed to consider others, including
the disabled, elderly and parents with buggies.
These new speed restrictors are not well thought out at all. They wouldn’t actually slow a bike down or the cyclist could go around it. They simply are unnecessary. It is difficult for a wheelchair or the like to go over it and because of my spinal surgery, any bump causes discomfort. Also, the path has been made narrow to accommodate this new cycle route but the uneven surface means that it is difficult for two wheelchairs to pass.
Understandably, ‘Wheelchair Boy’ and my brother was angry. He contacted the local paper who quickly followed up the story. See here: http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheelchair_concerns_over_st_albans_park_cycling_speed_humps_1_1471668
Work is ongoing down the park as the council seem to be ignoring complaints. Perhaps Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are moving to
Bye for now!