: ' London’s roads'

Goswell Street Road

One of the oft used and pointless pieces of trivia is that the City of London has no ’roads’. The Square Mile has streets aplenty, along with ‘Lanes’, ‘Gates’, ‘Gardens’, ‘Docks’, ‘Places’, ‘Alleys’, ‘Hills’ and ‘Yards’, [...]

Twenty’s plenty

Islington Council has a long history of discouraging the use of cars within its boundaries; passengers have told me of having their cars taken to the car pound one day after their residents’ permit expired. Another [...]

Goodbye Piccadilly

Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square or so the World War I song goes. Last week we could have been singing that verse all over again as a sector of the West End reverted back to a [...]

25 x 25 x 25

hirty years ago a friend of mine took our son and his lad for a Sunday afternoon stroll and in the days when civil engineering was not carried out 24-hours a day, he decided, for reasons [...]

Jaywalkers assist drivers

“In towns we may need to start considering some radical schemes such as removing kerbs so there are more hazards – like pedestrians – around your car. Our research suggests that this might actually improve people’s [...]

Circle of Fear

I had been on the Knowledge for two years and was starting to gain confidence in my ability to navigate around the City of London, when on an appearance my examiner handed me a pamphlet. “You’re to [...]

Slow boat from China

If ever evidence was needed to support the claim that London’s streets were paved with gold the place to find it would be Exhibition Road. This three-quarter-mile long road is undergoing a transition that in the [...]

Mounting concern over humps

report has recently been posted on line by honest john who seems to prove what many of London’s cabbies have been saying for years. Analysing hundreds of complaints from drivers who say ‘sleeping policemen’ are wreaking [...]

Smooth Operators

  n a recent consultation document it would appear that our Mayor ‘Bicycle Clips’ Boris has all but given up on trying improving the average speed to transverse London, with an average of 10 mph it [...]

Boys from the Blackstuff

I think that I’m in the wrong game, for according to the trade body for road menders, the average cost of filling in a pothole in London is £71, those guys that you see out in [...]