Bateman Street



The terrible cycle lane surface in Bateman Street.
Image as described adjacent

Since February I’ve been trying to get the eastbound cycle lane on the western part of Bateman Street resurfaced and remarked. It’s in a disgraceful condition that would cause any Dutch or Danish cyclists to fall off their bike with astonishment and hit their (unhelmeted) heads on the road. After posting a photo on www.fillthathole.org.uk in February and reminding them in June and September, the county council said on October 5 that work had been scheduled and on October 22 that this had been done. As the photo shows, it is hard to discern any evidence of work having been done and the cycle lane is still in a disgraceful condition.

Here is the record of Hazard #63988:

11 Feb 2012 Added by me
14 Feb 2012 Reported to County by CTC
20 Feb 2012 Reference added by Highway authority. Highway Authority reference updated.
7 Jun 2012 Reported again by me
12 Jun 2012 Reported to County by CTC
14 Jun 2012 Reference added Highway authority. Highway Authority reference updated.
20 Sep 2012 Reported again by me
27 Sep 2012 Reported to County by CTC
27 Sep 2012 Reference added Highway authority. Highway Authority reference updated.
5 Oct 2012 Comment by Highway authority: ‘Thank you for reporting this highway fault. This has been investigated and appropriate maintenance work has been scheduled.’
22 Oct 2012 Reported as fixed by the Highway authority: ‘Thank you for reporting this highway fault. The appropriate maintenance work has now been completed.’
23 Oct 2012 Comment by me: ‘Wrong – no work has been done on the cycle lane. It’s still a disgrace.’

Tim Burford