Jim (and the city) fixed it

This article was published in 2004, in Newsletter 57.

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A Campaign member fell off his bike here on a wet evening at the Downing Street-St Andrew’s Street junction because the cables for the temporary traffic signal were laid obliquely across the corner. Campaign committee member Jim Chisholm heard of this and took the ‘before’ photo. He rang the contractors’ contact number, but this had no effect. The next day he asked the workers on site and got a shrug of shoulders. (They’d also blocked the contraflow cycle lane and said it was suspended.) Jim rang the City Council, and within an hour it had all been corrected. It shouldn’t have needed three goes, of course.

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