This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 60.
After our request back in March 2004, the council have finally installed new treads at the corners where several cyclists have fallen. The new treads have three strips of high-friction surface, rather than the original one. This looks like a high quality, if expensive, solution and should be much better.
However, there are only a few high friction treads at the two corners and we are concerned that they might not be enough to solve the problem. Bikes do not turn on a spot. Please let us know if anyone slips or falls from now on.