Street talk: Argyle Street-Charles Street

This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 63.

Some improvements to nearby streets were made to compensate for the closure of the cycle bridge over the railway during improvement works. We were pleased that the cycle bypass at the entrance to Stockwell Street from Mill Road was much improved, but we were disappointed that our suggestion that the pram arms and posts be removed between Argyle Street and Charles Street was rejected.

We were told that this could not be done because the gap might then be used by motorcycles. Yes, motorcyclists occasionally do use gaps where they are prohibited access (e.g. Charles Street to Rustat Road), just as motorists occasionally turn right into a side road where there is a no right turn. But it does seem exaggerated to inconvenience legitimate users just in case an occasional infringement might occur.

Lisa Woodburn