Prompted by this tweet, we’ve complained to the council about the poor approach they seem to be maintaining on dealing with roadworks and cycling …
Here’s the letter we wrote – let us know if you’ve been the victim of more rubbish signage in the borough!
I am writing to officially complain about the ongoing issues with roadworks signage in the borough.
Richmond Cycling Campaign is unhappy not only about the fact that this is still a problem, but the fact that there appears to be no prompt, effective escalation route for it to be dealt with.
There is quite literally no scenario in which someone on a bicycle should ever be instructed to walk, or to wheel their bicycle. The most obvious recent example of this was outside the RFU (see this tweet
). The council was told about this on May 31st, but on 6th June, one of our members observed the obstructions still to be in place.
We spoke about this at the last Cycling Liaison Group, and we were given to believe (a) that council rules are clear on this, and (b) that there is a process in place to deal with these problems.
We are therefore asking for a clear response from the council explaining:
1. What rules and guidelines are issued to people doing roadworks in the borough? By whom?
2. What is the escalation process for dealing with problems?
3. Are there any Service Level Agreements (or deadlines) in the escalation process?
4. Who has responsibility for roadworks in the borough, and policing and approval thereof?
Richmond Cycling Campaign