Another Letter to the Editor from Tony Kelly in Ryde. In his own words. Ed
Many thanks to VentnorBlog for printing my letter on the Pedestrian problem. I do not want to use the Blog to promote the cause of Pedestrians but I wondered if you might find this amusing.
These “road signs” (pictured) were erected at the junction of Cross Street and Union
Street Road in Ryde. Someone mentioned the Department of Transport and their rules etc.
One of their regulations stipulates that the “road signs” have to have identification so that the contractor can be contacted in case of problems with the signs, maybe they have been blown over. The JAD scribbled in free hand on the back of the “road signs” is not really identity is it?
The last photo shows that if one persists and finds the right person then the signs can be replaced correctly and may I say sensibly?
A lesson in disability awareness?
Perhaps the private contractor should send their staff on a Disability Awareness training course?
Perhaps they might go out with their Wives and help them push a buggie up and down the pavements?
I have found out that one finds a sympathetic person that resolves the problem and the next thing one is being told to not contact that person. Keep walking comrades, we have nothing to lose but our pavements.
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