There seems to be a problem with bollards at the junction of Wimbledon Hill Road and Worple Road in Wimbledon. The local paper reports:
"Bollard to blame for recent Wimbledon crashes...eight accidents happened in exactly the same way since the middle of November."
Drivers are warned that the bollard may jump out into the road without warning. It should not be approached.
[I promise you I am not making this next bit up, but maybe the local paper did]
"Councillor David Dean...said the council needed to remove the bollard, which protects pedestrians standing on a
Quite right, Councillor. Pedestrians are much softer and less likely to cause damage to vehicles.
Councillor Andrew Judge said:
“This junction is very busy so we have added new road markings already
to highlight the presence of the traffic island and further road
markings will be provided to guide right-turning traffic
safely around it."
How's that de-cluttering thing going, by the way? Naked streets, anybody?