Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wimbledon Tennis - No Room for Cyclists

Above you can see Woodhayes Road SW19, which runs towards Wimbledon Common. Normally it's parked up on both sides, and hence just a little too narrow for two motor vehicles to pass. For the tennis, temporary parking restrictions are in place. I wonder where all the parked cars have gone? Given the Wimbledon Championships last 2 weeks, it's safe to say that it is possible for the car owners to make alternative arrangements, which rather suggests that the world wouldn't end if the parking restrictions were made permanent, at least on one side of the road. Then you'd have enough space for a segregated cycle lane. But as we all know, there's not enough room for such things in the UK.

1 comment:

  1. They only have cycle tracks in the Netherlands because it is flat. It wouldn't be possible in Wimbledon because of the mountainous terrain.