Above is a photo taken on Saturday, the road in question is Mitchem Road (A236) in Croydon. To this date there is still no reason why this cycle lane should be closed, a positive side to this, it has solved the issue of the door zone which Croydon Council is not interested in changing.
I do find the ‘NO PARKING THIS SIDE OF ROAD’ rather amusing, not only is the grammar rather poor (coming from someone who is dyslexic) but there also isn’t any chance of parking on the other side of the road as it has been dug up.
This image was taken only days before on CS7, further up the road are some gasworks which have caused the road to be narrowed on either side which means that cyclists and motor traffic can no longer co-exist.
For well over a year, a cycle lane in Ampere Way, Croydon was full with plastic jersey barriers. Preventing use of the cycle lane. A few weeks ago there was an update to the cycle lane along Ampere Way.
It used to be like this.
It is now like this.
At least the cycle lane is now usable but the additional bollards now mean that the width of the cycle lane has decreased, road sweepers can not clean them and moving in and out of the cycle lane is difficult.
The bollards have been placed on the left side of the painted lane boundary line, reducing the width that was once there. As we can see from the image below, the road is plenty wide enough for the cycle lane to have been increased in width considerably and still allow for motorised forms of transport to pass smoothly.