Monday, November 03, 2008

More pedestrian action

I really am not specifically looking for this, but just this morning I came down Gilgal into Worcester Road and saw a women and child trying to cross the inflow and outflow roads of Mitton Street and Gilgal respectively. What caught my eye was that in crossing these two lanes simultaneously they'd be walking past the point of the splitter triangle at this junction; the one with the three uncontrolled crossing points that allow you to cross each lane singularly.

In other words ten feet to her left she could have crossed each lane separately and, as I've seen her before at other points on her journey, continued in exactly the same direction she would have been moving to anyway. Instead she's having to wait for both lanes to be clear then dragging her child with her across the road.

I don't get it, I honestly don't get it.