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New cycle lane white plastic stick 'wands' covered in road grime

Reported via desktop in the Street Cleansing category anonymously at 23:30, Sunday 24 October 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

A segregated cycle lane, with white plastic sticks 'wands' was installed about a year ago, on Bromley Rd, Shortlands, between Shortlands Station and Albemarle Rd junction - the Beckenham-bound lane. The visibility of the white plastic / reflective sticks is reduced, in my estimation, at night, to the naked eye, by around 90%. The road grime makes the sticks grey and they are 'camouflaged' against the grey tarmac background. They should be easily visible to cyclists and motor vehicle users alike, including in the evening and at night time. The grime also makes the sticks unsightly. This is also in the Shortlands Village Conservation Area whose appearance should be 'conserved and enhanced' Please either clean the white stick 'wands' now and on a regular basis. Alternatively please remove the white sticks altogether. Please also check the similar cycle lane 'wands' for grime in Albemarle Rd and Crystal Palace Park Rd and any other installations in the borough. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 23:31, Sunday 24 October 2021

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:26, Friday 12 November 2021

  • Further works are necessary to resolve the issue and have been scheduled for action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:36, Thursday 25 November 2021

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via: https://fix.bromley.gov.uk

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:41, Monday 29 November 2021

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