Anybody know why Stroud Green Road is closed (except for pedestrians and cyclists) under the railway bridges? No visible signs of work taking place beneath.
However, the fact that there's a closure doesn't seem to be stopping motorcycle food couriers - who are just riding round the barricade. Seems the Police are aware of this, and in any case, LBI still has the camera they used to enforce the closure last time round. I bet that lots of them haven't just done this once yesterday and today.
I was hoping they were going to resurface it to get rid of the Footbridge Moat (puddle).
Some enforcement of the law is desperately needed. I live on a street that is gated on one end to prevent rat-running, but there's a gap down the side of the gate intended for cycles with a no-entry for other vehicles. These are regular used (illegally) by couriers, as are advanced stop lanes at traffic lights - a very common manoeuvre being to stream traffic and then pull into the advanced-stop lane. If you happen to be a cyclist already there, and positioned towards the centre-line o the road, this doesn't tend to end well.
I got knocked into the other day by a nob who cut across me (I was on the left of the box going left and the scooter was in the box going left, but he basically accelerated into me and then just rode off angrily). That was on the intersection of Palmer and Holloway.
Genuinely needs to be sorted out especially the useless 'L' plate rule that basically means I could be riding one in a week.
* Ignoring a temporary road sign can be punished with 3 points and a fine; if you claim to have not seen it, that's driving without due care and attention - also three points and a fine. Given that there was a barrier across the road, this would be quite a stretch.
* 12 points results in disqualification; 3 will make already expensive insurance even more so. Bizarrely, once you've passed a driving test it only takes six in the first two years.
* They were coming through the road closure at a rate of several a minute. No doubt some of them many times
If either the Police or LBI use the camera footage they have, you might have some difficult getting a deliveroo or Uber Eats in North London.
Incidentally, the local Safer Neighbourhood Team has a poll - supposedly to guide their focus. Be sure to vote.
There are regular rubbish dumps a bit further along Lennox Road. The residents of Finsbury Park Mansions seem to be the source of these. Finsbury Mansions is an HMO - which the councils seems thing is appropriate for the area because there is a 'local need' for poor quality accommodation.
I reported items with an individual's name and address (in that building) last night to the Council's ASB team. Talking to the one of the team on the phone last night, I didn't leave with the impression that anything would happen - such as them interviewing the resident in question. I may start naming and shaming in the future if Islington won't take action.
To cap it off, the Islington Clean Streets app - how one is supposed to report such incidents - is not fit for purpose in any of these locations. The app is white-label, also being used by several other local boroughs- notable Haringey. It determines which using GPS. This fails badly in locations on the boundary, sending it to the wrong local authority - who then ignore it.
However they're failing to do that - either due to incompetence, or due to the drug takers being aggressive enough to make it impossible to do anything properly.
Hence the council & police.
Police should be aggressively policing the area - young men are killing each other on a weekly basis in our neighbourhood. We all see these boys loitering around & dealing - we've discussed it before.
The council should be finding better (non-ideological) solutions to the homeless problem as we've discussed before. They should also not be afraid to tell the police to use any means necessary to search, arrest and generally make the dealers lives a living hell. Haringey no.1 why isn't there CCTV installed in the park yet ffs.