THE EDITOR, Sir:
I would like to thank Mr Morrison in the Communications Department at the National Works Agency (NWA), Maxfield Avenue, for listening patiently to my concerns and suggestions for the chaos that is now in the entire Barbican area!
Police, please be aware of these selfish and dangerous acts and lock up the persons who are blatantly breaking the law. Clearly, motor vehicle fatalities are not enough to stop them. When these criminals have to pay fines, have their licences suspended, or are imprisoned, maybe then things will start to change.
My thoughts are shared here to hopefully educate and re-educate:
1. Motorists travelling along East Kings House Road heading towards Barbican Road have two options after reaching the end of the concrete blocks: turn right or left. For those persons who turn left instead of right, and right instead of left, I hope the police lock you up and throw away the key! (I have witnessed these acts on several occasions.) For those turning right, please keep moving in the right lane. Please STOP COMING TO A SUDDEN HALT AT THIS JUNCTURE; when the solid line breaks, you are then allowed to merge carefully into the left lane.
Motorists coming from the opposite direction along Barbican Road (from Russell Heights, as an example), please REMAIN IN THE LEFT LANE and merge carefully with the right lane when the solid line breaks.
2. For motorists travelling along Barbican Road, heading back on to East Kings House Road, please remain on the right-hand side going around the corner, until the line breaks (if you need to get into the left lane.) Pedestrians, PLEASE STOP CROSSING HERE! You will be hit one of these days, as we cannot see around corners; there is a pedestrian crossing just a few feet away!
Motorists entering East Kings House Road from Barbican Road (passing Fontana on their left), please REMAIN ON THE LEFT SIDE UNTIL THE WHITE LINE BREAKS. I have suggested to Mr Morrison that more concrete blocks be put right here.
3. Continuing along East Kings House Road heading towards Hope Road, motorists, we have two lanes about to become four: two to head straight towards Hope Road, and two to go through the traffic light heading towards Barbican Road. Please take your time in manoeuvring to where you should really be positioned. (Mr Morrison has advised that the NWA is awaiting a shipment of paint in order to mark out the lanes.)