One Standard reader asked the sensible question as to why Doctor Gordon Taylor- a traffic management professional, with years of experience and also a long time resident had not been involved. The answer is simple. Taylor was one of the opponents of not just this madcap scheme, but another of Moylan's lunatic ideas of destroying Sloane Square. Moylan is like a sulky child when thwarted!
Council spends £800 a day on cleaning first 'shared' roadMark Blunden and Lucy Osborne
The £29 million redesign of Exhibition Road in Kensington - home to the Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum - allows drivers and pedestrians to mix freely on a high-grade Chinese granite surface............black cab drivers say they are less confident about driving on it......
Steve McNamara, of the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association, said: "The road surface seems slipperier than most and by the looks of the marks on the road people are having to brake quite harshly."
|Emergency Stop Skid Marks|
Maintenance teams have been seen cleaning off chewing gum and skid marks left on the granite bricks by cars stopping sharply.
The council confirmed an extra £200,000 is being spent on "additional costs of Exhibition Road cleansing", while its budget states £336,000 is being cut from its overall street cleaning budget.
Gordon Taylor, chairman of West London Residents Association, who has a PhD in concrete engineering, said: "The Chinese granite they chose stains very easily and it's very dusty. You get oil leakage from the cars and grease, and also the chewing gum."
|Impossible To Remove Oil Stains|