Fw: urbancyclist-uk: Pensioners stranded because of traffic
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From: "john snuggs" <john.snuggs@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: urbancyclist-uk: Pensioners stranded because of traffic
> From the urbancyclist-uk e-mail list
> From the South London Press:
> PENSIONERS have become prisoners in their own homes - because an ambulance
> which usually takes them to a day centre cannot negotiate their
> traffic-clogged street.
> The ambulance is supposed to pick them up from sheltered accommodation in
> Holland Grove, Brixton, and take them to a local day centre.
> But it stopped the run a fortnight ago because it is unable get into the
> park of the old people's housing.
> A spokeswoman for Lambeth council, which runs the ambulance service, said:
> "Cars park flush to the corner of the entrance so the ambulance can't
> negotiate the corner to get into the scheme."
> Treasurer of Holland Grove Residents' Association, Marie Farrell, told the
> South London Press: "These people are actually prisoners in their own
> Association chairman Tony Heggarty said bin lorries were also having
> problems getting down the street. He added residents were concerned a fire
> engine would not be able to drive down the road.
> Mr Heggarty said many of the cars belong to commuters who park in Holland
> Grove - as it has no parking restrictions - then walk to Brixton Tube
> Mr Heggarty said: "I would like to see an introduction to residents'
> - as long as that is what they want."
> He added: "There should also be yellow lines on one or both sides of the
> Do you think there is anyone out there in car-lobby land who doesn't
> that cars destroy communities?