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Temporary barrier and signage obscuring drivers' view, causing failure to give way

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 22:46, Thu 4 June 2020

Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later

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At the southern end of the "Bicycles Only" restriction on Pitfield Street N1, at the junction with Mintern Street, temporary barriers and signage obstruct the view of Pitfield Street for drivers entering from Mintern Street.

I was almost hit by a car from Mintern Street last Thursday, 28 May, when the driver failed to spot me and so failed to give way before entering Pitfield Street.

Despite the clear danger, the police have declined to prosecute on the basis that "the drivers view of your approach is obstructed by the road signage and barriers".

The three video stills illustrate the problem. Look carefully for the high black sign above the organge barrier which fully obscures the driver's view north up Pitfield Street. This signage is a death trap.

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