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Not good enough by a long chalk – Jill


Reported by Jill

Published on Thursday, April 29th, 2021

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Reports

Not good enough by a long chalk – Jill


Written by Jill

Published on Thursday, April 29th, 2021

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Chalk Lane cycle lane at nightime

The pop-up cycle lane on Chalk Farm Road outside the tube station is very dangerous, especially when people are driving at night. There are no easily viewable signs telling people there is a new pop-up cycle lane there, which makes it very risky for cars and maybe even for pedestrians.

This morning a car came out from behind a bus and nearly overturned because the driver didn’t know the cycle lane was there. There should be warning signs and the ‘wands’ should be lit up so people know they are there.

And the signs should be big enough so that you can read them easily. If you’re struggling to read what a sign says you’re more likely to have an accident!

Probably the Council put this cycle lane in thinking they know best, but I believe it’s a health and safety issue. It could cause a very serious accident or somebody could even get killed.

Written by Jill


Hi. My name is Jill. I work for the Synergy team - a speaking up group for People with Learning Disabilities. I am also a JARGON BUSTER. I go to meetings and to make sure people don’t speak in jargon I have a bell to ring, and Jargon John comes with me. It is very important for me to speak out for people with learning disabilities when it comes to Jargon. In everyday life it is on TV, in hospitals, schools, all over the place. It is my job to stop people using Jargon and use Easy Read with pictures. It is very important for the future. A future where a person with a learning disability can be independent but still get the help they need to guide them in the right direction. Jargon is not a good thing. It is only there to make you look good. People with learning disabilities need to know what is being said in their meetings.

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