The Anonymous Widower

Walthamstow’s Funereal Style Road Barriers

These pictures show how Walthamstow has blocked off roads in the Borough.

They do remind me very much of the sort of designs you see in the windows of undertakers.

May 3, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Well, Waltham Forest Council want to see the death of private cars……..

    Comment by MauriceGReed | May 3, 2021 | Reply

  2. Ha ha !


    Sent from my iPhone

    Comment by Lawrence Wilson | May 3, 2021 | Reply

  3. Well it looks much more permanent and better than the barriers many other boroughs have used and so are more likely to remain longer term. I do wonder if the centre post with a cycle can be lowered if an emergency vehicle needs access as that’s one of the main complaints in other boroughs.

    Comment by Melvyn | May 3, 2021 | Reply

  4. Spot on!

    It’s all very well have planted areas of this kind – they look very nice when new. But British local authorities are notorious in starting things they can’t finish. In Paris, for example, they would be elegant AND well maintained for the forseeable future, but here you KNOW the plants that aren’t stolen and sold down Walthamstow Market will just be left to die without any care or attention. That’s already happened to some traffic-calming planting in Balham.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | May 4, 2021 | Reply

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