Bernie McComb of Cowes wonders what sort of cost cutting justified spray painting half a bicycle’s image.

Bernie McComb of Cowes wonders what sort of cost cutting justified spray painting half a bicycle’s image.

Parking issues like this have caught Bernie McComb’s attention.

Parking issues like this have caught Bernie McComb’s attention.

Recently, a large truck visited Cowes to repaint line markings on Thompson Avenue.
There were two hefty blokes on the back tray who hopped down onto the road when the truck stopped.
From the truck they lifted a hefty stencil placing it so that they could then spray paint.
The first photo is taken at the pedestrian crossing near ‘Woolies’; looks like some cost cutting policy was in place.
It’s only part of the bicycle image that was repainted – just the part covered by new asphalt.
Where there are bike tracks at pedestrian crossings, image on the first photo is supposed to be painted, in the bike track, both before and after the crossing, on both sides of the road.
There’s one immediately behind the truck but three others completely missing for the school crossing.
At ‘Woolies’, they get a complete set of four prints – surely the school crossing is at least as important, if not more so?
Looks like instructions were sadly inadequate for such big road painting truck and three blokes.
The second photo shows a delivery truck parked right next to the school crossing.
There’s just this and one other car park before a driveway.
Blocking the line of sight for drivers and pedestrian alike is surely dangerous.
Should these parking spots be either scrapped completely or clearly signed for cars only and 15 minutes?
Looking forward to seeing Thompson Avenue upgraded so it’s more friendly towards pedestrians and cyclists,
Bernie McComb, Cowes