Sunday, February 03, 2008

Mysteries of the LEZ


New LEZ signs have been proliferating around London recently. This sign is at the end of Stanley Road in North Chingford. But what is it telling us?


Stanley Road is a dead end - about 200 yards further on it is blocked by a railway line. Neighbouring roads are also dead ends, and they also have these new signs. Is the LEZ confined to these roads? - of course not. The sign isn't even on the boundary of the zone - you are in the LEZ whichever side of it you stand.


So why is it there?
I stand corrected - Station Road is the boundary of the zone, so the sign is correctly located. However I can understand the concerns of residents who cannot see why their short dead end roads are included in the zone. Perhaps in this case the railway line would have been a more suitable choice.

3 comments:

comstock said...

Why is the sign in a surprising place? It's..err. on the boundary of the zone. Everything south of Station Road is in the zone.

Roger Evans said...

Comstock - I have had a look at the online maps and you are right. The boundary runs along Station Road but does not include it.

judith said...

Oh, it's just another excuse for more urban street furniture clutter.