Friday, 15 October 2010

Hyde Rd pothole (one of many)

Potholes are mostly just annoying, but occasionally you across a right bastard. This one has gotten really bad in the last couple of weeks. Get things wrong and ride over that chasm to the right of the grid and you'll be saying hello to the tarmac with your face. I’ve reported this using a service provided by the CTC. If you search around the map on there you can see the little green flags mean a pothole that has been fixed, blue is unfixed (which is most of them for Manchester) and red is newly reported ones, each one provides a history of when it was reported and to who. It’s a quick and easy process to fill in the form and upload an image if you have one. 

I once had a blowout on a front tyre of my car from a pothole a few weeks more advanced than this, so they are not a walk in the park for car drivers either. Let’s see how long it takes to get fixed (that should say ‘fixed again’ – since you can see it has been patched previously), I won't be holding my breath though.

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