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Deformity in road surface

Reported via desktop in the Pothole (minor) category anonymously at 17:31, Saturday 16 October 2021

Sent to TfL 8 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS3066374.

I was cycling along the northbound cycle lane on Lambeth Palace Road, just south of St Thomas’ Hospital, at dusk (with lights) a few days ago when I encountered some sort of deformity in the road surface. The road surface defect must have been quite substantial, as there was a tremendous bang as I cycled over it, rupturing both tyres of my bicycle. I was nearly thrown off the bike and had to walk for the remainder of my journey. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before in ten years of fairly frequent road cycling. I would be very grateful if you could investigate the road surface here and fix the issue so that other cyclists are not endangered in the same way

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  • Category changed from ‘Pothole’ to ‘Pothole (minor)’

    Posted by TfL at 17:39, Saturday 16 October 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. We have investigated this, and it has now been referred to our contractors. If the defect is confirmed as a safety issue, it will be made safe within 24 hours. A permanent repair, if needed will be carried out during our next programmed works for the area, or sooner if we can. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 09:58, Wednesday 27 October 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Thursday 25 November 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.