It's 2021, and we are once again forced into lockdown because of the pandemic and have to stay close to home.
We should all make the most of this by exploring our local areas and doing what we can to make a difference in 2021.
Three easy and simple ways we can make a difference are
- Report problems
- Upload photos to online mapping sites
- Update those online maps ourselves
1. Report problems.
When you venture out on your rides, keep an eye out for things like potholes, fly tipping. even overhanging bushes or incorrect or damaged signage, and report to local authority using fixmystreet.com
Fix my street allows you to easily take a photo and make a report online to the council. It is available as an app for your phone. You can even use it to see other issues reported.
It uses your location to know which authority to email, and take no time at all to do so. I've had responses back even on a weekend. I've used it to get;
- Abandoned vehicles moved
- Bushes cut back
- Glass swept up
- flytipping tackled
2. Upload photos to mapping sites
- Highlight busy junctions or crossings
- Signage and route guidance
- Path surface quality
- Cycle parking.