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A Friday afternoon teaser for everyone:

Question: where do you think the photograph of this new sign was taken (click on the photo for a better look)?

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Answer: It’s on the start of the Greenway walking path. Right by Wick Lane. Near to the Olympic Stadium. In Fish Island. Which is in Bow.

So why is the sign pointing tourists away from Bow and sending them to Stratford? And telling them that Bow is 1.75miles away when it is in Bow? Others further along the Greenway also send walkers and cyclists on a wild goose chase. Crikey, what’s wrong with Bow?

Here’s what the Olympic Delivery Authority told me: “The Greenway is not our responsibility.”

Tower Hamlets Council’s planning department told me they gave planning permission for the signs to be erected, but what was written on them was someone else’s fault.

Here’s what Tower Hamlets Council’s press office told me: “The  signs have been developed and supplied by the ODA’s Greenway Project. The Greenway Project is a scheme to improve the link to Victoria Park. We had  identified that there are some issues with the signs and are working with the  ODA to rectify this. The ODA are responsible for the signs. We are out checking the signs.”

And these people are organising next year’s Games….

P.S. What is it about people who hang carrier bags of dog dirt on railings?

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