Monday 8 June 2009 10.44am
I too would like to know if there was a consultation with the public. I wonder who decided this was a good thing? Was the pavement so busy with people that they were stepping into the road? Were any pedestrians hurt at this intersection?
To me, everything about this is wrong, I don't own a car but cross Waterloo Road
on foot every day and take the bus several times a week. The congestion caused by this "improvement" has made the road more dangerous and lengthed travel time for buses.
One could also say that the environmental impact is negative as well, in the mornings I often see a long line of buses idling down Waterloo Road
. At least the pavement is getting used more as people bail from the buses to walk.
The pavement along Waterloo Road
is in terrible condition with lose, broken, and crooked stones (aside from around that intersection of course). Personally I would prefer them to fix the pavements we have rather than spend the money on this expansion around the Old Vic.
It seems that our local government simply hates all vehicles and will stop at nothing to make life in central London more difficult.
I wonder how much all this work costs, particularly in these lean times.
Sorry for the rant, but traffic calming like this is a particular hot button.