Friday 9 July 2010 12.34am
I think what I - perhaps quite naively - fail to understand is why wasn't this situation foreseen and planned for ages ago?
I've lived in the area for over 7 years. When I moved in, More London barely existed, the Hilton was still in planning stages, the Unicorn was breaking ground. Potters Fields had not been redeveloped and the Shard was barely a glimmer in a developer's eye. That's just Tooley Street
- to say nothing of the changes on adjacent streets that feed traffic onto and through Tooley.
So, why was planning permission given for 2 very child-friendly sites, and a mix of commercial / residential developments that would pose immense traffic stress on a street which was never intended to have this pressure? The objectives seem at odds with each other.
If the crossings are removed, what then becomes the sensible and safe alternative?