Friday 21 October 2011 12.55am
It looks like we can expect traffic mayhem across the Bermondsey Area when the London Bridge Station
The Bermondsey Neighbourhood Forum (which I'm involved with
) has got Southwark Council
to decode the pages and pages of information about traffic in Network Rail's planning application - which looks both problematic and delusional.
With roads closed around the station itself, Network Rail are trying to convince people that traffic travelling from west to east will go down Borough High Street
, down Great Dover Street
and then up Tower Bridge Road
Apparently this traffic will want to go that way and not think about going down Long Lane
(oh no!) - which the council says is 'not suitable for additional traffic'
The council's analysis is an interesting read. It's on the Bermondsey Neighbourhood Forum website at http://yourbermondsey.org/?p=85
I know people have mentioned problems with traffic on Long Lane
before (eg http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89921
I'm worried that even if the traffic goes the way Network Rail says it will then it will make Great Dover Street
hellish and Tower Bridge Road
even more of a nightmare than it is at the moment.
For people who want more traffic info, the Forum has a broader analysis of how traffic is in the area at http://yourbermondsey.org/?p=127