Wednesday 29 August 2012 11.40pm
Transport for London has been putting up notices that certain roadside railings are no longer considered necessary and will be removed by September 17. The ones I am aware of are at the southern end of Tower Bridge Road
and on the pedestrian crossing of the adjoining roundabout which links Old and New Kent Road
I called TfL today (annoyed by yet another 0845 number which costs from my mobile phone) and told them that these railings represent money already spent, are costing nothing to keep in place, are not an eyesore, and arguably have some protective purpose, eg in case of wayward vehicles or to keep toddlers and young children safe from very busy traffic.
Moreover, it will cost to remove these railings and I would like to know if this really is money well spent, especially in these supposedly austere times ? The chap at TfL was very pleasant and said he would pass on my comments.
Anyone understand the apparent logic and justification for such a strange bureaucratic decision as this railings removal ?! Thanks in advance.