Tuesday 25 September 2012 8.05am
Yet another person has been run over at the dangerous junction of Tower Bridge Road
and Abbey Street
(not sure how bad).
Now I know a lot of people blame the motorists for all the accidents here, but these accidents are happening with more regularity due to Southwark Council
's insistence that any bit of land in Bermondsey must be turned into a high rise block. This has caused every corner to now become a blind spot, and incredibly they even had to reposition the traffic lights to accommodate the block on the corner of Abbey Street
The answer is not to put a mirror on the corners but to stop building high rise blocks so close to major road junctions, but will the council stop that? No, because of pound note signs, they have the blood of everyone who dies on their hands here but I don't think they care as long as they can get unaffordable £289000 studio flats on any bit of land.
All that will happen is there will be more calls for traffic calming measures, changes to traffic lights, when what really needs to be done is to bulldoze these flats and stop the junction being a blind spot.