Saturday 18 March 2017 1.09pm
Sign me up for razing. The Bricklayers Flyover & roundabout is a relic of a by-gone era and has no place in a modern city, it's a complete waste of space and incredibly unfriendly for both pedestrians and cyclists. Don't even get me started on the subways, nobody uses them and their placement is moronic.
According to Wikipedia , the reason the roundabout is so spacious in the first place is because the area was safeguarded as a location for a station on the Bakerloo Line station.
The rather over-generous proportions of the roundabout, which included pedestrian underpasses from the adjacent roads onto it, were a result of London Underground safeguarding a route for the possible future extension of the Bakerloo line from its terminus at Elephant & Castle tube station. This was to run along and under the main road route and thence underneath the trackways of the old main line station, to join surface services at South Bermondsey station. The roundabout would have been the site of a station, similar in layout to Old Street station. The route is still safeguarded but has no prominence in current proposals.