Monday 21 April 2014 11.30am
Do the people who want the flyover demolished not realise the enormous amount of traffic it handles each day? We can not turn the clock back and re-instate the wonderful community that existed prior to the vandalism of some well meaning department back in the sixties, Tower Bridge Road
lost all it's trade, Bricklayers lost 2 cinemas, we lost our lovely library, it created a berlin wall without the guards! and so on.
When the flyover was closed our tiny street turned into more of a rat run than it is, traffic would approach the traffic lights and seeing they were red swing sharply left into bartholomew street. Not at all safe at the best of times, especially when the schoolchildren go home after getting their crisps/chips etc., from the shops near the beehive pub. Our street is not wide enough to cope with vans, lorries, speeding down a street that narrow, even apart from the coaches parked. Lets hope this idea gets knocked on the head, try closing the flyover again and get traffic surveyors to put a cable across bartholomew street and monitor the traffic...not on school break times. If I was able I would measure the width of bartholomew street! Where do these people expect the thousands of vehicles to go each day if they get their way?