Monday 22 February 2016 4.49pm
Pollution is increasing because of the bicycle lanes.
Restricting the amount of space for motor vehicle traffic is causing more congestion, slower moving traffic, at times not moving at all, all with engines running and most spewing out noxious nitro oxides from their diesel engines. These are not private motorists but commercial vehicles going about their lawful and necessary business for us.
is typical in that there is now an almost solid trail of traffic all day long with the increased pollution as a result. Not only does it affect we who suffer with lung problems, I dread to imagine the effect it is having on children in pushchairs, but makes it difficult to cross the road safely especially if you are elderly
And Blackfriars Road
is a nightmare.
Meanwhile TfL overlook this from their ivory tower and , seem, by their silence on the matter appear not to notice the problems they have created or do notice and choose to ignore them.
I would suggest the first thing they do is create a yellow box junction at Union Street
. It is now common to see taxis turning left into B R from The Cut
from the outside lane which should be used for straight ahead or right turns only. In the meantime Hatfields
and Short Street
have become rat-run as will most other residential side streets in the area.
And all this for approximately four hours of rush-hour cycle use.
I am not a fan and hope that WBR does not suffer too.