Thursday 18 February 2016 8.54pm
Both myself and my mum are pedestrians - mum has mobility problems but uses her trolley to go to Walworth Road
. Now when she gets the return bus and alights by Peabody in Blackfriars Road
she has to get herself and trolley off the bus onto a wonky, sloping 'platform'. She then has to get the trolley down the deep kerb by the Peabody's access entrance and then up again the other side. This isn't easy when you have problems lifting your leg. Then it's more steeply sloping platform until it comes to an end by the lights at the junction of Webber Street
- no island for pedestrians- where she has to wait in a vulnerable spot until the lights change. It's bad enough for her so how do wheelchair users get on?
So far I've seen about twenty cyclists at most in the cycle lane - and quite a few cycling in their old position alongside the buses going towards London Road
I don't think this scheme makes sense to anyone - I know we both feel very restricted about where we can walk/take the bus now. And I'm terrified of crossing at the Webber/Blackfriars Road
junction at night, it's soooo dark!