Wednesday 15 June 2016 3.48pm
I'm very concerned about the proposed route of the Quietway when it meets the Cycle Superhighway on Blackfriars. We learned last year that it would be coming along Nicholson Street
, right past our almshouse. I fear for the safety of my elderly residents, many of whom have restricted or limited mobility and diminished faculties (e.g. hard of hearing). To reach any local shops and amenities they would be faced with either crossing the Quietway or the Cycle Superhighway. The installation of the Cycle Superhighway on Blackfriars Road
means that when they get off the bus they have to cross it to get to the pavement.
Last year the residents had a meeting with someone from Southwark Council
and a representative of Cllr Adele Morris
, and considerable concerns and opposition was voiced. It was revealed that even the Southwark Cyclists
preferred the Union Street
route rather than Nicholson Street
, but as is the way with "consultation", people have their say and are then ignored. Despite promises of a review we have heard nothing since the meeting. Very frustrating. I worry about local democracy.