Thursday 1 September 2016 10.04am
Walking up Harper Road
this morning (9.35) I encountered four super sports cars all with "London to Monza" on their sides. They were more noticeable when two of them blocked the narrow part of the road so they could have a chat before roaring on down towards New Kent Road
To quote the website, this is a Dodgeball Rally and they are.. "A mix of billionaires, and eccentrics racing multi-million pound supercars across Europe" heading for the F1 race in Italy later this week. And Harper Road
is part of their official route through London.
Well if you want the fastest way to get past the Elephant everyone knows you just speed down Harper Road
- no one is going to stop you, are they?
Just to help, TfL have changed the timing/priority of the traffic lights to ensure larger volumes can go down our road and Southwark want to put new double yellow lines to restrict parking along Harper Road
in order to speed up the flow (this is in a 20 MPH restricted road) so logically, by next year it will be a red route.
Please go to https://www.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/2558/traffic_orders Southwark Traffic Orders
and click on the order for the 18th of August then tell Southwark that Harper Road
is a residential Street with a couple of Schools and not a race track or red route so please don't put more yellow lines on the road, just stop the HGVs and slow down the rest of the traffic.