Saturday 30 September 2017 10.49am
TFL have just announced that they propose to make Shad Thames
one way as a curious part of the CS4 cycle route, making it more difficult for vehicles and cyclists to exit the whole Shad Thames
area. The reason given is 'This would improve the performance of the junction for all road users and allow simpler crossings for pedestrians across Tooley Street
and Jamaica Road
with reduced wait times.' This appears to be another case of tfl looking for a problem to solve when one does not exist. Last year there was a proposal to ban turning into Queen Elizabeth street from Tower Bridge road, and it was withdrawn after multiple local protests. I hope that there will be similar protests to this new proposal.
There is also a proposal 'Eastbound general traffic lane between Queen Elizabeth Street
and Tower Bridge Road
replaced by the one-way cycle track', but I do not fully understand this.