Friday 19 July 2002 2.24pm
If ken did nothing about traffic in London we would all want to stick his head on the end of the (now sadly missing) poles at London Bridge. The problem with the scheme is always going to be the boundary, and without complicating matters to the point where no one understands the rules I don't see a way around this.
The area around Bermondsey Street
is not suitable for large amounts of traffic. However it is also still an Employment Zone according to the UDP and possesses light industry and storage, which will continue to need access into the congestion charging area.
The thing that always amazes me is new residents moving to a flat in the area and although they specifically bought a property with no parking space permitted, they expect to own a car and park it somewhere in the area. I bet a lot of these people are moaning about the congestion charges more than anyone else.
Has anyone got any better ideas to reducing traffic in SE1?