Tuesday 10 September 2002 11.10am
this traffic calming scheme has been campaigned for vigorously for the past 10+ YEARS. It has been EXTENSIVELY consulted on.
Trinity Church Square
and its environs is a RESIDENTIAL conservation area that has been used inappropriately as a dangerous rat-run for years causing pollution and environmental abuse to what should be a QUIET residential Georgian Square.
Great Dover Street
is the MAIN Trunk road that the Traffic AND buses should be on in the first place and has been designed for this purpose (incl main junction with borough high street).
The scheme is only just bedding in, but alreadt trinity street is being used more by cyclists and pedestrians and whats more it is now pleasant to live here.
Unfortunately there may need to be some tweaking, to prevent traffic spilling onto Cole street, but this is in hand. Unfortunately the more radical scheme which should have been implemented and would have removed ALL through traffic from this residential area was not implemened. This was after complaints from some residents.
The improvement to the general lives of RESIDENTS in this area has been remarkable. So you drivers get back onto the main roads, quit rat-running at speed infront of our front doors and let us all enjoy our heritage.