Sunday 5 February 2006 11.39am
Re the news item on the proposal to turn Bermondsy street into a "Home Zone".
"Home Zone: "Where pedestrians rule and where there are no through vehicles at all, and where all other vehicles that either live or have business in the area creep about at walking pace."
I do think that this idea has merit but where does all the business traffic now using it go? At the moment Long Lane
is a disaster as there are only single yellow lines along much of it's narrow length, same for Abbey Street
and Grange Road
. All these roads have become busier since the Congestion charge was introduced (TfL figures from their site supports this). The system of traffic management in this borough appears to lack any central plan, witness a bus lane in Grange Road
that holds up 50% of the bus traffic turning right, at the expense of the other 50% going straight on. Do any of the planners actually drive a vehicle? Has anyone seen the traffic chaos at the Western end junction of Long Lane
every single day? Now we have the amazing weirdness that is seen at the Southern end of Westminster Bridge. 3 lanes forced into 1 sharing with the ludicrous bendy busses.
Yes I'm a driver dissappointed at the support this council is giving the small businesses in the area.