Monday 30 June 2003 4.03pm
Many accidents have already happened. I have seen them. Thankfully they have been minor shunts with nobody hurt. The worst blackspot is pulling out of Boss Street
to turn L or R on to QES. The arrangement of the official parking bays is such that you cannot see clearly either way and inevitably accidents happen.
After much correspondence, accompanied by photographs, I got Southwark Council
to agree in writing to reduce the parking bays by one car space to create better visibility before anyone was seriously injured. They refused to get rid of one entire parking bay, as I had suggested, explaining that it was not necessary for the road to be wide enough for two cars to pass!
The work never happened in any case and the Council blamed the intervention of TFL. Simon Hughes
was asked to help but to no avail. I know this little story doesn't address the problem of speeding on QES but it would be helpful to see the idiots coming and certainly safety comes before raising revenue or providing a parking space.