Sunday 20 July 2003 9.20pm
Allegedly, the Scottish architects Benson and Forsyth (creators of Edinburgh's much praised Museum of Scotland) have had something to do with the design process. Unfortunately they don't have a website with a project portfolio.
's press release last year - ? marks were in the original !!!
The project objectives include:
? improving the traffic conditions so that people can move freely and safely
? seeking to meet the needs of local residents and businesses
? improving the journey times and efficiency of bus services operating within the area
? providing better facilities for pedestrians, people with disabilities and cyclists.
The key elements of the project to help achieve these objectives comprise of:
? widening and resurfacing pavements
? reducing street clutter and providing new and useful street furniture in strategic locations
? improved lighting - in direct response to concerns expressed by residents about night-time safety during the consultation process
? new parking and loading bays to assist servicing for local businesses.
? improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities, including new pedestrian crossings
? new contraflow bus lane provision from Tower Bridge Road
to Fair Street
? reinstating two-way traffic along Tooley Street
between Fair Street
and Bermondsey Street
? increasing planting in the area.