Wednesday 25 April 2007 2.16pm
I'm soon to be moving to a street off Old Kent Road
right near the Bricklayer's Arms flyover (buying). I think this area is just past SE1 border into SE17 but have seen posts about it in this forum before.
I'll be living close to the flyover and will be walking past/under it every time I want to go somewhere (head to either Borough or Elephant & Castle tube) and it doesn't seem to be a pleasant feeling for pedestrians especially at night. I was wondering if anyone knows details if there are any definite plans to knock it down and in what timeframe?
I have seen some old posts re some pedestrian improvements done around 2002 (sounds like it was even worse then) but can't find anything definite on future plans.
I have found a couple of things in web searches that seem positive:
A recommendation by “Old Kent Road
Urban Design Walking Audit” to knock it down in a PDF document on www.southwark.gov.uk but can't find any other reference to it on the website.
“The subways near the Bricklayer's Arms should be closed and the space where they were greened up (flyover knocked down also)”
Southwark Cycle report the rumour that it will be knocked down: http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk/newsletters/july06news.pdf
” Bricklayers Arms flyover - rumours are that, after plenty of lobbying, Southwark Council
and TfL have agreed that the flyover should be demolished due to the huge maintenance costs, and the roundabout reduced. Great news! It's a horrifying experience or even the most experienced cyclist.”
Does anyone know anymore about this or suggestions of who I could contact to find out?