Tuesday 24 July 2007 10.49am
I have commented a few times on my frustration with the quality of service we receive from our council, TFL and mayor on making the streets safer and more efficient. The traffic departments appear to only have political appointees who know or care little about getting out of their nice comfy offices with all of the associated perks and seeing to their responsibilities.
I can use one street, Grange Road
, as an example of the worrying aspects of the lack of knowledge of these individuals.
At the moment it has been re designated a 20mph zone, but only in the area most congested and without complications. The area of Grange Road
with two schools, a playground and a medical centre has a 30 mph limit! http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetlight/865120034/
There is a traffic refuge east of Crimscott Street
junction with no discernable use apart from being the site of some serious accidents in the past as it is invisible when unlit (often vandalised so often unlit). It is yards from a safer pelican crossing point.
There is a bus lane unused by one of the two bus routes serving the street. In fact the bus lane causes a hold up to the buses turning right because of the extra congestion. This bus lane operates 6 days a week at all hours!
The position of bus stops is odd with three stops going East within 200 yards of each other.
All in all a very badly managed road. You can all add details of other areas you think require looking into. Someone will almost certainly mention the Dover Street/Long Lane
/Borough High Street
joke of a junction which will eventually cause a death from a road rage incident if it is not looked into.
Please try and keep this thread "on topic" so it can be sent on to the various traffic management agencies. Thanks.