Friday 7 September 2007 11.16am
I have come across a lottery competition that may mean major investment in walking and cycling links in South Bermondsey. The scheme is part of a nationwide project called Connect2. It is being run by Sustrans
and is supported by the council. They want money to open up the old bridge
outside South Bermondsey station and funding will be fought for on national television in December where the money will be allocated by a phone vote.
Does anyone else have problems getting to South Bermondsey station? I find Rotherhithe New Road and Ilderton Road both extremely busy and unpleasant with absolutely no crossings for pedestrians. The bridge would mean car-free access to the station and beyond.
As someone who both uses the station and cycles regularly I think this project would be extremely beneficial if done right. The station itself is grotty enough and any investment would be positive, right? Have a look at the websites:
If you support it, Sustrans are asking that you register on the Connect2 (name of the project) website.
Spread the word if you want to be able to get about better in Bermondsey!