Thursday 8 May 2008 7.50am
The whole traffic flow in the area is the subject of many different interest groups as some of the other postings on other threads have shown.
don't seem to have any integrated or coordintaed plan which includes traffic, pedestrianns and residents (people and businesses) in the area.
From what I have read on here it seems those who live in the area bounded by Tower Bridge Road
/Borough High Street
want traffic to be reduced but those who live outside of that area don't see why this traffic should be discouraged.
This leads to poor planning for the area (see the protracted arguments over Bermondsey Street
) and means the needs of the area's real residents are not of primary concer to the planners.
I fully garee the junction at Leathermarket Street
/TannerStreet/Bermondsey street is awkward and could be dangerous. The problem is that so many people use Tanner Street
as a cut through for this area, with flows both East and West. If it was made 1 way with no entry from Tower Bridge Road
traffic flows would reduce considerably and the risk at the juction on Bermondsey Street
would be greatly reduced.
As for a crossing on Long Lane
at City Walk/Wild Rents i think that would be a great idea, and cause very little interference for all users of the road.