Thursday 12 June 2008 10.33am
Just some imaginative lighting would tranform those spaces. I hate speed bumps, but they could slow vehicles, making the place a little less hostile to pedestrians. Unfortunately even when you get to the south end, it's necessary to negotiate the traffic thundering down Crucifix Lane
to get to the 'delights of Bermondsey Street
' - the streetscape at top end of which doesn't encourage people to explore further, IMO.
Re adding 'art work', there used to be a Banksy painted low down on a door towards the south end of one of the tunnels, [I took a photo a couple of years ago] but it disappeared a while ago. I can't imagine why someone thought it was worth the effort to scrub it off, but they must be regretting it now - that door could have been worth thousands...:)