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Subways of death

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Thursday 1 July 2010 2.49pm
The lorry crash has reinforced my fears about the subways around the Elephant, I hope the new junction slows traffic speed, and allows pedestrians a degree of authority on the road.
Thursday 1 July 2010 3.12pm
I guess that's one way to fill them in, not sure about the health and safety aspect though.
Thursday 1 July 2010 4.31pm
Wow. I'd have thought you'd have to try pretty hard to turn a lorry over.

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 1 July 2010 5.00pm
I don't want to have a go at lorry drivers.
I'm sure most of them are well trained responsible professionals. I'm sure most of them drive responsibly.

And of course we don't know what caused this accident. The lorry driver could have been swerving to avoid some hazzard on the road.
This could have been the result of responsible driving.

We have to remember that the vast majority of journeys do not end in fatal accidents or upturned lorrys.
Friday 2 July 2010 5.22pm
following Tolstoy's comment - (and understanding no-one was hurt) I wonder if this was the council experimenting with an innovative new solution??
Saturday 10 July 2010 5.25pm
After reading this story..

I've often wonder if they cant send the traffic below ground at the Elephant and allow the pedestrians to enjoy the daylight? What do others think?
Saturday 10 July 2010 8.35pm
Great idea - if only!

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