That's true. Well there's no need for cars to turn left into Abbey Street heading north because they could turn off at the bottom end of Bermondsey Street.
It's all a load of old balls though since there are no traffic laws.
Ah, my thought was that it meant turning left heading north – so turning left to pass the church. It’d be good to see more detail on the proposals.
Must admit, whilst that junction clearly needs fixing, and something should've been ages ago, I'm not sure that banning turns is the way to go. Cycle boxes, pedestrian crossings, phased lights, traffic enforcement cameras, convex mirrors etc all sound good ideas, but we need to be careful not just to push the same problem down the road or create new bottlenecks.
Ah, so it's banning left turns from not into Abbey Street according to the proposal. Wonder if this is from the west or from the east? To be fair hardly anyone turns left there heading eastwards but it is an incredibly tight corner. If the proposal relates to traffic approaching from the east drivers will head straight across then left into Bermondsey Street (lower) to join TBR at the large crossroads with Grange Road where they'll all be queuing to turn right. Not sure that's a great solution.