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Thursday 30 August 2012 10.44am
Jan the old one wrote:
Can't understand the logic unless of course Boris has realised the price of scrap metals...
Maybe he needs the metal to build more BoKen-bikes!
Thursday 30 August 2012 3.07pm
Nice one E.W ! going to Tommys this morning a driver had to slam on his brakes to avoid a moronic p**t who ran accross the road in front of him holding her little toddlers hand in new kent road, near elephant street...need railings there also..why do people play kamakaze with small children like that? if they want to dice with death hard cheese but little ones?
Thursday 30 August 2012 7.20pm
It allows people to cross the road more quickly. The junction at Blackfairs Bridge is a great example, as is the junction outside Borough station.

The more removed the better.
Friday 31 August 2012 9.48am
Removing the railings is an excellent traffic calming measure. When drivers have to worry that a person will dart out at any moment near/around busy junctions, they drive more slowly and cautiously.

Perhaps some of the extra space could be used to create a new Barclay's cycle hire stand at the roundabout -- given the location at the end of the docking zone, more spots (and bikes) are definitely needed, especially with the new hostel/hotel opening up down the road.
Friday 31 August 2012 9.55am
[quote james127]Removing the railings is an excellent traffic calming measure. When drivers have to worry that a person will dart out at any moment near/around busy junctions, they drive more slowly and cautiously.
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I wish they would slow down going round a roundabout, I was almost knocked down waiting to cross the road this morning
Sunday 2 September 2012 6.53am
Yes, I agree that traffic moves too fast @Pops.

The problem is that there's a roundabout with so many lanes that are never anywhere close to full absent a few hours (...minutes) at rush hour. The best thing that could happen is if the entire roundabout were narrowed...either through introduction of a separated cycle track or physically extending sidewalks/green space.
Monday 3 September 2012 9.09am
TfL put up notices on railings on Westminster Bridge Road next to our guerrilla lavender field in March 2012 saying they were to be removed imminently. Great news I thought but it's now September and there's no progress. These ones are entirely surpurfluous as pedestrians are already protected by the flower beds.

So notices announcing their removal don't actually mean anything's likely to happen very soon.

And the railings at the Elephant and Castle on the busy strip between the Tabernacle and shopping centre came down earlier this year only to get reinstated this August! So TfL's naked streets policy is a bit trial and error, or should we say "hit and miss"?
Monday 3 September 2012 9.09am
TfL put up notices on railings on Westminster Bridge Road next to our guerrilla lavender field in March 2012 saying they were to be removed imminently. Great news I thought but it's now September and there's no progress. These ones are entirely superfluous as pedestrians are already protected by the flower beds.

So notices announcing their removal don't actually mean anything's likely to happen very soon.

And the railings at the Elephant and Castle on the busy strip between the Tabernacle and shopping centre came down earlier this year only to get reinstated this August! So TfL's naked streets policy is a bit trial and error, or should we say "hit and miss"?
Monday 3 September 2012 9.31am
All railings have been removed from the very busy road junction and crossing in Blackfriars Road. Actually all railings now removed along that entire road - there disappeared early part of this year - didn't see any signs or notices informing of this - one day there next gone!
Monday 3 September 2012 9.50am
The removal of these ugly railings is a terrific initiative I totally support. However using Borough station as an example why have the railings supporting the hideous boxes used to store rubbishy free magazines and newspapers been kept ?
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