Due to the roadworks down Blackfriars Road at the moment, itís generally taking 35-40 minutes to go half a mile from The Crown on Blackfriars Rd up to Blackfriars Bridge during the morning peak hour. Bus Drivers donít always let you off in between stations, especially with roadworks around, so your best advised to get off at The Crown and walk the 10-15 mins up to Blackfriars South and get back on a bus there. At the intersection of The Cut, the lights are green for around 5-6 seconds at a time, which seems absurd but they just wouldnít be able to fit more than 1 car through there at a time without blocking off the intersection, with the way the traffic is backed up.
It's chaos when I walk across it at around 8:45am. And now they've swapped some of the side roads over, it's causing even more near misses. I've literally just watched two cabs hurtling towards each other around the blind bend on Boundary Row.
I've found the same problem this week going through between 7.55 and 8.15. As I commute to King's Cross from Old Kent Road area, the 63 bus is the only sensible route but it's been taking me an extra 30 minutes every day and the buses often terminate at Clerkenwell Road, leaving me with a 20-minute walk or waiting another 10 minutes for the next bus going to King's Cross. I could walk to work faster and sometimes I do, but I don't want to have to do that every day until March. Very frustrating.