Alberta Ally wrote:If subways are for the future, then put cars and other road traffic in them. The Elephant and Castle subway closures have been a real bonus for people like me who found them dark, dirty, smelly and unsafe (especially at night). Time allowed for pedestrian crossing depends on two different scenarios. Where the traffic is stopped to allow other traffic to move / cross etc, then obviously time has to be allowed for vehicles to get through. Where it's simply a question of allowing pedestrians to cross a road, then time allowed for this can be much shorter (e.g. Kennington Lane - where the crossing near Renfrew Road is barely 12 seconds!!) And we need to have far less cars, lorries etc. in Central London. I've given up my car completely and use public transport and my feet.
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