But pollution has not been advanced or prosecuted as a reason for The Cut being cut into three pieces. It makes no sense at all.
Much like the movement of our city's centre of government, from the centrally based magnificent County Hall to the more Eastern City Hall and now the proposed move, ever Eastwards, to a warehouse somewhere, not in the East End, but even further down river. There will be what appear to be reasonable but flimsy excuses as to the justification just as there are for The Cut.
Not solely Mayor Khan's fault but he does oversee the befuddled state of the GLA
On Great Suffolk Street - what appears to be The EU & council have blocked off the parking on the parade of shops - stopping people parking due to COVID & widening pathways. Several months later - no work carried out - lost business for the shop keepers.
Now they’ve blocked off part of Great Suffolk Street for traffic calming measures. This has simply created more misery.
I live in a street now in the middle of the road closures between Webber Street, Great Suffolk Street and Borough Road and as I left for work this morning, our quiet little road has now become a rat run and the 20mph speed limit is of course ignored as is the no right turn onto Webber Street.
Anyone have a PHD in signage and what a silly system. I never know whose hare brained ideas these things are.
As you will now be aware the Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) was made live just before Christmas. While the aspirations of the scheme to improve sustainable modes of travel and reduce rat running are generally welcome, concerns have been raised by residents about the lack of pre-consultation and the difficulties that have been created for some residents to move around the neighbourhood.
In response to your concerns we held a virtual ward meeting on the LTN proposals at the beginning of December and last week we walked the area covered by the new LTN to look at some of the issues that have been raised by residents. While we walked the area it became apparent that there are a number of issues with the current signage, the lack of signage and that there may be some changes that could be considered that may help local residents to move around the area, without creating rat runs.
To that end we are in the process of arranging a zoom meeting with officers and a further walkabout next week.
A number of you have also asked for an improved map and we have attached the latest map we have been sent by officers, which may help with working out the best routes.
They didn't consult any of us that live in the new one way system (Great Suffolk Street Quiet Neighbourhood) which I might add is a nightmare if you are coming come from the OKR shopping for your groceries. The council expects us all to complain here vs sending out / or truly undertaking any consultation. (very lazy if you ask me).