I quote "The aim of the project is to reduce road collisions that result in personal injuries in line with national and regional government targets. This was because a relatively high number of road casualties (250 over three years) happened on Walworth Road."
It should also make the road much more pleasant for local residents.
they should put in more pedestrian crossings - so that people won't have to walk half the length of WR just to cross sides. I often see people running across, trying to dodge the traffic (and i don't go down that road very often either).
It wasn't too bad yesterday (I live in Camberwell SE5 just south of Burgess Park, and work in SE1) but this morning the traffic was a nightmare. It took the bus over 20 minutes to get from the stop by the BP petrol station to the Elephant.
I'll be walking to and from work for at least the next few weeks while this work is going on. It will actually be faster to walk (45 mins on foot as opposed to 50 mins walk+bus).
Knew it was going to be a nightmare, and 12 weeks of it too! But these works are part of a 'bigger picture' scheme to make Walworth Road a better environment. So I will shut up, put up, and hopefully in the summer reap the benefits of a tree lined promenade where I can zip the buggy around with ease...