Jan the old one wrote:Jan: whatever the Mayor's warm words about the public space, his blocking of pedestrian-friendly schemes speaks for itself. When I was out door knocking in SE11 asking locals about the impact of the congestion charge, the thing I noticed was how many people on the estates spoke of their children, or neighbours' children being hit and injured by traffic. (I have not been able to find any evidence about this, I don't know if hospitals report injuries this way.) You have to judge people by their actions and Johnson's actions are unambiguous: in the hierarchy of road users he (like TfL) represents the driver. The inner city - E&C especially - is somewhere to be negotiated as quickly as possible. Without stopping.Mark, try crossing new kent road from driscoll house side to the garage, you take your life in your hands, about 6 seconds to go to the traffic island, then when you wait for the green to cross, the shutter obliterates it, and you still get 6 seconds...lethal..
Peter Hendy wrote:The southern roundabout at Elephant and Castle is an important node on the Inner Ring Road. The scheme for this junction was re-examined to ensure that all had been done to smooth traffic flow, while retaining benefits for cyclists and pedestrians and in terms of the urban realm. As a consequence, TfL has developed a more balanced solution to meet the requirement, which is now being worked into a detailed design for discussion with Southwark Council and key stakeholders.
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