Pops wrote:It will turn into a race track for cyclist if the do close it to traffic (ie cars, lorries, vans)
Jridley68 wrote:A ridiculous idea, the mixed use of the street is part of what gives it character and actually it is a great place to catch the odd black cab (all part of the unique street scene). Why not go the whole hog and pedestrianise the place? Darren Johnson makes it clear, though, that his proposal is for cyclists.
I would be concerned if cycling was given any sort of priority. Try crossing the Cycle Superhighway at Limehouse during rush hour - not fun or very safe for pedestrians. Bermondsey Street is already included in TfL's proposal for Quietways, intended for less confident cyclists or slower but safe cycling.
Please no vehicle ban - would an SE1 member of the Greens like to comment / explain? Darren Johnson lives in Lewisham so presumably cycles up Bermondsey Street on his way to his £54k job at City Hall - presumably with the book and badge given to him in 2009 by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Let's not favour one over the other. Keep Bermondsey Street mixed, vibrant and a shared space.
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