Last night at around 2am there was lengthy loud noise from the workmen dismantling structures on Tower Bridge. That specific work has now finished but it sets me wondering what we are to expect over the next 3 months. Does anyone know what restrictions on working hours are in place for this project ?
Didnt hear that but know that Jamaica road is even worse now, when I was walk back today the traffic must have been at standstill for ages and all routes leading into it as well. Its always been bad but worse now. People in that traffic must feel like sticking pins in themselves waiting there. Plus crossing the road is something of a challenge as they pull right across the lights even buses do so you cant get across at all, no care or consideration anymore.
We walked along Jamaica road yesterday evening and the traffic for the tunnel was queuing back to the Tesco and then some. We walked to the newsagent past Sainsburys and it was definitely quicker on foot than by car.
Of course I don't know the reasons why people were driving but the vast majority of cars had only a single occupant. If all those people were to share, or take public transport then the queue might only stretch as far as Southwark Park.
Worse, there are some sections where queuing traffic stops buses entering the bus lanes. This needs to be fixed this otherwise the bus lanes are as good as useless
Only a complete nutter would choose to drive around these local streets recreationally, or when there's a much better public transport option (I don't deny there are a few nutters!)
I use public transport 90% of the time, but I do need to drive occasionally when I am visiting premises for business, normally at out-of-town industrial estates that aren't near train stations etc. No other option but to drive. Dreading a trip to suffolk next week; will add another hour or three to the journey time due to this closure.