So the road works on Grange Road at the corner of Spa Park / Spa Road has been going on for more than a week now blocking off traffic from 4 directions and impacting the number 1 and number 78 bus route.
Does anybody know when this is due to finish? I go past twice a day and I never see anyone working on the big hole in the street. From my perspective someone has dug a big hole and blocked off the street and then just left it. Am I being unfair? Is anything actually happening here?
You are unfair, although i have to admit the work is slow. The Zebra is being raised to form a speed table to mark the start of the 20mph zone, and there are two more sets of cushions to go in also.
If you're passing in a bus you are in for some more delays, and if that is the case, ask the driver why he won't keep to the 20mph limit, as speeding buses are part of the issue here, along with speeding motorists too.
I'm confused: which bit of Grange Road is 20mph? Also if I'm reading the signs correctly, it looks like Bacon Grove is 30 mph, which is mad! It's a tiny little road which is a cul de sac, and the traffic can go faster down there than in the main road?
I pass by several times a day and there does indeed seem to be very little going on, though the cafe is doing a roaring trade.
just going back to Bill.O's point, i make at least 2 or 3 bus journies a day on the number 1, and never have i experienced one "speeding" down grange road, but i agree that many cars and motor bikes are definitely speeding. as for the roadworkers, hmm, well, if i happen to notice any they usually have a cigarette in their hand and are standing staring at any woman walking past. i welcome traffic calming on grange road and hope it has finished.
Cycliing along Grange Road feels unpleasant and unsafe - both due to the speeding people and all the traffic calming measures which make those people have to swerve in towards you. I thought there was a consultation out about some super new protected cycle lane just outside the school/dual carriage way bit?
The whole of Grange Road/Southwark Park seems an exercise in crap road/town planning - e.g. 20mph zones finishing just by a school - the bus lane going west to Tower Bridge Road - the destruction of the vibrant street market (the Blue) in the 70s?- the modernisation of Thorburn Square in the 60s?... Still love living in this part of se1 though.
Rant over - I need to wait for my first coffee of the day to kick in...