Post by JNugent Post by Someone Somewhere Post by John Williamson Post by Recliner
I wonder how much of the pollution has been transferred to The
Highway, which is where most of the traffic from the East is queueing
up to get on to Upper Thames Street? Mind you, the parallel Beech
Street, which is a cycle route, seems to spend too much time over the
legal limit for NO2 anyway.
Rather conveniently, Tower Hamlets are not part of the monitoring
scheme the data in the article was taken from.
And no-one cares.
Congestion on the Highway causes overspill and rat running to occur in
Shadwell (Cable Street) and Wapping - North and South respectively.
This casues previously quiet streets to often become gridlocked with
very slow moving traffic who clearly has no business in the local area.
Complaints to the local council elicited a response from a councillor
actually justifying the traffic as somewhat rightful....
...and that sounds wrong to you because those people just have no right
to travel, do they?
No - my point is that the actions of local authorities (including, in
this case, TfL and Tower Hamlets) should not turn a residential street
into a traffic congested rat run, particularly when they decide to
bleat sanctimoniously about their efforts when it has just shifted the
problem elsewhere (and was then badly reported - CS3 has been in
existance for almost a decade, not the 3-4 years they pointed out,
although that particular extension is only that old).