Re: Sustrans Meeting Tonight - Rosendale Road Quietway
Posted by: Brian Bender
30 September, 2015 18:32
The meeting this evening was frustrating, to say the least. First, the "facilitators" were not at all familiar with the area or any of the issues. Second, we were told that we were not being consulted on whether there would be a "Quietway" in Rosendale Road; that had been decided by TfL 3 years ago. The question was how best to implement it.
I deposited a set of comments on the following lines:
a) the questionnaire that had been issued was biased. It didn't start from the position "What are the issues for residents/users?", but from the point "How can things be improved for cyclists and pedestrians?"
b) I would adamantly oppose any actions which could have the effect of reducing the footfall by the shops.
c) I would support measures which reduced the flow of heavy lorries and the speed of cars, but would oppose measures which prevented drivers travelling south along Rosendale Road. (As a side issue, I noted that the "No right turn" onto the South Circular increased danger, as it encouraged drivers to go down Carson Road and turn right across the flow of the South Circular.
d) I would have no problem with introduction of a cycvle lane, PROVIDING it did not inhibit people parking in the street outside their houses.