We have to get more people walking and cycling and not driving. Numerous reasons for this including - global warming, child obesity, health, economics, reducing oil dependence...We have a climate change crisis and should be acting accordingly.
Single biggest reasons people say they don't cycle or allow their children to cycle is fear / safety.
This measure is designed to make Champion Hill feel safer for people to cycle, and indeed let their children walk and cycle to school unescorted.
Clearly traffic has been reduced on Champion Hill. The queuing on Champion Park appears to have broadly returned to normal - I see it most days at some point 6-8 am and 5-7pm.
I think many more such measures are required to really transform our roads to feel sufficiently safe for the many people and families we need to make walking and cycling their normal way of getting around locally and make the step improvements in fighting climate change, reducing fuel, improving health, etc. East Dulwich, London, UK and world desperately need.
Ostrich like behaviour in rejecting changes to fight climate change should not be socially acceptable - unless proposing better alternatives to fight climate change.
former Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward (2006-2018)
Closing the road does not reduce pollution, only increases it, people walk yes well done, closing the road won't make me walk, because it's totally inconvenient for my tool carrying purpose, kids, ect.
Closing the road will carry the dangers of driving onto the other roads, so accidents won't be less but more on the other routes needed to use due to the closure.
people drive along that road....because they have to.
Ever tried going to work in a suit, raining, when on foot, raining, or on a bike, raining, is that really going to be practical all the times, don't think this will make people walk more often,
obese children are obese for other reasons, not because this road is more safe for walking!
Climate change crisis is the world's job to do as well as ours, closing this road is not even a drop in the ocean.
I hope you are monitoring the traffic your self on the other roads that are now more dangerous as champion hill remains closed, more traffic on already busy roads is what you think is far better? with the added pollution?
Can't wait to pollute the roads more than needed again, and your in favor of that it appears, and cars will increase in numbers that are getting channeled into congested roads unnecessary. Sure you'll agree also.
happy driving everybody.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was february 19, 01:54pm by betternowthanthen.