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messageCrossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by roxie99 August 06, 05:00PM

Is this a known danger spot? I crossed yesterday morning about 11am and got screamed at by a motorbiker as his tyres smelled of burnt rubber. Today a friend of mine just rang me to say he nearly ran me over at the same place. Of course I checked the road. I'm scared to cross the road again tomorrow in case it is 3rd time unlucky...

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by Pugwash August 06, 05:20PM

Do you mean the junction of Friern Road (where 12 buses stand) with Lordship Lane? Did you try and cross using the island? This can be dicey as cars coming round the bend from The Grove do tend to speed. Best bet to walk down to lights outside Dulwich Library.

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by roxie99 August 06, 10:53PM

Yes just there but didn't use the island bit further down. You right will cross lower down...

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by KalamityKel August 07, 06:14AM

For clarification - were you crossing at a section of road that was not an island or pedestrian crossing point?

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by gavster August 08, 09:17PM

One of the big problems is cars accelerating from the lights at the Plough towards Forest Hill - especially the boy racers who go into the (left-turn only) bus lane alongside the Plough. Instead of turning left into Barry Road, they accelerate from the lights to get past the queue of cars in the right hand lane. By the time they get to Friern Road, they're already in 3rd/4th gear, doing 40 on Lordship Lane.
Not sure how you stop them, others than cameras at the lights and along Lordship.

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by ianr August 08, 10:39PM

Were you crossing from the Friern Road side of LL, or the opposite side?

Was the motorcyclist going toward or away from ED?

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by Sally Eva August 09, 09:01AM

The police and community volunteers do Community Road Watch near this point for just this reason. You can find out more and join in by contacting kevin.j.phillips@met.police.uk

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by roxie99 August 09, 10:26AM

Thanks Sally. I was crossing from Friern side of LL. Motorbike was going towards east Dulwich. I am crossing at different place now



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 16, 02:19pm by roxie99.

messageRe: Crossing Lordship Lane just below Friern road
Posted by Scrummymummy August 09, 12:27PM

This also happened to me, a speeding motorbike came round the corner towards the Library(south to north)and I actually had to turn back or it would have hit me.

That stretch could do with some kind of crossing or obvious speed cameras to deter this.

There are two bus stops between the library and Underhill Road crossings, but no safe route to get to them without walking down to either of those crossings.


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