Gridlock across Woolwich and Greenwich tonight
Heavy traffic has seen vehicles stuck for up to an hour across Woolwich and Greenwich tonight.
TfL were blaming sheer weight of traffic and pressure from the BRITS at o2 tonight.
What isn’t helping is drivers blocking junctions or attempting iffy u-turns. I saw plenty myself this evening. It’s a lot easier to do in Greenwich borough given the authority are just one of 34 London councils not to use cameras to police roads. The others are Kensington & Chelsea and Bromley.
The Woolwich ferry has resumed but problems are plaguing the service – with very slow docking times due to problems with new automatic docking systems. Queues around the ferry are extremely long.
It’s also not a great surprise that membership numbers at the Greenwich Centre gym are dropping fast. Who wants to walk through traffic-clogged streets to reach it? Lots of new builds nearby should be a great boost but given what the surrounding area offers then not a great inducement to go there.