This is one I’ve not seen before.
TfL have stopped running the 291 bus beyond Plumstead Common due to an issue with “poor road surface”.
As a result “buses will not serve stops between Plumstead Common and Woodlands Estate in both direction”. Flaxton Road appears to be the issue.
DIVERSION- Route 291 is starting and terminating at Plumstead Common. This is due to a poor road surface. Buses will not serve stops between Plumstead Common and Woodlands Estate in both directions.
— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) September 6, 2019
The 291 became a double-decker route earlier this year with some wondering if it could cope with poor parking along the route.
Since then I’ve seen a number of complaints that the route is frequently curtailed due to poor parking. Despite Greenwich Council hiring more parking staff some spots still seem to have continual issues.
As an example, this morning I spotted two new wooden bollards they love to stick up – and yet within a 100 metres stretch in the very same area five cars were parked on paving and grass. Street furniture costs £££ to install and yet without enforcement achieves little – and is often an obstacle to pedestrians.
Parking income can be used to improve road surfaces – yet as the authority have seen so little income from parking (now more than £12 million below expectations since 2011/12) less money is going to improve streets.