A drop in session is being held today in Charlton on plans for a new cycle lane and street upgrade scheme from Woolwich to Greenwich.
It will be open from 12pm-7pm at Charlton’s Valley stadium. To be specific, the Greenwich Suite located within the stadium on Floyd Road.
I covered the scheme – or at least what’s been revealed so far – here.
Much of it is a big improvement though so far only the “easy” options are being consulted upon. That is to say nothing in east Greenwich, the Angerstein roundabout or how it will work through Woolwich town centre.
Only wide streets and dual carriageways in Charlton get attention.
As I noted in my post and considered a bit since on subsequent bus journeys along here, the “easy” options not only extend to geographic area but measures to be implemented. One example is new bus lanes planned along areas of Charlton dual carriageways where buses are almost never held up – but no new lanes in areas buses do meet congestion.
Next time you’re on a bus have a look at where the delays occur between Woolwich and Greenwich. Or even look at Google maps of a rush hour and see where the red lines and queues are located. It’s generally not where bus lanes are planned.
Bus lanes however are being removed this year at a spot where this scheme with eventually meet Cycle Highway 4 in Greenwich and Deptford – and that is a congested area.