While Greenwich Council refuse to divulge details of numerous street projects there are luckily staff within the council who don’t feel the need to be so secretive.
Alongside Freedom of Information requests, staff are the ones telling information that for whatever reason senior staff and councillors seem content to hide. PR releases with next to no detail seems to be the preferred measure rather than detailed plans shared with the public.
I’ve been contacted to say that the cycle lane in Greenwich will result in work taking place to remove guardrail in the central reservation to both the west and east of Angerstein roundabout.
This frees up a lot of street space currently wasted. Should also be a fair bit less ugly too.
It’s unknown whether railings lining the road will go as has happened across much of London.
What I expect is cycle lanes will run either side of Woolwich Road, before dedicated cycle signals will see them cross traffic to the centre of the road then head below the flyover before possibly a similar arrangement to the east where lanes will again diverge to each side of the road. Phase 2 starts there.
Contentiously some pedestrian refuges are likely to be be removed to the west of the flyover.
The road is narrow and providing a protected lane and general traffic lane is tight. Annoying there is enough space for all users to be accommodated with land to the right – yet it’s private.
This is the Speedy Hire site and I’ve long expected an imminent housing development given the location. If/when it does, hopefully planning officers push for enough space for sufficient paving space and a crossing alongside a cycle lane and general traffic lane.
In the near term there’s no word on any other crossings but again, Greenwich keep quiet on these things so you never know.