Greenwich junction changes proposed by TfL

Transport for London have embarked on a consultation into changes at a junction on the A2 in Greenwich.

The area in question sits at the foot of Blackheath Hill where Greenwich South Street and Lewisham Road meet.

For many years its lacked a pedestrian crossing though TfL only propose one for Blackheath Hill while leaving three other sections without. They claim adding more would delay traffic.

Proposed changes

As part of work TfL state “we would need to ban traffic from turning right onto the A2 Blackheath Hill from Lewisham Road”.

The area is regularly busy with queues on approach from all sides.

It’s not the only TfL-managed junction in the area to lack pedestrians crossings. A short distance west in Greenwich sees another crossing with plans for a major hotel beside which saw an upward revision in hotel rooms from 293 rooms to 349 approved in July this year.

Future hotel site. No green light for pedestrians

People leaving the nearest station (Deptford Bridge DLR) and heading to the hotel lack any green lights. It’s a case of run and hope.

Yet another area without is the A2 junction at Kidbrooke.

Thousands of new homes underway in Kidbrooke. No green lights for pedestrians. 

There’s no green light crossing for pedestrians near hundreds of homes currently being built by Greenwich Council linking future residents to an Aldi supermarket and Kidbrooke station – and in future Kidbrooke bus interchange now being built by TfL as part of their own 619-home development.

The latest consultation for Greenwich can be viewed here. An in person event is to be held at West Greenwich Library on Thursday 5th October between 3pm and 7pm.

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