Boris persuaded to fixing deathtrap Deptford Junction

Deptford Broadway is a pretty disastrous bit of road layout, so anything that can be done to make it easier to navigate would be a huge step forward. This encouraging bit of news is from the office of Darren Johnson at the London Assembly:

Responding to lobbying by Darren Johnson AM, the Mayor of London has committed himself to address the concerns over pedestrian safety at Deptford Broadway.

Darren asked the Mayor to have an “investigation into how a pedestrian stage can be accommodated at this junction, and ensure works are completed as soon as possible.” The Mayor said that he was:

“…pleased to report that a preliminary design is in discussion which could potentially achieve this. This proposal will be finalised and modelled in detail before it is shared with stakeholders later this year, and TfL will be happy to share this with you.”

Darren commented:

“I look forward to seeing the detail of the plans to make Deptford Junction a safer place to cross. This sounds like welcome news on a hazardous road crossing which has been a nightmare for so many years. This junction feels dangerous and is dangerous. It has acted as a barrier which has divided one side of the community from the other. However, this junction needs a major over haul not minor tweeks.”

4 comments:

Headhunter said...

It certainly is a scary junction to cross on foot or by bike. I got knocked off my bike there a couple of years ago although it wasn't so much the fault of the junction as the guy on the moped who jumped the red light and slammed into the back end of my bike....


One junction that definitely needs sorting is the junction of Deals Gateway and Greenwich High Road by One SE8.... Since the council changed the traffic light phasing, if you're emerging from Deals Gateway to cross the junction to Greenwich HR you literally get mown down by motorists who think they have priorty to turn right towards Deptford Broadway in the face of oncoming traffic rather than waiting to turn right. I've actually had drivers swear at me and blast their horns for having the temerity to ride straight across the junction when they want to turn right.


I'm not sure if it's because the junction used to have 3 phases so there didn't used to be traffic leaving Deals Gateway at the same time as Greenwich HR or if most drivers simply don't understand the rules of the road but there should be some kind of sign to let drivers know that they can't simply turn right across oncoming traffic....

Brockley Nick said...

"One junction that definitely needs sorting is the junction of Deals Gateway and Greenwich High Road by One SE8...." Absolutely! It's useless!

Anon said...

I wouldn't hold your breath since at least 2010, possibly even before Ken Livingstone left, Tfl have been working on scheme for the junction of Courthill Road & Lewisham High Street. In June 2012 public was consulted on a scheme and here we are in July 2014.

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/streets/a21courthillroad/supporting_documents/Lewisham%20leaflet.pdf

Gu Est said...

will this happen before or after the proposed airport on the Thames?

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