Southwark Cyclists – part of the London Cycling Campaign – has called on candidates in next week’s elections to support a range of simple measures to make cycling safer and more attractive.
Check out the campaign’s requests for Surrey Docks and Rotherhithe wards.
From the latest diary of local funeral director Barry Albin-Dyer:
You may have observed that the roundabouts at the Rotherhithe Tunnel and at Crittals Corner have been signed as ‘The Albin Roundabout’ as we have sponsored them, and I have to say that it has already helped some people to find us much easier already – Look out on the news for ‘traffic approaching the Albins Roundabout’!! – Who knows??
Transport for London proposals to erect sponsorship boards on the Rotherhithe roundabout have been approved by Southwark Council planning officers despite objections from a number of local residents.
Lib Dem London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon tabled this question to the Mayor:
Canada Water is a major transport hub in an area which will see increasing development in the coming years. However there is still no countdown information at Canada Water bus station.
Will you explore the possibility of installing bus countdown information at Canada Water?
Boris Johnson replied:
TfL has been working with its suppliers to develop a means of displaying digital sign technology in a robust, secure and weather-proofed facility that is fit for purpose in exposed environments such as bus stations and interchanges.
Three trial locations have been selected for testing purposes and TfL plans to have test signs in situ during April 2014 to assess the suitability of the technology for these locations. Based on the outcome, a business decision will be made on how to proceed with a potential rollout across bus stations, including Canada Water.
Transport for London is seeking a sponsor for the Rotherhithe tunnel roundabout.
MarketForce has applied to Southwark Council for advertisement consent to erect four sponsorship signs on the roundabout.
Plans for a wider revamp of the junction are due to be revealed this autumn.
Audio from Wednesday’s council assembly meeting
Local resident and cyclist Eddie Langdown made this short video: