Highways and Footpaths
Footpath on North side of the Diagonal Road
Highway changes across the Green are nearing completion. These have moved the carriageway on the diagonal road a few metres to the north and removed the pavement on the north side of the road. LBE said the work was needed to cope with the extra pedestrians Crossrail will attract, but FoHG feels it is inappropriate to rely on the Common land to absorb all the additional passengers. Other space is needed to accommodate the extra passengers.
Removing the footpath has raised real serious concerns. How will pedestrians be prevented from wearing a new path out of the Common land? And as an area where young children play ball games etc will road safety issues arise with the road so close to the grass?
We also think the paving stones around the bus stops, where so many waiting passengers, are unwise. They are quickly disfigured by chewing gum, spilt drinks etc.