Since two pedestrian crossings and a roundabout were installed within a quarter of a mile of the foot of Knee Hill, traffic no longer flows
freely into Thamesmead.
This morning (07:52) the Knee Hill roundabout was close to impassable to anyone approaching from Abbey Road intending to ascend the hill and similarly jammed for anyone coming from Thamesmead planning on getting to McLeod Road.
And no Crossrail yet.
When it comes things can only get worse.
The photo unfortunately doesn’t really begin to show the extent of the problem. 30 seconds earlier there was a two lane queue for Harrow Manor Way.