A left turn which was easy is made as difficult as possible.
However pedestrians may benefit. I can never understand why Bexley council
refuses to provide Zebra crossing at junctions like these but they have told me they are not a good idea.
Presumably the cross-hatching will be removed. There is very
little of the original eastbound carriageway left.
A very big chunk of road has been lost. Eastbound traffic
which used to be able to slip away easily will now have to wait their turn
holding up vehicles which are going in a different direction. Bexley council loves congestion and queues.
A new roundabout in Upper Wickham Lane. Oakhampton Crescent
to the right. I was not aware that turning into Oakhampton Crescent causes a
problem, I’ve not seen more than a short queue for which a special lane was
provided. The problem arises for traffic coming from Lodge Hill heading for
Upper Wickham Lane. It isnt yet obvious how that will be helped.
As has become the norm with Bexley council, contempt for the
motorist is displayed by Lodge Hill being closed northbound. The bus route
which operates southbound only is protected
but there is no protection for the traffic which has to carefully merge at this point.