Thursday, 3 November 2011
Dugard Way developers against active travel
This development provides the only non A-road link between Lambeth and Southwark at this point (and in fairness, one that didn't exist recently, though a convenient alley was in place further along a few years ago). This should be the perfect route for local pedestrians and cyclists to avoid the traffic, noise and pollution of Kennington Lane, the inner ring-road around the congestion zone.
Dugard Way in Kennington is a little semi-gated enclave where the developers seem set against nurturing active travel. The ever-shut pavement door has the toughest spring closure you're likely to encounter, while the on-road entrance is unobstructed during the day. A pavement has just been painted the other side of the door, and a ridiculous zebra crossing added that I doubt I'll ever see being used.
As you've probably guessed by now, there's absolutely no short-term/guest cycle parking.