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Couple of links for you

Sorry for the lack of posts this week – been busy.

The Pagoda appeared on London Tonight a few days back.

853blog has a great post about the changes afoot on Blackheath and in Greenwich park as the Olympics bear down upon us… Can’t believe Greenwich council were considering raising the speed limit in the park. What were they thinking?!


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Sleeping Policeman to be Interrogated

Map of Speed Restrictions in Blackheath Village Lewisham Council consultation

As spotted on (LibDem councillor) Godfried Gyechie’s blog:

Lewisham council are running a questionnaire about the speed reducing measures around Blackheath Village that have been in place since 2005.  In a great example of Government 0.9 (rather than 2.0), you are required to download a PDF file, print out pages 12 and 13, then post them (Freepost) back to the council.  No email address, no web-form.

Here’s a list of the roads being reviewed:

  • Bennett Park
  • Blackheath Grove
  • Blackheath Village
  • Montpelier Row
  • Montpelier Vale
  • Paragon Place
  • Prince of Wales Road (within 20mph zone)
  • Royal Parade
  • Tranquil Vale (within 20mph zone)
  • Wemyss Road

I can’t imagine that they’ll be digging up the various measures that are already in place (all the data displayed in the brochure suggests that accidents have declined).  But if you’d like to let them know that the improvements are appreciated, or indeed to find out what exactly a Speed Cushion (possibly an illegal drug?) or a Raised Table really is, then please do!

And, just for fun, here are their main questions, in a web form. Note that Lewisham Council will not be receiving the results here – if you want them to receive your thoughts, find a printer and postbox! It took me about 5 minutes to knock up:

Image at the top is (probably) copyright Lewisham council, although it has been lovingly stitched back together by me, as it was split across two pages for some reason.

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