WHO WILL BE KILLED AT THIS JUNCTION?
This is the junction you cross at your risk.
The junction of New Road and Commercial Road in the
East End of London.
The junction is part of the vitally hectic A13 east/west route, and is used as a rabbit run for those travelling north/south. This is resulting in too much traffic trying to get through at any one time.
The biggest problem is caused by vehicles which block off the junction when they know that they can’t get through their exit. This means that whenever this happens, the Green Man goes on telling pedestrians to cross, but they can’t cross safely because of the backlog of traffic remaining on the junction. As a result, pedestrians are forced to cross either in between vehicles or wait until the next Green Man signal, when the same just happens again.
In mornings and late afternoon the situation is made worse with the hundreds of pupils who attend schools in the immediate area trying to cross, and eventually losing patience and just running over the crossing, through the queuing traffic.
It is even more difficult for those in wheelchairs and mobility scooters. I know of two of these who dread having to cross this junction, but have no choice in order to reach their destinations.
As a result, this junction is an accident waiting to happen, unless someone steps in very soon.
It is very clear that there is an urgent need for either police monitoring of this junction, or for a yellow box to be placed in it, preventing traffic from queuing up inside the junction.
If nothing is done, and soon, I believe that they could soon be calling ambulances, or a hearse, in the near future.
My message to the Mayors of London and Tower Hamlets – If nothing is done, and done quickly, some of your constituents may never be able to vote for you again. The ball is in your court.