Say No To The Bodge
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The Risk

Transport for London have unveiled a plan for the redesign of the Elephant and Castle roundabout that:
- Increases journey time for all users, cycle, bus, motorists, pedestrians.
- Increase pedestrian journey times by up to 41%*.
- Increases road traffic journey times by an average of 17%*.
- Increases the length of the westbound inner ring road here X4.
- Increases air pollution and noise pollution.
- Puts more traffic closer to two large residential blocks.
- Destroys at least 4 big trees on the roundabout and London Rd.
- Creates several new roadside areas of pedestrian crowding.

Discover our Alternative Proposal instead here

The Elephant and Castle deserves a better junction - safer, cleaner, more user friendly. Let Council Leader Peter John (e-mail) his proposal is unacceptable and express your views to TfL here. Please Join The Campaign to stay in touch with this campaign.

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Say NO to The Bodge

This campaign began in 2012 when it became apparent the destruction of our subways was one of the key objectives of Southwark Council and Transport for London - now the plans have been unveiled the consquences are even worse than we feared. Footpaths designed 100% for pedestrians be taken away and people will be forced to share space with up to six lanes of traffic at surface level, air pollution and noise pollution will blight the area. The ring road will also be enlarged. TfL's proposals have these two big side effects which they believe is acceptable permanent collatoral damage.

The plans prioritise urban spectacle over urban practicality. TfL's brief for the project was based on an assumption that subways must go and that the spectacle of a peninsula must be incorporated. They have been pushed through by politicians eager to create buzz about change at the Elephant after years of inaction. It seems TfL and the politicians do not want to genuinely create a place that is pleasant and safe because if they had residents would have been involved in developing these plans. Instead everyone is given five weeks to provide feedback with only one recommendation from TfL. A public consultation began on 12 March 2014, after a hiatus of over a year during which there have been no public meetings to discuss proposals.

(*Data obtained from Transport for London data from their modelling of their new proposal. Read all the analysis here)

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