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Streetspace is not a good idea for the capital

Reported in the Streetspace Feedback category anonymously at 09:58, Wed 16 September 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2297254.

Taking the cover of the Covid19 crisis you have decided to implement a disgraceful set of road closures and not only here in Greenwich the ones I'm mentioning in particular but all over the UK. Those closures are undemocratic and tyrannical at best, put in place with no proper consultations of all of the people affected and not only the local actual residents.

Those side roads vital for traffic flow in an area besieged by the Thames in the North with no bridge crossing, the southern motorway approach to the old, sell by date Blackwall Tunnel always congested and creating a barrier of traffic everyday for miles that with its spillover traffic choke in turn Shooters Hill paralyzing the whole surrounding areas thus creating the southern barrier to the sector i'm talking about.

You are literally imprisoning people inside those barriers. People need to take kids to schools , go shopping, go to restaurants and the area is vast where also Greenwich Park expanses and Blackheath Common contribute to it because they are insurmountable natural obstacles to traffic and have you ever tried to move around with two little childs? You have not even the decency and the cleverness to let at least Electric Car traffic go through therefore i understand your agenda is not just Green, reducing exhaust from fossil fuels or reducing traffic. Yours is a radical agenda to put everyone on foot or bicycles but this is not always possible because not everyone is so lucky to live near where it has to go and the weather is not so good in this country. Are you going to tell me to use public transports? Not even those will be able to move around after your road closures because the traffic on main roads will have nowhere to go. Jams would be horrendous. You are cutting communities in two building literally impassable walls and leaving one or two main roads open when we had ten before to allow the major East to West direction of traffic and vice versa to flow. What on earth are you thinking? There is also a pandemic that has caused a collapse of GDP unprecedented in the last 300 years, you have to put wings on people not weight them down with further red tape ( Vital Roads closures) , this is not time to build up walls , impassable barriers, utter aggravations on the lives of hard working people that pay taxes to pay your salaries in turn. You are our employees, our clerks and we tax payers are your employers in fact and you disregard our needs totally and in such a brazen way that we can make parallels with the governments of China, Russia and so on in this instance. This Covid19 is not finished, millions are going to lose jobs, not even during the World Wars gdp has ever crashed like now. Everything is still normal only because Central Banks helicopter free money onto the people for now and you choose this time to put a constraint onto people's livelihood limiting their way of moving and their hard earned Right of Ways when paying expensive Road Taxes and Fuel Duties as they are desperately getting things going at this painful moment. You are shooting on dieing corpses! How ill timed , how sick even to immagine. What are you doing beggar belief truly. You are seeding discontent, fanning winds of rebellion and desperations on the business and livelihood that you are going to cripple and in some cases destroy with these ill mannered Road Closures. I repeat: you do not even allow through Electric Cars or Trucks and this makes me vomit at the only idea of what sickness is going on inside your heads. You are trapping even local residents inside their homes when living close to those barriers, some new 'Berlin walls' ... who could have imagined? Erecting barriers , walls like that; in this so-called democracy? Your step is dangerous because freedom and democracy is a thin line . The West fought for centuries to obtain this and I tell you it takes little to destroy it. I bet some of those many tyrants in the undemocratic world will approve in full of what you are implementing, legitimating them for what they do nastily at home onto their oppressed citizens. A furious taxpayer, father and hard worker.

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 11:53, Thu 17 September 2020

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