Walking down St Pancras Way this evening after finishing canvassing, it struck me just how dangerous this road is. As a cyclist the speeds chosen by many cars, and their propensity to swing from lane to lane on the curves is seriously disconcerting, but on foot the full dangers become evident.
While to drivers speeding through it might not be clear, this is very much a residential area, with large numbers of new flats lining the canal side of the road, and this evening with many pedestrians, most of whom I’d judge would be walking back to them.
There’s a lot of roadworks at the moment, and traffic weaving through it with scant regard for safety.
The consultation on the proposal to run the Number 46 bus down here has just closed, and judging from the responses I’ve heard from this area anyway, is likely to have won strong support. If it goes ahead, the bus route might help to slow the traffic and help drivers understand they aren’t going through an industrial estate. Alternatively it might just introduce another hazard – it will certainly need close watching.