Monday, 30 November 2015

TfL Is Watching You

Blog reader Peter kindly dropped me a note this afternoon having spotted something interesting in the London Evening Standard. It seems the traffic jams in our humble little neighbourhood have reached the attention of City Hall and Transport For London in Particular.

According to the story in the Evening Standard a new 40-strong specialist team has been set up by Transport for London (TfL) to stop illegal and inconsiderate driving that leads to traffic delays in the capital.
The team, which will raise to 80 by next Spring,
"will be deployed to key junctions and roads to help deal with problems that can cause delays to drivers and bus passengers, such as illegal stopping or unloading of deliveries. 
The new team will work closely with the TfL-funded Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport Policing Command, which was launched by the Mayor in January and, with 2,300 officers, is the largest policing command anywhere in the country."
Most notably, Malden Road and Central Road between Columbia Avenue and Balmoral Road is one of the ten target areas. So watch out if this might affect you! (Not mentioning any names, local traders etc...)