I can understand why people are against this project. Exhibition road does have heavy traffic, and the area around South Kensington station quite congested; more buses being redirected around there will not help. Furthermore, the safety of the large number of school children who are always visiting the museums (particularly in the school holidays) could be at risk. Would they have put forward this project for a road which does not have an underground footpath running beneath it?
And as for the concerns about the air pollution for the french school children, maybe they should stop smoking at the age of 10 instead ;-P
Just thought I'd share this little comment from Rogan in Irving, who posted on the "This is London" website...
"...the children will have to breathe in unacceptable levels of traffic fumes from the buses" - so they want some other people to have the fumes instead (clue - bus routes -usually- go where people need to travel so there will be people elsewhere too, it's one of their little indiosyncracies).
It's a shame no-one with a clear head and shallow pockets suggested that they simply relocate parking provision, retaining a kerb and single carriageway, and widen the pavements to Oxford Street width. Everybody's happy.
If they're concerned about excessive exhasut fumes then perhaps they should relocate away from the most polluted stretch of road in the UK (corner of Crowell Road and Queen's Gate). A slight relocation of bus routes won't make a whole lot of difference.
The only slightly upsetting thing is if they have removed the sculpture that sat in the midddle of the road. Britain needs more public art - not less.
The quotation marks are the comment I was responding to - that children (being used as the reason why buses shouldn't be allowed there) there would have to breath exhaust fumes. I merely pointed out that those exhaust fumes are going to be breathed in where ever the buses get re-routed to.
If that's your idea of moronic, then you've got a bit of a problem. Elsewhere it's called logic, or extrapolation.
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