The new junction layout in Crayford
pictured yesterday was widely ridiculed by local residents, cyclists, those who are required to drive by
and probably by ordinary Bexley council watchers who one might imagine would by now
be immune to such things.
There was one vote in favour which said it will be easier to turn left from Bourne Road. That may perhaps be true If the A223 is wide enough but there are no suitable lane markings and Bexley council has a history of discouraging dual lane entry to roundabouts as anyone who is regularly held up in Penhill Road will testify.
Those whose business does not take them to Crayford and overlook their financial contribution to the rearrangements there may prefer to take a relaxed view of them. One has idly speculated on what might have been a more imaginative use of the space available with clear references to the Splash Park and the proposed sale of Old Farm Park.
I’m not sure who he could have been thinking of with the Cherry Tart. Maybe a fruit cake would have been more appropriate.