After a decade of campaigning and petitions by residents, Lebanon Road in Addiscombe has quietly been made one-way.
Lebanon Road has a bit of a reputation for road rage between drivers, parked cars getting damaged and a high traffic flow on a residential street. A one-way system might bring a slightly quieter and cleaner environment.
Not all locals are convinced, however. “It won’t solve the problem, but just move it to other roads,” Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader suggested.
When the Lebanon Road change was made, there were few, if any, signs warning drivers of the change in the traffic flow, and in the first couple of days, there were clearly a lot of drivers who don’t look at road signs, and missed the changes which mean there is no through route from Addiscombe Road to Leslie Park Road and Lower Addiscombe Road, and no left turn on to Lebanon Road from Cedar Road.
The presence of the Lebanon Road tram stop could also be a significant factor in slowing traffic flow.
The one-way system means that there is no route from the Barclay Road and Chepstow Road roundabout to Lower Addiscombe Road via either Cedar Road or Lebanon Road.
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