Lebanon Road gets a one-way system. Did anyone tell drivers?

After a decade of campaigning and petitions by residents, Lebanon Road in Addiscombe has quietly been made one-way.

one-wayAt some point last week, the covers were taken off road signs so that the north-bound rat-run has been closed.

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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9 Responses to Lebanon Road gets a one-way system. Did anyone tell drivers?

  1. G A says:

    Wondering where your coverage on the proposed Gypsy site is? Key decision looming.

  2. Am I missing something? Am I beginning to lose it? Where is there anything, where has there ever been anything to link the one way Lebanon Road scheme and the proposed Gypsy site? ….or is this just a private argument gone public?

  3. Whew…thanks. For a moment there I was worried!

  4. marzia27 says:

    It is whipped up hysteria against Gypsies. Plenty of it in Shirley. Can somebody explain to me why people seem to harbour such animosity against them? If there were proper sites, perhaps there would be no issues.

  5. sandilands02 says:

    The whole area’s road network is a mess. Once the frequency of trams increase, living on the whitgift estate is going to be hell, it’s like already feels like living on the M4 between 7.30 & 8.30. Outer London is decades away from being connected well enough to be car free so we need to accept that people will want to drive from Kingston to Bromley in their cars and accommodate it.

    I love that fact Sandilands trams are so frequent, i never have to wait more then 5 minutes but their must be a better solution, maybe a tunnel or underpass / overpass

  6. Lewis White says:

    With regard to sites for Gypsy and Irish Traveller members of society, there are some really neat sites in some Boroughs, and some terrible ones. I would suggest that Councillors, Design Officers and representatives should visit a large number of sites, look at design, management and social make-up, to see why some are very good, and some are not.

    I have been involved in design aspects of a few sites over the years, and think that the key need is for small, well- designed and well-contained sites, with family groups. A number of smaller sites must be better than big sites. Simple design for pitches, refuse facilities, and perimeter screening and fencing are all vital considerations.

    The Gypsy and Traveller world evolves, as does wider society, particularly as most people in this world now live in static sites, although still in caravans, The children of settled families receive education, and I would imagine feel a lot more secure, happier and able to study than those in families who move around the country living and being moved on. This surely must result in the long term in a much better situation, and reduce alienation, and must surely have benefits to us all.

  7. tonycroydon says:

    Go down Addiscombe Court Road to Leslie Park and Lower Addiscombe Road.

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