Hi everyone (and particularly HOPers),
I moved into Honor Oak Park a year ago, and love it.
But I’m always struck coming out of the station that there are actually two bridges for traffic (the north and south side of the road on separate bridges), and that pedestrians are squeezed along a narrow pavement.
I’ve started to imagine what it would be like if traffic was removed from the north bridge (immediately outside the station entrance) and both directions routed over the south bridge. There seems to be enough room.
Some potential benefits…
Create a new public space, much needed in the area. Could be used for some public seating outside the (excellent) on the hoof cafe, or a market at the weekend.
Slow down the traffic that bombs down the high street after coming off the hill
Space to plant some trees (possible on a bridge right?)
Safer, with only one pedestrian crossing instead of two.
Anyway, just an idea, and wondered if others thought I was mad or not.
I’m not involved the group attached to the station, so very keen to hear their thoughts.