The Anonymous Widower

Is Silicon Roundabout Going To Become Silicon Peninsular?

Silicon Roundabout or the Old Street Roundabout is well known as the centre of a high-tech area of the UK.

But is that all going to change as part of the de-roundabouting of London by Transport for London, the roundabout will be simplified. The full plan is here. It includes this map.

TfL's New Silicon Roundabout

Note how in TfL’s words in the full plan, it has been turned into a peninsular. Hence the title of this post.

I think car, truck and van drivers will hate it, taxi drivers will do what they always do and adapt and joke, cyclists will love it and pedestrians will probably find it better.

For myself, I would like the bus stops placed so that I could get on a 21/141 bus going northward with only a short walk from the station. Coming from Kings Cross or Euston, I might take the Northern line to Old Street station and then get the most convenient of the number of buses that serve my house. I probably wouldn’t go the other way very often, as getting a 38 to the Angel will probably be slightly quickly.

Whatever you say about the plan, it has been very well explained on a good map.

December 25, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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