The Anonymous Widower

Old Street Station – 16th November 2020

I took these pictures as I passed through Old Street station.

Note.

  1. The dreadful steps to and from the platforms.
  2. The last two pictures are for my information.

Will the station be made step-free in this rebuilding at the surface?

November 16, 2020 Posted by | Transport | , | 4 Comments

The Changing Face Of Silicon Roundabout – 6th November 2020

I took these pictures, as I walked round Silicon Roundabout this morning.

This map from Transport for London shows the future layout.

The current status of the four sides of the roundabout are.

  • North-East – Closed
  • North-West – In Use – Two-way
  • South-West – In Use – Two-way
  • South-East – In Use – Two-way

Note.

  1. At least the South-East side is substantially finished, with more space for vehicles.
  2. The North-East and North-West entrances to the station are still open for passengers.

It does look to me, that someone has done their project management.

 

November 6, 2020 Posted by | Transport | , , | 2 Comments

Wear Mask, Save Live

Even Borat, is doing his bit to help fight Covids!

I photographed him lying above the Old Street roundabout.

November 5, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Changing Face Of Silicon Roundabout – 7th October 2020

I took these pictures, as I walked round Silicon Roundabout this morning.

The area is certainly changing.

This map from Transport for London shows the future layout.

The current status of the four sides of the roundabout are.

  • North-East – In Use – Two-way
  • North-West – In Use – Two-way
  • South-West – In Use – Two-way
  • South-East – Closed

It was originally planned to be finished in 2022.

October 7, 2020 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

Silicon Roundabout Goes Two-Way

Old Street Roundabout, commonly known as Silicon Roundabout has now gone two-way!

But as these pictures, which were taken around nine in the morning, show, it is a traffic nightmare.

It’s not good for pedestrians either and I now use the trains from Angel or Essex Road to go safely underneath at busy times.

Surely the big problem, is what do you call Silicon Roundabout?

May 30, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

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 | , , , , | Leave a comment