St. George’s Circus – Recreating “The Gateway To London”. DRAFT-10 th June 2012. Introduction.
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“The Gateway To London”
DRAFT-10th June 2012
The sole access point to the historic obelisk and “Gateway to London” is from a single narrow entrance to the south of the space.
Impact of recent planting
One of the inscriptions
A pedestrian crossing from McLaren House
New hotel development
Historic buildings being brought back into use by LSBU
Erlang House & adjacent development site
Short walk to Southwark Tube Station, the Palestra building, The Cut & the river.
Pedestrian crossings set well away from desire lines.
Staggered crossings ensure pedestrians cannot cross in one movement and encourage risk taking.
The route (in red) that pedestrians are expected to take (3minutes +) compared to the desire line (black – 40 seconds).
The route pedestrians want to take.
High vehicle speeds in free flowing traffic and lack of clarity as to lanes add to cyclist danger.
Important westerly cycle route on Borough Rd cannot be continued owing to St George’s Circus gyratory.