Risks to our Children.
Thankfully, The 'Bus Wall' proposed by Lambeth
has been rejected by Transport for London.
If the plans to place the Bus Terminus
on The Pavement had gone ahead, then children using the paddling pool would
have been exposed to higher
levels of pollution from the diesel fumes that buses pump out. Whilst
parked, drivers often leave their engines running.
Bus diesel engines are large and their exhausts would have pointed in the direction of the pool.
This can hardly be good for our children's developing lungs. The peak
times of pool use would have coincided with peak bus use.
Children crossing the road to get to the
pool would have been placed in danger if they had attempted to cross the road from the
East side of Old Town with the restricted vision that the parked buses
would have caused.