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Hi all. I am new to this forum and after a quick search have not found any threads on the dangerous situation created by u-turning taxis/minicabs/Ubers on Fann Street. (I saw one on the dangers of…Continue
From: Lee, Sam <Sam.Lee@cityoflondon.gov.uk>Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 12:05 PMSubject: RE: Dangerous crossing: Fann Street and Goswell Road COL:05090892To: Tomlinson CC, John <John.Tomlinson@cityoflondon.gov.uk>, Lee…"
"That should liven it up for pedestrians and spectators outside the Shakespeare, especially the old and infirm crossing the road scanning 360 degrees and trying not to go up in the air like a skittle."
"The easiest answer would be to take down the ‘u turn’ sign on Goswell Road and to allow the turning to take place there. Cars will always be wanting to do u-turns there, it is something they wont be able to stop but it will not be into…"
"Hi. I would also like to add to the conversation. My Daughter parks her car in the Barbican garages, the exit and entry ramp is in Fann St/Blake Tower. The numerous times she has had Taxis, Uber, delivery drivers reverse at…"
"Just to also make the point that I brought the use of traffic on Fann Street and subsequently the noise from it up at the Guildhall residents meeting a few months ago and was greeted with the response from their highways representatives that they…"
"Hi. You might also be interested to know that another resident contacted the air quality department back in January as this also adds to the argument on their being a problem on this corner and as a result they placed a nitrogen dioxide monitor ie a…"
"These drivers are not only using Barbican car park for 3 point turns they also use the ramp going into the basement at Cuthbert harrowing house, the hand railing there is constantly being hit by reversing cars, an eyesore, it has been repaired…"
"U-turns are an offence and each one SHOULD be penalised with a fine. Turning into Fann Street and doing a three-point turn is not a traffic violation, but might be considered a dangerous misuse of the public highway/private ramp. If the cameras are…"
"Definitely still alive-- I just did a similar experiment yesterday (sadly without pints). Part of the email chain I have going with council and City is above in this message thread, but will send you the full thread to the email you mentioned. The…"
"I don't know if this discussion is still alive, but I have been collecting data on the U-turns (illegal) at Fann Street, and what I call 'Half U-turns' (technically legal), which are vehicles travelling north on Aldersgate/Goswell…"
"Definitely not just cabbies-- vans and minicabs/Ubers as well. Thought the cabbies tend to go the fastest due to their tight turning radius (i.e., no three-point turns like the one in the video where the older woman is almost hit)."
"It's not only the cabbies, someone a few years ago on here ran a campaign to have a zebra crossing on the road, I think the best that happened was the traffic islands close to the parade of shops, which I have witnessed cars crashing into and…"
"Then it sounds like it might be cabs making the trip up from the Museum of London roundabout past Barbican station cruising for fares and then turning round if they don't find any. There are just so unbelievably many! Perhaps we could talk to…"
"Just a quick note to say thanks to Lee for pursuing this. It is certainly a dangerous junction due to the sheer volume of vehicles turning. We often see near misses here including one involving a van and wheelchair user two weeks ago. "