There are 178.5 miles of roads of all types in Tower Hamlets, (9,205 miles in all the London boroughs before someone asks…).

In all these 178.5 miles of roads how many do you think were closed to vehicular traffic due to the need for social distancing and to reduce the danger to people travelling amidst the Covid-19 pandemic?

5 roads? 10 roads? 30 roads?

Nope. One.

If you guessed correctly here comes the Bonus Question!

Q: Name that road!

A: Skew Bridge, E3.

Which is interesting do you not think?

Of all the roads in all the bits of Tower Hamlets only one little teeny weeny road gets closed because to allow it to remain open would be a risk to public health.

One person to ask about this is Chris Harrison, Liveable Streets Technical Director, who is on secondment from PCL Consult, the ‘Liveable Streets’ people.

Or one of the five Tower Hamlets Labour councillors who live in the area.

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