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Speed humps torn out of Greenwich road for Olympics spark accident fears
SPEED humps ripped out of a Greenwich road to help Olympians reach the Games on time have sparked accident fears.
Nine traffic-calming bumps have been smoothed out on Charlton Park Lane so athletes and dignitaries can reach the Royal Artillery Barracks easily.
The move will cost taxpayers around £50k to remove and replace the obstacles following the Olympics.
Pauline Thorpe, 65, of Charlton Park Lane, said: "It’s so dangerous because cars have been flying up and down here since they removed the humps.
"A lot of elderly, disabled people, schoolchildren live there.
"Quite frankly, the way cars are driving up and down here I swear there’ll be a terrible accident. You’d have no chance whatsoever."
She added there were no speed cameras and police could not always be there to monitor traffic.
Transport for London is carrying out the work on behalf of Olympic Delivery Authority.
TfL’s Garrett Emmerson said: "The temporary removal of the speed humps is to aid the successful operation of the Olympic Road Network in getting athletes, officials and others working at the Games to events at the Royal Artillery Barracks on time.
"The humps will be replaced with speed-activated signs - a successful speed-calming measure - during this period."
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