TQ3978 : Southern Way, North Greenwich

taken 3 years ago, near to Greenwich, Great Britain

Southern Way, North Greenwich
Southern Way, North Greenwich
This road, part of the first phase of development of the Greenwich Peninsula c.2000, is unusual in that it is only used by buses, and cyclists on the segregated cycle track - a vision for car-free living that has sadly not been followed in later developments on the Peninsula.
Greenwich peninsula :: TQ3979

The peninsula is formed by a meander of the River Thames north-east of Greenwich, which along with the Isle of Dogs to the west, forms the distinctive outline familiar from the opening credits of the TV series "Eastenders". Until the 18th century it was marshland, thereafter gradually drained and industrialised, and in the late 19th century dominated by the South Metropolitan Gasworks. After becoming largely derelict in the later 20th century, the east side of the peninsula was remediated and redeveloped from the 1990s onwards, the focus being the Millennium Dome (later O2 Arena). The west side remained industrial for longer although by 2010 the remaining industries there were starting to close and be replaced by residential developments and an ocean liner terminal.

For a detailed history of the industrial sites on Greenwich Peninsula, see the book "Greenwich Marsh - the 300 years before the Dome", Mills, Mary - self-published 1999. ISBN 0 9535245 0 7

For a photographic record of the west side of the peninsula before recent demolitions, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3991 7893 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5207N 0:0.8348E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3990 7891
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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