The trouble is that the accuracy of much of the information that you are provided with I am sorry seems to be open to question. First of all, it is clear from TfL's own information that the possibility of ceasing the tidal flow was raised by consultants back in 2005, so there was ample opportunity to discuss the issues then.
Secondly, the Deputy Leader of the London Borough of Greenwich categorically states, `I absolutely refute that there was any meeting with Greenwich to discuss the cessation of the tidal flow with TfL'.
Thirdly, if there was the need to look at this issue, even between December and April when the decision was taken, there was ample opportunity to consult with other interested parties. If Greenwich was consulted - which it says it was not - and the Highways Agency was consulted, why not consult Bexley and Lewisham? Why not raise the issue with the public so we could say, `Look, there is a problem because a minority of drivers are behaving stupidly, and unless that is stopped, the law abiding majority will lose out'. Would it not have been sensible to have taken the public on board rather than TfL behaving in this secret squirrel fashion?