Been riding along Roupell St se1 regularly for six years. It's a quiet st of rather elegant early victorian terraces with butterfly roofs parallel to Stamford st and The Cut, allowing me to avoid those two horrid streets (traffic-wise). It has alternating priorities along it much like Rivington St EC does, but without the restoration of two-way travel for cycles.
I have never had any incident on it, despite often heavy ped traffic there avoiding a curious foot tunnel from Waterloo East to Southwark (Someone once told me the tunnel has a charge? Not sure if true).
Today Unmarked popo car is crawling out of an intersection as I pop out of a one way I have just
contravened into a one-way section that is with me.
They tell me that they just spoke to another cyclist who'd done A Wrong Thing after I'd apologised saying I knew I was doing A Wrong Thing. I explained that it was a necessary evil to allow me to avoid the aforementioned clusterchoke streets, but that I'd be sure not to do it again until I'd campaigned and achieved the return of the street to two-way traffic for cycles.
Will I fuck.
10/10 would cycle to work down suitable routes again.