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- Related link Albion Road Multi-storey Car Park.
- Related link Bexley Civic Offices.
- This guide describes a step-free walking route between the Albion Road car park and the Civic Offices.
- The route is approximately 200m long.
- It may take approximately 5 minutes to walk.
- If you have difficulty getting around it could take 10 minutes.
- There are two main roads to cross.
- Both have pedestrian crossings.
Albion Car Park Pedestrian Exit
- The exit is located at the centre front of the building.
- At the time of our visit (September 2019) the car park lift was not working and there was no information about when or if it would be repaired.
- Without the lift, access from the public levels of the car park on level 3 upwards, including the Blue Badge bays, is by stairs only.
Leave the Car Park by the Albion Road Exit
- On leaving the car park there is a steep slope down.
- Some of the paving slabs are uneven.
- After 5m the path meets the pavement.
- Turn left onto Albion Road.
Continue Along Albion Road
- The pavement is level in this area.
- Look out for signposts in the pavement.
- After 50m, there is tactile paving to mark the approach to the roundabout.
- The cycle lane ends here and cycles ride onto the pavement.
- 10m after this, there is tactile paving to mark a pedestrian crossing to the right.
- Ignore this and continue as the pavement curves round to the left and into Gravel Hill.
- The pavement has a slight uphill slope.
Follow the Pavement Round the Curve
- The Marriot Hotel is on your left.
- There is a long slight slope up on the pavement.
- There is tactile paving to indicate a pedestrian crossing.
- Do not cross here.
- There is tactile paving after the crossing to indicate that cycles should re-join the cycle path in the road.
- Continue up the slope.
- You will see the Civic Offices ahead.
Continue Ahead Towards the Pedestrian Crossing
- At the top of the slope, there is a broad paved area which is shared with cycles.
- There is red tactile paving to indicate a pedestrian crossing to the right.
- Ignore this and continue ahead to a second band of tactile paving.
- This leads to the pedestrian crossing on The Broadway.
- The crossing is in two sections, with an offset central refuge.
- The second crossing is to the left.
- There are flush kerbs marked by tactile paving in all locations.
- Each section has its own push buttons for the crossing, with a rotating cone for visually impaired users.
- The crossing has a visible but not an audible announcer.
- On the far side of the road, turn to the right to pass the Prince Albert public house.
Continue Ahead Past the Prince Albert Public House
- The pub has some external seating to your left.
- There is a Legible London map sign to your right.
- The Civic Offices can be seen ahead.
- Follow the pavement round to the left into Woolwich Road.
- Continue until the red tactile paving marking the pedestrian crossing to your right.
Cross Woolwich Road at the Pedestrian Crossing
- The crossing is in two sections with a refuge in the middle.
- There are flush kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing and at the refuge.
- Each section is controlled by separate push buttons and lights.
- There is visible but not an audible announcer at this crossing.
- There are rotating cones for visually impaired users on the crossing controls.
For the Entrance Ramp, Turn Left After the Crossing
- Continue along Woolwich Road with the Civic Centre on your right.
- There is a band of tactile paving to mark the end of the area shared with cyclists.
- Turn right here, round the end of the concrete wall.
Civic Office Entrance Ramp
- The ramp has a long slight gradient.
- It is approximately 15m long, with a landing halfway up.
- The ramp does not have handrails.
- There is a large level area at the top of the ramp.
- Turn left at the top of the ramp.
- The double doors open automatically.
- You have arrived at the Civic Offices.