Wandsworth Council would like to hear your views on proposed improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along Thessaly Road, enhancing access and the local environment.
As motorised vehicle movements are relatively low on Thessaly Road, the proposals aim to provide safer infrastructure for more vulnerable road users.
The proposed introduction of raised, controlled crossing points would benefit pedestrians, particularly school children visiting local community facilities and St George’s Primary School, whilst also slowing traffic speeds along Thessaly Road.
Within the scope of the scheme, Thessaly Road would also have new raised ‘Copenhagen style’ junctions with side roads, to create an improved pedestrian and cycle user experience and slow down traffic joining Thessaly Road. ‘Copenhagen style’ junctions allow cyclists and pedestrians to have priority over vehicles exiting the side roads. The scheme will also include installation of new high-quality paving materials and new cycle parking.
A segregated cycle track would provide a safe route for cyclists between Battersea Park Road at the north end (which is the subject of proposed improvements being developed in partnership with Transport for London) and Wandsworth Road and Lambeth to the south. It would also provide a safe route to the two new Northern Line Extension stations opening in 2021.
The proposals include improvements to the public realm at the junction of Condell Road, Deeley Road and Battersea Park Road, featuring new seating areas and new planting.
The scheme is part of a package of infrastructure improvements in the area which include proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone and a colourful ‘Happy Street’ redesign for the Thessaly Road rail bridge, all funded by contributions from developers in the area.
In line with strategic masterplans for the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, Thessaly Road has been identified as a key strategic link for cycle and pedestrian movements from north to south through the opportunity area, and so the proposed improvements reflect the need to meet changing demands of this growing central London area.
It is important for the Council to know the views of local residents and businesses before progressing with any improvements.