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  • East Dulwich parking zone and healthier streets

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark Council is conducting a parking and healthier streets study in the East Dulwich area, shown in pink (on cyclescape pic).

    We have received many requests for permit parking from residents in East Dulwich since 2015 and we expect parking pressure to increase with the adjacent Dog Kennel Hill parking zone recently implemented and should the 'Peckham West' zone to the North be implemented (also in consultation). We are therefore carrying out a study on the potential introduction of a parking zone in East Dulwich, to improve parking for residents and support businesses while creating more healthy streets for people from all walks of life.

    We expect for the zone to result in freeing up roughly 40% of the kerbside space and are therefore proposing ‘healthy streets’ proposals to encourage walking and cycling for people from all walks of life: ‘parklets’ (planting and communal seating in the place of a parking space), seating along walking routes for places to stop and rest, and cycle parking with reserved spaces for cargo bikes and disability adapted cycles. The Southwark Spine cycle route soon to be implemented along Crystal Palace Road is expected to further encourage cycling in the area.

    To improve bus journey times we are proposing to amend the bus lane operation to include an afternoon/evening peak operating time in the existing bus lane north of Blackwater Road, and to remove parking at the junction with Ashbourne Grove which is a pinchpoint for buses.

    We aim to support the high street by encouraging walking and cycling: research has shown that improving the environment for walking and cycling has positive effects on the high street economy: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/economic-benefits-of-walking-and-cycling  with people walking, cycling and using public transport spending spending 40% more each month than car drivers . In addition, to enable more flexibility and higher turnover, we are proposing to extend the operating time of half hour bays so that after the initial free half hour visitors could extend their stay for a fee. Visitors will also be able to use shared used bays in surrounding side streets.

    Why We Are Consulting

    A parking and healthier streets study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone and street improvements to be introduced.

    The council will analyse all responses on a road by road basis and make a recommendation to the decision maker.

    Any parking controls or street improvements that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposals. Please read the background documents below and consider the proposed layout and preliminary healthy street imrpovements before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by 31 January 2019.

    For the background information see the documents below and for more information about parking and the decision making process in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parkingprojects

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  • 'Peckham West' parking zone and healthier streets

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark Council is conducting a parking and healthier streets study in the 'Peckham West' area, shown in orange in cyclescape picture.

    We have received many requests for permit parking from residents in this area since 2015 and parking pressure has increased since the adjacent Dog Kennel Hill parking zone was implemented in December 2018, as evidenced by photos of double parking below sent by a resident and reports of parking on kerbs and in front of drop kerbs. In addition, should the East Dulwich zone to the South be implemented (also in consultation) parking stress will increase further.

    We are therefore carrying out a study on the potential introduction of a parking zone in 'Peckham West', to improve parking for residents and support businesses while creating more healthy streets for people from all walks of life.

    We expect for the zone to result in freeing up roughly 40% of the kerbside space and are therefore proposing ‘healthy streets’ proposals to encourage walking and cycling for people from all walks of life: ‘parklets’ (planting and communal seating in the place of a parking space), seating along walking routes for places to stop and rest, and cycle parking with reserved spaces for cargo bikes and disability adapted cycles. The Southwark Spine cycle route soon to be implemented along Maxted and Adys Road is expected to further encourage cycling in the area.

    Why We Are Consulting

    A parking and healthier streets study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone and street improvements to be introduced.

    The council will analyse all responses on a road by road basis and make a recommendation to the decision maker.

    Any parking controls or street improvements that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposals. Please read the background documents below and consider the proposed layout and preliminary healthy street imrpovements before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by 31 January 2019.

    For the background information see the documents below and for more information about parking and the decision making process in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parkingprojects

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  • Improvements to the Bricklayers Arms Roundabout, New Kent Road and Old Kent Road

    Created by Sean Howes // 2 threads

    Overview

    We are seeking your views to make improvements to the Bricklayers Arms roundabout, New Kent Road and Old Kent Road.

     

    In line with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets approach to make streets healthier, safer and more welcoming we will be realigning the roundabout to create a bus lane on the roundabout slip road which can be used by both buses and cyclists.  This will aim to make the road more attractive to cyclists and improve journey times for bus services, reducing the reliance on private cars. Our proposals include:       

     

    Removing existing islands on Old Kent Road and the roundabout, and modifying the road layout to direct general traffic away from the slip road and onto the roundabout

    Creating new traffic islands on the Old Kent Road, New Kent Road and the roundabout to separate the slip road from the roundabout

    Creating a bus gate for buses, taxis, cycles and motorcycles to use the cut through in the traffic island to access the new segregated bus lane on the slip road

     

    Changing the westbound bus lane on New Kent Road to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

     

    Changing the northbound bus lane on Old Kent Road to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

     

    Red line markings to change from single to double red lines on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road

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  • Forest Hill Road Speed Reduction

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Southwark became a 20mph borough in March 2015. However, we have identified a number of sites where speeds regularly exceed 20mph, sometimes by a significant amount. This can increase the risk of accidents, as well as the risk that, when accidents occur, injuries may be more serious or even fatal.

    We have conducted a detailed review of the sites where traffic most regularly exceeds the 20mph limit, and we have identified measures to encourage reduced vehicles speeds and keep them to the posted limit.

    Average speeds more than 6mph above the limit, with many vehicles regularly exceeding 31mph, were observed in traffic heading northbound on Forest Hill Road, particularly around the junction with Canonbie Road. We have a duty to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the law is being upheld, and to look after our residents’ safety.

    Please see below for the plan showing the location of the changes that are planned for Forest Hill Road. These include:

    Crossings on either side of the Brenchley Gardens/Canonbie Road junction to be widened and raised, providing a vertical deflection that will encourage drivers to slow down.
    Proposed bench for seating at the corner of Brenchley Gardens.
    New raised table between Canonbie Road and Honor Oak Rise for vertical deflection to slow traffic.
    Crossing points at Honor Oak Rise and Netherby Road junctions for easier movement by pedestrians.
    New cycle stands near to Netherby Road junction.
    Pedestrian crossing east of Netherby Road to be widened, raised and upgraded to a zebra crossing to provide a safer crossing for schoolchildren.
    We have drawn up these plans in consultation with our partners in Lewisham Council. Together, we think these works will successfully reduce speeds on Forest Hill Road and provide a much better and safer experience for pedestrians and other road users. However, we would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any additional approaches we could take.

    Due to cost considerations, and Forest Hill Road not meeting the current criteria for average and fixed speed camera installation, as set out by the Metropolitan Police, speed cameras will not be considered as part of this scheme. Post monitoring will be undertaken after 6 months from scheme implementation to assess the impact of the proposed measure on the effectiveness in reducing speeds.

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  • Duke Hill St/Tooley St

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    Proposals include:

    Introducing a 20mph speed limit along entire length of Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street (between Borough High Street and Tower Bridge Road)
    Introducing a 2 metre wide mandatory cycle lane westbound, on Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street, running between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street junctions, separated from traffic with wands on the Duke Street Hill section
    Introducing a protected right turn ‘pocket’ for cyclists waiting to turn right into Bermondsey Street from Tooley Street
    Making Duke Street Hill no entry, apart from cyclists and buses, from the junction with A3 Borough High Street. This will mean that eastbound traffic along Duke Street Hill and Tooley Street as far as the junction with Bermondsey Street is restricted to buses and cycles only.
    Restricting access from side roads onto Tooley Street to westbound travel only. Any motorized vehicle turning onto Tooley Street from the following roads will not be able to turn onto and travel eastbound towards Bermondsey Street:
    Tooley Street onto Duke Hill Street
    Bridge Yard onto Tooley Street
    Cottons Lane onto Tooley Street
    Hay’s Lane onto Tooley Street
    Battlebridge Lane onto Tooley Street
    Westbound traffic will continue to be able to travel along this section of highway as it does at present (i.e. accessing via Bermondsey Street or from roads further east) which lead onto Tooley Street.

    This will be an interim scheme, reducing traffic in the short term. We are working on a more transformational scheme for Tooley Street, to extend the high-quality cycling provision proposed as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 towards London Bridge.

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