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  • Thessaly Road SW8

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Council says:

    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.

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  • Consultation - Two way cycling on Twilley and Furmage Streets

    Anon // 1 thread

    Wandsworth Council has opened a consultation on two-way cycling on Furmage Street and part of Twilley Street between Garratt Lane and Kimber Road in Wandsworth.  This would allow cyclists to avaoid having to make the tricky and dangerous right turn at the end of Kimber Road.   Wandsworth Cycling Campaign has been asking for this for several years.  The scheme is now being built under an Experimental Traffic order and includes physical measures using islands and armadillos to protect cyclists and direct and slow the motorists who rat-run through these small streets.  Please use this facility if it's on your route and feed back your comments to the consultation.  At the end of the experiential period in October the comments will decide whether the scheme should be made permanent or not.  Use the consultation to let them know if you appreciate it.  Let the Council and know of any problems or improvements you'd like.

    The link to the consultation which includes a plan of the changes is:

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  • Tooting Town Centre consultation

    Created by jon_events // 1 thread

    TfL have published this consultation for Tooting Town Centre.

    The brief was a pedestrian improvement scheme, so don't be too surprised that there is lots of room for improvement. I'll add further comments when I've got a bit more time.

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  • Nine Elms Pimlico bridge

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Flyer says:
    Wandsworth Council is proposing a pedestrian and cycle bridge to
    connect Westminster and the new neighbourhood emerging in Nine Elms
    as well as the existing communities south of the river.
    The connection will improve access to this new shopping, restaurant and
    cultural district, as well as the new green spaces, thousands of jobs and
    Northern Line stations.
    Following consultation in 2017 on nine possible locations between
    Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges we have now selected three location
    options for further exploration.
    We want to find out what you think about this new car free bridge so are
    holding public exhibitions across Wandsworth, Westminster and Lambeth.
    Join us to learn more about the proposal and help shape one of London’s
    most exciting infrastructure projects. See the back of this leaflet for time
    and location details.
    You can also find out more and tell us your views online from Monday 5

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  • Bellevue Road consultation, Nightingale

    Created by jon_events // 1 thread

    In September 2017 Wandsworth Council carried out a community engagement exercise requesting feeback on proposed streetscape improvements on Bellevue Road between its junctions with Trinity Road and St James’s Drive.

    All elements of the proposals received a positive response (the results can be found attached at the bottom of the page) and we aim to implement the scheme later this year taking into account any comments as part of this formal consultation.

    The scheme includes:

    Resurfacing of the footway with York stone
    Resurfacing shop forecourts, subject to owner agreement
    Replace missing street trees and prevent future pavement damage by tree roots using root directors
    Introducing blended crossing/ Copenhagen entry treatments on Wiseton Road/ Althorp Road at their junction with Bellevue Road
    Install new cycle stands
    Renew security anchors in the motorcycle parking bay
    Refurbish and upgrade the lighting columns with embellishments and repainting
    Remove or relocate obstructive street furniture

    We have listened to all the feedback received from the initial consultation and we have revised the proposal where necessary.

    The proposed entry treatments provide an informal crossing point for pedestrians by raising the carriageway level, making access easier for those with prams or in wheelchairs.

    The change in carriageway material and the raised table aim to reduce vehicle speeds, reduce vehicle dominance and increase driver awareness of the presence of pedestrians. Following feedback, the proposals include a larger entry treatment and advisory signage to ensure that drivers are aware of the new feature.

    More attractive cycle racks have been selected in liaison with your local ward
    councillors following your feedback.

    In addition to the improved appearance of lighting columns, which will be refurbished with embellishments and painting, the luminaires will be upgraded to LED as part of the borough wide relighting programme.

    The proposed measures will enhance the environment for all road users and improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.

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  • Bedford Hill, Balham (pre-consultation public engagement)

    Created by jon_events // 1 thread

    Bedford Hill between Balham Station Road and Balham High Road is to be improved, and local people are being asked for their views.

    Money is available through the Wandsworth Local Fund - a charge paid by developers to fund improvements to the local area.

    The council's drawn up preliminary ideas and wants to know what residents think of them. We will use your feedback to develop detailed designs prior to a formal consultation.

    Comments received from local businesses, residents and ward councillors previously suggest that key areas for improvement are the condition and appearance of the footway, having less street furniture, or putting it in a better place, increased cycle parking and making the road an attractive place offering a variety of high quality goods and services to residents and visitors.

    Bedford Hill from Balham High Road to the junction with Balham Station Road would be improved with new footways in high quality materials. Granite paving could be installed similar to that in Hildreth Street.

    'Entry treatments' - which raise the start of the road up to the same level as the footway, would help reduce the dominance of cars and will make it easier for wheelchair users and people pushing prams. See Figure 3 (Blended crossing). Decluttering will remove any unnecessary signage and street furniture to improve the appearance of the area and to maximise space on the footway.

    Depending on the location of underground utilities, it may be possible to introduce sustainable drainage and more street trees. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) minimise surface water run-off and include street trees and plants, increased biodiversity and adaptation to climate change.

    There is the opportunity to resurface the road in a different colour through using a subtle coloured aggregate within the asphalt or an overlaid surface treatment, see figure 1. Removing the centre line also encourages drivers to be more considerate, less aggressive and drive at lower speeds.

    Earlier this year a boroughwide 20mph speed limit was implemented on residential roads (excluding all A and B roads). A review of traffic speeds, volumes and accidents will be carried out in late 2018 and subject to this review it may be possible to implement a 20mph speed limit on this section of Bedford Hill (B242) if there is local support.

    The council is also exploring the possibility of including a pedestrian crossing outside The Bedford public house at the junction of Bedford Hill/Balham Station Road and Fernlea Road. We are currently working closely with Transport for London to investigate the feasibility of the crossing. If it is possible and there is local support, we hope to include it as part of the Bedford Hill scheme.

    It is important for the council to know the views of local residents and businesses before going ahead with any of these proposals.

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  • Wandsworth to Teddington Quietway consultation

    Created by jon_events // 1 thread

    You can see the detailed proposals bit by bit on the link below.

    I've roughly mapped out the proposed route. It essentially follows an existing part of the LCN with a few minor tweaks. Sadly no new modal filters appear to be proposed. Sinusoidal humps at the beginning of the route in Wandsworth I fear will do little to deter the speedsters.

    Feel free to add your thoughts below.

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  • Tooting Bec Road consultation

    Created by jon_events // 2 threads

    TfL are now consulting on these proposals. I ran a petition several years ago now, which I hope nudged City Hall into action.

    Really pleased that we have some solid proposals on the table. It's clear that TfL could do better.

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  • Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:
    We are seeking your view on our proposals for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road; developed through dialogue with the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership.
    We propose to transform the 2.5km stretch of road from the Vauxhall Gyratory, along Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road to Macduff Road, connecting to Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8). Our proposed changes would act as a backbone to the major developments taking place in the area, improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and bus passengers, as well creating a more pleasant and characterful street environment and a sense of destination to the area.
    Our proposals are being funded through contributions from developers administered by London Borough of Wandsworth.
    Ahead of these proposals and in response to the ongoing levels of construction in the area, we will implement a small scale, interim scheme during summer 2017 which looks to increase safety in the area and enhance the urban realm. More information on this scheme can be found here.

    What are we proposing?
    We are proposing a complete redesign of the road layout on Nine Elms Lane and the eastern part of Battersea Park Road to deliver improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users and accommodate future growth of the area. Proposals include:
    New, wide footways
    23 new and improved signalised crossing points
    A new cycle route on the south of the Thames from CS8 at Macduff Road to Vauxhall Gyratory, featuring:
    ‘Stepped’ cycle tracks in both directions (see below) from Vauxhall Gyratory to the new Battersea Power Station London Underground entrance
    Dedicated segregation and allocated time for cyclists at some junctions
    Bus stop bypasses provided in some locations
    Stepped cycle tracks are vertically separated from the footway and main carriageway.
    Increase in bus lanes to provide reliable journey times to bus passengers
    Improved junctions by upgrading signals at 5 junctions and providing 3 new signalised junctions
    Improvements to the street environment, which would see high quality finishes, repaving and new trees planted where possible
    We would ensure all design and construction is closely coordinated with our plans to transform Vauxhall gyratory.

    Why are we proposing this?
    As part of the Mayor’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework, Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea has been identified as an area for major redevelopment. Nine Elms Lane and the eastern part of Battersea Park Road is a major gateway and transport artery for the area.
    Development is well underway and will be continuing in the coming years, which includes over 40 major developments with new residential and office units, two new town centres at Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall and two new London Underground stations on a new Northern Line Extension, at Nine Elms and Battersea. 20,000 new homes are being built, creating 22,000 construction jobs and a further 25,000 new jobs between now and 2027. Significant improvements are also being made to the public realm, which will include a new 11-acre Nine Elms Park linking Battersea Power Station to Vauxhall Cross.
    In response to these levels of development and the change in land use, we have been presented with an opportunity to enhance the highway, creating a backbone to the development and a destination where customers are encouraged to walk, cycle and use public transport.
    The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. We are proposing substantial improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers in the area to help encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport.

    Summary of the proposed changes

    Cycling facilities
    New segregated cycle lanes in both directions along most sections of the route. We would make space for these by reallocating space from general traffic and realigning traffic lanes
    Improvements to safety for cyclists provided through early starts at certain junctions, a cycle only stage at certain junctions, bus stop bypasses and two-stage right turn facilities
    New signalised junctions at Savona Street and Battersea Park Road, Thessaly Road and Battersea Park Road, and Cringle Street and Nine Elms Lane
    Ponton Road would see a redesigned junction providing cyclists travelling westbound with a cycle only green stage at the traffic light. Cyclists travelling eastbound, straight across the junction, continuing on Nine Elms Lane would be provided with a bypass lane
    Cycle only stages would be provided at Kirtling Street and Ponton Road.

    Road design and layout
    New signalised junction at Savona Street to incorporate the opening of the new road opposite called Prospect Way
    New signalised junction at Thessaly Road, subject to outcome of the P5 Bus extension consultation
    New signalised junction at Cringle Street to manage traffic in and out of the new side road, provide an early start for cyclists and new pedestrian crossing points
    Banned left turn from Battersea Park Road into Cringle Street for all traffic due to the tight turn
    Bus facilities
    Widened bus lanes, where possible to provide passing space for cyclists around buses waiting at stops
    Around 2km of bus lanes between Vauxhall Gyratory and Prince of Wales Drive, created by removing central islands and realigning traffic lanes
    Changes to bus lane hours of operation to provide reliable journey times to bus passengers through the area
    We are separately consulting on a proposed extension to bus route P5 to Battersea Power Station. Please see consultation here. This proposal will be assessed and taken forward separately to the proposed changes for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road
    Pedestrian facilities and crossings
    Where space allows, junctions would have footway buildouts to reduce pedestrian crossing widths and provide additional space for pedestrians
    The new signalised junction at Savona Street would provide signalised pedestrian facilities on the north, south and west arms of the junction
    The Kirtling Street junction would see a new signalised pedestrian crossing on the western arm
    The new Cringle Street junction would see new signalised pedestrian crossings on all arms of the junction
    A new signalised staggered pedestrian crossing would be provided outside Riverside Court
    We have used computer analysis to help us ensure our proposals are fit for future growth in pedestrian numbers

    Journey times for motorists and bus passengers
    We have carried out traffic modelling analysis to predict how the proposals might affect journey times through the scheme area. A summary of this analysis is available

    Parking and loading
    The disabled parking bay outside The Battersea Medical Centre would be extended to 12 metres long to provide 2 parking spaces. It would also be relocated onto the footway
    All on-street parking bays would have consistent hours of operating, allowing off peak peaking and/or loading

    Deliveries and servicing
    We continue to work with businesses and freight operators to minimise the impact of these proposals on their operations. If your home or workplace is on or near the proposed route, please let us know if the proposals could affect your deliveries, collections and servicing. We would encourage you to discuss the proposals with companies undertaking these operations.

    Our proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:
    Reducing the dominance of traffic, allowing people to better enjoy the area
    Increasing provision for active modes - walking and cycling
    Exploring opportunities and working with developers to achieve more greening
    Creating a sense of place with the proposed new urban realm high quality finishes which would look to include Sustainable Urban Drainage solutions in our proposals
    Although we do not expect an increase to the number of motor vehicles in the area, our proposals may change how traffic moves around some roads, which may result in some associated and localised changes to air quality and noise levels. Environmental surveys and modelling would take place as part of our ongoing evaluation of these proposals.

    In considering the design of our streets, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process. On significant infrastructure projects, we:
    Complete Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) at the outset of the project, to review potential impacts on equality target groups, including disabled people
    Carry out public consultations, including targeted engagement with specific users such as (amongst many others): Royal National Institute of Blind People, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Age Concern, Transport for All, and the National Autistic Society
    Ensure we comply with established guidance – such as the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges – which includes detailed requirements for disabled people
    The EIA for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road will continue to be developed following the outcome of this public consultation, incorporating feedback received.

    Next steps
    We will analyse and consider all of the responses received to the consultation, and publish our response later this year. Construction of the scheme would be subject to the outcome of this consultation, and further approvals. Should we decide to go ahead, we would aim to start construction in 2020/2021.

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  • Prairie Street one way

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Wandsworth council says:
    We are consulting on a proposal to introduce a partial one-way on Prairie Street to prevent Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) entering the area from Queenstown Road.
    The proposals have been developed in response to complaints received by the Council that HGVs are using Prairie Street as means of access to the London Stone Business Estate. The proposals were put forward to the council’s Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee in July 2016. The Council’s Executive has approved the proposal subject to the outcome of a public consultation."

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  • Vauxhall Cross public consultation

    Created by Simon Munk // 2 threads

    TfL say:
    We are proposing a number of transformational changes to Vauxhall Cross as part of our Road Modernisation Plan.
    The Road Modernisation Plan is the biggest investment in London’s roads for a generation, consisting of hundreds of projects to transform junctions, bridges, tunnels and pedestrian areas, making our roads safer and more reliable.
    Working closely with the Lambeth Council, we are aiming to return the one-way road system at Vauxhall to two-way roads and significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist provision to help create a safer and less intimidating environment for vulnerable road users. The proposed changes would also help to improve connectivity throughout the area, and create a better environment for people living, working, and travelling through Vauxhall.
    Following our initial consultation in 2014 on our high level proposals, we are now inviting your views on our detailed design proposals.

    What are we proposing?
    The changes we are proposing include:
    Removing the existing one way road system around the transport interchange (Parry Street, Wandsworth Road, Kennington Lane, South Lambeth Road) by converting these roads around Vauxhall to two way
    Providing more cycle and pedestrian crossings as well as segregated lanes and parking for cyclists
    Improving existing and providing new public spaces
    Redesigning the transport interchange, including a new central bus station

    Why are we proposing this?
    Reducing traffic dominance
    The current gyratory creates an environment heavily dominated by motor vehicles. The wide carriageway encourages high speeds, especially outside peak periods
    The gyratory can be difficult to navigate, and the one-way arrangement means that vehicles often follow indirect routes
    Lack of facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
    Large numbers of pedestrians pass through Vauxhall each day but the existing crossings do not always follow the most direct or popular routes, which can lead to pedestrians crossing roads away from the crossings
    The Vauxhall gyratory has some of the highest numbers of collisions involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists in London
    Cycle Superhighway 5 will improve conditions for cycling along Harleyford Road and Kennington Lane. However, there is limited cycle provision on the other roads surrounding Vauxhall Cross and a lack of connectivity between facilities
    Supporting the transformation of Vauxhall
    Vauxhall is the gateway to one of Europe’s largest regeneration zones, with 25,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes coming to the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area
    Supporting Vauxhall’s distinct local character, the proposals look to the future – preparing for the increase in the numbers of people living, working, and visiting Vauxhall and its existing and new shops, businesses and attractions

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  • Wandsworth Gyratory - TfL scheme with zero cycle lanes!

    Created by CycleSi // 2 threads

    TfL are undertaking major junction improvements at several gyratory systems. All of them include protected cycle lanes/tracks, except Wandsworth!

    The local London Cycle Campaign group is not campaigning and virtually defunct. We desperately need to organise local cyclists and campaigners all over London and beyond to challenge this bizarre scheme.

    Oval, Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle, Stockwell, Archway, Aldgate, etc, etc are all getting extensive safe space for cycling.

    TfL for some reason (I suspect the blame lies with the borough) have instead decided to claim that the awful shared footpaths and streets with no cycling infrastructure at all that have been designated as 'cycle routes' form part of a 'cycle network'. They are even planning to have Cycle Superhighway 8 run along Wandsworth High Street with not even a painted cycle lane - cyclists will be mixed in with extremely heavy bus traffic.

    It seems like no-one is talking about this other than me!! Seriously-argh!!!!

    Suggestions, ideas, offers to help campaign all welcome.

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  • Contraflow along Roehampton High Street

    Created by MB // 0 threads

    Being able to cycle down this road (westwards) to cross Roehamton Lane into Danebury Avenue would be a much safer option than the current one where cyclists have to spend some scary minutes converting from an 'on the pavement' cycle path that is invisible to pedestrians, onto a shared Toucan crossing & then immediately into 4 lanes of fast, heavy & impatient traffic before turning left into the comparative sanctuary of Danebury Avenue.

    Alternativley, after the Toucan crossing, an on-the-pavement cycle path could be continued, along the wide pavement (on the south side of Roehampton Lane), & allow a safe left turn into Danebury Avenue.

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  • Parkside parallel cyclepath in Wandsworth & Merton

    Created by MB // 1 thread

    There is an opportunity to have a cycle path, between Tibbets Corner & Wimbledon Village, off the road, parallel to Parkside. A pedestrian path already exists. Parkside is a dangerous road to cycle down at the best of times.

    Interestingly, a few intrepid cyclists do use Parkside, and I expect there is a hidden cycling population (including me) that would leave their cars behind & use bikes for their commute along this road if it were a safer journey.

    A real opportunity here I think to increase cycling, decrease traffic congestion and move towards the 'Go Dutch' vision that the Mayor of London outlined earlier this year.

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