Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Fishponds Road #SaferStreets consultation out!
Exciting times in Tooting. Finally, almost 2 years after I presented my #saferstreets petition for Fishponds road, the consultation pack has been sent out!
Still we need to get around 40% of households to respond to this. If you live in or around Fishponds Road, or know people that do, please encourage them to respond. It has to be worth trying something different.
The question posed to local residents is:
Are you in favour of the introduction of road closures as a trial measure?
Yes / No / Undecided
The pack goes onto explain:
The council is aware that unnecessary through traffic uses the residential roads in the Fishponds Road area to avoid the traffic queues on the main A24 route. In response to a petition from local residents, the council is consulting on a scheme to limit this unnecessary through traffic.
The proposal is to implement a series of road closures in the area by placing physical barriers across the roads. All traffic would be prevented from driving through the roads. Cycle lanes would be provided to allow cyclists to bypass the road closures.
The scheme would be introduced for a trial six month period after which it would be reviewed with local people to see if the measures should remain or be removed.
These proposals aim to make it difficult for traffic to pass through the area by blocking access to existing cut-through routes. Although some through routes will remain, it is considered that these will be indirect and therefore not attractive to ‘rat-running’ traffic. However it is recognised that local residents will also be affected.
Responses need to be sent to the council by Friday 21 March 2014.
You can view the pdf pack here. Only people who receive this pack in the post are able to respond to the consultation.