Rachael Stokes

Earlsfield Woman

Have your say on cycle quietways in Earlsfield

The Council has just launched a public consultation on the introduction of cycle ‘quietways’ through the borough.

Cycle quietways are a London wide initiative aimed at providing safe and accessible routes for cyclists off the busy main roads. It is hoped that this will encourage more people to use their bikes, particularly for non-commuting purposes.

One of the proposed routes (quietways 4 – Clapham Common to Wimbledom) passes through Earlsfield via Magdalen Road, Swaby Road, Waynflete Street and Trewint Street. The route then continues to Wimbledon via the Wandle Trail.

Proposed changes

The proposal contains a number of changes to road markings, layouts and access. Some of the significant changes to Earlsfield roads are as follows (see also map below):

  • A signalised junction at Garratt Lane / Waynflete street / Trewint street with pedestrian crossings;
  • the introduction of no right turn from Garratt Lane into Waynflete street (except cycles)
  • moving the ‘Isis street’ bus stop further south away from the Trewint Street / Waynflete Street junction
  • removing the pelican crossing on Garratt lane (opposite the post office) and introducing an informal pedestrian crossing and refuge island further south of the junction
  • removing bollards and railings from the entrance to the Wandle Trail at Trewint Street
  • the removal of a number of parking spaces on Waynflete street and Garrat Lane near to the junction.

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Have your say

Residents have the opportunity to comment on the proposals. You can do this online (www.wandsworth.gov.uk/quietways) or by sending your comments to: Quietways Consultation, Transportation Section, Wandsworth Council, SW18 1DA.

You can also discuss the proposals directly with officers who will be holding a drop-in sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 3 February, Earlsfield Primary School, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 10 February, Wandsworth Common (skylark cafe), 9-1pm
  • Saturday 13 February, Earlsfield Library, 11-1pm

The consultation runs until 14 February. If you submit a response, please feel free to share with me at rstokes@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

 

 

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