There has recently been some great work to improve Hildreth Street as well as some facades in Balham town centre. However, the triangle of roads that are dominated by cars detract from the pedestrian experience particularly on Bedford Hill.
Venn Street in Clapham has gone through a transformation in recent years, and we believe that a similar approach could be taken for Bedford Hill.
We are calling for a trial to gather data to see if this improves the pedestrian experience in the town centre at the weekends, without negatively impacting on local businesses. Thorough engagement with local residents and the business community towards the end of the trial period would be needed to see if the changes should be placed on a more permanent footing, amended or rescinded.
Let's make it happen!
We, the undersigned, call on Wandsworth Council and Transport for London to carry out a trial, for a suitable period of time, on Bedford Hill where from Friday evenings through to Sunday evenings, motor traffic is prevented from using Bedford Hill from the junction with Balham High Road to Sistova Road.