Tooting Bec Road is an 'A' road, and as such is an important route for people moving both within, and passing through the area. The width of the road, not including the pavement, is at least 10.5m for a significant stretch from the tube to Tooting Lido.
Crossing this road on foot, or travelling along it by bicycle is not straightforward. We believe space exists for high quality segregated cycle routes to be placed on the road ensuring that people of whatever age or ability can choose to cycle locally. These tracks could be on each side of the road or a two-way cycle track could be provided on one side.
This narrowing of the carriageway should result in lower speeds by motorists, and make it easier for pedestrians and the less able to cross the road.