In recent years local residents have increasingly suffered from high volumes of traffic passing through our streets as non-local residents use them as a cut through, particularly Blackshaw Road. Hazelhurst Road has had permanent traffic calming measures installed on it, this proposed pilot scheme will allow local residents an opportunity to experience a different local road layout and to see if it delivers the proposed benefits.
On the basis of experience elsewhere, the changed layout will; reduce volume of non-residential traffic using our streets; make it safer for local residents, walking home or to the shops, crossing the street, or going to school; reduce pot holes; make a more quiet and pleasant local environment.
If towards the end of the trial local residents feel that it has not been an improvement then it will be easy to re-instate the current layout. This video should hopefully explain what the thinking behind the petition is too:
Let's give it a go!
"We, the undersigned, call on Wandsworth Council to conduct a trial with an experimental traffic order for the Smallwood Rd / Fountain Road area to improve our streets, make them safer and reduce rat-running; the attached map shows a proposed option.”
The dots on the map represent planters, and the X's bus gates. Where buses and cyclists would still be able to pass but other motorised traffic wouldn't.