Tooting pedestrian town centre improvements

Latest update - February 2018

We are developing a scheme with Transport for London (TfL) to create a safer and rejuvenated town centre for pedestrians in Tooting. The scheme will cost about £4.5 million and will add to the vitality of the town centre.

Aims 

The aims of this project are to:

  1. Reduce the number of people injured in Tooting town centre using innovative and creative means
  2. Encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport in and around the area
  3. Improve the overall look and feel of this bustling town centre

Proposals

Proposals being explored include:

  • Introducing a 20mph speed limit on the A24 Upper Tooting Road – Tooting High Street and Mitcham Road.
  • Widened, raised crossing points where people want to cross
  • New style junction treatments to reduce the speed of turning vehicles and reduce the dominance of motorised traffic
  • Improving the area for buses and cycles
  • Improved crossing points at the Tooting Broadway junction with enlarged pedestrian footways

Timeline

  • Public Consultation – Early September 2018 to December 2018
  • Detailed Design – December 2018 to August 2019
  • Construction – September 2019 to April 2020

Local councillors have been informed of the proposals and will continue to be updated throughout the project.

We will also be developing a series of events and campaigns designed to promote the area as a great place to visit and spend time. 

Further information

We will update this page with further information as the scheme develops.  

If you have any questions or queries regarding the project, email DTStransportation@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

More information about the scheme can be found in the: