Transport plans under the spotlight
Published: Tuesday 6th August 13
Residents and businesses are being asked for their feedback on Wandsworth Council's vision for how transport services should be improved across the borough.
Proposals include significant improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities in all of the borough's town centres, major road surface works and extending the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.
Other plans include a 'phase two' extension of the Northern Line which would take the new underground tunnel beyond Battersea Power Station to Clapham Junction.
A redesign of the Wandsworth one way system, Crossrail 2, new cycle bridges across the Thames , new riverbus piers and major capacity upgrades to the Distinct Line, Northern Line and commuter rail services are part of the town hall's vision.
A summary of the proposals is being publicised online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/travelchoices.
The aim is to unearth new ideas for improving transport and to build support for major schemes like Crossrail 2, which could provide two new tube stops in the borough.
Russell King, Wandsworth Council's transport spokesman, said:
"We have set out a summary of our current priorities and we want local people to have their say and to share their ideas. Residents and businesses have an intimate knowledge of our transport network and we want to draw out some of that expertise.
"It could be a local change you're after like more cycle parking or a major upgrade like a new rail connection. We will look at every suggestion to see whether it's something we can take forward with you.
"The progress we've made in bringing the Northern Line extension to Battersea shows what can be achieved when a council works with the local community. We want to repeat that success in other parts of the borough."
Improving transport is central to the council's Building an Even Stronger Wandsworth Campaign. Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/strongerwandsworth