Have your say on transforming Wandsworth Town centre
Published: Friday 27th November 15
A consultation is now underway on updated proposals for transforming Wandsworth Town centre’s street network, including the removal of the one-way-system.
The scheme, if backed, could get underway in 2017 and is a partnership project between Transport for London and Wandsworth Council.
An artist's impression of the new look Wandsworth High Street looking east.
Under the new proposals traffic levels would be vastly reduced on Wandsworth High Street, with some sections limited to just bikes and buses.
Armoury Way would be returned to two-way working and become the main east-west route through the area.
A range of new and improved cycling and pedestrian facilities would be installed throughout the town centre, along with improved paving and street furniture.
Cycle Superhighway 8 would also be extended to provide a safe route along the high street.
The consultation runs until January 17.
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said:
“Wandsworth Town centre has thrived in recent years, attracting major investors, new shops, cafes, restaurants, a department store and a state of the art business centre. But it cannot reach its full potential until we tackle the one-way-system.
“These proposals would do just that, rationalising the road network and channelling traffic away from the high street so it becomes far more pedestrian-friendly. The scheme would also create better and more usable outside space throughout the town centre which would be great news for local businesses, residents and visitors. It would mean less noise, a more welcoming environmental and improved air quality.
“The proposals have been fine tuned following the last round of consultation and I encourage local people to have their say on the revised plans.”
Proposed direction of future traffic flow.
Drop-in sessions will take place in early December where local people are welcome to ask questions and inspect the scheme in details:
Friday 4 December 2015: 11:00 – 16:00, Wandsworth Town Library, 11 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4AQ
Wednesday 9 December: 18:00- 20:00, Civic Centre Robing Room, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU
Saturday 12 December: 11:00 – 15:00, Wandsworth Town Library, 11 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4AQ
View the proposals in detail and have your say online at www.tfl.gov.uk/wandsworth-town-centre.
An artist's impression of the new look East Hill, Huguenot Place.