Funding secured for 16 school streets, a major cycle corridor and eight low traffic neighbourhoods

Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Highways engineers in Wandsworth are set to commence work on a series of road safety schemes worth more than £800,000.

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The council has successfully secured an initial allocation of London Streetspace funding to implement a number of temporary projects designed to make travel around the borough safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

And additional funding bids have been submitted to Transport for London which are currently being considered. If these are approved many more schemes will be adopted.

Among the schemes that will now be introduced are:

• Queenstown Road cycle corridor
• School streets at 16 Wandsworth primaries
• Lavender Hill streetscape improvements
• Twilley Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• West Putney Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• St Mary’s Park (Battersea) Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• Thamesfield (Putney) Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• Elmbourne Road/Hillbury Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• Beechcroft Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• Fishponds Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood
• Graveney (Tooting) Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Engineers are also pressing for funding to pay for a strategic cycle corridor along Garratt Lane and also for additional safety measures in Magdalen Road in Earlsfield.

Work is also well underway and progressing at pace on a £1m road safety and streetscape improvement scheme in Balham’s Bedford Hill and on an ongoing £1.6m Southfields area refurbishment scheme.

Transport spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “This comprehensive list of projects which have now been approved and funded, are iust the first wave in a series of measures we are looking to implement to improve safety conditions for people walking and cycling.

“Over the course of the coming days and weeks we plan to unveil additional measures to support our residents who are travelling by foot or on bikes.

“We are fully committed to doing what we can in an imaginative and effective way to encourage people to adopt new forms of travel and supporting them to do so in the safest possible way.”