Last chance to have a say on proposal to reduce cut-through traffic in East Putney

Published: Thursday, January 7, 2021

A public consultation concludes tomorrow (Friday) on plans for a pilot scheme to reduce traffic volumes in an East Putney neighbourhood.

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The proposed measures, which were first published in November when the consultation began, have been drawn up in response to pleas from residents of Putney Heath Lane and Rusholme Road which is used as a cut through between Putney Hill and West Hill.

To deter cut through traffic from impacting this neighbourhood, council highways engineers are proposing the introduction of a ban on traffic turning left from Putney Hill onto Putney Heath Lane during the morning rush hour – weekdays between 7am and 10am - and a similarly timed ban on traffic turning left from Putney Heath Lane into Rusholme Road.

The changes could be introduced as a temporary trial if the consultation is approved by residents.

The proposals are designed to complement a similar scheme to deter cut through traffic from this part of East Putney, which was introduced as a pilot scheme earlier this year. This focused on Lytton Grove and has prevented vehicles from turning right at both ends of Lytton Grove – onto Putney Hill and West Hill respectively.

Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “Residents have asked us to address the issue of drivers using these residential streets as a cut through between Putney Hill and the A3 at West Hill.

“If our proposed pilot scheme is given the go-ahead we will introduce these changes for a trial period, monitor vehicle flows to make sure it’s working - and if judged to be effective and supported by residents – look to make the changes permanent.”

Local people and businesses can take part in the consultation until January 8 via https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthecs/putney.