I sometimes wonder if introducing the no-right turns on Clapham Common Northside is the worse thing the council has ever done.
Transport for London have finally started working on the entry treatments to the Shaftesbury Park Estate that will make it a 20mph zone.
I’ve posted about this a few times before, but investigated a little further when asked by a resident recently if it was still happening.
The results of the council’s consultation on traffic control in the Stormont Road area (which in reality is most of the roads between Clapham Common and Lavender Hill) were considered by the council’s transport committee last night.
Following consultation with residents the Shaftesbury Park Estate will be getting a 20mph zone, one of the borough’s first.
Following on from the introduction of the local safety scheme on the Shaftesbury Park Estate the council is now looking at introducing a 20mph speed limit on the estate’s roads.
One benefit of the incredibly disruptive waterworks on Eccles Road has been the closure of the road to traffic and some residents are keen that the closure becomes permanent. As I mentioned in my previous post on this doing something as seemingly simple as closing a road to through traffic is actually incredibly difficult.
I went along to the Thames Water “drop-in” for Eccles Road residents affected by the extensive sewer works last night. It was certainly a useful session to find out more about the project, if not useful in getting any commitment to compensation for residents affected by the disturbance.
The overall scheme, which has been in development since 2007, it too expensive for the council to undertake alone, but elements of it can be done.