Better, safer, people-friendly streets for Smallwood Road / Fountain Road residents

To: Wandsworth Council

Better, safer, people-friendly streets for Smallwood Road / Fountain Road residents
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"We, the undersigned, call on Wandsworth Council to conduct a trial with an experimental traffic order for the Smallwood Rd / Fountain Road area to improve our streets, make them safer and reduce rat-running; the attached map shows a proposed option.”

The dots on the map represent planters, and the X's bus gates. Where buses and cyclists would still be able to pass but other motorised traffic wouldn't.

Why is this important?

In recent years local residents have increasingly suffered from high volumes of traffic passing through our streets as non-local residents use them as a cut through, particularly Blackshaw Road. Hazelhurst Road has had permanent traffic calming measures installed on it, this proposed pilot scheme will allow local residents an opportunity to experience a different local road layout and to see if it delivers the proposed benefits. 

On the basis of experience elsewhere, the changed layout will: 
Reduce volume of non-residential traffic using our streets. 
Make it safer for local residents, walking home or to the shops, crossing the street, or going to school. 
Reduce pot holes
Make a more quiet and pleasant local environment. 

If towards the end of the trial local residents feel that it has not been an improvement then it will be easy to re-instate the current layout. This video should hopefully explain what the thinking behind the petition is too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnkNo0QKThk

Supported by Wandsworth Living Streets, Wandsworth Cycling Campaign & Tooting Liberal Democrats

See where we are at with other local petitions for safer streets here:
http://traffikintooting.blogspot.co.uk/p/better-safer-people-friendly-streets.html
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Reasons for signing

  • Philip L. 2013-11-24 19:10:12 +0000
    There's nothing to lose here but everything to gain
  • Simon D. 2013-11-14 12:46:54 +0000
    Through traffic should be on main roads not residential streets.
  • Helena H. 2013-11-06 11:00:05 +0000
    I am visually impaired and crossing roads can be difficult at the best of times, but this road is just dangerous for any pedestrian to cross.

Updates

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100 signatures reached

5 months ago

25 signatures reached

7 months ago

10 signatures reached

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