Proposed School Safety Measures in Kings Road, Richmond

Closed 20 Oct 2023

Opened 11 Sep 2023

Overview

Please note the closing date has now been extended to Friday 20th October.

The Council would like to hear your views on a proposal for Kings Road, aimed at improving road safety around both Kings House School sites.

Various issues have been raised within their School Travel Plan including:

  • Vehicle speed and traffic volume
  • Parking in unsuitable locations, such as on the existing school keep clear marking, across private driveways or immediately around junctions
  • Coach parking (currently park on the footway directly outside of both school entrances resulting in ongoing footway damage and road safety concerns - parking on the road causes congestion)
  • No defined pedestrian crossing areas

Council officers have worked closely with the school to develop this plan and key measures (north to south) including:

  • The introduction of a gateway feature outside number 81 Kings Road (just south of Sheen Road) to provide a visual entry point prior to reaching the school frontages. The gateway feature would include pavement widening, coloured surfacing, an informal crossing point and enhanced school signage. This will also benefit the nursery in this part of the road.
  • Bollards on the footway outside of both school entrances and removal of parking bays opposite. This allows for coaches to park on the keep clear markings (during the main school day when the markings are not in operation) without vehicles parked opposite as road widths are restricted.
  • The introduction of a matching gateway feature just north of Marchmont Road.
  • Changes to some waiting restrictions along the length of the road, to ensure good access past any coaches parked wholly on the road, and also ensure good intervisibility at the gateway features and around Spring Grove Road
  • Enhanced 20mph signage and road markings along the length of the road.

This scheme will impact on parking bays with a loss of fourteen marked parking bays (shown in red in the plan). However, we propose to add four new bays (shown in green in the plan), resulting in a total reduction of 10 parking bays.

Evening parking (after 4.30pm) will be permitted on street opposite both schools outside of the single yellow line operating hours. Therefore the resultant reduction in parking capacity will be only two spaces. It is important to note that the reduction in parking should be balanced with the improvements in safety around the school.

At this stage we do not propose any raised traffic calming measures such as road humps or speed cushions. However, if the measures are implemented the scheme will be monitored for speed and further measures considered if necessary.

Have your say

Please give us your views using the online survey below. If you require the questionnaire in paper form or another format please contact trafficandengineering@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

What happens next

All feedback will be considered before a decision is made.

Areas

  • South Richmond

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough