Alderbrook Primary School Street

Closed 7 Feb 2020

Opened 10 Jan 2020

Overview

We would like to gather views on the proposal to introduce a ‘School Street’ for Alderbrook Primary School (as detailed on the plan here). It would involve a timed road closure of Oldridge Road between Bellamy Street and Balham High Road to motor traffic during school opening and closing times (term time only).

What is a School Street?

A School Street is designed to reduce the number of vehicles around the school, providing a safer environment for children travelling to and from school.

The council believes that the School Street would:

  • Reduce congestion and vehicles travelling through the School Street
  • Reduce pollution around the school entrance with fewer engines idling
  • Encourage more walking, cycling and active journeys from pupils and parents/carers
  • Result in less anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres
  • Create a calmer, safer and cleaner environment

We have received complaints regarding inconsiderate parking and safety at school opening and closing times from both parents and residents. The school has worked with the council to develop these proposals.

What are the changes proposed?

We are proposing to make Oldridge Road between Bellamy Street and Balham High Road a pedestrian and cycle only zone between the hours of 8:30am – 9:00am and 3.00pm – 3.40pm Monday – Friday (term time only).

  • Signs will warn drivers of the days and times when the School Street is enforced
  • Retractable bollards on Oldridge Road at the junction of Bellamy Street will close the road to motor vehicles during the operating hours of the School Street zone
  • Any vehicles already within the School Street zone would be permitted to remain or exit
  • There will be no changes to parking bays

These proposals are being fully funded by Transport for London and if approved are expected to be implemented in the current academic year 2019/2020.

Have your say

Any information you provide will help us make an informed decision about the scheme.

To take part in the consultation, please look at the plan for Oldridge Road and give us your views using the online survey below. If you would like a paper copy of the survey please contact transportation@wandsworth.gov.uk or 020 8487 5130.

Please note if you are responding on behalf of an organisation, only ONE response will be accepted.

What happens next?

We are consulting widely including all affected properties on Oldridge Road and those side roads branching off Oldridge Road. Ward councillors, businesses, local and statutory groups are also being consulted.

If approved, the council is proposing to implement the scheme under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) for a minimum of 12 months. An ETO allows the scheme to be trialled and monitor travel behaviour and local impact.

For more information or news of any drop-in events visit wandsworth.gov.uk/schoolstreets

Areas

  • Balham Ward

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough