Proposed changes in Medfield Street

Closed 17 Feb 2023

Opened 24 Jan 2023

Results updated 21 Mar 2023

Thank you to all those who participated in the bus gate trial consultation on Medfield Street. You can see the results of the consultation here. The Council has now considered all the responses and decided not to proceed with a trial at this time. The main feedback from the comments received includes:

  • traffic will displace to the narrow Roehampton High Street
  • speeding is the main issue on Medfield Street
  • requests for a speed camera

Please note, Local Authorities in London do not have powers to install and operate speed cameras. Therefore the Council has requested speed enforcement from the Roads Transport Policing Command unit, who will be conducting their own investigation. 

Speed Indicating Devices (SIDs) are an effective tool to encourage speed compliance and the temporary SID on Medfield Street will now be retained indefinitely. The Council will also deploy automatic traffic counts to gather traffic data and inform possible next steps. 

Finally, a number of local residents have suggested that the installation of a pedestrian crossing on Medfield Street would benefit pedestrians and may help reduce speed of traffic. Please make contact with your Ward Councillors if you wish them to pursue this option on residents' behalf.


A number of residents have made representations to the Council and Ward Councillors concerning high traffic volume and speed on Medfield Street. The Council responded by installing a speed indicator device on Medfield Street and in collaboration with the Police, conducted a Community Road Watch (CRW) exercise on the 21st September 2022. These did not identify a speeding issue that is above the threshold for intervention as per the Council’s Traffic Management Policy. However, traffic volumes are currently in excess of our stated thresholds in this policy and accordingly this road has been identified for intention to seek to reduce traffic volume levels.   

To reduce the traffic volume on Medfield Street, the Council is proposing to undertake a six-month trial of a bus gate restriction outside 15 Medfield Street, just after Hungerford Motors Ltd using an Experimental Traffic Order. 

A bus gate restriction means no motor vehicles can access except for buses. We will also be exempting taxis (black cabs) as they are a form of public transport.  This will effectively remove all motor vehicles eastbound movements from the A306 Roehampton Lane other than buses, taxis and cycles, so traffic volume on Medfield Street, we anticipate would approximately halve.   

An Experimental Traffic Order is a live consultation, whereby residents feedback about the changes, monitoring of traffic conditions will be carried out for a minimum period of 6 months but can be for up to 18 months. It also provides the option to stop the trial at any time or make further adjustments during this time period.

We would like to hear your views about the proposed bus gate trial and possible hours of operation.

The image below shows the proposed location and example signage.

During the bus gate operational hours, access from A306 Roehampton Lane to Ponsonby Road would be via Roehampton High Street, Treville Street and Medfield Street. School Street operational hours on Ponsonby Road remains unaffected. 

Have your say

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses regarding this possible trial to deter through traffic using Medfield Street as a cut through from Roehampton Lane to Putney Heath. 

Please submit your feedback by following the link below by 17th February 2023.  

If you require the questionnaire in paper form or another format please contact



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