Old York Road - Pedestrianisation Trial

Closed 31 Oct 2021

Opened 12 Apr 2021


The council is again making Old York Road traffic-free from the 12th April to support local businesses in opening as lockdown restrictions are eased - this will allow them the opportunity to have tables and chairs on the public highway and assist with their social distancing measures. Listening to last year’s feedback, the council has amended the scheme to allow local residents and businesses southbound access from Swandon Way. 

During the temporary closure period, as required by Transport for London, northbound buses will be diverted via Morie Street and Ferrier Street and southbound buses will be diverted via Swandon Way. Some parking suspensions will be necessary, but local access will be maintained as shown on the route map.

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The pedestrianisation trial is scheduled to commence from the 12th April until mid-October and we hope residents will have the chance to shop locally and support Old York Road businesses during this period. The pedestrianisation is part of a broader range of measures supporting the council's #ShopLocal and #EatLocal campaigns.

These proposals do not affect the current licensing or opening hours for bars and restaurants. Separately, the council is reviewing the public realm around Old York Road, and we would be grateful for your views on how you think the road might be improved in the long-term. As part of this, we are pursuing Network Rail to undertake repair works to their railway bridge.

Have your say

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses regarding the pedestrianisation trial and the long-term vision of Old York Road. Please give us your feedback by completing the online survey below.

If you require a paper copy of the survey or a different language/format, please contact Josephine Cachia on 020 8871 7595.


  • Fairfield Ward


  • Residents
  • Businesses


  • Wandsworth Borough