West Putney Area – Trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Closes 28 Feb 2021

Opened 25 Aug 2020

Overview

In response to residents who have called for action over many years due to concerns about the speed and volume of traffic, the council is temporarily introducing trials of Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in the West Putney area. Drawings of the various schemes can be viewed here.

The proposed measures are in response to Government guidance and Transport for London’s call for Local Authorities to make temporary and immediate measures to reallocate road space to people walking and cycling, both to encourage active travel and to enable social distancing. The council has secured funding from the London Streetspace Plan (LSP) to deliver Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the borough via an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO).

What is an Experimental Traffic Order?

ETOs are used to deliver immediate and short-term measures that require monitoring and further review, giving the Council the opportunity to trial measures.

The scheme could only be made permanent via a Permanent Traffic Order following a formal decision by the Council’s Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Whilst there is no requirement for formal consultation in advance of introducing the temporary measures, there is a statutory 6-month period following implementation whereby anyone may comment in writing and all comments must be considered

An ETO can be amended or withdrawn at any time. The Council will monitor the trial scheme and review the data collected. The Council then has the option to make amendments to the scheme during the trial period to improve its effectiveness. 

Benefits of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

LTNs are designed to make streets more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists as well as reduce cut-through traffic on residential roads. The introduction of trial LTNs in the area sits within the context of other similar LTN schemes currently being implemented in the borough. The planned LTN scheme around the West Putney area will go live from week commencing 31 August 2020 and will entail:

  • No through access on Dover House Road at its junction with Parkstead Road except for buses and cycles
  • Point closure at Huntingfield Road near its junction with Parkstead Road
  • Point closure on Putney Park Lane north of its junction with Parkstead Road
  • No through access on Genoa Avenue except for buses and cycles

The local ward Councillors and the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Transportation support the trials going ahead but emphasise that these are trials. Real-life evidence and resident feedback will be collected and reviewed before any conclusions on the schemes are reached.

Have your say

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses throughout the trial period. The trials are due to commence on 31 August 2020 and feedback can be submitted from that date via the 'Your comments' link below.

If you require a paper copy of the survey or have any questions about this proposal, please contact SocialDistancing@wandsworth.gov.uk quoting 'West Putney LTN' in the subject line.

Give us your views

Areas

  • West Putney Ward

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Businesses

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough