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Cycleway between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood – Proposals in the St. Helier area

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 14 October, 2019

Residents are currently being consulted on a Transport for London scheme for a new cycleway from Sutton to Colliers Wood.

The London Mayor and TfL are investing across London to create a healthier, cleaner and more inclusive city through different initiatives. The Healthy Streets approach prioritises people’s wellbeing, making streets more pleasant places to spend time and making it easier to walk and cycle safely. Many people are already benefitting from Healthy Streets across the capital.

A residents’ survey undertaken in the Elgin Road / Benhill Wood Road area in June 2017 found 65% of respondents told us there was too much traffic in the area, 70% thought the borough should be doing more to address air quality and 87% thought the borough should be doing more to encourage walking and cycling to school. In light of the results of that survey the Council has been working on some proposals to improve the area.

The proposal focuses at this stage on measures to improve facilities on the route between Bishopsford Road and Grennell Road.   There will be consultation at a later stage on proposals through to the High St.

The scheme will introduces 20mph speed limits on roads, reducing the volume of non-local traffic and improving pedestrian facilities to benefit residents in the area.

In summary the measures are –

 Rosehill Park East / Greenshaw Woods – Upgrade existing segregated path to provide a better environment for people who walk and cycle

 Grennell Road / Rose Hill Park West bend – Proposed raised table to slow drivers at the access point to / from the Park

A map is here.

To tell us how you feel about these proposals, please fill in the on-line questionnaire found on the Council’s website. The online survey will be open for submissions until Monday 4th November 2019.

Alternatively, you can write in to 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JG quoting reference LR/T30116 with your comments.

The plans will be on display at Middleton Circle Library, 424 Green Wrythe Lane, SM5 1JJ for the duration of the consultation. Also, Officers will be at the library on Thursday 17 October 2019 between 10am and 12pm if you would like to drop in for more details about the scheme.

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