Lewisham Council reveal street projects in Blackheath, Catford and elsewhere
Lewisham Council have revealed the locations of street changes to be undertaken for pedestrians and cyclists.
One such project is Sangley Road in Catford. It’s not been long since street works finished along the street. Since then complaints of drivers parking on paving have arisen. Project details include:
“Install water filled barriers adjacent to the zig-zag lines to prohibit vehicles from mounting the footpath outside the co-op”.
This appears to be an admission that the project before did not work – and enforcement is poor. It’s a site where parking spaces use the same materials as paving. TfL street guidance advises against it.
Other sites include:
- Dartmouth Rd
- Coulgate Street
- Hither Green Lane
- Foxberry Rd
- Staplehurst Rd
- Wells Park Rd
More projects can be seen here.
Alterations to road layouts which block cars but permit cycling will also be installed at a number of sites. These six go in next week and are the first of 30:
- Scawen Road
- George Lane
- Kitto Road
- Glenbow Rd
- South Row
- Bishopsthorpe Rd
Deptford High Street saw measures installed weeks ago. Drivers moved barriers out of the way soon after installation – so Lewisham Council removed them entirely. Not a great precedent. Enforcement has long been poor in the area. Will new measures be more successful?