Peckham Rye’s pedestrianisation measures installed last year are to be removed.
The measure will allow buses and taxis access to the street.
Southwark state the change is for 18 months with a consultation conducted after six months.
The authority claim:
“A number of small businesses along Rye Lane have struggled. Many of these businesses have been negatively impacted by the road closure, as a number of their customers, including those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, travel to the area by bus”.
The council introduced the measures to enable social distancing and reduce the risk of accidents.
They do not mention making the area a more pleasant place to shop and socialise, which many people have commented upon as a result of measures.