Transport for London (TfL) Streetspace Team, in conjunction with Merton Council, have created the Cycle Superhighways Project. For Colliers Wood, it runs through the High Street from South Wimbledon to Tooting (and beyond). The highways can be identified by the black and white rubber ‘wands’ which have appeared between the traffic lane and the cycle lane. The official remit of this project is as follows:
- To encourage people to cycle and scoot more;
- Keep London’s air as clean as possible;
- Discourage driving, to prevent gridlocks and allow emergency vehicles and deliveries to run proficiently;
- Assist and maintain social distancing for the duration of Covid 19.
The work appeared over the summer, and has included relocating bus stops, changing the road layout and reconfiguring bus lanes. This current project is considered as ‘temporary’ but depending on public feeling, a statutory consultation is due to take place in Spring 2021 if TfL decide that it should be a permanent fixture on our highways.
Colliers Wood Residents Association (CWRA) have contacted Siobhan McDonagh requesting a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment and asked additional questions regarding the upgrade of CS7 and the effect on the local community, such as consultation with Merton Vision and emergency services.
TfL Streetspace are interested in feedback of this scheme from local residents. To provide your observations, experiences and how this scheme has impacted the community email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further detailed information click here for the TfL Streetspace consultation
December 2020 – Colliers Wood Residents Association