Lambeth and Transport for London are consulting proposed improvements to create a ‘Quietway’ cycle route part of which would be along Turney Road, Rosendale Road, Clive Road in Norwood. The deadline for comments is 17th March and we encourage everyone to respond on a scheme which will affect many of us – resident, business, pedestrian, cyclists, bus passenger or car user. More information can be found here.
Following informal consultation last year and widespread public concern NAG have already written to Andrew Gilligan, Mayoral Adviser and Londonwide Cycling Commissioner and the Lambeth Chair of on this very matter (letter is attached), We have asked for answers to four critical questions:
1. How was Rosendale Road (including Turney Road and Clive Road etc to the south) selected over College Road?
2. What are the implications for cyclists of the selection of Rosendale Road over College Road?
3. What does the ‘concept’ as now put forward by Lambeth and TfL mean for all users of Rosendale Road (residents, cyclists, motorists, pedestrians) and how was it assessed?
4. What are the next steps for the Quietways scheme through Norwood?
We have yet to receive a response but are chasing and have also asked for further details on proposals themselves. Watch this space!
In addition the Dalmore Road Safety Group has raised a petition calling for a public meeting to be held by Lambeth Council where local concerns can be addressed. We had tried to get just such a meeting previously but Lambeth and TfL representatives were not available despite us offering numerous dates. We encourage all to sign up to the petition by following this link as otherwise there will be no chance for the public to air their views for or against the scheme before the deadline for consultation responses and a final decision is made.