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Railton and St Matthew's Low Traffic Neighbourhood design - Public feedback

Lambeth Council is asking for public feedback on the proposed designs for the Railton and St Matthew’s LTN.

The proposals radically changing the way streets are used and feel, creating more space for walking, wheeling and cycling, introducing more greenery and features such as play equipment, seating and cycling parking.

Proposals for the Railton LTN focus on Shakespeare Road, Railton Road South and St Matthews Road.

The concepts for both LTNs will be presented to the public with the aide of a detailed 3D model of each neighbourhood to showcase the proposed improvements and gather public suggestions.

Lambeth council has been working with Vu.City to use its 3D modelling platform to accurately map the local streets including roads, buildings and public spaces.

South London-based Cityscape Digital has been commissioned to add detail to the model and incorporate the proposed street designs to represent how the designs would look once installed.

The council is also hosting drop-in sessions where members of the public can navigate the 3D model in real-time and get a closer look at the detailed proposals.

Railton LTN was introduced two years ago as emergency measures during the Covid-19 crisis. After a trial phase and extensive public consultation, the LTN was made permanent at the end of last year.

The implementation of low traffic neighbourhoods can help reduce traffic volumes, reduce levels of air pollution, and reduce road danger, and also enable active forms of travel.

Feedback from the public will be considered before Lambeth Council presents the final designs and work would begin later this year.

Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, cabinet member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “This is the first time we have used detailed 3D modelling to showcase neighbourhood enhancements.

“We have worked closely with two exciting tech start-ups to produce an accurate representation of what we want to do.

“During our three drop-in sessions members of the public will be able to interact with the 3D model to understand the detail of each proposed improvement. Those who cannot make the sessions can view an online video of the 3D model to see the designs for themselves.

“This digital approach greatly improves accessibility for residents, employees and businesses as well as enhancing their ability to share their views on the future of these neighbourhoods.”

Residents, businesses, and those who live or work in the area can give feedback via the Railton Commonplace from Monday June 13 until 11.59pm on Sunday July 17.

You can also share your views at drop in sessions:

St Matthews

- 21st June, from 18 to 19.30 (Trinity Congregational Church, Saint Matthew's Road, London, England, SW2 1NF)


- 23rd June, from 18 to 19.30 (St Vincent's Centre, Brixton, Talma Road, London, England, SW2 1AS)

Posted on 13th June 2022

by ND