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Hi everyone,

I am writing to provide an update on our plans to introduce an emergency low traffic neighbourhood in the Railton area.

In line with statutory guidance provided by national government, the council will be stopping through traffic from cutting through the neighbourhood by making temporary changes to the road layout. Work will begin this weekend.

The low traffic neighbourhood will be delivered in two stages:

  • Immediately creating a low traffic neighbourhood using temporary features.
  • Working with the community to improve the design in the short term and consider longer term more permanent features, learning lessons from the temporary scheme.
  • The Council had been engaging with the community around the creation of a low traffic neighbourhood in the Railton area before the pandemic, as a key part of the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood programme. The temporary scheme won't get everything right. This website allows us to hear your feedback on what is working and what isn't.

    We will implement these plans as an emergency temporary measure. We will be using planters and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the closures. Buses, emergency services, cycles and pedestrians will be able to pass through the closures. Installing signage, cameras and planters will be complete by Monday 29th June. For the first two weeks we will issue warnings but not fines. Through this time we will work to communicate and manage the introduction of these changes in collaboration with local groups.

    Once temporary features are installed we’ll work with the local community to pick up and address teething issues and collaborate on community projects to realise the benefits of creating more space for people to walk, cycle, socialise and shop at safe distances. Any permanent changes to road layouts after this temporary emergency response are subject to statutory consultation with the local community.

    We are also expanding the pavement area along Atlantic Road, from the junction with Coldharbour Lane to Vining Street and beyond. Social distancing space to support queuing, walking and potential outdoor business space will be created by extending footways into the carriageway. We will do this by introducing flexible space for businesses to load, to accommodate customers social distancing and to provide opportunity for local businesses to using the space created.

    For more information please visit the various section of the website https://rtstreets.commonplace.is/ .

    If you would like to find out more about the project or apply for a loading permit for your business please get in touch on lowtrafficneighbourhoods@lambeth.gov.uk or call 07860180545

    Yours Faithfully,

    Lambeth Transport Team

    Posted on 11th June 2020

    by Simone Saviantoni