Friday, 15 February 2013
What could be done about the junction of Streatham High Road, Mitcham Lane and Tooting Bec Gardens?
Is there anything that can be done?
We are waiting on the results of a safety and traffic review. In the meantime, @pheripheral tweeted this morning a very interesting video about how a similar junction has been transformed in Poynton, Cheshire. The solution there resulted in:
- Improved traffic flow
- Slower speeds
- Fewer collisions
- Less congestion
- Increased footfall of 88% in local shops
- More cyclists using the junction
- Shorter crossing times
- Greater accessibility for those who are old and disabled
- Less street clutter
Sounds impossible? Have a look at this video...