|Streatham Hill collision in April 2019|
TfL has now completed computer modelling of its proposed scheme, which is aimed at reducing speeds, improving safety and creating a more 'town centre' feel to what is currently more like an urban motorway.
Police monitoring of traffic speeds frequently record motorists going much faster than the current 30mph speed limit. TfL say collisions continue to rise between the South Circular and Sternhold Avenue, with 51 collisions reported on this stretch in the last three years.
The proposals for work between Sternhold Avenue/Leigham Court Road and Morrish Road/Brixton Hill, include:
- a 20mph speed limit
- creating a two-way segregated cycle way on the west side of Streatham Hill
- a signalised junction at the bus garage by Telford Avenue
- removing the central reservation
- straight-across 'raised table' crossings for pedestrians
- reducing general traffic lanes to one in each direction
- a redesigned junction with the South Circular
|Campaigners for a Safer A23 in 2016|
A shift to more active forms of transport is expected to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions and to lead to long-term health benefits for London's population.
|Green Party Cllr Scott Ainslie: championing a Safer A23|