Earlier this year TfL consultated on proposals to extend northbound bus lanes on Streatham High Road between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road. This scheme also included a proposal to inset a loading and disabled parking bay one metre into the footway between Becmead Avenue and Woodbourne Avenue.
Having received 450 responses to the consultation, with 71% in favour of the proposals, they nnow plan to go ahead - but with slightly different treatment of parking bays.
They are asking to hear views on their new proposals for the parking bays by 13th December 2017.
This is the email they have sent about the consultation:
"Following feedback from the consultation and further parking and loading surveys, we are proposing changes to bays between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road to reduce the likelihood of stationary vehicles blocking buses.
What we are proposing:
• Changing the hours of operation of an existing bay outside 148 Streatham High Road
We are no longer proposing to inset the bay into the footway. We are proposing a change of hours of operation for the bay to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except
• Changing the hours of operation of an existing bay outside 60 Streatham High Road
We are proposing a change of hours of operation to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except 10am-1pm’ and to reduce the length of the bay from 42.6 metres to 30 metres,
to better match the current demand on the bay
• Changing the hours of operation of an existing bay outside 34-36 Streatham High Road
We are proposing to change a parking bay to a loading and disabled parking only bay, and a change of hours of operation to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except 10am-1pm.’ We are also proposing to reduce the length of the bay from 54.6 metres to 38 metres to better match the current demand on the bay
The proposals have been informed by kerbside surveys and are designed to provide a good balance between reducing delays to buses and allowing businesses to continue to use the bays for loading. Spaces for disabled parking are also available on adjacent roads.
To respond to this consultation:
· Email email@example.com
· Write to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS
You have until Wednesday 13 December 2017 to respond. Please contact us if you would like Braille, large print or foreign language versions of consultation materials.
The changes proposed in this consultation would complement the bus lane extension we consulted on earlier this year and plan to introduce in Spring 2018. Our ‘Response to Issues Raised’ is available here consultations.tfl.gov.uk/
We will continue to monitor and review the A23 through Streatham to identify options to improve conditions for walking, cycling and bus travel, and opportunities to improve road safety in line with the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy."