WLS’ comments on proposals for Tooting town centre

In December 2018, Wandsworth Living Streets responded to TfL's consultation on proposals for Tooting town centre published in November 2018.  For more information on the scheme's brief and what was proposed, see TfL's consultation page at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/tooting-town-centre/ This is the response that WLS submitted: Dear TfL colleagues As part of Wandsworth Living Streets' ongoing contribution to … Continue reading WLS’ comments on proposals for Tooting town centre

WLS response to Wandsworth Council’s draft Local Implementation Plan

Introduction: Each London borough council must produce a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) saying how it will deliver the Mayor of London's strategy at borough level. This is the third round of LIPs, with one having been produced for each Mayoral Transport Strategy (MTS) to date.  Wandsworth Council's draft LIP, in line with the Mayor's Transport … Continue reading WLS response to Wandsworth Council’s draft Local Implementation Plan

Putting the Heart into Battersea: a presentation by Camilla Ween

On Thursday, November 1, members of the Wandsworth Living Streets committee were treated to a presentation by Camilla Ween of her proposal entitled "Putting the Heart into Battersea". The proposal aims to put Battersea on the map by creating a vital heart to Battersea that the community can be proud of and that is based … Continue reading Putting the Heart into Battersea: a presentation by Camilla Ween

Making the case for contra-flow cycling

Allowing cycling in both directions on streets that have been made One Way for motor traffic is not totally new in Wandsworth.  Petworth Street (off Battersea Bridge Road) and more recently, Childerbert Road in Balham have long permitted it, with clear signage alerting drivers to the possibility of meeting cyclists coming towards them. One Way … Continue reading Making the case for contra-flow cycling

April WLS newsletter published

Dear Wandsworth Living Streets supporters In my previous email to you a couple of weeks ago (21 March) about the May 3 local elections, I spoke too soon.  Spring had not made its appearance at last! Rather, the day or two of good weather was merely to bluff us into thinking Winter wouldn’t put in … Continue reading April WLS newsletter published

March WLS newsletter published!

Dear Wandsworth Living Streets supporters The May 3 Borough Elections As you know, Councillors in all the London Boroughs are getting ready for the upcoming elections. In our borough, the current state of the parties is: 39 Conservative Councillors; 19 Labour; and 2 Independents.  The Conservatives have run the Borough continuously for the past 40 … Continue reading March WLS newsletter published!

Transforming Streets & Neighbourhoods in our Borough

  On November 4, 2017, David Irvin made a presentation at a Wandsworth Living Streets public meeting. a commentary follows on the content of the talk and Davids slides with brief commentary can be found here: Transforming our Neighbourhoods This street has been transformed into a largely pedestrianised locality with a vibrant local shopping environment.  … Continue reading Transforming Streets & Neighbourhoods in our Borough