Welcome to Wandsworth Living Streets website.
We are the local group in the Borough of Wandsworth of the national charity, Living Streets, which campaigns to create better streets and public spaces for people on foot. We aim to achieve safe, attractive and enjoyable streets across our borough.
The Council decision on 5 July 2016
On 5 July, Conservative and Labour Councillors joined hands on the Community Services Committee to decide unanimously that all local residential streets throughout our borough will henceforth have a speed limit of 20mph (currently only a quarter to a third of them are 20mph; the remaining streets having a 30mph limit). This decision followed the Council’s borough-wide consultation earlier this year in which 3,382 residents responded, with three out of every five (59%) wanting to make the streets where we live safer, quieter, and less polluted.
20mph will henceforth be the Speed Limit on all local Residential Streets
Newsflash to Wandsworth Living Streets Supporters:
On Tuesday evening 5 July, Wandsworth Council’s Community Services Committee reached a unanimous decision. The majority Conservative Party Councillors and opposition Labour Party Councillors decided that all local residential streets throughout our borough will henceforth have a speed limit of 20mph.
Wandsworth Living Streets recently responded to Wandsworth Borough Council’s consultation on the Council’s proposed inequalities objectives. What have inequalities to do with a more liveable borough? you may ask. We hope that our response will help explain this. We encourage Wandsworth Council to consider how best it can meet its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010, via streets and our public realm generally, in ways that are welcoming and inclusive to everyone. Read our full response HERE.
Wandsworth Living Streets was one of the participants in a ‘dragon’s den’ session organised jointly by London Sustainability Exchange and the UCL (University College London) Engineering Exchange to identify ways in which new technologies can meet the challenges of maintaining health and well being in our ageing population. Read more…
Please respond to the the Council’s Boroughwide Consultation on 20mph Speed Limit on all local Residential Streets
The Council’s consultation on a 20mph speed limit on all residential streets in our borough is going on right now on the Council’s website. You can give your views on-line by going to: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200435/consultation/2100/borough-wide_20mph_speed_limit
It is very easy to indicate your Yes or No preference and will take only a minute or two.
If you have not yet responded, please do so right away!
Have Your Say Now:
A consultation on a lower speed limit on all residential streets in our borough is now taking place across our whole Borough of Wandsworth.
Please Respond to the Council’s Consultation
For years, more and more residents in every part of the borough have been pressing the Council to lower the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in the interests of safety. But the only way we have been able to get the speed limit lowered has been a laborious process of petitioning the Council street by street. The result is a patchwork quilt with some streets remaining 30mph and others now 20mph. Sometimes, the speed limit even changes from one section of street to another.
The Council has now recognised that feeling is so widespread on this issue that the time has come to ask residents for their views across the whole borough. This is taking place now.
We residents are being asked our views mainly on changing the speed limit on residential roads. But the Council is also asking for our views on whether we want 20mph on some or all of its Main Traffic roads. These are usually roads that are partly residential and partly local shopping streets.
The proposed reduction in speed limit from 30mph to 20mph will not apply to the small minority of major roads which are managed by Transport for London (about 7% of the total). Read more…
Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday, 30 November 2015, 7.30pm
Report-back on WLS Activities
Forthcoming Borough-wide 20mph Consultation
This occasion, like last year, is primarily for us to have a pleasant time and get to know each other better.