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

The next Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Tuesday, 28 November, 7.30pm

Transforming our Borough’s Streets – Next Steps Proposals for a Pocket Park, a Side Road, a Main Road An illustrated talk by David Irwin David Irwin is an urban planner. He has long been active in the Putney Society and Wandsworth Living Streets. He lives locally, but has worked in many different parts of the world. … Continue reading The next Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Tuesday, 28 November, 7.30pm

WLS responds to consultation on Active Wandsworth Draft Strategy

Active Wandsworth is the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network for Wandsworth and is part of the national structure for sport in England. Active Wandsworth brings together Wandsworth Council (including Public Health), Enable Leisure and Culture and other key partners such as schools, further and higher education, local sports clubs, and organisations to provide a … Continue reading WLS responds to consultation on Active Wandsworth Draft Strategy

20mph speed limit on all residential streets in Wandsworth: more detail

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 … Continue reading 20mph speed limit on all residential streets in Wandsworth: more detail