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

Our ideas for use of Wandsworth Local Fund

We've submitted suggested ways of using the Wandsworth Local Fund, in response to the Council's invitation for ideas.  Many of our suggestions are low-cost, and could be implemented quickly and relatively easily. Small, people-friendly measures across the borough would make a big difference to everyone's quality of life.  We look forward to seeing some of … Continue reading Our ideas for use of Wandsworth Local Fund

Improving our local Shopping Streets and Town Centres – What progress have we made in Wandsworth?

What kind of streets are we talking about? There are five Town Centres in the Borough – Balham, Tooting, Wandsworth , Putney and Clapham Junction. There are also various other streets which are not primarily residential, nor mainly through routes (for example, the northern half of Trinity Road or the A3). These are often streets … Continue reading Improving our local Shopping Streets and Town Centres – What progress have we made in Wandsworth?

Pedestrian Crossings in Wandsworth – Where have we got to?

Transport for London’s attempt to abolish some signal-controlled Pedestrian Crossings in Wandsworth – how Wandsworth Living Streets started back in 2010 Three years ago.  Autumn 2010. Boris, the Mayor of London, wanted to ‘smooth’ traffic flow.  TfL Officers rushed out a list of 145 crossings all over London which they proposed to abolish outright.  Eight … Continue reading Pedestrian Crossings in Wandsworth – Where have we got to?

20mph in Wandsworth – Where have we got to?

Reducing the default speed limit on local roads where people live, shop and work from 30mph to 20mph has been an issue many local people in Wandsworth feel very strongly. It is the original thing that got Wandsworth Living Streets going as a local residents’ campaigning group. We all still feel strongly about it today. … Continue reading 20mph in Wandsworth – Where have we got to?

Comments on maintenance works for Putney Bridge, SW15

Given that the entire road surface of Putney Bridge has to be replaced, there is an opportunity to improve the operation of the bridge as part of the reinstatement. We put forward three possibilities for the council's consideration. These suggestions are complementary. We believe that, in combination, their implementation would significantly enhance opportunities for 'active … Continue reading Comments on maintenance works for Putney Bridge, SW15

Submission to London Assembly Transport Committee from Wandsworth Living Streets

Comments 1. We ask the London Assembly to remind the TfL Better Junctions Review to continue and intensify building into their proposals, elements that protect and facilitate pedestrians (and not just cyclists and drivers).   The Better Junctions Review arose because of a recognition that junctions are especially dangerous locations, as measured by KSIs, and so … Continue reading Submission to London Assembly Transport Committee from Wandsworth Living Streets