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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.

Newsflash: Please respond to the Council’s Consultation on 20mph Speed Limit

March 11, 2016

20mph Logo (Google images)

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

 

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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!

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20mph Speed Limit on the Street where you live?

February 18, 2016

20mph Logo (Google images)

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

20mph Shaftesbury Estate, Robert -- Feb 2011

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…

Public Meeting & Christmas Celebration Monday 30 November 2015

October 4, 2015

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday, 30 November 2015, 7.30pm

 Christmas celebration

&

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.

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Public Meeting Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7:30pm

August 20, 2015

 Bruce McVean

 Is Transport for London (TfL) now taking Pedestrians and Walking seriously?

Bruce McVean was the moving spirit behind Movement for Liveable London. It organized talks where transport planners with advanced ideas discussed how to transform our city into a more liveable environment for everyone living and working there. Recently, TfL recruited him to lead the creation of a London-wide Pedestrian Strategy.

He will speak on the new thinking that is being developed within Transport for London. It will be a wonderful opportunity to engage him informally in conversation, including putting questions and suggestions to him.

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Public Meeting Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7:30pm

May 22, 2015

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 7.30pm 

 DOUBLE BILLING

 Cllr Jonathan Cook, Deputy Leader, Wandsworth Council

 The Council’s current actions & future plans to facilitate Active Travel generally, and Walking in particular

and

David Irwin explaining the WLS Vision Statement

 Transport in Wandsworth – Policy Proposals from Wandsworth Living Streets — Can we do better?

 Venue:  The Alma Pub

Upstairs function room

Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF Read more…

Public Meeting, Monday 16 March 2015 — Making Walking Safer and Easier: A manifesto for Living Streets & Panel Discussion with Parliamentary Candidates

December 13, 2014

Wandsworth Living Streets meeting, Monday 16 March 2015, 7.30pm 

Making Walking Safer and Easier

A manifesto for Living Streets

Joe Irvin (Chief Executive, Living Streets)

&

Panel Discussion with Parliamentary Candidates

(Battersea, Putney and Tooting constituencies)

 

Venue:  The Alma Pub

Upstairs function room

Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF

How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)

Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z

 

The general election is on Thursday 7 May. Living Streets has published its Vision for the next five years. It is entitled Making Walking Safer and Easier — A manifesto for Living Streets (see below for where you can read it on-line). Read more…

Public Meeting, Christmas Party and Launch of Vision Statement Monday 8 December at 7:30PM

November 25, 2014

PUBLIC MEETING and CHRISTMAS PARTY

LAUNCH OF VISION STATEMENT

 Transport in Wandsworth – Policy Proposals from Wandsworth Living Streets – Can we do better?

 

There is lots to celebrate – 2 more wards in the borough are getting 20mph; the new pedestrian crossing at Clapham Junction is up and running; all the amenity societies and Wandsworth Council are becoming active on the issue, vital to the health of us all, of air quality; and there are the official commitments to the Balham Boulevard idea and the removal of the much loathed Wandsworth Gyratory. Do come to this Christmas social. It will be a lovely occasion for all of us to get to know one another better. And we are inviting various Councillors; so you will have an opportunity to meet them too.

Your Committee has prepared a vision statement setting out a range of practical things that could be done to improve transport generally, and our streets in particular, in the borough. You will shortly be sent it by email. Printed copies will be available at the meeting for you to pick up. The meeting will be a chance to hear about it and discuss how we can best use it.

Please let us know if you can come (so that we have an idea of numbers).

Robert Molteno

Secretary, Wandsworth Living Streets

Email address: Robert.Molteno@googlemail.com

 

Date:              Monday 8 December 2014, 7.30pm

Venue:           The Alma Pub (upstairs function room)

Address:        499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF

How to get there: Opposite Wandsworth Town Station; and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes; and nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking station is Podmore Road (right by the Alma Pub)

Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z

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