Lambeth council announces details of low traffic neighbourhood for Tulse Hill

By Grainne Cuffe, Local Democracy Reporter

A new traffic control system will involve six modal filters and camera-enforced blocks with planters and signs.

Lambeth council has published plans for its latest low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) – in Tulse Hill.

The fifth to be put in place in Lambeth, the Tulse Hill LTN will involve six modal filters and camera-enforced barriers identified with planters and signs, which prevent motor vehicles getting through.

Cyclists, pedestrians and emergency services will be exempt.

Filter one will be placed in Arodene Road to stop motor vehicles from entering or exiting off Brixton Hill.

Motor vehicles will need to access the area using Brixton Water Lane.

Filter Two in Leander Road will stop motor vehicles coming through in either direction and ban the right turn from Helix Road into Leander Road.

North of the filter, motor vehicles will need to use Brixton Water Lane to access the area – south of the filter, they will need to use Brixton Hill.

Filter Three in Elm Park will ban motor vehicles in either direction along the road, including banning the right turn from Craignair Road into Elm Park.

North of the filter, motor vehicles will need to use Brixton Hill to access the area – south of the filter, they will need to use the A204.

Filter Four will ban motor vehicles in either direction through the point in Upper Tulse Hill at its junction on the north side of Claverdale Road – this includes banning the right turn by vehicles from Claverdale Road into Upper Tulse Hill.

North of the filter, motor vehicles will need to use Brixton Hill to access the area – south of the filter, they will need to use the A204.

Filter Five will stop motor vehicles entering or leaving Cotherstone Road at its junction with Holmewood Road.

The current ‘school streets’ timed closure will be made a full-time closure to motor vehicles.

Motor vehicles in Cotherstone Road will need to enter and exit using the A205 – north of the filter, they will need to use Brixton Hill to access the Roupell Park area.

Filter Six, a bus gate which only allows buses through, will be in Roupell Road where it meets Upper Tulse Hill.

In a letter to residents, deputy leader and member for sustainable transport, environment and clean air, Cllr Claire Holland, said: “We will implement these plans as a temporary measure, and we will use measures such as signs, planters and automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the closures.

“Before any permanent changes to road layouts are made, we will carry out further engagement with the local community.”

Cllr Holland added that she appreciated “there may be slight inconveniences for those who drive in terms of a change to their usual routes”.

She added: “However, with more than 60 per cent of households in the Tulse Hill area not having access to a car, it is imperative that we ensure everyone has access to safe and affordable transport options.

“I assure you we will be monitoring these changes closely and listening to feedback throughout.”

The order for the temporary measures is set to come into force tomorrow.

It follows the controversial Oval Triangle, Railton, Ferndale, and Streatham Hill LTNs.

Lambeth received £2,639,000 from the Mayor of London’s Streetspace plans, the most out of all London councils, to cover emergency transport measures to aid social distancing and promote active travel in the wake of Covid-19.

LTNs are being implemented across the capital as part of the scheme.

Pictured top: Plans include that for the junction at Cotherstone Road and Holmewood Gardens


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