Proposed changes to parking and loading bays northbound on Streatham High Road between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road

Closed 13 Dec 2017

Opened 15 Nov 2017

Results Updated 9 Mar 2018

In November 2017 we consulted on proposals to change the hours of operation and length of loading bays on Streatham High Road. This followed on from the consultation in early 2017 which asked for views on proposals to extend the bus lane on Streatham High Road northbound between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road.

Thank you for responding to these consultations. Following careful consideration of the consultation responses received, we have amended our proposals. We are no longer planning to extend the bus lane as far as Drewstead Road, inset the parking bay outside 148 Streatham High Road or amend the hours of operation for loading of the bays outside 40 and 34-36 Streatham High Road.

Our Consultation Report and Responses to Issues Raised can be found below.

Consultation Report (PDF 734KB)

Responses to Issues Raised (PDF 59KB)

Next steps

We plan to implement the following changes before the end of June 2018:

  • Extension of the bus lane northbound from Becmead Avenue to just before Broadlands Avenue. This would provide vehicles turning left into Drewstead Road greater opportunity to move safely into the nearside land
  • Amend the hours of operation for the loading bay outside 148 Streatham High Road to Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • Reduce the length of the bay outside 60 Streatham High Road to 30 metres to better match the current demand on the bay
  • Reduce the length of the bay outside 34-36 Streatham High Road to 30 metres to better match the current demand on the bay.

Overview

Earlier this year we consulted on proposals to extend northbound bus lanes on Streatham High Road between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road. This scheme also included a proposal to inset a loading and disabled parking bay one metre into the footway between Becmead Avenue and Woodbourne Avenue.

We received more than 450 responses to the consultation, with 71% in favour of the proposals. We will therefore progress the proposal to extend the northbound bus lanes on Streatham High Road. OurResponse to Issues Raised’ is available here

Following feedback from the consultation and further parking and loading surveys, we are now proposing changes to bays between Becmead Avenue and Drewstead Road to reduce the likelihood of stationary vehicles blocking buses.

What are we proposing?

These are the improvements we are proposing:

  • Changing the hours of operation of an existing loading and disabled parking bay outside 148 Streatham High Road

We are no longer proposing to inset the bay into the footway, as was consulted on previously. Instead, we are proposing a change of hours of operation for the bay to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except 10am-1pm’

  • Changing the hours of operation of an existing loading and disabled parking bay outside 60 Streatham High Road

We are proposing a change of hours of operation to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except 10am-1pm’ and to reduce the length of the bay from 42.6 metres to 30 metres, to better match the current demand on the bay

  • Changing the hours of operation of an existing parking bay outside 34-36 Streatham High Road

We are proposing to change a parking bay to a loading and disabled parking only bay, and a change of hours of operation to ‘No stopping 7am-7pm except 10am-1pm.’ We are also proposing to reduce the length of the bay from 54.6 metres to 38 metres to better match the current demand on the bay

The drawings below show the changes in more detail. We plan to implement these changes in spring 2018.

 

Click here to view a larger version of the above map (PDF)

 

Will these changes affect your journey?

The proposals have been informed by kerbside surveys and are designed to provide a good balance between reducing delays to buses and ensuring the space can still be used for business loading and disabled parking. Spaces for disabled parking are also available on adjacent roads. These proposals will reduce the likelihood of stationary vehicles blocking buses while still providing parking and loading for local businesses and visitors.

The scheme as a whole has a positive impact on tens of thousands of bus passengers daily due to reduced northbound bus journey times during peak hours. The new bus lanes will also benefit cyclists, taxis, coaches and motorcycles using the bus lane during peak hours.

Other potential changes in the Streatham area

We will continue to monitor and review the A23 through Streatham to identify options to improve conditions for walking, cycling and bus travel, and opportunities to improve road safety in line with the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Areas

  • Lambeth

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Roads