Update on 24 November 2015
We have now launced a second consultation on our proposed changes to Wandsworth Town Centre. Please click here for the current 2015 consultation.
We have been working closely with Wandsworth Council to produce a viable scheme to remove the Wandsworth town centre gyratory.
This initial consultation stage, which ran from 27 October until 5 December 2014, will allow us to make a better informed decision about how to progress with our design of the new highway layout.
We will be carrying out a further consultation later in 2015 when we have a more detailed plan available.
We are currently assessing what the full impact of the increased traffic areas will be and will report these when they are known.
Objectives of the scheme
Our key objective is to help improve the look and feel of Wandsworth town centre by removing through-traffic from the main shopping areas. This would be achieved by re-routing the A3 and A205 South Circular around to the north along Armoury Way and Swandon Way.
This will free the main shopping areas from high impact traffic and allow better access for pedestrians, cyclists and buses.
The following two maps show the existing traffic flow and the proposed traffic flow around Wandsworth Town Centre.
Map showing existing traffic flow
To view larger map please click here
Map showing proposed traffic flow
To view a larger map please click here
What are the key changes?
Improved ambience of the main shopping areas in the town centre by widening footways, allowing easier pedestrian crossing and reducing traffic-generated noise and pollution
More planting, trees and seating to improve the environment and create a pleasant public space
Better alignment of bus stops in the town centre
A more cycle-friendly environment, with improved cycle parking,to encourage more people to access the town centre by bicycle
Notable changes in traffic levels in different areas of the scheme, which have been confirmed through early stage traffic modelling. For example,there would be a significant reduction in traffic at the busiest times through the town centre on Wandsworth High Street, between Fairfield Street and Putney Bridge Road. This would free up space for pedestrians and cyclists, and would still provide access for buses, servicing and local traffic.
In contrast, the eastern section of Armoury Way, between Ram Street and Fairfield Street, would experience an increase in traffic at the busiest times,so the proposals would include designs for improvements to roads and junctions to manage this change in traffic levels
Below are a series of artist's impressions showing before and after images of Wandsworth Town Centre. The 'before' images are shown as links below each 'after' image:
An artist's impression of Book House (after). For a larger version click here
For a current image of Book House click here
An artist's impression of Wandsworth High Street (east). For a larger version click here
For a current image of Wandsworth High Street (east) click here
An artist's impression of Wandsworth High Street (west). For a larger version click here
For a current image of Wandsworth High Street (west) click here
Making common journeys through the proposed scheme
For more details about how certain journeys can be made through the proposed schemes please see the maps below:
Upper Richmond Road to Garratt Lane
Garratt Lane to St Johns Hill map
Wandsworth Common to West Hill
Trinity Road to West Hill
York Road to Buckhold Road (1)
York road to Buckhold Road (2)
Have your say
Our online survey closed on 5 December 2014.
Drop in sessions
We held two drop in sessions where there was an opportunity to find out more about the proposals:
Where: Southside Shopping Centre (Wandsworth Town Centre). Click here for directions.
Saturday 15 November: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 19 November: 10:00 – 18:00
We will review and consider all responses and suggestions we receive, and use these, along with further traffic modelling work to develop and design the proposed road layout.
We will consult again in 2015 on the next stage of the project when the new road layout is being finalised.
Together with Wandsworth Council we look forward to working with you to help shape Wandsworth town centre over the coming years. Subject to consultation, construction is planned to begin in 2017.
Further information and contact details
Post: FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS
Telephone: 0343 222 1234*
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