TfL Consultation – Marshalsea Road/Borough High Street

TfL are currently consulting on changes to the junction outside Borough Tube Station:

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/a3-borough-high-street/

The scheme finally delivers the long awaited and long promised green-man crossing between St George the Martyr Church and Brandon House on the north-east side of the junction but does little to improve pedestrian and cycling safety and seems far from the goals of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the creation of Healthy Streets.

 

If you have a minute, we would be grateful if you could make these points about the scheme in the online survey at the bottom of the consultation page:

1) The creation of a formal crossing on the north-eastern arm of the junction is welcome but overall the scheme proposed is not compliant with the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets and fails to put those on foot and those who are cycling first.

2) We object to the creation of and retention of staggered crossings for pedestrians. The promised improvements for pedestrians have been sacrificed to keep vehicle flows through the junction as high as possible.

3) Improvements are needed for pedestrians outside Borough Tube Station. This is an extremely cluttered location and more space is needed for the large numbers of pedestrians which use this space every day. The left turn lane into Marshalsea Road could be reduced in size/removed to create more space for pedestrians.

4) The conditions for people cycling are poor and not are improved sufficiently by the proposed scheme. Lead-in lanes to the Advanced Stop Lines are needed and the risks from traffic turning left across the large numbers of people cycling north and south through the junction need to be addressed.

5) A 20mph speed limit is needed throughout this area and the road needs to be designed to ensure compliance with the lower limit.

The full and detailed consultation response is:

TfL-BHS&MarshalseaRd-GtDoverStJn-SLSResponse-05Dec17

Thanks for all your help with this. The deadline foor comments is 11th December

The proposed layout of the junction is shown below:

 

 

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Southwark Living Streets Meeting Thurs 19th October, 7pm Mardyke House Tenants Hall

Next Meeting of Southwark Living Streets is on THURSDAY  19th October, 7pm

 

Venue:  Mardyke House Tenants Hall, Mardyke House, Crosslet Street SE17 1HH (see map below)

 

Venue is fully accessible.   Please bring your own drinks.

 

Buses to the venue

42 and 21 from the South

All buses from E&C (except 1 & 188)

168, 172, 363, 415, 453, 53, 63 from  the East

 

Agenda to include:

 

·      Reps from Southwark Cyclists will be joining the discussion  on issues of mutual interest

·      Continue discussion on Healthy Streets and agree on Streets to audit

·      Effects of Cycle Super Highway 4 on pedestrians. TfL consultation

·      Christmas celebration

·      Reports from around the Borough

·      AOB

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Notes from the September Meeting 21st September 2017

 

Present: Peter Wright, Lorraine Hilton,  Alastair Hanton, Craig Stansfield, Christine

Barbara Pattinson, Erina Rayner, Clare Armstrong, Janet Morris,  Bill Jackson

Apologies: Jeremy Leach, Euan & Annie Wingfield

1.     Presentation by Janet Morris, chair of STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) re the Shad Thames traffic survey on how delivering and servicing in the area affects noise, pollution and safety. Two surveys took place: residents (100 responses) and businesses (20) and CCTV observed.
LB Southwark paid for consultants Steer Davis Gleave to produce a report with recommendations. This may include consolidations centres for deliveries and working with businesses to reduce number of refuse/recycling companies (currently 11 different collecting companies used by 20 businesses). Also, need for behavioural change by residents re deliveries.
Janet to forward draft report and info re 5/10 St Saviours Dock meeting to Erina fro distribution.

2.     Healthy Streets – the group looked at the suggestions of signs or evidence of healthy streets (list the group had previously suggested) and assigned them to the 10 Indicators of a Healthy Streets.
Next step – to take the list to a local street and test it.
List of  streets to be agreed.

3.     Camberwell Grove Street Party went very well.
Bridge is still closed and consultation on this will take place October / November. Concern expressed that a traffic management strategy for the area is needed.
Noted that permission for road closures for street parties is coming through very slowly – Peter W to contact Ian Wingfield to ask him to investigate and improve.

 

4.     Camberwell.
The wrong street has finally been corrected.
Town Centre scheme – looks as if LBS may agree to unsatisfactory TfL scheme.

5.     Borough – Erina’s Twitter campaign re A-boards and bins continues. Next step: to get TfL to remove temporary road signs where redundant.

6.     Harper Road – now 1 year since major changes at E & C – group is monitoring changes on Harper Road.

7.     Twitter – 1800 followers of SLS Twitter.

8.     Cycle Hoop – visit to this small business (also produces “park-etts”) in SE26 27/9/17 at 5pm with Alastair.

9.     Road maintenance – new scheme similar to Cleaner Greener Safer starting up: local residents will suggest roads needing attention to Community Council who will hold roads maintenance budget for area.
Unclear whether this is for basic maintenance or improvements.

Southwark Living Streets – September Meeting

The September SLS meeting will be held at Hotel Elephant on Thursday 21st September (7pm to 9pm). Please do come along – everyone is very welcome. The venue: Hotel Elephant, 1-5 Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP. The venue is fully accessible.
There is a café/bar for drinks and light snacks.

Agenda to include.
Speaker(s): Janet Morris – STAMP traffic survey
Continue discussion of Healthy Streets.
Reports from around the Borough
AOB

Southwark Living Streets – June 2017 Meeting

Thursday 15th June 7pm.

Meet at: Social Life, 12a Peacock Yard, Iliffe Street, London, SE17 3LH. The venue is not accessible (1st floor up steep stairs).

We are meeting at Social Life so that we can look at their exhibition and chat about their work.

7.00 Introduction to Social Life

7.30 Walk around area.

8.00 SLS meeting – continue Health Streets discussion

 

Social Life say:

How we feel in a location is an incredible asset to understand the places we live in, however this is often overlooked. We would like to invite you on a walk looking at the psychology of streets and urban spaces in Newington Ward.

We would like to share our thoughts with Southwark Living Streets to discuss why we think psycho-geography matters.

This walk will be part of a broader research project into the feelings of places in collaboration with Colin Ellard and the Urban Realities Laboratory.

 

 

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AOB: Discuss sharing the running of SLS. We need a note-taker and venue organiser. These can be shared roles.

 

 

Action Points from meeting May 2017

Present: Peter Wright (Chair), Lorraine Hilton, Christine Sheard, Alastair Hanton, Jeremy Leach, Dean Chandler, Erina Rayner, Clare Armstrong, Terry Hanafin, Euan Wingfield, Annie Wingfield, Craig Stansfield, Ewan Oliver (Lendlease), Ciron Edwards (Iceni), Pete Wood, Barbara Pattinson.

 

Presentation by Ciron Edwards, and Ewan Oliver of LendLease giving an update on the Elephant Park. In particular the design of Ash Avenue as a pedestrian/cycling way. They are seeking 6 car parking spaces for 384 residential properties.

The group went to the opening of the Newington Estate lighting installed as part of Walk Elephant.

We then held a discussion on the 10 indicators of the Health Streets initiative.

AOB

  1. Cyclehoop. Visit to Cyclehoop HQ in Forest Hill organised by Alastair. Lorraine, Erina and Barbara keen to go.
  2. London Play. Nine schools signed up and one event has already been held. Meeting agreed unanimously to donate £1,000 of the £2,000 gift from Open Streets for toys to support the London Play events.
  3. Peter to circulate response to the Canada Water consultation from SLS.

April 2017 Meeting

The next meeting is on the 20th April at 7pm.

Royal Oak, Tabard Street (for this month only) 44 Tabard St, London SE1 4JU

Agenda to include.

  1. Speaker:  Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist – Transport & Public Realm, Transport for London / Greater London Authority

– to talk about the 10 Indicators for a health street.

Discussion to identifying what we consider are the key factors that make a Healthy Street. Draw up an audit sheet.

  1. Reports from around the Borough.
  2. AOB

The notes from March meeting are in the file below:

SLS-MeetingNotes-16Mar17

 

March 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 16th March at 7pm and the agenda will include:

Speaker:  Janet Morris – St Saviours Dock Bridge and on the Shad Thames Streets Project and traffic consolidation study.

Discussion on priorities for action as a group.  Ideas to choose from: Green links, Healthy streets, Air quality, Kerbside Strategy

AOB  – Play Streets, Brandon House Crossing

The venue:

Hotel Elephant

1-5 Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP

The venue is fully accessible.

There is a café/bar for drinks and light snacks.

St Thomas St – Street Audit by Southwark Living Streets

To support the work of the St Thomas St Working Party which is looking into the future role of St Thomas St as the redevelopment of London Bridge Station comes to an end, Southwark Living Streets conducted a street audit to look at the quality of the environment now and forward to the time in 2018 when large numbers of pedestrians start to use the area in 2018.

As well as the analysis of the area, recommendations are made as to how the role and layout of the street might change in the longer term.

The report can be downloaded below

st-thomas-street-report-21feb17

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