The Council are now consulting on a revised scheme for this junction - see
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200308/current/3729/townley_road_junction_scheme_re-consultation. The consultation proposal is No. 8A.
The Council has also confirmed that it will hold a drop in session at St Barnabas Church Hall in Dulwich Village, on Saturday 28 February, 11am-2pm.This will provide the only opportunity for local residents and stakeholders to view the plans, and to directly engage with council officers to discuss the proposed changes in detail and/or obtain answers to particular points of detail.
The amendments include:
- Removal of existing staggered pedestrian crossings with the implementation of shorter, single movement facilities.
- Introduction of a diagonal pedestrian crossing to link footways adjacent to both schools and cater for an existing pedestrian desire line.
- All pedestrian facilities to operate at the same time to reduce waiting time for pedestrians and improve the efficiency of the junction.
- Cycle pre-signal on Townley Road and Green Dale to allow cycles to enter the junction and undertake turning movements before general traffic.
- New signalised cycle gates on both Townley Road and Green Dale where cyclists are held on a red signal whilst general traffic movements operate. This removes the risk of both left hook and
- right hook collisions. (Please note that more confident cyclists will still be allowed to use the general traffic lane to traverse the junction from either Townley Road or Green Dale).
- Semi-segregated cycle lane and advanced cycle waiting area on East Dulwich Grove (westbound) to allow cyclists to bypass waiting vehicles and gain priority at the junction
- Footway build outs to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians and to visually improve the streetscape.
- New two stage right turn facilities for cyclists to assist right turning movements into either Townley Road or Green Dale from East Dulwich Grove.
- A semi-segregated cycle lane is proposed on Townley Road to allow cyclists to safely pass queuing traffic and access the cycle facilities at the junction.
- A new segregated cycle lane is proposed linking Calton Avenue with Townley Road to allow cyclists to bypass the Calton Avenue / Townley Road junction.
- All existing turning movements at the junction are retained, including for coaches.
- There will be a slight loss of capacity over the existing layout but the junction will continue to operate within acceptable levels of saturation.
The Council says that the responses to the questionnaire will be analysed and taken into account before a final decision is taken on the proposals. The consultation results for both the original consultation and the re-consultation will be reported at the Dulwich Community Council meeting on the 17 March 2015. Following the latter meeting, the final decision on whether to proceed with the scheme will be taken by Cllr Mark Williams, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning, and Transport in April.