Sustrans has been appointed by Southwark and Lambeth Councils to lead the community engagement exercise on the proposed cycling Quietway running from Greendale via Calton Avenue and Turney Road into Rosendale Road and up to Gipsy Hill. It has already held a number of ‘pop up’ events in the area and a series of traffic surveys are also being undertaken. The Society has reminded the Council that any figures on traffic flows taken in the summer will be unrepresentative, and that further surveys need to be done in September when the schools return.
The Society will hold a public meeting on Saturday 19 September at the St Barnabas Community Suite in Calton Avenue as a follow up to the earlier meeting on 14 March. It is also, along with several of the major Residents Associations and Dulwich Park Friends, actively liaising with the Council to make sure the consultation exercise is as wide as possible.
If the Quietways go ahead, they could have a major impact on traffic and parking in Dulwich. It is essential that as many as residents as possible actively engage with the process.
Sustrans has now confirmed that a leaflet and questionnaire will be sent to households throughout the Dulwich area early in September. The current draft timetable for the engagement exercise is as follows:
- September - Pre-design workshops with maps & modelling tools, and walkabouts
- October to December - Main informal consultation
- December/January - Formal Design (with Southwark engineering input)
- January/February 2016 - Consultation on proposed options
- March 2016 - Report to DCC
- April 2016 - Final Approval (Cabinet Level)
- Summer 2016 – Implementation
Sustrans consultations during September and October will be as follows:
Walkabouts: Meet Calton Ave/Townley Road Junction
Thursday 17 September 8:00-9:30, 15:00-16:30 & 17:30-19:00
First Workshops: Parish Hall or St Barnabas Church
Wednesday 23 September 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday 2h September 10:30 - 13:30
Concept Design Workshop: Parish Hall or St Barnabas Church
Saturday 3 October, 12:30 – 15:30