Sustrans has been appointed by Southwark Council to lead the community engagement exercise on the proposed cycling Quietway running from Greendale via Calton Avenue and Turney Road into Rosendale Road.
Lambeth Council has also appointed the same organisation to lead the engagement exercise in Rosendale Road and up to Gipsy Hill but, in this case, Sustrans’ brief includes responsibility for the design of the scheme – in Southwark this will be carried out by the Council’s own traffic division.
The Society will be holding 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. Along with several of the major Residents Associations and Dulwich Park Friends, it also held a further meeting with the Council on 19 August 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 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 Engagement Events:
Meet: Calton Ave/Townley Road Junction
Thursday 17 September 8:00-9:30am, 3:00-4:30pm & 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Dulwich Community Sports Trust Clubhouse off Turney Road
Wednesday 23 September 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Dulwich Village Parish Hall
Saturday 2nd September 10:30am - 1:30pm
Concept Design Workshop:
Location: St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue
Saturday 3 October: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Rosendale Road closure: Shop owners & residents in Rosendale Road and the surrounding streets have been very concerned over rumours that Lambeth Council intends to implement a trial of stopping through traffic along Rosendale Road and Tulsemere Road. The Society has received confirmation from Sustrans that no final decision has been made and has told them that engagement meetings should be held in suitable premises and not in the coffee shop Tea West as currently proposed. We are waiting for confirmation of the new locations.
Sustrans Engagement Events:
- Saturday 26 September (10:30am-2:30pm) - TBC
- Thursday 8 October (5:00–7:00pm) at the Aspire Health Centre, 1 Park Hall Road
- Saturday 17 October (10:30am-2:30pm) - TBC
There are also draft proposals to alter the roundabout at the junction of Rosendale Road and Turney Road by the Turney Road Primary School