Zebra crossing on Gallery Road adjacent to Lovers’ Walk is proposed

FOBP reproduce this e-mail from Chris Mascord of Southwark Council:

Dear Consultees,

 Southwark Council is holding a consultation to receive key stakeholder’s comments regarding a proposal to implement a raised pedestrian crossing on Gallery Road, adjacent to Lovers Walk and Belair Park.

A new pedestrian pathway and access leading from Lloyds Register Cricket Club Ground and Belair Park to the western footway of Gallery Road has resulted in an increased number of pedestrians crossing Gallery Road from Lovers’ Walk. In response to the increase in pedestrian activity at this location, Southwark Council has allocated funding to investigate installing a raised pedestrian crossing on Gallery Road situated between Lovers Walk and the new pedestrian pathway into Belair Park. It is anticipated that the crossing will improve pedestrian safety and accessibility, as well as assisting to reduce traffic speeds.

It is the proposed that the following measures be implemented:

·         A raised zebra crossing on Gallery Road to improve pedestrian accessibility and safety.

·         The eastern kerb line of Gallery Road is to be built out to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and to ensure that adequate visibility for traffic approaching the zebra crossing is maintained.

·         To ensure that local parking provision is not reduced as a result of introducing the zebra crossing, the second parking bay to the north of the zebra crossing location (adjacent to the Old College Lawn Tennis Club) will be extended by 19m. This will compensate for the changes to the parking bay adjacent to Lovers Walk associated with the footway buildout and location of the zebra crossing.

Attached is a consultation plan illustrating the proposals. Please note that the deadline for comments relating to this scheme is the 28thNovember 2014.

The results of the consultation will be reported to ward members at the Dulwich Community Council, where a formal decision will be made regarding implementation.

  Kind regards,

       Chris Mascord

Public Realm Projects

Southwark Council

Gallery Road Zebra Crossing_Consultation Drawing

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