Creating safer roads for all

26 February 2016

Written by: Communications team

Children and young people - Community Safety - Focus on Brixton - Transport

Today we’ve been trialling a new road layout on New Park Road, designed to reduce accidents outside Richard Atkins School.

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Creating safer roads for all

We are proposing changes to New Park Road to improve pedestrian safety and slow traffic outside Richard Atkins School on New Park Road, Brixton Hill.

Twelve accidents have happened near the school and it is hoped that the new traffic calming measures, designed by parents and residents, alongside road safety charity Sustrans, will help address safety concerns.

Plans include road narrowing, raised platforms, build outs, tree planting, cycle parking and multiple short crossing points – all with the aim of slowing traffic and making the road safer for pupils before and after school.

Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said: “This is all about the safety of school children who are walking to and from school.

“We’ve designed the proposals together with parents, local residents, Richard Atkins School and Sustrans and I hope we’ve got a scheme that everybody can be happy with that will make all road users safer and improve the look and feel of the road.”

Trial Day

The designs are being trialled for one day so that people can experience the impact and feedback before any permanent measures are put in place.

The trial day includes a Pop Up Park, Dr Bike sessions, music performances from Richard Atkins pupils, food and drink and a Q and A with the designers.

It is also an opportunity to talk about Lambeth becoming a 20mph borough from April – with all council controlled roads set for a 20mph limit.

Find out more and take part in our consultation

We are running a consultation from 19 February till 11 March and would like to know your views on the proposed changes to New Park Road to improve pedestrian safety and slow traffic outside Richard Atkins School on New Park Road, Brixton Hill.

Please find out more and feedback your views on our consultation page.

You can also find out more on the street trial Facebook page.