Still time to comment on plans to upgrade walking and cycle routes in Burntwood Lane

Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  • Two options drawn up for better walking and cycling routes on busy link road  
  • Part of Future Streets Strategy to deliver cleaner, greener and safer active travel choices
  • Consultation closes this Sunday

Share this

There’s still time for residents to have their say on proposals designed to improve walking and cycle routes in Burntwood Lane – but the public consultation will close this weekend.

The consultation, which concludes on Sunday, is giving local people the chance to comment on plans that aim to deliver better and safer routes along Burntwood Lane for both cyclists and pedestrians.

The proposals form part of Wandsworth Council’s Future Streets Strategy which aims to deliver cleaner, greener and safer active travel choices across Wandsworth.

To take part in the consultation please visit the council's website. The consultation will close this coming Sunday - January 15.

A leaflet outlining the options was hand-delivered last month to thousands of homes in and around Burntwood Lane, while two face-to-face information sessions were also arranged giving members of the public the opportunity to ask questions and give their feedback.

The proposed changes have the following objectives:

• Improve road safety by reducing speed and the number and severity of collisions
• Improve the quality of existing cycle facilities and provide new facilities where possible
• Improve pedestrian priority and accessibility, including making it easier to cross the road and access to schools

Cabinet member for transport Clare Fraser said: “Burntwood Lane is an important link between Garratt Lane and Trinity Road and we want to make it safer and enable more people to make a shift to take up walking and cycling.

“Our consultation is asking local people for their views on how we can achieve this. We have drafted up two options at present but these are not set in stone and we would welcome suggestions from our residents on further changes that help ensure we meet their travel needs.”