There are 2 consultations going on simultaneously and both are related and worth sending in your response:
Closure date 15th March 2020
29th March 2020
At their heart, they constitute the ongoing desire for the Quietways 7 implementation that Southwark has proposed over the past 5 years. That is, to connect Champion Hill through to Townley Road and across the Village to Turney Road. The proposal to close off Eynella Road is to enable the connectivity of cycling between Barry Road/Crystal Palace Road to travel down Woodwarde Rd and Court Lane through Dulwich Village.
Champion Hill access restrictions were trialled, so it’s worth noting that Southwark can do that although not clear how reversible the Champion Hill changes are and whether it was a trial in name only. Of note, the results of the road traffic monitoring for Champion Hill show marginal gains for cyclists but they do show traffic diverted through East Dulwich Grove.
The proposals for Dulwich Healthy Streets have not so far shown how all parts of our community benefit. On the contrary they are divisive, pitting age, mobility, health and income against schools and cyclists. Any agreed scheme should not split our full community, disadvantage strata of our community nor resulted in penned in areas.
Southwark have not articulated their analysis of the complex cluster of factors that make it difficult for people living and working in affected areas to maintain positive outcomes.
Southwark have yet to provide adequate details regarding the anticipated road restrictions, who is allowed into which areas and the mechanism for that. This is needed to respond to the consultation and so that the consultation is meaningful.
Upcoming community sessions on 29th Feb and 4 March. There was inadequate time to discuss the closures and impacts at the first community meeting on Feb 8th. Far too much time was spent by our Councillor requesting questions only about statistics (akin to filibustering). Approx 2 hours were spent requesting questions on stats and very limited time left to take questions from residents in A, B and C. A reversal for the next meeting could be requested, so that questions can be raised.
It would also be helpful to know how many meetings have been held by Southwark with which groups during the various consultations up to this point.
There are still many residents only hearing of the proposals and the distribution of leaflets seems patchy with some not receiving them. Dulwich Library although holding leaflets does not have posters up and one of the staff acknowledged yesterday they did not know about the consultation.
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