The council is asking for views on proposals to improve two Croydon Healthy Neighbourhoods set up to make local streets quieter, safer and healthier.
Surveys for the two schemes in South Norwood and Woodside areas are open until 24 August.
Croydon introduced these temporary schemes last year in response to government calls for councils to encourage walking and cycling using partial road closures, and as part of the long-term response to the borough’s climate emergency declaration.
The changes aim to keep these schemes’ benefits while improving access for local people. The proposals are to extend the schemes for up to 18 months on an experimental basis with some changes following resident feedback.
For both schemes – at Holmesdale Road in South Norwood and on Albert Road in Woodside – the council proposes to replace some planters with enforcement cameras. This would improve access for residents, emergency vehicles and drivers with permit exemptions, such as black taxis and Dial-a-Ride.
Any changes to these schemes would need approval at the Traffic Management Advisory Committee (TMAC), would last up to 18 months, and include air quality and traffic level monitoring before finalising any decision on whether to make them permanent.
To take part in the surveys and consultation, visit our website.
“We set up these schemes in response to requests from residents who wanted a safer, quieter and less-polluted local environment, and these schemes are already encouraging more active travel and reducing congestion. We have received a lot of feedback on our Healthy Neighbourhoods already, and we encourage everyone to continue to respond to our surveys.”
Councillor Muhammad Ali, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon
Later this year the council will consult on the future of other similar schemes in Croydon, which are funded by Transport for London and the Department for Transport.