Plans to make Peckham High Street safer

Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans to make Peckham High Street safer after a series of accidents and fatalities in the past five years.

The plan will make the area more welcoming for people on bikes and on foot, with easier access to Rye Lane and Peckham town centre.

Three pedestrians have died following incidents in Peckham High Street since 2015.

The proposals include the lowering of the speed limit to 20mph, with a safer road layout.

Road surfaces at the crossings near Bellenden Road, Sumner Road and Rye Lane will be raised to make the road easier to cross and to encourage people to drive more slowly.

An upgraded walking and cycling crossing between Peckham Square and Rye Lane will be installed. The changes would make it easier to walk from Peckham library to Rye Lane and to cycle from the Surrey Canal Path to the town centre.

In addition the pavement on the northern side of Peckham High Street would be widened significantly, creating much more space for people on foot and arriving by bus.

There would also be widened pedestrian crossings near Sumner Road and Bellenden Road, with the Bellenden Road crossing upgraded to allow people cycling to cross, de-cluttering of pavements in the area and the addition of new cycle parking stands.

Finally changes to the kerb at side roads would be made, making the road narrower to encourage drivers to slow down

TfL is inviting people to have their say on the changes before March 12 here.

Construction work could begin by the end of the year, depending on feedback received during the consultation.

Pictured is Peckham High Street (Picture: Google Street View)




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