Friday, 16 March 2018

Scott wins action on HGVs entering residential roads

HGV getting stuck in the side roads
Streatham Green Party team has won agreement from Lambeth Council to take steps to prevent heavy goods vehicles from entering residential roads to thte West of Streatham High Road.

Residents raised concerns last year about large articulated lorries using smaller streets as a cut through. This has resulted in lorries getting stuck and residential streets becoming congested and unsafe.

Cllr Scott Ainslie’s initial requests to council officers for action were turned down. But we have been working hard in supporting residents’ calls and highlighting the impact on the local community. The council has now agreed to new measures to prevent heavy goods vehicles using side streets. Specifically it will:
  • Inform SatNav companies that the following roads are “unsuitable for HGVs”: Drewstead Road, Woodfield Avenue, Mount Ephraim Road, Woodfield Grove, Mount Ephraim Lane, Norfolk House Road, Kingscourt Road, De Montford Road
  • Install five new “Unsuitable for HGVs” signs at the entrance to roads (see map below)
  • Retain the current TfL 16.5T HGV restriction signs on A23 Streatham High Road
  • Push TfL to reinstate a 16.5T HGV restriction sign on Kingscourt Road
Scott says: "We believe the council has been far too slow to act on something which should be common sense.  The council has promised to monitor the impact of these measures for six months. Please keep us informed if problems persist – and we will continue to work hard to stay on the case!"

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