More traffic madness from Transport for London
Transport for London are consulting on replacing the Lambeth Bridge roundabout with traffic lights. Worse still, traffic will be banned from turning right off Lambeth Bridge and forced onto Horseferry Road. Traffic lights will also be installed at the junction of Millbank and Great Peter Street. And the much-loved palm, which sits in the middle of the roundabout, will be lost.
This will result in a huge increase in traffic in Vincent Square with Horseferry Road becoming clogged and rat running through the area as drivers try to avoid the resulting congestion.
Transport for London know that the scheme will increase traffic, congestion, noise, pollution and parking problems on our residential streets and irrevocably change the nature of Conservation Areas like Smith Square and Vincent Square. Transport for London’s response to these concerns, “we hope the changes won’t cause traffic problems for residents”.
The proposals are aimed at improving safety for cyclists, which your local Conservative councillors support. However this plan will increase travel times for all road users including cyclists.
There is concern that Transport for London has failed to properly consult residents. Many people are still not aware of the scheme, which was consulted upon over the summer. Under pressure from your Conservative councillors, local people and organisations, TfL has extended the consultation to 20 September.
You can find out more at: consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/lambeth-bridge
Your Conservative Councillors in Vincent Square ward, Danny Chalkley, David Harvey and Steve Summers are campaigning alongside their St James's ward colleagues Louise Hyams, Tim Mitchell and Cameron Thomson to stop these proposals. We need your help!
Please sign our petition below: