Lambeth council have contacted Effrablog with the proposed designs for the improvements to the junction of Dulwich Road/Brixton Water Lane/Dalberg Road/Effra Parade that were consulted on in 2010. Effrablog readers are invited to respond – either just post a comment below, or email RAmbler@lambeth.gov.uk
Richard Ambler from the council writes:
“We haven’t been able to tighten the junction as much as we had initially hoped as we need to keep clear tracking for articulated vehicles. However, we should still be able to achieve traffic calming through the raised table, reduced road dimensions, increased footway with new materials and tree planting. The crossing distance on the zebra crossing is significantly reduced. The central island is essentially the same dimension as it is at the moment but visually increased by using granite overrun areas. There is something similar at the central island outside Brixton Town Hall at the junction of Acre Lane and Brixton Road.
“We propose a slightly domed island made of attractive granite setts with a feature tree – something grand – in the middle. I would like to know what views people have of this and what type of tree you would like to see in the middle. This isn’t a formal consultation, but is a canvassing of people’s preferences. We plan to start construction work in the autumn.”