Published: Friday, 15th June 2018

Work has begun on a programme of improvements to Trafalgar Road.

The programme will help clean-up the air, reduce congestion, make the buses more reliable, and make this busy road a good place to walk and cycle.

It's being carried out as part of the Greenwich Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN).

Improving the area for pedestrians and cyclists

The work, which began this month, includes bigger public realm areas, reduced street clutter and the introduction of continuous footways to make crossings safer for pedestrians. Cycle lanes in both directions will be widened and upgraded from advisory to mandatory.

Other changes include the bus lane becoming 24/7, replacing 33 street lights with energy efficient LED lighting, improving street drainage and introducing new waiting and loading restrictions to improve traffic flow.

It follows public consultation at the end of 2017 which found that 85 per cent of respondents supported the changes.

The work is scheduled to run until April 2019 and has been planned to minimise impact to residents and road users.

'Reducing road transport emissions'

Councillor Denise Scott McDonald, Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Public Realm and Transport, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: "Trafalgar Road is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

"The proposals will contribute significantly to reducing road transport emission by introducing a series of measures aimed at creating better conditions for residents and visitors to travel by public transport, by cycle or on foot."

Other plans for the road include the creation of three 'Pocket Parks' early next year. They will provide calming and attractive areas, where local people and pedestrians can take time out to relax.

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