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Published: Friday, 14th August 2020

Trial measures to reduce traffic in West Greenwich are to be implemented from 20 August to address serious road safety concerns and residents can give their feedback from 3 September.

Residents living to the west of Greenwich Park, have raised concerns about excessive traffic and dangerous driving in the area in recent years.  

Narrow residential streets that were not designed to accommodate current high volumes of traffic, along with documented incidences of vehicles driving on footpaths has compelled the council to take action.

In 2018, we consulted on proposals to reduce traffic on Burney Street, but feedback we received told us that an area-wide approach to traffic reduction was needed. Late last year we asked the public for their views on two potential ways to reduce traffic in West Greenwich.

Based on the feedback we received and the potential impact on travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have amended our proposals which will be implemented on a trial basis from 20 August.

The trial measures will:

  • enable safe walking and cycling for people of all ages by reducing traffic and reliance on private cars
  • address safety issues caused by large volumes of vehicles using the narrow streets in the area
  • support public health, improve local air quality, and reduce noise pollution
  • maintain servicing access to the businesses on Royal Hill.

The trial will be done using an Experimental Traffic Order, which means public consultation happens once the trial is in place. This allows people to provide feedback based on their actual experiences of the changes. You will be able to provide feedback on the proposals from 3 September on the Royal Greenwich website.

Read about the plans in full