Published: Monday, 2nd November 2020

You’ve told us your concerns about the modal filters on Abery Street and Gallosson Road in Plumstead, and as a result, we’ll be removing them on Wednesday 4 November.

The Plumstead to Abbey Wood cycle route has proved popular, but residents and businesses have told us that some of the modal filters used to create the route are not effective and are causing problems in the area.  

Things are changing rapidly, and with the new walk-through COVID-19 testing centre on Abery Street, people need to access the site as easily and quickly as possible - removing the modal filters will help with this. 

We also want to do everything we can to protect local businesses. Removing the planters on Abery Street and Gallosson Road will ease the pressure on businesses in the area whose customers are finding it difficult to reach them. 

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said:

“After a visit to Plumstead High Street last week it’s clear to me that it’s in the best interests of the area for us to remove the modal filters on Abery Street and Gallosson Road. We’ve tried something which you’ve told us hasn’t worked for residents and businesses in the area. We’re acting on your feedback, so please keep telling us what you think.”  

We’ll be listening to feedback from residents and businesses throughout the trial of our streetspace programme. Tell us your views and ideas about how we can improve the scheme and encourage walking and cycling in the borough. 

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