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Learn more about this project

Through this Commonplace, we want to engage with people in the Brixton Hill area. We want to ask you about the local issues regarding traffic, air quality, green spaces and the public realm. We know that as we move into the future, the risks associated with our changing climate, such as flooding or extreme heat events, will increase. Therefore, we want to improve the local area to make it more resilient to the challenges of the future, whilst also creating a low traffic neighbourhood where it is easier and safer to walk and cycle for all.

Our Transport Strategy:

Lambeth created a Transport Strategy   in 2019 to improve the streets and transport network. The strategy aims to create a transport network that is

  • inclusive and accessible to all
  • has a positive impact on quality of life and the environment,
  • prioritises walking and cycling and public transport

To achieve these aims, the strategy identifies areas within the borough where walking and cycling conditions could be improved through low traffic neighbourhoods. Some low traffic neighbourhoods were introduced more quickly than planned in response to the pandemic and direction from central government.

Brixton Hill was identified as a potential low traffic neighbourhood but before we create a plan for what this could look like, we want to hear from people in the area.

The Climate Crisis:

Lambeth was the first London borough to officially declare a climate emergency. In response, the Council organised a Citizens’ Assembly . 50 Lambeth residents, broadly representative of the borough, learned about the climate crisis and developed recommendations of action for everyone in Lambeth to take. The recommendations highlight the need to reduce private vehicle journeys, quickly introduce greener transport options and create more climate resilient spaces.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the series of measures that come with them are a good way to tackle this emergency.

Why Brixton Hill?

Brixton Hill was identified because…

  • Residents and councillors have written to the Transport Strategy team expressing their concerns about speeding, rat-running and dangerous driving in the area. Many people in the area also responded to concerns around road danger as part of the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood engagement in 2019.
  • Our baseline data taken from 2017, 2019 and 2020 shows that, within the LTN area, there are particularly high vehicle flows on Lyham Road and Dumbarton Road (on average more than 300 vehicles per hour in the peak), New Park Road (more than 400 vehicles per hour in the peak). These vehicle flows are too high to be considered Healthy Routes. A very high percentage (over 75% of all vehicles) are just passing through the area during peak hours, rather than starting or ending a journey, on Dumbarton Road, Lambert Road, Kildoran Road, Glenelg Road and Strathleven Road.
  • There are 4 primary schools in the area, 1 Sixth form college and 1 further education college. Many children and young people also travel out of the area to schools and colleges. It is important that the roads and routes that they travel to school on are safe and friendly for active travel.

A plan for Brixton Hill:

We want to use this Commonplace to gather feedback from local people before we develop a plan. Some measures we could introduce:

  • Make the area more climate resilient by reducing the amount of ‘grey space’ (i.e. concrete areas) and increase the amount of ‘green space’ (i.e. planting more street trees)
  • Improve local streets and spaces to allow safer walking, wheeling and cycling. (i.e. increasing pavement space or enhancing existing cycling routes).
  • Reduce the volume of (private) vehicle and through-traffic in the area by introducing modal filters and encouraging a shift towards public transport, walking, wheeling and cycling.
  • Provide more crossing points and tackle dangerous junctions to make crossing easier and safer.
  • Address uneven pavement and install more dropped kerbs to make pavements easier and safer to use for all.
  • Introduce measures to reduce air pollution such as more electric vehicle charging points and encourage the uptake of bicycles and cargo bikes for residents and businesses where possible.

To find out more about Lambeth's Low Traffic Neighbourhood visit the Council website here.

Upcoming events

Join the Community Street Design Officers on a journey across the proposed Brixton Hill where we will provide a journal to record your thoughts and explore your views and on:

• Traffic & congestion

• Walking, wheeling and cycling

• Green spaces & trees

• Public transport

• Air quality

• Pavements

• Road safety & speeding

• Public spaces & community

The walk will take 2 hours with a break for an activity (and refreshments) at Windmill Gardens. We welcome all to join however any children or young people attending must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only available for over 18s. Booking required.

To book click the links below

Wednesday 26th January 2022 10am -12pm  

Saturday 29th January 2022 12-2pm

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