THE ‘SW6 TRAFFIC REDUCTION SCHEME’ IS ANYTHING BUT
- Have you noticed the constant traffic jams, honking horns, angry and irritated drivers shouting, now making life miserable on Wandsworth Bridge Road for residents, businesses and shoppers.
- Do you own a car in one of the side streets? How long do you now have to wait to navigate onto Wandsworth Bridge Road to actually go anywhere?
- Are there now queues of cars on your side street trying to get onto Wandsworth Bridge Road? Can you easily get out of your property?
- Have you tried to get a Bus on Wandsworth Bridge Road recently? How long did you have to wait while your Bus was stuck in traffic? Once on it how long did it take for you to get where you were going?
- Do you fear that if you ever needed a Fire Engine, an Ambulance or any emergency vehicle, that they wouldn’t be able to get to you urgently due to heavy traffic on Wandsworth Bridge Road?
- Are you finding essential deliveries to your home or business are being delayed in local traffic?
- Have you seen an increase in cyclists riding on the pavement, trying to avoid the blocked roads?
If you’ve noticed any of the above lately, then you are seeing the disastrous results of the so-called ‘SW6 Traffic Reduction Scheme’, introduced 20th July 2020.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
This is the new scheme designed to stop ‘rat-running’ of traffic through the side streets, particularly to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road, which began with the much-disliked closure of Harwood Terrace, and has now closed all side streets to traffic passing through SW6, forcing it ALL down Wandsworth Bridge Road.
This probably looked like a good idea on paper, but the actual experience is very different. WBR is now a PERMANENT GRIDLOCK, causing havoc to the local community, not just making lives miserable on the road itself, but affecting all people living nearby who depend on the road for public transport, deliveries, shopping, eating, drinking and even just travelling in their own cars.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD?
We want to invite you to join the ASSOCIATION. You can join the Association here. It’s free to join and the more members we have the louder our voice will be.
Be sure to take a look at our ‘What Can I Do’ post with numerous contacts of your local councillors as well as links to council surveys where you can make your views know.
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