LBHF / WSP DESIGNS & VISION
FOR THE FUTURE OF WANDSWORTH BRIDGE ROAD

INTERIM MEASURES – DISPLAYED AT SPRING FAYRE MAY 2024

WANDSWORTH BRIDGE ROAD TRANSFORMATION – DESIGN PROGRESSION

In early 2021 the WBRA launched a survey of the local residents and businesses asking what were the most important issues facing the community in South Fulham. See the results.

Following this survey, in May 2021 we submitted a vision for the future of our high street to the Mayor of London’s ‘High Street for All’ regeneration scheme and it was selected as one of the exemplar projects by the GLA. We then worked with the community to define a collective vision for a Clean Green WBR through multiple workshops, fairs, pop-ups and of course at last year’s Spring Fayre.

LBHF have fully committed to integrating WBRA’s Clean Green Vision for the Wandsworth Bridge Road as central to the Clean Air Neighbourhoods. They agreed to implement a series of short-term improvements on the road now pending the total redesign. These include the green cycle lanes, the banners, the lights on the trees to begin creating a sense of “place”.

THE INTERIM PHASE

Why an interim phase?

H&F remain committed to the larger structural changes to the road including widening pavements and chicaning the road to reduce excess speed. However these structural changes need to work in tandem with the tightening of the junctions, especially at the southern end of the road.

Pending the redesign of the road the council is looking at early improvements that will begin to transform the road away from a perceived through-route back to a local High Street and residential road. These measures will complement the longer-term re-design.

Details

At the Spring Fayre H&F & their designers WSP presented artistic design boards to show examples of the types of interventions being looked at on the WBR.  See full set of slides below

These fall into four categories:

What to expect in 2024

Road Surfacing

Visitors at the Spring Fayre were asked to express their preference for the colour of the road surface and the look of the street furniture. There were hundreds of responses and H&F have now taken these comments on board.

It is our understanding that the resurfacing of the two sections of high-street in two key sections of WBR (Between Ryecroft Road and Clancarty Road and Between Woolneigh Street and Hugon Road) will happen during the summer of 2024 and the replacement of street furniture in early autumn.

The new surface will not have a central line – which is a very effective visual technique to encourage drivers to slow down. It will however have delineated cycle lanes and the zigzag of raised crossings.

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13 - INTERIM MEASURES: CARRIAGEWAY SURFACING

Images taken at 2pm during Spring Fayre:

Road Surfacing Spring Fayre responses

Interim High Street Enhancements

The council have done a full audit of all the street furniture along the whole length of the road with a view to assessing what is necessary and where and where are there options to include greening of the grey – replacing hard surfacing with planters, bike parking and seating. Some visual suggestions are shown here.

Visitors at the Spring Fayre indicated a preference for the natural look with wooden furniture which is in keeping with the beautiful trees on the road. The council is now working up detailed implementation plans.

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11 - INTERIM MEASURES: HIGH STREET ENHANCEMENTS

Images taken at 2pm during Spring Fayre:

LATEST DESIGNS & IMMEDIATE INTERVENTIONS 2024

FIRST DISPLAYED BY LBHF AT SPRING FAYRE MAY 2024

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ORIGINAL DESIGN SLIDES FIRST DISPLAYED BY LBHF AT SPRING FAYRE MAY 2023

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