A young woman was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident on Brixton Hill (A23) near the New Park Road junction.
Reports suggest she was struck by a speeding vehicle heading south towards Streatham whilst crossing the road at around 00:30 on Saturday 12th January 2019.
Update – 17th January Further reports suggest that the vehicle involved in the indecent was found nearby, and a suspect was arrested in conjunction with the incident.
The road safety survey launched by our councillors over one year ago has yielded no formal response from the council. However, we have obtained the data and produced our own report and findings. Our councillors have this document, but have yet to take any action.
Thank you to everyone that wrote to TFL and the council regarding the proposal to widen the junction of Dumbarton Rd/ Upper Tulse Hill/ A23. We have heard nothing more from TFL on this proposal, so it appears at this point in time that it will not be going ahead. We will publish any updates as we hear them.
Lambeth have launched a survey on local transport in the borough.
This forms part of their strategic review and plan for Lambeth over the coming years. We would strongly encourage the participation of everyone who wants to improvements in road safety.
Lambeth have launched the ‘Safe and Healthy Routes’ initiative. It is an interactive map that give residents and commuters the chance to comment on how Lambeth can improve our local streets and major roads, making them both safer and less polluted.
Residents living on and near Dumbarton Road should have received a physical copy of TFL’s proposals to widen the junction at Dumbarton Road/ Tulse Hill Road/ A23 and shorten the bus lanes. The proposal has a new response deadline of 5th November.
Clearly someone at TFL has realised that part of a consultation involves actually consulting with residents!
Whilst we welcome TFL proactively reaching out to residents, it is important that we engage as many residents as we can to actively oppose this scheme. An email response template and TFL’s contact details can be found on this site.
We are a group of local residents who want to see positive change in our local area. Our objective is quieter, calmer, greener streets that make the area a better place to live and encourage community interaction.
Speeding traffic and high pollution have created an unhealthy and dangerous neighbourhood in Brixton Hill, unwelcoming to pedestrians and children. Main roads designed for through traffic – such as the south circular and A23 Brixton Hill – surround the ward but smaller roads through the ward can be used to short cut between them. Residents have complained about these issues for many years and surveys show strong support for action.
Working with the Womens Equality Party we are now asking Lambeth Council and TfL to make Brixton Hill Ward a Low Traffic Neighbourhood as part of the Brixton Liveable Neighbourhood project.