Southwark Council has completed 12 months of monitoring the new junction layout in the Village. Its full findings are at:
Rush hours are obviously the biggest problem as there is a high volume of vehicles through the junction in those hours. This is especially the case during school times. The improvement in the school holidays is remarkable.
The council finds that there have been gains from the new layout: better driver lane discipline despite reduced junction capacity. Pedestrians have gained less congestion at the school gate, reduced crossing width and a countdown timer.
Not so successful are: right turn into Calton Ave, longer vehicles queues at Calton Ave/Court Lane, motorists ignoring the Calton Ave northbound stop line, pedestrians crossing Calton Ave (400 between 8 & 10am and 3 & 6pm).
The council concludes that it will now engage with residents on measures to
1) introduce loading and waiting restrictions on Court Lane and Calton Avenue to remove pinch points during the rush hours.
2) explore measures to improve safe access to the southbound cycle gap on Calton Avenue.
3) explore measures to address concerns about pedestrians tripping over raised kerb upstand at signal crossing
4) work with residents and stakeholders on measures to prioritise active traffic and reduce through traffic in the wider area as part of Our Healthy Streets-Dulwich scheme. This area wide approach will ensure the impact of any changes to promote active travel and discourage through traffic is assessed carefully in the local area.