Southwark Council plans to limit speeds on all roads to 20mph. It will be implemented on roads managed by Southwark and not those not on the Transport for London Road Network known as “red routes”. The red routes are managed by Transport for London whose brief is to keep traffic moving. In Southwark these TfL roads include the South Circular and the main roads leading to the river crossings at Rotherhithe, Blackfriars, Southwark and Tower Bridge as well as routes leading to Waterloo, Westminster and Vauxhall. It is unlikely that 20mph will be implemented on these roads.
An onsite meeting was held on November 12th to review safety concerns at the Burbage Road and Dulwich Village junction.
A council team, led by Councillor Barrie Hargrove, met with residents’ representatives to discuss ongoing concerns regarding the junction’s safety. The meeting had a number of positive outcomes, not least a recognition that the present situation is completely unacceptable to residents. We hope that there will be concrete proposals to show to us shortly, but in the meantime we are very keen that details of all near misses and ‘minor’ accidents are passed on to council representatives, as these do not show in the official safety statistics. One such incident recently involved a lorry going the wrong way, entirely around the roundabout. If you see or hear of any such incidents involving pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles please pass these on to me and copy them to Eamon Doran at Southwark Council, who will be collating them. firstname.lastname@example.org