Monday, 26 July 2010

Street Seen

Back in February, the good folk of (a small part of) Worcester Park were asked for their ideas for a £375,000 project to make improvements to Green Lane, surrounding streets and the area around Worcester Park station.

Among the improvements asked for were better street lighting, better quality pavements, improved accessibility, lower traffic speeds, more street trees, better facilities for cyclists and the removal of street clutter, such as bollards and guardrails.

The results of the survey and a range of proposals were shown at the end of March in public exhibitions at Green Lane Primary School.

The feedback received at the exhibitions is now helping Sutton Council to create a detailed design for the scheme. When the design is complete, the public will be invited to view and discuss it at further exhibitions which are planned for September.

Kingston has implemented their street improvement works as part of the first phase of the funding. Work in the Sutton section is scheduled to start in November, with the aim of completing the project by the end of March next year.

2 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

miss giggles said...

That's great news! Anything would be better then how that area of Worcester Park looks now.

Kendo said...

I'm surprised people are able to speed down Green Lane. I don't think I've ever been down there without hitting a queue of traffic waiting for the red lights on Central Road!
As for cyclists - I haven't been on my bike for years but London's idea of helping cyclists is to paint a line on the road and fill it in (green). Boris' new idea is to fill it in using a different colour (blue...I wonder if Ken had the same idea but using Red?!).. Unfortunately whatever colour's used don't stop people parking on them, driving on them, generally ignoring the cycle lane...that includes me...I'm a motorcyclist and am the worst offender... ;-)

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