Rat-running in Wallace Crescent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2003
Reference: 
2003/0908
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the context of the TfL proposals for improving the environment in Carshalton, there is a problem that will arise if a No Left Turn is provided out of Pound Street into Beynon Road in that traffic will then seek to take a short cut from Pound Street to Beynon Road through Wallace Crescent, thus making the life of residents in Wallace Crescent a misery. Rat-running through this road is already an established problem.

Would it be possible for TfL to make Wallace Crescent a cul-de-sac by blocking off its northern end at the junction with Pound Street in order to stop this potential rat-running?

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Answer

Answer for Rat-running in Wallace Crescent

Answer for Rat-running in Wallace Crescent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As a consequence of the recent public consultation on possible improvements for the A232 through Carshalton, TfL has put on hold the apparently unpopular proposal to ban turning movements at Windsor Castle junction while other options to improve pedestrian facilities are investigated. Making Wallace Crescent a cul-de-sac is a consideration, but only in liaison with Sutton Council and the Highway Authority for that road. Such a proposal, however, cannot be considered in isolation; the Council will need to investigate the wider implications for such a move on other local roads. TfL will continue its consultation with Sutton Council officers on this matter. .