Five New 20mph Zones For Putney

Part of 11 new 20mph zones in residential areas across the borough

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Residents in the 11 areas had voted in favour of lower speed limits in their streets when they were consulted by the town hall earlier this year. These consultations had been prompted by a series of petitions from local people.

Councillors in Wandsworth have said that wherever there is support for a 20mph limit they will write to every household and formally invite people in the area to have their say.

The neighbourhoods that will now benefit from new lower speed limits are:
The whole of Thamesfield ward in Putney.
The Putney Vale estate in Roehampton.
The Wendlesworth estate in Wandsworth.
The Southfields “Grid” area including Pirbright Road.
The Oakhill Road area of east Putney, covering Santos, Cromford, Mexfield, Galveston and Schubert roads.

Further afield are:
The Trinity Crescent area including Holdernesse Road and Chetwode Road.
Victoria Drive in West Hill
Rogers Road in Tooting
Nightingale ward – bounded by Nightingale Lane to the north, Ravenslea Road in the east, Ramsden Road in the west and in the south by Balham High Road.
The “Toastrack” area of Wandsworth Common.
The Girdwood Road area of Southfields, including Sutherland Grove, Skeena Hill and Combemartin Road.

Highways engineers have already implemented lower speed limits across large parts of Balham and Tooting following a conclusive ballot of local people. Around 12,000 households in Furzedown and Bedford wards are now benefitting from speed restrictions that came into effect in April.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said:
“We have listened carefully to residents and businesses in these 11 areas, and having heard what they say, are now bringing in the lower speed limits they want implemented in their neighbourhoods.”

Residents of the Alton estate in Roehampton were also consulted but the results here were inconclusive, and so a 20mph zone is not being introduced here at this stage.

July 1, 2015