The Council is proposing to introduce a width restriction in Grange Vale at the point where the road passes under the railway bridge.
The problem with the road at this point is the risk to pedestrians walking along the narrow footway against the flow of traffic, particularly those pushing buggys with small children. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the road turns right at this point, which means that drivers see pedestrians passing under the bridge quite late. The width restriction will slow traffic and ensure that larger vehicles do not use Grange Vale.
Consultation is taking place on this proposal. If you respond to the consultation, do please let us know your views.
The consultation letter reads as follows:
“The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make a Traffic Order. The general effect of the Order will be as follows:
Introduce a width restriction of 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) to prevent all but cars, two wheelers and light good vehicles from using Grange Vale, Sutton in advance of the railway bridge.
The Council is seeking your views on the above proposal; A copy of the statutory documents are available to view by visiting our web page following the link below:
If you wish to make any representations on this proposal please do so by filling in the online form which can be found on our web pages in the location mentioned above. Your comments need to be with us by Thursday 30 November 2017.”
STOP PRESS: Most residents supported this proposal so we are pushing for it to go ahead.