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Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Share Your Views about the new Low Traffic Neighbourhood Plans

The Council is holding drop-in sessions regarding the proposed East Sheen Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme on Parkside.  A low traffic neighbourhood is designed to keep through traffic on the most appropriate classified road network and discourage/prevent it using unclassified residential roads. This can however cause some inconvenience for local access, so the Council are keen…

RideLondon returns in August with thousands of cyclists

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, are coming this August – be prepared for road closures and increased traffic. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is…

Barnes Hospital development

Barnes Hospital Development could get green light despite residents’ concerns

A development with 83 housing units and large underground car park can go ahead on the Barnes Hospital site if the planning committee approves, despite 250 objections from local residents.  The application is for redeveloping Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars and…

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Buses on newly altered routes in Barnes due to Hammersmith Bridge closure

After the closure of Hammersmith Bridge due to safety reasons on 10 April, Transport for London initially shortened and altered the route of buses that used to cross the bridge to Hammersmith. Now the transport company is making new changes starting Saturday 18th May for bus routes in the area. Routes 72 and 209 previously…

Do you want a quieter street?

Traffic behaviour – and policy – is changing across London. As more people use services like Waze and Google Maps, as more goods are delivered, and as more of us worry about air quality and transport safety, the Mayor of London has been asking boroughs to bring forward policies that ask for less traffic, and…

Last day to comment on additional 25,000 planned flights from Heathrow

Heathrow’s latest public consultation on expansion is closing tonight, at 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to Heathrow Airport’s airspace and future runway operations. Richmond Council, along with four other councils is fighting the airport expansion, saying 25,000 extra flights would be disastrous for the borough.  The Heathrow eight-week public consultation is asking for public…

You Can Name The New Mortlake Footbridge

Residents are invited to suggest a name for the newest footbridge in Mortlake – which is being installed over the next few months. Richmond Council and Network Rail agreed to co-fund the project to build the new footbridge at the White Hart Lane level crossing. The Council has contributed approx. £1.2m towards its installation and…

Leave your car at home for Car Free Day

The new council is supporting International Car Free Day, held on 22 September this year. As well as two streets that have been opened for everyone, and other play streets people have set up themselves, there’ll be activities around the borough. Some people are setting up Play Streets – streets closed to traffic for the day…

We need to slow down traffic to save lives

Your borough could go 20mph in September: the last council promised a consultation, and the new council has also done so, telling us it’s now due to happen in the Autumn. Lots of campaigners will tell you this is great news, and as someone who thinks we need more cycling (and safer walking), I can…