15 August 2010

Local transport meeting - including campaign to extend the 63 bus route

One of the additional roles that I've taken on in recent months is to be Chair of the local community council group on traffic and transport. This is an open, local forum for anyone living in the Nunhead and Peckham Rye area to contribute to debate over local transport policy.

At our first meeting following the election I've sought to focus the work of this committee on the priorities that so many local people spoke to their candidates and councillors about during the campaign. So at the next meeting we will be following up on a number of issues raised at previous meetings, but also looking at how we can take the campaign for the extension of the 63 bus route to Honor Oak Park Station forward. Southwark Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Recycling, Cllr Barrie Hargrove will be attending to discuss this issue.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd September 2010 at 6.30 pm in Room D of Southwark Town Hall, 35 Peckham Road SE5 8UB. Other items on the agenda for discussion are:

- Improvements to Rye Lane (including enforcement measures on issues such as shopkeepers putting produce and waste on pavements, car parking and deliveries during rush hours).

- Update on the traffic scheme being put in place to deal with the opening of the Harris Boys Academy.

- Update on the Peckham Rye South Scheme.

If you're interested in these, or any other local transport issues, come along and you will have the chance to discuss them with local councillors and council officers dealing with these issues.

1 comment:

  1. I can't come to the meeting but I would love to read an update of the outcomes.

    Re Rye Lane, we have given up on the rising bollards (shame they were great fun).

    Why don't we deal with the cars using Rye Lane with no entry signs and cameras/fines etc. Are the cars untaxed, not registered and so enforcement is impossible? What is the problem?

    The main problem for traffic flow is deliveries in the rush hour. Enforcement of delivery times with traffic wardens/cameras seems to be the way forward. There are streets behind Rye Lane which could be used for deliveries but this never seems to be done. Pavements need to be wider so that pedestrians can walk along, we all spilloff the pavement, there's loads of rubbish stacked on, bus queues. Buses often go too fast if they see a clear piece of road.

    You know all this :)