One of the challenges after lockdown will be travelling around. How to stay 2 metres from each other on busy and sometimes narrow pavements?
Lambeth was ahead of the curve on coming up with a transport strategy which was quickly emulated by Transport for London and then the Government.
It will involve temporary extensions of pavements and on back streets ‘modal filtering’ that will allow cars to reach their homes but rat-running will be prevented.
Here is an example being put forward by some local people to end the through traffic on Renfrew Road and in consequence Gilbert Road, Wincott Street and Reedworth Street. It should help social distancing and if it proves popular locally can be made permanent later.
Thanks to Crispin Hughes for the rough mock-up. I am also suggesting we do something similar on Fitzalan Street by the park and entrance to Walnut Tree Walk.
If you have ideas you can put them on this map
And here is Lambeth’s overall policy that is proving so ground-breaking.
Cllr. Jon Davies