Our Healthy Streets: Dulwich

The following is taken from Southwark Council’s web site. Please click on the link at the bottom of this article to go to the Southwark Council web site.

 

Recent projects and engagement with residents in the Dulwich area have shown a common theme – there’s too much traffic in the area – and this is having an adverse effect on local life.

We want to work with residents to address these concerns about traffic volume and its impact on the community.

Recent projects and engagement with residents in the Dulwich area have shown a common theme – there’s too much traffic in the area – and this is having an adverse effect on local life.

We want to work with residents to address these concerns about traffic volume and its impact on the community.

  • streets in the Dulwich Village area carry much higher than the average traffic on similar residential streets in the borough
  • in the peak hours some residential streets are carrying more traffic than major A-roads.
  • the peak hours are between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 8pm. This unusual traffic pattern shows that traffic using the area includes significant volumes of commuter traffic
  • the pollution profile shows that air pollution is worse between 7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm
  • there are very high numbers of pupils crossing the roads during the peak hours
  • over 7000 through journeys are made in the area in a typical day. They enter and exit the neighbourhood within less than 10 to 15 minutes

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