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Streetspace Measures in East Dulwich

We have just installed a new set of trial Streetspace measures in East Dulwich, following numerous suggestions on this site.

People told us:

  • ‘These streets (Derwent Grove) are rat runs with dangerous speeds being reached by drivers cutting through these relatively short, straight roads. Social distancing on pavements is impossible forcing pedestrians onto the roads.’
  • ‘This road (Melbourne Grove) is a rat run and has problems with speeding traffic. If there was a permeable filter pedestrians, cyclists and children could use the street and not be at risk from speeding drivers cutting from East Dulwich Grove to Grove Vale.’
  • We have now installed:

    • a permeable closure (a closure to all motor vehicles but not to cycles or pedestrians) on Melbourne Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure on Derwent Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure on Elsie Road at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure on Tintagel Crescent at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a school street closure during school drop-off and pick-up on Tintagel Crescent and Elsie Road (residents and emergency services will still be permitted entry)

    As with other Streetspace measures, these are trial measures, and there will be monitoring and consultation with local people before anything is made permanent. If you want to comment on these measures right now, you can do so at the Commonplace map for Streetspace East Dulwich .

    Posted on 15th September 2020

    by Jonathan Hamston