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Green Lane - Proposed 20mph speed limit

We are proposing to introduce a new 20mph speed limit for a section of Green Lane as part of the development of the London Cycle Network, funded by Transport for London.

You may recently have received a newsletter informing you of the implementation of the cycle scheme proposals for Green Lane. The newsletter made reference to this formal consultation exercise for the 20mph speed limit proposal.

The proposal for a 20mph speed limit forms part of the 900km of London wide cycle routes and is proposed to make it easier, safer and more convenient for cyclists to use Green Lane. The development of the cycle network is intended to increase peoples’ choice of realistic and affordable forms of transport.

The proposed new 20mph speed limit would be in operation for the section of Green Lane outside St Helier Station. You can seen the details for the proposal in the plan for the scheme.

The new limit will have a speed table at the entry/exit point just north of the bridge over the railway line. The existing Zebra crossing currently located just south of Yenston Close will be relocated to a point just outside St Helier Station and a new speed table will be located just south of Yenston Close to replace it, forming the other exit/entry point of the new limit.

This area around St Helier Station and the local shops creates a demand for pedestrian and cyclist use. The newly located Zebra crossing will now be able to aid their access and provide a crossing facility at a central point. The carriageway width for this section of road will be reduced over the length of the proposed 20mph limit. This, coupled with the new features, will reduce vehicle speeds, improving safety and enhancing the environment for the local community.

What happens next

A Notice of the Council’s intentions to make the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for the above measures will be published in the local newspaper, London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations for and against the scheme must be made in writing to the Head of Street Scene and Waste Division, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX. Responses are to be received no later than 16 January 2009, quoting reference: ES/GreenLane20mph.Anyone who opposes the scheme must state the grounds upon which their objection is made. We also welcome letters in support of the scheme.

Please note that objections received will be responded to when a final decision has been made by the Cabinet Member. The council is required to give weight to the nature and content of your representations. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.

A larger scale plan identifying the area affected by the proposal can be inspected at Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey during the council’s working hours, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

The outcome of the consultation, along with officers’ recommendations will be reported to the Cabinet Member for a decision.

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Merton Civic Centre
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Telephone: 020 8545 3208
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