Mayor of Lewisham set to announce changes to Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood
The Mayor of Lewisham has announced that there will be some changes to Lewisham & Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN).
In his statement, published on Friday, he explained that the Council wanted to encourage as many people as possible to walk and cycle, create roads that were pleasant and safe for people to do so, reduce the use of cars overall and improve the air quality for everyone.
However, he acknowledged that current measures were not working as expected, and said some changes would be shared later this week.
Parklet creates a new community space for Staplehurst Road residents
Work has begun on installing the borough’s first ‘parklet’. The temporary fixture is located outside 9 – 15 Staplehurst Road, in front of a row of shops, including a fish and chip shop, coffee shop and flower shop. It will offer seating and a canopy for pedestrians to use in all weather conditions.
Located in a suspended parking bay, the parklet will help local businesses to continue to operate in a COVID-19 secure way and, where relevant, enable businesses to offer outdoor dining to customers without reducing pavement space.
It was made possible through the temporary part-road closure of Staplehurst Road, and is part of an initial pilot that was jointly funded by the supplier, ‘Yes Make’, and a Cities and Communities grant.
Residents and businesses will get to enjoy the extra community space offered and we will be monitoring its success over the next 12 months.