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Stop Council plans to make Trinity Village a rat run!

09 October 2019

We've just heard that Southwark Council is planning to turn Trinity Village into a major rat run with "access to Harper Road from Borough High Street ... via Trinity Street".

See email we have received from Council officers:

"The Borough Road Healthy Streets consultation has just opened today and includes proposed design changes to improve bus journey times and reliability along Borough High Street and does indeed include a proposed banned left turn into Harper Road. This is to complement the bus lane and to reduce congestion in the junction.
The consultation is an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to let us know their views and to raise any concerns so that we can explore solutions going forwards. Details can be found at www.southwark.gov.uk/boroughroad. Most residents affected by the designs should receive a letter in the next couple of days. The online questionnaire closes 4 November 2019.
It should be noted that the low traffic neighbourhood measures as discussed at the focus group meeting would be complementary and prevent through traffic through the whole area. We aim to start consultation on this as soon as possible. The proposal is therefore to remove all through routes rather than create new ones.
The banned left turn and low traffic neighbourhood would mean that access to Harper Road from Borough High Street would be via Trinity Street.  This was not discussed at the recent focus group meeting so as to keep the topic on the low traffic neighbourhood aspect only. I will of course be open to discussing these proposed changes at the TNRA meeting Monday 21 October. I will provide some traffic data including origin destination survey to look at what the proposed changes would mean for local residents.
I would like to emphasise that the proposals are not set in stone and we are happy to explore alternative designs based on input and feedback from local residents and businesses. The consultation period is an opportunity to listen to the views and aspirations of the community.
I look forward to discussing further on Monday 21 October."

If you feel strongly about this, please object on the Council's website on the Borough Road consultation here and attend the public meeting on this at 6.30pm on 21 October in Henry Wood Hall.