A23 Streatham High Road junction with Gracefield Gardens - pedestrian safety improvements

Consultation has concluded

Between 16 December 2021 and 27 January 2022 we held a public consultation on proposals aimed at improving road safety on the A23 Streatham High Road at its junction with Gracefield Gardens. The proposals involved relocating the existing pedestrian crossing from Woodbourne Avenue to Gracefield Gardens, closing Gracefield Gardens to motor vehicles at its junction with the High Road and making changes and additions to the street trees and planting.  The proposals were intended to address high numbers of pedestrians crossing informally at the location, which has resulted in a high number of collisions.  

We received 375 responses to the

Between 16 December 2021 and 27 January 2022 we held a public consultation on proposals aimed at improving road safety on the A23 Streatham High Road at its junction with Gracefield Gardens. The proposals involved relocating the existing pedestrian crossing from Woodbourne Avenue to Gracefield Gardens, closing Gracefield Gardens to motor vehicles at its junction with the High Road and making changes and additions to the street trees and planting.  The proposals were intended to address high numbers of pedestrians crossing informally at the location, which has resulted in a high number of collisions.  

We received 375 responses to the consultation. Thank you to those who took part. We are now considering the feedback we received and aim to publish our consultation report and next steps later in the spring of 2022.

Purpose of the scheme

We are consulting on proposals to relocate a signalised pedestrian crossing on the A23 Streatham High Road (part of the Transport for London Road Network), from just south of the junction with Woodbourne Avenue to the junction of the A23 and Gracefield Gardens. We are proposing this as our observations have found that many pedestrians wish to cross the road at this point and have been doing so informally, which has led to a high number of accidents that we want to address. We believe the reason that so many people want to cross the High Road at this point is that they wish to get to and from the nearby bus stops, the local shops and also the large health centre in Gracefield Gardens.

In terms of collisions, in the 36 months to the end of February 2020, there were 14 collisions resulting in personal injury at or close to the junction of Gracefield Gardens and Streatham High Road. Of these 14 collisions, nine (64%) involved a pedestrian and two of these were serious.

This is a relatively high number of accidents and we need to take steps to reduce risks at this location.

Our proposals

In order to relocate the pedestrian crossing safely we would need to:

  • Close Gracefield Gardens to motor traffic at its junction with the High Road, while allowing access for cyclists
  • Remove the loading/disabled bay on the red route section of Gracefield Gardens close to the junction in order to allow smaller vehicles to turn around
  • Remove some trees from the central reservation on Streatham High Road - these would be replaced with additional tree planting nearby and improvements to the urban realm at the junction of Gracefield Gardens and the A23
  • Adjust the location of bus stop OA on Streatham High Road, moving it five metres to the south

A map of these proposals is provided in the ‘Documents’ section of this website, along with the Equality Impact Assessment for the scheme. We have also included some Frequently Asked Questions.

Have your say

We would like to hear your views before we further develop this scheme. Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. You will need to register with your email address in order to complete the survey; your data will be kept securely and only used, with your permission, to send you updates on the proposals.

If you would prefer not to complete the survey, you can send your views by email to haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or by letter to ‘FREEPOST TfL Have Your Say’ (no stamp required).

The consultation will be open for six weeks - please send us your views by 27 January 2022.

If you have any questions, would like a printed copy of the consultation material, or for the information to be provided in an alternative format such as large print or a different language please email haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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