The street improvement project in Clapham Junction town centre has seen pavements widened, roads resurfaced, a new diagonal pedestrian crossing installed and the introduction of light granite paving slabs, improved lighting and new street furniture.
Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning and transportation, Councillor Russell King said: “If we want our town centres to thrive then we have to keep investing in them – creating appealing shopping environments for residents, visitors and businesses alike.”
The final stages of the council’s street improvement project have recently seen improvements to St John’s Road. Previous work saw changes to the St John’s Hill/Lavender Hill junction.
This involved a complete redesign of the busy crossroads outside Clapham Junction Station, which has improved traffic flow, widened pavements, increased cycle safety and allowed pedestrians to cross in one go, without stopping on islands.
In addition, unnecessary guardrails and other ‘street clutter’ were removed from pavements to make life easier for people travelling through the town centre on foot.
The council’s street improvement scheme was backed by Transport for London and the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership. It was funded through a ring fenced transport grant.