Coulgate Street will go one-way

Mike reports that Lewisham Council received an overwhelmingly positive response to its proposals to make part of Coulgate Street one-way and will proceed with the layout changes shortly. A letter from the Council says:

In view of the support given by local residents, the Council intends to go ahead with its proposals. When in place, the short section of Coulgate Street, between Foxberry Road and Brockley Road, will become one-way only (from Foxberry Road towards Brockley Road). Entry to Coulgate Street as its Toads Mouth Cafe end will be banned to all vehicles except pedal cycles. Pedal cycles will be accommodated on a contra-flow cycle lane.

We hope to be able to begin site works in early part of 2011.

26 comments:

Brockley Jon said...

Sounds good, but why a contra flow for cyclists? Is there any real need?

Anonymous said...

Yay! Brilliant. I see a lovely street-cafe culture developing...

Brockley Economist said...

Probably better to have a contraflow than have cyclists (inevitably) cycling the wrong way down the street to get to the station

Surely the cafe culture would better develop if we pedestrianised the area near the station and the barge? At some point I remember seeing some suggestions on here about that. Were those proposals by the council or just a blogger with some imagination?

Anonymous said...

Get it pedestrianised with access rights by car for local businesses such as speedicars. This is the model that other pedestrianised areas follow and it works fine elsewhere.

b. said...

Brockley Jon: I actually left turn off Brockley Road quite often, so glad to hear about the contra flow. Not 100% required but will mean I wont have to think too much, which I like.

Nylon said...

Does this mean pedestrianisation is completely off the cards at the moment?

Brockley Jon said...

@B, fair enough. Where do you go? Across the bridge? Just thinking in terms of ROI for the council, not trying to poo poo cycle lanes or anything - some of you will know I'm a cyclist anyway.

Happy but.. said...

Have a feeling that Coulgate Street is about to be blighted with lots of road markings, street signs and other corporate council street furniture. As this is part of the conservation area I hope that Broc Soc will keep an eye on the council plans aas closely as they do when schools need building

b. said...

Jon:
It's normally if I'm riding somewhere and then think "SHITE, I NEED BOOZE!" (which one often does on ones cycle) and so need to stop at the nice folks at Deguastation.

You'd be surprised how often that has happened. Or maybe not considering we've met.

Lewisham Council said...

Accepting tenders for twee "One-Way" signs

Anonymous said...

And twee "The Other Way" signs.

Anonymous said...

would be better if it was pedestrianised.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that there was an overwelming response to this.

Nick could you ask disclosure of results and how many people were consulted? I live near and never received a consultation letter.

Headhunter said...

It does seem to be a kind of halfway house to pedestrianisation. Lewisham BC unable to bear inconveniencing drivers, what with the BX upgrade and now this. Car is king it seems.

Andy Endwell said...

What consultation??? Who was consulted and on what basis?

I cant see this making a whit of difference apart from being confusing and silly. there is already a default one way system in operation as 90% of the traffic enters it from the Toads Mouth end which is logical, to turn it round the other way is daft.

Pedestrianise it!

Anonymous said...

no sign of consultation on the Council website:

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/TransportAndStreets/ConsultationPolicy/CurrentTransportConsultations2.htm

I think this is a farce.

Anonymous said...

Cann we hope in the CPZ implemented in the area around the station?

Today there were 5 huge vans in front of the station.

Anonymous said...

No sign of consultation on the website

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/TransportAndStreets/ConsultationPolicy/CurrentTransportConsultations.htm

Mistery consultation or farce?

Brockley Nick said...

Well we know there WAS a consultation, because the original article that this story links to is based on a consultation letter sent to one reader. Indeed, this article is based on a letter sent to another reader who responded to the consultation.

The letter from the Council says that letters were sent to 140 addresses, 29 responded, all but two in favour.

Rather than argue the toss regarding the consultation, what are the pros and cons of this scheme?

Foxberry Mike said...

This junction is second only to Brockley Cross as an accident black spot, so I can see the Council logic in reducing traffic movement options.

It is a pity they are not following a similar safety-driven agenda at the Cross itself, where they seem to be more interested in creating a nicer looking place to risk being run over.


it would be great to see Coulgate Street pedestrianised (with provision for the few premises requiring vehicle access) but I do not see that level of 'grand vision' emanating from Lewisham BC at present!

Anonymous said...

Where's Coulgate St?

Come on said...

I think we should argue the toss around the consultation. There must be greater efforts made by the council than sending 140 odd letters, getting about 25 back and saying 'ok let do it', the public obviously want it.

Anonymous said...

think it makes more sense for it to be one way entering at toads mouth.

I reckon more drivers enter at toads mouth and pop out onto brockley road at the end of coulgate then enter foxberry and pop out at toads mouth.

is it the proposed way around because the fatality happened when a vehicle entered at toads mouth?

Bemused said...

Resurrecting an old post but I'm bemused by the fact that they have just remade this section of coulgate street and put new road markings on but NOT made it one way. I have a feeling they were meant to but ballsed it up rather than just changing their mind. Since there's a meaningless NO ENTRY written on one half of the road, but on the side you wouldn't enter anyway. Anybody know what's going on here? Not got a pic I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

No answer but it's been confusing me too. Anyone?

Thaboz said...

"We hope to be able to begin site works in early part of 2011." Well I guess they missed their deadline already ^_^

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