Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

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Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby Community Editor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:37 pm

Residents living in in Magdalen Road, which links Earlsfield with Wandsworth Common, are being asked if they want to ban lorries driving past their front doors. 

People living there are being asked to take part in a consultation which could see Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) weighing more than 7.5 tonnes banned from travelling down their street.

The ban would apply 24 hours a day to all large lorries unless they had a legitimate reason to be there, such as making a genuine delivery to an address or a coach carrying pupils to and from one of the nearby schools.

Refuse lorries and other essential vehicles like fire engines would obviously be permitted.  

The proposed change has been drawn up in response to feedback from local people who were asked in the autumn for their views on banning HGVs from entering a swathe of quiet residential streets in an area of the borough known as the Magdalen Road estate. 

This ban, which is now proceeding, will prevent HGVs using streets bounded by Magdalen Road, Trinity Road, Burntwood Lane and Garratt Lane as a cut through.

In order to prevent residents in Magdalen Road suffering the effects of any displaced HGV traffic, the plan is to now extend the exclusion zone to include their street too.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “It’s important residents in Magdalen Road take part in this consultation and tell us what they think.

“Our view is that extending the wider area’s lorry ban to Magdalen Road makes sense, but we must first ask local people to have their say.”

To take part in the consultation, which closes on Sunday, 24 March, please visit https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wa ... nsult_view
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Re: Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby KatherineHepburn » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:28 pm

Ok, so I’m confused.
Why should the residents of Magdalene Road get to shove the heavy traffic onto Burntwood Lane and Earlsfield Road?
Surely we should all be sharing this?
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Re: Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby Denwand » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:55 am

It's an odd survey if you ask me.

Since Magdalen Road residents are just that - residents not HGV lorry operators it will be no surprise if they return a 99% recommendation for a ban.

Why not? 

They get a quieter road at no cost to them and no downside at all (you can still get an exemption if you need a heavy lorry to deliver building materials etc).

No doubt Wandsworth's next survey will be "Do you want free money delivered to your house daily - Yes/No?"
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Postby Denwand » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:39 pm

Well the council has just announced the results of the survey.

162 residents replied to the survey.

162 residents agreed with the lorry ban (Surprise!)

So the ban is going to be implemented in the next two months.
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Re: Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby KatherineHepburn » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:08 pm

Are you actually kidding me??? So where do the lorries now go? 
Burntwood Lane and Earlsfield Road. Shall we have a ban too and then they'll just have to fly over?
Or are there counsellors living on Magdalene Road who will happily see the rest of us take up the slack on the lorries on their behalf?
 
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Postby the parsley song » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:25 pm

This is ridiculous if true. Magdalen Road is a wide road that was designed to carry some heavy local traffic. If you don't like that, don't live on it. It's just going to push traffic onto the smaller Earlsfield roads until residents on those roads get their own ban and then those trucks won't be able to go down any road.

Then one of the residents on Magdalen will want to get building work done on their house and they'll complain that they aren't allowed to have a lorry deliver supplies.

Doesn't sound like anyone has thought this through.
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Re: Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby Star » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:21 am

I drive up and down that road a lot to get onto the north side of Trinity road which is very busy during rush hour. I can see the rationale behind banning lorries as it's so clogged up already with drivers trying to head north of the river from this area and heading that way is a short cut to avoid most of Trinity rd. I don't think it is as ill thought out of discriminatory as people make out. It will help clear traffic and help with the flow at the junction leading to Wandsworth and out onto Trinity Road.
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Re: Residents asked if they want lorries banned from Magdalen Road

Postby Denwand » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:38 pm

the parsley song wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:25 pm
This is ridiculous if true. Magdalen Road is a wide road that was designed to carry some heavy local traffic. If you don't like that, don't live on it. It's just going to push traffic onto the smaller Earlsfield roads until residents on those roads get their own ban and then those trucks won't be able to go down any road.

Then one of the residents on Magdalen will want to get building work done on their house and they'll complain that they aren't allowed to have a lorry deliver supplies.

Doesn't sound like anyone has thought this through.
I believe he rationale behind it is that Earlsfield Road and Burntwood Lane are already wide roads and bus routes - therefore speed bumps are either much smaller or non-existent (not that lorries worry about speed bumps - especially lorries with empty skips who seem to bang over them at full speed at 3 o'clock in the morning!) - so I suppose the ban is trying to "encourage" lorries to use these two cross-routes instead of Magdalen?

Magdalen Road is not a bus route and has many higher speed bumps at regular intervals.

The restriction would affect traffic that is trying to get between Trinity Road and Garratt Lane so there isn't really any small roads that a lorry could usefully use as a "rat run" as they have a choice of Swandon Road, East Hill, Earlsfield Road, Magdalen Road, Burntwood Lane or Upper Tooting Road - all wide roads. Of course lorries could turn right into Allfarthing Lane and wiggle down that way or right from Allfarthing Lane into St. Ann's Hill and then down Swaffield Road so it is possible.

With regards to access - there is an exemption clause to allow for local delivery only (though how they are going to police this I have no idea) so building materials etc can be delivered anywhere on the Magdalen estate - as well as the 32 ton artics that supply Sainsburys at the bottom of Magdalen.

Personally I think it's an unnecessary restriction - but we will see!

 
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