Covid-19: Make safe space to socially distance on Wandsworth streets

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We call on Wandsworth Council and Transport for London to take action to ensure that residents can walk and cycle safely during the Covid-19 crisis, by:

  • Widening space for pedestrians at pinch points such as shopping streets
  • Using temporary barriers and bollards to protect people cycling to work, high streets, schools and hospitals
  • Reducing traffic on residential streets so that people can walk in the road if they need to

People cannot keep 2m apart on narrow pavements. More people are walking and cycling for essential trips and daily exercise. Traffic levels are much reduced - freeing up road space - but the Metropolitan Police is fighting increases in extreme speeding.

We need to reallocate some road space to protect people walking and cycling and make safe space to socially distance.

Wandsworth should join other London boroughs, including neighbouring Lambeth and Richmond, in taking action immediately and in the longer term to protect public health.

This petition is prepared by Wandsworth Cycling Campaign, Wandsworth Living Streets and Tooting Healthy Streets.

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