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Fiveways transformation consultation gets underway

Transport for London (TfL) and Croydon Council have published proposals to make Fiveways in Waddon simpler and safer.

It is envisaged the proposed major changes would result in a safer and more direct route for road users through the area while helping to reduce delays and congestion.

The area would be made more welcoming with easier and safer pedestrian access across the A23 Purley Way and more than 300m of new segregated cycle track.

The changes would also improve bus journey times – delivering a better service on routes moving more than 9,000 passengers a day.

TfL initially held a public consultation on two proposals addressing congestion and improving the area for residents, pedestrians and cyclists back in 2015.

The response to these indicated strong local backing to change how the road operates – with 81% of respondents supporting or partially supporting the principle of a road improvement scheme at Fiveways.

Nigel Hardy, TfL’s Head of Sponsorship, Road Space Management, said: “We want to transform Fiveways to make it safer, more efficient and improve the look and feel of the area. This will all help to support growth in the area and its local economy.

“Our proposals would improve pedestrian, cycle safety and accessibility while reducing congestion. We’ve listened to the feedback from our initial consultation to help ensure we are balancing the needs of everyone and are now seeking views on these more detailed plans.”

TfL and Croydon Council are holding five public exhibitions at Waddon Leisure Centre and one at St George’s Church Centre to better inform the public of the plans.

The consultation runs until Monday 18 September 2017.

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