"From July 2013 with the opening of the new northern entrance to East Croydon Station, Lansdowne Road will be the vital pedestrian and cycle connection between East Croydon Station, the major south London public transport Interchange and Croydon's retail core (the Whitgift Centre, North End and Centrale). The proposed improvement works will provide a safer more attractive route to handle the predicted 30% of the people who currently use East Croydon Station to access these parts of the town.
These works are part of the wider Connected Croydon programme of public realm enhancements. The project will deliver a lasting legacy for Croydon Metropolitan Centre over the next three years.
The works will also connect to a proposed new surface level pedestrian crossing on Wellesley Road that will connect Lansdowne Road and the main eastern entrance of the Whitgift Centre by 2014. This will further strengthen the role of Lansdowne Road as a direct pedestrian link between the new East Croydon footbridge and Croydon’s major commercial and retail core.
The main objectives of these works are as follows:
To transform Lansdowne Road between Wellesley Road and Dingwall Road (including Dingwall Road roundabout) into a pedestrian friendly space that still accommodates vehicles
To strengthen the sense of arrival to an important London destination by creating an inviting public space
To set a high quality benchmark for public realm improvements in Croydon Metropolitan Centre
To improve connectivity and increase capacity for pedestrians and cyclists between Lansdowne Road and the new East Croydon footbridge via Lansdowne Walk whilst maintaining its role as a vehicular route
To preserve existing bus movement and timing, and allow for future increase in capacity
Improve public transport interchange in the vicinity of the western entrance to the new East Croydon Footbridge including a new taxi rank."
The consultation runs until 30 November, and details can be downloaded via this link Lansdowne Road & Dingwall Road Roundabout Improvements.
Comments should be submitted by email to email@example.com or by post to the address below by the 30 November 2012.
Contact DetailsGuy Protheroe
|Telephone||020 8726 6000 ext: 62105|
|Address||Capital Delivery Hub, |
Croydon CR9 1JT