Creekside improvement in Deptford: Pedestrians and cyclists to benefit

Creekside streetscape improvements. Pic: Lewisham Council

Pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from a project to improve streetscape in Deptford.

Wider pavements, dedicated cycle lanes, and safer crossing points for both pedestrians and cyclists are part of the plan to improve Creekside between Copperas Street and Deptford Church Street, according to Lewisham Council.

The Council also said the project would improve road safety and reduce speeding by narrowing the road and installing speed tables which were the raised sections of the road.

Other improvements include designated parking bays, disabled parking bays and electric vehicle charging bays.

‘Works to begin imminently’

Teams are on-site setting up for construction this week, with works due to begin imminently.

Residents were consulted on plans for this scheme prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the scheme to be delayed, but it is now progressing as planned, taking into account feedback received during the consultation.

The feedback received from residents about the proposed improvements during the original consultation period was largely positive, with some specific comments around changes to parking.

The scheme is funded using contributions secured as part of planning permission for new developments in the area, helping ensure local residents benefit from development in the borough. 

The improvements will ensure a consistent streetscape design along the street, with the materials used reflecting the industrial heritage of the area. 

The scheme came into place after the council asked residents and businesses in Deptford to share their views and ideas about proposals for their street, through a consultation survey and interactive maps.  

The council released the finished improvement plans as well as the detailed design for the scheme in December last year. 

The construction works will be carried out by FM Conway. More information about the timeline will be published in due course and local residents will receive information via post.  

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