Transport for London are currently implementing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on the A21 by the Green Street Green roundabout, as confirmed in their email of 4 July. Full details about results from the original consultation and proposals can be found on the TfL website here.
9 March 2014
Spencer Harradine of Bromley Cyclists attended the Village Society committee meeting on 9 February and, since then, the space4cycling campaign has been gathering momentum ahead of local elections.
For Chelsfield & Pratts Bottom ward a Green Street GreenWay has been conceived to link neighbourhoods and amenities along the A223 Sevenoaks Road between Green Street Green and Orpington High Streets by developing safer segregated space for pedestrians and cyclists alongside the increasingly busy road to encourage mode shift for journeys to local shops, schools, churches, doctors, dentists, stations, etc.
With the imminent 50% expansion in parking at Orpington Station, and A21 Farnborough Way improvement works due for completion by June, the Green Street GreenWay is a timely proposal.
At the Green Street Green Village Society Committee meeting on 10 March, the proposal will be discussed.
The initial infographic is the diagram for the Green Street Greenway proposal to the left - click on it to enlarge) and below are links to further information:
a) Area map
b) Video of bicycle journey from Bromley Museum at The Priory to A21 Farnborough Way/Green Street Green roundabout:
c) Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more
d) In Portland Every Day is Walk & Bike to School Day!
e) Cargo bikes in Copenhagen
f) Cargo bikes in the US
Richard Gibbons, a member of Bromley Cyclists and also a Green Street Green resident, is a strong proponent of this proposal, acting as a 'ward champion'. As Janette Sadik-Khan said in her talk (see (c) above):
"… it's possible to change your streets quickly; it's not expensive; it can provide immediate benefits; it can be quite popular … you just need to re-imagine your streets; they're hidden in plain sight."
Spencer is now focusing on proposals for Orpington High Street.
Please post your comments about the concept below.
The Greenwood Centre is currently being refurbished. The outside has been painted. The colour was intended to be a pastel/light greeny-yellow but the outcome appears rather brighter! Does it glow at night?
The heating system has been replaced with a gas fan heater which is wall mounted, providing extra space at the back of the hall, from where the old radiators have been removed. Work is continuing... See photos below (click on images to enlarge):
Posts are made by members of the Society to stimulate interest and raise local concerns
See Orpington Community for discussion of issues across a wider area
Click on map to see the Green Street Green area: