TfL has awarded £81,400 to London’s Bankside area to create a ‘boardwalk’ as an experimental traffic-calming measure.
The Bankside Boardwalk, proposed by local business improvement district Better Bankside, will extend the pavements on Lavington Street, a popular rat run to Southwark Street, restricting through traffic to create a safer, greener and more welcoming space. It will be in place for three months and, if it proves successful, could be adopted in other urban areas and rural market towns.
The grant comes from the Mayor of London’s Future Streets Incubator Fund, an independent body engaged with formulating a long-term strategy for London’s roads and street design.
Other small-scale schemes to receive funding include a showcase of energy-generating technologies just off Oxford Street, and a noise-absorbing barrier and green wall screening the A12 underpass in Poplar. Read more on TfL’s street calming measures.
The Bankside Boardwalk will be commissioned through an invited design-and-build competition, details of which will be released soon. Find out more about Bankside.