MP Kate Hoey and a small group of residents are vigorously lobbying TfL bosses for a LIVE bus station in the square in the heart of Clapham Old Town. This scheme will involve up to six live bus stands with platforms, shelters, signage and commercial lighting, taking up the majority of the square and leaving the Old Town Square open to development as a transport hub.
The Clapham Regeneration Project (formerly Clapham Gateway Project) began with Venn St and was due to stretch down to the Old Town to include a landscaped public square and 4 ‘waiting only’ bus stands (parked up). It works logistically, aesthetically and is in tune with the community’s need for a smooth bus service. It’s TfL approved, funded and all ready to go.
The local community is unaware that this project is under threat.
We URGENTLY need you, the local community, our neighbours and local businesses to show support for the Clapham Regeneration Project. The plans implemented now will be in place for decades to come.
WE DISAGREE WITH THE PLANS FOR LIVE BUS STANDS AT CLAPHAM OLD TOWN AND WANT A SQUARE WHICH CREATES A COMMUNITY FOCAL POINT IN THE FORM OF A TOWN SQUARE, YET RETAINS THE SMOOTH RUNNING BUS SERVICE THAT IS VALUABLE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.
We, the undersigned:
- Support the Clapham Old Town Regeneration Scheme as configured jointly by Lambeth Council and Transport for London.
- Feel that it will greatly enhance Clapham's public space with wider pavements, better traffic flow, more accessible bus stops and more planting.
- Urge the Transport for London decision-makers not to be diverted by the recent lobbying for a bus station in the centre of Old Town, which would concentrate buses and would feature 'live' stands, platforms, shelters, signage and commercial lighting.
The SAY NO TO THE LIVE BUS STATION FOR THE CLAPHAM OLD TOWN SQUARE petition to Transport For London was written by Save Clapham Old Town and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.