Why make any changes?
The streets of Brixton add to the character of the town centre; they are home to its markets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The design of a street affects people – whether visitors want to explore its shops and attractions, or whether cyclists and pedestrians use it; many of the streets in Brixton town centre do not encourage these things.
Which streets are we looking at?
- Atlantic Road
- Pope’s Road/Brixton Station Road
- Coldharbour Lane
- Electric Avenue
- Area in front of Brixton Police Station
- St Matthew’s Peace Gardens
- Acre Lane east
- Brighton Terrace
- Somerleyton Passage/Somerleyton Road
What stage are we at?
We kick started the project Autumn 2013 by appointing a team of landscape architects and transport engineers.They held two public workshops to ask locals to think about the following questions.
Can Brixton’s streets and public places be more attractive? More sociable? Better for children, walking or cycling? Good for business? Whilst maintaining Brixton’s unique character?
You can read a summary of what was discussed here. We used the feedback from the workshops to put together the Brixton Public Realm Report and during June and July 2014 we asked for comments on these proposals..
It’s still early days as we have not yet secured any funding but we think it’s important that everyone has the chance to play a role in the project from start to finish.
Once we have analysed the feedback we plan to select one or two projects to take forward to the next stage.