Lambeth Council is working with its partners Sustrans, on this consultation. We would like to know your views on the proposed changes to New Park Road to improve pedestrian safety and slow traffic outside Richard Atkins School on New Park Road, Brixton Hill.

What is DIY Schools?

DIY Schools is a Sustrans project that aims to tackle traffic and road safety concerns outside the school gates to create a safer, calmer, cleaner and greener streets that support people to walk and cycle. Sustrans were commissioned by Lambeth Council to look at providing a solution, working with the school and local community, to a number of problems on the road. The over-dominance by motorised traffic of the road and the street environment, due to people using the road as a cut through to avoid Brixton Hill and the South Circular, and the effect this has on pedestrians, was the starting point for the project. A comparison with Transport for London data shows that the collision rate is 40% greater on New Park Road between Brixton Hill and South Circular Road than on similar roads in Lambeth.

How does this affect me?

Lambeth is proposing changes to New Park Road, outside Richard Atkins school, please see the proposed changes and designs at the links below.

New Park Road

Traffic calming proposals on New Park Road propose to:

  • Install raised crossing points along ‘desire lines’ (where people cross) along New Park Road outside the school
  • Introduce road narrowing to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians
  • Extend footway at the junction of Lyham Road, New Park Road
  • Extend footway at the junction of Kingswood Road, New Park Road
  • Extend footway at the junction of Morrish Road, New Park Road
  • Apply coloured surfacing and road markings to help to change the street environment
  • Plant trees in the build outs to help traffic calming and improve sense of place
  • Install cycle parking on extended footways outside the school gate
  • Ban heavy goods vehicles from accessing New Park Road (except for access)


View the design featuring proposed changes to New Park Road (including visualisation).

When is the work likely to start?

Subject to a successful consultation, we plan to start construction during spring 2016. We will contact people affected closer to the time to let them know exact dates when work will be carried out.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Friday 11 March 2016 and is now closed for responses.