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New clean air trial goes live in South Fulham

  • All H&F residents can still drive freely everywhere
  • Visitors can reach every street without going through a camera
  • Warning period for out-of-borough motorists who cut through

A pioneering Clean Air Neighbourhood project to improve air quality and local people’s health was extended to all of South Fulham on 1 December.

It follows the successful trial to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road which has seen 8,000 fewer cars emitting dangerous nitrogen oxide entering the area. Carbon dioxide emissions have reduced by one tonne a day.

The new trial to the west aims to discourage out-of-borough motorists from using residential streets as cut-throughs.

It uses smart technology cameras to reduce pollution and congestion in the streets to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road.

All residents of the borough with vehicles registered in Hammersmith & Fulham can go through the cameras without penalty.

Map of South Fulham trial

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Image caption: Image 2: Map of west South Fulham Clean Air Neighbourhood trial
  • Text description of the map showing how non-residents can enter streets in the Clean Air Neighbourhood trial to the west of Wandsworth Bridge Road without going through the cameras

    Non-H&F registered drivers can enter and leave the area either via New Kings Road or enter and leave via Wandsworth Bridge Road.

    Five cameras have been installed to discourage out-of-borough motorists from using our streets as cut-throughs. They are at:

    • Broomhouse Lane (200 yards north of Daisy Lane)
    • Hurlingham Road (at the junction with Edenhurst Avenue)
    • Peterborough Road (on the side of 90 Clancarty Road)
    • Ryecroft Street/Stokenchurch Street (at the junction with Perrymead Street)
    • Studdridge Street (between Perrymead Street and Bowerdean Street).


    Via New Kings Road, non-residents can drive on the following streets: Perrymead Street, Chipstead Street, Quarrendon Street, Chiddingstone Street, Bradbourne Street, Coniger Road, Peterborough Road (south as far as Sulivan Court), Broomhouse Road, Broomhouse Lane (until 200 yards north of Daisy Lane), Studdridge Street (east as far as Perrymead Street), Linver Road, Alderville Road, Cortayne Road, Ashington Road, Cristowe Road, Bettridge Road, Foskett Road, Ewald Road, Dolby Road, Grimston Road, Napier Avenue, Hurlingham Gardens, Ranelagh Avenue. Hurlingham Road is accessible via Grimston Road, Foskett Road or Ewald Road. Edenhurst Avenue is accessible via Ranelagh Avenue, Ranelagh Gardens is accessible via Napier Avenue.

    From Wandsworth Bridge Road, non-residents can drive on the following streets: Carnwath Road and Broomhouse Lane (until 200 yards north of Daisy Lane), Breer Street, Dymock Street, Hugon Road, Woolneigh Street, Friston Street, Narborough Street, Ashcombe Street, Beltran Road, Settrington Road, Clancarty Road, Daisy Lane, Sulivan Road, Peterborough Road (until just north of South Park), Studdridge Street (west as far as Bowerdean Street ), Bowerdean Street, Ryecroft Street (west until just before junction with Perrymead Street), and Stokenchurch Street (west until just before junction with Perrymead Street).

    Monitoring sensors have been installed in the local area to capture traffic and pollution data. This provides further analysis of how the Clean Air Neighbourhood trial is impacting the local area. Examples of such sensors are loops in the road, smart cameras which count vehicle and pedestrian movements at junctions, ANPR and pollution sensors.

Visitors can drive to every street in the area and avoid the cameras by entering and leaving via New Kings Road or entering and leaving via Wandsworth Bridge Road. Residents can also give their visitors free access through RingGo or a hotline (see below).

Out-of-borough motorists who go through the cameras will get warning letters for the first few weeks. After then, non-H&F drivers seeking to cut through between Wandsworth Bridge Road and New Kings Road, creating pollution and congestion, will face fines.

Improvements to Wandsworth Bridge Road will also make the air cleaner and the road safer, with safer cycleways, improved crossing and junctions and illuminated 20mph signs.

The trial will last between six and 18 months and residents will be fully consulted as it proceeds. Poor UK air quality causes up to 36,000 deaths a year, equating to 87 deaths in H&F. We aim to clean our air and save lives.

Find out about the Clean Air Neighbourhood to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road.

RingGo or hotline to book in visitors

Clean air neighbourhoods fridge magnet - book in your visitors via RingGo or call our hotline 020 8753 3849. For all other enquiries please call 020 7371 5678

Visitors can drive to any street and avoid the cameras. If for some reason your visitor still needs to pass a camera or does so by accident, the simplest and fastest way to book them in is through RingGo.

As we appreciate some residents don’t use apps or the internet, we have set up a dedicated seven-day hotline on 020 8753 3849 to give your visitors free access. You can also arrange to have a family member, carer or friend to call on your behalf.

We’re giving away eco-friendly, bamboo fridge magnets with the hotline number. To get yours, please call the hotline or email cleansouthfulham@lbhf.gov.uk, writing “fridge magnet” in the subject and giving your name and address.

Full and proper consultation

The Clean Air Neighbourhood trial has been designed following extensive engagement over the last two years with residents. The trial will last for between six and 18 months and residents will be fully consulted during that period.

Once the scheme has bedded in, we will write again to every household detailing how you can take part in an extensive survey on the clean air trial. We will also conduct opinion polling and continue our ongoing engagement with residents’ groups, businesses and individuals.

We want as many residents as possible to take part and help shape the project. In the meantime if you want to send comments and any suggestions for improvements, please email cleansouthfulham@lbhf.gov.uk.

All your views will be taken into account before a decision is made on whether to amend, abandon or make the trial permanent.

Further information

South Fulham Clean Air Neighbourhood project

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