Transport for London – Roadworks on Wickham Road (A232) by Langland Gardens from 18 April to 29 April

Transport for London will shortly be carrying out work to modernise the traffic signals on Wickham Road (A232), by Langland Gardens.

This work is planned to take place from Monday 18 April to Friday 29 April. The works will be taking place each day from Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 15:00.

Transport for London will be replacing the signals with the latest extra low voltage and low carbon technology to ensure they are operating as efficiently as possible.  They will also be updating the signal timings to ensure the junction is working as well as possible and reviewing the layout of the signals.

There will be a need for some single lane closures during the works.

While Transport for London intend to complete the work on time, poor weather conditions can occasionally lead to delays.

This work forms part of Transport for London’s programme to build a safer, more reliable road and cycle network across London. Visit for more information.

Transport for London apologise in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while they complete these improvements.


Highway Code Changes 2022 – Are you aware of the new rules?

The Department of Transport has issued changes to The Highway Code. These changes are due to come into force on 29 January 2022.

At a glance: How has The Highway Code changed?

  • Drivers of large passenger vehicles and HGVs now have ‘the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger posed to other road users’
  • Drivers at a junction should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road that they’re turning into
  • Drivers should give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a zebra crossing, and pedestrians and cyclists waiting to cross a parallel crossing
  • Cyclists should give way to pedestrians that are using shared-use cycle tracks
  • Drivers should not cut across cyclists going ahead when turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane
  • New ‘Dutch Reach’ technique tells road users how to open the door of their vehicle while looking over their shoulder

Three new rules have been added to The Highway Code.

Rule H1: hierarchy of road users

Road users who can do the greatest harm (those driving large vehicles) have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they pose to other road users.

Here’s a look at what the hierarchy of road users looks like:

  1. Pedestrians
  2. Cyclists
  3. Horse riders
  4. Motorcyclists
  5. Cars/taxis
  6. Vans/minibuses
  7. Large passenger vehicles/heavy goods vehicles

Rule H2: clearer and stronger priorities for pedestrians

This rule is aimed at drivers, motorists, horse riders and cyclists. The Highway Code now states clearly that, at a junction, you should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road that you’re turning into. Previously, vehicles had priority at a junction.

Drivers should also give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a zebra crossing, and pedestrians and cyclists waiting to cross a parallel crossing (a combined pedestrian and cycle crossing).

Meanwhile, cyclists should give way to pedestrians on shared-use cycle tracks, and are reminded that only pedestrians (including those using wheelchairs and mobility scooters) can use the pavement.

Pedestrians are allowed to use cycle tracks unless there’s a road sign nearby that says doing so is prohibited.

Rule H3: drivers to give priority to cyclists in certain situations

The updated The Highway Code urges drivers and motorcyclists not to cut across cyclists when turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane. This rule applies whether the cyclist ahead is using a cycle lane, a cycle track or simply riding on the road ahead.

Drivers are meant to stop and wait for a safe gap when cyclists are:

  • Approaching, passing or moving away from a junction
  • Moving past or waiting alongside still or slow-moving traffic
  • Travelling on a roundabout

What else is changing?

The ‘Waiting and parking’ chapter of The Highway Code has been updated to describe the ‘Dutch Reach’. This suggests you should open your door using your hand on the opposite side to the door you’re opening. So, you would use your left hand to open a door on your right side – this naturally makes you turn your head to look over your shoulder.

Meanwhile, electric vehicle (EV) owners are being reminded that the charging cables for their cars can present a trip hazard for pedestrians.

Carriageway Resurfacing on The Glade 12 & 13 August

FMCONWAY, on behalf of Croydon Council, will be commencing resurfacing works on:

The Glade from 12th to 13th August between the hours of 20:00-05:00.

The resurfacing works will take place between Starling Close and Property No: 13.

To enable the Contractor to undertake the works, on-street parking will be suspended during works hours (19.00 – 05.00). Please note these suspensions will stay in place until gully cleansing is completed. No parking for residents on the highway in the areas covered by the enforcement signs.

Please note that penalty charge notices (PCN’s) will be applied to vehicles parked within the suspended areas during the works hours and/or vehicles relocated. Due to the above we would urge all residents to ensure that their vehicles are moved from the suspended areas in order to avoid any delays to the works as well as incurring any charges.

Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Information boards will be in place before the works commence, advising of the precise dates and times of the road closure.

Please however note that unforeseen circumstances (e.g. inclement weather conditions) may necessitate a change to the scheduled dates and information on road signs will be changed accordingly. Please check the road signs regularly for any updates.

Due to the nature of these works it is inevitable that some disruption will occur. For this reason it is recommended that where possible you use alternative routes, or allow extra time to complete your journey.

Emergency Road Closure – Spring Lane until 10th June 2021

To facilitate an emergency repair on a gas leak SGN have closed Spring Lane at its junctions with Long Lane and Lower Addiscombe Road.

The signed diversion for displaced traffic is via Lower Addiscombe Road/Morland Road/ Woodside Green or Long lane/ Croydon Road/Elmers End Road/Croydon Road A213 /Penge Road/High Street South Norwood/Portland Road.

The road is expected to be reopened by 10th June.

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