A consultation has been launched in a bid to encourage alternative forms of transport and improve traffic flow in a busy Worcester Park road.

Sutton Council’s Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee is set to consult residents and traders in Central Road over the next few weeks.

This is following concerns over the flow of traffic in the area, which is said to have been an ongoing problem for years.

The consultation, which opened on November 8, reads: “The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle, or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips.

“This year, there is funding available from Transport for London to introduce measures along the length of Central Road.

“We are also currently investigating the options available to improve the flow of traffic through the two traffic signalled junctions under the railway bridge, and this will be included in a future phase of improvements.”

The council says it’s consulting on the issue because several measures have been proposed and they are collecting people’s feedback.

The deadline for the consultation is set for Thursday, November 30, and there will be an event at the Royal British Legion, on the same road, on November 13.

That event, which will also have relevant council officers, will run from 5pm to 8pm.

To see the new consultation, click here.