Plans to make the busy junction by Tooting Broadway safer are being considered by Transport for London.

Wandsworth Council has worked with TfL to draw up the proposals, which include a 20mph speed limit and better paths and crossings for pedestrians.

Now they are asking for the public’s input on their suggestions.

The council’s transport spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: “We have been exploring ways to make Tooting safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users for some time now, and we’re delighted that TfL has come on board and worked with us to draw up these proposals.”

One planned change is to introduce “continuous footways” which are commonly used in northern Europe.

They are proposed for many of the side roads near the main junction, and will make it look like the footpath is on top of the road – with the aim of encouraging drivers to give priority to pedestrians.

Existing pedestrian crossings would be made wider and higher, with the crossings on the junction outside the tube station to be reconfigured.

Local resident Amar Mehta, who has lived in Tooting for his whole life, said: "These proposed changes, if done properly it will be great for the Tooting community. Driving through Tooting High Street is almost impossible with the traffic, but there are dangers of walking at night with cars speeding past.

"This area is becoming increasingly popular with Londoners and tourists alike and the junction is at the heart of the community. Changes need to reflect this increased popularity, it will be important that these changes are done properly and effectively, taking the communities views into account."

The plans have been drawn up by TfL working with the council’s highways engineers, and they form part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s efforts to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on the city’s roads by 2041.

Cllr Cook said: “It is important that everyone who lives, works, shops or travels in Tooting takes part in the consultation so that the changes reflect what people want.

“We’re pleased that a cleaner, safer Tooting is on the way and we would urge all local people to have their say.”

TfL will also be holding three drop-in sessions on November 12, 14 and 17. The first drop-in session will be held at Tooting Market between 6:00pm-8:30pm, the second at United Reform Church between 9:00am-7:00pm and Tooting Library between 10:00pm-6:00pm.

The consultation can be found at and is open until December 10.