Suburban Kiss

Two of the four carriageways would become lanes for a high-speed tram system, linking to local transport hubs, while road verges and pavements would be transformed into multifunctional green infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists.

The green space would be managed using SuDS and would act as a biological corridor and a biodiversity reserve.

Distinctive parkland would be created from leftover spaces.

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Suburban Kiss

Breathing new life into Londonís suburbs by transforming arterial roads


London's historic arterial roads and Garden Suburbs (built between1919-39), spoiled by excessive traffic and parked cars, have become a blighted backdrop to many suburban lives. Suburban Kiss offers a vision to transform the city’s network of arterial routes and create places where people want to walk, cycle, hop on a tram, drive a car or just be.

In this example using a section of the A20, arterial ‘green fingers’ link the Green Belt to the city through suburban south-east London. Housing, which was originally planned on Garden City lines and fronts the road, is rescued and restored, with front garden ‘envelope’ schemes to include Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) paving and co-ordinated boundary treatments.




- Bexley
- Greenwich

Sidcup Road (A20)

Submitted by

Ireland Albrecht Landscape Architects

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