Things tagged 'southwark'

33 issues found for 'southwark':

  • Our Healthy Walworth

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Our Healthy WalworthLow Emission Neighbourhood

    How can we make the Walworth area healthier and more pleasant for local people?

    Less pollution, places you can enjoy, less through traffic, better bus journeys, safer walking and cycling, more attractive shopping and leisure: these could be some of the benefits of the Low Emission Neighbourhood.

    Phase 1: 7 October to 7 December 2019

    We’re asking you what the local issues are and what improvements you would like to see on your local streets. Click on the online map, answer a few short questions and tell us about traffic and other problems down your street.

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  • Denmark Hill Bus Lane Improvements

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We would like your views and ideas on proposals to improve bus journey times along Denmark Hill.

    The bus lanes are on a hill in this section and it has been observed that cyclists can hold up buses, as the lane is currently too narrow for buses to safely overtake cyclists travelling up the hill.

    In order to improve this, we are proposing to widen some sections of the bus lane between Champion Hill and Sunray Avenue, with priority given to the uphill sections. These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the 42, 68 and 468 bus routes. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.

    To widen the bus lane and still maintain the carriageway width for other vehicles, we plan to

    • remove the central reservation by Ruskin Park
    • remove the traffic island by Blanchedowne
    • remove the central hatching road markings

    To improve conditions for pedestrians, we plan to

    • Replace the staggered crossing by Champion Hill with a straight crossing on a raised table
    • Improve footway surface around new raised crossing by Champion Hill/ Ruskin Park
    • Provide drop kerb and tactile paving at the informal crossing by Deepdene Road

    We will also be extending the low level planting by Ruskin Park.

    Please see the plans of these proposals below.

    We would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any issues that we should take note of.

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  • Croxted Road Bus Lane

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    Give us your views on proposals to introduce a new section of bus lane on Croxted Road.

    We want to improve bus journey times along Croxted Road, as it has been identified that buses experience delays along this section, in particular just south of the junction with the A205 South Circular Road - northbound buses are sometimes unable to access the bus stop due to a combination of queuing traffic and parked vehicles upstream of the bus.

    In order to support this, we are proposing to introduce a short length of northbound peak only bus lane installed between the junction of Ling’s Coppice and the bus stop south of the A205 South Circular Road (Stop WS). The bus lane will operate from 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday and would require introduction of new kerbside restrictions of no waiting and no loading to match the operational hours of the bus lane i.e 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.  To support these changes on the western kerbline, it is also proposed to introduce no waiting/no loading restrictions on the eastern kerbline during bus lane hours.

    These proposals should improve journey times for passengers using the route 3, which is a high frequency service between Crystal Palace and Trafalgar Square. By making bus travel more reliable, this supports Transport for London's Healthy Streets indicator: 'People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport'.

    We would appreciate your views on these plans, and whether there are any issues that we should take note of.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire.

    Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.

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  • SE Bermondsey parking study

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We are conducting a parking study in the South East (SE) Bermondsey area, shown outlined in blue below, with a view to introducing a parking zone.

    We have received numerous requests from residents and businesses, including a petition, requesting parking controls from a number of streets within the area shown below.

    A parking study is an opportunity for the council to assess the parking issues in a certain area by asking the local residents and businesses how they view parking on their street and whether they would like a parking zone to be introduced.

    A parking zone is a network of streets covered by parking controls. Each street is marked out with either parking bays or double yellow lines.

    The council will analyse responses on a road by road basis and make recommendations to the decision maker on zone boundary and operation days and times based on the street by street analysis.

    Any parking controls that we introduce will take into account the results of the consultation as well as existing highway safety issues in the proposed zone, feedback from emergency services, and our wider transport policies reflecting our responsibilities to air quality and active travel.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposal.

    Please read the consultation booklet and consider the proposed layout design, both attached below, before completing the questionnaire online or by post via the freepost address, by Sunday 22 September 2019.

    For more general information about parking in Southwark visit www.southwark.gov.uk/parking

    Why We Are Consulting

    Since the neighbouring Thorburn Square parking zone was implemented in October 2018 (results of which are summarised here), we have received numerous requests from residents, including a petition, requesting parking controls to be extended into the area to the east of St James Road to address the issue of increased parking pressure.

    The study area includes a section of streets in the north of the study area surrounding the Blue where businesses have voiced concern about parking pressure from commuters.

    We have had discussions with residents, and met with businesses before launching this consultation to discuss parking issues so that our consulation and design best fits the needs of both residents and local businesses and which complements the Good Growth Fund project at The Blue, currently underway.

    Free parking for traders and customers is currently offered at the The Blue car park and improvements to these parking arrangements are being managed separately by the housing parking team alongside the Good Growth Fund project.

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  • Parking Control Measures for carparks in parks

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Parking Control Measures for carparks in parks

    The council is proposing to introduce and amend existing parking control measures in the six Southwark parks that have off-street carparks. Ongoing budget pressures mean that it has become necessary to find new ways of covering costs and maintaining the high standards in our parks.

    We aim to prioritise park users over commuters and improve road safety and access to the parks, in particular for vulnerable road users - Blue Badge holders will still have free and unlimited access. We also hope that other park users will adopt more sustainable modes of transport, and that this will help to improve air quality for everyone in Southwark.

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  • Walworth Place

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Residents and traders have told us that there are issues with fly tipping and market access on Walworth Place, near the junction with East Street.

    Following the award of funding by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council in 2018, we are proposing to carry out some highway improvements on the northern section of Walworth Place. Along with the relocation of the existing waste compactor to a nearby alterative location, the proposed changes will  improve the area by preventing fly tipping from taking place, as well as providing extra space for additional market stalls.

    The plan below presents the proposed interventions to be introduced at Walworth Place, which will include:-

    1. The use of 6 lockable bollards that will prevent vehicles from parking or entering the Northern Section of Walworth Place during market hours, which will provide a safe area for market traders and pedestrians.
    2. Removal of existing permit holder only bays which will be replaced with one time restricted loading only bay.
    3. Footway refurbishment between East Street and Bronti Close.

    We would appreciate your views on these proposals, and whether there are any additional approaches we could take.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire by 15 April.

    Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.

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  • Balfour Street Raised Junction Survey

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Why We Are Consulting

    Programming for forthcoming works have identified there will likely be significant disruptions to residents during works to improve the junctions on Balfour Street with John Maurice Close, Henshaw Street and Chatham Street.

    The works are now entering the most challenging phases of the project that are likely to cause the most amount of disruption.  These next phases of work involve implementing the junction improvements to Orb St, Stead St, Wadding St, Balfour St/Rodney Road, Chatham St, Henshaw St and John Maurice Close/Victory Place. 

    These works are likely to cause significant disruption to residents, therefore we are proposing an alternative option that will maintain vehicle access into John Maurice Close/Victory Place and Henshaw Street, but will significantly alter the aesthetic of the scheme and reduce the effectiveness in creating a more pedestrian friendly street character.

    We are asking residents to share their thoughts with us on the two options, to help us better understand the impact these works will have.

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  • 19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

    Created by John H Wood // 1 thread

    Plans have been revealed for a 19-storey tower on the corner of Rockingham Street and Tiverton Street.

    Although Waterloo-based developer Joseph Homes specialises in residential schemes, it is not proposing to build flats here.

    Instead, a range of options including offices, a hotel and student accommodation is being considered.

    Proposals for a 19-storey building – with up to 6,000 sq ft of office space – designed by ColladoCollins architects were shown at a public exhibition last week.

    The tower would be roughly as tall as nearby Metro Central Heights.

    A planning application is due to be submitted to Southwark Council this month. If approved, construction of the tower could begin in January 2020.

    In 2014, permission was granted for a 13-storey tower on the same site, but that scheme has not been built.

    The site – currently vacant and boarded up – was formerly occupied by a Latin American restaurant.

    Joseph Homes has a website here: www.rockinghamstreet.co.uk

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  • Athenlay Road Traffic Calming

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We want to hear your views on alternative traffic calming proposals for Athenlay Road.

    Southwark became a 20mph borough in March 2015. However, we have identified a number of sites where speeds regularly exceed 20mph, sometimes by a significant amount. This can increase the risk of accidents, as well as the risk that, when accidents occur, injuries may be more serious or even fatal.

    We have conducted a detailed review of the sites where traffic most regularly exceeds the 20mph limit, and we have identified measures to encourage reduced vehicles speeds and keep them to the posted limit.

    Average speeds over 25mph have been observed on Athenlay Road. The road is often used as a route for through-traffic, so overall traffic volumes are high. We have a duty to make any adjustments necessary to ensure that the law is being upheld, and to look after our residents’ safety.

    The plans below present two alternative proposals for Athenlay Road:-

    1. The use of 8 sinusoidal speed humps - if placed close enough together, these encourage drivers to slow down and maintain a slower speed. This is our preferred option as we think it will be the most effective way of reducing speeds. However, some residents may be less keen on speed humps as they can cause some vibration and noise.
    2. The use of 2 sets of build-outs - by narrowing the road for short sections, these cause vehicles to slow down in order to pass safely. However, these do involve loss of parking spaces adjacent to the build-outs, and may be less effective than sinusoidal humps at reducing speeds at times when traffic is lighter.

    Athenlay Road does not meet the criteria for installing speed cameras - therefore these are the two types of intervention that are possible.

    Please complete the survey below and let us know your preference - as well as any other suggestions that you think might improve the safety and accessibility of Athenlay Road.

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  • Meymott St: continuing Quietway 7 Southwark/Lambeth border

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    The proposals include:

    • Permitting cyclists to travel from Hatfields to Blackfriars Road along the whole of Meymott Street including the section east of Colombo Street.
    • Widening of footways, including the removal of three parking spaces, to create a better environment for pedestrians.
    • Introduction of raised features on Colombo Street and Hatfields to further slow vehicular traffic and improve pedestrian accessibility.
    • Removal of redundant street clutter such as bollards and non-essential signage and the introduction of additional cycle stands.
    • The removal of the island at the junction of Meymott Street and Hatfields allowing us to build out the footway.
    • Reduction in the number of residents’ bays from six to four and increase in the number of Pay by Phone bays from three to five.

     

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  • Duke Hill St/Tooley St

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    Proposals include:

    Introducing a 20mph speed limit along entire length of Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street (between Borough High Street and Tower Bridge Road)
    Introducing a 2 metre wide mandatory cycle lane westbound, on Duke Street Hill/Tooley Street, running between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street junctions, separated from traffic with wands on the Duke Street Hill section
    Introducing a protected right turn ‘pocket’ for cyclists waiting to turn right into Bermondsey Street from Tooley Street
    Making Duke Street Hill no entry, apart from cyclists and buses, from the junction with A3 Borough High Street. This will mean that eastbound traffic along Duke Street Hill and Tooley Street as far as the junction with Bermondsey Street is restricted to buses and cycles only.
    Restricting access from side roads onto Tooley Street to westbound travel only. Any motorized vehicle turning onto Tooley Street from the following roads will not be able to turn onto and travel eastbound towards Bermondsey Street:
    Tooley Street onto Duke Hill Street
    Bridge Yard onto Tooley Street
    Cottons Lane onto Tooley Street
    Hay’s Lane onto Tooley Street
    Battlebridge Lane onto Tooley Street
    Westbound traffic will continue to be able to travel along this section of highway as it does at present (i.e. accessing via Bermondsey Street or from roads further east) which lead onto Tooley Street.

    This will be an interim scheme, reducing traffic in the short term. We are working on a more transformational scheme for Tooley Street, to extend the high-quality cycling provision proposed as part of Cycle Superhighway 4 towards London Bridge.

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  • Barry Road Road traffic calming & Southwark Spine route consultation

    Created by Luce // 1 thread

    Overview
    Southwark became a 20mph borough in 2015. However, a review of average speeds has shown that in some areas speeds are much higher than this. On Barry Road average speeds exceed 24mph, with many vehicles exceeding 30mph. Residents have told us that these speeds can make the road dangerous for pedestrians and other road users. We have a responsibility to take action to ensure that legal speed limits are observed and protect the welfare of all road users.

    Our review of Barry Road concluded that speeds remained below 24mph between Upland Road and Peckham Rye, therefore this scheme only looks to address high speeds between Goodrich Road and Upland Road.

    Following TfL's Healthy Street guidelines, we have proposed a series of changes to the road which we think will bring speeds down to a more acceptable level and make the street a safer and more accessible environment for all. We are conducting this consultation to find your views on the measures we are proposing and whether there are additional actions we could take.

    Additionally, it has been proposed to alter the route of the planned Southwark Spine cycle route. This is intended to create a safe route for cyclists of all abilities. The route will now run along Goodrich Road and down the southern section of Barry Road, linking with the cycle quietway from Peckham Rye to Wimbledon.

    We are at the early stage of planning this, and would like your views on how we can make this section safe and accessible for all road users.

    Why We Are Consulting
    Local people are the experts on their area. We want to know what you think about these proposals, whether there are things we haven't considered or opportunities to make the plans even better.

    The questionnaire below includes a 'healthy streets' section, where we ask for a snapshot of conditions on Barry Road right now. This will help us assess your priorities, and also whether the changes we make achieve meaningful improvements for local people.

    Other sections consider the South (where the Southwark Spine is proposed to run), Middle and North parts of the road, so you can offer detailed comments on the proposals that affect you, if you wish.

    Please review the plans below before responding, and take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

    Your data will be anonymised and only used by the Highways team for the purpose described above. However, there is an option to provide us with an email address if you would like feedback on the outcomes from this survey, and to receive information about other Highways surveys and consultations in your area.

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  • partial filter on Champion Hill to improve Q7

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    council says:
    traffic surveys show that most of the traffic on Champion Hill is through traffic, avoiding Grove Park, Champion Park and Denmark Hill, particularly north-bound in the morning peak. The trial is intended therefore to restrict the morning through traffic, travelling westwards/northwards through Champion Hill to Denmark Hill, so that the area is safer and more pleasant for walking and cycling creating Healthy Streets for everyone in Champion Hill. We believe this will also reduce traffic dominance on Grove Hill Road around Dog Kennel Hill school.

    From a cycling POV this will improve safety on Q7 in the evenings.
    Experimental traffic order 6-12mths

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  • ASLs at Dulwich Common/Lordship Lane junction, nowt else

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    This is a junction on the south circular by the (now closed) Harvester pub.

    Notoriously frightful it had no pedestrian crossings whatsoever -- just scurry across folks -- and naturally cyclists were expected to take their lumps.

    Proposal is to give pedestrians on two arms green man crossing and cyclists on all three arms ASLs. Nothing else.

    No re-configuration for cyclists, no advance release lights. For a mayor committed to clean air and active travel it is pathetic. Real un-reconstructed token-gesture TfL traffic engineering.

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  • Newington trial width restrictions

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    some of the roads in the Newington area have a higher than expected volume of lorries and other large vehicles using them as a cut-through from the major roads. This makes the local roads less safe and more unpleasant for residents and other road users.

    council is proposing to install trial width restrictions in the form of traffic islands that narrow the road to 198cm (6ft 6in) - to prevent large vehicles from using the route at several points in the area.

    no detailed drawings -- width restrictions on Harper Road had cycle bypasses -- important that these do too. Width restrictions on Harper Road repeatedly vandalised -- continual monitoring and replacement needs to be factored in.

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  • Canada Water Masterplan Planning Application

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The Masterplan site covers approximately 53 acres and the planning application consists of 81 separate documents. Given the size of the site and the nature of the development, the application is submitted in hybrid form whereby the first three buildings (Plots A1, A2 and K1) are submitted in detail (i.e. no matters reserved) and the remainder of the development is submitted in outline with all matters reserved for future determination through Reserved Matters applications. There will be further engagement on each Reserved Matters Application as it comes forward.

    The outline application does not approve all elements of the development but establishes the parameters within which future buildings can come forward, including the height, scale and quantum of uses being proposed. Full details for first three buildings are provided with detailed plans, sections and elevations, alongside Computer Generated Images of how the buildings will appear.

    The Three “Control Documents”
    For the outline application the Design and Access Statement describes what could come forward in the future although the precise nature and form of the buildings is not yet known. To ensure that future Reserved Matters applications are acceptable, three Control Documents will form part of any planning permission:

    Development Specification:
    The Development Specification sets out the maximum amount of floorspace (for each land use proposed) that can ultimately come forward on the site.

    Parameter Plans:
    The Parameter Plans are a series of drawings that establish rules for the development, controlling the layout and scale of future development zones. The Parameter Plans set minimum and maximum zone extents and maximum building heights. They should be read in conjunction with the Development Specification. The Parameter Plans also set out the vehicle and pedestrian access points; the location of key roads and the minimum extent of public realm.

    Design Guidelines:
    The Design Guidelines should be read alongside the Parameter Plans and Development Specification. The Design Guidelines establish binding standards for future buildings and public realm which will come forward as part of the Reserved Matters process.

    The potential form of the development based on all of the design principles and concepts that underpin the Development Specification, Parameter Plans and Design Guidelines are represented in the Illustrative Masterplan which is described in detail in the Masterplan Design and Access Statement.

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  • closing Mina Road access to Old Kent Road

    Created by SallyEva // 2 threads

    Mina Road would be no entry, apart from cyclists, from the junction with Ivy Church Lane. This will prevent northbound traffic entering from Mina Road onto B203 Dunton Road, to prevent stopping on the hatch markings at the junction with the A2 Old Kent Road. This movement can cause congestion and a road safety risk to all users.

    Motor vehicles would not be able to use Bagshot Street and Mina Road for access onto the A2 Old Kent Road. The scheme would improve conditions and safety for local residents and cyclists. The reduced amount of traffic will create a safer environment.

    Road users who normally would use Mina Road to access the A2 Old Kent Road would need to use Bagshot Street, Albany Road and Shorncliffe Road. The parking and loading bays on the northern side section of Mina Road would remain unchanged.

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  • southwark consultation: flood prevention with short cycle lane

    Created by SallyEva // 1 thread

    Southwark Council is consulting on the Lost Peck Flood Alleviation and Environmental Improvement Scheme. This project seeks to revitalise the area surrounding the historical River Peck. The works will be delivered within Peckham Rye Park and Common and will include elements of environmental improvement and flood alleviation, weaved together through an overarching landscape strategy.

    Along with the flood mitigation works, a series of environmental improvements are proposed across Peckham Rye Park and Common, particularly focused on the currently degraded and under-utilised areas within the northern sections of the Common. These include:

    Improvement of the currently derelict historic ‘Donkey Ride’ area along East Dulwich Road, seeking to reclaim this part of the Common and create a positive space for community members to congregate. Proposals include new surfacing, grassed areas, planted landscape, informal seating, bug hotel, and possibly a short cycle lane to enhance the safety of cyclists.

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  • St. Thomas Street, London Bridge reopening one-way access only

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says:

    What we plan to do
    Since the street was closed there has been more emphasis on the environment and reducing pollution, creating healthier places. So we are proposing to reopen the street one-way – westbound – for access only. Access only includes private vehicles, deliveries to the premises along the street, taxis picking-up and dropping-off at The Shard (note that the station taxi drop-off and pick-up is on London Bridge St by the News building) and residents. This will keep traffic to a minimum and make the place better for people walking and people cycling.

    For people walking
    Relocate the crossing and create a coloured, raised imprint area of road surface between Weston Street and The Shard indicating to drivers and people cycling that people walking are likely to be crossing making it easier and safer for people approaching the relocated crossing
    Introduce a 10mph speed limit. By making the street 10mph we will make it safer for people walking and people cycling and improve the local environment as traffic slows, reducing noise and air pollution

    For people cycling
    Cycling would be permitted along the full length of the street with the direction of traffic

    For people using buses or coaches
    The one way nature of the street allows for the reintroducton of coaches and buses, without congestion

    For people using taxis
    • We will provide for taxis to pick-up and drop-off visitors to The Shard

    The main changes people will notice apart from the reopening and resurfacing by Network Rail will be new signs (No motor vehicles except for access) and lines marked on the street (indicating taxi ranks etc). We are keeping the works to a minimum as plans develop to meet the local aspirations for the street which will avoid any disruptive and unnecessary works.

    As a result of these proposals general traffic will no longer be able to drive onto St Thomas St eastbound from Borough High Street. Since the closure this has mainly been taxis, private hire and deliveries but there is often congestion and risks from turning vehicles. By making it one-way we can remove the delays and hold-ups caused by turning vehicles, the extra pollution they cause, and reduce the risk of vehicles colliding with people walking and cycling.

    Private vehicles, taxis, private hire, delivery and servicing vehicles, people cycling and disabled blue badge holders will be able to access St Thomas St westbound from its junction with Crucifix Lane and Bermondsey St. to access The Shard and other businesses along St Thomas St.

    Our plans form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets - a long-term vision to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. By providing more high quality spaces we can encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport, whilst keeping other traffic moving. These improvements will contribute to Healthy Streets by:

    Encouraging more people to walk and, with the next phase that this is facilitating, to cycle
    Improving the public realm and contributing to the wider regeneration of the area
    We will monitor the impacts of the one-way access-only arrangements and will continue to work with Southwark Council and the local community to meet the aspirations for St. Thomas St.

    We will aim to complete the new traffic management scheme by May 2018.

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  • Dulwich Wood Park Speed Reduction

    Created by Gipsy Hill // 1 thread

    Rushed consultion to on A2199 (SRN) Dulwich Wood Park serving two bus routes and LCN23 (connects with Quietway 7).

    Main Issue: the Dual Carriage is not being removed. The downhill "Speed reduction" measure is to reduce downhill part of the Dual Carriage to 3.2m working for a long section. Cyclists are expected to take the primary position on this steep downhill (10% hill at top) mixed with heavy traffic, and somehow slow all traffic behind them to then navigate the ~120 degree left turn into Farquhar Road. The road has severe AM peak time traffic. Cyclists are expected to weave around traffic in this long 3.2m downhill section.

    Consultation is sham and is considered unfair . The feedback form does not allow uses to clearly "support" or "object" to all, or each of the planned interventions. So is more like a statuary consultation than a fair assessment of options.

    There is major resurfacing due in a few months at his location, and the changes and detailed designs are being rushed to meet this deadline.

    Please list your concerns below

    Consultation Hub:
    https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/environment-leisure/dulwich-wood-park-speed-reduction/

    A (Proposed raised zebra) - crossing Raising the existing crossing near St Margaret Clitherow Church and converting this to a zebra crossing.

    B (Existing island to be widened) - Widening the existing crossing point between Wickes Oake and Lymer Ave

    C (Provide 2.0m stepped) cycle track) - Segregating the existing cycle lane on the northern side of the junction with Farquhar Road, narrow the road and provide additional cycle lanes on the southern side.

    D (Existing island to be reconstructed to accommodate 3.2m lane width) - Raising an existing crossing point and removing one existing crossing point, between Farquhar Road and Wickes Oake.
    D (Proposed raised junction treatment) - Raising the junction at junction with Farquhar Road.
    D (Proposed raised table) - Providing a raised table near the junction with Baird

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  • Quietway 83 (Bermondsey to Catford) Section 1

    Created by Luce // 1 thread

    First section of this QW to be consulted on, which will, in the main, mirror LCN22. One of the main reasons for this alignment is to encourage cyclists away from the Canal Path, which is at saturation at peak times, with no safe (24/7) alternative.

    Southwark's account of the changes:

    'This Quietway is planned to run from Bermondsey down to Peckham Road, running along Glengall Road, Trafalgar Avenue and Sumner Road. We hope it will provide a safe alternative cycling route to the Surrey Canal Path, as we know this can sometimes become crowded with pedestrians and cyclists.

    Changes along the proposed new Quietway include:

    widening the east-west section of the Surrey Linear Canal Path into a shared path
    installing a new two-way cycle path along Trafalgar Avenue
    changes to the junction of Sumner Road and Commercial Way
    new pedestrian and cycle crossings
    new raised tables and raised junctions
    improving or replacing many of the existing speed humps
    double yellow lines at some junctions to improve visibility and pedestrian accessibility.'

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  • Cycle Superhighway Route 4 from Tower Bridge to Greenwich

    Created by Fran Graham // 3 threads

    TfL say:

    We want your views on proposals to transform roads in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford and Greenwich to make cycling and walking easier, safer and more appealing.

    Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4) would provide a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, along with new pedestrian crossings, improved public spaces and a host of other improvements aimed at creating a more attractive environment for all users and accommodating the area’s future growth. This consultation does not include proposals for Lower Road, which will be consulted on at a later date (find out more).

    CS4 would form part of London’s expanding network of Cycle Superhighways, an important part of the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets Approach, which aim to encourage walking, cycling and public transport, making London greener, healthier and more pleasant.

    Summary of proposed changes

    Our proposals for CS4 include:

    Two-way segregated cycle track on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road, providing a dedicated space for people who want to cycle
    Five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and upgrades to over 20 existing pedestrian crossings, making it easier and safer to cross the road
    Building on the recent short-term improvements at Rotherhithe Roundabout by redesigning the roundabout to improve safety as part of our Safer Junctions programme.
    Installing a new eastbound bus gate on the Jamaica Road approach to Rotherhithe Roundabout, giving buses priority at the roundabout and improving bus access to Lower Road
    New and improved public spaces at Deptford High Street and Rotherhithe Roundabout, including new paving and trees
    New traffic restrictions, including banned turns on some side roads along Jamaica Road and at Deptford High Street
    Changes to some bus stop layouts and locations, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists (find out more about bus stop bypasses)

    Why are we proposing CS4?

    Around 3,500 trips are already being made daily by people cycling along the A200. In addition, this route has some of the highest numbers of pedestrian numbers in London. CS4 is designed to help us meet the target set out in the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy of changing the way people choose to travel so that, by 2041, 80 per cent of all trips in London are made by walking, cycling or public transport, up from 64 per cent today.

    Improving safety

    Safety is one of the main barriers to cycling in London. Between September 2013 and August 2016, there were 93 recorded collisions involving cyclists and 49 recorded collisions involving pedestrians along this section of the A200. Our research shows that, were the route safer, more journeys could be made on foot or by cycle.

    CS4 would separate cyclists from motor traffic by providing kerbed cycle tracks along its length. At major junctions, cycles would be separated from motor traffic using cycling-specific traffic light phases to reduce the risk of collisions. Our proposals also include major safety improvements at Rotherhithe Roundabout, which was identified as a priority for changes as part of our Safer Junctions programme.

    Encouraging active travel in south-east London

    Cycling is now a major mode of transport in London. There are more than 670,000 cycle trips a day in the capital, an increase of over 130 per cent since 2000. The introduction of the East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways has seen a significant increase in cycling as a mode of transport along those routes.

    An emerging network of Cycle Superhighways exists in north, south and east London, but none yet in south-east London. Our proposals would bring a high-quality cycle facility to south-east London, encouraging more people to start cycling. Our analysis shows that sections of Tooley Street and Jamaica Road are among the top one per cent of areas for cycle demand in London, while the entire CS4 route is in the top five per cent.

    Improving facilities for cycling and walking along the proposed CS4 route would not only benefit those who currently walk and cycle, but could also have a positive effect on public health by increasing the levels of physical activity in the area. Our research shows that sections of the proposed route are in the top one per cent of London’s road network for its potential to switch from vehicles to cycling as a means of transport. The majority of the route is in the top five per cent. There is also great potential to encourage people to switch from making short vehicle trips to walking.

    These proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets. This is a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. Currently, only 34% of Londoners take 20 minutes of physical activity on any given day. The new cycle facilities and pedestrian improvements are designed to help encourage more people to use active and sustainable modes of transport.

    Improving places

    Our proposals would help connect Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford and Greenwich, linking important amenities and facilities, making them more pleasant places to live, work, shop and spend time. We would install new seating areas and cycle parking to provide space for people to rest and spend time in these town centres, along with other improvements such as new plants and trees. Our proposals aim to create more welcoming and inclusive streets for individuals and communities to enjoy.

    Joined-up improvements to accommodate growth

    London is growing and changing, with the city's population forecast to rise from 9 million people today to 10.5 million in 2041. We must find new ways to plan London's growth, including proposals like CS4 to encourage healthy and sustainable transport. CS4 is part of a package of planned and proposed improvements aimed at helping this part of south-east London accommodate expected growth, including the regeneration of Canada Water, recent improvements made to ease congestion at Rotherhithe Roundabout, and the proposed Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf river crossing.

    Where would CS4 go?

    The proposed route would run along Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road, linking Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford and Greenwich.

    Lower Road

    This consultation does not include proposals for Lower Road, which will be consulted on at a later date. Lower Road is adjacent to Canada Water, an area that will see major regeneration and development in the next few years. To understand how these developments and future transport schemes would affect the existing road network, we have jointly commissioned a Strategic Transport Study with the London Borough of Southwark. When completed, this study will inform the design for Lower Road, ensuring that it meets the future needs of the community.

    What is proposed for CS4?

    Improvements for cycling

    New two-way segregated cycle track on the north side of Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road replaces some bus and general traffic lanes
    Cycle track switches to the south side at the junction with Southwark Park Road to bypass Rotherhithe Roundabout
    Proposals for the Lower Road section to be consulted on at a later date
    Cyclists bypass traffic light controlled junctions at Abbey Street and Deptford Church Street
    Cyclists are separately controlled by signals at all other junctions
    Connection to proposed cycling Quietway 14 at Tanner Street (find out more about Tanner Street)
    Road design and layout

    Some general traffic lane replaced by new two-way segregated cycle track Redesigned and improved geometry of Rotherhithe Roundabout to encourage better lane discipline and assist all through movements
    Left turn lane on Jamaica Road extended to reduce queueing time for buses and local traffic trying to access Brunel Road
    Removal of some central reservation on Jamaica Road to accommodate new cycling facilities
    Mini-roundabout replaces signalised junction at Oxestalls Road
    Removal of centre line markings on some sections of Evelyn Street to improve road safety
    Making Shad Thames one-way northbound to improve the performance of the junction and reduce pedestrian wait times
    Banning the left turn from Jamaica Road into Bevington Street to provide a continuous eastbound bus lane and improve bus journeys
    Making Cathy Street one-way northbound to remove through-traffic from residential roads, while allowing a new right turn into Cathay Street from Jamaica Road to improve local access
    Making Marigold Street exit-only on to Jamaica Road to improve safety for all road users
    Banning the right turn into Evelyn Street from Watergate Street and Deptford High Street, and banning the right turn into Deptford High Street from Evelyn Street
    Change to buses

    Some bus lane replaced by new two-way segregated cycle track on Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road
    New eastbound bus gate on the Jamaica Road approach to Rotherhithe Roundabout to prioritise bus access to Lower Road
    Changes to bus stop locations along Evelyn Street
    Changes to some bus stop layouts, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists (find out more about bus stop bypasses)
    Improvements for walking

    Five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings, including three along Jamaica Road
    Upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings including simpler 8-metre wide crossing outside Bermondsey Station
    6-metre wide toucan crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists) outside Deptford Park Primary school
    6-metre wide pedestrian crossing on desire line opposite Deptford High Street
    Pedestrian crossing on the eastern arm of the Norway Street / Creek Road junction moved to the western arm and widened to 6 metres.
    Pedestrian crossing time saving of over 1 minute expected outside Bermondsey Station and at the Jamaica Road junction with Tanner Street

    Predicted impacts of our proposals

    We are proposing major changes to the road layout to make cycling and walking easier, safer and more appealing. We have considered all road users throughout the design process so as not to have a disproportionate impact on any one group. This section summarises the impacts we predict our proposals to have on different road users.

    General traffic and bus journey times
    The reallocation of road space is expected to change some journey times and traffic movements. We have carried out traffic modelling to predict how the proposals might affect journey times and traffic movement through the area affected by the scheme. A summary of this analysis is available below:

    We would actively monitor and manage traffic conditions following delivery of the scheme. We are investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time, and we are working to improve road user information so people can make informed journey choices before they travel.

    Parking and loading
    Our proposals for CS4 include changes to the layouts of some of the parking and loading bays along the route. Double yellow lines (no parking at any time) would also replace single yellow lines along some sections of Evelyn Street and Creek Road.

    During the consultation period, we will contact premises we think could be affected by these changes. If you think the proposals could affect you or your business, please contact us to let us know (contact details are at the bottom of this page). We encourage you to discuss these proposals with your suppliers.

    Environment
    Our proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:

    Reducing the dominance of motor traffic, allowing people to better enjoy the area
    Improving pedestrian crossings and cycle facilities, to encourage more people to walk and cycle through the area
    Protecting bus journey times to safeguard public transport as a mode of choice
    Although not a traffic-generating scheme, our proposals would change how traffic moves around the area, which may result in some associated and localised changes in air quality and noise levels. Environmental surveys and modelling would take place as part of our ongoing evaluation of these proposals.

    Air pollution is one of the most significant challenges facing London, affecting the health of all Londoners. As part of the plans for new measures to tackle London’s current poor air quality, we are consulting on proposals to bring forward the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

    A number of other schemes to improve London’s air quality are planned, including taking steps to reduce air pollution from our bus fleet, reducing emissions from taxis and private hire vehicles, setting up five Low Emission Neighbourhoods, and expanding the electric vehicle charging network and making it simpler to use.

    We are investing to make London’s streets healthy, safe and attractive places to walk and cycle. Enabling more journeys to be made on foot or by bike can help reduce private vehicle use and associated emissions. Read more about how we are creating Healthy Streets

    Equalities

    How we fulfil our obligations under the Equality Act 2010
    We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set out in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. As part of our decision-making process on the proposals for Cycle Superhighways, we have had due regard to any impacts on those with protected characteristics and the need to ensure that their interests are taken into account.

    In considering the design of our streets, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process. On significant infrastructure projects, such as Cycle Superhighways, we:

    Complete Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs) at the outset of the project, to review potential impacts on equality target groups, including disabled people
    Carry out public consultations, including targeted engagement with specific users such as (among many others): Royal National Institute of Blind People, Guide Dogs, Age UK, Transport for All, and National Autistic Society
    Ensure we comply with established guidance – such as the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges – which includes detailed requirements for disabled people
    The EQIA completed for CS4 shows positive impacts for black and ethnic minority groups, females, disabled cyclists, and cyclists under 25 and over 65 years of age. Positive impacts have also been identified for disabled pedestrians, as the scheme involves a number of improvements to pedestrian facilities, including wider footways and new and improved crossings. Some negative impacts have been identified where footways are cut back or shared-use footway is introduced. However, the minimum 2-metre standard for footway widths has been maintained to allow two wheelchair users to pass safely. Kerb-protected cycle facilities, which lead to positive impacts for people with protected characteristics when they are cycling, work most effectively when they feature bus stop bypasses. Bus stop bypasses and their impacts are described below.

    Bus stop bypasses
    At bus stop bypasses, the cycle track continues behind the bus stop at carriageway level, providing continuous segregation from motor traffic for people cycling. Bus passengers access a waiting area by crossing the cycle track using a raised, marked crossing point. The waiting area would be at least 2.5 metres wide. Pedestrians would cross the cycle track at raised, marked crossing points to continue their journey.

    Our research has found that bus stop bypasses are safe for all road users, including bus passengers. Routing cycle traffic away from the road is an effective way to create safe, attractive cycling facilities along bus routes. The risk of conflict between cycles and pedestrians has been found to be very low, while providing a dedicated crossing point for bus passengers and design features that encourage slower cycling help to make the bus stop area more comfortable for everyone to use.

    Bus stop bypasses are used across Europe and there are a number of examples in operation or planned across the UK, including in Brighton, Cambridge and Manchester, as well as in London. We introduced some bus stop bypasses on the Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) extension between Bow and Stratford in Autumn 2013 and across other Cycle Superhighways in 2015-16.

    We are continuing to engage with accessibility and cycling groups and carry out additional research into the type and layout of pedestrian crossings at bus stop bypasses. We have a dedicated working group overseeing on-street trialling of the use of zebra crossings over cycle tracks at bus stop bypasses. This group includes representatives from Transport for All, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Guide Dogs, Age UK London, London TravelWatch, Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, Living Streets, the London Cycling Campaign and Cycling UK. We will incorporate findings of these further investigations, including the outcomes of discussions about the trial with the working group, into final proposals for CS4.

    Find out more about bus stop bypasses

    Tactile paving
    We would use tactile paving on all crossings and traffic islands throughout CS4. Along the route, tactile paving would be designed according to Department for Transport guidance. Local standards would apply in the London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

    Accessibility for cyclists with disabilities
    CS4 would be suitable for use by disabled cyclists using adapted cycles, such as hand cycles and tricycles. The designs adhere to the principles for inclusive cycling set out in our London Cycling Design Standards. Cycle tracks on CS4 would be as wide as possible and a smooth riding surface would be provided, with the entire cycle route to be resurfaced.

    Next steps

    We will analyse and consider all of the responses received to the consultation, and expect to publish our response early in 2018.

    For the Lower Road section, we have jointly commissioned a Strategic Transport Study with the London Borough of Southwark to understand how developments and future transport schemes would affect the existing road network. When completed, this study will inform the design for Lower Road, ensuring that it meets the future needs of the community. Consultation on proposals for Lower Road will take place at a later date

    Subject to the outcome of consultation and agreeing proposals with partner boroughs, we would aim to commence construction on CS4 in late 2018. We would plan construction carefully to minimise disruption to those who live, work and travel through the areas.

    As part of this planning, we would coordinate closely with other construction works in the area, and consider alternative ways of working including advance works, weekends and evenings. We would also carry out an extensive communications and engagement campaign to ensure residents, businesses and others travelling through the works areas have the information they need to plan ahead and adapt their travel arrangements where necessary, reducing any impact on their journeys during the construction period.

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  • Quietway7 Update – What’s Next?

    Created by Gipsy Hill // 2 threads

    Introduction:
    Quietway7 links a cycle route from Elephant & Castle (E&C) with Crystal Palace, and was routed by TfL to be via Dulwich Village, West Norwood (Thurlow Park Road), Gipsy Hill and then Crystal Palace (via Farquhar Road).

    The route from E&C southbound is in Southwark (to Dulwich) then is in Lambeth (Turney Road, Rosendale Road/Thurlow Park Road, Hamilton Road, to Gipsy Hill), then goes back into Southwark (from Gipsy Hill to Crystal Palace). Southwark had their part of the quietway consultation approved.

    Lambeth delayed their decision to June 2017, and was then subsequently “called in” as there was widespread concerns from both the local community and cycling groups for parts of the route. Cycling groups unanimously objected to the proposed design along Gipsy Hill by: Southwark Cyclists, Lambeth Cyclists and Wheels for Wellbeing. 70% of respondents objected to the the design on Gipsy Hill. Gipsy Hill is a busy Local Distributor Road and bus route. Gipsy Hill has “insufficient road width” for a segregated track. The original proposed design meant motor vehicles “will encroach on the advisory cycle lane” to allow oncoming motor vehicles to pass.

    Gipsy Hill Options:
    There are alterative options to avoid Gipsy Hill. Southwark Cyclists have supported the design option to follow LCN23 downhill all the way along Dulwich Wood Avenue and then using the other side of Long Meadow (so not using Gipsy Hill), with a new track behind the bus stop.

    See navy dashed line on sketch attached (mauve was the proposed Q7 design, red is LCN23)

    This design is quieter and safer than using Gipsy Hill, and avoids the proposed dangerous junction Gipsy Hill/ Dulwich Wood Avenue, near the rail station. This integrated design also allows greatest cycle access to local amenities, schools, shops, and parks in Dulwich, West Dulwich and West Norwood. There is interest and outline support from Southwark to explore this option.

    Next Steps:
    Lambeth are now actively progressing engagement and revised designs for their part of the route, with a new consultation process due in September. There is potential for an improved option at Gipsy Hill, but this is likely to need new additional funding from TfL.

    Suggested, to let local Gipsy Hill Ward Cllrs (Lambeth) and College Ward Cllrs (Southwark) and local cycling groups know your views.

    Background:

    Lambeth proposal that was called-in, see reports:
    - Quietway 7 - Elephand Castle to Crystal Palace - Decision Report – 12 June 2017
    - Appendix B - Quietway 7 - details designs (Gipsy Hill pages: 23, 46-49)
    http://www.cpneighbours.org/gipsyhillquietway/

    Thurlow Park Ward Cllr updates:
    http://thurlowparklabour.org/post/162548844962/quietways-engagement-next-steps

    TfL Quietway 7 Programme (Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace) - Proposed changes in Lambeth - West Dulwich area
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/lambeth-q7-wd/

    LCN23 Map:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2707#map=17/51.42643/-0.08336

    What are Quietway?
    London Cycling Design Standards, Chapter 1 (page 15):
    Quietways “..are aimed at new cyclists who want a safe, unthreatening experience.” The key principles for Quietways include:
    o Routes should be on the quietest available roads consistent with directness;
    o Routes should be as straight and direct as possible;
    o where they have to join busier roads, or pass through busy, complicated junctions, segregation must be provided;
    http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lcds-chapter1-designrequirements.pdf

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  • Camberwell Green junction

    Created by Elizabeth E. // 1 thread

    TfL are making changes to junction because of safety issues.

    For Cyclists:

    Two-stage right turns at the junction in the west to south and east to north directions
    An early release at the traffic lights on all four arms of the junction
    Deeper Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs)
    Mandatory cycle lane on Camberwell Church Street westbound approach to operate at all times
    St Giles bus stop moved further west from the Vicarage Grove junction to improve safety of left turning cyclists on the LCN 23 cycle route
    Resurfacing throughout the junction.
    Retention of the 20mph speed limit at the junction and on all the approaches.

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